The summer transfer window deadline has been brought forward by the Premier League.

Newcastle fans will no longer have the pleasure of sitting watching the clock tick down to 11pm to see which players we are not going to sign.

Instead, Sky Sports have been deprived of their 23 hour build up throughout deadline day, with it now closing at 6pm instead of 11pm.

The Summer transfer window closes in 89 days time on Tuesday 1 September, it not being possible for it to be the last day of August as it is a Bank Holiday. Regulations meaning that the last day can’t fall on a non-working day of the month.

Five less hours of ‘excitement’ for us all on that last day of trading, no more late night shenanigans of intrigue.

The 6pm cut-off point has been introduced so that those clubs competing in the Champions League (Chelsea, Arsenal, Man City and Man Utd (if they can get through their play-off)) can more easily meet the 11pm deadline for Champions League squads to be named – which also falls on that Tuesday 1 September.