its the only way to run an auction isnt it rich? i mean, it's no good whatsoever listing player's for an open auction without setting a date and just deciding whenever you log in next to make that the deadline. i seem to recall a few deadlines surpassing before tho and even managers pulling out. if we're doing auctions then we first need to make sure we do it properly and as you say you have to set a specific deadline and also, a minimum fee really aswell. there's no point opening a bidding auction and then pulling out at the end cos u think you didnt get enough for the player and wasting people's time. i havn't got a problem with us doing them, as long as they are done properly and harry's auction earlier wasn't the right way to go about it. and yes tom, i'm well aware of my michael ricketts request!! it was more of a "going forward" way of using the transfer forum.