Time to look at Division 2 internal and external deals in Season 17 – and it doesnt make good reading – in fact they had the lowest number of total deals completed when adding up the stats.
A total of 100 deals across the 20 clubs with an average of 5 per club. In fact an incredible 4 teams didnt make one internal deal all season – do they need to deal or are their teams good enough already? Andrew Bailey (774) will admit that no one wanted to deal with Dnipro – but what of RJ Alston (743), Mark Phelps (725) or Liam Pigott (676) would they be more suited to empty gameworlds with less active managers? In Mark’s case his Flamengo project is unique in SM Worlds from my experience – certainly one over such a long period anyway.
Externally Santos under Josh McMillan (808) and his predecessor were very busy, Adam (770) and Ash L (500) too were quite lively both externally and internally.
So the big question is does transfer activity = success ? We ranked the sides by the number of internal deals and then put their final league positions next to them? The result?