Devoid of any big name deals, footage of David James speeding off from Portsmouth's training ground or James Collins arriving at Aston Villa was on heavy rotation throughout the day. Bless them, Sky tried to ramp up the drama of deadline day but encountered far more dead ends than breaking news.
Even the 'breaking news' yellow bar was rarely seen.
David Bentley's proposed move was at one time the main story of the day, but this died down around lunchtime and then was completely quashed shortly after, with it later emerging that it was a no-go once Tottenham requested Martin Petrov as part of any deal.
Hughes had said beforehand that he was likely done as far as new recruits went, and especially with keeping Petrov I'm certain he is more than happy with how his squad stands.
Depending on where we sit this time in January though, particularly if we are occupying a top four position it could be a different matter entirely and could, therefore, lead to a far more exciting deadline day than we have witnessed today.