The Darkest Day of the Year

25 05 2009

We are there my friends.  This is sadder than putting the turkey in the tupperware, sweeping up the ashes of fireworks, or taking down the Christmas lights. The EPL has ended, match day 38 has passed, the future of the leagues have been decided, and now we wait for the next season.  Before you go and do something crazy, like watch baseball, there is plenty of news for us to attend to.  We here at Among the Thugs will be furiously working this offseason, because we know that during this period there is just as much action to report.  One thing we will watch closely will be the transfer window.

The “transfer window” is the unofficial term commonly used for the concept of “registration period” as described in the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Player. Essentially this means that this is an open market for clubs to begin shopping for players.  There are a lot of details that go into each individual transfer, so we will do our best to include as many details as possible for each story.  According to the rules, each national football association decides on the registration periods used in that association. FIFA mandates two registration periods.

For the English Premier League the transfer window officially opens the last day of the season, and will continue until 5pm of August 31st.  The rumors run fast and furious and the reports are already beginning to trickle in.




One response

25 05 2009

Let the circus begin! Report today said that Aston Villa is possibly looking at Michael Owen (take him please!!) and that their star midfielder Gareth Barry will be picked up by Liverpool. I guess there is no real mourning period for NUFC. Life goes on. This should really be an interesting few months.

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