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FIFA 13 To Blame For 12% Of Recent Break-Ups In UK

According to a recent survey conducted by VoucherCodesPro, around 12% (more than 1 out of 10) of the recent break-ups in the UK have been caused by the release of EA Sports FIFA 13. 

Of 1,124 newly single people, 12 per cent “specifically mentioned” FIFA 13 as being a contributing factor to the deterioration of their relationship. Of that 12 per cent, almost half claimed that it was due to the FIFA addict spending more time with the game than their partner, while 31 per cent said that FIFA 13 had caused a “change in mood” within the relationship.

FIFA 13’s transfer deadline day specifically stood in the way of 13 per cent of those relationships, while 9 per cent were so stressed out by FIFA 13’s online connection issues that it caused problems with their partner. And finally, men weren’t the only culprits, though, 13 per cent of those addicted to the game were female.

George Charles of VoucherCodesPro.co.uk said:

“We had ’50 Shades of Grey’ causing problems in relationships during the summer, however, now it seems like ‘FIFA Shades of Grey’ as another obsession takes over!. People see video games as a break from reality, but it seems that the virtual world can have implications in the real world too.

“Video games can get addictive, but it’s important to keep a hold on reality and not let it detract from daily life. Games are meant to be a source of fun not strife. Players need to put them into perspective and take a step back if it gets too much. If a game’s going badly, why not just turn off and start again?”

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Five ‘Big Name’ Premier League Signings That Never Happened

The transfer window is finally over, and Premier League managers and chairmen can rest easy and concentrate on the matters on the pitch, for another few months at least.

Now that the dust has settled, we can take a look at the five ‘big name’ transfer deals in the Premier League which were very close to happening but never happened in end.

1. Hulk (Porto) to Chelsea
The Brazilian was continuously linked with a move to Stamford Bridge throughout June and July and at one stage it looked like it was almost a done deal. Hulk even admitted he wanted to leave Porto and join the European Champions, but the Portuguese champions insisted they had never recieved an offer from the Blues. In the end, Chelsea gave up the chase because of his hefty price tag and wage demands and instead signed Wigan’s Victor Moses. The powerful left-footed forward joined Russian champions Zenit St Petersburg this week, for a fee of around £40m.

2. Joao Moutinho (Porto) to Tottenham Hotspur
The Portuguese playmaker was the man Andre Villas-Boas wanted to replace Luka Modric at White Hart Lane. But Spurs had to first sell the Croatian to free up funds to buy new players and Modric’s transfer to Real Madrid took weeks to be agreed and completed, which left the London club with just few days to wrap up the Moutinho deal. On deadline day, Spurs did agree a club record £20m fee with Porto but problems surrounding personal terms and third party ownership issues scuppered the deal.

3. Lucas Moura (Sao Paulo) to Manchester United
The Brazilian wonderkid was Manchester United’s top transfer target this summer after the Red Devils failed in their pursuit of Eden Hazard. After seeing a £23m bid rejected by Sao Paulo, United came back with an improved offer and also reportedly had a bid in the region of £30m accepted by the Brazilian club. But the mega-rich PSG came in at the last minute, paid £35m for the youngster and snatched him away from under the noses of Sir Alex Ferguson

4. Yann M’Vila (Rennes) to Arsenal
The French midfielder was reportedly very close to joining Arsenal before the Euros in Poland & Ukraine but a training ground bust-up with his France teammates made Arsene Wenger to reconsider. The sale of Alex Song to Barcelona saw the rumours start again, but Arsenal’s north London rivals Tottenham had also entered the fray and in the end, Wenger decided against a late move for the Rennes midfielder and stuck with his players.

5. Clint Dempsey (Fulham) to Liverpool
Liverpool’s American owners were so confident of signing the Fulham forward that they announced on their official website the US international had signed for the club in July. A month later, the Reds did look favourites to complete the deal on transfer deadling day, with the 29-year-old desperate to leave Craven Cottage and join the Merseysiders. But with Liverpool refusing to pay anything more than £4m for the forward, Dempsey joined Tottenham late in the day for £6m, leaving Brendan Rodgers with just two senior strikers at his disposal.

Transfer Deadline Day – Premier League Ins And Outs

Transfer deadline day is one of the busiest days in the Premier League football calender and IntoTheTopCorner will keep you updated with all the latest Ins and Outs.

Here is a list of all the confirmed transfers involving the twenty Premier League teams. Note – Transfer Window Slams Shut. This doesnt mean the deals won’t come through.

ARSENAL

  • Nicklas Bendtner – Arsenal to Juventus (Loan)
  • Park Chu-Young – Arsenal to Celta Vigo (Loan)
  • Geroge Brislen-Hall – Arsenal to Inverness (Free)

ASTON VILLA

  • Jordan Bowery – Chesterfield to Aston Villa (£500,000)
  • Ashley Westwood – Crewe Alexandra to Aston Villa (£2m)
  • Nathan Delfouneso – Aston Villa to Blackpool (Loan)
  • Christian Benteke – Genk to Aston Villa (£7m)

CHELSEA

  • Amind Affane – Chelsea to Roda JC (Loan)
  • Thorgan Hazard – Chelsea to SV Zulte Waregem (Loan)
  • Gael Kakuta – Chelsea to Vitesse (Loan)
  • Yossi Benayoun – Chelsea to West Ham United (Loan)
  • Michael Essien – Chelsea to Real Madrid (Loan)
  • Raul Meireles – Chelsea to Fenerbahce (£8m)

EVERTON

  • Bryan Oviedo – FC Copenhagen to Everton (£5m)
  • Matthew Kennedy – Kilmarnock to Everton (Nominal)
  • Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe – Club Brugge to Everton (Loan)

FULHAM

  • Kieran Richardson – Sunderland to Fulham (Undisc)
  • Corey Gameiro – Fulham to FC Eindhoven (Loan)
  • Dimitar Berbatov – Manchester United to Fulham (£4m)
  • Ashkan Dejagah – Wolfsburg to Fulham (£2m)
  • Clint Dempsey – Fulham to Tottenham Hotspur (£6m)

LIVERPOOL

  • Jay Spearing – Liverpool to Bolton Wanderers (Loan)
  • Charlie Adam – Liverpool to Stoke City (£5m)
  • Nathan Ecclestone – Liverpool to Blackpool (Free)
  • Dani Pacheco – Liverpool to Real Valladolid (Loan)

MANCHESTER CITY

  • Nigel de Jong – Manchester City to AC Milan (£3.5m)
  • Scott Sinclair – Swansea City to Manchester City (£6.2m)
  • Maicon – Inter Milan to Manchester City (£3m)
  • Roque Santa Cruz – Manchester City to Malaga (Loan)
  • Richard Wright – Free to Manchester City
  • Matija Nastasic – Fiorentina to Manchester City (£13m)
  • Stefan Savic – Manchester City to Fiorentina (Free)
  • Ryan McGivern – Manchester City to Hibernian (Loan)
  • Dedryck Boyata – Mahcester City to FC Twente (Loan)
  • Javi Garcia – Benfica to Manchester City (£15.8m)

MANCHESTER UNITED

  • Dimitar Berbatov – Manchester United to Fulham (£4m)

NEWCASTLE UNITED

  • Paul Dummett – Newcastle United to St. Mirren (Loan)

NORWICH CITY

  • George Francomb – Norwich City to AFC Wimbledon (Loan)
  • Harry Kane – Tottenham to Norwich City (Loan)

QUEENS PARK RANGERS

  • Jay Bothroyd – Queens Park Rangers to Sheffield Wednesday (Loan)
  • Sam Magri – Portsmouth to Queens Park Rangers (Undisc)
  • Joey Barton – Queens Park Rangers to Marseille (Loan)
  • Stefane Mbia – Marseille to Queens Park Rangers (Undisc)
  • Patrick Agyemang – Queens Park Rangers to Stevenage (Free)

READING

  • None

SOUTHAMPTON

  • Gaston Ramirez – Bologna to Southampton (£11.8m)
  • Cody Cooper – Free to Southampton
  • Billy Sharp – Southampton to Nottingham Forest (Loan)
  • Dean Hammod – Southampton to Brighton and Hove Albion (Loan)

STOKE CITY

  • Charlie Adam – Liverpool to Stoke City (£4m)
  • Maurice Edu – Rangers to Stoke City (Free)
  • Steven N’Zonzi – Blackburn Rovers to Stoke City (£3.5m)

SUNDERLAND

  • Kieran Richardson – Sunderland to Fulham (Undisc)
  • Danny Rose – Tottenham Hotspur to Sunderland (Loan)

SWANSEA CITY

  • Pablo Hernandez – Valencia to Swansea City (£5.5m)
  • Andrea Orlandi – Swansea City to Brighton & Hove (Undisc)
  • Scott Sinclair – Swansea City to Manchester City (£6.2m)
  • Federic Bessone – Swansea City to Swindon Town (Free)
  • Stephen Dobbie – Swansea City to Brighton and Hove Albion (Undisc)

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

  • Danny Rose – Tottenham Hotspur to Sunderland (Loan)
  • Giovani Dos Santos – Tottenham Hotspur to RCD Mallorca (Undisc)
  • Rafael van der Vaart – Tottenham Hotspur to Hamburg (£10m)
  • Hugo Lloris – Lyon to Tottenham Hotspur (£8m)
  • Clint Dempsey – Fulham to Tottenham Hotspur (£6m)
  • Harry Kane – Tottenham to Norwich City (Loan)

WEST BROM ALBION

  • Goran Popov – Dynamo Kive to West Brom Albion (Loan)

WEST HAM UNITED

  • Yossi Benayoun – Chelsea to West Ham United (Loan)
  • Nicky Maynard – West Ham United to Cardiff City (Undisc)

WIGAN ATHLETIC

  • Roman Golobart – Wigan Athletic to Tranmere Rovers (Loan)

Ten Famous Transfer Deadline Day Deals

The transfer window was made a compulsory part of the Premier League from the 2002-03 season, and the summer (Aug 31) and winter (Jan 31) transfer deadline days have witnessed alot of frantic activities in the last few years.

In our first ever Picture Special, we look back at the ten famous last-minute deals that took place in the Premier League.

Wayne Rooney (Everton to Manchester United – £25.6m) August 31, 2004

Ashley Cole (Arsenal to Chelsea – £5m plus William Gallas) August 31, 2006

Carlos Tevez & Javier Mascherano (Corinthians to West Ham United) August 31, 2006

Marouane Felliani (Standard Liege to Everton – £15m) August 31, 2008

Robinho (Real Madrid to Manchester City – £32.5m) September 1, 2008

Dimitar Berbatov (Tottenham Hotspur to Manchester United – £30.75m) Septemer 1, 2008

Andrey Arshavin (Zenit St. Petersburg to Arsenal – £15m) January 31, 2009

Rafael Van der Vaart (Real Madrid to Tottenham Hotspur – £8m) August 31, 2010

Andy Carroll (Newcastle United to Liverpool – £35m) January 31, 2011

Fernando Torres (Liverpool to Chelsea – £50m) January 31, 2011