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John Laverty

Gone are days of Torres' record-breaking transfer and Odemwingie's 120-mile drive...now the dullest-ever January window is a hint at troubled times ahead

John Laverty


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Fernando Torres (inset top) and Peter Odemwingie (inset bottom) played their parts in thrilling transfer deadline days of old. This year we had to make do with Ben Davies (no, not the Tottenham one) signing for Liverpool.

Fernando Torres (inset top) and Peter Odemwingie (inset bottom) played their parts in thrilling transfer deadline days of old. This year we had to make do with Ben Davies (no, not the Tottenham one) signing for Liverpool.

Fernando Torres (inset top) and Peter Odemwingie (inset bottom) played their parts in thrilling transfer deadline days of old. This year we had to make do with Ben Davies (no, not the Tottenham one) signing for Liverpool.

It's not the same without Harry Redknapp. No Transfer Deadline Day was complete minus 'Arry hanging out from his car, telling the breathless Sky Sports News reporter that "no, no, there's nuffink 'appening here, son. But we'll see; you never know... cheers pal."

That clip of Redknapp saying sod all would be repeated, as if it was a soundbite of Churchillian import, ad nauseam throughout the day.

Meanwhile, other reporters would stand outside locked up stadiums with their fingers in their ears quoting "Sky sources" (i.e, the same websites the rest of us were reading) informing the masses that there was "nothing as yet" to report.


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