I also thought offences were by two different players – Gerrard

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NEVER mind rumours of ‘Comical Ali’ turning up at Blackburn, all the talk was about Madcap Mick across the Pennines.

Twenty-four hours after reports surfaced about a rookie coach called Judan Ali – subject of a Bollywood movie, no less – being appointed at Ewood Park, there was a similar high farce at Huddersfield. Well, it is pantomime season.

The villain taking centre stage was Hertfordshire-based referee Mick Russell, whose theatrics on Saturday will be talked about by Town and Owls supporters for years to come.

 

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