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Radford shuns fan negativity

2nd December 2018, 15:08 by Daniel McCarthy

Hull FC coach Lee Radford has hit out at a small number of negative supporters after their fan membership topped 7000 this week.

FC had a very disappointing campaign in 2018 as they ended up finishing bottom of the Super 8s after a season blighted with injury problems.

This came after finishing third in the 2017 campaign as well as also winning the Challenge Cup for the second time in as many years.

The team attracted criticism from figures within the sport suggesting Radford’s time at the club should come to an end.

However, the boss had some defiant words to say after the club’s membership swelled to over 7000, and says it is always a small minority that criticise.

“Our members have gone above and beyond again and it doesn’t surprise me at all. To have sold more than this time last year is just outstanding,” Radford explained in a club statement.

“Whilst it seems a small minority of people including some in the media are unable to peddle anything other than negativity, we know with news like this that our most loyal and knowledgeable supporters are right behind us.

“The boys will feed off that as we head into next year. We have some tough months ahead through pre-season, but I’ve been really impressed with how they’re going so far.”

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Daniel McCarthy is a reporter who is very knowledgeable about football at all levels, and a keen Leeds United fan. He also follows darts, snooker, motorsport, and rugby league.

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