Don’t you just love that holiday period before the first of January? Christmas comes, everyone is in party mode and we have the spare time to look back at all the breathtaking happenings of the year that we leave behind.
For me personally, recalling the wondrous moments from the beautiful game of football is what is most gratifying.
The Barclays Premier League provides us with many mesmerizing moments every year. After all, it's not without reason that it is considered by millions as the best league in the world.
The Transfer Market too brings its fair share of thrills and spills. Old players make their way out the exit door, and fresh faces come in. Truth be told, change is inevitable.
Anyhow, I shall now get down to the crux of the matter.
What does one mean by impact signings? For those who don't find the term to be self-explanatory, we are talking about a set of players that have made a considerable difference to the club they sign for.
For example, Rafael Van Der Vaart was arguably the No.1 impact signing of the Premier League 2010. He made a noticeable impact at Tottenham. At £8million, he was quite a bargain buy. His return of 15 goals in his first year in England was really something, no?
As the curtain falls upon yet another year, I present to you the top 10 impact signings of the English Premier League for the calendar year 2011.