What The Others Were Doing

by Dave Hearn

This is a late one this one, it really should’ve been posted four or five days ago, well seven days ago if you want to be pedantic, but I trawled the internet throughout the January transfer window to keep track of which teams were doing what in terms of players coming in and players going out. I’m determined to use said list so here it is, in it’s all relative glory.

There wasn’t too much to get excited about really – apart from what the Boro were doing of course – aside from seeing Charlton Athletic take what appears to be a pretty big risk by way of bringing in six players from overseas, none of whom have any experience of playing in the English leagues. A lot of that will have to do with their new owner, who also owns Standard Liege, but when you’re scrapping away down at the bottom of the table I’m not sure how wise a move it is to go down that sort of road with your signings.

Barnsley and Blackpool did quite a lot of business between them, not surprising seeing as they have new managers in place – Danny Wilson and Barry Ferguson respectively(though Ferguson is yet to be made manager on a permanent basis) – with both clubs involved in no fewer than twenty-two deals between them. Blackburn Rovers allowed fifteen players to leave the club, ten of them on loan, whilst Reading were the only side not to sign a single player. Leeds United were the only club not to lose a player during the window(though Ryan Hall has this week joined MK Dons on a free transfer). One of Leeds’ three loan signings, Andrea Tabanelli, remains something of a mystery at this stage as he was apparently signed by a bloke who didn’t actually own the club at the time he signed. So we’ll have to wait and see with that one, and I’m sure we’ll all be on tenterhooks as we await news of whether the relevant authorities have ratified his move to Elland Road.

But it was generally much of a muchness, across the division, as the teams at the top look to cement their places at the business end of the table and the teams at the bottom take one last throw of the dice in a bid to stave off the threat of relegation to the third division. QPR were the busiest of the teams at the top, as you would expect of a club managed by Harry Redknapp, as they added four strikers and the experienced Aaron Hughes to their ranks just before the deadline passed – one of whom was the highly-rated Will Keane on loan from Manchester United.

Anyway, here’s the full list – and it’s worth pointing out that I’ve included the deals that were completed up to and including February 7th because it would seem daft not to seeing as I’ve already got them noted down.

AFC BOURNEMOUTH
IN: Yann Kermogant – Charlton Athletic(undisclosed), Adam Smith – Tottenham Hotspur(undisclosed), Josh O’Hanlon – Longford Town(undisclosed), Lee Camp – West Bromwich Albion(free), Jonathan Muleba – Chelsea(undisclosed), Ben Whitfield – Guiseley(undisclosed)
OUT: Wes Thomas – Rotherham United(undisclosed), Wes Fogden – Portsmouth(free), Miles Addison – Rotherham United(loan), Matt Tubbs – Crawley Town(loan), Jayden Stockley – Torquay United(loan)

BARNSLEY
IN: Emmanuel Frimpong – Arsenal(undisclosed), Liam Lawrence – PAOK Salonika(free), Martin Woods(free), Iain Turner(free), Brek Shea – Stoke City(loan), Jack Hunt – Crystal Palace(loan), Nick Proschwitz – Hull City(loan), Ryan McLaughlin – Liverpool(loan)
OUT: Chris Dagnall – Leyton Orient(free), Scott Wiseman – Preston North End(free), Jim McNulty – Bury(free), David Perkins – Blackpool(free), Jason Scotland – Hamilton Academical(free)

BIRMINGHAM CITY
IN: Brian Howard – CSKA Sofia(free), Aaron Martin – Southampton(free), Emyr Hughes – Manchester City(loan), Albert Rusnak – Manchester City(loan), Federico Macheda – Manchester United(loan), Tyler Blackett – Manchester United(loan), Tom Thorpe – Manchester United(loan)
OUT: Fisayo Adarabioyo – St Johnstone(free), Darren Ambrose – Apollon Smyani(loan), Wade Elliott – Bristol City(loan), Hayden Mullins – Notts County(loan)

BLACKBURN ROVERS
IN: Rudy Gestede – Cardiff City(undisclosed), Tom Cairney – Hull City(undisclosed), Craig Conway – Cardiff City(undisclosed), Bryan Dabo – Montpellier(loan)
OUT: Scott Dann – Crystal Palace(undisclosed), Raheem Hanley – Swansea City(undisclosed), Bruno Ribeiro – Clube Atletico Linense(free), Edinho Junior – Harrisburg City Islanders(free), Fabio Nunes – Latina(free), Bradley Orr – Toronto(loan), DJ Campbell – Millwall(loan), David Goodwillie – Blackpool(loan), Ruben Rochina – Rayo Vallecano(loan), Jordan Slew – Ross County(loan), Alan Judge – Brentford(loan), Alex Marrow – Fleetwood Town(loan), Yann Songo’o – Ross County(loan), John O’Sullivan – Southport(loan), Kellen Daly – Southport(loan)

BLACKPOOL
IN: Tony McMahon – Sheffield United(undisclosed), David Perkins – Barnsley(free), Faris Haroun – Middlesbrough(free), Elliot Grandin – Crystal Palace(free), David Goodwillie – Blackburn Rovers(loan), Andy Halliday – Middlesbrough(loan), Stephen Dobbie – Crystal Palace(loan), Andy Keogh – Millwall(loan)
OUT: Bob Harris – Sheffield United(undisclosed), Tom Ince – Crystal Palace(loan)

BOLTON WANDERERS
IN: Yannick Bastos – FC Differdange(undisclosed), Neil Danns – Leicester City(loan), Lukas Jutkiewicz – Middlesbrough(loan), Liam Trotter – Millwall(loan)
OUT: David N’Gog – Swansea City(undisclosed), Michael O’Halloran – St Johnstone(free), Craig Davies – Preston North End(loan), Gary Fraser – Partick Thistle(loan)

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION
IN: Dale Stephens – Charlton Athletic(undisclosed), Jeffrey Monakana – Preston North End(undisclosed), David Rodriguez – Celta Vigo(free), Jonathan Obika – Tottenham Hotspur(loan)
OUT: Liam Bridcutt – Sunderland(£3m), Ashley Barnes – Burnley(undisclosed), Adam El-Abd – Bristol City(undisclosed), George Barker – Swindon Town(undisclosed), Vitājlis Maksimenko – Kilmarnock(loan), Shamir Goodwin – Torquay United(loan)

BURNLEY
IN: Ashley Barnes – Brighton & Hove Albion(undisclosed)
OUT: Marvin Bartley – Leyton Orient(free), George Porter – Rochdale(free), Joseph Mills – Shrewsbury Town(loan), Luke O’Neill – Southend United(loan)

CHARLTON ATHLETIC
IN: Reza Ghoochennejhad – Standard Liege(undisclosed), Piotr Parzyszek – De Graafschap(undisclosed), Luic Nego – Ujpest(undisclosed), Astrit Ajdarevic – Standard Liege(loan), Yohann Thuram-Ulien – Standard Liege(loan), Anil Koc – Standard Liege(loan)
OUT: Yann Kermogant – AFC Bournemouth(undisclosed), Dale Stephens – Brighton & Hove Albion(undisclosed), Ben Alnwick – Leyton Orient(undisclosed), Michael Smith – Stevenage Borough(undisclosed), Joe Pigott – Gillingham(loan), Nick Pope – York City(loan)

DERBY COUTY
IN: Simon Dawkins – Tottenham Hotspur(undisclosed), Kelle Roos – Nuneaton Borough(undisclosed), Patrick Bamford – Chelsea(loan), George Thorne – West Bromwich Albion(loan)
OUT: Michael Jacobs – Wolverhampton Wanderers(undisclosed), Kieron Freeman – Notts County(loan), Ross Atkins – Crawley Town(loan), Kalifa Cisse(released)

DONCASTER ROVERS
IN: Gabriel Tamas – CFR Cluj(free), Abdoulaye Meite – FC Honka(free), Billy Sharp – Southampton(loan), Sam Johnstone – Manchester United(loan)
OUT: David Syers – Scunthorpe United(undisclosed), Billy Paynter – Sheffield United(loan), Kyle Bennett – Bradford City(loan)

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN
IN: Nakhi Wells – Bradford City(undisclosed), Joe Lolley – Kidderminster Harriers(undisclosed), Sondre Tronstad – IK Start(undisclosed)
OUT: James Burke – Bury(free), Robbie McIntyre – Bury(free), James Spencer – Notts County(free), Jonathan Stead – Oldham Athletic(loan), Liam Ridehalgh – Tranmere Rovers(loan), Chris Atkinson – Bradford City(loan)

IPSWICH TOWN
IN: Frazer Richardson – Middlesbrough(loan)
OUT: Frederic Veseli – Bury(loan), Jack Marriott – Gillingham(loan), Elliott Hewitt – Gillingham(loan)

LEEDS UNITED
IN: Jimmy Kebe – Crystal Palace(loan), Cameron Stewart – Hull City(loan), Andrea Tabanelli – Cagliari(loan)
OUT: Ryan Hall – Milton Keynes Dons(free)

LEICESTER CITY
IN: Riyad Mahrez – Le Havre(undisclosed), Kevin Phillips – Crystal Palace(free)
OUT: Neil Danns – Bolton Wanderers(loan), Martyn Waghorn – Wigan Athletic(loan), Zoumana Bakayogo – Yeovil Town(loan), Adam Smith – Stevenage Borough(loan), Alie Sesay – Colchester United(loan)

MIDDLESBROUGH
IN: Daniel Ayala – Norwich City(undisclosed), Nathaniel Chalobah – Chelsea(loan), Kenneth Omeruo – Chelsea(loan), Danny Graham – Sunderland(loan), Lee Tomlin – Peterborough United(loan)
OUT: Justin Hoyte – Milwall(undisclosed), Faris Haroun – Blackpool(free), Marvin Emnes – Swansea City(loan), Lukas Jutkiewicz – Bolton Wanderers(loan), Richie Smallwood – Rotherham United(loan), Frazer Richardson – Ipswich Town(loan), Adam Reach – Bradford City(loan), Luke Williams – Hartlepool United(loan), Charlie Wyke – AFC Wimbledon(loan)

MILLWALL
IN: Justin Hoyte – Middlesbrough(undisclosed), Shaun Williams – Milton Keynes Dons(undisclosed), Ed Upson – Yeovil Town(undisclosed), Simeon Jackson – Eintracht Frankfurt(free), Ryan Fredericks – Tottenham Hotspur(loan), DJ Campbell – Blackburn Rovers(loan)
OUT: James Henry – Wolverhampton Wanderers(undisclosed), Karleigh Osbourne – Bristol City(undisclosed), Liam Trotter – Bolton Wanderers(loan), Andy Keogh – Blackpool(loan), Aiden O’Brien – Torquay United(loan)

NOTTINGHAM FOREST
IN: Rafik Djebbour – Olympiakos(undisclosed), Jack Hobbs – Hull City(undisclosed), David Vaughan – Sunderland(loan), Danny Fox – Southampton(loan), Kevin Gomis – Nice(loan)
OUT: Ishmael Miller – Yeovil Town(loan), Mark Davies – St Johnstone(loan)

QUEENS PARK RANGERS
IN: Coll Donaldson – Livingston(undisclosed), Kevin Doyle – Wolverhampton Wanderers(loan), Modibo Maiga – West Ham United(loan), Aaron Hughes – Fulham(loan), Will Keane – Manchester United(loan), Guilherme Dellatorre – Deportivo Brazil(loan)
OUT: Oguchi Onyewu – Sheffield Wednesday(free), Adel Taarabt – AC Milan(loan), Samba Diakite – Watford(loan), Tom Hitchcock – Rotherham United(loan)

READING
IN:
OUT: Dominic Samuel – Dagenham & Redbridge(loan), Jonathan Henly – Oxford United(loan)

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY
IN: Oguchi Onyewu – Queens Park Rangers(free), Benik Afobe – Arsenal(loan)
OUT: Arron Jameson – Bradford City(loan)

WATFORD
IN: Mathias Ranegie – Udinese(undisclosed), Park Chu-Young – Arsenal(loan), Samba Diakite – Queens Park Rangers(loan), Daniel Tozser – Genoa(loan), Alexander Merkel – Udinese(loan)
OUT: Adam Thompson – Southend United(undisclosed), Javier Acuna – Osasuna(loan), Iriney – Real Mallorca(loan), Uche Ikpeazu – Crewe Alexandra(loan), Connor Smith – Gillingham(loan)

WIGAN ATHLETIC
IN: Marcus Holgersson – New York Red Bulls(free), Josh McEachran – Chelsea(loan), Nicky Maynard – Cardiff City(loan), Tyias Browning – Everton(loan), Martyn Waghorn – Leicester City(loan)
OUT: Nouha Dicko – Wolverhampton Wanderers(undisclosed), Grant Holt – Aston Villa(loan), Fraser Fyvie – Shrewsbury Town(loan), Adam Buxton – Burton Albion(loan), Jordan Mustoe – Wycombe Wanderers(loan)

YEOVIL TOWN
IN: Adam Morgan – Liverpool(free), Matteo Lanzoni – Oldham Athletic(free), Shane Duffy – Everton(loan), Zoumana Bakayogo – Leicester City(loan), Ishmael Miller – Nottingham Forest(loan), Tom Lawrence – Manchester United(loan)
OUT: Paddy Madden – Scunthorpe United(undisclosed), Ed Upson – Millwall(undisclosed), Dan Seaborne – Coventry City(free)