Ahead of tonight’s game as Hull FC and Wigan Warriors collide on Sky Sports, former commentator Stevo has suggested that Hull’s ground is no longer as intimidating as it was in the past.
Stevo has said that in the past it was a difficult place to play but not at the moment.
He said on the Eddie and Stevo podcast:
“I can assure you that they can’t take it too lightly. You’d go to Hull and it’s always been a difficult place to play, until this season.
“They just don’t seem to be clicking.
“Tony Smith is a great, great coach. You’ve only got to look at his record so maybe it’s not just Tony Smith’s fault, maybe it’s a few of the players not putting in or maybe wanting to play as much as they did in the past. That’s only a suggestion.”
Hull have lost comprehensively at home twice this year conceding a combined 100 points against Salford Red Devils and Hull KR.
Why is this?
Well Stevo believes this is because of the uncertainty at the club at present:
“Tony Smith has certainly got the credentials but you’ve got to dig deep into the fact that 19 or 20 players are coming off contract at the end of this year.
“If that’s the case then a lot of the players are thinking about if they’ll get another contract, will they extend for two years, one year or whatever.
“That can run deep amongst the players. I’m not saying that’s the reason why they’ve been poor but that could be one of the reasons, not all of the reasons.”