That’s the thing mate we desperately need a starting RB, starting RW, starting CM. We don’t have unlimited money so to get only them positions leaves us once again having multiple goalkeepers, kids, delph, iwobi, and Gomes to come on as subs. These players don’t change games, if we had subs that had the potential to come on and get an assist or goal last season then two draws turned into wins got us into europe.You may well be proved correct, most certainly on the wages front especially.
My only issue with that post so far is that the outfield players we have already brought in this window, assuming that Gray is a done deal, are no better than any of the deadwood players you list above. We're just replacing expensive deadwood with cheap deadwood, or not in the case of Townsend.
I accept it may look different come the end of the window but so far I am underwhelmed with our signings
ideal world of course we wouldn’t be signing either player but by doing so it does improve our bench, helps us have more to spend on the starting 11 and next summer we can go out improve a couple of the starting 11 and again the subs. if we planned ahead like that five years ago we wouldn’t be in the terrible position we’re in now.