Permanent deals might not be so hot in January, but short-term ones could be – especially after the Football League scrapped the ‘emergency loan’ window last summer. But how did it all start, and what brought the most controversy?
With Alex Buttner insisting this week that he wasn't a weak link at Manchester United, David Sally – co-author of The Numbers Game – explains why it's actually a side's worst player that may matter most
Excited about your club’s new megabucks signing? (Well, if you've got one to be excited about.) Beware: they could turn out to be one of these famous flops. From Veron to Blissett, the players themselves explain what went wrong