Is this whole saga made worse because of the fact that they are both off contract at the same time? I cant remember it happening before, can anyone else? It reminds me of when they introduced the anti-tampering rule back in the day, when Adam Muir left the Northern Eagles and signed with Souths mid season. He was being photographed wearing a Souths jersey whilst he was still playing for NE. If Dave Smith or Greenturd can't see the damage this crap does then they are in the wrong job. June 30 deadline was far from perfect but it stopped managers from mentioning stuff to journo's and players doing the rounds a week out from the season kick off a year early because they weren't allowed to talk to other clubs. Obviously it went on behind the scenes and people still speculated. But it was in the best interest of the manager and player to keep it a secret or they could be de-registered. They need a transfer window and they need it soon.