Excellent analysis Russ.
Literally the smallest element of that post seems to have been picked up on. Signing old players isn't wise for teams in development and should be viewed with caution, especially those with long term injuries... Is that a statement you would disagree with?
One of the old players is a free keeper as a backup, so that's largely irrelevant. He might play 2 games.
Another old player is a squad player for £7m, who's been signed to bring a bit of leadership to the dressing room, as well as being a solid utility player. Hardly an earth shattering thing that will adversely impact us, even if he never got a minute of competitive action.
And the other old player is a 27 year old international on loan, with an option to buy, if he happens to have an outstanding season.
I mean, it's not really a massive stress is it. I would approach spending major money on an older player with caution, but just getting solid squad fillers for next to nothing is really no issue.
And then we've spent real money on a 19 year old, two 23 year olds and a 25 year old, with the hope of adding a 17 year old beast.
Who's Russ out of interest? I'm sure it's clever, but I've had a long day at work, and not got a scooby