02/09/2014 10:20 BST | Updated 02/09/2014 10:59 BST

Deadline Day: How It Unfolded On Twitter

There were more than 4.2 million Tweets sent throughout #DeadlineDay, as Twitter erupted into life with speculation, debate and confirmation.


Radamel Falcao’s dramatic deal to @ManUtd dominated conversation, with more than 1.5 million Tweets related to Falcao during the 24 hr period. The most talked about players on Twitter from midnight to midnight were:

1. Radamel Falcao (@Falcao), 2. Danny Welbeck, 3. Javier Hernandez (@CH14_), 4. Daley Blind (@BlindDaley), 5. Tom Cleverley

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the most-discussed individual off the pitch on #DeadlineDay was Arsene Wenger. In fact, it was only the deals including Falcao, Welbeck and Hernandez that generated more Twitter conversation on the day than Wenger.


The biggest peak in Twitter conversation during the 24-hour period came at 22:58 GMT, with more than 21K Tweets per minute (TPM). The spike can most likely be attributed to the anticipation of the deadline passing just minutes later at 23:00.

The second most-tweeted moment of #DeadlineDay came at 20:31 GMT with more than 11K TPM, moments after Daley Blind’s transfer to Manchester United was confirmed.


#MUFC, #TransferDeadlineDay, #DeadlineDay, #SkyDeadlineDay, #AFC


The official confirmation of Danny Welbeck's transfer to AFC came first on Twitter


Twitter data recorded between July 1st and August 22nd reveals how a selection of the major European summer transfers have been discussed geographically. This visualisation tracks conversation based on the cities that the relevant buying and selling clubs are located in.

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