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Transfer Window Closing Early

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Indeed, damned fools the lot of them. Especially as no-one else in Europe is doing it. 

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When does the transfer window close?
Usually the English summer transfer window closes at the end of August, but this year the official deadline has been set at 17:00 BST on Thursday, 9 August.
That means all Premier League and English Football League clubs must complete transfer deals to buy players before the top-flight season starts on Saturday, 11 August.
The EFL season is set to begin a week before on 4 August and clubs outside the top flight will still be able to sign unregistered players and loanees until 31 August.
EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey said: "This new approach will give clubs and managers the stability they crave earlier in the season while also providing the flexibility to add to their squads after the traditional deadline until the end of month if required."

What about the rest of Europe?
While the FA has moved the goalposts for English clubs, Fifa's official deadline remains Friday, 31 August.
The Premier League's move means that while English clubs will be able to sell players until the end of August, buying activity will cease on 9 August.
Italy also has a new deadline - Friday, 17 August - the day before Serie A begins.
The top leagues in Spain, Germany and France - as well as Scotland - all keep a transfer deadline of 31 August.

Why change it?
The move comes after all 72 EFL clubs moved in line with the Premier League, who voted in September 2017 in favour of closing the window before their season starts.
Managers have complained that signing players once the season is under way causes disruption to their squads and preparations.
However, the vote was not unanimous, and clubs will still be able to sell players until the end of the normal window.

Just a small reminder then. Thursday could be a manic day in the PL.

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Managers have complained that signing players once the season is under way causes disruption to their squads and preparations

 

No one is forcing them to sign anyone once the league starts. What a stupid reason. You'll see lots of more big moves happen around Europe since the money bags English teams won't be signing anyone i reckon. 

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30 minutes ago, aird said:

 

 

No one is forcing them to sign anyone once the league starts. What a stupid reason. You'll see lots of more big moves happen around Europe since the money bags English teams won't be signing anyone i reckon. 

Agreed. I think some clubs might be kicking themselves once some big teams in Europe shift some players on/in and then some big names become available - and PL clubs can't sign them.

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It is going to backfire big style come the end of August when other sides bring in top buys, and sign from English sides, and our teams are left 'short handed'.

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48ish minutes left to go and then the door slams closed and already it is a shocking window for the toon army and the figures prove it, courtesy of the Newcastle Chronicle

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Newcastle are one of just three Premier League clubs who have brought in more from transfers than they have spent this summer.

The Magpies have brought in £17.6m worth of new players at the time of writing.

However, they’ve also brought in £45m from player sales putting them £27.4m in the black.

No other club has a more positive net spend in the entire division.

It’s a figure which will no doubt come as a source of frustration for Newcastle fans who were keen on Mike Ashley investing in the squad.

Newcastle could face being left behind their big-spending top flight rivals.

A total of 13 clubs have a negative net spend figure equal to or greater than that of Newcastle.

Chief among them is Liverpool who have spent £158m more on new players than they have brought in by selling old ones.

 

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Spurs buying no one :lol:

 

Scenes when Kane does his cruciate in the first game. 

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2 minutes ago, aird said:

Spurs buying no one :lol:

 

Scenes when Kane does his cruciate in the first game. 

:lol: 

All a bit shite really unless you support Everton or Fulham

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1 hour ago, aird said:

Spurs buying no one :lol:

 

Scenes when Kane does his cruciate in the first game. 

Haha, at least they got a decent side, mind if he does my FPL side is wanked.

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City were 1 of 5 clubs to go against the approval of this - bet they're fuming now they've lost De Bruyne and Bravo to injury! 

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Diddums to them.

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