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  • on 29.08.2012
  • at 11:32 AM
  • by KT

Jim White – 20/1 to quote “Hold on to your hats” on deadline day

Let’s face it – this year’s Summer transfer window has been much more exciting than Winter’s was.

Yet with a little under 24 hours to go there is still a lot of business likely to be done as the rumours continue to spread.

And whilst the anticipation to the deadline builds, you can guarantee that no-one will get more excited that Sky Sports News’ very own ‘Mr Transfer Deadline Day’ himself, Jim White.

The only thing Jim loves more than transfer deadline day is a good deadline day cliché. And even given the amount of activity we’re expecting, Paddy Power’s special market on Jim’s first cliché might eclipse ANY transfer dealing on the night.

Some of the obvious frontrunners in this market include “Put pen to paper” (5/1), “Gary Cotterill outside Spurs Lodge” (33/1) and “Weighing up his options” (20/1).

A couple of others include “Spotted at the training ground” (18/1) and according to Paddy Power, the most likely, The clock is ticking” which heads the market at 7/2.

Some of the more unlikely outcomes are “I miss Harry’s wheeling and dealing” (50/1) and “Are football clubs the only people who still use fax machines?” (80/1).

Here are some of our favourite likely outcomes, which might be worth a pound or two to make Transfer Deadline day even more interesting:

  • You’ll hear it here first – 5/1
  • Twitter is in meltdown – 20/1
  • Hold on to your hats – 20/1

Jim White’s first cliché on Sky Sports News (all odds courtesy of Paddy Power):

7/2 The Clock is ticking
7/2 A Sky Sports exclusive
5/1 We can now reveal
5/1 Put pen to paper
7/1 You’ll hear it here first
10/1 Last minute business
10/1 This just in
18/1 Spotted at the training ground
20/1 Dismissed reports linking him with a move
20/1 Sensational breaking news
20/1 The eleventh hour
20/1 Two phones
20/1 Hold on to your hats
20/1 Spotted entering the ground
20/1 Looks set to snub
20/1 Sky sources have informed me
20/1 Twitter is in meltdown
20/1 Before the window slams shut
20/1 Weighing up his options
25/1 Come and get me plea
25/1 Damp Squib
25/1 Have swooped to sign
33/1 Angling for a move
33/1 Spotted at the airport
33/1 Joey Barton has just tweeted
33/1 Dipped in to the transfer market
33/1 Gary Cotterill outside spurs lodge
33/1 Completed a dream move
33/1 If this is true
40/1 The Owen saga is over
50/1 I miss Harry’s wheeling and dealing
50/1 If you thought the RVP transfer was big
66/1 I’m like a kid on Xmas eve
80/1 Right out of leftfield
80/1 Are football clubs the only people who still use fax machines
100/1 Paddy Power make me paranoid about my clichés

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