It’s a new era at the MKM Stadium as former Leeds Rhinos, Warrington Wolves and Hull KR boss Tony Smith takes over at Hull FC.
He is joined by some big signings including Leeds duo Liam Sutcliffe and Brad Dwyer, Castleford Tigers star Jake Trueman and Newcastle Knights pair Jake Clifford and Tex Hoy.
But it also seems he has delivered a new attitude to the club.
That’s because Scott Taylor said last week that there was a real positivity as the club started pre-season whilst today speaking on BBC Radio Humberside, Danny Houghton made a big statement around the club.
He said that right now Hull FC aren’t a top four club but with hard work they can be.
“We just weren’t good enough last year as a group. You can say what you need to say, we’ve got to count ourselves accountable,” Houghton said of the Black and Whites.
“We’ve got to leave last year and the year before well in the past.
“We’ve got to stop thinking we are a top four elite club but nothing has suggested that in the last four years we have to bury our heads down, graft hard, work hard and make sure that’s at the forefront at everyone’s minds rather than thinking we’re something we’re not because we’ve finished in the bottom four two of the last three years.
“To get out of that we’ll have to work hard and that’s where we’ll start.”
— BBC Humberside Sport (@HumbersideSport) November 17, 2022