The Premier League spending stats of the last year means it is little wonder that Newcastle put up such a feeble show today.

We sell our best player and an on loan player is suspended…a couple of injuries to Gouffran and Coloccini but it shouldn’t reduce United to this.

premier league spendingHowever, as even Alan Pardew keeps telling us it is all about a squad game and both he and Joe Kinnear have claimed Newcastle have a strong squad in most departments.

Well our eyes don’t deceive us and the folly of a whole year without buying anybody is clearly seen with the team Newcastle put out today.

Spending money is no guarantee of success but not spending any IS a guarantee of failing. (see yesterday’s article of transfer activity over the last 5 years to really depress yourself!)

Here are the total amounts spent on transfer activity over the last 12 months by all Premier League clubs, figures (rounded up or down to nearest million) taken from the excellent and respected website transfermarkt.co.uk, a massive £804m was spent collectively…

£112m Chelsea
£107m Spurs
£102m Manchester City
  £69m Manchester Utd
  £50m Liverpool
  £46m Arsenal
  £37m Cardiff
  £35m Southampton
  £30m Sunderland
  £27m Hull
  £26m Crystal Palace
  £26m Everton
  £26m Norwich
  £26m Fulham
  £21m Swansea
  £21m West Ham
  £18m Villa
  £14m West Brom
    £6m Stoke
    £2m Newcastle