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Transfer Windows

Transfer Windows  

11 members have voted

  1. 1. Should the Summer Transfer Window close before the domestic season begins?

    • Yes
      8
    • No
      3
  2. 2. Should there be a January Transfer Window?

    • Yes
      5
    • No
      6


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Inspired by another point in this article based on a radio 'lecture' by Herbert Chapman.

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I voted no for both. If there wasn't a deadline clubs wouldn't feel rushed to complete deals which means transfer fees and agent fees would not increase at the rapid rate that they do. I'd put a cap of one transfer every twelve months per player mind you.

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Without transfer windows the likes of Manchester City & Chelsea would be buying players as soon as one gets injured. If Diego Costa goes through a goal drought for five games then it's little bother as a new striker can come through the door at a moment's notice. 

Not having a window would also greatly increase the amount of player power, rather than a player getting a sulk on for a month because he hasn't been sold and then getting his head down for the February-May period anyone can literally have a tantrum for as long as they like, actively looking to push through a move for a full season if they feel like it regardless of how it disrupts his team-mates. 

Transfer windows are an essential part of football for me. I just can't imagine us operating to the same standards without them. 

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5 minutes ago, Aaroncpfc said:

I voted no for both. If there wasn't a deadline clubs wouldn't feel rushed to complete deals which means transfer fees and agent fees would not increase at the rapid rate that they do. I'd put a cap of one transfer every twelve months per player mind you.

Couldn't have put it better myself.

 

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Can't remember where I read it but apparently it has to be unanimous which I find unlikely and I don't see how it works unless you agree on a universal new transfer window with the rest of Europe. 

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Cannot see this happening tbh, if the window shuts at say 5pm on the Friday and the Premier League starts at 12.15pm on the Saturday, it suggests that a number of players signed on Deadline Day would not get the chance to train with their new teams, reducing the likelihood that they'll start a game the following day, which would ruin some of the vomit-inducing hype you get from Sky Sports. 

Ultimately, it's not a bad idea though there are issues like International tournaments in the Summer that reduces time teams have to sign players, especially those involved in said International tournaments. 

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