If these players do turn out to be any good, the board will dismantle the squad again at the very first opportunity anyway to add even further millions to the bank account courtesy of The Strategy. Sooner or later the players we acquire or borrow for six months Hecky won't be able to alchemise into gold within a few weeks and we'll get relegated. It might not be this season, I'm not writing this lot off yet by any stretch, they might turn out to be just as good as the last lot we bought, but the board will just cash in on them as soon as possible if they are. Last year the team we had at new year was a once in ten years type of side. It was systematically dismantled for money, which for reasons I fully understand, was far from wholly reinvested in the squad. To me this strategy therefore represents the end of the dream; regardless of how good a side we put together, it's destroyed before it can achieve anything. So I ask again; what's the point?