I'm sorry but this is a load of rubbish.
You say a blind deaf legless cat could have made the profit on lukaku which simply isn't true. At the time the majority thought 28m was too much and a lot suggested we walk away....some even saying bony was a better option for the money....we cannot rewrite history.
The decisions to sign clev and gd were choices made by the manager who persuaded the players to come here.
Rooney was brought in as a role model to younger players.....fact is he is past it and his recent misterminers haven't really been a great example.
In my opinion you vastly overate what Morgan brings to the table but we 'll agree to disagree but your Martina shout is way off....saints fans were glad to see him go and remember he wasn't offered a new contract. Awful player.
You 've neglected to discuss Williams.. ..what are your thoughts on him ? As for klassen he looks dross so far but fingers crissed for a miracle.
Ross is only irrelevant now due to koemans treatment of him which makes him no longer a viable option...you cannot ignore that.
You say I'm not on board with the programme...im sorry but player prices are often linked as a measure of their success as it is a results business. I really don't understand how you cannot see what a poor job koeman has done and how we are no nearer to breaking the 'glass ceiling' you refer to.
Were any of your "majority" on Lukaku other managers of Prem teams? The opinions of fans are irrelevant, I'm quite sure a number of other managers would have happily paid that for him after two seasons performing in the Prem.
Signing players on free transfers and getting the selling club to decide your future profit through buy-backs is not indicative of anything special.
Rooney was bought for a number of reasons, yes being a role model was one, and he has let everyone down. But that is nothing to do with him also being a first team footballer. His primary job is to play football.
In my opinion you haven't paid much attention if you think Morgan is useless. And my only point with Cuco was that you have exaggerated (something you do a lot in your posts) by suggesting he isn't of PL level. I did not say he was good, or has played well for us. In fact I have several times said the opposite in various threads. It is a fact he has played for two PL teams, regardless of your interpretation of various fanbases (which is pure confirmation bias btw)
I didn't discuss Williams because I'm not inclined to disagree with your assessment, but since you want to push, I will say your description of him as an "absolute yard dog" is yet another ott description. You could have said he's not good enough. He is clearly a successful PL player regardless of whether he is right for us and our ambitions. Your requirement for a miracle for Klaassen to turn out ok? More exaggeration.
The Ross situation is almost entirely speculation. You being convinced Koeman is the entire cause of the situation is further demonstration of your confirmation bias.
I have not at any point said I don't think Koeman has done a poor job. I have simply replied to your post to counter your various assertions, due to them being supported by your selective exaggerated examples which show nothing other than.. you guessed it.. your confirmation bias. You clearly formed an opinion based on a gut instinct, and are now trying to rationalise it, and for some reason want everyone else to recognise your rationalisation as informed and balanced. It is neither, based on the evidence you've presented so far.
You are right about it being a results business, those results being the outcomes of football matches, not financial results. If you are having to measure our success based on financial transactions then we've already failed in the results stakes. I didn't say, I suggested and used a question mark indicating you ahoold clarify. Which you haven't.