Bolton boss Owen Coyle accepts the transfer window is now very much a part of English football - but was a far bigger fan of the system that preceded it.
Five new players have arrived at the Reebok Stadium this summer but the manager had hoped to strengthen his squad further by bringing Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere back for another loan spell after his successful stint with Wanderers in 2009-10.
Neither that, nor a similar deal for Manchester United's Tom Cleverley, have materialised yet and it looks unlikely Bolton will be doing any more business before the summer window slams shut on Tuesday - leaving Coyle questioning why trade is no longer unrestricted.
"I'm very old-fashioned in many ways and I'm from the old school - there really shouldn't be a transfer window," Coyle said.
"I can understand why people brought it in, but for me, the old-fashioned system, where if you had two or three injuries you would go and buy a player if possible - I don't see what is wrong with that."