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 By Chris Wright

BBC Sport commentator turns Hull City match preview into work of art

How to make sure people read your Hull preview...

Faced with the prospect of hammering out a match preview for Saturday afternoon's fairly nondescript Premier League fixture between Hull and Swansea City, BBC commentator Alistair Mann decided to jazz things up a bit.

Mann cobbled together a wonderfully impressive 30-line poem to set the scene for the game at the KC Stadium.

Why, it even rhymes and everything! Here's Mann's masterful work in full:

"Back in April, all was well, the Tigers roar was loud,

The Swans they left defeated, the home fans'...

Swans clash is a cup final for City

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Steve Bruce may be confident his Hull side have enough quality to avoid relegation but that has not stopped him labelling Saturday's clash with Swansea a "cup final".

It is, of course, a familiar cliche for bosses to fall back on when battling the drop but December is an early first outing for the phrase.

It is not hard to see where Bruce's sense of urgency has come from though, with a sequence of one Barclays Premier League victory in the last 14 matches dragging the Tigers to second bottom in the...

 By PA Sport

Ben Arfa set for January move ahead of documentary about French player

Hull City manager Steve Bruce expressed his disappointment after central defender Michael Dawson was ruled out for at least a month with a hamstring injury.

Hatem Ben Arfa is set for a January move after finding himself unwanted at Newcastle and Hull, while in France, a film is being produced about the mercurial winger.

The 27-year-old former Marseille player appears set for a January transfer after Newcastle manager Alan Pardew declared he did not want to take Ben Arfa back from his loan spell at Hull, where boss Steve Bruce has written him out of his plans.

His agent Michel Ouzaine told 20minutes.fr: "There are a lot of clubs interested in him, despite...

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Bruce bemoans Hull injuries

Hull City manager Steve Bruce expressed his disappointment after central defender Michael Dawson was ruled out for at least a month with a hamstring injury.

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Hull move on from failed Ben Arfa experiement

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno, Shaka Hislop and Steve Nicol react to Steve Bruce's comments on how Latin countries applaud diving, sparking a heated debate between Moreno and Nicol.

When Hatem Ben Arfa drove into Hull City's training ground on the final night of the summer transfer window, it was quite the sight to behold. Supporters gathered around the Frenchman's car, chanting and applauding. Ben Arfa, like those all around him, grinned from ear to ear.

Inside the club's gated complex there was back-slapping and satisfaction all round. As well as signing off deals for Abel Hernandez, Mohamed Diame and Gaston Ramirez earlier in a chaotic day, Ben Arfa's late arrival was...