Date: 15th June 2015 at 5:11pm
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Manager Louis van Gaal will have less time to wheel and deal this summer as the Premier League have announced that the transfer window will close earlier this summer.

Instead of the usual 11pm deadline for the closure of the summer transfer window, it has now been moved to 6pm which for folks like me, means we won’t be up until the early hours of the morning waiting to see which transfers did get through and didn’t get through with all the stipulations and loopholes that seem to exist that allow players to be confirmed and registered what feels like three weeks after the deadline was supposedly shut.

As now seems the norm for Sky Sports, their reporters will now have fewer beered up giggly idiots to contend with as well when it comes to marital aides and supposedly grown up men thinking it’s funny to swear on live television.

Ever a silver lining eh!

The deadline has also been officially moved to September 1st owing to August 31 being a Bank Holiday and Premier League regulations stipulate that the deadline cannot fall on a non working day.

Part of the decision for the earlier time is also to fall in line with UEFA’s deadline for Champions League squads to be submitted, as that still falls at 11pm so not that it affects us, but those in Europe have those extra few hours to confirm transfers and make sure they are included.

Hopefully Van Gaal will have his business done well ahead of that deadline anyway to give new players as much time as possible to bed into the club and start forming partnerships with their colleagues for the coming year as we look to push on to make a serious title challenge.