WHO Poll
Q: 2022/23 You are the Chairman what do you do with Moyes?
a. Stick with him obviously, he's delivered two good seasons back to back and will see us out of this dip in form
19%
  
b. If we're still lingering around the bottom three by the start of the WC then that's the time to get rid
39%
  
c. What are we waiting for 2 wins in the last 20 PL games is reason enough to sack him, go now
37%
  
d. I've just got my new Orange & White 3rd Kit with Moyesinho on the back, I can't wait to wear it down to the supermarket, they call me Mr West Ham around here
6%
  



gph 11:59 Thu Feb 3
Are transfer windows a good thing?
Transfer windows were discussed in the 1990s, but the first FIFA-regulated window was in 2002.

Which teams have benefitted most, the giants or the minnows?

Should the transfer window coincide with the close season, so clubs start and finish the season with the same squad, except for youngsters who have matured well enough to join the first team?

After all, not disrupting squads mid-season featured heavily in the arguments for the introduction of windows.

Thread bought to you by twoleftfeet's suggestion (nothing to do with me, guv)

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rumford 5:57 Fri Feb 4
Re: Are transfer windows a good thing?
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Burnhammeronsea 5:31 Fri Feb 4
Re: Are transfer windows a good thing?
Scrap the January one. Causes grief, especially for us. Players often decide who to sign for when they see the position clubs finish in, not part way through a season.

rumford 5:30 Fri Feb 4
Re: Are transfer windows a good thing?
Sven Roeder 10:46 Fri Feb 4
I agree with what youre saying about Chelsea its not just about Abramaviches money they have raked in a fortune on tranfers over the years,although I believe Man City now have more players out on loan than Chelsea at the moment.If you can't beat them join them
.Still Man City my be changing tact as they are still under investigation by the premier league due to the fact they managed to generate 100m more revenue than over big six clubs.Still they have managed to cicumvent FFP in the past..

Robson 5:27 Fri Feb 4
Re: Are transfer windows a good thing?
Not sure of the answer. Swings and roundabouts.

But our failure to sign anyone in January cannot be blamed on the transfer window structure.

Side of Ham 4:40 Fri Feb 4
Re: Are transfer windows a good thing?
If you know when and how to use them yes, for instance.....

The January window is there mainly for clubs to try and rescue their seasons if they are in relegation trouble or not quite where they are expected, it is also good for clubs who are doing well but can't compete with the 'bigger spending clubs' in the summer window. This window is the one where you could (if you put in a bid at the start so the selling club has a chance to replace) upgrade where you shop. If you are willing to pay a fair whack more to put your foot in the doorway you shouldn't be standing in normally the selling club and indeed player may see the move as a good one. What generally happens though is the bigger clubs wait on in summer to pay the going rate for said player so they can go sit on their bench and stop the clubs below competing by offering them their opportunity to play in another pretty well closed shop of the Champions League.


The summer window should be simply known as the Boa Constrictor window.....

, 4:19 Fri Feb 4
Re: Are transfer windows a good thing?
They’re a good thing if you take advantage of them but we only seem to from time to time.

gph 3:44 Fri Feb 4
Re: Are transfer windows a good thing?
The biggest clubs are so powerful that they can turn measures intended to limit the bad effects of that power to their advantage.

The stockpiling of players because of the transfer window is one example.

I suspect that what is happening with VAR is another, although I'm not sure whether the big clubs are able to do this because refs are corrupt or merely flawed and starstruck individuals.

Sven Roeder 10:46 Fri Feb 4
Re: Are transfer windows a good thing?
The added advantage to Chelsea of stockpiling a player like Gallagher is that they can loan him to Palace to play against the likes of Man City (he scored in a win there I think) but obviously he cant play against them.
Also means that loan (if he plays as he does) increases his value from probably a couple of million to £20m+
WIN WIN

cholo 10:36 Fri Feb 4
Re: Are transfer windows a good thing?
The big advantage to the bigger clubs came when loans to other Premier league clubs became a thing, this meant the likes of Chelsea etc could stockpile players but still give them Premier league games through loans so they didn't go stale or want a transfer. This system only benefits the most wealthy clubs.

Sven Roeder 10:33 Fri Feb 4
Re: Are transfer windows a good thing?
Have said before that each club should be able to register a certain number of professionals over 18yo .... maybe 30 is right.
Feel that a summer window of July 1st to 31st should be enforced world wide.
And at best there should be a short Jan window ..... very short. From midnight on Dec 31 to midnight Jan 1. 24 hours to do your emergency business.

Westside 10:30 Fri Feb 4
Re: Are transfer windows a good thing?
Should the transfer window coincide with the close season, so clubs start and finish the season with the same squad,

I think that was tried a couple of seasons ago, with the summer window, in the UK.

Should be tried again.

nich the d 10:20 Fri Feb 4
Re: Are transfer windows a good thing?
There should be one window - the close season window.

It should last a month and close before the season starts. The start and close of the window for international transfers should be worldwide.

There should be a limit - 30? or 35? - to the number of professionals a club can have, to limit Chelsea etc being able to stockpile 30 - 40 players and prevent other teams in their league from buying them..

Nagel 8:38 Fri Feb 4
Re: Are transfer windows a good thing?
I thought that the main argument for it was that otherwise the big clubs could come along and buy whichever player they wanted at any time, but with the window smaller clubs would only have the vultures overhead in the summer and January.

What actually happened was that the big clubs began stockpiling players who would be automatic 1st choice at smaller PL clubs and turning them into reserves who barely play. So it not only strengthened the squads of the bigger clubs but weakened the pool of available quality for smaller ones.

chevy chase 3:58 Fri Feb 4
Re: Are transfer windows a good thing?
What’s a Transfer Window?

Vexed 2:01 Fri Feb 4
Re: Are transfer windows a good thing?
Not for us.





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