September 1st 2012
"Yesterday was a special day. Transfer Deadline Day. I have heard it is a busy day, but I had never expect it to be THAT busy. Phone call, after phone call, after phone call. There were a lot of paper work to be done. I took a photo of my office to show how messy it is:
To make thing more hectic, the FA thought it would be a great idea to have the COC 3rd Round draw tonight. Here is a short summary of yesterday:
- We signed Carlos Fierro (Chivas) and Jano (Spartak Moskva) on loan deals. We have a clause in Fierro's deal that says we can sign him for £3.8M anytime during the loan spell.
- David Cornell (Rochdale) and Darnel Situ (Preston) were sent out on loan.
- Everton made several bids for Nathan Dyer and after a while pulled out of the negotiations, which upset Nathan. I had a chat with him to clear things up.
- We drew Middlesbrough in the COC. The match will be played at the Liberty
Tomorrow we play Newcastle at St. James's Park. Tough match. I will try to motivate my squad to get a win. It will not be easy."