All this 'has to be a great window' it doesn't 'have' to be. We WANT it to be - maybe even need it to be a bit - but the cold hard facts are money, FFP, Covid and more.
This is Carlo's first window. He's no mug. He'll be involved. Between Don Carlo and Big Marcel, I think we'll see a difference this window. Not the overhaul that some people unreasonably seem to expect - we aren't going to buy Barcelona's midfield and sell all ours to Sunderland. But I do expect us to see a difference. Also - practically no pre-season this year, which considering some of our recent starts might be no bad thing - but I expect to see slow and painful progress from how we play at the start of next season to how well we play by the end. January might be interesting though!
My prediction/fervent prayer:
This window we see a difference.
Next season we see progress and maybe an interesting upturn in January window but ultimately, finishing stronger, better drilled and with more confidence. Carlo's revolution has begun
Next summer - some more key moves in and out and everyone is now jumping on the Brands/Ancelotti bandwagon.
It's not gonna be this window folks, it just isn't. Realistically - I think that what I put above is the best possible timeframe we can hope for and even then, I might be being a tad over-optimistic because, you know, shit happens.
Anyways - don't worry about it - you got this - you're strong - you're Blues - embrace the pain!