We have had some very depressing transfer deadlines with players sold from under our noses. The noises coming from within the club have been pretty honest in that it’s very apparent that we have to sell before we buy, and many players look to be on the block this week.
Charlie Kirk, Jake Forster-Caskey, Alex Gilbey, Craig MacGillivray, Jayden Stockley, Albie Morgan and Sean Clare could all be subject to bids this week. The squad is already paper-thin so making sure we have replacements is the most basic principle.
However status quo would represent an extremely disappointing window with the club’s owner not delivering on not just half-witted promises, but the cardinal criteria of what the fans and manager are deserving off. And that is a healthy and intoxicating promotion challenge.
You can throw at me all the financial arguments of sustainability you want, but a mediocre season with no ambition other than luck of getting out of this league, and with fan engagement at a long-time low, this formula is bonkers.
Possibly come Wednesday night Thomas will come out all guitars blazing and we will be lifted by new faces and keeping those that are vital to any chance of success. We can live in hope.