Given and N'Zogbia out, Taylor, Lovenkrands and Nolan in. If the reported transfer fees are accurate, we've made a profit of around £8 million, strenthened the squad in numbers only, and decided the best way to avoid the financial catastrophe of relegation is to cross our fingers, close our eyes and hope really, really hard for the best.
Either the other six signings got held up in the snow or our chances of survival are about the same as those of a steak pie in Kevin Nolan's fridge.
UPDATE: That's it, then. We've ended up signing the only two players we haven't been linked to this month. As for Wise, the sum total of his transfer activity since the season kicked off is a couple of kids, a permanently injured midfielder and a £7 million striker who can't get into the team ahead of a half-fit Ameobi. Thanks, Dennis. Thanks a bunch.