Often, with just hours left, it becomes the Mexican stand-off
with players and their agents on one side and the clubs on the other waiting to see who capitulates first.
Panmure Gordon oil and gas analyst Peter Hitchens said: "We appear to have a bit of a Mexican stand-off
It was a classic Mexican stand-off
, only in a revolving door.
WHAT in God's name is this Mexican stand-off
between Racing UK, the BBC and Channel 4 all about?
Suffice to say there's now a kind of Mexican stand-off
currently operating in their house, with both of them thinking they're right, but having no more insults left to fling.
There was no way around the situation - it was a Mexican stand-off
So the Mexican stand-off
has finally resulted in a red card, sending off for Ken Walker and the game is over, eh?
When the final whistle went there were no further pitch invasions, just a surreal Mexican stand-off
between stewards and fans before the 2005 LDV Vans Trophy Final winners returned to milk the applause.
It's almost like a Mexican stand-off
- or a European stand-off if you like.
Saul Alvarez face to face with Khan
LIKE desperados in a Mexican stand-off
, David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg are in a contest to vanquish one another as an electoral force.
We looked at each other, locked in a Mexican stand-off
Therefore, Villa appear to have a dissatisfied and de-motivated player on their hands as the two clubs hold their footballing equivalent of a Mexican stand-off
- Tommy Lee Jones and Barry Pepper
We'll see a Mexican stand-off
between two gangs and then one lad from each gang pick up what look like weapons -a brick and a piece of wood.