Here is a graphic to illustrate our transfer window against the other 19 teams that make up the Premier League.

 

As you can see, we were joint 15th highest spenders, equal to Hull City who started the season with 13 senior players.

Perception is a funny thing, while it seemed like we’d spend a lot of money (okay, we had but we brought in a lot) it seemed like Everton were throwing money around all over the place.

It just goes to show, seeing transfers written in black and white against a figure that is a net spend, rather than gross spend, is much more sobering and puts things into better context.