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Old 02-09-2014, 09:25 AM
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This is from Patrick Barclay and I have to say that I agree with the sentiment even though he uses the example of one of our new players to make his point:

Nothing turns me off football like a transfer window.

There is nothing wrong with the principle, because it prevents the rich and under-achieving from unsettling other clubs’ players all year round, but the speculation is often more interesting than the reality.

Far worse, the closure of the summer market three matches into the Premier League season always strikes me as both a self-inflicted wound to the competition’s integrity and an insult to the audience.

But this year there seemed no harm in a peek at the rolling news, mainly to see if Sky had found a way of preventing local scallywags from disrupting the earnest speculation of smart-suited reporters outside training grounds.

The answer was a reassuring ‘’no’’ and the bonus of an obscured view of James McArthur arriving at Crystal Palace did no harm until the director switched to pictures of a blacked-out Bentley which contained, we were assured, Zeki Fryers. That was it and, until a better image of football’s grotesquely inflated self-importance arises, always will be.

A game that deems Zeki Fryers worthy of smoked glass, let alone a Bentley – whether his or that of the agent taking him from Tottenham to Palace – can hardly be in possession of its senses.

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