The thing is why is it delusional to expect the club to perform well vs spend ? I reckon we must be in the top 4 highest net spenders in the last 3 or 4 years so why shouldn't expectations be that we beat some of the shit we 've played recently ?
The truth is we perform so badly vs spend because of the recent history of mismanagement and poor transfer decisions.
Yeah but you can almost discount all spend up til last summer.
In jan we spent 27m on cenk, he’s not even getting on the bench now and we’re likely going to get rid at a loss.
In the summer we spent like £18m on digne and he’s now one of our best players.
Anything pre brands has to be written off. We started this with a bloated, aging squad full of old shite players on big contracts, and some young players with not enough prem mins to know if they can make the grade.
It’s going to take time to get this side out the mud. The worry is if Leicester, Wolves, Watford etc. move quicker.