The turn of the year brought the opening of the January transfer window, and the ability to add some reinforcements.
Whitehawk Spent An Incredible £53,800,000 On New Arrivals In January
Two youth players were brought in to the club in the form of Hayati and Miller, with the former being loaned out to Ligue 1 side Stade de Reims for the remainder of the season. Miller would play some role in the senior squad. Radek Podzemsky was brought in to play as a backup DR, following the long term injury sustained by Rasmus Nissen Kristensen.
One full departure occurred, with Australian international Jordan Turner moving to Sporting CP in a low-fee move. The attacking midfielder made his debut for the club in a FIFA Club World Cup fixture last December, but was deemed surplus to requirements.
Whitehawk Didn't Score In Consecutive Games For First Time Since 2026
1-0 Win vs Bournemouth (A), Premier League - 01/01/2028
It was a tough fixture for Whitehawk, in truth, as Bournemouth looked resilient in defence. It took a Jason Coffey scorcher early in the second half to win the game for the visitors, opening the new year with three points.
Jason Coffey (Whitehawk) - 8.3/10
4-0 Win vs Tottenham (H), Premier League - 04/01/2028
Whitehawk were back to their goal scoring best, and Jason Coffey was once again the man to provide all the answers. A first half hat trick for the Irish international had put the game beyond any sort of reasonable doubt, and Emanuel Mammana finished the job with a headed goal in the second.
Jason Coffey (Whitehawk) - 9.6/10
4-0 Win vs Barnsley (A), FA Cup 3rd Rnd - 08/01/2028
A second string Whitehawk side proved too much for Barnsley, as four different players got on the score sheet. Three of the goals came in the final twelve minutes, while Jason Coffey got his fifth goal of 2028 in just his third appearance.
Sergi Samper (Whitehawk) - 9.2/10
0-0 Draw vs Manchester €ity (A), EFL Cup Semi Final 1st Leg - 11/01/2028
Another draw for Whitehawk in Manchester this season, as neither side proved able to score.
Stephen Lacy (Whitehawk) - 7.7/10
0-0 Draw vs Arsenal (A), Premier League - 15/01/2028
*Yawn* this game was a boring stalemate, in truth. Absolutely nothing exciting happened.
Facundo Foti (Whitehawk) - 7.6/10
4-0 Win vs Watford (H), Premier League - 18/01/2028
Whitehawk were back to winning ways, and in some style, against Watford. Martin Ødegaard scored twice before Emanuel Mammana added to Whitehawk's lead in the first half. Chavez Miller made his Whitehawk debut off the bench, and scored with just his second touch of the ball in a Whitehawk shirt.
Martin Ødegaard (Whitehawk) - 9.3/10
1-0 Win vs Manchester City (H), Premier Leaguee - 22/02/2028
Just days before a crucial second leg of the EFL Cup semi final between the two sides, Whitehawk came out on top in the Premier League. Sergi Samper scored a humdinger of a half volley in the second half to win all three points.
Sergi Samper (Whitehawk) - 8.0/10
3-1 Win vs Manchester City (H), EFL Cup Semi Final 2nd Leg - 25/01/2028
Whitehawk played a storming first half to go 3-0 up at the interval in the second leg Gustavo Martínez got one back for Manchester City, but to no avail as Whitehawk booked their place in the final.
Kingsley Osagie (Whitehawk) - 8.5/10
2-0 Win vs Aston Villa (A), FA Cup 4th Rnd - 29/01/2028
Whitehawk rounded off the month with a comfortable win over Aston Villa in the FA Cup. Goals from Tomas Mrva and Gradimir Lucic proved enough to secure progress to the next round.
Gradimir Lucic (Whitehawk) - 8.2/10
Overall, a solid month. We dropped points against Arsenal, but drawing that game is better than losing it. We can be happy with continued progression in both cups, with us securing another EFL Cup final.
Whitehawk Were Nine Points Clear At The Top Of The Table
We moved nine points clear at the top of the table, having played through most of the mid-season grind. Manchester United had struggled for consistency, and slipped away from us in the title race.
Player of the Month
Emanuel Mammana Was Whitehawk's Star Performer of January 2028
showed his experience in a tough month for Whitehawk. The Argentine defender twice got on the score sheet in a strong run of form.
Player's Season Stats:
Goals: 2 (1,401 minutes per goal)
Assists: 1 (2,802 minutes per assist)
MotM Awards: 0
Shots On Target Ratio: 33.33% (4/12)
Dribbles Completed: 66 (2.00 per game)
Key Passes: 2 (0.06 per game)
Cross Completion Ratio: 8.00% (2/25)
Key Tackles: 11
Tackles Won Ratio: 75.68% (56/74)
Interceptions: 372 (11.27 per game)
Mistakes: 38 (1.15 per game)
Fouls Committed: 37 (1.12 per game)
Fouls Against: 6 (0.18 per game)
Yellow Cards: 3
Red Cards: 0
Pass Completion Ratio: 77,64% (1,104/1,422)
Headers Won: 212 (6.42 per game)
Distance Covered: 9.67km per game
Key Moments: 15 (0.45 per game)
Matches Won Ratio: 84.85% (28/33)
Average Rating: 7.33
Assistant Manager's Report
Ryan Ferguson's Message
"It was a great month for us and I am very happy with how we started the year. We have some new faces in the dressing room, which is nice, and we have played some great football. We are progressing well in the FA Cup and the Premier League, and we now have an EFL Cup final to look forward to."
Whitehawk Would Compete In The EFL Cup Final In February
Our first task was to play against our only real title rivals, Manchester United, on the first day of the month. League games against Liverpool, Crystal Palace and QPR would follow, before a trip to Atlético Madrid in the first leg of our UEFA Champions League knockout round tie against them. We would then play Millwall in the FA Cup and Swansea in the Premier League before a much-anticipated EFL Cup final against our arch enemies, Manchester United.
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