The window slams shut with United empty handed
LAST YEAR WE SIGNED A GUY CALLED GOOCH, THIS YEAR WE GOT NOWT
The opening day of this Blog on January 1 warned Newcastle United fans not to expect miracles during the transfer window but perhaps nobody expected absolutely nowt.
And while you might have had a hangover when you read it the lack of new faces may have you reaching for a stiff drink with the prospect of a relegation battle hanging round SJP like a bad smell.
Big Sam warned United needed to add depth to the squad at the start of the month but before he even had time to open the doors at St James's Park he'd been pushed out the backdoor himself!
That left United with two and a bit weeks to add players under Kevin Keegan but even the Messiah had a job on his hands to persuade high profile stars to come to Tyneside with team sitting in mid-table and with little or no chance of Europe next season.
KK to his credit tried to bring trusted quality on board in Jonathan Woodgate but the player opted for Spurs as we were reminded of our place in football.
A quick look round the transfer window's final day of business sees Pompey look to have secured Jermain Defoe, Boro got Afonso Alves and Man City snapped up Felipe Caicedo - even Fulham signed Jari Litmanen!
There was never any point of signing players for the sake of it but at least United have bolstered numbers with some raw kids over the last month which has perhaps gone unnoticed.
Yes below the surface of the first team Ben Tozer, Tamas Kadar, Wesley Ngo Baheng and Fabio Zamblera are all set to be tried out in the first team - but only after safety is in the Premier League is secured.
Going out, and somewhat of a surprise it has to be said, was David Rozehnal.
The player joins Lazio on loan until the end of the season with his place in the Czech Republic squad for Euro 2008 at stake without first team football.
The Czech has been moved around the team and hasn't settled in his best position of centre-back.
Over the next couple of days Habib Beye and Abdoulaye Faye rejoin the squad after elimination
in the African Cup of Nations.
But the final verdict over a transfer window that once suggested we were about to sign four first team squad members has to be one of deep disappointment.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?