The transfer window shut last week until January. Supporters everywhere were left to discuss the results of their club's shopping while managers were either breathing a sigh of relief at keeping their best players or feeling a tad regretful about the deal that slipped through their fingers. In the case of Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp, he might be feeling both.
Spurs persevered and held onto creative linchpin Luka Modric, but a late move for Gary Cahill that would have strengthened the club's defence never materialised. Scott Parker did arrive, while Spurs fans probably knew more about a rumoured deal for Kaka than the Real Madrid player ever did.
Redknapp is now left with the task of getting on with the football itself, and attempting to get some points on the board from a run of fixtures that doesn't get any easier, including a visit to Wolves next followed by another test against in-form Liverpool side.
Regardless of what the next few months bring, there are still a few areas that will likely need addressing post-Christmas. Tottenham will also likely have learnt from last year the importance of changing things up before a degree of complacency sets in. It is better to have just a little headache in January trying to freshen things up rather than suffer a migraine later when form falls apart.
Here are five players Spurs might look to bring in for 2012.