But making a transfer profit while the other clubs spent strengthening isn’t an excuse.
We could, and should, have bought two or three top quality players, but we don’t have a manager or owner with the ambition to do it.
How is it that of the top clubs we are the only ones to spend almost nothing, and this has happened two out of the last three seasons?
You say, “our resources aren’t readily available,” but why?
We have the resources, we just don’t want to spend because profit is more important.
The list of world class players we “tried” to get’s longer, but so does the list of world class players that want to leave.
We might get top four this season, but even if we do, it will be with Ozil and Sanchez, who won’t be settling for the “fourth place trophy” at the new clubs they are at next season.
When they’re not here, fourth place really will seem like a trophy.