Can I just make a suggestion? Why don't you delete the locked topics after a short while?
I mean the sort of topics like "Vieri for Figo", there are so many like that in the Transfers and Rumours forum. Many of them are locked, with Han pointing out that those matters should be discussed in the transfers rumours thread.
So why lock it? Let's get rid of it! I think the forum would look tidier and it would make life easier for people like me with slow dial up connections.