Premier League: Email Deals Accepted Before 5:00pm Today


England’s Premier League clubs have been granted a conditional extension to the transfer window deadline, the Premier League said in a statement on Monday.

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Three hours before the 5:00 pm deadline today, the Premier League said that in view of the extreme weather conditions disrupting travel, the board would grant extensions to clubs sending an email confirming “that a deal has been agreed in principle.”

There is snow that is particularly heavy in London and The South East of England, and that has disrupted travel plans for players to get medicals and the like. Presumably if a deal has been agreed and the email is received by 5:00pm  today the players can have their medicals once they can travel to their new clubs. If they fail their medicals then obviously the deal is off, as is usual.

Mike Foster, general secretary of the Premier League, told Sky Sports earlier  today:

“It (the weather) is already having an effect in terms of making it difficult for players to get from one end of the country to the other,” .

“Even short journeys are difficult, especially in the South East. I know that because clubs have informed us of the problems they are encountering trying to get deals concluded.”

“We are currently trying to gauge the level of activity, how many transactions are in the pipeline.”

“It would be nice if would could simply extend the deadline by 24 or 48 hours, but it’s not a decision we can take alone.”

“We need to liaise with the FA, who in turn need to liaise with FIFA.”

“Those conversations have taken place and we are currently exploring the possibility.”

The winter transfer window has already been extended once, because January 31st fell on a Saturday, so it was extended to the Monday.

It has now been extended for a second time, providing that both clubs submit an email before 5:00pm agreeing to a deal in principle, with only the weather preventing them from completing the deal before the deadline.

We must say this seems a good step by the Premier League because they wouldn’t want to extend the deadline for every club, and this only affects those who do a deal today, but cannot get the medicals and the like completed, where the player has to be present.

That shouldn’t stop us knowing exactly who’ve we’ve signed by 5:00 pm either.

But expect Newcastle United to make a statement around 5:15pm saying who we’ve signed, if anybody.  😀

Comments welcome.



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122 comments so far

  • RyanToon

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #1

    1st

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  • Wilad

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #2

    We won’t sign any1

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  • Wigaz

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #3

    Negative!!!!

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #4

    .o my god

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  • Danish_Magpie

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #5

    Insomnia has left for 6.5 million.

    Good deal for us. Hoping for at least Ryan Taylor and Daniel Fox. If we could then add Johnson/Veloso and/or Bent it would be fantastic, but that’s probably unlikely.

    Alternatively, bring in Fred and Appiah on free/small fees. Both are QUALITY.

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  • SHEARER_LEGEND

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #6

    my uncle’s brother was near nufc training ground before and he saw michael johnson .NO JOKE he emailed me as picture and it was him and hughton walking through round the back. i will try and get the picture up asap.

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  • Whats that on the grassy knoll

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #7

    Wilad –

    We have signed taylor

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  • Joseph

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #8

    shearer_legend i say bullshit until proven otherwise

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  • toonarmyuk

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #9

    Shearer – get that picture up now! lol
    There are a million different sites you can upload it too, and then post the link

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  • nufc1818

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #10

    show pic!

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  • alextoon

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #11

    I bet it’s that little tw4t Insomnia saying he wants more money or something…..can see us ending up with Taylor still….but I reckon theres a good chance Zoggy is playing in our reserves for the rest of the season.

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  • RichY

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #12

    i hear Given is coming back for a value of 15m…

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  • Toon1978

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #13

    SHOW PIC LOL!!!!!!!!!!

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  • murphy

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #14

    I’m fairly sure we’ll only get Taylor! can’t see anyone else coming to be honest it’s too late in the day! ahhh well….

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  • RyanToon

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #15

    shearer show us otherwise your lying

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  • toonarmyuk

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #16

    http://www.rapidshare.com Shearer – it takes about 30 seconds to load it up, and you can post the link here within a minute. Otherwise you are spouting crap

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  • Crofty

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #17

    Thats 1 haha

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  • TrinidadToon

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #18

    Ryan Taylor Official – David Craig

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  • toonarmyuk

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #19

    Ryan Taylor confirmed

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  • Chizzy_Toon

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #20

    Ryan Taylor confirmed.

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  • DanToon

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #21

    Taylor in, Zog out, official.

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  • Chizzy_Toon

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #22

    Wow, nice bit of Good Will from Zoggy.

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  • hoothoot

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #23

    very kind of charles donating money,if u believe it …..

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  • shearer4pm

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #24

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11678_4885064,00.html

    if bramble says it, then it must be true !!!!

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  • Toon1978

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #25

    Great, R.Taylor will keep us up.

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  • Joseph

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #26

    nice bit of good will by insomnia but your still a gobshite

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  • geist

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #27
  • Doocey

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #28

    Would love johnston! Awful to hear we were trying to swap martins though!

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  • hoothoot

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #29

    SHEARER_LEGEND just tell the truth mate…….

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  • AshleysWok

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #30

    Didn’t mention anybody else though!!!
    Now i’m nervous

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  • DanToon

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #31

    Zogbia what a suck up lolol, still gettin’ it when he come’s back to SJP. The little frog puff.

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  • Wigaz

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #32

    One in 3 to go winger striker cb! hell make it 4 dm. Cant wait to get a free kick now comon ryan son!!!

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  • Toon1978

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #33

    Its taken NUFC all day to sign Taylor, what are the odds on us signing another 2 players in 1hr.

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  • RyanToon

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #34

    ryan taylor looks happy in that pic, NOT,lol

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  • GazzaToon

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #35

    he wouldnt be at the training ground he’d b having a medical somewhere

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  • geist

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #36

    there is also an nufctv interview with ryan taylor for anyone who has got nufctv.

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  • TOONtomARMY

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #37

    SHEARER_LEGEND MUST BE TALKING OUT HIS ARSE

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  • nufc1818

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #38

    shearer-legend

    tell the truth mate…

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  • The Real Entertainers

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #39

    Ashley:
    “Come on Dekka, how can we make some money?”

    Llambias:
    “What about swaping our best players”

    Ashley:
    “You mean like Oba for Bent?”

    Llambias;
    “Yeah and Owen for Harewood?”

    Ashley:
    “This is great, Barton for Zakora!”

    Llambas:
    “We could even get rid of Given for a couple of million and say its undisclosed.”

    Ashley:
    “Great, what about Shola?”

    Llambias & Ashley:
    “Haaaa haaaa haaaa haaaaa. No be serious!”

    Ahshley:
    “Hey its half three, you fancy a pint?”

    Llambias:
    “Yeah, nothing spoiling.”

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  • Johno Toon

    Feb 2, 2009 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #40

    did he say anything about other players coming in?

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