We attempt to pick up the pieces from the January transfer window fall-out. Some fans have been left scratching their heads, others renewed with a fresh sense of optimism.
As our resident Leeds blogger, From Europe to Yeovil, calls into question his club’s ambition, Liverpool and Newcastle fans may be singing an entirely different tune; although it remains to be seen whether they’ll all be singing the same one. Here’s one view from BackPage Football (of The Independent fame)
All the while, Spanish chairmen and managers alike drop Alka-Selza’s into a glass of water and nurse their sore heads as they recover from Harry Redknapp’s transfer policy. David Moyes on the other hand has been left waiting for Rio Ferdinand to burst through the doors with the words “You’ve been merked!” after Redknapp’s derisory £250k offer for Phil Neville.
Here’s your Premier League round up – focusing on the the top and bottom five clubs. It’s make or break now for these sides:
Ryo Miyaichi (free agent)
Carlos Vela (West Bromwich, loan), Havard Nordtveit (Borussia Monchengladbach, £800,000), Jay-Emmanuel Thomas (Cardiff, loan), Henri Lansbury (Norwich, loan), Kyle Bartley (Rangers, loan), Aaron Ramsey (Cardiff, loan), Vito Mannone (Hull, loan), Craig Eastmond (Millwall loan)
Gael Kakuta (Fulham, loan), Patrick van Aanholt (Leicester, loan), Daniel Sturridge (Bolton, loan)
Edin Dzeko (Wolfsburg, £27m)
Emmanuel Adebayor (Real Madrid, loan), Roque Santa Cruz (Blackburn, loan), Wayne Bridge (West Ham, loan)
Anders Lindegaard (Aalesunds, £3.5m)
Federico Macheda (Sampdoria, loan), Ben Amos (Oldham, loan)
Bongani Khumalo (Supersport United, £1.5m), Steven Pienaar (Everton, £3m)
Robbie Keane (West Ham, loan), David Bentley (Birmingham, loan), Kyle Walker (Aston Villa, loan), Andros Townsend (Watford, loan), Jamie O’Hara (Wolves, loan), Giovani dos Santos (Racing Santander, loan)