Curtis Davies takes the piss out of Hull's threadbare squad
Hull City are in trouble. That much is patently obvious.
The Play-Off winners have lost the man who helped them return to the league in Mohamed Diamé, they've lost the manager in charge for that victory in Steve Bruce, and they've even lost high-profile sponsors Flamingo Land.
The Tigers are odds-on to go down with every single bookmaker, and one fan has provided a 16-point guide to just how royally fucked they are.
But what of the players? You know, the ones who will have to line-up for the opening-day clash with champions Leicester City.
It seems they're taking things in their stride. Well, Curtis Davies is, at least, and seeing as he comprises 11% of the squad it feels like that's a fair representation.
That's nine players. Nine. A number so small that newspapers spell it out as a word.
You've got a solid four-man midfield of Rob Snodgrass, Jake Livermore, Tom Huddlestone and David Meyler, but we're not sure how impressive that quartet would be without a goalkeeper 50 yards or so behind them.
Hull fans have been through a lot, and it seems they've already decided the only option is to laugh at themselves.
They might have preferred being able to wait until at least September for this kind of gallows humour, though.
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