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But those who had claims knocked back said it was largely down to filing expense claims several months after the costs were incurred.
Grant also likes Everton's out-offavour Yakubu and had two bids knocked back for him in the summer but he's ready to try again.
But councillors knocked back the plan yesterday after residents in neighbouring homes complained that the restaurant would lead to parking problems and antisocial behaviour.
But the Baggies knocked back a bid for the 25-year-old as they were short of cover.
In most instances, while only the bettor and one or two employees of a bookmaker will know the exact details of what went on, should you get knocked back in the future, it may be worth bearing in mind the words of a former odds-compiler.
Blues boss Alex McLeish homed in on the towering Italian centre-back after being knocked back in his attempts to land Aston Villa's Gary Cahill last week.
Lacey Szyskowski, below, gets knocked back by Bubba Lou.
The girls knocked back glasses of vodka and orange while jealously guarding her pressie ( an invisible Nu-Bra.
Proposals to build a 50-storey appartment tower at Brunswick Quay were knocked back by planners because of fears that 64 businesses based at the waterfront site would shed jobs.
His first application was knocked back as he had not played in a sufficient number of recent internationals but Dundee claim he could not be considered because of injury.
Among legitimate requests knocked back were details on the numbers of sex offenders in various areas - with Strathclyde Police, Grampian Police and Northern Constabulary all falling foul.
Although Fabregas, who has five years still to run on his contract, told Gunners boss Arsene Wenger before the World Cup he wanted to return to the Nou Camp, Arsenal remain determined to retain the services of their talisman and have knocked back one pounds 30million offer.