Swansea City – Transfer Activity – Summer 2014

A summary of Swansea’s transfer market activity for the summer 2014 window.

Transfers In

Full Name Type Date Fee Paid Selling Club
Łukasz Fabiański Free 5/29/2014  £         - Arsenal
Bafétimbi Gomis Free 6/272014  £         - Olympique Lyonnais
Stephen Kingsley Sale 6/30/2014 Undisclosed Falkirk
Marvin Emnes Sale 7/2/2014  £ 1, 200,000 Middlesbrough
Gylfi Sigurðsson Sale 7/23/2014 Undisclosed Tottenham
Jefferson Montero Sale 7/24/2014  £ 4,000,000 Monarcas Morelia
Adnan Marić Sale 8/8/2014 Undisclosed GAIS
Daniel James Sale 8/8/2014 Undisclosed Hull City

Total Fees Paid: £ 5,200,000

 

Transfers Out

Full Name Type Date  Fee Received Buying Club
Leroy Lita Free 5/12/2014  £         - Unaffiliated
David N’Gog Free 5/12/2014  £         - Unaffiliated
Óscar Sielva Free 5/12/2014  £         - Unaffiliated
Darnel Situ Free 5/12/2014  £         - Unaffiliated
Pau Morer Vicente Free 5/12/2014  £         - Unaffiliated
Jernade Meade Free 5/23/2014  £         - Unaffiliated
Gwion Edwards Sale 5/29/2014 Undisclosed Crawley Town
Ben Davies Sale 5/29/2014 Undisclosed Tottenham
Michel Vorm Sale 6/13/2014 Undisclosed Tottenham
Alejandro Pozuelo Sale 5/29/2014 Undisclosed Rayo Vallecano
Chico Flores Sale 6/24/2014 Undisclosed Lekhwiya
Pablo Hernández Sale 5/29/2014 Undisclosed Al-Arabi

Total Fees Received: £ 0

Net Spend: £ 5,200,000

 

Information will be updated as the window progresses. Last Update: 8/19/14

Premier League warns not to post goal videos

Premier League officials have warned that they will be looking more closely at the posting of goal videos on social media sites like Twitter and Vine. Dan Johnson, director of Premier League communications, warned on BBC Newsbeat  that posting such materials is equivalent to breaking copyright laws. He added “I know it sounds as if we’re killjoys but we have to protect our intellectual property.”

The more aggressive stance by the league comes as short clips of goals, assists, and other notable game events have proliferated across the social web in the form of streamed video and self-encapsulated files like GIFs and HTML5 video. The clips are created and uploaded by all kinds of viewers ranging from casual fans trying to share their enthusiasm to professional authors working for clicks and prestige.

While the perception on the street maybe that the league are being ‘killjoys’ there is big money at stake and a broader precedent to set for rights control in the world of distributed media. Highlight clips are important for broadcasters to draw viewers to other content or in some cases they are the content itself. As an example, in 2012 the BBC paid £180m to secure the league highlights for three years to keep Match of the Day running.

The legitimacy of the Premier League’s enforcement is fairly straightforward, there is little question that the league’s rights to its content are being infringed, particularly in the case of professional clip makers. The larger question is how the league (and all sports entities) will manage highlight rights in the future as media continues to fragment and the ‘gatekeeper’ model becomes less effective? A solution to bridge the gap between “mega content distributor” and “really happy supporter just sharing with friends” needs to emerge, until then watch out  Fredsports and gfycat.

Stoke City – Transfer Activity – Summer 2014

A summary of Stoke’s transfer market activity for the summer 2014 window.

Transfers In

Full Name Type Date Fee Paid Selling Club
Phil Bardsley Free 5/22/2014  £         - Sunderland
Steve Sidwell Free 6/9/2014  £         - Fulham
Mame Biram Diouf Free 6/11/2014  £         - Hannover 96
Dionatan Teixeira Sale 6/11/2014 Undisclosed Dukla Banská Bystrica
Bojan Krkić Sale 7/22/2014 Undisclosed Barcelona

Total Fees Paid: £ 0

 

Transfers Out

Full Name Type Date  Fee Received Buying Club
Lucas Dawson Free 5/23/2014  £         - Unaffiliated
Matthew Etherington Free 5/23/2014  £         - Unaffiliated
Kevin Gomez-Nieto Free 5/23/2014  £         - Helmond Sport
Ben Heneghan Free 5/23/2014  £         - Unaffiliated
Jordan Keane Free 5/23/2014  £         - Alfreton Town
Jordan Richardson Free 5/23/2014  £         - Unaffiliated
Karim Rossi Free 5/23/2014  £         - Hull City
Michael Kightly Sale 6/27/2014 Undisclosed Burnley

Total Fees Received: £ 0

Net Spend: £ 0

 

Information will be updated as the window progresses. Last Update: 8/12/14

Southampton – Transfer Activity – Summer 2014

A summary of Arsenal’s transfer market activity for the summer 2014 window.

Transfers In

Full Name Type Date Fee Paid Selling Club
Dušan Tadić Sale 7/8/2014 £ 10,600,000 FC Twente
Graziano Pellè Sale 7/12/2014 £ 9,000,000 Feyenoord
Ryan Bertrand Loan 7/30/2014 Undisclosed Chelsea
Saphir Taider Loan 8/6/2014 Undisclosed Inter Milan

Total Fees Paid: £ 19,600,000

 

Transfers Out

Full Name Type Date  Fee Received Buying Club
Lee Barnard Free 6/30/14  £         - Southend
Andy Robinson Free 6/30/14  £         - Bolton
Matt Young Free 6/30/14  £         - Sheffield Wednesday
Jonathan Forte Free 6/30/14  £         - Oldham
Joe Curtis Free 6/30/14  £         - Unaffiliated
Guly do Prado Free 6/30/14  £         - Unaffiliated
Rickie Lambert Sale 7/1/2014 £ 4,250,000 Liverpool
Luke Shaw Sale 7/1/2014 £ 27,000,000 Manchester United
Adam Lallana Sale 7/1/2014 £ 25,000,000 Liverpool
Dejan Lovren Sale 7/27/2014 £ 20,000,000 Liverpool
Calum Chambers Sale 7/28/2014 £ 11,500,000 Liverpool
Dani Osvaldo Sale 8/6/2014 Undisclosed Inter Milan

Total Fees Received: £ 87,750,000

Net Spend: – £ 68,150,000

 

Information will be updated as the window progresses. Last Update: 8/6/14

Sunderland – Transfer Activity – Summer 2014

A summary of Arsenal’s transfer market activity for the summer 2014 window.

Transfers In

Full Name Type Date Fee Paid Selling Club
Billy Jones Free 5/28/2014  £         - West Bromwich Albion
Jordi Gómez Free 5/29/2014  £         - Wigan Athletic
Costel Pantilimon Free 6/16/2014  £         - Manchester City
Patrick van Aanholt Free 7/25/2014 Undisclosed Chelsea
Jack Rodwell Sale 8/5/2014  £ 8,500,000 Manchester City

Total Fees Paid: £ 8,500,000

 

Transfers Out

Full Name Type Date  Fee Received Buying Club
Phil Bardsley Free 5/22/2014  £         - Stoke
Jack Colback Free 6/9/2014  £         - Newcastle
Carlos Cuéllar Free 5/23/2014  £         - Unaffiliated
Andrea Dossena Free 5/23/2014  £         - Unaffiliated
John Egan Free 7/3/2014  £         - Gillingham
Craig Gardner Free 5/20/2014  £         - West Brom
Billy Knott Free 5/30/2014  £         - Bradford City
Jordan Laidler Free 5/23/2014  £         - Unaffiliated
Louis Laing Free 6/19/2014  £         - Nottingham Forest
Óscar Ustari Free 7/7/2014  £         - Newell’s Old Boys
David Vaughan Free 4/20/2014  £         - Nottingham Forest
Jordan Watson Free 5/23/2014  £         - Unaffiliated
Kieran Westwood Free 7/7/2014  £         - Sheffield Wednesday
Ignacio Scocco Free 7/24/2014 Undisclosed Newell’s Old Boys

Total Fees Received: £ 0

Net Spend: £ 8,500,000

 

Information will be updated as the window progresses. Last Update: 8/6/14

Sunderland sign Patrick van Aanholt

Sunderland confirm that the club has signed 23-year old Chelsea defender Patrick van Aanholt for an undisclosed amount.

Official Announcement (safc.com)

Date: July 25, 2014
Fee: Undisclosed
Wages: Undisclosed
Duration: 4 years

See a summary of Sunderland’s transfer activity in the Summer 2014 window

Sunderland sign Jack Rodwell

Sunderland confirm that the club has signed 23-year old Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell for an undisclosed amount.

Official Announcement (safc.com)

Date: August 5, 2014
Fee: Undisclosed / £7 – 10m (Rumor 12)
Wages: Undisclosed
Duration: 5 years

See a summary of Sunderland’s transfer activity in the Summer 2014 window