Jekyll and Hyde, the sublime to the ridiculous, here’s Hull FC’s 2019 season in numbers.
2 – Hull FC were the first Super League team to win in Golden Point, managing two victories in the extra time period. Marc Sneyd’s boot was to thank for drop-goals at Wigan then Catalans. Limbs.
6 – The amount of times Hull conceded over 40 points. Three at home, (12-63 Warrington, 12-40 to St Helens and 22-44 to Salford), and three away (62-16 at St Helens, 55-2 at Magic to Huddersfield. and 44-12 at Castleford. That has to change next year.
9 – The amount of home defeats Hull FC suffered, managing just five wins from the fourteen Super League games. Even with two home Cup wins added, that’s not good enough.
10 – Ten of Hull FC’s fifteen Super League wins came on the road. Away form was generally good and a real highlight of the year.
11 – Hull FC received eleven yellow cards. Contrary to scapegoating they weren’t all for Jake Connor either. Only Warrington had more.
12 – Hull FC finally won at Headingley for the first time in 12 years, completing the double over L**ds. Last time that happened, Gareth Ellis had a full head of hair and was playing for the latter.
14 – The amount of Super League defeats Hull FC suffered in 2019. Sigh.
15 – The amount of Super League wins Hull FC managed in 2019. See, it wasn’t all bad.
21 – Marc Sneyd’s form may have dropped at the worst possible time, but he still made 21 try assists in Super League. Only Jackson Hastings, Lachlan Coote and Theo Fages made more.
31 – Marc Sneyd made 31 appearances, missing just the one game. He was the only player to top 30 for Hull FC this year.
34 – Hull FC used 34 different players in 2019. Talk about disruption.
56 – On Good Friday Hull FC put a Derby record number of points on the old enemy, beating them 56-12. City is ours.
121 – Hull FC scored 121 tries this year, 107 in Super League and 14 in the Challenge Cup. Some of them were absolutely sublime. Ratu Naulago got the most with 15, followed by Albert Kelly with 14 and Bureta Faraimo with 13.
122 – The amount of goals Marc Sneyd kicked this season. He kicked 104 in Super League, the most in the competition, and 18 in the Challenge Cup.
184 – Hull FC received the least amount of penalties in Super League this season.
361 – Tevita Satae made 361 metres in his four games at Hull FC. His average gain was 9.26 per carry, the best by a forward in Black and White. Roll on 2020 with his pal Ligi and co.
738 – The amount of points scored by Hull FC in both competitions, 645 in Super League and 93 in the Challenge Cup.
810 – The amount of points Hull conceded in both competitions, 768 in Super League and 42 in the Challenge Cup.
1059 – Hull missed 1059 tackles in Super League. Defence is all about pride. Hull must be a much better defensive team next year.
1259 – The number of tackles made by hitman Danny Houghton, the most in Super League.
3021 – The amount of metres made this season by triple Player of the Year Josh Griffin, the most of any Hull FC sort. For comparison new signing Josh Jones was the fourth best in Super League with 3383.
6250 – Miles clogged up by Hull FC fans on the road doing all 15 league and 1 cup away games this season (Mileage based on KCOM Stadium to each venue).
33711 – The amount of metres made by the Hull FC team in Super League this season. Only Huddersfield and London made less. Hull actually made less carries than any other side, yet the average gain was 7.14 per carry, the fifth best. Tackle busts were also 1059, the third best. That suggests that when Hull get the ball generally they’ve been okay, it’s retaining the ball that is the problem, with a failure to build pressure and cheap giveaways noticeable throughout the year.