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Deadline Days Aren’t What They Used To Be

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So the curtain has been drawn across another transfer window. Sometimes deadline day feels like the night before your geography coursework is due in. You’ve had all term to finish it off but you’ve left it until the last minute because you were too busy playing Sensible Soccer.

And now you’re sitting at your desk and your mum has brought up your spaghetti hoops. The panic has set in because the miniscule amount of data you collated from the survey you prepared isn’t fitting the hypotheses you’ve created and you’re searching for words, any words, just to fill the vast void of ruled lines. And before you know it the clock has struck four in the morning and you are writing gibberish.

And similarly managers suddenly find their squad light of a left-back come late August press the panic button and load up the credit on the mobile phones and dust off the fax machines. And get their mummies to make them a packed lunch obviously.

No such procrastination in the football universe though. This summer the managers of this country obviously put the videogames to one side and actually knuckled down to their own coursework. Which sort of meant today was an anticlimactic way in which to shut the window.

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Written by harrisharrison

September 1, 2009 at 6:15 pm

Posted in Football

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  1. So many mentions for Mum. Dad is sad.

    Clem

    September 2, 2009 at 4:58 pm


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