Transfer Window Round Up - January 2013
finally happened. Brighton and Hove Albion have finally
signed a striker who won't end up with the nickname Barn
Door 18 months after Glenn Murray packed his bags and upped
sticks to Palace.
speaking of Palace, the big outgoing was to our rivals up
the M23 as just three months after arriving at The Amex,
Stephen Dobbie is off already. That was money well spent
then Gus from your oh-so-small budget.
than that it's been a relatively quiet window, keeping with
Poyet and Tony Bloom's favour of not doing business at this
time of year with just three players in and three going out
- two of whom weren't even giving squad numbers for the
is our review of the transfer business that could make or
break the season:
- Crystal Palace
Money well spent this one as after arriving on
the last day of the summer window, Dobbie is off
after just two goals in 15 games. The destination?
Crystal Palace to help with their promotion push in
a loan deal that will become permanent at the end of the
season. Great work from all concerned.
- Leyton Orient
The utility man has been surplus to requirements
this season since the move to seven subs meant his
adaptability wasn't needed on the bench. Released on
the last day of the window, he has linked up with
Russell Slade at Leyton Orient after 15 games and a
solitary goal in 2011/12.
- Crawley Town
Much like Vincelot, the
midfielder found himself frozen out this season not
even being given a squad member. A popular member of
the 2010/11 League One title winning side, he
weighed in with his fair share of goals in his two
seasons including two Amex screamers against
Southampton a year ago.
Could be the deal that is the
difference between Premier League and Championship
football next season. After 18 months, Poyet finally
has the striker he has been asking for with the
arrival of the Argentine target man from Almeria. He
marked his debut with a goal against Arsenal.
England's top scorer at the 2010
World Cup arrives on loan from Stoke looking for a
game time. Whether he would have been signed were it
not for Gordon Greer's injury we'll never know but a
vastly experienced signing who could prove
invaluable for the run in.
- Skonto Riga
Latvian under-21 left back who
despite his credentials as Skonto Riga's reigning
Player of the Season has been bought in for the
development squad. Unlikely we'll see much of him
this season but could become key next year with
Wayne Bridge and Marcos Painter's futures both up in
- Loaning Dobbie
to Palace could backfire if he ends up being the
man to fire them to promotion.
- With Vicente
unsurprisingly side lined, we could have done
with a little more creativity.
- Liam Bridcutt
remains the key player. We lack cover for him
should injury or suspension strike.
Do you think the Albion's
work in the transfer window will make a difference to the
season? Which signing are you most excited about? Let us know by using the comments form below.