Hull vs Man Utd: Team News
- Best (dec'd)
Meanwhile the Tigers take advantage of a little known loophole in Premier League regulations and give debuts to several players signed recently under the "Five day Loan" rule:
- Van der Sar
This week's Newcastle United manager, Alan Shearer, whose team face Aston Villa, was said to be "greatly relieved" by Sir Alex Ferguson's team selection.
"Why aye, it's a canny team, man, " said the balding supremo. "and we all want to see a British team do well against them Europeans like, man, so why not give the squad a friendly run out to warm up? After all it's the taking part that matters. not the winning."
I asked him if he was worried about facing relegation to the Coco-Pops Fun League should they fail to better Hull's result. Unfortunately at this point Mr Shearer became unwell after checking his calculator and asked to be excused.
I also sought the comments of Hull's captain Ian Ashbee, who requested another Pina Colada be sent out to the pool.
Spraying the Rays' prediction:
Hull City 0: Man Utd 4 (George Best hat trick)
Aston Villa 1: Newcastle United 1 (Barton equalises with a disputed penalty in the 17th minute of added time)
Next week: Cricket: what's all that about then?