Newport County conduct their transfer business a little too publicly

Posted by - January 3, 2013 - Non-league, Twitter

Back in the day, transfers in football would be conducted by fax, with clubs desperately hammering away at whirring machines to get deals completed in time.

However, football is a much-changed beast, and if any incident is indicative of the modern game it is the loan move from Lincoln to Newport of Jake Thomson.

Newport announced via Twitter that the player was joining, but someone at Lincoln City decided to pick them up on their overeagerness! With the nature of Twitter, journalists had their story written by us.