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The PA Sporting Week: Who’s hot and who’s not?

James Clancy gives us this week’s heroes and zeros from the world of sport.


Tom Huddlestone:   The Hull midfielder had refused to cut his hair until he broke his two-year goal drought.

On Saturday afternoon, he did just that with a strike for Hull City against Fulham at the KC Stadium. It was the first time he scored since April 2011 in a north London derby.

 Brett Lee: The former Aussie paceman peppered Piers Morgan with a bodyline over — fitting reward for another year of incessant bull as Morgan was left with several bumps and bruises having faced deliveries of over 100km/ph.

Jamie Heaslip:  The Leinster number 8 appears to be very much in demand as he is currently in “advanced talks” with Top 14 side and reigning Heineken Cup champions Toulon. Watch this space to see will more Irish follow Heaslip and his fellow Irish team-mate Jonny Sexton overseas.


Brendan Rodgers:   The Liverpool manager made a bizarre complaint that the referee of his side’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester City, (Lee Mason) should not have refereed the game as he hailed from the Greater Manchester area. Rodgers backtracked the next day saying that his words weren’t meant as a slight on Mason’s integrity.

Fulham Football Club:   Conceded the second most goals ever (six) in the second half of a Premier League match, while failing to score against Hull City on Saturday.

Nicolas Anelka:   “Le Sulk” appears to be in hot water once again having celebrated a goal he scored for West Brom against West Ham by performing the ‘quenelle’ salute, made famous by French comedian Dieudonne and having strong links to anti-Semitism in his homeland.

Pundit Arena, James Clancy.

Author: The PA Team

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