I can exclusively reveal that transfer deadline day is an over hyped turd burger which teases and tantalises, but then invariably fails to deliver. One has two choices. One can either waste a perfectly good day listening to incessant gossip and rumour, and in the process become progressively manic and infuriated. Or one can go and do something completely different, ignore the damn transfer deadline and have a look at the deals that have been done after the deadline has passed.
There are pros and cons to both options. If one has nothing at all to do then I suppose frantically staring at a computer screen with teletext on in the background is an option, there are other options like sitting on the bog for a period or having a snooze. Personally I'd rather do anything else than waste a day getting led up the garden path by various agents and tabloid journalists. The sun is shining and I am shortly off to expose myself to some radiation.
Anyway while we're all thinking of the transfer window I'd just like to quickly point out just how stupid and cretinous having a transfer window is. FIFA's reason for a window is that allegedly without it one club may choose to buy another club's best player/s in mid season to alter the outcome of the league. This reasoning is deeply flawed and misguided at best. If one looks back over recent decades it is incredibly rare for clubs to buy a rivals' player in mid season. And so what if it does happen, why the hell not let it happen? As things currently stand it's not as if the window stops the big and richest clubs buying the best players?
The muppets at FIFA would do better to protect smaller clubs from the circling vultures by actually doing something to stamp out the blatant tapping up of players that the big clubs indulge in. FIFA should gets it's act together and start enforcing its rules so that contracts actually mean something. At the moment it is commonplace for clubs to approach agents and players directly, before they have sought permission from the player's club, whether this be by the use of the media, direct contact or both. We saw this summer that FIFA's own website was used for the very purpose, ie the deliberate unsettling of an under contract player by another club. FIFA are a joke, the transfer window is a poorly thought out concept and it is about time FIFA actually started to enforce some of its rules, fat chance this will happen though.