Transfer Window Round Up - January 2010
Poyet's first transfer window as Brighton and Hove Albion
manager has perhaps been a little quieter than people
expected with just four new players arriving and three
heading out the exit door.
very few surprises in those leaving, three players who have
never really done anything of note in their Withdean careers
all being allowed to seek employment as well after being
new manager has obviously identified a weakness in the clubs
full backs which must spell bad news for Andy Whing and Jim
McNulty with two new arrivals there as well as splashing the
cash on a Conference striker. And then there is Seb Carole.
what the full review of the Albion's January transfer
Graeme Smith - Hibernian
Summer signing who was far more adapt at
conceding goals than keeping them out, he let in
four on three separate occasions during just six
months at the club. Gus quickly realised he had a
potential clown on his hands, signing Sexy Pete
Brezovan and releasing Smith to return to Scotland
Kevin McLeod - Wycombe Wanderers
Looked like a good signing on paper until he
turned up about 5 stone overweight. Gus even gave
him a second chance recently before deciding to cut
his loses, releasing the wideman to join fellow
League One strugglers Wycombe Wanderers.
David Livermore - Barnet
Another who arrived with good pedigree but was
frighteningly underused by Micky Adams and never
really recovered. One of the star players in that
League Cup win against Manchester City was about as
good as it got. Released on a free to join Barnet.
- Deportivo Alaves
Full back has clearly
been one of the positions that Gus has decided needs
strengthening urgently with Jesus Christ look-a-like
Inigo Calderon arriving at right back. He becomes
the first Spaniard to play for the club, arriving on
a free from Deportivo Alaves and already looks to be
Marcos Painter - Swansea City
quite as flair but just as important on the left is
Marcos Painter who comes in on-loan from Swansea
City. He was a regular in the side that won the
League One title in 2007-2008 as a Mr Dependable
full back. Here until the end of the season, when
his Swans contract expires.
- Cambridge United
The striker from
Conference Cambridge becomes the first money signing
of the Poyet era, arriving from the Abbey Stadium
for £75,000. He hit 28 goals in 61 games for the U's
with Gus raving about his potential after drawn out
negotiations to seal the deal.
- Tranmere Rovers
It's like de ja vu times
two as for the third time in his career, Seb Carole
signs for Brighton and Hove Albion. Released last
summer by Russell Slade, he has spent this season so
far at Tranmere but now moves back to Withdean to
link up with Poyet who was his assistant manager at
- Could we really
not do any better than bringing back Carole for
a third time?
- We need a goal
getter and Holroyd's record isn't exactly
Has Gus Poyet done enough
business to pull us clear of the relegation dog fight? Would
you have spent more money? Is a non-league striker enough?
Let us know what you make of the Albion's work.