Thursday sees the return of one of my favourite events – “Transfer Deadline Day”. For the last fortnight sky has been bombarding viewers with trailers for Jim White’s 6 monthly on-screen explosion of enthusiasm will excite us all about random moves.
I have to say, the build up of Transfer deadline day has been as worrying as it has been momentous over the years. As a fan I struggle to get my head around the plain and simple question of why do clubs, players and agents leave everything to a six hour gap on the 31st August and 31st January each year. It’s no wonder prices go through the roof when everyone’s trying to sign a small amount of players via a seemingly large amount of agents and advisors. Despite all the excitement elsewhere, being a Wolves fan ‘transfer deadline day’ tomorrow will just be known as ‘Thursday’.
Looking at what we’re likely to expect on Thursday, well apart from the usual Sky Sports news hype from the crack of dawn, I would envisage news of Queens Park Rangers latest twenty four signings, Harry Redknapp leaving the training ground speaking out of his car window, lots of random social media generated stories about players turning up at all sorts of random training grounds and local medical facilities, pictures of Jim White entering the Sky Sports News building on his phone seemingly getting the latest gossip and of course the classic segments of reporters outside of training grounds and stadiums with gangs of kids on their mobiles waving to their chums because they’re ‘On the telly’.
Like it or not, the day approaches and there will be many people including myself sat in front of the box waiting to see who’s going where. I think it’s fair to say it’s going to be another exciting day….unless you are a Wolves or Arsenal fan!