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Hull City and Mike Phelan wait for news of Chinese takeover

Hull City caretaker manager Mike Phelan

The emergency crew of cleaners and painters had done their best but by the time the VIP party from China arrived, blurred remnants of the grafitti artists’ work still scarred stadium walls. “Allams out” was the polite gist of messages spray-gunned around Hull City’s home on the day they marked their return to the Premier League and entertained the champions Leicester City.