15
May

Arsenal sure seems confident they’ve already won the FA Cup

Sports teams jumping the gun on proclaiming themselves winners certainly isn’t something new, (Yes, we’re looking at you, Matt Hasselbeck), but Arsenal has taken it a step further.

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Yep, that’s a bus the Gunners have lined up for a victory parade, complete with a “The FA Cup Winners 2014” decal, despite having not yet played Hull City in the final.

How do we know they’re planning a parade?

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(via @GaryLDN)

Oh, boy. Arsenal certainly made the transition from confident to cocky with these minor hiccups. Surely all Hull manager Steve Bruce needs to do is pop these images up in the dressing room and his boys will be amped.

Who knows? Maybe the Bruce and the Tigers could even pull off the unthinkable upset, ala Truman over Dewey:

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(h/t Hull Daily Mail)

14
May

Summing up the Premier League in one tidy little flowchart

Wondering where it all went wrong (unless you’re a Man City fan) for your Premier League team? Was it “lots of own goals and red cards” that did your team in? Maybe it was spending “£27.5 on a giraffe in a wig” that was the final nail in the coffin?

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The fine folks at Project Babb have put together a convenient little flowchart to help answer these questions and make sense of one of the craziest EPL seasons of recent memory.

Enjoy!

(h/t Project Babb)

9
Mar

David Meyler celebrates goal with brilliant head-butt

What makes for a great goal celebration?

Energy, flair, attitude and acrobatics all come to mind, but it’s timeliness that might make the best ingredient of all.

Saturday, we witnessed Samuel Eto’o celebrate a Chelsea goal by using the corner flag as a cane, poking fun at himself after his true age has been publicly questioned. On Sunday, Hull City’s David Meyler utilized current events to his advantage, as well.

After giving Hull a 2-0 advantage over Sunderland in the FA Cup quarterfinals, Meyler ran over to the corner flag and gave it a solid, playful head-butt, only a week after Newcastle manager Alan Pardew controversially head-butted Meyler in a sideline altercation. Genius!

2
Jan

Huddlefro raises more than $70,000 for cancer research

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This is what two and a half years of hair growth looks like.

Hull City’s Tom Huddlestone got his first hair cut since April 2011 after he broke his scoring drought on Boxing Day against Fulham.

The infamous “Huddlefro” helped raise more than $70,000 for Cancer Research UK. Well done, Tom. We’re diggin’ the Huddlehawk.

28
Dec

Tom Huddlestone ends 2-1/2 year goal drought, can finally cut his hair

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To the delight of everyone at Hull City, Tom Huddlestone can finally head to the barber.

Huddlestone, who last season vowed not to cut his hair until he ended a goal-scoring drought that dated back to April 2011, netted the fourth goal in Hull’s blowout 6-0 victory over Fulham. And to celebrate, a member of Hull’s coaching staff even brought out the scissors and chopped off some of Huddlestone’s glorious mane.

We wonder how long someone from Hull’s staff has been carrying around a pair of scissors, just in case.

4
May

It’s been a fantastic day for clubs in Yorkshire

On the final day of the Championship season, local Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town and Barnsley were both desperately trying to avoid relegation to League One.

Tension rose when Huddersfield scored the equalizer in the 82nd minute, Barnsley was doomed unless they could score again. But it wasn’t over yet.

Crystal Palace scored a late winner against Peterborough. That result meant that all the two Yorkshire clubs had to do was keep the score at 2-2 and both would live to play another season in the Championship.

Word of Palace’s win spread through the stadium, and the fans started chanting “Yorkshire! Yorkshire!”

The players quickly figured out what was happening.

Without hesitation, both sides appeared to agree to just hang out on the pitch until the game ended. Barnsley goalkeeper casually dribbled the ball around his box while the rest of the players stood at midfield, anxiously waiting the whistle.

When it finally blew, the stadium erupted in joyous celebrations.

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Add in Hull’s promotion to the Premier League, and we’re certain that all of Yorkshire will be partying tonight.