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Dead line day passes and Wigan Athletic are three players lighter, Rachid Bouaouzan goes to NEC Nijmegen on a season long loan, Carlo Nash is sold to Everton and Antoine Sibierski is sent on loan to Norwich for three months.

Latics failure to bring in a new forward meant that Henri Camara`s proposed move to Stoke City didn`t go through and we have now got a squad that will take us through till January at least.

Although the players who have left were fringe players it has left us a little lightweight in certain areas, up front we have lost both Sibierski and Marlon King in the last three weeks and surprisingly we have only two keepers with first team experience at the club.

I say surprisingly because Carlo Nash to Everton, now honestly who saw that one coming.

There were some big deals yesterday, none more so than Robinho moving from Real Madrid to Manchester City for £32.5 million, is he that good? Well we will be able to find out very soon, City are at the JJB on the 28th of this month.

Manchester United finally got their man with Berbatov signing in at Old Trafford and Latics target Fraizer Campbell going to Spurs on loan as part of the deal.

For those who were in a space capsule yesterday here is a breakdown of all the major transfers from deadline day:

Dimitar Berbatov - Spurs to Manchester United (£30.75m)

Robinho - Real Madrid to Manchester City (£32.5m)

Frazier Campbell - Manchester United to Spurs (1-year loan)

Xisco - Deportivo La Coruna to Newcastle (Undisclosed fee)

Michael Tonge - Sheffield United to Stoke (Undisclosed fee)

Tom Soares - Crystal Palace to Stoke (Undisclosed fee)

Martin Cranie - Portsmouth to Charlton (1-year loan)

George Friend - Exeter to Wolves (undisclosed fee)

Antoine Sibierski - Wigan to Norwich (loan)

Stephen Elliot - Wolves to Preston (undisclosed fee)

Julian Gray - Coventry to Fulham (1-year loan)

Daniel Cousin - Rangers to Hull (undisclosed fee)

Danny Higginbotham - Sunderland to Stoke (undisclosed fee)

Goerge McCartney - West Ham to Sunderland (undisclosed fee)

Albert Riera - Espanyol to Liverpool (undisclosed fee)

Roman Pavlyuchenko - Spartak Moscow to Spurs (£15m)

Vedran Corluka - Manchester City to Spurs (£8.5m)

Nadir Belhadj - Lens to Portsmouth (1-year loan with option to make permanent)

Vito Flora - Botafogo to Liverpool (free)

Nacho Gonzalez - Valencia to Newcastle (1-year loan)

Blerim Dzemaili - Bolton to Torino (1-year loan)

Louis Saha - Manchester United to Everton (unidsclosed fee)

Tyrone Mears - Derby to Marseilles (1-year loan)

John Akinde - Ebbsfleet United to Bristol City (£140k)

Jon Parkin - Stoke to Preston (fee TBC)

Gabriel Zakuani - Fulham to Peterborough (loan)

Rachid Bouaouzan - Wigan to NEC Nijmegan (loan)

Peter Gulacsi - MTK Hungaria to LIverpool (fee TBC)

Jon Stead - Sheffield United to Ipswich (3-month loan)

Viktor Unnar Illugason - Reading to Eastbourne Borough (1-month loan)

Steve Finnan - Liverpool to Espanyol (undisclosed fee)

Andriy Voronin - Liverpool to Hertha Berlin (1-year loan)

Omar Garcia - Athletic Bilbao to Rotherham (free)

Romain Gasmi - RC Strasbourg to Southampton (loan)

Miguel Angel Llera - unattached to MK Dons (free)

Karleigh Osborne - Brentford to Oxford Utd (loan)

Javan Vidal - Man City to Grimsby (loan)

Andy Williams - Bristol Rovers to Hereford (loan)

Ryan Donk - AZ Alkmaar to West Brom (1-year loan with option to make permanent)

Mark Bunn - Northampton to Blackburn (undisclosed fee)

Collins John - Fulham to NEC Nijmegan (free)

Sone Aluko - Birmingham to Aberdeen (undisclosed fee)

Souleymane Bamba - Dunfermline to Hibernian (undisclosed fee)

Liam Harwood - Carshalton to Bristol Rovers (undisclosed fee)

Jason Shackell - Norwich to Wolves (undisclosed fee)

Dan Wordsworth - Carlisle to Kendal Town (loan)

Steven Thompson - Cardiff to Burnley (undisclosed fee)

Jonathan Grounds - Middlesbrough to Norwich (loan)

Derek Riordan - Celtic to Hibernian (undisclosed fee)

Souleymane Bamba - Dunfermline to Hibernian (undisclosed fee)

John Brayford - Burton to Crewe (undisclosed fee)

Peter Bore - Grimsby to York City (loan)

Nicolas Marin - Lorient to Plymouth (loan)

Scott Mitchell - Rushden & Diamonds to King's Lynn (loan)

John O'Flynn - Cork City to Barnet (free)

Martin Canning - Hibernian to Hamilton (free)

Lloyd Owusu - Yeovil to Cheltenham (free)

Keith Lowe - unattached to Kidderminster (one-year contract)

Carlo Nash - Wigan to Everton (undisclosed)

Matt Harold - Southend to Wycombe (undisclosed fee)

Alan Gow - Rangers to Blackpool (loan)

Peggy Lokando - Southend to Dagenham & Redbridge (loan)

Matt Hill - Preston to Wolves (undisclosed fee)

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Writer: Barry Worthington Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 2 2008

Time: 7:24AM

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A few sneaky ones in there, didnt realise Michael Tonge had moved from Sheff U to Stoke, and Berbatov to Man U, where did that come from? lol
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02/09/2008 07:28:00

You should just about have enough to survive & of course it all goes mad again in January!
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