June 27, 2011
The middle of June during a year which ends in an odd number is a barren time for a football fan. With no World Cup or European Championship to follow, supporters up and down the land have to get their sporting kicks by watching a 2nd rate test series against a dreadful Sri Lankan team or the bat and ball competition currently being played out in SW19 (yawn yawn).
Mid June is also a notoriously quiet time on the transfer front too. Many players will be reporting back to their clubs in the next couple weeks fresh from the beaches of Barbados, if they are lucky, or Blackpool, if they are not. We should then start to see some movement at Ewood for those coming in and those going to the departure gate like Phil Jones.