Today is the most exciting day of the football season.
When a club win the title or have a day out at Wembley it is a highlight for one club, but transfer deadline day gives every fan in the country a ray of hope.
The expectation that your club is going to punch above their weight and sign the player who will change your whole season, the player who will you transform your team from relegation fodder to playoff contender.
Okay, it all starts again in January, but the winter window is like comparing the Harrods sale to a Primark sale; this is the one that matters.
You avidly watch Sky Sports news all day, watching Jim White prove that you don’t need drugs to get high as a kite. You sit there transfixed with your fingers crossed, waiting for Sky high Jim to mention your team.
Rumours abound and eventually you hear that a super star, who is now a free agent, has been spotted in your town.
Night time arrives and after several false dawns, the player has signed for your hated local rival and your club have still not announced the stellar signing you were expecting. Your fingers have lost all sense of feeling where they have been crossed for so long.
It’s now five minutes to 11 and it’s like being one down in the FA Cup going into injury time.
Big Jim is still high on adrenalin and the clock begins to tick down. Big Jim announces that the transfer deadline has now officially passed and it feels like you have failed to score from your last penalty in a shootout; you realise you need a miracle.
Just as you pray that the opposition miss their last penalty, now you are waiting to hear about that last second deal that is just reaching big Jim.
Then against all hope the miracle happens, the opposition have missed their last penalty; in some late breaking news big Jim announces that your club have managed to sign a player moments before the transfer deadline; thank you God, miracles do happen.
Who? It’s a Premier league team youth team player you have never heard of, but you console yourself with the thought that no one had heard of David Beckham or Jack Wiltshire when they were loaned out.
It could be worse of course on this day of all days you could support Arsenal and find your dream last minute signing is Yossi Benayoun.
Whichever team you support I hope that come midnight big Jim brings you good news, if not, don’t despair there is always January and the Primark sale when you might just bag a Fernando Torres or an Andy Carroll.
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