THE closing of the football transfer window has been made a public holiday, because no work gets done that day anyway.Everything stops for the ball
Fans have been given a days leave to chase rumours, assess whether Torres can make it at Milan and criticise Big Sam for his resistance to continental flair using their own time and broadband.
Fan Roy Hobbs said: Transfer deadline day isnt for working.
Its a day for Twitter, for YouTube videos of hitherto unknown Slovenians, for watching endless footage of cars arriving at training grounds on Sky Sports News and claiming they all contain Ron Vlaar.
Its best I dont go in, especially after last year when I spent a 12-hour shift tracing a rumour about Miroslav Klose signing for Newcastle which turned out to originate from my own Twitter account.
But I want to reassure all my colleagues that my expert analysis of every single transfer, loan and medical evaluation will be available at my desk from 9am until well into the afternoon.
The FA has also announced new standards for 14-15, ruling that a game must contain a minimum of ten goals to be described as a thriller after last seasons surfeit of high-scoring but dull matches.