1018: TRANSFERS: Deadline Day: All t
by : Chris Sherrard
Here’s a brief run-down of all the last minute deals that beat the transfer window’s untimely closure.
Zema Abbey (Norwich City - Boston United) Loan; Sounds like a religious retreat in Norfolk but is actually Norwich’s unfancied 27-year old striker. Swapped the Premiership for Gazza.
Marcus Allback (Aston Villa - Hansa Rostock, Germany) Free; Never really settled as a Villa player. Signed for £2m, started 16 games, gone for nothing. Not to worry.
Jay Bothroyd (Perugia - Blackburn) Loan; Young English striker made (sort of) good in Italy. Now sharing a dressing room with Dickov and Friedel instead of Gaddafi and madness.
Tom Brighton (Rangers - Scunthorpe) Loan; 20-year old Scottish striker, yet to feature in the Ibrox first team. Hoping to make an impression in a progressive Scunny side.
Michael Chopra (Newcastle - Barnsley) Loan; Highly talented Geordie striker sent out on loan again. Shone with Watford a couple of seasons back. Unlikely ever to be a Toon star.
Cosmin Contra (Atletico Madrid - West Brom) Loan; Hugely experienced Romanian international, formerly with Alaves and AC Milan. Plays at right back or midfield.
Calum Davenport (Coventry - Tottenham) £3m; Much sought-after English centre-back. Snapped up by the ever-eager Spurs regime. Big future ahead of him.
Robert Earnshaw (Cardiff - West Brom) £3m; Brilliant Welsh pocket scoring machine with pace to burn. Should provide the goals that West Brom will need to stay up. Kanu’s new best friend.
Jassim Swadi Fayadh (Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya - Macclesfield) Free; lethal Iraqi hitman (come back) who can also play on the left-wing. 29-years old with 40 international caps.
Carl Fletcher (Bournemouth - West Ham) £275k; Welsh international signing from Bournemouth who can play in midfield or defence. 24 years old former Cherries captain, bargain for Pardew.
Dean Gorre (Barnsley - Blackpool) Free; Much travelled former Ajax, Feyenoord and Huddersfield midfielder swaps Yorkshire for the big lights and cheap entertainment on the coast.
Barry Hayles (Sheffield United - Millwall) Undisclosed; Former Fulham hero clearly didn’t fancy life outside London, making a swift return to the capital with the Wise men.
Mark Hughes (Tottenham - Northampton) Loan; deceiving name but a talent none-the-less. Northern Ireland under-21 international in at The Cobblers for a month initially.
Junichi Inamoto (Gamba Osaka - West Brom) £200k; Athletic Japanese idol with experience of the Premiership. Shrewd by Megson who now has his midfield suitably bolstered.
Andreas Jakobsson (Brondby - Southampton) £1m; Tall, powerful Swedish international defender. Imposing and good in the air. Impressive at Euro 2004, valuable for The Saints.
Juninho (Middlesbrough - Celtic) Free; One-time Boro Brazilian hero, out of favour with McClaren, now inherits Larsson’s number 7 shirt for a new set of fans to worship him.
Diomansy Kamara (Modena - Portsmouth) £2m; Senegalese international forward with a fight on his hands to get in the team ahead of Yakubu and Fuller. Needs to focus, not be flash, etc etc.
Aaron Lescott (Stockport - Bristol Rovers) Free; Former Aston Villa trainee leaves Stockport to join high-flying Rovers, where he was a success on loan last year.
Massimo Maccarone (Middlesbrough - Parma) Loan; Baldy big-money flop allowed to return to Italian football after the arrivals of other, better strikers at The Riverside.
Valery Mezague (Montpellier - Portsmouth) Loan; Another of Harry’s Foreign Legion on the south coast. Cameroon international midfielder with age on his side.
Andy Oakes (Derby - Bolton) Loan; Experienced goalkeeper brought in to act as a back-up for Jussi Jaaskelainen and Kevin Poole. Unlikely to figure much but reliable stopper.
Morten Pedersen (Tromso, Norway - Blackburn Rovers) £1.5m; Norwegian international winger finally makes the much-mooted switch to Ewood to add balance to the midfield.
Nuno Morais (Penafiel - Chelsea) Free; 20-year old Portuguese utility player snapped up after a brief trial at Stamford Bridge. Strange buy, maybe he’s the new head steward.
Craig Rocastle (Chelsea - Hibernian) Loan; Nephew of the late, great David Rocastle, failed to make the first team at Chelsea, or Lincoln where he was on loan, for that matter.