Jeremy Peace: Close the transfer window

West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace asked the Premier League to close the transfer deadline before the start of the season.

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Jeremy Peace

But the Baggies owner admits the change is unlikely to happen, writes Steve Madeley.

Peace and his officials brought in 11 new players this summer during a major overhaul of the squad, including several after the opening game of the new campaign.

But he admits he would be in favour of moving the transfer deadline to before the big kick-off.

He said: “If you spoke to the other clubs in the Premier League they would all say it’s not ideal.

“We are all the same in our little league.

“My ideal would be that you get your squad done and start playing and the window shuts, then you all know where you stand.

“No player thinks that they might be moving and thinking they’d better not get injured.

“And players would not be coming to you saying they’re not in the right frame of mind.

“We have raised it with the Premier League and said ‘close the transfer window at the start of the season’.

But they mention the League Cup, the FA Cup, no winter break, the fact that World Cups and European Championships eat into the window. All of these things mean we can’t do it so we’re stuck with it as it is and everybody has got the same set of problems.

“If we could do it I would certainly be in favour because it would remove a whole load of uncertainty during the season.

“You try to get things done as early as possible but you can’t. People talk about not doing anything until after the World Cup.”

However, Peace insists he is happy with the Baggies’ business since their brush with relegation last season.

He said: “In a way we have had a major sea-change in the last three months because we wanted to draw a line under what had gone on last season and almost reboot it, start all over again and we have tried to get the right type of player in terms of not only the way they play but also the type of characters involved to take us forward.”

Meanwhile, Albion head of communications John Simpson has left following 13 years at the club along with media and PR manager Oliver Bhurrut, who spent 12 years at the Hawthorns.

Former Express & Star chief sports writer Martin Swain joined this week as the Baggies’ new director of communications.

Comments for: "Jeremy Peace: Close the transfer window"

capehill

It will never happen, good idea though, the greed league wouldn't be the greed league without it, the top six couldn't throw say 20 million down the drain on over bloated prices, De Maria , have drawn out sagas, to sign Carrol, Henderson, Torres etc, for quadruple what they're worth. I don't think it would work, any baggies?

CantelloRocket 78

So Martin Swain officially joined the Baggies this week in the PR department, and JP's now giving an interview every day-

I'm just wonderin' what's comin' next-

A new website called 'Jez's Daily Diary'?

A series of videos on YouTube, each episode titled 'A Piece of Peace'?

Or maybe he'll just make an occasional guest appearance with our regular Blogger, billed as 'Warren Peace'....??

Whatever, I'm enjoying the communication, Main Man........Go Jezza !!! :-)

youngand hungry

but you didn't know swain had joined , until you was told today , you must have been out trying to out wit a fish .

ELDERVO

Warren Peace, like it rocket, clever.

youngand hungry

Eldervo , yes it is clever , but alas its not the first time it as been said .

mcvitiespace

Come on youngand hungry you are the master at saying exactly the same thing over and over again . "I was there." "I was there." "I was there."I was there." "Honest i was there."

youngand hungry

you were where ?

Kev the Rev in LA

mcvitie

A bit like yaself, mar dad, yowa club, our crowd, how many cups etc etc etc.

BeeCee

Kev. Your appeal to Jack, if that is the right word to use didn't work mate. He is all over the Wolves site like Hund Poop. We are now firmly convinced he is a Closet Armchair Wolves fan.

The Real Bully Hoo.

Morning Rocket.

Talking of Youtube, I wonder if the Downfall of Wolverhampton Wanderers clip is still on there. One of the funniest things I've seen.

Still since then they've learnt the lessons from us and credit to them they seem to be getting their act together.

CantelloRocket 78

Bully,

I haven't looked at that hilarious video recently mate, but yes, it's obvious our neighbours have been using us as a role model - I guess everywhere in life there are Masters and pupils, eh......? ;-)

capehill

Bully, Rocket , checkout on you tube, the one , where the supposed "Hard as nails wolves crew, were actually perched on the roof of the stand, like chickens, and the clown goes through it, brilliant. It made me wince, and im not even Egg-bound, lol, lol lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egWbklcsfFw

youngand hungry

while kevs away ?

youngand hungry

so he don't have to spend anything for he sells up .

Old fat and bloated

Unlike Moxey eh, no money no players. Best sell that Sherpa van me thinks

THEGREENMAN

I've always thought it ridiculous to start the season before the window had closed. It makes sense to have all transfers completed before the season starts, it surely makes it easier for all clubs to know exactly where they are when they commence the season. I doubt it will get changed though.

It has been more difficult this year with the World Cup happening, with players not wanting to commit themselves until after it had finished.

THEGREENMAN

CantelloRocket 78

TGM,

I'm sure there's a good reason for it, but it always seems a little strange that within the European Union, we have relatively open freedom of employment all year round, yet footballers can't leave or join employers for many months of the year - also transfer deadlines can vary in different countries.....clear as mud??

THEGREENMAN

Rocket

Just like anything to do with the European Union.

THEGREENMAN

capehill

TGM, that's the business we are in, a mini league within a league, sounds daft, but true. Top Six, then 7th to 12th,then obviously the rest. I take it some clubs in the EPL have been taken to task over debts, Man City, but the ruling was a joke, but they are obscene amounts of money, for eg Man Ure £750,000,000 in debt, Salisbury city, 15,000 in debt,Salisbury demoted two leagues, how does that compare, but if you look at the Conference, there are some teams in there that used to be in the league. Wrexham, Luton just got back up, York city, Macclesfield town loads of them, Grimsby, there or there about's, mad isn't it, boing boing

youngand hungry

what about the window cleaner ?

Old fat and bloated

You can't afford one

Orlando Wolves

JP is a very brave owner to undertake such a team restructuring as has gone on at the Hawthorns during the close season. Especially when the Manager / Coach situation has been so turbulent and unstable at the club.

Personally, I think things will get better for the Albion once the new signings and the injured, are bedded into the team and settle down.

Last season was a close run relegation battle, but, West Brom survived to fight another day. Fans need to be patient and support the club at this transitional time.

Hopefully, next season we then can renew `hostilities` in the top flight, where both clubs should be.

youngand hungry

easy to say when you don't have to pay to watch such rubbish , is it not ?

Old fat and bloated

Neither do you. Although your T.V licence must be killing you.

youngand hungry

funnily enough fats the reminder came today .

mcvitiespace

But you dont pay to watch anything.

Kev the Rev in LA

mcvitie

hee hee hee

Jack the Hat

Steve ( Madeley ),

I never do Twitter and the two posts on your West Brom web chat blog on the 04/09/2014 are not mine as some idiot is copying and pasting my nom de guerre. So in future any posts with my field name, do not answer them. Thank you. E&D please track the culprits E mail address and strike it off your site.

Thank you for being responsible for your site.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

youngand hungry

nobody replys to you anyway jack .

Old fat and bloated

Nobody believes you

ELDERVO

E&D ! You may have more joy with your request Jack if you adressed the people, who's help you're asking for, correctly.

Just saying like.

The Real Bully Hoo.

Morning Jack.

Looks like everybody's ignoring you LOL.

CantelloRocket 78

Bully,

yes mate, Jack does seem to have his admirers-

it reminds me of years ago, when little Schoolgirls would wait early morning outside Donny Osmond's hotel, hoping for him to appear, then they'd scream and giggle as they tried to get his attention.....LOL!!

youngand hungry

rockit how was your night out that kev ruined ?

capehill

Jack, im ignoring you as well, lol

youngand hungry

go on bully reply , you know you want to .

I wont tell kev I promise .

Old fat and bloated

Come on son, we know you're a bit special so take it easy.

Jack the Hat

To the idiot aping my nom de guerre, try and get medical help for your sour mind. If you think for one moment of your insanity that you will affect me try and think again. So long as the fans that matter know they are not from me, that is all that matters and they do know as your style is nowhere near mine.

Gorra loff ay ya.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

youngand hungry

I don't think you are loffin are you jack ?

ELDERVO

Identity theft, I'd report it to owd rent-a-cop TTW if I were you.

Will the real Mad Jack please stand up, please stand up ......

mcvitiespace

Jack

Take note of ELDERVO , when he speaks of identity. He has experience of being many things at the same time as being nothing in particular. Will the real ELDERVO please stand up if there is one.

BeeCee

Snoopy Jack.

How you have the brass neck to comment on someone's ''sour mind'' beggars belief.

Who ever you refer to about your style. Thank God they don't copy you. Banter it ain't. Childish it is!

As far as medical help is concerned I think it's your sanity that is cracking up having to post a pathetic plea like that!!!

capehill

Probably, a disgruntled dog head Jack, it will get bored, m8, Keep posting, you know your style, the doghead one will be easily spotted. Don't let it wind you up. boing boing

Jack the Hat

capehill and all,

No chance of it winding me up mate, I've been through all this once before and so has Cyril. They have an ice-cream in hell's chance of rattling my cage as the bars are made of rubber if you get my gist. All the best.

BOING~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

ELDERVO

So that's how you keep escaping then. Best hope that nursey doesn't read that.

Jack the Hat

ELDERDER,

Nice one, what is your excuse?.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

baggy8oy

Here's one for you... Why not remove the transfer deadlines All together?.... Allow these businesses the opportunity to trade like any other business, they can employ players as & when they need them rather than the risky business of what WBA have just done, replaced nearly half of their playing employees on one swoop!.. Its absurd... Teams get 12 weeks in the off season & then another 4 week window to buy, thats 16 weeks out of 52 weeks in the year... Would any other business owners like to make decisions like that?.. I doubt it... The transfer window over inflates players values whilst other players miss out through the season that are ready to sign for or to leave clubs for financial or team balance reasons are forced to wait half of the season for moves... I would also make the parasite agents earn their money through the year rather than holding clubs to ransom in these transfer windows... No where's that step, I need to get down of this high horse... ATiD

The Real Bully Hoo.

Good post and add to it the fact that this year a lot of players are preparing for the W/Cup then playing in it and then fitting in a holiday after, it makes the whole system an even bigger farce.

CantelloRocket 78

As I said earlier, why should players be blocked from changing employer for most of the year, when other people have freedom to work for whom they like, when they like??

Maybe there's a loophole - teach a player to boil an egg, then change his profession to that of a chef, get him a job at another club in their kitchens, then switch him back to being a professional footballer, who's already employed at that club!!

Sometimes my cleverness and modesty just amaze me......Lol !!! ;-)

youngand hungry

me to , and kev I shouldn`t wonder .

could teach him how to cook a cabbage .

mcvitiespace

But in all walks of life you obviously prefer turnips. You have told us before.

youngand hungry

oh crumbs sorry I will not reply to you again , I like a friend to be able to stand up for himself , but just like mardy you have failed , we could have had a wonderful friendship .

mcvitiespace

The fact you are no longer replying. Has it anything to do with the post you have had removed off of a different thread requesting us to meet up before the Wolves match with Middlesboro on Oct 21st. I will be there and can meet you in the ground if you like or outside or at a pub of your choice beforehand just say. You can sell your club to me, Obviously i would have been at Hawthorns the day before watching Albion v Man Utd so maybe i could be easily swayed.

Kev the Rev in LA

mcvitie

Oh that's a new one, invitin' him out then tautin' him that he never turned up, brilliant

mcvitiespace

Kev the rev.

Of course he will turn up why wouldnt he?. I am just waiting for his confirmation of time and place. Its all on a friendly basis.

RobinBrittain

Young and Hungry has twelve posts on this page.

Come on E & S get rid of him.

youngand hungry

is that all , I must be slipping .

15

mcvitiespace

Youngand hungry must be allowed to continue to post as frequently as he likes. If he gets on your nerves so to speak just ignore them. He actually never says anything. He is obviously infatuated with all things Albion which is why he posts so often on these threads and so infrequently on Wolves threads. His sole purpose is to try and justify himself as a Wolves fan that is why he always feels the need to tell you he is going to the match , when he is leaving for the coaches etc. He makes up facts and figures and then has removed any posts which rightfully correct him. I realised this almost the first time i encountered him on these boards and now just humour him with my replies to which he gives his stock answer of "Oh crumbs". To all those who wish him to be removed the best chance is if the Express and Star get tired of both his and my inane comments and ban us both. The boards can then be left to all of you, Until then however just ignore him but dont put down anyone who wishes to reply. After all he is never going to change any of us from always following the Albion (ELDERVO excepted) and eventually he may start to follow the Wolves as he wrongfully claims he does.

Kev the Rev in LA

mcvitie

Am yo fu'real, sounds like two chucking idiots together

mcvitiespace

Kev the rev

I am for real but do not care whether you think i am or not. Also do not waste your time telling me who i should or should not reply too. I will not take any notice and only desist when i want to. If this makes me an idiot in you eyes so be it but i maintain us both being banned is the best way for you to get this boards to yourself.

Kev the Rev in LA

mcvitie

I have never told anybody who they can talk too, I've only ever ask fans to think is it worth boring the majority for their own 5 seconds of pleasure.

It's incredible that you could deduce from these exchanges that I want to have these boards to myself when it the exact opposite, I am appealing to people to stop thinking of their own pleasure which in turn is helping to drive people away.

If people think that my objective is selfish and indeed out of order I invite them to come on here and tell me.

Adeu

youngand hungry

oh crumbs I take it back , you have become a man , good on you , I might meet you after all .

CantelloRocket 78

Robin,

he has to get up at 6.00 a.m. every morning, and submit at least 30-40 posts per day in an attempt to get one person to directly respond to him-

very much like a rodent constantly running around his cage and spinning wheel, hoping someone will eventually give him a small item of food - hence the term 'pea brain' - so keep that image in mind.....;-)

youngand hungry

it was after 7 this morning , I had a lie in .

Kev the Rev in LA

Cantello

Wasn't always like that though was it mar mate, but some will always find ways round it.

He still has some fun though, he's still got mcvitie dangling on his strings.

Adeu

CantelloRocket 78

Kev,

as I keep saying, I haven't spoken to him diectly for a long, long time, and I've steered clear of him trying to provoke me several times today-

but he does seem to be getting plenty of mileage running around the site saying you're watching what everyone's saying, and pulling 'em all up about it.....

Adeu.

Kev the Rev in LA

Cantello

Again, why are you bothered what he's doing or saying?

Adeu

CantelloRocket 78

Kev,

LOL....!!!

Seriously mar mate, step back a minute and have a look-

these current threads, I've chatted about the story of the articles, trying to get a discussion about the latest Baggies news, and I've spoken a couple of times to other Albion fans - and that's it-

just go back and read through your own posts and think about what you've been posting about, and how many subjects you've discussed, and how much you've had to say about the Albion stories in recent times-

you might find it interesting........

Adeu.

CantelloRocket 78

Kev,

I comment on the stories, I chat to people, and today I made one reply to Robin - one Albion fan to another on the Albion boards - and I knew you've find it and respond to it, when you could just ignore it if you wish, but as I guessed it then turns into a lengthy discussion that must bore people rigid-I'm sorry but you have your point of view, I have mine, and you really don't have to pick up on everyone, and criticise everyone, it's just getting ridiculous, I'm getting sick to the back teeth of being analysed every day on every post, so I'll just leave it there for now, I really have other things to do,

Adeu.

youngand hungry

have you pair heard yourselves ? your like two old women , the way your going on you will drive everyone away , now lets have an end to it please .

Jack the Hat

Kev, Cantello,

He has told a truth, he said he had a ' lie in ' this morning Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Haa, oh my sides. He was enjoying his favourite hobby telling lies Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Haa,

Gorra off ay ya.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

CantelloRocket 78

Kev,

I know I keep repeating meself, but I really think this 'wasp' idiot has got some part of his brain that's massively obsessed, and in some way unbalanced, and I still feel as long as it says 'Albion site' at the top, he'll keep plastering posts on here, whether we speak to him or not - and at least 5 people still spoke to him directly today, so it seems nigh on impossible to get every single person on board - I've ignored countless taunts and provocation off him, but he's flooding the site, and others like Robin seem upset, so I do still mention him in conversation with others, but I want him off here as much as anyone else.

I answered Jackett the other day because he always seems to make unacceptable personal insults that's below the belt, and Ben Foster may have had problems with his wife - maybe she was insecure or depressed after having the baby, who knows? - I just can't stand this nasty personal stuff, but I finished by saying I wanna ignore him in future, and that's true.

You don't bore me, but you can get very passionate about an issue, and some people feel a bit uncomfortable and a bit pressured when you push a point, so it can raise the temperature a bit, I guess we all just need to calm down a little.

I want a good, happy site, I don't like unrest, but it's difficult to please everybody all the time - I start a new thread with fresh hope, then feel like we're always being dragged down.

There's a genuine problem concerning a holiday mix-up next week, so I won't be here, I've already mentioned it to Max last week, but I'll explain another time.

Adeu.

youngand hungry

jack they not interested in your post , why don't you try putting it on twitter

gorra loff ay ya tweet tweet

youngand hungry

rockit can`t make it next week , Villa must be at home .

ELDERVO

On what grounds exactly Rob ? because it's winding you up ?? not really a valid reason is it.

UTW

mcvitiespace

This week i is mostly supporting Wolves.

RobinBrittain

Thanks for asking me a question and then answering it on my behalf.

He doesen't wind me up but I find it sad that a football forum designed for serious comment is being turned into a circus and the E & S do nothing to prevent it.

Despite some of the things you write Eldervo , I sense that you are quite intelligent.

Surely you must must get tired of his inane comments which probaby amuse no-one except himself.

Lets hope he falls off his spinning wheel from a great height.

Kev the Rev in LA

Robin

He won't as long as he's got puppets like mcvitie to control.

Adeu

youngand hungry

hi kev about time to ,where you been , its bedlam on here today , I cant type quick enough , have a word will you .

thanks

mcvitiespace

kev the rev

Pinnochio was the puppet and i think even you agree youngand hungry has far more in common with him than me.

Kev the Rev in LA

mcvitie

No, would you talk to him if he didn't talk first?

You are jumping to his tune.

Kev the Rev in LA

Robin

Obviously the Wasp is a problem, for some at least, but why do you think it turns into a circus and if you have a theory, what in your opinion is the answer?

I must add the in my opinion and I think it would be the same if challenged under the E+S rules the Wasps comments are not abusive and in many old gold eyes they are in fact amusing.

Sorry to bore others by repeating myself.

Adeu

youngand hungry

so rob because you don't like something you want it removed ,

1, me, remove me

2 , sports desk , remove it

3 , transfer window , remove it

whats the betting al will be next on your hit list .

Old fat and bloated

Come on son, calm down now. Got double egg and chips tonight if you want to come round. We can look at the pictures of that Sherpa van if you like?

capehill

stop mentioning eggs, the james hunts expecting, he is egg bound

capehill

Mcvits everything you write is true, check this post that got removed, Really sharpish as well, it must have been up for say 10 mins, so I ripped into it, and then it was gone

youngand hungry

August 29, 2014 07:07 am

Well thats where you are wrong Capey, I am going to answer you, because of your vile and evil and crap and rubbish posts.Cyril never did reply to any of you anyway an hows about that then so there and what if I did shout a Cyril what abert his posts then crap and vile too, wasn't they capey get lost, leaveme alone

Now does that sound like a 7 year old or what, no shame.

My second eg is Eldivvy, somebody has mentioned he is intelligent, well he walks round with a pillow, with his falsies stuck in it. He then copies what we as Albion fans ridicule him about, for eg, I ribbed with the Slim shady song, as you did today , so he now says it to Jack,

capehill

August 24, 2014 7:47 pm

im ELdivvy , the Real Eldivvy, and all you other Eldivvys are just imitating, will the real Albion fan , please stand up , please stand up.

3rd eg is Jackettinio , yep botch , himself, ooh ooh mr peevley, mr Peevly, just sooo clumsy

Jackett the Hat

May 16, 2014 2:38 am

God, lol, your boing clever lol,lol lol yo am, lol Capey lol. Yowm a typical boinger lol, just lol, keep lollin about lol. Yo wasted, lol at lol Poundland lol,lol,lol,boing, lol, boing....Cum on yo Albyun, lol, let's jump lol, up and down lol, boing, lol, boing.

I like boing clever, what is it? at 2.38 am

What is a typical boinger lol?

Lets jump lol, up and down lol, ? is that what you were doing ?

I have dissected this time and time again, but for the life of me , what can it mean? why would you type it at , 2.38 am.

Crying with lafter again, ooh, ooh mr peevly, mr peevly , botch

Its got to stop, its embarrasing

BOING BOING LOLlol lets Jump lol

Kev the Rev in LA

Capey

I did think it at the time, Nah he wouldn't do that, what's the point.

Why have you been tekin' the ssip out of me and the campaign and in the next breath agreeing me?

You obviously find it amusing, myself I find it pathetic so if you and ya mate want to stick two fingers up too the many that seek change carry on son. but please don't try and ridicule fans with heartfelt decent intentions.

capehill

Let's jump lol, up and down lol, at 2.38 am. I rest my case. Lol lmao

youngand hungry

yes crapey just a couple of minutes after kevs .

are you friends again now .