Category - Transfers

Transfer Mania

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You can’t escape it; everywhere you look it inundates you on TV, radio, social media and this very blog (doh!). Everyone has transfer mania! This weekend all the major European leagues will be in action with Spain and Italy starting their league fixtures yet all anyone can and wants to talk about is transfers. After a somewhat dull summer of international football, international club friendlies and MLS we should all be buzzing to see top players at top clubs playing in top leagues. Yet, the only focus in the media and even commentary during matches is who is going to be transferred and to where. It is a product of an artificial transfer window that Corey and I tried to “fix” in the last podcast without much success.

Since the podcast, I have thought of one possible solution that I failed to mention that could be some type of middle ground to settle things down a bit. Getting rid of the transfer window all together is not an option in my opinion and would cause more harm than good. Perhaps keeping the transfer window open with is current dates with a slight tweak is the way to go. Here are my proposed changes:

1. Foreign transfers must be completed before the season starts.

2. The window will remain open until end of August/early September but only domestic transfers will be allowed.

This plan could easily have unintended consequences that I am not considering right now but would benefit the situation by forcing clubs to conclude their foreign business before the season starts. It would still allow for manager experimentation and squad changes to me made but those changes would have to be domestically based. There would still be transfer talk but limiting those transfers to domestic transfers would greatly reduce the current transfer three ring circus.

What are your thoughts? Is this a feasible solution or has the genie been let out of the bottle with the popularity of football in the global media?

 

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Fixing The Transfer Window

Soccer has been played and there is analysis to be made. Get out those ear buds and listen to the Two Daft Yanks talk about what you need to know about fixing the transfer window, if you believe it is broken which is somewhat/most likely/definitely the case? On this week’s episode:

  • Thoughts on Manchester City 3 – Chelsea 0
  • This week in daftness: Hull City and FIFA edition
  • Listener Shout-outs
  • Fixing the transfer window

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TDY: Fixing The Transfer Window

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EPL Non-Preview Preview

The Premier League season has started and the Two Daft Yanks are in the TDY Mile High Studios soaking it all in. Before the season gets to a full boil the Yanks have a few predictions and transfers they would like to talk about. So sit back and relax and listen to the the TDY EPL non-preview preview. On this week’s episode:

Club Groupings

  • Title Contenders
  • European Hopefuls
  • Mid-table Dwellers
  • Relegation Fodder

Under The Radar/Value Transfers

  • Andre Ayew
  • Ibrahim Afllay
  • Johan Cabaye
  • Jordie Clasie
  • Dimitri Payet
  • Jordan Veretout

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EPL Non-Preview Preview

 

 

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Treblelicious

European club football is in the books for the season with Barcelona defeating Juventus in the Champions League Final. The Yanks are back to break it all down before we fall into the summer abyss. On this week’s episode:

  • Barca’s Season Is Treblelicious
  • Champions League Listener Questions
  • This Week In Daftness: Transfer Ban Edition
  • European Transfer roundup
  • Various US Soccer Updates
  • And More!

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TDY: Treblelicious

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Guard Of Honor

The season is rapidly coming to an end and the title is in hand for Chelsea which means it’s time for a guard of honor! The Yanks are back to  break it all down so take a listen. On this week’s episode:

  • Burnley and QPR officially relegated
  • Who will be the third relegated club?
  • England gains extra Europa League slot
  • UEFA hands down FFP punishments
  • This Week In Daftness: Super Leo edition
  • Championship Playoffs
  • Silly season starts early
  • And More!

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TDY: Guard of Honor

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