I can't even be arsed going through this thread but I do think we need some perspective. We're not going to attract top drawer players and we're in a funny position because we're better than around 2/3rds of the league. Therefore the calibre of players are very small. This has lead to us possibly being reliant on what other clubs are doing.
We're not City where we can buy whoever we want and with ffp (even if this even exists in the aftermath of the Naymar transfer) it's been extremely difficult to recruit.
We need champions league players for a europa league team.
I think we need to realise that it's not like oh he's what we need let's get him in. Can't see us just hanging onto Girouds every word I think it's just been a very difficult process.
I'm disappointed and yeah starting to fume a little but we're in some kind of transfer limbo and I think our performances will change that for the better or worse. But it's a cyclical effect in that how do we improve if we can't get the better players.
Time will tell I suppose.