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'A VERY EXPENSIVE CART HORSE'

What Twitter said the day Harry Maguire signed for Leicester

He's become one of England's best players at the World Cup but supporters questioned his price tag in 2017

*Rushes to delete old tweets*

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, particularly in football and more specifically in the realm of football transfers.

Whenever a ‘bog-standard’ Englishman is transferred with the now notorious ‘premium’ applied to the fee, everyone loves to moan about the state of the market.


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The man of the moment

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The man of the moment

Harry Maguire has quickly become everyone’s favourite player.

His monumentally sized head, which is effectively a magnet to the ball, and *that* meme have all played a part in the Leicester man becoming an England cult-hero.

The centre-back joined the Foxes from Hull in a £17million deal last summer, with the price-tag raising a few eyebrows at the time.

Sliding into your DMs like

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Sliding into your DMs like

So, because absolutely none of us here questioned the signing at all… we’re perfectly entitled to stitch up those who did, right?

And that is exactly what we will do.

Our position of power has us feeling like

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Our position of power has us feeling like

Fans couldn’t believe the signing at the time and we have the tweets to prove it…  

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So crazy! He wouldn’t be worth anywhere near that now! Wow! You’re so right!

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A Sunday league footballer is about to win the World Cup.

You better believe it.

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HAHA LOL gd 1 m8.

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Those bloody English teams. Signing all the good English talent and propelling their careers to new heights (literally winning the World Cup).

Ruining the game they are, those English teams!

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This one is just rude.

Have you ever seen a pint of Cravendale bang a header against Sweden in a World Cup quarter-final though?

I thought not.

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In the same world where he’s guiding England to a World Cup final, that world.

And I absolutely love it.

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Neigh.

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Paul Merson’s alter ego on Twitter.


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This lot have made themselves look a bit silly.

If ever there was an advert showing why you should think about your tweets before you send them, it’s this.

Maybe we shouldn’t be so quick to judge in the future…

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