In 2020, Luke Gale fulfilled a childhood dream when he lifted the Challenge Cup as captain of boyhood club Leeds. But, less than two years on, he has officially signed for Brett Hodgson’s Hull FC much to the surprise of social media, but just how did Hull and Leeds fans react to the news.
Some Hull supporters believed it was an absolutely great signing so long as they can bring the best out of Gale and Jake Connor as partnership.
It could be a deadly partnership but like you said getting him on the pitch is the trouble.
Am looking forward to seeing all the, ‘Iam not renewing my pass’ comments coming from the same fans that blame the ref when we lose by 50 points.
— Dean (@DeanGwatkin) November 5, 2021
However, plenty of fans worried about his fitness.
When was he last fit was when he played for cas
— Martyn lister (@aspaldrinking) November 5, 2021
One fan was so displeased that he was prepared to follow Marc Sneyd to Salford.
I'm converting to Salford
— Adam Crawforth (@Acrawforth) November 5, 2021
Others urged their fellow supporters to not write off the former Man of Steel.
Don’t write him off before he’s even started, will bring some organisation and attack to our team
— Kieran Hull Fc⚫️⚪️⚫️⚪️ (@Kieran97800163) November 5, 2021
Need to back him but more importantly back Hodgson and give him time to put his own team together ⚫️⚪️
— Kristian Lowe (@kris_hullfc) November 5, 2021
On the other side, Leeds fans were keen to recognise his importance in the Challenge Cup success last year.
Guided us round the pitch to ensure we won the Challenge Cup. Strange few seasons at Leeds and despite his injury problems, done a job more often than not for us. https://t.co/8ITa5bpv7W
— SteadyJDS (@Steady2192) November 5, 2021
However, some were quick to move on.
And with that news.
I have unfollowed Luke Gale. 😅😁
— Lot 17a (@Lot_17a) November 5, 2021
Whilst, plenty of supporters were simply shocked.
I honestly am just shocked, yes people expected it to happen, but im just shocked with it.
— LR-RLFC Fans 🏆 💙💛 (@RhinosFaithful) November 5, 2021
But the majority wanted to wish their former captain well.
All the best Galey. You came home and captained your hometown club to victory in the most prestigious cup competition in RL in 2020.
Thank you 👍
— Steven Hodgson 💙💛 (@86Hodgson) November 5, 2021
All the best for the future Luke. Thanks for always giving your best for this club and bringing that cup home in 2020.
— Bradley Asquith (@BradAsquith7) November 5, 2021
All the best Galey
Your efforts and influence in the Blue and Amber have definitely helped to turn the club around as we were in a very bad place when you joined the club
— 🦈 Sharkey 🦈 (@sh4rkster) November 5, 2021