Word on the Tweet: Deadline Day madness takes over and Samba shares joy at QPR move

The Rs new record signing pledged to keep the west London club afloat, while Tim Cahill led the good wishes for David Beckham as the 37-year-old moved to French giants PSG
Deadline Day dominated the Twittersphere on Thursday, with a number of players glued to their TV sets; Michael Owen couldn’t stop talking about all the latest deals, while Grant Holt made a Deadline Day faux pas.

New QPR signing Christopher Samba took to Twitter to thank Anzhi Makhachkala for the time he spent at the club and expressed his delight at joining the QPR.

Elsewhere, Newcastle’s French players took on the rest of the world in an intra-squad friendly while Paul Scharner returned to Wigan on a six-month loan deal. Read all about it in Goal.com's latest offering of Word on the Tweet.

"Never known there to be such a buzz around #deadlineday. Everyone talking about it in the dressing room."
Stoke’s part-time footballer, full-time tweeter Michael Owen is hooked on the Deadline Day madness, just like the rest of us.

"Now I’m excited to joins the new teammates and I try to help the club remain in the league and more… I promise the QPR fans I will give my all every time I put the blue and white shirt on"
QPR’s new record signing Christopher Samba vows to keep the Hoops in the Premier League.

"Beckham to PSG #ohwow fair play to the man. #goodluckbecks"
New York Red Bulls attacking midfielder Tim Cahill leads the wave of good wishes being sent to David Beckham, who has signed for PSG.

"Back home at Wigan."
The Premier League may have lost one eccentric in the form of Mario Balotelli, but we've gained another in the form of the wacky-haired, bespectacled Paul Scharner, who has joined Wigan on loan.

"Just getting some boxes for moving stuff home and the looks I was getting was so funny."
Norwich striker Grant Holt picked a bad day to be lugging boxes full of his belongings around. Don’t worry Canaries fans, he’s going nowhere…yet. 

"Buzzing Danny Graham has signed class player and heard he’s a top bloke as well #lethalstrikers #hawaythelads"
Sunderland’s midfielder-cum-right-back Craig Gardner is considerably happier that the Black Cats have signed Gateshead-born Danny Graham than the Stadium of Light home crowd, who booed him on Tuesday night.

"Funny rumours…LOL"
Tottenham's always euphoric Benoit Assou-Ekotto has laughed off – literally – rumours linking him with a move to Inter in a player swap with Alvaro Pereira.

"Even did a French v rest of the world in training this morning…we smashed them 5-0 #thatsawkward"
Newcastle’s French contingent were hammered in a training ground match, with Sammy Ameobi leading the charge, but admitted it would have been a different result had Hatem Ben Arfa been playing.