The cacophony of spuriousness interspersed with occasional events that actually happened, otherwise known as transfer deadline day, is over.
A dearth of genuinely thrilling manoeuvres in the run up to the close of business will have left fans of teams the length and breadth of the country feeling disappointed.
But they are not alone, with numerous players and clubs left hanging at the hooter.
Manchester United and David de Gea were involved in arguably the most tantric of the non-transfers, with both the Reds – 14/1 to win the Premier League – and Real Madrid blaming each other for the non-consummation of a deal they’d had all summer to complete.
Chelsea’s pursuit of John Stones was another to begin somewhere before the end of the 2014/15 campaign and end in failure.
At the other end of the scale were last ditch full-back swoops by West Brom and Newcastle for Jose Enrique and Ashley Cole respectively.
The former claimed never to have received the Baggies’ offer, while Gazzetta dello Sport reported Cole to have turned down a late entreaty from the Tyneside club.
Arsenal may be surprised to know they could actually have signed an upper echelon striker in the closing days of the window despite failing to woo Karim Benzema.
The Mirror’s John Cross reports the Gunners were offered Edinson Cavani for £50m, but balked at paying such a fee for a player who, at 28, has little sell-on value.
Simultaneously, the north Londoners supposedly spurned Southampton’s advances for their former “centre-half” Calum Chambers.
Yet Arsenal can at least take solace that their north London rivals Tottenham were the window’s most foiled team.
The Lilywhites failed to land either Victor Wanyama from Southampton or Saido Berahino from West Brom despite tabling £20m-plus bids for both.
Like the Gunners, Norwich were involved in both thwarting and being thwarted.
Mile Jedinak’s proposed move from Crystal Palace to Stoke collapsing was the death knell for Jonathan Walters’ Carrow Road switch.
Conversely, Lewis Grabban wasn’t able to force through a return to Bournemouth from East Anglia despite allegedly going AWOL during the week leading up to deadline day.