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Peter Crouch Sums Up Farcical Nature Of Deadline Day With McDonald's Story

Peter Crouch Sums Up Farcical Nature Of Deadline Day With McDonald's Story
By Gary Connaughton

The whole furore around transfer deadline day doesn't seem to be as over-the-top as it was a few years back. Perhaps that is down to teams being more prepared earlier in the window, or maybe the availability of information on social media has played a part.

Either way, it does seem that things have calmed down a bit in recent times. There's certainly a noticeable lack of dildos.

For those footballers who did move on the final day of the window, it can be a bizarre experience. As Peter Crouch would reveal on BT Sport at the weekend, the players themselves can often have very little say in the matter.


I went from Tottenham to Stoke. I was happy at Spurs, but I had a conversation with Daniel Levy on the day. I was happy and settled, had no idea I was moving.

Then a bid came in from Stoke. Harry [Redknapp] wanted to bring in Adebayor and the situation was 'see you later' basically...

I said 'well I'm happy here, I'll see you in the morning'. So I went home, had lots of missed calls. Then I went halfway (between London and Stoke), my Mum had a friend in Birmingham so I stayed there in the middle, just in case.

It got to eight or nine o'clock and realised it was going to happen, so I made the trip up.

The drama around these dealings can often seem a bit much. Kevin Doyle told us last week how the whole thing isn't as glamorous as it is made out to be, something Crouch certainly agrees with.

He said that while reports circulated that he was en-route to Stoke in a helicopter, he was actually tucking into a burger at McDonald's instead.


On the ridiculousness of it, I remember listening to what was happening. I was sat in the McDonald's on the Target Roundabout on the A40.

I looked at my phone to check what was happening, and apparently I was in a helicopter circling Staffordshire, while I was sitting there with a Big Mac!

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