In the land of midgets, Ronnie Corbett is a giant, and that's how things should be viewed as we look at our activity in the transfer window so far. People will point to the £18 million Villa have spent on Bent, but forget that the Villains are sitting on a £25million war chest from the sale of Millner. That gives them a £7million profit so far. We can ignore Man City of course, they live in a fantasy world so, outside of the Arab playthings, who has spent any money this window?
Tottenham have landed Pinnear, but they enjoyed a £4million windfall from the sell on clause attached to Bent so are quids in. Sunderland shelled out £3million on Fuller but the rest of the Bent funds are earning interest in the bank. Fuller has been replaced at Stoke by a loan signed from Villa. There's been a lot of talk about who Birmingham are buying, but what has materialised? West Brom are fighting for their Premiership lives but who have they bought? The same applies to Wolves and Wigan. Fulham have bought Sidwell but only after Brady decided we didn't need him.
People moan about Sullivan and Gold, but in a window where clubs have been looking after the pounds, we have brought in three players so far. True two are loanees, but Bridge's wages alone amount to a transfer fee. There may still be one or two more players to come and it looks as if only Behrami is going to be sold. Given the debt and the size of our squad, I think the Davids deserve some credit personally.