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    All The Funniest Moments From Transfer Deadline Day

    Why is this not a national holiday?

    HAPPY TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY! For many it's just behind Christmas Day and Ed Balls Day in the pecking order of British national holidays.

    Days ranked - (1) Ed Balls Day (2) Christmas Day (3) Transfer Deadline Day

    General Boles@GeneralBoles

    Days ranked -

    (1) Ed Balls Day

    (2) Christmas Day

    (3) Transfer Deadline Day

    12:46 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    These people speak for an entire nation of soccerball enthusiasts.

    This year's Deadline Day had everything except, at first, any actual big signings. BUT Jim White was getting ready to crank out the clichés on Sky Sports.

    Gonna wake up at 6am to fill out my jim white bingo card

    @MichaelWilson97

    Gonna wake up at 6am to fill out my jim white bingo card

    12:15 AM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    BTW here's just a reminder of what Jim White looked like in his Anchorman years.

    More vintage Jim White. This time: The John Aldridge years #transferdeadlineday

    Steve Anglesey@sanglesey

    More vintage Jim White. This time: The John Aldridge years #transferdeadlineday

    1:25 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Sky's number-crunching guy, Dharmesh Sheth, was getting all excited about the £769 million that had been spent on transfers so far in this transfer window.

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    TALK TO THE HAND BECAUSE THIS TOTALISER DON'T WANNA KNOW.

    He could have been having some kind of meltdown on air. Who knows?

    As ever, fans were hanging around in the background of Sky Sports shots.

    Someone's rocking the dynamic anchorman look for his @SkySportsNewsHQ job interview #transferdeadlineday

    Graeme Lennox@CarHack

    Someone's rocking the dynamic anchorman look for his @SkySportsNewsHQ job interview #transferdeadlineday

    1:57 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    For most reporters it was a case of standing in the world's most depressing car parks, surrounded by fans who looked a bit like they were there to steal someone's car.

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    Newcastle fans were probably the most cheeky early on.

    Especially this kid.

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    Although to be fair to this reporter, Jane, sorry, Jermaine Defoe is a hard name to say.

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    These kids in Southampton were full of the joys of Deadline Day.

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    The Hull City fans here WENT COMPLETELY CRAZY at the news of the club's signing of Abel Hernandez.

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    Some couldn't handle the excitement.

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    While this boy was the coolest character around.

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    During the last transfer window, fans outside Stoke City's ground resembled extras from Night of the Living Dead...

    BREAKING: Concern for the Sky Sports News reporter, as the annual Stoke City zombies have gathered.

    BBC Sporf@BBCSporf

    BREAKING: Concern for the Sky Sports News reporter, as the annual Stoke City zombies have gathered.

    6:46 PM - 31 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    ...so people on Twitter compared them to this.

    The atmosphere is building up nicely outside the Britannia stadium #transferdeadlineday

    Jonathan Dunn@JonathanDunn12

    The atmosphere is building up nicely outside the Britannia stadium #transferdeadlineday

    2:56 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    ...and this.

    "@FootyLaughs: Stoke fans today... " We're like that everyday! You should see us when we don't dress up!

    Simon Heath@simonheath1970

    "@FootyLaughs: Stoke fans today... " We're like that everyday! You should see us when we don't dress up!

    12:35 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Although nowhere quite reached the levels of excitement seen in Norwich last year.

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    Yet again, many jokes were about the fact that Arsene Wenger's Arsenal weren't going to buy anyone.

    This is what a lot of people imagined he was actually doing.

    Pendant ce temps la Arsene lui #DeadlineDay

    K.@the_sheed_

    Pendant ce temps la Arsene lui #DeadlineDay

    12:14 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    If Arsenal do get desperate they could just sign this goat in an Arsenal shirt.

    #transferdeadlineday #afc finally sign a world class Brazilian striker Goatinho

    Deo@OlowoDeogratias

    #transferdeadlineday #afc finally sign a world class Brazilian striker Goatinho

    3:16 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Manchester United surprised everyone by bagging Colombian striker Falcao on loan, despite having no defenders.

    Although this is another possible formation.

    This is ridiculously accurate LOOOOL #transferdeadlineday

    Ramires is Life@19_5_2012

    This is ridiculously accurate LOOOOL #transferdeadlineday

    11:58 AM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    The lid was sensationally lifted on how football journalism works.

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    This tweet – which just might have been fake – said Falcao was heading to Hyde FC, currently bottom of the Skrill North division, who last season went 29 games without a win. It wasn't to be.

    We cannot confirm if this is a legitimate tweet, however reports of Falcao to Hyde seem to be getting stronger

    Hyde FC Official@hydefclive

    We cannot confirm if this is a legitimate tweet, however reports of Falcao to Hyde seem to be getting stronger

    12:52 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    BTW, Hyde have not won this season yet, as this handy Twitter account will tell you.

    United's Mexican supersub, Javier Hernandez, is headed to Madrid on loan – meaning he's being transferred from one bench to another, as symbolised by this handing over of a chair.

    Hernandez has been presented with his bench at Real Marid #MUFC #DeadlineDay

    TheMataAssist@TheMataAssist

    Hernandez has been presented with his bench at Real Marid #MUFC #DeadlineDay

    12:06 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    So this is where he'll mostly play at Madrid.

    For those asking how he'll fit in, here is Chicharito's new position at Real Madrid...

    Not Match of the Day@NOT_MOTD

    For those asking how he'll fit in, here is Chicharito's new position at Real Madrid...

    1:22 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    But forget Manchester, shit was getting real in Cheltenham.

    @martinkelner It's all kicking off on #transferdeadlineday in Cheltenham

    Julian Shea@juliansheasport

    @martinkelner It's all kicking off on #transferdeadlineday in Cheltenham

    12:22 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Geordies got excited when Neymar was spotted in Newcastle.

    BREAKING NEWS: Neymar spotted in Newcastle #transferdeadlineday

    Colossus Bets@ColossusBets

    BREAKING NEWS: Neymar spotted in Newcastle #transferdeadlineday

    11:48 AM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    It was the worst (or the best) day in the whole year for terrible Photoshop and Microsoft Paint efforts.

    #TransferDeadlineDay "@BBCSporf: BREAKING: Wayne Rooney spotted in a Chelsea shirt "

    (((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))@FTNKHRL

    #TransferDeadlineDay "@BBCSporf: BREAKING: Wayne Rooney spotted in a Chelsea shirt "

    10:04 AM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    This was the most bankable rumour of the whole day.

    BREAKING! Vanilla Ice has signed for Aswad. #transferdeadlineday

    The Dolphin@The_Dolphin_Pub

    BREAKING! Vanilla Ice has signed for Aswad. #transferdeadlineday

    12:01 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Much more so than this one (Messi is a steak-bake man).

    I've just spotted #Messi in @GreggstheBakers, near The Ethiad Stadium, ordering himself a sausage and bean pasty. #TransferDeadlineDay

    Liam Gallagher@IiamgaIlagher

    I've just spotted #Messi in @GreggstheBakers, near The Ethiad Stadium, ordering himself a sausage and bean pasty.

    #TransferDeadlineDay

    11:40 AM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Much was made of where Nigerian striker Peter Odemwingie – who once drove to QPR to offer his services unannounced – might turn up.

    Just seen Peter Odemwingie down the petrol station. Full tank. Look of steely determination in his eye. Aberdeen?

    Andy Dawson@profanityswan

    Just seen Peter Odemwingie down the petrol station. Full tank. Look of steely determination in his eye. Aberdeen?

    11:21 AM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Anyone stuck a GPS tracker on Odemwingie's car today to see which car parks he turns up in?!

    David Phillips@phillipsdj

    Anyone stuck a GPS tracker on Odemwingie's car today to see which car parks he turns up in?!

    10:46 AM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Has the first Peter Odemwingie joke been tweeted yet? #transferdeadlineday #LADBanter

    furious pigeon@furiouspigeon

    Has the first Peter Odemwingie joke been tweeted yet? #transferdeadlineday #LADBanter

    8:09 AM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    In a break with hundreds of years of Deadline Day tradition, Harry Redknapp REFUSED to wind his window down to talk to reporters, creating this #accidentalpartridge moment.

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    The football earth truly has frozen over. And that reporter has had better days.

    Of course, Redknapp did talk to reporters. Just not in his car. It feels all wrong.

    Wouldn't be transfer deadline day without talking to Harry! #HarryRedknapp #transferdeadlineday

    Marc Real@MarcRReal

    Wouldn't be transfer deadline day without talking to Harry! #HarryRedknapp #transferdeadlineday

    7:20 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    There are internet memes and bingo cards RELYING on this happening.

    Where is you're car Harry!?? #transferdeadlineday

    KasSim@KassimRazak98

    Where is you're car Harry!?? #transferdeadlineday

    7:21 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    It's thought this is how he normally prepares for it.

    Just spotted Harry Redknapp relaxing in the park before #TransferDeadlineDay

    Jonno Turner@jonnot

    Just spotted Harry Redknapp relaxing in the park before #TransferDeadlineDay

    9:03 AM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    We will have to make do with this substitute.

    #TransferDeadlineDay wouldn't be the same without Harry Redknapp in his car, he never disappoints

    DEADLINE DAY@GarinCFC1905

    #TransferDeadlineDay wouldn't be the same without Harry Redknapp in his car, he never disappoints

    12:00 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Or maybe this guy.

    vine.co

    The car door is just sat there, waiting.

    QPR press conference set up for Harry on #transferdeadlineday

    Gorman Ruttles@GormanRuttles

    QPR press conference set up for Harry on #transferdeadlineday

    10:58 AM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    But don't worry, because later on Stoke manager Mark Hughes took over the traditional Redknapp car interview.

    Sparky taking over the traditional interview-with-the-car-window-down role these days #transferdeadlineday

    Patrick Smith@psmith

    Sparky taking over the traditional interview-with-the-car-window-down role these days #transferdeadlineday

    10:38 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Oh, and this reporter stationed at QPR's training ground ALL DAY managed to miss Redknapp drive past.

    vine.co

    Meanwhile, spare a thought for fax machine manufacturers on their most important day of the year.

    Arsenal transfer status... LIVE #TransferDeadlineDay Boot Room >> http://t.co/J1Revm5uJi

    ESPN FC@ESPNFC

    Arsenal transfer status...

    LIVE #TransferDeadlineDay Boot Room >> http://t.co/J1Revm5uJi

    12:59 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Some speculated whether David Cameron could use Deadline Day to get rid of Nick Clegg.

    'We're trying to offload Cleggy but the boy isn't having any of it' #transferdeadlineday

    General Boles@GeneralBoles

    'We're trying to offload Cleggy but the boy isn't having any of it' #transferdeadlineday

    10:30 AM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    As the night drew in things really got interesting, especially when one reporter got a dildo pressed against his head while reporting from Everton's Goodison Park stadium.

    Seen some strange things happen on #transferdeadlineday but this wow speechless

    cameron jerome@camjerome33

    Seen some strange things happen on #transferdeadlineday but this wow speechless

    8:30 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Yep.

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    Just to clarify, this did actually happen.

    Things got so rowdy at QPR that the fans more or less took over the broadcast. Not even the Sky reporter's magic spray could stop people encroaching into his personal space.

    You really have to feel for the guy reporting for Sky at QPR #transferdeadlineday

    Patrick Smith@psmith

    You really have to feel for the guy reporting for Sky at QPR #transferdeadlineday

    10:21 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Inevitably, there was a fan in a Morphsuit. He was just one of several who managed to blurt the now infamous "FHRITP" phrase live on air.

    Well done knobhead in a morph suit who shouted "FHRITP" at West Ham

    Patrick Smith@psmith

    Well done knobhead in a morph suit who shouted "FHRITP" at West Ham

    10:27 PM - 01 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    And with just six minutes to go, a blow-up sex doll made an appearance.

    But when the dust has settled on this year's Deadline Day, don't pay too much attention to "expert" opinion. This was Stuart Pearce's take on Arsenal's "waste of money" signing of Dennis Bergkamp, via @AntiqueFootball.

    Twitter: @AntiqueFootball

    Bergkamp went on to score 87 goals in 315 appearances for the Gunners and won several trophies.

    Transfers 4 ever.

    Am I still in time for #transferdeadlineday?

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