As well as the Robins getting hammered 50-0 in the Challenge Cup final in August, Dixon himself endured an error-strewn display, which seemed to get worse the more he tried to improve.
Visibly shaken after the game, he recovered to produce some fine displays in the Qualifiers section of the Super 8s.
“There’s been times when I’ve felt down and wanted to go home, but this is where I work and I have to remember that,” Dixon told the Hull Daily Mail.
“Wembley wasn’t the best day at the office. It was pretty tough to get around all of the criticism that I got after the game and something that I kind of knew I had to keep my head up about.
“It’s my job to go out the next week and try to put in an improved performance, prove everybody wrong and try to pick myself back up. I think I managed to do that and finish the season really strongly.
“The Cup final was the biggest step of my career so far and the performance wasn’t up to standard. That will obviously live with me.
“I don’t know how long it will be, but hopefully we can get there again and wipe those thoughts away.”