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Season Preview: Reviewing our 2014 Summer Outgoings

Yesterday I looked at our incoming players, and well today I have taken a look at just who departed the club and how that will affect us this season.

Chris Brunskill

Stephen Crainey

Well a slight surprise that Crainey moved on. The defender put in a few good performances and has that wealth of Championship experience that the team could need in the months to come. As it is though, we managed to bring in two left backs, which I think was the nail in the Crainey coffin.

Not a regular and I don't think he would have been a week in week out player for us this season. However would have been good cover.

Jean Beausejour

Another Roberto Martinez player departs, this time though back to his home country. The club did look to try and tie Jean down to a new contract however the Chilean international felt that is time here had come to an end. The player saying farewell to the club and returning home.

Very sad to see Beausejour leaving the club, but the winger goes home having had three amazing years with the club having been the final piece in the Martinez jig-saw.

Jordi Gomez

The club tried very hard to keep our player of the season, however Jordi opted to leave the club for more money and Premier League football at Sunderland. Part of the FA Cup winning team, and the player who last season drove us into the play-offs, the penny finally dropped for how talented the player was.

Massively missed this season and we have struggled to replace him. Definitely a player we would have liked to have kept hold of but it wasn't to be.

Jean Carlos Garcia

Hasn't played for the club and hasn't looked like making it into the first team. So the very smart decision to get the player out on loan and with some first team experience has been made. Destination? Spain and Tenerife. Garcia will hopefully get the chance to impress away from the club.

This was a case of trying to reduce our wage bill and but a player on the market. I would expect to see the player available for clubs to buy come next summer.

James McArthur

We hoped that we wouldn't lose any of our star players, but that didn't last forever as someone came and met the asking price for James McArthur. The fee? Well rumoured £7 million for a player we signed for only £500,000; a fantastic return in terms of profit.

That all said we are losing a 100% professional who has been totally committed to the club and the fans and will be sorely missed by all. True quality midfielder and I hope he goes on to have more success with Crystal Palace and further on in his career.

Summary

Well we failed to get rid of some of the other deadwood in the team, mainly a certain Grant Holt. However we limited our star departures and got a reasonable price for a talented midfielder. That would have allowed us to bring in the rest of the players we have done this season.

Total approximate earnings: £7 million