Should the January Transfer Window Continue to Exist?

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Should the January Transfer Window Continue to Exist?

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  1. robertmac43

    robertmac43 Forever 43!

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    It's been discussed before in World Football and with this being one of the slower January's to date I thought it would be interesting to see what people think.

    Explain why you want it to stay or go.
     
  2. les Habs

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    Now this is a poll I can vote on. Let's put it this way, I support a club that just brought in Kevin Prince Boateng and I think it should exist. Actually considering that I may need to find a moderator to change my vote. I mean if it doesn't exist we can't loan him can we?
     
  3. Il Mediano

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    Yeah, I think there's a place for it.

    I'm willing to listen to legitimate arguments against it , though. I just haven't heard any.
     
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    What are the arguments against it? Seems insane to me that you would have to end with the roster that you start with. If you are a team that gets hit with a lot of injuries, you'd pretty much be screwed.
     
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    As it works at the moment I have no issues with it. It doesn't seem like it is used much to unsettle players - which would be my main argument for being against it.

    Not to mention that not all leagues begin in the fall and finishes in the spring (European). So closing January would mean that for some leagues you can only buy and sell in the middle of the season - which would be rather stupid. Of course you could expand on the current rules where there is a difference in the "window" depending on which league you are playing in, but I fear it would complicate things quite significantly - as in many cases selling a player means buying another.
     
  6. robertmac43

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    It mostly comes from teams that have less financially. Their seasons can get disrupted as some of their better players are poached for big money. Basically it is just another spot for big teams to flex their wallets and allows them to cover up some bigger personal problems. Smaller clubs are usually left finding creative ways to get over mid season issues.
     
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    That's fair, those clubs are put into less than desirable situations. I do find the situations where the replacement is better than the poached player though. Imagine how Chelsea would've been if they just bought Suarez instead of Torres.
     
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    Yeah, that might be the best counter I've heard , and I still don't think it's enough to sway me even a little bit.
     
  9. East Coast Bias

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    It used to be open during the PL season, with a deadline in the spring/late winter. Similar to NA sports and a trade deadline.

    I'm torn on it. I can see arguments for both. There is some really stupid spending in the Jan window as teams get desperate. But you can't legislate against stupid spending.
     
  10. robertmac43

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    Honestly I don't really know where I stand on the topic. But its been a slower January than most and I don't think removing the window would necessarily have any major negative impacts.
     
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    The movement always happens closer to the deadline, just like the NA sports where the window is always open until a deadline day. Negotiations just go on and on, and teams don't know how much they want to invest in that season.
     
  12. Chimaera

    Chimaera same ol' Caps

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    Yes.

    Though to be fair, I would support getting rid of the silly window, and just having a registration deadline in each time frame.

    Like, you have to register new players for the second part of the season by X date. You have to register new players for the CL by this date.
     
  13. Duchene2MacKinnon

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    Next up should the epl exist?
     
  14. Stray Wasp

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    No. But the EPL TV deal should still exist. That way Mike Ashley could lay hands on the £100 million he's after without having to go through the sporting charade.
     
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    As for the January transfer window, whilst I think it should exist, I'd like it shortened to a couple of weeks.
     
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    This question would be more interesting. Has the epl sold the soul with the opening for owners?
     
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    Oh. Now that I think about it my local team just lost like it's three best players this window to big teams poaching them off. :mad:

    Still, I mean what are the arguments for having non-trading periods at all? So the players and teams know what they're dealing with and aren't overly distracted by trade talk. One month in the winter doesn't really matter much in that regard. They'd anyways be negotiating behind the scenes for summer deals, so it makes sense to just let them happen.
     
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    The aspect of the smaller clubs makes for an interesting contrast between Euro Football and the traditional NA sports with free agency, entry draft, true minor league system, etc. While I think we all prefer the relegation system, this issue highlights one of the downsides of it.
     
  20. Stray Wasp

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    A still more interesting question. Did the EPL ever have a soul to sell?
     
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  21. robertmac43

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    I don't really think negotiations are the issues, negotiate away, just make the move in the summer. I think the concern is more along the lines of what happened to your local team.
     
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    robertmac43 Forever 43!

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    Agreed although sometimes I wonder what it would be like to do a top 8 system where there are best of 3s or something ;)

    I quickly realize after that it would be a bad idea
     

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