Having been granted the Curse of Arsenal, in honour of their activities in the FA Cup, Hull Spitty began their descent into the depths with a defeat to Wigan. Now they are starting to watch a greater unwind as they struggle to control the results of their wild and crazed allegations against Cesc Fábregas.
The “Horton” character at the centre of the problem has now left the country, although he was at the Wigan game on Sunday. That might not be too odd, but what is funny is that he failed completely to do what the FA demanded following the claims of spitting at boots – that is to submit his “comments”.
This is an important point – the FA didn’t actually ask for any “evidence” (because as we all know, there is no evidence) but they wanted “observations”.
Paul Duffen, following the stance taken in the past by KGB Fulham and Manchester B opened a “dossier” (an A4 ringbinder to you or me) to gather “evidence” (heresay as m’learned friend would call it).
But the assistant manager (“horton”) failed to provide any report, data, evidence, commentary or chit-chat, so the “dossier” remained empty, blank, lacking in paper, and somewhat non-existant. Horton then skipped the country, and is seemingly not available by phone or email.
Always willing to see the other side of the coin, when one side is Arsenal, the FA has now given Hully Spitty another 5 days to come up with the goods.
What is worrying Hull S is that not only will they lose this case, they will also find themselves done for bringing the game into disrepute with an unproved allegation for which there is not a shred of evidence, they could be sued by Cesc for slander, and there is a strong chance that Arsenal might make a complaint against the disappearing Horton to the effect that he repeated swore foul abuse at Fábregas.
In desperation the mysterious and seemingly invisible Horton has gone to the the League Managers Association to get them involved. The LMA seems a bit bemused by that.
Elsewhere allegations that Cesc spat in a Champs League game two years ago, allegations which were spittled around the red tops for a day or two after the Hull S game, have now been put away as the papers admit that the incident did not happen and that photoshop and video editing techniques had been used.
The same is not the case with the wild and inarticulate attack by the Hull S manager on the Lord Wenger over his failure to shake hands after the first Hull S match. Photos from many sources clearly show the two shaking hands as the game ended – and such insane comments make it impossible for any evidence from the Hull Spitty Nutters to be taken with any seriousness.
Oh what fun the Curse of Arsenal can bring.
Coming shortly: Manchester B’s debts being sold off at a discount (honest I didn’t make that up) and a complete run down of every Arsenal player being sold this summer (so you don’t have to read the papers).
(c) Tony “I’ll shake hands with anybody” Attwood 200000000000000000000009
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