West Bromwich Albion - Transfer frenzy continues unabated
UK time is: 22:20:54
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Transfer frenzy continues unabated

AS this crazy, crazy January transfer window moved into its last day, there was no sign of a let up in the frenzied activity.

By midnight last night, with 24 hours still to go before the window closes, Championship teams had completed a total of 111 deals.

The 20 incoming transfer deals where the fee has been revealed already total nearly 15 million.

A further 27 deals involving undisclosed fees, an increasing trend in transfer dealings it seems, probably take the total investment in the combined Championship playing strength to well over 20 million so far.

Biggest January investors so far would seem to be Queens Park Rangers, who have recruited nine new players, seven permanently and two loan signings.

Plymouth Argyle have been the next most active with seven new additions, though they`ve also lost a few in the process.

Leicester City have signed six new players, three on loan and Preston North End have added four permanent signings to their squad, including Richard Chaplow from the Albion.

Of Albion`s main promotion rivals, Crystal Palace and Stoke City have been the biggest players.

The Potters have spent a reported 2.7 million on permanent deals for three loanees, Ryan Shawcross (1 million from Manchester United), Danny Pugh (500,000 from Preston) and Leon Cort (1.2 million from Palace).

Palace themselves have signed Neil Danns (Blues), Shaun Derry (Leeds) and Clint Hill (Stoke). Our old friend Neil Warnock has also recruited John Halls from Reading on loan.

Of the other promotion candidates, Watford have made three signings, though they`ve lost Marlon King to Wigan and have been forced to cut short Callum Davenport`s loan from West Ham because of injury.

Wolves have also made three signings, while Bristol City and Charlton have made one each.

Albion`s only confirmed signing so far is a permanent deal for loanee Sherjill MacDonald. The signings of Czech goalkeeper Michael Danek and South Korean midfielder Kim Do-Hoen were due to be completed yesterday, but by midnight last night there had been no official confirmation from the club that either deal was complete.

Scottish side Livingston are still hoping to get a last-minute offer from the Baggies for 20-year-old goalscoring winger Graham Dorrans, who impressed on trial at The Hawthorns last week.

Albion have already sanctioned outgoing loan deals for Stuart Nicholson (Wrexham) and Tininho (Barnsley) and there`s still talk of Neil Clement going to Fulham.

Additionally, 800,000 was pocketed for the sale of Richard Chaplow to Preston.

Ronnie Wallwork left for Sheffield Wednesday on a free and yesterday came the news that John Hartson had been released.

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Kris Tipton Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 31 2008

Time: 8:00AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Report Abuse
31/01/2008 13:48:00

Any chance of another few months out of ronny walwork...quality..
80s terrier
Report Abuse
04/02/2008 22:34:00

Sorry 80's terrier we have nabbed him, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
will it ever happen
Report Abuse
09/02/2008 08:52:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent West Bromwich Albion Articles

Pulis Has International Hopes (Tuesday October 13 2015)

Garner Joins Pulis' Backroom (Friday October 9 2015)

Several Off On International Duty (Monday October 5 2015)

Irvine Reaches Albion Settlement (Monday October 5 2015)

Pulis Disappointed With Palace Loss (Monday October 5 2015)

Audio - Just Not Good Enough For Pulis (Saturday October 3 2015)

Stats: Crystal Palace v WBA (Saturday October 3 2015)

Pulis On Palace & Injuries (Friday October 2 2015)

Archived West Bromwich Albion Articles

List All Vital Baggies Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Crystal Palace 2 - 0 WBA
WBA 2 - 3 Everton
Aston Villa 0 - 1 WBA
WBA 0 - 0 Southampton
Stoke 0 - 1 WBA
WBA 2 - 3 Chelsea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Stoke 8 2 3 3 -2 9
15. AFC Bournemouth 8 2 2 4 -2 8
16. Chelsea 8 2 2 4 -5 8
17. WBA 8 2 2 4 -5 8
18. Aston Villa 8 1 1 6 -5 4
19. Sunderland 8 0 3 5 -10 3
20. Newcastle 8 0 3 5 -11 3

West Bromwich Albion  Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Don`t Rely on Lady Luck!
Chelsea : 13/10/2015 18:51:00
Sullivan Quashes Tomkins Newcastle Rumours
West Ham : 13/10/2015 18:43:00
Hammers Go Dutch!
West Ham : 13/10/2015 18:35:00
Ref Watch: Madley to officiate Swansea v Stoke
Stoke : 13/10/2015 18:32:00
Ivanovic Is Out - What Would You Do?
Chelsea : 13/10/2015 17:53:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Palace MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Myhill 10%
Dawson 10%
McAuley 10%
Evans 10%
Brunt 10%
Fletcher 10%
Yacob 0%
Morrison 0%
McClean 10%
Rondon 20%
Berahino 0%
Sub - Chester 0%
Sub - Gardner 0%
Sub - McManaman 10%