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Platini wants transfer window changes.

Uefa president Michel Platini wants to change the transfer window system after claiming it is 'wrong' for a player to represent two clubs in the same season.

Clubs are currently allowed to officially make signings for two months during the summer and also for the month of January.

However, Platini believes the summer window should be made shorter and is keen to assess potential changes to the current system.

"I think we need to get the Uefa strategic committee to look at the whole idea," said Platini.

"I think that it is wrong that a player can play for two clubs in any competition, scoring a goal for one team one week and then scoring against them a few weeks later.

"I also think we have to look at both the summer and winter transfer windows.

"The season starts in many countries in July or early in August, yet the transfer window does not close until the end of August.

"Then we have another window in the middle of the season. I think we need to look at the way the system works."

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"I think that it is wrong that a player can play for two clubs in any competition, scoring a goal for one team one week and then scoring against them a few weeks later."

Where has this happened ?

I'm struggling to remember one incidence of this happening in the same season, usually the club selling the player have a clause in place to stop the player playing against his old club for that present season.

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If anything the transfer window should be abolished. It puts unnecessary pressure on clubs, causes panic buying, makes little or no allowances for emergency situations, and acts against finances filtering down towards the lower leagues.

My guess is that Platini and the Blatter man have had a little bet on the side about who manages to get the most outrageously idiotic statement taken seriously.

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Lofty is 100% right. It seems the only thing this statement has sparked is belief that there should be no transfer window, rather than what Platini wants. I saw it hypothesized on another site that abolishing the winter window would cause clubs to get larger squads, meaning more players in the stands and reserves just to make up the numbers. Not at all a good thing for football careers or equity in the game.

Coco: the best example I can think of is Morientes when Madrid loaned him out and then he buried them with that hattrick with Monaco. But that was a summer deal and happend in April, so not even close.

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Lofty is 100% right. It seems the only thing this statement has sparked is belief that there should be no transfer window, rather than what Platini wants. I saw it hypothesized on another site that abolishing the winter window would cause clubs to get larger squads, meaning more players in the stands and reserves just to make up the numbers. Not at all a good thing for football careers or equity in the game.

Coco: the best example I can think of is Morientes when Madrid loaned him out and then he buried them with that hattrick with Monaco. But that was a summer deal and happend in April, so not even close.

No transfer window effectively means NO transfers - here is a can of worm's......Platinin has the opener!!

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No transfer window effectively means NO transfers - here is a can of worm's......Platinin has the opener!!

No transfer window means no artificially set time limits during which transfers can take place; which as Platini himself admits are impractical and unfair because different leagues start their seasons at different times. Apart from everything else.

Or from another angle: no transfer window means a return to the system that worked well for decades before the idiot bureaucrats changed it for the same reason idiot bureuacrats and tin-pot politicians everywhere make changes - just because they can.

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