A this time of year the tabloids morph into a machine of unadulterated speculation with very little footing in reality, churning out transfer speculation in the hope of shifting a few extra copies.
Suddenly every journalist has inside sources that they just cannot reveal and the inside scoop on who is moving where, working on the principle that if you throw enough mud some of it will stick.
At this time of year the media churn out enough hot air to solve the forthcoming energy crisis.
It is for this reason that over the next few days I will be summing up the deals that have ACTUALLY happened in the summer transfer window so far rather than what could happen.
Whilst not exhaustive (sorry if I have missed any)Today I have waded through the speculation to outline the players that have actually been signed by Championship clubs starting with Barnsley through to Bristol City.
Rob Edwards (Blackpool) – Undisclosed
Miles Addison (Derby) – Loan
Jimmy Mcnulty (Brighton) –Undisclosed
Scott Wiseman (Rochdale) – Undisclosed
Matt Done (Rochdale) – Undisclosed
Adam Rooney (Inverness Caledonian Thistle)
Brighton Hove Albion
Craig Mackail-Smith (Peterborough United) – Undisclosed
Will Buckley (Watford) – £1m
Will Hoskins (Bristol Rovers) – Undisclosed
Ryan Taylor (Rotherham United) –To be decided
Neil Kilkenny (Leeds United) –Free Transfer