I can’t be the only one who thinks the football transfer window has lost its lustre. Back in its heyday the period where teams could bring in new players was filled with intrigue and more drama than you could shake a corner flag at.
Sports reporters were stationed outside stadiums waiting for a sneak-peek of a player being whisked in for a medical. Helicopters were landing at training grounds with fresh faced signings stepping out to greet new managers.
You’d even hear the odd fake social media tale of someone’s cab driving grandad taking <insert player name> to <insert football club>.
The transfer window, and especially the Deadline Day™, was a big occasion on the football fan’s calendar.
But now the whole thing has become very corporate, very predictable and, well, very boring.