LITESPORT ITSthetablethathasSirAlex Ferguson sitting proudly at the summit and mega-bucks Mark Hughes holding up the rest. And while it may bear little resemblance to the final standings in this years Pre- mier League, it does tell one story -- that caution has been the watch-word in this sum- mers transfer transactions. Premier League clubs spending on new players dropped by 10 percent to 450m, with a big drop in investment in foreign players. Even Manchester Citys 117m spree failed to see the top flight match the record sum of 500m spent a year ago. United owe their pole posi- tion almost exclusively to Cristiano Ronaldos 80m move to Real Madrid, but football finance experts believe the high rate of the euro and 50 percent tax rate for the very high-earners has contributed to the overall drop, particularly in terms of players coming from the continent. Paul Rawnsley, director of Deloittes Sports Business Group, said the figures were nosurpriseandnetspending has dropped from 200m to 80m as clubs such as Man- chester United, Arsenal and Liverpool resisted spending all their earnings from trans- fer income from Ronaldo, EmmanuelAdebayorandXabi Alonso. Rawnsley said: Despite the significant spending by Man- chester City, Premier League clubs transfer spending has dropped. There are a number of contributory factors the exchange rate, the tax regime in Spain being more favoura- ble to players and clubs, and perhaps clubs thinking there is less of a risk in buying established Premier League players than from overseas. Last year Premier League clubs spent about double thatof LaLiga,buttheSpan- ish teams have almost caught up, splashing out 400m. Deloittes analysis shows Manchester Citys spending has been around 120m rep- resenting 27 percent of the total this summer, while Aston Villa, Liverpool, Sun- derlandandTottenhamhave each spent more than 25m on new players. Rawnsley said the neces- sity of the owners of Man- chesterUnitedandLiverpool to make big interest pay- ments on loans taken out to buy the club have also had an impact. London Lite Wednesday, 2 September 2009 45 ARSENAL P3 W2 D0 L1 Pts6 ANDREY ARSHAVIN has been withdrawn from Russias squad for their game against Liechtenstein this weekend due to a groin injury. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sept 12 Man City (a) 16 St Liege (CL GRP, a) 19 Wigan (h) 22 WBA (CC R3) 26 Fulham (a) CHELSEA P4 W4 D0 L0 Pts12 THE BLUES are looking forward to a Carling Cup tie with QPR. Assistant boss Ray Wilkins said: We are going for all four competitions and the Carling Cup is big for us. We might even use some of the younger players. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sept 12 Stoke (a) 15 Porto (CL GRP, h) 20 Tottenham (h) 22 QPR (CC R1) 26 Wigan (a) FULHAM P3 W1 D0 L2 Pts3 SWEDISH striker David Elm, 26, has signed for 1m from Kalmar FF. He agreed a one year contract and said: I cant wait to get started in the Premier League. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sept 13 Everton (h) 17 CSKA Sofia (EL Grp, a) 20 Wolves (a) 22 Man City (CC R1 a) 26 Arsenal (h) TOTTENHAM P4 W3 D0 L0 Pts9 NIKO KRANJCAR says he turned down a switch to Everton to join Spurs. He said: Everton is also a big club but, in the end, the tradition and greatness of Tottenham made the difference. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sept 12 Man Utd (h) 20 Chelsea (a) 22 Preston (CC R1 a) 26 Burnley (h) Oct 3 Bolton (a) WEST HAM P3 W1 D1 L1 Pts4 DEFENDER James Collins left Upton Park to join Aston Villa for a fee in the region of 5m. Collins said: It didnt take a lot of persuading on my part. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sept 12 Wigan (a) 19 Liverpool (h) 22 Bolton (CC R1 a) 28 Man City (a) Oct 3 Fulham (h) CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE P5 W1 D2 L2 Pts5 CLAUDE DAVIS has signed a two-year contract with the Eagles after his work permit application was accepted by the Home Office. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sept 12 Scunthorpe (h) 15 QPR (a) 19 Derby (h) 26 WBA (a) 29 Sheff Wed (h) QPR P5 W1 D3 L1 Pts6 BEN WATSON is ready to silence his critics after joining Rangers on loan from Wigan. He said: I feel Ive got something to prove and I intend to do that with QPR. NEXT FIVE GAMES:Sept 12 Peterborough(h)15CrystalPalace(h)19 Cardiff(a)22Chelsea(CCR1a)26Barnsley(h) READING P5 W1 D2 L2 Pts5 CELTIC defender Darren ODea joined on loan until January. Royals boss Brendan Rodgers said: Darren is a very talented young defender and I think he will do well for us. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sept 12 Doncaster (h) 16 Cardiff (h) 19 Peterborough (a) 26 Watford (h) 29 Preston (a) WATFORD P5 W1 D3 L1 Pts6 MIKE WILLIAMSON joined Portsmouth as expected for 3m while Al Bangura completed a permanent switch to Blackpool. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sept 12 Barnsley (h) 15 Plymouth (a) 19 Leicester (h) 26 Reading (a) 29 Coventry (h) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD P5 W2 D3 L0 Pts9 ANDY SCOTTS men were beaten 1-0 in the Johnstones Paint Trophy at Norwich but boss Andy Scott extended the loan of James Wilson from Bristol City until January. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Charlton (a) Sept 12 Huddersfield (a) 19 Bristol R (h) 26 Yeovil (a) 29 Southend (h) CHARLTON P5 W5 D0 L0 Pts15 STRIKER Stuart Fleetwood has joined Exeter on loan until the end of the season. The clubs failed to agree a fee, so he moved on a temporary basis. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Brentford (h) Sept 12 Southampton (h) 19 Norwich (a) 26 Exeter (h) 29 Colchester (a) GILLINGHAM P5 W1 D1 L3 Pts4 MATT McCAMMON scored the decisive spot-kick as Gills beat Colchester 4-3 on penalties to advance into the second round of the Johnstones Paint Trophy. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Exeter (h) Sept 12 Millwall (h) 19 Leeds (a) 26 Norwich (h), Oct 3 Southampton (a) LEYTON ORIENT P5 W1 D2 L2 Pts5 KRISTIAN OLEARY made his first appearance for Orient as the reserves were beaten 3-1 by Brighton. The 32-year-old midfielder joined on loan from Swansea. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Fri Southend (a) Sept 12 Exeter (h) 19 Stockport (a) 26 Millwall (h) 29 Norwich (a) MILLWALL P5 W1 D4 L0 Pts7 THE LIONS crashed to a 2-0 defeat at Barnet last night in the Johnstones Paint Trophy. Yeovil Town midfielder Danny Schofield also joined yesterday on a two-year deal. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Bristol R (a) Sept 12 Gillingham (a) 19 Huddersfield (h) 26 Orient (a) 29 Yeovil (h) SOUTHEND P5 W0 D4 L1 Pts4 THE SHRIMPERS have loaned forward Alex Revell to Swindon until January and rejected a bid from an unnamed League One club for Alan McCormack. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Fri Leyton (h) Sept 11 Leeds (h) 19 Brighton (a) 26 Oldham (h) 29 Brentford (a) WYCOMBE P5 W1 D1 L3 Pts4 WANDERERS are out of the Johnstones Paint Trophy after losing 3-0 on penalties at home to Northampton last night. It had ended 2-2 in normal time. But there was good news as midfielder Kevin Betsy rejoined the club on a four-month loan deal from Southend. NEXT FIVE GAMES:Sat Brighton(a) 12 Hartlepool(a)19MKDons(h)26Swindon (a)29Tranmere (h) LEAGUE TWO BARNET P5 W3 D1 L1 Pts10 KENNY GILLET is expected to feature in the clash against Northampton on Friday night after making good progress in his recovery from a hamstring strain. The Bees progessed to the second round of the Johnstones Paint Trophy last night with a 2-0 win over Millwall. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Fri Northampton (a) 12 Macclesfield (a) 19 Bradford City (h) 26 Rotherham (a) 29 Dag & Red (h) DAG & RED P5 W4 D0 L1 Pts12 DEFENDER Anwar Uddin has switched to Grays Athletic on a months loan while Portsmouth midfielder Tom Kilbey has joined Daggers on a similar deal. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Cheltenham (a) Sept 12 Chesterfield (h) 19 Burton (a) 26 Morecambe (h) 29 Barnet (a) Fixtures are subject to change LONDON CALLING Yourclub-by-clubguidetoalltheteamsinandaroundthe capital.Keepupwiththelatestnewsonyourclubeveryday PREMIER LEAGUE P W D L F A PTS CHELSEA 4 4 0 0 10 2 12 TOTTENHAM 4 4 0 0 11 4 12 MANUTD 4 3 0 1 8 2 9 MANCITY 3 3 0 0 4 0 9 STOKE 4 2 1 1 3 4 7 ARSENAL 3 2 0 1 11 4 6 LIVERPOOL 4 2 0 2 9 7 6 ASTONVILLA 3 2 0 1 5 3 6 SUNDERLAND 4 2 0 2 4 5 6 BURNLEY 4 2 0 2 2 5 6 WESTHAM 3 1 1 1 3 2 4 BIRMINGHAM 4 1 1 2 2 3 4 WOLVES 4 1 1 2 2 4 4 HULL 4 1 1 2 4 8 4 FULHAM 3 1 0 2 1 4 3 EVERTON 3 1 0 2 3 8 3 WIGAN 4 1 0 3 3 8 3 BLACKBURN 3 0 1 2 1 4 1 BOLTON 3 0 0 3 2 5 0 PORTSMOUTH 4 0 0 4 1 7 0 CHAMPIONSHIP P W D L F A PTS NEWCASTLE 5 4 1 0 8 1 13 WESTBROM 5 3 2 0 9 5 11 CARDIFF 5 3 1 1 11 4 10 MIDDLESBRO 5 3 1 1 8 2 10 BRISTOLCITY 5 3 1 1 6 6 10 PRESTON 5 2 3 0 9 4 9 SHEFFUTD 5 2 3 0 8 4 9 SHEFFWED 5 2 2 1 10 5 8 LEICESTER 5 2 2 1 4 3 8 BLACKPOOL 5 1 4 0 7 4 7 DERBY 5 2 1 2 8 8 7 COVENTRY 5 2 1 2 4 5 7 WATFORD 5 1 3 1 8 8 6 DONCASTER 5 1 3 1 4 4 6 QPR 5 1 3 1 4 4 6 CRYSTALPAL 5 1 2 2 5 6 5 NOTTMFOREST 5 1 2 2 6 8 5 READING 5 1 2 2 4 7 5 SWANSEA 5 1 2 2 3 6 5 SCUNTHORPE 5 1 0 4 3 13 3 PETERBORO 5 0 2 3 5 9 2 PLYMOUTH 5 0 2 3 5 10 2 IPSWICH 5 0 2 3 3 8 2 BARNSLEY 5 0 1 4 3 11 1 LEAGUE ONE P W D L F A PTS CHARLTON 5 5 0 0 13 3 15 LEEDS 5 5 0 0 10 3 15 MKDONS 5 3 2 0 5 2 11 HUDDERSFIELD 5 3 1 1 14 6 10 COLCHESTER 5 3 0 2 13 7 9 BRENTFORD 5 2 3 0 7 4 9 BRISTOLROVERS 5 3 0 2 7 5 9 SWINDON 5 2 2 1 5 8 8 MILLWALL 5 1 4 0 4 2 7 NORWICH 5 2 1 2 10 12 7 OLDHAM 5 1 3 1 5 6 6 YEOVIL 5 1 2 2 8 8 5 LEYTONORIENT 5 1 2 2 9 10 5 STOCKPORT 5 1 2 2 6 7 5 EXETER 5 1 2 2 5 6 5 CARLISLE 5 1 2 2 5 7 5 WALSALL 5 1 2 2 4 6 5 GILLINGHAM 5 1 1 3 8 7 4 SOUTHEND 5 0 4 1 6 7 4 WYCOMBE 5 1 1 3 7 11 4 HARTLEPOOL 5 1 1 3 2 6 4 TRANMERE 5 1 0 4 4 12 3 BRIGHTON 5 0 2 3 4 13 2 SOUTHAMPTON 5 0 3 2 4 7 -7 LEAGUE TWO P W D L F A PTS DAG&RED 5 4 0 1 15 7 12 ROTHERHAM 5 4 0 1 8 4 12 BOURNEMOUTH 5 4 0 1 6 2 12 BARNET 5 3 1 1 6 3 10 NOTTSCOUNTY 5 3 0 2 13 3 9 CREWE 5 3 0 2 7 3 9 ALDERSHOT 5 3 0 2 8 5 9 BURTONALBION 5 3 0 2 11 9 9 CHELTENHAM 5 2 2 1 9 8 8 CHESTERFIELD 5 2 2 1 5 5 8 SHREWSBURY 5 2 2 1 9 10 8 NORTHAMPTON 5 2 1 2 7 4 7 ROCHDALE 5 2 1 2 6 4 7 BRADFORD 5 2 1 2 7 11 7 TORQUAY 5 2 0 3 7 8 6 PORTVALE 5 1 3 1 4 5 6 LINCOLNCITY 5 2 0 3 3 6 6 BURY 5 2 0 3 4 8 6 MACCLESFIELD 5 1 2 2 5 9 5 HEREFORD 5 0 3 2 6 9 3 MORECAMBE 5 0 3 2 7 12 3 GRIMSBY 5 1 0 4 4 10 3 ACCSTANLEY 5 1 0 4 3 10 3 DARLINGTON 5 0 1 4 2 7 1 Southampton deducted 10pts for administration Putting the ball in the back of the net (profit) BY GEOFF TEATHER SHOW ME THE MONEY SPENT(m) SALES(m) NET(m) 1.MANUNITED 22.3 87.8 +65.5 2.ARSENAL 10 41 +31 3.PORTSMOUTH 8.5 38 +29.5 4.BLACKBURN 12 28.5 +16.5 5.WIGAN 10.2 23 +12.8 6.HULL 10.7 14.5 +3.8 7.EVERTON 20.4 22 +1.6 8.LIVERPOOL 40 37.3 -2.7 9.WESTHAM 10.9 8 -2.9 10.TOTTENHAM 31.5 26.5 -5 11.FULHAM 6.3 0 -6.3 12.BURNLEY 6.5 0.1 -6.4 13.BOLTON 8.5 1.6 -6.9 14.WOLVES 16.5 0.5 -16 15.STOKE 20.4 3 -17.4 16.CHELSEA 19.5 1 -18.5 17.BIRMINGHAM 18.6 0 -18.6 18.SUNDERLAND 39 19.8 -19.2 19.ASTONVILLA 45.6 15.8 -29.8 20.MANCITY 117.5 25.5 -92 Earning his Spurs: Niko Kranjcar who joined from Portsmouth for 2m index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html