As another transfer window is about to slam shut, we can look at our new acquisitions with a sense of satisfaction.

Although it’s still early days and we haven’t seen them play too much football in anger, Sam can be reasonably pleased with his Summers work.

Cheikhou Kouyate is receiving rave reviews for his performances so far and is fast proving to be a fan favourite, as is Mauro Zarate after his spectacular goal against Crystal Palace last week.

Enner Valencia, Diafra Sakho and Carl Jenkinson have all been used sparingly so far, while Diego Poyet looks a top talent for the future and Aaron Cresswell looks to be settling in nicely.

All-in-all a good bunch of signings by Big Sam, but he hasn’t always been so lucky in the transfer market as these six transfer mistakes prove…

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Sam Allardyce