Newington Reds 2013/14

Dudley with fax

Fax it up twice a season: The Newington Reds manager

Manager: Dudley (Wolverhampton)

Twitter name: @dudleyben

Since: 2005 (co-founder and committee member – charts and graphs)

Trophy cabinet: Empty (best finish – second in 2005/06)

Last season: 11th

Sympathies: Liverpool

Darts music: Forever Young – Alphaville

Outlook: As the hunt for that elusive first Kenna title enters its ninth year, the Newington Reds manager stands accused by the club’s fans of giving up before the season has begun. While they believe Joe Hart is a solid buy in goal, they think forking out £22m Shinji Kagawa – who spends much time as an unused substitute – and £14m on the controversial Loic Remy represents a particular lack of financial and tactical savvy.

But, those complaints are nothing next to what Reds supporters view as the manager’s biggest crime. With three midfielders still to buy, the Wulfrunian left the auction halfway through to go to Lion King on Ice in the West End. Fans’ forums lit up last Saturday with deprecation for a move which resulted in the manager missing out on such late-auction deals as Juan Mata  and Joe Cole – who went for £0.5m each.

What Reds are left with is a team unlikely to bother the top half of the table, even if James McCarthy is brought into the top flight. With only £2m left in the war chest, the Reds manager better sort out his office fax machine once and for all come the window if he wants to unlock the £10m bonus and drag himself back into the contest.

Hart, J MCY £24m
Chico SWA £8m
Gibbs, K ARS £13m
Bertrand, R AVL £0.5m
Cahill, G CHE £7m
Redmond, N NOR £0.5m
Stirling, R LIV £0.5m
Januzaj, A MUN £12m
Assaidi, O STO £0.5m
Berahino, S WBA £0.5m
Remy, L NEW £14m
£80.5m

First transfer window – 5 October 2013

Starting budget: £12m, remaining budget: £5.5m, net loss: £6.5m

(Hyperlink denotes from which team player was bought)

Out In
Position Player Team Sold Position Player Team Paid
DEF Cuellar, C SUN Free DEF T-Catherine, K CAR £0.5m
MID Allen, J LIV Free MID Downing, S WHU £0.5m
MID Jedinak, M CRY Free MID Stirling, R LIV £0.5m
MID Kagawa, S MUN Free MID Huddlestone, T HUL £3.5m
STR Defoe, J TOT Free STR Osvaldo, P SOT £1.5m

Second transfer window – 7 February 2014

Starting budget: £15.5m, remaining budget: £1.5m, net loss: £14m

Out In
Position Player Team Sold Position Player Team Paid
DEF T-Catherine, K CAR Free DEF Bertrand, R AVL £0.5m
MID Downing, S WHU £0.5m MID Januzaj, A MUN £12m
MID McCarthy, J EVE Free MID Redmond, N NOR £0.5m
MID Huddlestone, T HUL Free MID Assaidi, O STO £0.5m
STR Osvaldo, D JUV Free STR Berahino, S WBA £0.5m
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Newington Reds

Manager: Dudley (Wolverhampton)

Twitter name: @dudleyben

Since: 2005 (co-founder and committee member – charts and graphs)

Trophy cabinet: Empty (best finish – second in 2005/06)

Last season: 3rd

Sympathies: Liverpool

Darts music: Forever Young – Alphaville

Outlook: Fans of the club were resigned to the manager’s lack of silverware at this level, but after some competent signings at auction expectation is growing in N5. Light in midfield, but with the potential for goals from defence and up front, could this finally be their year?

No Brambles.

Howard, T EVE £8m
Samba, C QPR £17m
Vermaelen, T ARS £17m
Kolorov, A MCY £0.5m
Smalling, C MUN £0.5m
Sessegnon, S SUN £6.5m
Jarvis, M WHM £7.5m
Sissoko, M NEW £14m
Adam, C STO £0.5m
Sturridge, D LIV £43m
Long, S WBA £1.5m
 Total £116m

Second transfer window – 1 February 2013

Out     In
Skrtel, M LIV £17m Samba, C QPR £17m
Rangel, A SWA £3m Kolorov, A MCY £0.5m
Mulumbu, Y WBA £1.5m Sissoko, M NEW £14m
Torres, F CHE £37m Sturridge, D LIV £43m
Adebayor, E TOT £1m Long, S WBA £1.5m

First transfer window – 26 October 2012

Out     In
Nelsen, R QPR £0.5m Smalling, C MUN £0.5m
Etherington, M STO £6m Sessegnon, S SUN £6.5m
Miyaichi, R WIG £5.5m Jarvis, M WHM £7.5m
Milner, J MCY £0.5m Adam, C STO £0.5m
Dembele, M TOT £2.5m Adebayor, E TOT £1m

Newington Reds (second window)

Manager: Mr Ben Dudley (ENG)

Since: 2005 (founder member)

Trophy cabinet: empty

Sympathies: Liverpool

Kenny, P QPR £0.5m
Shawcross, R STO £9m
Jones, P MUN £22m
Riise, J FUL £8m
Vermaelen, T ARS £3m
Formica, M BLR £1.5m
Cahill, T EVE £11m
Nasri, S MCY £18m
Sinclair, S SWA £1.5m
Ba, D NEW £11m
Long, S WBA £0.5m
£86m

Newington Reds (first window)

Manager: Mr Ben Dudley (ENG)

Since: 2005 (founder member)

Trophy cabinet: empty

Sympathies: Liverpool

Kenny, P QPR £0.5m
Shawcross, R STO £9m
Jones, P MUN £22m
Riise, J FUL £8m
Vermaelen, T ARS £3m
Downing, S LIV £16m
N’Zogbia, C AVL £0.5m
Nasri, S MCY £18m
Sinclair, S SWA £1.5m
Ba, D NEW £11m
Rodallega, H WIG £0.5m
£90m

Newington Reds

Manager: Mr Ben Dudley (ENG)

Since: 2005 (founder member)

Trophy cabinet: empty

Sympathies: Liverpool

Kenny, P QPR £0.5m
Shawcross, R STO £9m
Ferdinand, R MUN £18m
Dawson, M TOT £10m
Toure, K MCY £2.5m
Downing, S LIV £16m
Albrighton, M AVL £13m
Nasri, S MCY £18m
Sinclair, S SWA £1.5m
Ba, D NEW £11m
Holt, G NOR £0.5m
    £100m