All of the football coverage over the last couple months has been almost exclusively about the transfer window.
Where will Rooney end up? Can Tottenham keep Bale out of the clutches of Real Madrid? What will happen to Luis Suarez? These discussions can get tiresome after a while and at the moment I think everyone is wanting the season start so we can actually talk about football games once more.
The transfer window is annoyance to some fans of clubs who don't buy the players they so dearly crave but the impacts on the team involved can be much more.
Numerous times we have seen a protracted transfer affect a teams start to the season. Arsenal in 2011 and 2012 to give two examples, could it happen to Tottenham this year?
We'll have to wait and see but having your best player the subject of world record transfer bids can't be helpful to season preparations.
I propose that the British Transfer window closes before the first games of the season kicks off. This allows teams to not have to worry about potential key departures while they are starting their campaign.
You could say, why don't teams do their business early in the summer? It's not as easy as that as we have seen so far in this window.
I think it would cause a lot less trouble if the deadline was before the Premier League kick off, allowing the teams, coaches and fans alike to concentrate on trying to win football games.
A slow start in the Premier League can be critical as shown by Arsenal in the last two seasons, only with a terrific run of form towards the end of the season did they manage to get back into the top four.
Is deadline during the season good or bad? Send us your thought.
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