Mr Hunt of Hull or mr ‘Unt of ‘Ull – for what he’s worth

This day started for me with the Hull Daily Mail writing that Wolves are prepared to bid £3.5m. for Stephen Hunt, but that Hull City was prepared to fight for Hunt staying and that Chairman Pearson wouldn’t take a bid under £7m.

“…the Mail understands it would take an offer almost double the one made so far for chairman Adam Pearson to take the bid seriously.”

Express & Star wrote a couple of hours later that Wolves were hopeful that their second offer – £3 million – for Stephen Hunt would be enough to catch him. In E & S own words and apparently from some secret “source”:

The Tigers are understood to be nearing agreement with Wolves on a £3m deal.

But later in the article with a little twist:

Either way, Wolves are hoping to complete their first piece of transfer business at a maximum of £3.5m for the Republic of Ireland international, even if it takes a few more days.

A couple of hours later the Irish blog “Eleven-a-side” writes under the headline “Hull slap £5m price tag on Hunt”:

Hull City have told Barclays Premier League relegation rivals Wolves to stump up £5m if they want to bring Stephen Hunt to Molineux.

So what should a poor cyberflea think of all this? What conclusions can be drawn?

It looks as Mr Hunt is more expensive the nearer we come to Hull. In Hull – or maybe ‘Ull – Mr Hunt – or mr ‘Unt – costs £7 million.

In Wolverhampton mr Hunt is on sale for only half that price. On Ireland they have sorted it all out by putting a price tag on him that is somewhere in the middle.

My suggestion as a Wolves supporter would be that we leave ‘Ull with mr ‘Unt and sign mr Hunt for ourselves. He is much cheaper and I’ll bet he’s just as good. 😆

The Irish? When have anybody listened to them (but they’re probably right as usual) 😆


Hunt & Doyle – sounds like a firm!


~ by paddytheflea on January 13, 2010.

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