We sat through the final hours of the transfer window watching West Ham, Birmingham, Liverpool and Chelsea sign international strikers. And think about it - everyone were winners - APART FROM US! Oh yes, I forgot, be brought in a loan signing . but he's injured! He actually FAILED the medical! You couldn't make it up, could you? Stephen Ireland is two weeks away from making his Newcastle debut after arriving at the club with an injury. The deal went through just hours after reports emerged that it had fallen through because he had failed a medical.