Fun and games on Transfer Deadline Day
Last week's blog turned out to be something of a hit. It seems that reminiscing about three-and-in and wall-ball or W.E.M.B.L.E.Y is a favourite pastime for many of us.
I hope you enjoyed Saturday's show. We had two quality jackets on the show: Kenny and the one being worn by David Ginola. I don't know many people who would turn up on the sofa wearing a leather beauty but he seemed to get away with it.
It was interesting to hear him say that Kevin Keegan stopped him going to Barcelona when he was at Newcastle. The Spanish side put in a £12m bid but, with Andy Cole having left the previous season, Keegan told Ginola he had to stay at St James' Park.
Quite a relevant story, given how things turned out on what we will soon be referring to as TDD. Transfer Deadline Day captivated radio, television and online audiences - only England vs. Slovenia has attracted more users on the BBC website! Twitter was awash with rumour and insight as the big money moves unfolded.
There was a great comment from former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan during the afternoon saying how the whole thing reminded him of an auction after a wine-fuelled dinner. Those who spend big wake up the next morning rubbing their heads saying 'how much did I pay for that'?
I spent most of the day sorting out the Walker family shed. In the two years since building the beast it has become home to all manner of items, all of which are impossible to find when you actually need them.
When the Andy Carroll situation started to develop I was trying to piece together various parts of a screwdriver set that has been unused since Christmas 2009. I had a cheeky source who was very close to the Carroll camp.
Early in the morning I checked in with him and was told there was no sign of Carroll to Anfield coming off. As the day developed, and Torres to Chelsea looked increasingly nailed on, Carroll's people swung into action and I kept ringing my information into the BBC's transfer hub from the bottom of the garden.
It's always interesting to see how various parties try to absolve themselves from blame in these situations. The club don't want the fans to target them and the player is desperately attempting to avoid looking greedy.
It's my understanding that Andy Carroll didn't want to leave Newcastle until information was leaked that he the club would accept a bid of £35m. There are always two sides to these stories but it's worth bearing those things in mind before painting your 'Judas' banners.
It also seems that Spurs had a late look at the striker to see if he would consider White Hart Lane over Anfield... the answer was 'no'.
My favourite part of the day was Choppergate. Fernando Torres was apparently on his way to Chelsea in a helicopter when in actual fact he was still having a cup of tea in Liverpool!
Meanwhile, Carroll was flying from the north-east to the north-west and Charlie Adam had a Blackpool donkey standing by at Bloomfield Road. I had visions of Blue Thunder meets Airwolf in the skies over England but sadly it was nowhere near as dramatic as it could have been.
I celebrated shed completion with a creme egg and pork pie combo and listened to Ian Dennis on BBC Radio 5 Live with his 17 mobile phones ringing regularly with hot transfer news. It was also good to listen to Harry Redknapp in the early evening saying that Spurs had only made one bid on deadline day... for Phil Neville.
I'm sure Sir Alex and Lord Wenger were sitting back and watching the madness unfold from their mansions.
This week on Focus we've got an interview lined up with the man who signed Torres at Anfield... Rafa Benitez. I'm interested to see what he has to say about the star striker, Liverpool, Inter Milan, the Premier League season and managing in England again himself. Walter Smith and Matt Jarvis will also feature so it should be another packed one.
If you've got any questions for Mr Benitez let me know.
Also, after a debate in the office inspired by last week's blog, I'd be interested to know what you call the game 'It'. By 'It' I mean the one where you run after your mates to try and catch them.
Apparently 'It' is a very southern thing and 'Tag', 'Tiggy' and 'Tick' are big favourites elsewhere in the country. Your insight and comments would be much appreciated.
If you want to follow the build up to the this week's Focus the best way to do it is via twitter on twitter.com/danwalkerbbc