TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY LIVE! Twitter’s getting to be a big influence in footy

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IT SEEMS Twitter is taking an extra significance in the world of football nowadays.

Not only does the social networking site allow players and fans to communicate like never before, it is also acting as catalyst for footballers and clubs to instigate transfers.

From the likes of Darren Bent’s infamous tirade, to Jose Enrique’s slurs about Newcastle’s transfer policy; players are now etching themselves as part of micro-blogging folklore in order to find pastures new.

But it seems the Twitter revolution is forever changing.

Earlier this month, Stockport County asked fans which forward the club should sign by posting a poll on the popular website. Club director, Tony Evans, asked fans to choose between strikers George Donnelly and Jamie Vardy.

The fans responded in their hundreds and unanimously picked Donnelly – leading to the Blue Square Premier side bidding for him, although the bid was eventually rejected.

Asking fans to choose which players the club should sign is slightly unusual, but it’s the latest indicator of the power social networking plays in sport.