Not really bothered about when it closes because I'd have thought we'd have sorted all ins and outs before the season starts anyway. There was a time up until the summer before last season that it would have had an impact on us with constant speculation about players leaving/wanting to leave after the start of the season, i.e. Coutinho and his transfer request the day before the season and then faking injury for the rest of the month to try and get his wish. But now, we are past that point and have nothing to worry think about. Whilst other teams will be concentrating on trying to get in players at the last minute as well as prepare for games, I'm confident we wont have such issues and can focus purely on the pitch and nothing else.
It's a good idea closing the transfer window before the season starts but unless it happens across all the leagues then it's pointless really. But then, I don't get why every team wouldn't want it, surely it makes much more sense to have everything sorted before the season actually starts.