thats not entiely true.
to be fair to moyes, the season we signed lescott he did most of his business before any of the other clubs in the premiership.
maybe its the financial constraints, the longer we leave signing someone, the longer we postpone paying them wages?
the finances are that much of a mess that a player on 40k a week x 6 weeks (240k plus NI) makes a significant difference to the cash flow.
I do understand what you've typed, Joe - but, d'yer know what, really -- in essence, aren't the vast majority of Prem' League Clubs up the same financial creek without a paddle. Y'know, are we really (say) five times financially worse off than Stoke, Bolton, Wigan, etc, etc.
I know, why don't we ask for special dispensation from the Football League that we can no longer play night-games because we can't afford the lecky bill.