Royal Rumble: Roy Hodgson v Harry the Hornet clash added to undercard line-up

There's a bit of a buzz about this

Comments

A ‘Tables, Ladders & Chairs’ match between new Watford boss Roy Hodgson and club mascot Harry the Hornet has been added to this year’s Royal Rumble undercard line-up at the last minute.

Hodgson, 74, renowned for his in-ring acrobatics, will square-off against fellow high-flyer ‘The Hornet’ hoping to settle a feud stretching back 6-years.

The former England boss labelled the mascot ‘a disgrace’ for mocking winger Wilfried Zaha when Harry provoked the Ivory Coast international by diving in front of him.

Hodgson turned ‘heel’ following his remarks about fan favourite Harry but is hoping to win the crowd over on Saturday.

‘I will take Harry the Hornet down Know Your Role Boulevard which is on the corner of Jabroni Drive – formerly Vicarage Road – and check him directly into the SmackDown Hotel’, the former Inter Milan coach told Paddy Power News.

‘I’m going to kick his roody-poo candy ass, if you smell what the Roy is cooking?’, he added.

Meanwhile, Everton are still planning a WWE-style Royal Rumble match at Goodison Park involving 30 managerial candidates to decide their next boss despite rumours of a move for Frank Lampard swirling,Paddy Power News can reveal.

It’s understood indecisive Toffees owner Farhad Moshiri views the over-the-top-rope spectacular as the most logical way to solve the club’s current managerial vacancy.

The pay-per-view event will be available to watch on WWE Network at 1am on Sunday morning.

And caretaker-manager Duncan Ferguson will be the first entrant to the ring with Portuguese interviewee Vitor Pereira joining him at number 2.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 11: Duncan Ferguson of Everton confronts referee Steve Bennett during the Barclays Premiership match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park, on December 11, 2004 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Ferguson, who goes by the ring-name ‘Duncan Disorderly’, told Paddy Power News he’s looking forward to the bout.

‘Ah cannae wait, man’.

‘What ye goin’ tae dae brother, when the lairgest arms in the world and Duncanmania run wild oan ye?’, growled the 50-year-old while flexing his oily 24-inch pythons.

Other participants in the Rumble will include Wayne Rooney, Sam Allardyce, Steve Bruce, Alan Pardew, Tony Bellew, Sylvester Stallone, Terry Funk and Bushwhacker Luke.

And we expect Frank Lampard to be the 30th entrant, sneaking from under the ring to blindside Ferguson with a fortuitously placed and suspiciously flimsy-looking trashcan just as the Scot looks set to win the contest.

*Paddy Power’s breaking news coverage is 100% fake news, and that’s the truth – honest*

READ MORE

    The latest football odds are on PaddyPower.com right now

    The Paddy Power Guide To Safer Gambling – Everything You Need To Know

    NAPS & Tipster

    Time

    CRS

    Level Stakes

    Odds

    Tacarib Bay

    On The Nose, Expert Eye

    16:25

    Hayd

    +40.31

    11/2
    Tacarib Bay Win or Each Way

    Glamorous Express

    Mirror Online, Melissa Jones

    13:35

    Hayd

    +37.192

    15/2
    Glamorous Express Win or Each Way

    Alenquer

    Daily Telegraph, Marlborough

    15:35

    Sand

    +16.251

    13/2
    Alenquer Win or Each Way

    Aldhaja

    Racing Post, Lambourn

    16:10

    Sand

    +14.936

    8/1
    Aldhaja Win or Each Way

    Mitbaahy

    Daily Record, Garry Owen

    13:50

    Sand

    +13.625

    5/2
    Mitbaahy Win or Each Way

    Eshaada

    Irish Herald, Ian Gaughran

    14:40

    Hayd

    +12.725

    5/2
    Eshaada Win or Each Way

    Nell Quickly

    The Irish Field, Rory Delargy

    14:40

    Hayd

    +12.159

    16/1
    Nell Quickly Win or Each Way

    Bay Bridge

    Sheffield Star, Fortunatus

    15:35

    Sand

    +7.954

    7/2
    Bay Bridge Win or Each Way

    Bay Bridge

    Daily Express, The Scout

    15:35

    Sand

    +7.102

    7/2
    Bay Bridge Win or Each Way

    Heredia

    Racing Post, RP Ratings

    15:00

    Sand

    +6.269

    8/11
    Heredia Win or Each Way

    Sea La Rosa

    The Scotsman, Glendale

    14:40

    Hayd

    +5.005

    9/2
    Sea La Rosa Win or Each Way

    Vadeni

    Sunday Telegraph, Whistler

    15:35

    Sand

    +4.491

    2/1
    Vadeni Win or Each Way

    Coco Jack

    Western Morning News, Jeffrey Ross

    14:18

    Bevl

    +3.522

    11/10
    Coco Jack Win or Each Way

    Free Wind

    Daily Mirror, Newsboy

    14:40

    Hayd

    +3.327

    11/4
    Free Wind Win or Each Way

    Checkandchallenge

    Cambridge Evening News, Luke Tucker

    14:25

    Sand

    +2.379

    10/3
    Checkandchallenge Win or Each Way

    Indian Sounds

    Daily Mail, Robin Goodfellow

    15:28

    Bevl

    +1.023

    11/2
    Indian Sounds Win or Each Way

    Eshaada

    myracing.com,

    14:40

    Hayd

    +0.28

    5/2
    Eshaada Win or Each Way

    Stay Alert

    Racing Post, The Punt

    14:40

    Hayd

    -1.99

    15/2
    Stay Alert Win or Each Way

    Chairman

    attheraces.com, Lawrence Taylor

    16:10

    Sand

    -2.125

    4/1
    Chairman Win or Each Way

    Checkandchallenge

    The Sun, Templegate

    14:25

    Sand

    -2.789

    10/3
    Checkandchallenge Win or Each Way

    Rock Of Candy

    Racing Post, Postdata

    17:25

    Naas

    -5.167

    13/2
    Rock Of Candy Win or Each Way

    Kawida

    Wolverhampton Express & Star, Andrew Bladen

    14:40

    Hayd

    -5.181

    7/1
    Kawida Win or Each Way

    Tribuna Uffizi

    The Star, Jason Heavey

    19:30

    Nott

    -5.277

    13/8
    Tribuna Uffizi Win or Each Way

    Native Trail

    888Sport, Steve Mullington

    15:35

    Sand

    -7.77

    11/4
    Native Trail Win or Each Way

    Picual

    sportinglife.com,

    16:45

    Sand

    -9.192

    9/5
    Picual Win or Each Way

    Checkandchallenge

    East Anglian Daily Times, Dean Kilbryde

    14:25

    Sand

    -10

    10/3
    Checkandchallenge Win or Each Way

    Raymond Tusk

    Racing Ahead, Ben Morgan

    15:15

    Hayd

    -10.791

    40/1
    Raymond Tusk Win or Each Way

    Maiden's Green

    Jersey Evening Post, Rory Paddock

    17:30

    Leic

    -11.451

    Picual

    The Times, Rob Wright

    16:45

    Sand

    -11.457

    9/5
    Picual Win or Each Way

    Gaassee

    Daily Post, Mercury

    15:15

    Hayd

    -13.208

    11/8
    Gaassee Win or Each Way

    Mishriff

    Racing TV, The Score

    15:35

    Sand

    -13.461

    9/1
    Mishriff Win or Each Way

    Double Cherry

    Weekender, Paul Kealy

    14:05

    Hayd

    -13.675

    11/4
    Double Cherry Win or Each Way

    Vadeni

    Yorkshire Evening Post, Lee Sobot

    15:35

    Sand

    -16.446

    2/1
    Vadeni Win or Each Way

    Indian Sounds

    Morning Star, Farringdon

    15:28

    Bevl

    -16.75

    11/2
    Indian Sounds Win or Each Way

    Secret Shadow

    The i, Jon Freeman

    15:15

    Hayd

    -19.035

    15/2
    Secret Shadow Win or Each Way

    Eshaada

    Racing Post, Newmarket

    14:40

    Hayd

    -19.83

    5/2
    Eshaada Win or Each Way

    The Gadget Man

    Ipswich Star, Matt Polley

    14:05

    Hayd

    -20.617

    20/1
    The Gadget Man Win or Each Way

    Equilateral

    Sunday Express,

    13:50

    Sand

    -21.504

    11/2
    Equilateral Win or Each Way

    Jungle Bee

    Norwich Evening News, PicksfromthePaddock

    18:50

    Carl

    -22.043

    5/1
    Jungle Bee Win or Each Way

    Lost My Sock

    Yorkshire Post, The Duke

    15:28

    Bevl

    -23.7736

    15/2
    Lost My Sock Win or Each Way

    Young Fire

    Racing Post, Spotlight

    16:25

    Hayd

    -23.898

    7/2
    Young Fire Win or Each Way

    Liverpool Knight

    The Guardian,

    15:15

    Hayd

    -24.633

    11/2
    Liverpool Knight Win or Each Way

    Liverpool Knight

    Liverpool Echo, Chris Wright

    15:15

    Hayd

    -26.008

    11/2
    Liverpool Knight Win or Each Way

    Vindolanda

    Racing and Football Outlook, Andrew Mount

    15:15

    Hayd

    -27.278

    33/1
    Vindolanda Win or Each Way

    Rambuso Creek

    Scottish Sun, Jim Delahunt

    15:28

    Bevl

    -28.417

    9/4
    Rambuso Creek Win or Each Way

    Duty Bound

    Irish Post, Karl Hedley

    14:05

    Hayd

    -29.417

    8/1
    Duty Bound Win or Each Way

    Chairman

    Sky Sports Racing, Alex Hammond

    16:10

    Sand

    -31.268

    4/1
    Chairman Win or Each Way

    Redrosezorro

    Racing Post, The North

    17:50

    Carl

    -31.959

    15/2
    Redrosezorro Win or Each Way

    Stay Alert

    Sunday Mail, Rockavon

    14:40

    Hayd

    -33.342

    15/2
    Stay Alert Win or Each Way

    Danzan

    Daily Star Sunday, Moorestyle

    17:50

    Carl

    -35.017

    6/1
    Danzan Win or Each Way

    Eshaada

    The Sun On Sunday, Sirius

    14:40

    Hayd

    -35.898

    5/2
    Eshaada Win or Each Way

    Rich Belief

    Irish Daily Star, Brian Flanagan

    17:35

    Bell

    -42.4

    8/1
    Rich Belief Win or Each Way

    The Cola Brasil

    The Irish Sun,

    14:33

    Naas

    -57

    14/1
    The Cola Brasil Win or Each Way

    *Odds quotes are correct at time of publishing but all prices are subject to change.