The summer transfer window opened on 1 July 2005, although a few transfers took place prior to that date. Players without a club may join one at any time, either during or in between transfer windows. Clubs below Premier League level may also sign players on loan at any time. If need be, clubs may sign a goalkeeper on an emergency loan, if all others are unavailable. The window re-opened on 1 January 2006 for one month until 00:00 GMT on 1 February 2006.