It kind of feels like too much is broken for everything/enough to be fixed. A culmination of problems and mistakes leading us to a crescendo of negativity around the place, coupled with a general feeling that our chickens are coming home to roost.
A case of blindly believing our own hype from relative success of 4 years ago and failure to recognise how unscientific football players and transfers are? And that ultimately ours was a risky strategy based on the fact that on the balance of probabilities we were always likely to accumulate as many, if not more, failures than successes. Being sustainable from player sales is great if you’re consistently producing a desirable commodity and profits off the back of it but the lack of a Plan B (a Plan for when you cannot sell players but still need to improve the team) is what is hurting us. And a failure to adapt to the changing market climate once everybody else, many of which with deeper pockets, cottoned on to our strategy and started investing huge sums in their youth academies and gem spotting in Europe’s lesser leagues.
Watford, Newcastle, West Ham all spent approximately £40m on single signings in the summer. That is double our record signing. Clearly the fact that Carrillo is said signing, illustrates that money doesn’t guarantee you anything these days, however there is still an argument that suggests we are living in the past with the fees we are willing to pay.
In summary it feels like we have been found out somewhat and lost meaningful direction. The snail pace at which this behind the scenes restructuring is taking place is quite staggering. Bearing in mind Ross Wilson was very heavily linked to Rangers LONG before he actually left begs the question why we weren’t better prepared for his departure.