The transfer rumours and speculation of the last few weeks have often been wide of the mark, with many clubs simply not doing any business at all.
One club that has been busy is, of course, Manchester City.
I have written plenty about what could be at COMS and how, given time, City could pressure the incumbent top four clubs in England.
What has and is now highly likely to happen in the next month may well shift the power further than many imagined possible.
Liverpool are looking to invest, but on a limited basis with players like Alonso saying their farewells.
Arsenal are famous for not spending massively and of course their managers' Gallic stubbornness is getting in the way of doing the obvious, and buying more experienced quality.
Chelsea are likely to spend substantially and of course with a new manager almost anything could happen.
But the weakest link in the top four are unusually Manchester United.
Having lost Tevez, through an arrogant assumption that he would be grateful for ANY opportunity to be part of the Old Trafford, much to the annoyance of the fans.
And having lost Ronaldo because of his arrogance and desire to leave for Real Madrid they are looking rather depleted up front.
Berbatov is almost comically inept at times, with a streak of laziness a mile wide which will rile the fans even more than Ronaldo's toy chucking, childishness.
Rooney, of course, is a class act but may not shine to the same extent without Ronaldo alongside him.
So is Fergie about to turn to Macheda and Wellbeck after trousering the proceeds of Ronnie's move?
If he does, then the attacking options available to Mark Hughes at City are likely to be the envy of most.
Of course, the promise offered by hugely talented individuals drawn together is often not fully realised, but the fact that City could be calling on Santa Cruz, Robinho, Eto'o, Tevez could be enough to make City the most dangerous attacking team in England.