Transfer deadline day: 10 bizarre stories from previous windows

With the clock ticking things can get desperate

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Transfer deadline day is a strangely manufactured event, full of endless rolling Sky Sports News bulletins with Jim White shouting a lot and more often than not Harry Redknapp leaning out of a car window.

Every time you wonder why football clubs, who on the surface, are supposed to be efficiently run businesses, often leave things so late.

After weeks of build up they all end up scrambling around for players like desperate Christmas Eve shoppers in a petrol station.

Then again the high-pressure atmosphere has often resulted in some pretty bizarre things happening and so we present for you the strangest transfer deadline day stories.

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