The transfer window is now shut. Deals are done and we are back with another English Premier League round up of the midweek results. We discuss VAR, Phil Neville’s appointment as England Women’s Head Coach, Leeds United’s horrendous attempt at a new logo and we talk about all the major transfers that happened during this window.

RECENT HEADLINES

VAR or Video Assistant Referee has caused quite the stir in recent weeks. VAR is currently being test in the FA Cup and the League Cup in England and so far its caused more discussions and arguments than not having it. Liverpool vs West Brom was a game where it really highlighted its floors. It may have got all the decisions correct but the time it took to review an incident took too long. Fans were left lost in the stands wondering what was actually happening. Seeing a goal being disallowed one end then a penalty given at the other within a blink of an eye. People watching from the stands don’t have a commentator in their ears explaining each decision. It needs to go on the big screens or flash on the advertising boards around the ground that VAR is in play. As discussed in the show, what about a QR code on the back of each seat linked to VAR so they can see the call for themselves? We will just have to see.

Former Manchester United and Everton Player Phil Neville was appointed Manger of the England Women’s Team. A surprise appointment by many and has since been criticized from the moment it has been announced. He has not even managed a game for them or taken a coaching session. The controversy came after Phil deleted his Twitter account an hour after he had been announced. Moments later old sexiest tweets resurfaced and instantly stole the internet. Headlines, Phil Neville the sexiest gets England Women’s Mangers Job would be read everywhere. Phil has now had to go on the offensive and do media interview after interview explaining his actions. Why he sent those tweets and why he deleted his account. Once people had stopped attacking him for the sexist remarks he was being barraged over his coaching experience. People saying he should not of got the job because he did not have any prior managerial experience. I thought he handled the interviews well and should be able to go prove why he was appointed on the field. Time will tell whether is was the right person for the job but in the mean time he will bring a lot more viewers to the Women’s game that it needs right now.

This like Phil Neville was battered across the internet but rightly so. Leeds United board released images of their new crest/Badge/logo or what ever you want to call it. It was an image that was meant to invoke emotion and passion into the Leeds fans and take them on into a new era…

Well it did invoke emotion from the Leeds fans and from the rest of the footballing world. It was a logo, that no offence, was probably made on Fiverr.com, Mundial magazine tweeted a link showing it appeared to be a chancer that robbed Leeds of a few pounds by using a stock logo and just changing the text. It go Leeds fans outraged and have since put up a petition and got it removed and the club are now looking at other options. In the show we have a voice note from a very concerned Leeds fan, who share his thoughts on the logo.

PUBMAN OF THE WEEK

Pub Player of the Week

This week we have decided to give it to Theo Walcott. Making only his second start for his new club Everton, bagged a brace against Leicester City. Looking like a good move for him thus far.

Pub Gaffer of the Week

This weeks Pub Gaffer of the week is Mr. Eddie Howe! Howe masterminded a win over a poor Chelsea side with a massive 3-0 win. Chelsea were really poor but that should not take away anything from this man.

CLUB BY CLUB TRANSFERS IN’s & OUT’s

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Arsenal

In

Konstantinos Mavropanos – PAS Giannina, £1.8m

Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Manchester United, swap deal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Borussia Dortmund, £60m

Out

Olivier Giroud – Chelsea, £15.3m plus £2.2m add-ons

Alexis Sanchez – Manchester United, swap deal

Theo Walcott – Everton, £20m

Francis Coquelin – Valencia, undisclosed

Tafari Moore – Wycombe Wanderers, loan

Ben Sheaf – Stevenage, loan

Jeff Reine-Adelaide – Angers, loan

Mathieu Debuchy – St Etienne, undisclosed

Stephy Mavididi – Charlton, loan

Marcus McGuane – Barcelona, undisclosed

Chuba Akpom – Sint-Truidense, loan

Krystian Bielik – Walsall, loan

Julio Pleguezuelo – Gimnastic, loan

Bournemouth

In
None
Out
Connor Mahoney – Barnsley, loan
Mihai Dobre – Rochdale, loan
Lewis Grabban – Aston Villa, loan
Benik Afobe – Wolves, loan
Aaron Ramsdale – Chesterfield, loan
Shaun Hobson – Chester, loan
Ryan Allsop – Lincoln, loan

Brighton

In

Leonardo Ulloa – Leicester, loan

Warren O’Hara – Bohemians, undisclosed fee

Jurgen Locadia – PSV, £14.1m

Viktor Gyokeres – Brommapojkarna, undisclosed

Out

Jamie Murphy – Rangers, loan

Kazenga LuaLua – Sunderland, free

Ben Hall – Notts County, loan

Jordan Maguire-Drew – Coventry, loan

Burnley

In

Georges-Kevin N’Koudou – Tottenham, loan

Aaron Lennon – Everton, undisclosed

Out

Dan Agyei – Blackpool, loan

Alex Whitmore – Chesterfield, free

Tom Anderson – Doncaster, loan

Jimmy Dunne – Accrington, loan

Luke Hendrie – Shrewsbury, undisclosed

Chelsea

In

Olivier Giroud – Arsenal, £15.3m plus £2.2m add-ons

Ross Barkley – Everton, £15m plus add-ons

Emerson Palmieri – Roma, £17.6m

Out

Michy Batshuayi – Dortmund, loan

Jake Clarke-Salter – Sunderland, loan

Kenedy – Newcastle, loan

Baba Rahman – Schalke, loan

Charly Musonda – Celtic, loan

Todd Kane – Oxford, loan

Kasey Palmer – Derby, loan

Ike Ugbo – MK Dons, loan

Crystal Palace

In

Alexander Sorloth – FC Midtjylland, undisclosed

Jaroslaw Jach – Zagłebie Lubin, undisclosed

Erdal Rakip – Benfica, loan

Out

Noor Husin – Notts County, undisclosed fee

Keshi Anderson – Swindon, undisclosed

Sully Kaikai – Charlton, loan

Freddie Ladapo – Southend, undisclosed

Andre Coker – Maidstone, loan

Everton

In

Cenk Tosun – Besiktas, £27m

Theo Walcott – Everton, £20m

Eliaquim Mangala – Manchester City, loan

Out

Ross Barkley – Chelsea, £15m plus add-ons

Liam Walsh – Bristol City, undisclosed

Kevin Mirallas – Olympiakos, loan

Harry Charsley – Bolton, loan

Aaron Lennon – Burnley, undisclosed

Sandro Ramirez – Sevilla, loan

Ademola Lookman – RB Leipzig, loan

Mo Besic – Middlesbrough, loan

Gethin Jones – Fleetwood, free

Boris Mathis – Northampton, loan

Louis Gray – Carlisle, loan

Huddersfield

In

Terence Kongolo – Monaco, loan

Alex Pritchard – Norwich, £11m

Out

Jack Payne – Blackburn, loan

Joe Lolley – Nottingham Forest, undisclosed

Martin Crainie – Middlesbrough, undisclosed

Jack Boyle – Clyde, loan

Dylan Cogill – Clyde, loan

Cedwyn Scott – Dundee, undisclosed

Leicester

In

Adrien Silva – Sporting Lisbon, £22m

Fousseni Diabate – Gazelec Ajaccio, undisclosed

Callum Wright – Blackburn, undisclosed

Out

Raul Uche – Real Betis, loan

Leonardo Ulloa – Brighton, loan

Ahmed Musa – CSKA Moscow, loan

Islam Slimani – Newcastle, loan

Andy King – Swansea, loan

Liverpool

In

Virgil van Dijk – Southampton, £75m

Tony Gallagher – Falkirk, £200,000

Out

Philippe Coutinho – Barcelona, £146m

Daniel Sturridge – West Brom, loan

Cameron Brannagan – Oxford United, undisclosed

Ryan Kent – Bristol City, loan

Marko Grujic – Cardiff, loan

Lloyd Jones – Luton, undisclosed

Ovie Ejaria – Sunderland, loan

Harry Wilson – Hull, loan

Lazar Markovic – Anderlecht, loan

Jon Flanagan – Bolton, loan

Corey Whelan – Yeovil, loan

Matty Virtue – Notts County, loan

Man City

In

Aymeric Laporte – Athletic Bilbao, £57m

Jack Harrison – New York City, undisclosed

Out

Eliaquim Mangala – Everton, loan

Isaac Buckley-Ricketts – Oxford United, loan

Kean Bryan – Oldham, loan

Marlos Moreno – Flamengo, loan

Ashley Smith-Brown – Oxford, loan

Jack Harrison – Middlesbrough, loan

Jacob Davenport – Burton, loan

Charlie Oliver – Fleetwood, loan

Shay Facey – Northampton, undisclosed

Chidi Nwakali – Aberdeen, loan

Man United

In

Alexis Sanchez – Arsenal, swap deal

Matej Kovar – FC Slovacko, undisclosed

Out

Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Arsenal, swap deal

James Wilson – Sheffield United, loan

Demetri Mitchell – Hearts, loan

Axel Tuanzebe – Aston Villa, loan

Charlie Scott- Hamilton, loan

Matty Willock – St Johnstone, loan

Newcastle

In

Kenedy – Chelsea, loan

Islam Slimani – Leicester, loan

Martin Dubravka – Sparta Prague, loan

Out

Adam Armstrong – Blackburn, loan

Dan Barlaser – Crewe, loan

Jamie Sterry – Crewe, loan

Henri Saivet – Sivasspor, loan

Rolando Aarons – Hellas Verona, loan

Freddie Woodman – Aberdeen, loan

Jack Colback – Nottingham Forest, loan

Aleksandar Mitrovic – Fulham, loan

Ivan Toney – Scunthorpe, loan

Southampton

In

Guido Carrillo – Monaco, £19.1m

Out

Virgil van Dijk – Liverpool, £75m

Marcus Barnes – Yeovil, loan

Ryan Seager – Yeovil, loan

Matt Targett – Fulham, loan

Stoke City

In

Badou Ndiaye – Galatasaray, undisclosed

Moussa Niakete – Paris FC, free

Moritz Bauer – Rubin Kazan, undisclosed fee

Kostas Stafylidis – Augsburg, loan

Out

Harry Souttar – Ross County, loan

Josh Tymon – MK Dons, loan

Julien Ngoy – Walsall, loan

Swansea

In

Andre Ayew – West Ham, £18m

Andy King – Leicester, loan

Jack Withers – Boston United, undisclosed

Out

Adam King – Mansfield, loan

Jay Fulton, Wigan, loan

Joe Rodon – Cheltenham, loan

Oli McBurnie – Barnsley, loan

Josh Sheehan – Newport, free

Roque Mesa – Sevilla, loan

Tottenham

In

Lucas Moura – PSG, £25m

Out

Georges-Kevin N’Koudou – Burnley, loan

Marcus Edwards – Norwich, loan

Anton Walkes – Portsmouth, loan

Luke Amos – Stevenage, loan

Ryan Loft – Exeter, loan

Cameron Carter-Vickers – Ipswich, loan

Shayon Harrison – Southend, loan

Watford

In

Pontus Dahlberg – IFK Gothenburg, undisclosed

Gerard Deulofeu – Barcelona, loan

Dodi Lukebakio – Anderlecht, undisclosed

Didier Ndong – Sunderland, loan

Out

Alex Jakubiak – Falkirk, loan

Michael Folivi – Boreham Wood, loan

Charlie Rowan – Accrington Stanley, loan

Brice Dja Djedje – Lens, loan

Randell Williams – Wycombe, loan

Isaac Success – Malaga, loan

Costel Pantilimon – Nottingham Forest, loan

Pontus Dahlberg – IFK Gothenburg, loan

West Brom

In

Ahmed Hegazi – Al Ahly, undisclosed

Ali Gabr – Zamalek FC, loan

Daniel Sturridge – Liverpool, loan

Out

Kane Wilson – Exeter, loan

Shaun Donnellan – Yeovil, freee

Tahvon Campbell – Forest Green, loan

Kyle Edwards – Exeter, loan

Tyler Roberts – Leeds United, £2.5m

West Ham

In

Jordan Hugill – Preston, undisclosed

Joao Mario – Inter Milan, loan

Out

Andre Ayew – Swansea, £18m

Martin Samuelsen – Burton, loan

Diafra Sakho – Rennes, undisclosed

Reece Burke – Bolton, loan

Reece Oxford – Borussia Monchengladbach, loan

FA CUP FOURTH ROUND RESULTS

FRIDAY 26TH JANUARY
Sheffield Wednesday 3 Reading 1
Yeovil Town 0 Manchester United 4
SATURDAY 27TH JANUARY

Peterborough United 1 Leicester City 5
Huddersfield Town 1 Birmingham City 1
Hull City 2 Nottingham Forest 1
Middlesbrough 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 1
Millwall 2 Rochdale 2
Milton Keynes Dons 0 Coventry City 1
Notts County 1 Swansea City 1
Sheffield United 1 Preston North End 0
Southampton 1 Watford 0
Wigan Athletic 2 West Ham United 0
Newport County 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1
Liverpool 2 West Bromwich Albion 3

SUNDAY 28TH JANUARY

Chelsea 3 Newcastle United 0

Cardiff City 0 Manchester City 2

FOURTH ROUND – REPLAY
TUESDAY 6TH FEBRUARY 19:45 KO
Birmingham City v Huddersfield Town
Rochdale v Millwall
Swansea City v Notts County
WEDNESDAY 7TH FEBRUARY
Tottenham Hotspur v Newport County

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