03 Aug 2018 10:49:44
Is it just me or is anyone else concerned about the early close for English team's in the transfer window but not for clubs outside of Britain?

My worry is what happens if we lose an important player and we can't buy a replacement?

I think the English clubs have shot themselves in the foot with this agreement to close the window early.

1.) 03 Aug 2018
03 Aug 2018 11:32:19
Why would anyone agree to sell an important player in the first place? its good as clubs can concentrate on EPL from the start.

2.) 03 Aug 2018
03 Aug 2018 11:33:04
Then maybe they should have placed an embargo on outgoing transfers and that might have solved it.

{Ed002's Note - That cannot be done.}

3.) 03 Aug 2018
03 Aug 2018 11:52:02
You know the clubs don't have to sell their players, Right?

4.) 03 Aug 2018
03 Aug 2018 11:54:25
I dunno, we could lose a player any time.

5.) 03 Aug 2018
03 Aug 2018 12:05:37
it was voted for by the majority of clubs apparently. so those those that voted 'yes' don't have a leg to stand on eds? i don't think lfc wanted the early closure but i could be wrong?

{Ed002's Note - Yes, you are wrong.}

6.) 03 Aug 2018
03 Aug 2018 12:17:31
I'm sure premier league clubs will tell their players that if they want to leave, then get it sorted before our window shuts. Else they're not allowed to leave.

7.) 03 Aug 2018
03 Aug 2018 14:44:19
We'll soon see. I'm sure some of the big clubs across Europe will test prem clubs resolve when our window shuts.

8.) 03 Aug 2018
03 Aug 2018 14:35:28
i’m not worried, I think we will hold all the "power" so to speak, because we can’t buy a replacement so can’t be forced to sell.

9.) 03 Aug 2018
03 Aug 2018 15:12:53
The only issue with it would be it drives up the prices from English clubs.

10.) 03 Aug 2018
03 Aug 2018 15:18:14
You would think there is going to be a flurry of activity in the next 5/ 6 days. Unt have moves to make, Spurs have done nothing, Chelsea only really Joginho. Madrid have lots to do and are linked to prem players. Seems really strange that with a reduced window us and Arsenal are the only sides to get our business nipped early.

11.) 03 Aug 2018
03 Aug 2018 15:13:21
i’m not worried, I think we hold more power so to speak because we can’t replace them so we can’t be forced to sell.

12.) 03 Aug 2018
03 Aug 2018 15:14:35
i’m not worried, we have more power so to speak, we can’t replace them so we can’t really be forced to sell.

13.) 03 Aug 2018
03 Aug 2018 16:53:09
Can't say that I see the big deal. A transfer isn't the only way a team can lose an important player. If a player has a season ending injury in sept what then? The team just has to soldier on with what's available until the next window. The decision was made with clubs knowing that it would mean players could leave and not be replaced. The important thing is that clubs have some measure of control over who leaves.

14.) 03 Aug 2018
03 Aug 2018 19:40:39
The biggest problem is that clubs will have players they want to offload and it will become a buyer's market and will lose out on some revenue.

But, as we're often told, it's not our money so its not really a big deal. I personally really like that we have to finish our shopping before the season starts. I imagine the other big leagues will follow in time.

15.) 04 Aug 2018
03 Aug 2018 22:43:19
I think this gives even more power to players.

After our window is shut, other windows are open, players can start agitating for a move and in this way get a huge new deal to calm them down.

Once a player wants out, it’s hard to stop them.