More Kenna records were left as smashed as the managers last night as the transfer window attracted 14 bidders.
In a pressure-cooker atmosphere behind some thick curtains in the upstairs of a Piccadilly pub, 13 managers packed in for business.
The Thieving Magpies manager offered some applied phone bidding. Kevin Doyle and Gabriel Obertan were his reward.
Colonel Gaddafi and Vincent Tabak sadly couldn’t make it.
League leaders FC Testiculadew (pronounced ‘Test-ick-you-lah-joo’, didn’t you know?) picked up in form attacker Juan Mata for £31m, much to the concern of those present.
“An excellent evening and well attended,” said the Chairman. “Managers should remember that their new players will only start to score points from next weekend.
“Those not present who needed players can be assured there was an open and transparent process to fill the gaps in their teams.”
Full details, and the results of the Cannestan Combi Cup draw, will be published soon.