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I don't really understand why there's so much activity on the last day of each window! I could understand if the window closed before the season started but as a manager I would hope to have my squad in place before I finish pre-season training. I know it's not always possible and you might pick up an injury at the last minute that you want to cover for, but why do so many average players make almost irrelevant moves on the last day of every bloody window.

If it was up to me the team that you've got in place at the start of the season (and that means all staff - managers etc) would be the team that would finish the season. The only exception to that rule would be that outside of the PL clubs would be able to take players on loan as and when they need to. That means if you're manager is crap (as a chairman you hired him so it's your bloody fault), then demote him and put the youth team manager in his place for the rest of the season.

I really do hate this time of year, and it shows a real lack of planning and forseight from everyone involved.

Someone explain why it happens????

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I think it's because everyone plays the brinkmanship game, hoping to get the best price at the last minute. For example Glen Johnson may have cost Pompey ?4-5m if they wanted him a couple of weeks ago, but now they know we have a surplus they get him for about ?1m less.

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I think it's because everyone plays the brinkmanship game, hoping to get the best price at the last minute. For example Glen Johnson may have cost Pompey ?4-5m if they wanted him a couple of weeks ago, but now they know we have a surplus they get him for about ?1m less.

For us it's the other way around. When we buy at the last minute we have to pay a ridiculous amount of money. icon_rolleyes.gif

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Pretty much along the same lines as Jack although I think clubs use it to psh up prices as well as lower them.

Jack's example with Glen is the lowering one, Pompey know we want rid and know we probably won't hold out for a higher price and risk no deal going through.

And the flip side is that clubs who think they have a player who is sought after by one, or some, of the bigger spenders will hold off till late on to try adn encourage a bg bid by a club who doesn't want to run the risk of missing out.

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Pretty much along the same lines as Jack although I think clubs use it to psh up prices as well as lower them.

Jack's example with Glen is the lowering one, Pompey know we want rid and know we probably won't hold out for a higher price and risk no deal going through.

And the flip side is that clubs who think they have a player who is sought after by one, or some, of the bigger spenders will hold off till late on to try adn encourage a bg bid by a club who doesn't want to run the risk of missing out.

You sound very much like one of those buyers/bidders on EBay.

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