Hull FC lost for the fifth consecutive week today as Tony Smith’s side came unstuck against his former club the Warrington Wolves.
The Black and Whites fell 28-0 down at the break and went on to lose 34-6.
Speaking after on Channel 4, Smith reflected on the defeat:
“Absolutely, they are loyal and they were singing Old Faithful right till the end.
“We have to help ourselves and help them too, help them have something to cheer about and I thought we did a little in the second half but we didn’t earn the right to do that in the first half.”
He also spoke on an improved second half:
“Yeah it was, when you are 28-0 down, you can’t start to do what you planned to do and we have to learn the lessons from that.
“We had a slow start last week and a slow start this week by a long shot and we have to stop doing that.
“In the second half we started to compete against one of the big teams, one of the form teams.
“Winning brings luck your way and we have to make some things happen for ourselves.
“It didn’t break them but the effort was still there in the second half. We got to keep practicing and working hard and execute some of what we are planning to do.
“We have to practice well and then put it into practice in the game rather than waiting for the sting to come out.”