The curtain has finally come down on the 1998-99 season. Not one of the best by any stretch of the imagination.

As usual for any football club, there were plenty of comings and goings at the club. Here is a list of the departures and arrivals at the City Ground, starting pre-season and going up to transfer deadline day.

OUT

Player Out Where to Fee ()
John Finnigan   20,000
Kevin Campbell Trabzonspor 3,000,000
Ian Moore Stockport 900,000
Colin Cooper Middlesbrough 2,500,000
Craig Armstrong Huddersfield 700,000
Steve Stone Aston Villa 5,500,000
Scot Gemmill Everton 250,000
John Harkes Washington D.C. United (Loan ended) Nil
    Total Sales 12,870,000

IN

Player In From Fee paid ()
Jean-Claude Darcheville Rennes (1 year loan) 100,000
Dougie Freedman Wolves 900,000
Nigel Quashie Queens Park Rangers 2,500,000
Andy Gray Leeds United 200,000
Matthieu Louis-Jean Le-Havre (1 year loan) 100,000
Neil Shipperley Crystal Palace 1,500,000
Jesper Mattson Halmstaad 300,000
Carlton Palmer Southampton 1,100,000
Stale Stensaas Glasgow Rangers (Loan)  
Hugo Porfirio Benfica (Loan)  
John Harkes Washington D.C. United (Loan)  
Richard Gough San Jose Clash (Loan)  
Bernard Allou Grampas Eight Free
    Total paid 6,700,000

It doesn't take a great mathematician to work out that Forest have made a 6,170,000 profit in the transfer market this season. We can only hope that the new manager is given this pot of money to help prepare for the new season and an immediate return to the Premiership.

Finally, lets not forget Dave 'Harry' Bassett who departed in early January leaving Mickey Adams to suffer for the 4-0 drubbing at Coventry. He was then be replaced by 'Big' Ron, who took charge of his first home game against Arsenal on January 16 1999.

 


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