As the dust settles on yet another transfer window the analysis and autopsies can begin.
Was it a good window? Was it a bad window? Could it have been better? Sort of, sort of and yes would be my answer to those three questions.
I like numbers. I’m a bit of a geek when it comes to them. So rather than a conventional analysis, of which there is one I wrote earlier here, I thought I’d take a look at the numbers side of things. It will be mainly about NUFC, being an NUFC Blog and all, although I will try and slip a few general titbits in here for good measure and comparison purposes.
Here we go.
478,195,000 – The amount, in pounds, spent by Premier League teams in this transfer window.
74,000,000 – The amount spent by Manchester City.
62 – The percentage of money spent in this transfer window by Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United. That means that the other 15 Premier League teams spent around £150,000,000 between them.
22 – The amount of full international caps our new signings have earned.
1 – The amount of full international caps players sold during this transfer window have earned.
650,000 – The net outlay (in pounds) on players during this transfer window. This is a rough calculation based on figures from Sky Sports so blame them if it’s inaccurate!
7 – The number of players brought in over the summer.
59,000,000 – The profit made from transfer since Mike Ashley arrived at Newcastle. Heavily inflated by the £35 million recieved for Andy Carroll but still…
103 – The amount of club career goals scored by our new signings.
62 – The amount of strikers we were linked with. Please note this figure may be a bit dramatic and may be overstated.
1 – The amount of strikers signed by the club over the summer.
121 – The amount of days until the next transfer window.
152 – The amount of days until the end of another transfer window where we “really tried” to get the players needed.
212 – The amount of days since we sold Andy Carroll.
Just some figures to give us some food for thought really. I’m sure I’ve probably missed some stuff and if you have something you want working out then just leave a comment and I’ll try and get on it.
Yes we’ve missed out on a striker that we needed. We needed more than that in actual fact but still…. It’s done now and we’ll have to manage through until January when we’ll probably see the same thing happen again.
The board missed a chance to really push on in this transfer window. They had the money to do so but are just unwilling to spend it
Finally I’d like to say well done and thank you to jobey07, TheDimpleboy, Zoe Vicarage and dan4toon for keeping things ticking over in my absence yesterday. Great work. You all did a sterling job in keeping people up to date. You must have done as the deadline day live ‘blog attracted just shy of 18,000 visits. Well done.
It’s just a shame that NUFC couldn’t attract a striker to top it all off!