Monday, 31 January 2011

Deadline Day: Fans Sweating Buckets!

Once again transfer deadline day is living up to the hype - in terms of rumours so far, if not actual deals. Fans up and down the country, and indeed around the world, are sweating on what is going to happen to their own favourites.

At the time of writing - and stories are updating by the minute - the three biggest stories involve Liverpool. The Suarez transfer looks like it is a done deal. However, latest news reports suggest that Liverpool have made a renewed bid of £35 million for Andy Carroll of Newcastle United. We wait to see if this is enough to tempt Mike Ashley into incurring the wrath of Geordie fans and accepting the offer.

Any deal for Carroll would have implications for Fernando Torres who is the subject of an offer from Chelsea. Liverpool have rejected an initial offer of £35 million, but rumours indicate that they would accept a bid of £50 million.

Both deals would break the current British transfer record.

One thing that is certain. By the close of business tonight, there will be plenty of fans disappointed at players that have been sold, signed and missed out on. Already, as it looks like Carrol may well be heading to Liverpool, there are Liverpool fans stating that Carrol is being over valued while Newcastle fans are upset at selling him at any price.

Whatever happens, we all need to reserve judgement until everything is done and dusted. It is not just about who leaves your club, but about who comes in as a replacement. This transfer window looks like it could well be the craziest of all in terms of transfer values and money spent.

Like everyone else, all we can do is watch and wait.....


  1. Latest News (apparently): Kevin Nolan currently driving Andy Carroll to the North-West. Fernando Torres still in the North-West (source: SSN)

  2. David Craig on SSN: The agreed deal between Newcastle and Liverpool for Andy Carroll is in excess of £35 million with additional payments later taking it to nearly £40 million

  3. 16:42 Breaking News (SSN): Newcastle have received a 2nd bid from Liverpool for Andy Carroll, but that bid has been REJECTED!

    Very mixed stories coming out

  4. 17:20 Newcastle United have reluctantly accepted a transfer request from Andy Carroll.

    Liverpool website claiming Newcastle have now accepted an improved offer For Carroll.

    Details to be confirmed

  5. 18:25 Andy Carroll arrives on Merseyside by helicopter, 15 minutes after Fernando Torres leaves from the same airfield heading towards London.

  6. 19:00 4 hours to go till the window closes.

    No further news on Torres or on any replacement for Carroll.

    Reports that Chelsea have made a signing though - Centre half David Luis signs for the blues.

    No news yet on Charlie Adams

  7. 19:25 Liverpool and Chelsea agree terms for Torres. Player given permission to talk to Chelsea.

  8. 19:30 Aston Villa complete loan signing of Michael Bradley from Borussia Monchengladbach.

  9. 20:20 The transfer fee for Torres is reported as being the full £50 million asking price.

    Stephen Ireland completes loan move from Aston Villa to Newcastle.

  10. 20:50 The Luis Suarez deal is now official and signed. None of the other big deals of the day have got as far as pen on paper yet....

  11. 2 hours to go....

    wonder if there are any last minute surprises in store? Running out of time now though...

  12. 21:40 its going a bit quiet. All over bar the shouting or the calm before the storm?

  13. Sky Sports getting very excited about possible last minute deals - more likely to be a ploy to keep people watching though...

  14. 22:30 Fulham complete loan signing of Eider Gudjonson

    Wigan turn down £10 million bid from Newcastle for Charles N'Zogbia

    30 minutes to go...

  15. 22:50 Andy Carroll signs 5 and a half year deal with Liverpool smashing the British transfer record.

    Wigan reject improved offer of £12 million pounds for Charles N'Zogbia from Newcastle

    10 minutes to go...

  16. 22:59 Torres and Luiz both confirmed as Chelsea players...

    Andy Carrol given the number 9 shirt at Liverpool.

  17. 23:00 Thats it. Window closed.

    Just waiting to hear if any last minute deals slipped under the radar...

  18. Charlie Adam staying at Blackpool despite last minute bid from Tottenham Hotspur.

  19. Rangers confirm they have signed El Hadji Diouf on loan from Blackburn until the end of the season.

    Looks like that's all folks...


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