Well, here we are again on transfer deadline day and, despite the fact that there`s still time left until the window closes tonight, already there has been ample evidence of the sheer lunacy attaching to the Premier League.
Queens Park Rangers, dogged residents of last place in the league table, are spending money like there`s no tomorrow.....even if there isn`t. They have signed Christopher Samba, a big unit of a central defender, from Anzhi Makhachkala in Russia on a four and a half year contract at a reputed £100,000 for each and every week of that period. They are also after no less than three players from manager Harry Redknapp`s former club, Tottenham Hotspur, and rumour has it that Queens Park Rangers are trying desperately to sign every player who might be available.
All this in a frantic attempt to get enough points on the board at the end of the season to secure their place in the `best league in the world (tm)` with all the kerching that goes with it. It`s all a bit odd as it was just a few short weeks ago that Mr. Redknapp solemnly declared that the club wouldn`t be signing anyone. It was Mr. Redknapp, of course, who was manager of Portsmuff when they too signed enough players on ridiculous contracts resulting in the purchase of the FA Cup a while ago and the subsequent fiscal collapse of the club following his stewardship.
We should not be surprised at all this madness, however, since Mr. Redknapp is on record as confessing that he`s completely disorganised, can`t use a computer, doesn`t know what an e-mail is and has a bank account in Monaco which is administered by his dog, Rosie. Allegedly. It all just confirms the times in which we live and the madness of the day when, whilst Mr. Samba and his Loftus Road chums can look beyond the dreams of avarice, others are having their benefits reduced, their prospects diminished and their future uncertain.
In short, the world`s gone mad. Again.