Your Guide To The Last Day Of The Transfer Window

Your Guide To The Last Day Of The Transfer Window
By Hal LaRoux
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9.01  Harry Redknapp says Peter Crouch is staying put - "He's a family man, with a great touch for a big guy, and he's neither Russian nor Irish"

9.22  Tony Pulis welcome Peter Crouch to Stoke City - " 11m may seem like a lot for Peter but if you look at his height he is going to be a great addition to our defence attack, Rory [Delap] is delighted"

10.15  Benjani falls asleep at Portsmouth airport where he is due to pick up a family friend

10.44  Harry Redknapp signals his intent to bring Peter Crouch back to White Hart Lane during the next transfer window - "Peter always belonged here, I spoken to him already, his missus ain't happy up in Stoke and she ain't seen a wet Tuesday night yet@

11.22  Joe Cole put himself up on Ebay

12.20  Mick McCarthy reveals he is in talks to sign Shamrock Rovers, the entire squad.

13.12  Leicester put in a bid for Tomas Brolin, Aaron Winter and Gianluigi Lentini - reports of Sven scaling one of the stands at the Walkers Stadium are unfounded


14.11  Man City sign Darren Anderton to a 6 year, 150k/week contract.

15.00 Arsenal put in a bid of 4 euro for Bolton's Gary Cahill, Owen Coyle's response is indecipherable

15.11 Arsene Wenger buys French 19 year old that no one has heard of for 9.7m


16.22 Real Madrid make 38m bid for Carlos Tevez who asks for all home games to be played in Argentina as part of the deal, deal falls through.

16.23 Roberto Mancini completes 38m deal for Wesley Sneijder and admits "We thought that Carlos had agreed to go"

17.54 Craig Bellamy returns to Liverpool on a free transfer and promptly falls out with half the squad.


18.33 Benjani still asleep in Portsmouth Airport

20.22 Arsenal sign Mario Goetz from Dortmund for 35m, Arsene Wenger smiles for first time since 2008

21.02 West Brom sign Christian Poulsen and David Ngog from West Brom admitting "I needed to do something for Liverpool fans"


23.55 Benjani woken up by phone call from Roberto Mancini who wants him in Manchester by 3am, Gary Cook sends fax to Dubai so Benjani can buy a plane and hire a pilot.

03.00 Benjani returns to Man City and joins Owen Hargreaves working in the canteen.





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