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Episode 73 · 2 years ago

Premier League Transfer Window Review - Episode 72

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We go through every team's transactions in the 2020 Transfer Window preparing their team's for the 2020/21 Premier League Season. Hamish ranks the whole league from best to worst highlighting the good and bad from each team's business.

Cheese settle. Welcome back to the on the ball podcast. Thanks for joining me today. This is episode seventy two of the show and today will be once again talking about the game of European football, soccer for those in Australia or the United States. And today the transfer window ended, I think. Well, this will be coming out on a Tuesday night, so it all ended yesterday, all the day before. I don't know it's ended recently. Basically, it's a bit all, a bit confusing. But Deadline Day it's pretty hectic. A lot of signings be made, but obviously there's was plenty of signings before deadline day. So today I'm going to focus on the premier league. I'm going to go team by team and rate how they went in how I think they went the transfer window. I'm going to factor in value, I'm going to factor in what they needed and stuff like that, and I think Thursday's episode I'm planning on doing the exact same thing of what I've I'm doing here, but I'm going to discuss the other big teams throughout Europe. You know, bus loaners, Real Madrid's, you've ventures blah, blah blah. But today we're going to be focusing on the prem so thanks for joining me today. But before we get into it, if you can like subscribe, rate, review all that good stuff, I would really appreciate it and thanks for your support. All Right, this club, they've been a lot of facing a lot of negativity recently, but I actually think they're probably being harshly treated. I know off the field there's a lot of drama here, but I think on the field they're doing all right. Everyone saying they're going to get relegated. I don't think they are. But West Ham they're in position twenty. For me, I think they had the worst window out of all the premier league sides. I gave them a three out of ten. But yeah, so overall they had a profit of six hundred thousand dollars, which is this is all in euros, sorry, six hundred thousand euros, which is always a good thing from the business point of view. If you if you've not spent that much money, it's really hard to have a bad window. But for me they didn't really bring anyone in. They signed Thomas Sou check on a permanent who they had an on loan last year and they let go gradyding Ghana, the left winger, young left winger, promising player to West Brom. They to get thirty thirteen point five mill but ye're ultimately a probably could have got a little bit more for him if they give him a little bit more game time or something to show what he's got, because his start to West Brom has been quite exciting. But yeah, ultimately, losing someone that exciting, that young is a bit of a bummer for a club like West Tim who could use a bit of young, impressive attacking talent. They also lost a few kids. Albion a Jetta, they let go to Celtic, like he wasn't getting any game time or anything, but they got five meal for him, which is in the worst and then they let another strike go to Norwich, but they got a bit of money for Himba. Ultimately they just didn't really bring anything in. In saying that, they did spend a lot last window and it didn't really pay off. So this was probably, unfortunately, the second part of that where they took gambles last year spend a lot of money. So this window is probably always going to be a bit leaner. But I don't think the clubs in the worst shape. I think the signing from last season they're going to improve this year and so they'll almost be new signings in themselves, likes like Pablo fornals. But yeah, ultimately they just didn't really bring anyone in. People are predicting...

...them to be relegated. So for a team that's in a relegation battle or I predict them to come sixteen, but for a team that's in, you know, low on the table, you'd expect them to bring a few people in. And they've only bought in sue check and sue Farle a right back, for six meals. So yeah, no real changes to the starting Xive last season because sue check was already there and I don't think sue far will replace Frederick's but Yep, not great from West Ham. So they're in position twenty for me, although I want to like be pretty thorough because I'm a very thorough guy, I can't take too long in each team because we do have to get through twenty. So nineteen I've got Southampton. I write of them a four out of ten. Also, over all they had a loss of fifteen million euros. But yeah, they didn't really for me, the main thing was the loss of Pierre Emil Hoiberg. He was such a crucial play of to them. And I know these teams in this mid table to load table area, they do get picked off. Their best players do often get bought. But for me we're seen in recent times that, you know, those smaller clubs, although they don't have that much bargaining power, they can hard ball these big clubs. We've seen. It was our heart palace, like palace of almost seeing deals of, you know, eighty to ninety meal for Zaha. So for Houburg to go for sixteen point six mill I think that's pretty generous of them to let him go for that. I think they could have got up to thirty for Hoiberg. So yeah, he's the big loss and they replaced him with the young Ibrahima Diallo from stad breast. I don't know too much about him, from completely honest young twenty one year old. They spent fifteen million it, so you would assume his exciting prospect. But they've well really, if you're bringing in Dallo for Hoiburg, you would be expecting to have a lot of money left over from that transaction, but they only have one point six mill from that deal because you know, Hoiberg went for sixteen point six and they got Dalo for fifteen. So ultimately I don't think that's good business from Southampton, who are usually really good at business. And then other elsewhere they got Carl Walk Peters. They had him on loan in the second half of last season but they brought him in on a permanent for thirteen point three mill. I think that's a solid signing. For a young English twenty three year old, they can usually demand quite high prices, so I think that's solid from them. And that was to replace that Cedric Suiris, who went for free to arsenal. Then they also loaned in theo walk up from Everton and they bought Muhammad Salisu, who I don't think we've seen yet in the premier league this season, from raw valid lead, but he's a twenty one year old center back. So they're both sold signings. I think Walcott might start over Armstrong on that right edge, but I'm not sure. We'll find out soon, I guess. But yeah, Walker Peters is going to start. Dal Oh we yet to see him, but he might take over a Mayo in that defensive position, which would be good because Romeo. You know he's had his time, but at the moment he's probably not Southampton Standard or the standard they want to get to. So Lisa could ended up, could end up being the starting center back, but at the moment we haven't seen him. So Yep, they've bought a few starters there, but they've also sold a few starters. But for me the main negative with Southampton is they didn't recoup recruit much funds for what they sold. So Hoiberg only went for sixteen mill. Then they sold Harrison, ready, Young Englishman, to full them for six meal, which isn't the worst, and then they sold, you know, cedric on a free, boofile on a free who could have gone for like, you know, more than ten mill. Wesley hurt on loan, but I don't know what's going on there. He was once a pretty promising prospect and now he's not getting gain time and they've learned about two years in Rw I think so. Yeah, I just don't think they really added much to the squad. And in a in a Premier League, in a Premier League situation where a lot of teams...

...have big money and making big signings, it's always dangerous they're on relegation drama or anything like that. But it's always dangerous to have a bit of a quiet window and not improve the team too much. So yeah, I've put them in a nineteen, but it's probably a bit harsh. Next up I've got men united. I reckon people would have them a bit higher than this, the general consensus. I've similarly given them four out of ten. They had a transfer loss of seventy seven point five mill, which is about standard for a Premier League team to be honest. But when you look at their signings, they signed Donny van der Beek, young sent amid from IAX for thirty nine meal and they signed a mad trior, a winger from outs Atalanta, eighteen year old, for thirty mill. Alex Teller's left back from Porto, fifteen mill, and then they signed a youngster for Kundo, Palstrey for eight point five million. Edison combanney on a free. So they're not the worst signings. Look tellers, he'll start overlook short. Yeah, that's a good signing. A starting left back out of men unite, a fifteen milli you'll take that most days. A He's coming out of the Portuguese league. Bit of a risk in that league. There's been a lot of flops come out of there. But Donnie Vanderbeek. That's why that's my main issue here. I don't see him starting many games in the Premier League, I think. Although they're not having good results on the field, I think they're pretty set with that midfield trio of Mattage, pogburn Fernandez. For me, Vanderbeek doesn't do enough defensively to put him in the mattage role, even though I think matted is pretty useless. And then I don't know if they will have the guts. Well, the obviously wouldn't drop Finandez, but I don't know if they'll be dropping pogbus soon. Maybe they will, because apparently out a bit of a shocker against Tottenham, as most of them did. But yf for me Vander Bek which is an unnecessary signing. It's in a position where they already have a lot of players and that's kind of the main theme of their transfer window here. Tray or a yet he's a young, exciting prospect, but they already have a lot of wingers. For example, they sign Daniel James last window. Now he's like the fifth choice winger or something and saying goes for polysty and then Cavani. Yes, you might score a few goals, I don't know. But I don't know what this short term fixes obsession is with men united and their strikers. You know that, going back through the years of had Cavanni. They got Galo last year than they had Ebra. Even foul cows there for a little bit. It's just a strange little tendency they have. I don't know why. They just don't buy another good striker. So he's not really going to be starting many games is he's probably just going to be there if there's injuries or something like that, and then out of the door. They finally got rid of Alexa Sanchez, but got no transfer fee for him. Chris mouling they got fifteen meal from, which isn't bad for a thirty year old. And then Andrea's Perreira. He got loaned out to lots Goo. There the main departures worth noting. So yeah, they may sue here is that I just don't think they really improve their starting eleven. I think Alex tellers is the only one who really improves a certain position. So yeah, for me they didn't sign a big CDM who's going to break up play, which is really their main need in my opinion, or even another center back. So yeah, for me, man united, they're not eighteen. Four out of ten. Not too good. All right, seventeen. I've got Burnley. Now I'm jumping into the five out of ten s. So Burnley. They didn't do much. To be honest. I like not being harsh on Burnley. I think they get a lot of stick for, you know, they just a pretty boring club, but the ultimately they perform quite well for a team in their size in the premier league. But yet they're not. They didn't really do much in the transfer window, as usual, so I've given them bang average five out of ten. They brought in Dale Stevens from Brighton, thirty one year old, for a meal, so basically a free they brought in an interesting young prospect, Anthony Gomez Mancini, as center attacking mid from on share in the French league. It's a loan with an option to buy at the end of it. He's a young he's played friends under teens and he's a highly towered prospect.

So quite an interesting pickup for Burnley, who famously have a fairly dominant UK side, so that's an interesting one to get a young Frenchman in. But Yeah, they let go Jeff Hendrick, who played most games on a free too newcastle. They let joe hard go to Totenham, which doesn't really matter. They've already got pope. They let letting go, who played a couple games, he went to Turkey and then they loaned out Ben Gibson, who couldn't crack into the side on loan to Norwich. So yeah, they just didn't really improve anything. Dale Stevens will probably play most games, but he's kind of just a replacement to Hendrick and is probably worse than Hendrik and a bit older as well. And yet they didn't spend much money, which is always a positive. They only lost one point one million overall in the window. So yeah, just a bang average five out of ten to basically the definition of it. Next up in sixteen place I've got man Chester city. Look, I can't lie, it's a bit hard to judge some of these big teens because they do spend a lot of money, but ultimately they do get charged a high price for a lot of their players, like we've seen a Manu. They had to pay like eight eight point five meal for eighteen year old Uruguayan who scored like to senior goals in his career. But Yeah, man see, I've read them five out of ten in the sixteen. For me, they brought in two big center Bax Rubin Diaz and Nathan Ark from Bab feaker and Bournemouth respectively. But they had to pay over a hundred and ten million for that. And with laport the main center back at the club, they're basically I think there's rumors a Ka might have a crack at left back, but they're likely to just be rotating on that one side of central defense. So to pay a hundred and ten mill for a rotational pair in center back, that's a lot of money. And they brought in fair and Torres, who he's played a few minutes already in the Prem but twenty year old, twenty three meal from Valency are he's probably not going to feature too much. But yeah, I don't know. And then, for me the main concerners. They only got forty five bill for Le Rosny, twenty four year old superstar. I actually don't get what happened in this deal to be honest, I didn't really know why I didn't go for like eighty mill even a hundred. But yeah, I think buying on an absolute steel there, as they always do, one of the best teams in the world of business. But yet ultimately pretty big loss for men. See, when you think they sold sunny for forty five meal but bought AK for forty five mil like, that's pretty outrageous to think those guys are the same value. So yeah, ultimately they upgraded their center backs, which is a bonus, had a little out of a little bit of attacking depths with fair and Torres and a young, exciting prospect. But they didn't get much money for sane and they didn't really upgrade the team too much, which I know it's hard to do when you're as good as men city are. But yeah, so for me I get them a fight aut five out of ten and they sit in sixteen position. Moving on to fifteen position. I'm still this is my final five out of ten side. I've got leads united. I reckon people might have them a little bit higher than this, but they did drop a hundred and five point two million dollars. Well, in they had a loss of that. Sorry. So they would have dropped more than that on this premiership premier the on their first premier league transfer window and I don't know, like fifteen years. It's pretty good footy from them. I always respected when the team kind of just goes goes all out and try to stay in the Premier League, which I'm pretty confident they will. Most people are. A lot of their signings were just people they had on loan, on permanence, like held a cost and the keeper medley are Mes Lee or Mellie out in a house a and Jack Harrison from Man City. They leaned him back in. So all three of them were their last time. For me, the probably the biggest negative was they failed to sign bem white, who was probably...

...their suit, one of their star players last year, partnering Cooper in Center back. He was a very exciting player. Will Not exciting, but he was like an exciting talent in the back line there. Brightan wouldn't let him go. So they've brought in Robin Cock and Diego Loren Ta for a combined thirty three mill to replace him, which is quite a sizeable amount of money for a newly promoted side, but nothing major. So it'll be interesting to see if Lorente, he's only knew. He came about a week ago, so be interesting to see if he moves into that starting lineup or if they stay with cock. But Yep, so probably a little bit of a downgrade in defense. And then elsewhere that they added a few attacking options. They added Rodrigo from Valencia Raffinia from rand who are both pretty good players. But then, yeah, apart from that, not much else. So it's a pretty similar team to what they've liked. Their starting exercise going to be pretty similar to what it was last year. Maybe a few upgrades, but nothing to major. And for me it was just how much money they spent. They didn't really sell anyone, which I do respect, but ultimately I've got a way that take that into account. So they've not really improved their team too much and they've spent a lot of money. So for me that's a five out of ten and that puts them in fifteen position, moving into the six out of ten s. So we're up to fourteen. I've got Brighton Hove Albion. They didn't do they didn't have any big name. Why? I Guess Adam Line is a pretty big name, isn't he? But they didn't do any huge, huge moves. Very, very small fees for all from going in and out of the door down and Brighton. But yeah, I just think they profited. They had a thirteen point six million euro profit this transfer window, which is always pretty big. It's a big gamble because, as I was saying with Southampton, you don't want to have a quiet window and all of a sudden you're in a relegation battle. But to for a team like Brandon, they're not like the biggest club going round. For them to have a profit and their team doesn't seem to have gotten too much worse, if not better, I think it's a pretty big win for them. They had Shane Duffy go on loan to Celtic, but they they counted that by signing Ye old feltman from I ac and they brought in a youngster, young Paul Van Heck from brader who did go out on loan, but he could be a future replacement for Duffy. So they're not really lost much there, have they? And then are and boy left. I think that's one negative. He did only go for four point five mill and he's quite a decent player, but he's twenty nine. And they bought an Adam Alana for a free. Solana is probably going to do what Moy did, if not a little bit better, and they've profited from that's like you know that transaction. They got eleven point seven meal for Knock Art, going to full him on a permanent which is pretty solid business. And they let Dale Stevens go and they they somehow got one point one mile for him, so that's fairly solid. And Yeah, they signed a youngster from Switzerland and he's a Kierri for meal. We haven't seen him yet so I don't know if he's going to play, but he looked like an interesting prospect. So yeah, not nothing of note really to talk about for Brighton. I just think they've done some pretty smart business there in terms of making a profit and the team's not got worse. And you know with like blocks like Tarik lampty and other other young guys like Connolly, they're going to improve and ultimately we'll probably see the side improve with a transfer profit. So that's pretty smart business from the guys down at brant. They're pretty turning into one of the smarter clubs in the Premier League. Yep. So congratulations to Brighton. They are for fourteen. I belief for me. Next up we've got west Bromachawbon. I've got them in thirteen, another six out of ten for their transfer window. They had an overall a loss of twenty three point seven million euros, but I...

...think they did some good business. Brought in some good attacking talent. Their best player from last season's promotion campaign was MATTEA's Perira, and they got him on a permanent from Sporting Lisbon for only nine point one mill so I think that's fairly solid business for a twenty four year old. And then they improve their attacking options. They brought in Grady Dang Garn, as I mentioned before, from West Ham, twenty two year old, for only thirteen point five millie's already scored a goal or too, so that's looking like an exciting signing that they're a bit of a dangerous attack Dan Garner and Perira. And then to pair them up the middle, they've got column Robinson, who they got from Sheffield in a swap deal for Olver Burke and burke. They obviously aren't the biggest fan of him because they've been loaning them around for about five years. So from from their point of view it's a proper it's a positive. Dan Garner and Robinson are both starting and they didn't have to give up too much for them and they's resigned their best player will got him on a permanent so fairly good business from West Brom. They brought in a van of itch brand's love from Zen it for free. The thirty six for Old Center back can't lie very questionable about that. I don't really get it. It will be interesting to see if he plays or how much he plays. The main negative for West Brom was they sold Nathan Ferguson, and nineteen year old right back who played pretty much all of last year, for free to palace. So yeah, I didn't really know how that occurs, if I'm honest. And nineteen year old who played every game of a championship season like you should be looking up, you know, for in a promotion campaign. You should be looking at for at least five mill there, if not more. So I think they've really lost out on that one. But ultimately the rest of it was fairly good. I think their squads come out better than it came into it. So yeah, six out of ten, but yeah, nothing inspirational from them. Now in to twelve, I've got lester. Lester their main like the main thing that occurred was been chill went to Chelsea for fifty point to mill, the young twenty three year old left back. They brought in Timothy Kissed Tania from Atlanta on four hundred twenty four mill to replace him, and what we've seen from Castania is pretty exciting. They don't look it doesn't look like a dipping classroom chill to Kastani, if if not an amber, an improvement, and they've profited twenty six mill from that, from that replacement. So that's pretty good footy from them. And then they brought him Wesley for Fina for thirty five mill, which is quite substantial. But he's got his highly towered nineteen year old center back playing for Saint Ettn. So that's a pretty big risk and I'll be interesting to see how much game time he gets now that they are playing a five or three at the back, how you want to see it, with three center backs. So interesting to see how much they utilize him, even though he's very young. And then there are the main addition was changers under came on loan from Roma, the twenty three year old right winger, but not sure how much action he'll see. He might see quite a bit, who knows? They didn't really lose anyone else other than chill will. They let Adrian Silver Go for free, and then they loaned out rushy Gazelle, but neither of those really had an impact on the side over the last few seasons. But yeah, they didn't really improve the starting Xi. So that's why I don't have them higher. But they have a few interesting pickups and will be interesting to see how for finer goes. So that's why I've getting them a six out of ten and have them in twelve place. Moving up to eleventh. I've Got Crystal Palace similarly six out of ten for them. They had a profit of two point two mill this transfer window, which is quite good as always. But once again I think it's a pretty big disk and, like I predict them to be relegated, so be interesting to see how that risk pays off. Their main addition was, ever, atchy as a I don't know how I'm saying that. I probably should learn how to do it. He's already started a couple games for them. Young attacking midfielder from QPR, twenty two year old...

...who bost it last year in the championship. Seventeen point eight mill they paid for him, which is quite decent. Nowadays the championships quite a trusted product, producer of talent, and they can often charge quite a high fee. So to get him for that little I think that's a very solid they've also, as I mentioned before with West Brom they brought in Nathan Ferguson. He's already played on I don't think as sorry, but I think he might be injured up. Don't quote me on that. They brought him won and free, so not really anything to lose there on a nineteen year old. And then they learned in Mitchee Batchu I, but I'm not sure how much game time he's going to get. I think they're pretty happy with their attack at the moment. And then they sold Alexander Sual off for twenty milk, which is pretty decent, to Leipzig. Twenty four year old strikery hasn't see much game time recently. I think he's gone out of load a couple times, but at his time at palace he didn't play much, so twenty mile for that's pretty decent, Yep. So that's why it's a six out of ten for me. They improved their starting lineup a little bit, nothing insane, and they had a transfer profit. So pretty decent window for them. That's why I've got them in eleven ten. I've got Sheffield United, the blades. My first seven out of ten are they had a transfer loss of fifty six point two mill and they brought in a lot of players but no one really of note. And they bought him Ryan Brewster, young striker from Liverpool. As a Liverpool family was out to see him go, but ultimately I don't think he was ever going to get too much game time as nowadays to break into that at Liverpool team you have to be a superstar. They got him for twenty six a mill, which is quite a lot for someone who's not proven. But he's very exciting talent has been for quite a few years now. They bought an Arrow Ramsdale to replace the departing Dean Henderson, who went back from from his short loan spell at Sheffield. Well, it was a couple seasons I think, but back to man united. So they bought in Ramsdale. They did have to pay twenty point five meal, but he's twenty two and he had quite a good season last year at Bourn the so that should be an exciting pick up for them. And then, apart from that, is pretty much just people who are going to depth to the squad. Jadeen Bogley and Maxlo fullbacks from Derby for three point eight five mill respectively. They swapped Oliver Burke with column Robinson. Robinson didn't really do much for them last journey, ended up being a little bit out of favor, didn't make the starting to side. And then they added Ethan Ampidu on loan from Chelsea, who's already played, I believe, already had a start in the prem so that's a solid signing there. But yet nothing really of note to mention. Their starting Xi hasn't changed too much, but they've added depth, which is an important thing, and yet they haven't. They didn't really lose anything either. So we interesting to see how much a ream brewster plays and how well he goes. But Yep, Sheffield there in tense for me. Moving up to nine, we've got wolves. They had a bit of a weird window to be honest. Lost a lot of players, gained a lot of players, but Um, I've given him a seven out of ten as well. Ultimately, they had a profit loss of two point six million euros, which is pretty decent for a club the size of walls. You'd expect them to be splashing. They spent forty mill on an eighteen year old from Porto, Fabio silver, but I've heard he's an absolute gun, so I'll be interesting to see how he goes. They brought in Nelson Somato, the right back, from bars of the thirty mill. They bought Keane Horva from Liverpool, young eighteen year old right back for nine point eight mill and then, as replacements for Johnny who went down injured last year, they brought a marcel thirty one year old left back from Leon for a couple mill and Rayan Eight, nury and nineteen year old left back from one are on loan who's a highly talented prospect as well. And then in the tacky midfielder. They brought him for ten yard from Port Twenty year old online. So quite a lot of exciting young players they're brought in. There will be interesting to see how much game time they do have. I'm not sure if they're in the...

Europe League. I don't think they are because a senal on their fake cup, but always could to have some depth in the squad, you know. And Yeah, I think there there starting excite. Didn't Rudd so I haven't talked about who left them. Diego Jota, he the twenty three year old. He went to Liverpool. Forty four point seven mill. That's a big loss to wolves. He was like one of their main creators. But forty four point seven mill that's quite a decent amount. Held a cost. I went on it on a permanent from to leads for seventeen point seven after being there on loan. Last year they sold them at dockerty two Spurs for sixteen point eight mill. And they learned our Ruben Vinagary to the Olympia arkos on on loan, as I mentioned. So that's quite strange. I can't lie with Johnny going down. You'd think they hadn't want a young left back there, but maybe they're a little bit unsure of him at the moment to be back him in the prem so their learned him out. Be Ye, dockerty's got up big losses. Maybe Docherty, they could have got a little bit more from him in terms of a transfer fee, but he is twenty eight. So yeah, I think they've done a right and they've done decent to replace them. They got INCAMATO and Herv on the right back to replace docherty. They got a mass our and nery to replace the injine Jot Johnny, and they've got the silver and Vitinua to replace Jota. So it's pretty clear to see where they replace those losses. And obviously there's blokes in their team who are improving every day, like Pedro Netto, scored on the weekend, and Daniel Poddons, I think his name is. They're both exciting attack its. So yeah, I don't think they're starting x I got much better or anything, but yeah, I think they've got a lot more depth now and I think to only have a transfer loss of two point six mill is pretty decent. From wolves moving up to eight, so they've got Liverpool, I can't lie, pretty biased, so it's a bit hard to judge them, but yeah, I've got them in eight. They've given them a seven out of ten. They brought in Tiogo Chopta from wolves, as I just mentioned, for forty four point seven mill, thiago from buying for twenty two mill and then they brought simmer cast the left back from all of them Piarcos, thirteen mills. A bit of cover for Robertson. They got rid of Brewster to Sheffield for twenty six mill. Love R and they got twelve mill from him from Zena, which is pretty good business, I'd say. And they let Lalana go on a free. Yeah, they the starting excite. It's probably not going to change. Tiago will be in the mix every week for to play a role in that three men midfield, but he's not going to be a shoe in. Probably surprising to most people, but that's just not really the way clock rolls. Jost A, look, he's probably similarly to cre is not going to start, but I think he's a play for the future. He's twenty three and he's got to get a lot of minutes just given how many competitions Liverpool in this year. But yeah, I just I don't know. It's a tough one to rate. They only had a transfer loss of thirty seven point eight mill for a team with the wealth of the pool. I think that's pretty decent and they had some good Biz good business. Thiago for twenty two mill. I know he's twenty nine and is always injured, but twenty two mill for a play off his qualities pretty good. We're getting used to good business from Liverpool, but ultimately their starting excite didn't really improve too much. But they added some good depth, some good young players and didn't pay too much for them. So I'm going to give Liverpool seven out of ten. There eight in the Premier League for me in terms of how they went this transfer window. The final seven out of ten. They're fittingly sitting in seventh. I've got arsenal. I think a lot of people would have them higher, but I'm not too keen on it. They had to transfer loss of sixty eight point three five mill. They finally got their man, Thomas Party for fifty meal. Twenty seven year old fifty mile. That's quite a lot for a CDM Gabette. They brought in Gabrielle Center back from Lil for twenty six mile, Pablo Marii, who was on loan last year, I believe, and then they made Cedric Swaris a permanent and...

...they got him Willie Aren on a free. So they're quite good parties going to start most weeks, if not every week. Gabrielle's going to start most weeks, if not every week, Willie an will start most weeks, and then Mari in. That cedricor there for a bit of backup, but a depth, and they didn't really lose too many players. They let Martins go. That got backup goalie to Austinville. They got seventeen point four meal for him, which is pretty good for a backup goalie. I don't know what it is with Arsenal. They seem to love a good backup goalie over the time. You know they've had she's Nie, they had Fabianski, who are both turned out to be great goalies. Can't think of any more that have comes to my head. I think they had like mannuirl moon yet at one point he was pretty decent, but for me a bit of a concern. They like can do Z and two era, both go out on loan, which I think it's good for their career because we don't know how good they're going to turn out to be, so you don't want to sell them just yet. But I think they are a little bit thin in midfield. They basically only got four center midfielders like I know maitlan miles could play in there if they had to, but they've only got party on any JACCA and sabaials. So yeah, I just don't think it's that deep, and especially when they're playing Europa league this year. I think they're playing Europa League. I don't even know. I'm get confused, but I'm pretty sure they are with their Fair Cup win. So yeah, they've improved their starting Xi with party, Gabrielle and Willie Aren, but I'm still not completely sold that that defense is fixed. But they do have more depth in that position. But they have spent quite a bit of money and I think they could have sold Lucazette, because now he's probably not going to play too much. We saw on the weekend you got bench thirty and Kettier, so the player of his values is just going to sit on the bench. I know you could play like Cup Games, Europea League Games, but think they could have got a bit of money for him and they wouldn't have lost too much in their squad. So yeah, high seven out of ten for me. They're sitting in seventh, in sixth, probably a surprising one, but I rate their wind a highly I've got new castle. They're the only out of Eight, out of ten I've got a transfer loss of thirty eight point for eight mill. They didn't really lose anyone. They gained calm Wilson, Jamal Lewis, Jeff Hendrick and Ryan Fraser, who are all arguably starters for this new look Newcastle side. Wilson started up top in the pretty much every game this year. Jamal Lewis has started the left back pretty much every game this year. Hendrick, he's been in out of the side, but he's already had an impact of think you got an assist and maybe a goal so far the season. Ryan phrase, I think he started on the weekend but he's probably going to be in and out of the side, but we'll play quite a lot of games. So they didn't spend too much money. Hendrik Fraser both frees. Wilson twenty two mill, Lewis Sixteen mill. So I think all four pretty great signings considering they probably all going to play more than more than half of the season, if not all of it, and they didn't lose too much money. So true, improve for positions in a team of eleven and only lose thirty eight point four eight mill. That's a pretty good effort from Newcastle. They're not known for good business, but I think they've done quite well here. So I've got them in six. That I don't think they their world beating signings, but I think they're definitely subtle improvements in each of those positions. So well played to Newcastle Tottenham. I've got them in fifth. This is my first nine out of ten. They spent eighty five point one mill. Had to transfer us that. Sorry. They bought an Hoiberg, regul on Dougherty, a young car loss of Vinicius, Joe Hart and Gareth Bale. They let walk competers for Tongan go and then skip forth incessant young are all out on loan. They bought quite a few people. We are probably going to improve their starting exile, which is always a good thing. Hoiberg, he's started every game this season regular on. Looks like he's going to be the starter from here on out. So it was dockerty. So that's free improvements right there. And when Gare Gareth Bale gets right, he is...

...probably likely going to play quite a fair amount, depending on his health, and so yeah, I think that's pretty good footy Carls Finicius as well. I was looking at him before I came on air and he's got some he's had some pretty good form recently and they got him in on loan as a bit of a backup striker to Harry Kane, so it'll be interesting to see how much game time he gets. But yeah, ultimately I think it's a been a pretty good window. They didn't really lose anyone, key on walkmpeters. He's kind of just been a backup and they brought in Dougherty dockerty anyway, for Tongan, we always do, is going to leave and they have quite a bit of depth that center back. Now, actually, I don't know if that's true. They've got Sanchez out of their old and die a, so maybe they could have, you know, sign as center back or something. But yeah, I think they've ultimately had a pretty good, pretty good window and they didn't spend too much on each player either, or fairly, fairly fair Amoutsi I'd say. So I've got them in fifth, the first nine out of ten on this episode of on the ball podcast, the St up. I was very close to giving this team in ten of ten, but I think I might have been swayed by their performances recently, and I'd have to say a lot of team people were predicting this team to go down, and it is only early. But I said they we're going to come fifteen, so get around me, boys. I went row and it looks like it might payoff. Aston Villa, I'm giving them a nine out of ten. Four in the prem they brought an Ollie Watkins, Bertrand tray or a Emiliano Martinez, Maddie Cash Ross Berkeley. Pretty much five starters right there. Watkins is going to play almost every game up top, Martinez is going to keep every game, Berkeley will play most games, you'd think, in an attacking midfield role, cash will play pretty much every game right back, and try or A. I'm not sure how much he's going to play, but I think he's better than tres a gay in it right wing. So we'll see how he goes. But ultimately didn't spend too much money on him and he's quite a talent. So yeah, I just think it's a really exciting window. We looked at Newcastle. They're probably got four people who are going to improve the starting Xign all positions in all four of those positions, but this one they're going to be doing that. But they're also exciting prospects, most of them young. Yeah, the just a lot of excitement about these signings. For me, I said, I'll say, joking around with the rhet who's often on this podcast. I was saying, tell me, these signings aren't spicy and he kind of laughed it off. But we like I know it's easy to say with hindsight, but we saw how they performed against Liverpool. A lot of luck involved, often that win, I might add, but ultimately they had to have been scoring opportunities and the only loss they had was they let some matter go out on loan to find about Ja, who didn't really have an impact last year. So yeah, I think this could easily be a ten out of ten window. They did have a transfer loss of eighty two point three five mill so that's too backtoback years of huge spending from villa. So they would probably be hoping to maybe jump up to mid table in their own expectations. I don't think anyone expects that of them, but they've been spending a lot of money, but I really like the way they've spent this money this season. It's really exciting. And yes, Ross Berkeley. People saying, you know, he's not that interesting, but you only have to put your mind back to three years ago when he was one of the best attacking midfielders at Everton, just feeding Romola Lakaku. So I think he's a better pickup than a lot of people are given credit for. He is only on loan, but this could be a deal that I could see them buying in the future. But Yep, cash Watkins both very exciting. Martinez looks good and tray or a bit of a wild card, but we'll see how he goes. Now I've got three ten and at tens I can't lie my numb. One's a bit rogue, but we'll get through the obvious ones first. In third I've got Everton. I think a lot of people would have this right up top, but I don't know. I think they spend a lot of money. And Yeah, the I...

...don't like. Look, I've gotten third out. It's twenty, so obviously rate it quite highly. But yeah, so they got been godfree in center back from Norwich. They did paid twenty seven point five meal for and which is quite sizeable. But he's likely going to replace erry miner as and start alongside Michael Keane. So that's an improvement right there. Bang Allen declate Hummers. They're pretty much going to play every game this season if fit. So look, they spent money, but a club of Everton size they should probably start spending a little bit more money. They're probably been a victor, not a victim, but they've been someone in the past who's probably been a bit shy in the window. You know, they don't really throw their weight around. Last season they started doing it and a lot of their signings didn't pay off. But already this year it's starting to pay off. Their winless so far. They're undefeated. So far. Hum As looks like a one of the greatest signings in Premier League history on a free. So Yep, great business. They didn't really lose anyone too big. They all Schneidel and to Nice and they let Keenan Walcott go out on loan. For me keen it going out and loan smart. I would have liked to have seen him stay, but ultimately he's not going to get much game time and he didn't do great last year. So I think it's good for his development. But why is he going out on loan to PSG? A? Why is phg lonely in someone like when's he going to play? And be like why would Everton think PSG would be the club of choice for some want to develop? I don't know. It's just bizarre. And then there walk on. Doesn't really matter where he goes, he's not going to get much game time, is he? So yeah, really, they've just improved four positions in their starting excite. Yes, they've paid a little bit for it, but not that much in terms of the Premier League nowadays, and they didn't really lose anyone. So perfect. Ten Out of ten window for me and I've got them in third. Next ten, out of town. I've got Chelsea. They're board in habits, Vernart, chills, the Ek Mendi Star silver, like that's an automatic townsend. Basically. Yes, they paid a lot of money for it and I was tempted to give them a night out of ten, but I was like not. You look at that name. Pretty much all of them could see themselves, except for maybe star, could see themselves starting when fully fit, so to buy. You know, five or six starters in it out of team like the at the size of Chelsea to do that, that's pretty impressive in one window. Yes, they spend up, how to transfer us of a hundred and seventy one point two mill but ultimately, if you think about it, they didn't spend any money last season. So I know it's pretty dog. I haven't taken last year spending into account for any other side, but basically this is two years worth of spending they've done here and they they got Marada. They got fifty six mill from Maratta, which I don't know if that was agreed to prior prior to this window, but that's a great bit of business from then. They also got fifteen meal for Psalot who went to Atalanta. They did let Willian and Pedro Go. I'm freeze, but they were both pretty old so they wouldn't have got much for them anyway, and I don't they were kind of pushed out of the starting line up last year. So yet Chelsea has become one of the most exciting teams now. They've got a lot of good, exciting players, a lot of depth as well young. Yeah, she's good signs really Chelsea very positive, very positive outlook. I'd say it. With Chelsea fans right now. So yeah, for me it's a ten out of ten and their second in the Premier League and now number one. This is quite a shock and I'll be honest, if you ask me where I was having this team two days ago, I'd probably say, I don't know, twelve or something. But they've absolutely smashed deadline day. I've got full them and look, I actually think they're probably still getting relegated, so to say a team who's hasn't stopped relegation from happening. To say they're a ten of ten, had the best window in the Premier League. You might think that's outrageous, but I honestly think they've improved so many positions in their starting Xi and I think it's...

...just how bad their team was that got promoted, which is ultimately going to see them relegated. They sign knock out on a permanent for eleven point seven mill. He's not going to play too much, but it's not biggest amount of money. They brought in. Read six point six point five mill days to online last year at full and but a starting center mid for six point five milli you will take that. And then they've got Kenny Tete and older Einer who probably going to share the right back position Tet a three point two milliner on loan ironers. Pretty exciting what I've heard. I know he is a bit of a wonder kid when he was younger. They got Lamaner in on loan. I don't think he's going to play much but we know he's past. He's quite talented played it, you ventures being pretty good. At Southampton they got Adamle Lookman in, who's look every time I've watched that guy player it's been exciting. I mean, hasn't really excelled anywhere, but from what I've seen it's impressive. They got him on loan from Leipzig. Then they got Ruben Loft, his cheek, on loan from Chelsea, which I think that I respect that from Chelsea. We know. You Know Chelsea. You've got the farm. They've got bloody a hundred there hundred, fifty thousand people out on loan, but for them to loan someone as good as lost a cheat. I respect that because ultimately it was probably going to sit on the bench most of this year. So I respect what they've done there. Then they signed Anthony Robinson, a young left back from Wigan for only two point one mill. He started on the weekend, so they high must highly rate him. Then they have tosson at, a Robio from men city, Young Center back, only one mill. And then they got Joachim Anderson, at twenty four year old center back from Leon, Who Leon purchased last year, only last year, for about thirty mill. They got him on loan. And they got our Fonso Auriol or, the PSG backup goalie, on loan as well. So pretty much, I know they're on loan. So if you look at it past this season, it's not the greatest window because what if they avoid relegation this year with all these loan players, they all leave next year? They're in a pit, basically. But they haven't lost anyone. They've improved maybe six, seven eight positions their starting Xi and I think it's smart business from them. They've only had to Translus a thirty two, point eight five mill last year. Last time they're in the prem they spend that much money on one player who flopped and he's actually pretty good right now, so I think they did pretty well to keep him as well. And that's Andre Frank, Zambra and geese. So they did pretty well to keep him as well, who came back from loan to Villa Royale. But yeah, I know there are a lot of loans, a lot of young players, a lot of risks, but I think I just I just really like what they've done here for him and I've given them number one place and I've given them a ten out of ten. So yeah, congratulate sense to form. Big Improvement. They probably would have been twenty last time, I when I did this two years ago. But yeah, congrats to them. But obviously if you're in like the top ten in the Premier League, you've had a pretty good window. And Yeah, thanks for joining me today. As I said earlier in the episode, I'm going to be doing an episode like this on the clubs around Europe. They will come out Thursday. But if you've enjoyed this episode, feel free to like, subscribe, rate, review, all that good stuff shows a support for the podcast. Get around us on social media. I'd really appreciate anything like that. And yet thanks for listening, thanks to watching and I'll catch you guys next time.

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