I think Defeatist does a great job of teasing out the optimistic feeling many of us have by getting us to post in reply to his tongue in cheek 'criticism".
Here we are about 15 months into a new era, we're seeing a team being steadily built with the foundation being youth that will blossom within the next 2 years. A new ground, sell out crowds and that lovely sense of anticipation you get knowing something good is on its way.
Sigurdsson, Keane, Pickford and Rooney are top class signings. Klaassen and Sandra are full of potential plus all those youngsters coming through and recently bought.
There's no straight replacement for Lukaku and if there was he'd be £100m. Not been tempted to throw money away on a second rate replacement but showing the courage wait until the right man comes along. Unless that man is already here and we haven't realised it yet and he is still to fulfill his potential.