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33 things that will definitely happen during Transfer Deadline Day tomorrow

We take you through what to expect, as the footballing equivalent of Christmas approaches.

1. Harry Redknapp rolling down his car windowimage

2. The words ‘we’re hearing reports’ will be used ad nauseam

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3. Ditto ‘more news as we get it’


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4. A sudden revival in Odemwingie memes

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Via memegenerator

5. Football hipsters will make lots of ironic jokes about how tiresome the ironic Jim White jokes have become

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h/t @DavidJEWood

6. Darragh MacAnthony will make his bi-annual appearance on SSN


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7. SSN will be forced to apologise for the lewd behaviour of certain attention-seeking fans


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8. Irish fans wait in vain for Kevin Doyle to move somewhere — anywhere — so he can get away from Wolves

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9. Every Sky Sports News presenter will look either a) like it’s Christmas and their birthday rolled into one b) stressed and overworked


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10. People will milk the Yohan Kebab jokes while they still can

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11. Lack of last-minute transfer deals cause angry fans to accuse their club of lacking ambition


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12. Abundance of last-minute transfer deals cause angry fans to accuse their club of panic-buying

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Via 7amkickoff

13. Approximately 5,573 uses of the term ‘BREAKING’ — to the point where the word loses all meaning/credibility


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14. Journalists on Twitter typing at a furious pace in an attempt to reference the latest club press release ahead of their rivals

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(INPHO/Billy Stickland)

15. Journalists on Twitter typing at a furious pace in an attempt to reference the latest Twitter rumour ahead of their rivals

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16. People insisting that most clubs want to wait until the summer to get the big deals done

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17. The grim realisation that no one wants to sign Wes Hoolahan sets in

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(Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport)

18. ‘Player x is on the motorway’


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19. Lots of ‘frantic last-minute activity’ come midnight

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20. At least one fan doing the Joe Hart dance


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21. Piers Morgan trolling his followers

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22. Numerous pics of players posing blandly in their new jerseys

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23. Lots of ridiculous parodies


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24. Hastily contrived YouTube compilations that make players look way better than they turn out to be


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25. Snap judgements on whether prospective new signings are good enough

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26. Celebrity endorsements of Deadline Day

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27. Edited Wikipedia pages

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28. Cynicism. Lots and lots of cynicism

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29. Ludicrous transfer rumours

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30. Typos

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31. Inexplicable levels of Gary Hooper love

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32. An inevitable sense of anti-climax

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33. An endless amount of dodgy photoshops

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You can follow all the Transfer Deadline Day developments tomorrow on TheScore.ie’s liveblog

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Paul Fennessy

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