FA Cup: Arsenal vs. Hull
FA Cup: Arsenal vs. Hull
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.
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?
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:
(h/t Hull Daily Mail)
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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.
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball)
We wonder how long someone from Hull’s staff has been carrying around a pair of scissors, just in case.
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.
Add in Hull’s promotion to the Premier League, and we’re certain that all of Yorkshire will be partying tonight.