10 STEPHEN DOBIE & FLORIAN MARANGE (Crystal Palace)
Determined to bolster his squad in readiness for a shot at top-flight survival, then-Palace boss Ian Holloway proceeded to sign anyone with a pulse and a pair of boots as long as they were cheap.
Alas, Holloway's supermarket sweep ultimately led to heartbreak for Dobie and Marange, who found themselves excluded from Palace's 25-man EPL squad.
Marange had joined the club only a fortnight before the squad announcement was made, but Holloway told The Daily Mail: "He wasn't exactly the player we thought he was going to be. I needed some pace in that backline and he hasn't got it."
9 STEVAN JOVETIC (Man City)
The talented Montenegro No. 10 has been at City for only a matter of months, yet rumours are circulating that boss Manuel Pellegrini is ready to listen to offers for the 24-year-old who has hardly had a sniff of first-team action.
Jovetic's sole EPL start was in the 0-0 draw at Stoke in September, but a below-par display saw him hooked after 63 minutes.
A succession of calf problems has hampered his progress since, but, on the evidence of City's demolition of Spurs' last Sunday, he's hardly being missed.