the sulking season

This is good from Paul Wilson on what the summer transfer window has become. I couldn’t possibly be more sick of it, especially now that every player in the world is at some point in the summer linked to every team. Ronaldo back to Man Utd? Almost certain! Messi to Stoke City? Our sources say that talks are very advanced. Rooney to Newell’s Old Boys? Those close to Wayne say he’s always treasured a secret love of Argentinian steaks and Cabernet.

But the season really does need to be shorter — and especially needs to end by the time the European league seasons begin. The window should close on August 15th at the very latest.