And that’s all folks! The stroke of 11pm BST has come in past in the footballing world and never has it meant as much it does every August 31st…the end of the transfer window. Boardroom execs for clubs all around the Europe have been stressing over this time, in crowded rooms, calling agents, dealing with the media, ordering pizza? (yes Steve Bruce, that was the most exciting thing ESPN had to say about your deadline deals).
I personally as well as millions of fans have been hunched over their computer, with bloodshot eyes, and vertigo from lack of movement, incessantly clicking refresh on our twitter pages, trying to be the first to know and text all our friends.
The best part about the chaotic day in footballing is that it is like you are rooting for the same team, but it got a makeover. Those old zits that gave your club character, are replaced by fresh flesh that holds hope for the future.
Optimism is the highest it will be for many fans and clubs alike as they begin to enter the heart of their seasons. The newcomers are excited to be where they are and fans can only assume that they will help their side to glory.
Isn’t this a great day?
Here are grades for all 20 team’s transfer this summer.