Posted by sean on September 1, 2009 at 9:35 pm in Bath City, Football with No Comments


Today was the final day of the football transfer window, where clubs from all over England and Europe, must buy and sell any players they wish to transfer before the 5pm deadline, or be forced to ‘make do’ with what they have until January.

As is tradition, the BBC ran a ticker all day and encouraged people to text or e-mail in their transfer stories and gossip. Along with a work colleague, I tried to think of strange but believable rumours to send the Beeb, in the hope the gullible webmaster would post them on the site and cause an internet storm amongst football fans.

Alas, our rumours didn’t make it. Maybe they were too unbelievable (or just boring)

Rumour #1
Nick Barmby to make a surprise move from Hull to former club Middlesbrough

Somewhat believable, but despite being in the top two tiers of English football, nobody gives a shit about Hull and Middlesbrough apart from people from Hull and Middlesbrough.

Rumour #2
Ronaldo to join Sven at Notts County

Not the one who went for an obscene amount of money to Real Madrid. The old, fat Brazilian. Sven is in the process of recruiting elderly footballers with the promise of money and tickets to his private brothel (allegedly), so Ronaldo seemed the perfect candidate. The pies up there are supposed to be good too.

Rumour #3
Emmanuel Eboué to Larkhall Athletic

That’s just silly, I know. He wouldn’t get into the team.

One rumour I am glad didn’t come true, was the transfer of Jermaine Beckford from Leeds United. Superman may a fictional comic book hero, but Becks is ‘superman’ to Leeds. The fact he is staying up t’north has more or less awarded The Whites the League One title.

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