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PL: Arshavin Deal Was Completed In Time

PL: Arshavin Deal Was Completed In Time

The signing of Andrey (not Andrei apparently) Arshavin had not been without it's controversy, and just when you thought it was safe to back into the water, it reared it's ugly head again.

Or should I say the tabloids reared their hideous vizogs.

Due to 'adverse weather conditions' the new year transfer window was thrown into turmoil as conducting business was made more difficult by the horrendous conditions, indeed only one member of the Premier League administrative staff made it in to work on Monday.

Confusion reigned supreme on Monday evening as no one on god's green earth could tell you if Andrey had indeed signed for the Gunners, despite reports claiming the PL had received Arshavin's registration papers .... long before the 5pm deadline.

The Premier League issued a statement saying Arsenal fans would have to wait till the day after to hear if the deal had be ratified .... which happened in due course.

However as always, those awesome investigative journalists in the tabloids saw that the official announcement that the Russian play-maker had signed for the North London club had come 24 hours after the deadline and deduced that that was when the transfer was completed.

This morning, the back pages of most of the rags were up in arms that Arsenal had bent the rules to capture their man, and practically urged our rivals to be enraged at the cheating Gooners.

Seemingly not happy with the accusations that they had been generous towards Arsenal, the Premier League have issued a statement to counter the tabloid rubbish insisting the deal WAS done on time.

A PL spokesman said, 'Substantively, the deal was done before the deadline, it was lodged with us prior to the transfer window closing and we were satisfied that the deal was done in time."

Case closed.

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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Wednesday February 4 2009
Time: 12:57PM

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It can't be closed, there's so much opportunity to have a pop at Arsenal.
Professor Calculus
04/02/2009 14:04:00
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Probably the most unnecessary "statement" of all time. It was only put out for the benefit of all those Arsenal-hating hacks who are absolutely sick that we've catptured another world class player.The next paper to print something so libelous and unsubstantiated should have the bum sued off them.Meantime, up yours, he is OURSHAVIN!!!
julieloveshenry4ever
04/02/2009 14:13:00
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Another newspaper, the mail i think stated that Oneil is annoyed ta the transfer and will use tonights match against doncaster to show his disatisfaction. Basically some gimp will ask him what he thinks of Arshavin to try and stir it up a bit.
paul_ownz
04/02/2009 14:17:00
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Already Villa fans are crying FOUL and CORRUPTION, hinting that this is just part of a conspiracy to steal their 4th spot so Arsenal can finish 4th, the way we supposedly conspired to "steal" in an equally corrupt fashion Spurs' 4th place spot in 05-06.
jaelle
04/02/2009 14:47:00
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The media today is a complete farse. They print what they want and answer to no one. They continually print rubbish about pompey being in financial dire and needed to sell all our top players...yet we brought in 5 new players and made belhadj into a permanent... And now they print this rubbish about Arshavin and claim the entire world is up in arms.... do they even look out of their offices to find out what the general public feel?! no one i've spoken to was up in arms about it... People need to stop buying and reading this trash in the papers and maybe we'll get some real journalism done... PUP!
Bowlsey
04/02/2009 14:55:00
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Well-said, Bowlsey, I've been shaking my head at the hyseria in the media about Pompey -- got the impression you guys were paupers and then suddenly I see these new players coming in. Yet they don't address this apparent contradiction in their coverage.
jaelle
04/02/2009 14:58:00
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i was watching SSN and this hack was spouting loads of hot air about the fact that it may by dodgy......i was saying out loud to myself.."shut up you fool" you dont know what your talking about...and low and behold the FA turn round and say "hush your noise"...go and do some proper work for a change,instead of stiring $h1te
fran merida
04/02/2009 15:26:00
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But Adrian Durham (Talk Sport) has "FACTS" about the deal and every club should lodge a complaint, aspecially Villa.
Tom14
04/02/2009 15:41:00
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Is it true that O'Neill's been bitching about this and wants to lodge a complaint? What, he doesn't feel his team is good enuf to withstand pressure from us French southern pansies now that we've got a little Russian?
jaelle
04/02/2009 15:46:00
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No Jaelle it doesn't appear to be true (that I can see anyway). A number of papers are saying Martin O'Neil is set to complain at their FA Cup match tonight, but their claims are completely unfounded and is a transparent attempt to ***** stir.
Rocky7
04/02/2009 16:12:00
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