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PL Clubs to vote on ending transfer window before start of season
15 August 2017 09:43 Post ID: #603867
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I think this is a common sense idea, but I would also like to see the start of the summer transfer window open one month earlier to compensate.
I would be interested to know all your views on this.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40931420

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15 August 2017 13:27 Post ID: #603875 - in reply to #603867
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Aye say I.
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15 August 2017 14:28 Post ID: #603878 - in reply to #603875
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Having thought on it for a bit I'm not so sure. It really needs to be UEFA wide otherwise you'll have top European clubs fecking over Prem clubs every August, unsettling their players, transfer requests, going on strike and what not, and the Prem club then being left in a situation with a disaffected player or worse, losing the player and not being able to replace them until the next window.
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15 August 2017 15:11 Post ID: #603880 - in reply to #603878
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Good point, BD. I hadn't thought of that aspect of it.



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15 August 2017 15:19 Post ID: #603881 - in reply to #603878
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Think the only European clubs who will affect this from a PL pov are mentioned in the piece - Real Madrid, Barcelona, plus PSG, Bayern, and possibly the newly cash rich Milan.

There's that much money moving around the PL that a middling PL club will have a greater say than clubs 25/30 years ago - Sampdoria, Juventus, Benfica, Ajax, for example.

As pointed out, 14 will need to vote in favour.
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17 August 2017 13:46 Post ID: #604043 - in reply to #603878
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Bluedub - 15/8/2017 14:28

Having thought on it for a bit I'm not so sure. It really needs to be UEFA wide otherwise you'll have top European clubs fecking over Prem clubs every August, unsettling their players, transfer requests, going on strike and what not, and the Prem club then being left in a situation with a disaffected player or worse, losing the player and not being able to replace them until the next window.

It's not just that. If this was in place, our window would already be closed giving PSG (say) a clear run at a player like (say) MBappe. They could now potentially lower their bid, knowing we're out of the picture
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17 August 2017 14:24 Post ID: #604049 - in reply to #604043
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citizhun - 17/8/2017 13:46

Bluedub - 15/8/2017 14:28

Having thought on it for a bit I'm not so sure. It really needs to be UEFA wide otherwise you'll have top European clubs fecking over Prem clubs every August, unsettling their players, transfer requests, going on strike and what not, and the Prem club then being left in a situation with a disaffected player or worse, losing the player and not being able to replace them until the next window.

It's not just that. If this was in place, our window would already be closed giving PSG (say) a clear run at a player like (say) MBappe. They could now potentially lower their bid, knowing we're out of the picture


True that, hadn't considered that.
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17 August 2017 16:22 Post ID: #604050 - in reply to #604049
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I think the general consensus on here is that it would only work if it was Europe-wide. If not, then it should not be changed.



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19 August 2017 14:03 Post ID: #604085 - in reply to #604050
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I agree. Not a bad idea but it would have to be applied across Europe to avoid disadvantaging the PL sides. I can't see them voting in favour.
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04 September 2017 00:54 Post ID: #605087 - in reply to #603867
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I'm for keeping it open. I've been having a laugh at how it's unsettled so many clubs this season.
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05 September 2017 21:34 Post ID: #605161 - in reply to #604050
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""I think the general consensus on here is that it would only work if it was Europe-wide. If not, then it should not be changed. ""



Agree, it has to be all in or none in................

Edited by Doody 5/9/2017 21:36
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06 September 2017 13:18 Post ID: #605172 - in reply to #605161
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It does make sense that all Clubs windows run from the same dates and even better when they are closed before the season starts
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07 September 2017 18:24 Post ID: #605206 - in reply to #603867
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Well, it looks like the muppets have voted it in for next season. It'll end in tears
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