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Today’s Rumour Mill includes the knockout news that the man behind Watford’s Harry the Hornet, Sam Allardyce and Roy Hodgson’s least favourite mascot, has hung up his comedy outsize head for the last time.
I have officially stepped away from being the Match Day Mascot at #watfordfc my decision, proud of what I have achieved, the memories made and the experiences I’ve had – I was privileged and now heavy hearted also. Love you Harry! ⚽️
Here’s some early team news, all for some reason (media bias, presumably) from London or not-far-from-London teams:
Crystal Palace will be without Belgian striker Christian Benteke because of a knee problem for the Premier League trip to Huddersfield. Wilfried Zaha (groin) has returned to training and is being monitored. Defender James Tomkins (calf) has also stepped up his recovery so could be involved, but Scott Dann (knee) and Connor Wickham (calf) remain unavailable.