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Transfer Window Madness 2013
Posted on June 25, 2013
SSN Breaking News: Hull City have swooped to sign Curtis Davies for £2.25m on a three year deal.
It is a surprise the country does not grind to a halt at the news. Twitter probably did – with #welcomedavies set to trend worldwide for days as Hull fans compare their new boy to Rio Ferdinand because he is tall, slim and quite quick. Members of Hull City online fans forums get to work: dredging up articles from the gossip pages linking Arsenal with a £10m move for Davies some 7 years ago when he actually was “highly rated”. The conclusion is that his signing represents something of a coup.
This, is the madness of the Summer Transfer Window 2013, and the players in the Premier League aren’t even back in pre season yet.
Nobody thinks straight. Fans kid themselves that this summer will be different. Their club will get business done early with all signings secured before a ball has been kicked. Their team is, of course, aiming for the “next level” although will probably never arrive there. Players do not always fare much better. You can imagine Stoke City’s new 6’4 Ivorian striker telling the club website that he “always dreamed of signing for the Potters” and “used to recreate Mark Stein’s winner in the 1992 Football League Trophy whilst growing up on the streets of Abidjan”.
However, it is not only fans that suffer from this apparent ‘headloss’, Journalists are not immune. Take this example…
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