Sustainable transfer vision
From someone who was asking for some leadership commentary on our transfer strategy through the silence leading up to the deadline, it would be amiss of me if I wasn’t to praise the article yesterday with included insight from Sandgaard, Roddy, Gallen and Adkins.
This summer’s window was always going to be contrastive, although the rich still threw money around like confetti, although some of the poor did as well, and there are many, many players left without clubs and unlikely now to get the moves they wished for. Perhaps player power has been slightly diminished, if not much else.
One thing I didn’t get a sense of though was EFL clubs setting of fire sales as they tried to close the gap in finances from Covid and playing in front of empty stadiums.
Today Steve Gallen added more colour to his day’s leading up to last week’s deadline, and I wish him a quick and full recovery from Covid. I have a lot of admiration for Gallen and what he does, and how he conducts his business, now with a more sustainable and progressive plan for growth of the squad, Gallen’s job should become even more significant.
Nigel Adkins also touched on the window in yesterday’s press conference, and the focus now turns to him to see what he’s able to produce with the tools now at his disposal. It is a big squad as he said, and it will be interesting to see how he uses it starting tomorrow.