FA Cup final - Arsenal v Hull: Gunners aren't the only ones to plan a victory parade as Tigers prepare to celebrate should they triumph at Wembley
Arsenal have been accused of complacency for planning a victory parade through Islington should they end their nine-year trophy drought on Saturday
Thursday 15 May 2014
Arsenal have been accused of complacency ahead of their FA Cup final on Saturday when they take on Hull City at Wembley for organising a victory parade should they lift the trophy.
The Gunners are seeking to end their nine-year trophy drought, which stretches back to the 2005 FA Cup final victory over Manchester United, but the club have been criticised for putting up signs around the Islington area of London in case they end the unwanted streak.
However, Hull have announced exactly the same plans on their website (albeit in Hull, not London), and their parade will take in “many areas of Hull” that includes the KC Stadium and the city centre.
A statement released on www.hullcitytigers.com read: “Should our historic appearance in the FA Cup Final next weekend result in the Tigers lifting the iconic trophy, a victory parade through the streets of Hull will take place on Sunday 18 May.
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“The parade will start at the KC Stadium and take in many areas of Hull including Anlaby Road, the city centre, Holderness Road, Sutton Road, Greenwood Avenue, Hall Road, County Road, Pickering Road and Hessle.
“Further details will be announced as necessary.”
Arsenal's 'advance warning' of the parade Despite two parades being planned, only one can take place. The question now is will it be held in north London, or north England.
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