They're going about it in the right way IMO. Throwing money about doesn't guarantee staying up.
You've also go to take into account that they never expected being in the prem at this point.
I started working there 2 years ago and they were relegation fodder. Start of last season they were hoping just to stay up, now they're in the prem. They'll go back down, but keep a good core of the squad so they'll be well equipped to come back up and maybe kick on from there.
What did the boys think of Ings and trippier btw? Their 2 stand out players who are good enough for this level. The rest are just a bunch of talentless workhorses, unfortunately