January 2012 Archives

Deal Or No Deal

By Blog on the Box on Jan 26, 12 03:35 PM

Been a while, folks, but I'm back blogging with some mindless twitterings on television. Let's start with Deal or No Deal.

Twenty two boxes, £250,000, just one question: how does Noel Edmonds do it, day in, day out?

WHISPERED conversations between players, agents stirring the pot and clubs trying to maintain a poker face for a month as they balance the wishes of egomaniac managers with chairman tightening their belts.

Welcome to the world of the modern transfer deal - a far cry from the sanitised version portrayed on Sky Sports News and best-selling computer game Football Manager.
The Sunday Sun today attempts to shed some light on why January is such a tortuous month for football clubs - and why the transfers that might come to pass in the last seconds of the window have probably been six months in the making.

Most of the deals that Newcastle are lining up have been worked on since September 1, the day the window snapped shut.

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