I'd adddivas wrote:
We're paying a heavy price for
1) Gray building a team around a striker that has been injured since the beginning of the season
2) Gray Signing an unproven winger to a lay up front rather than a proper forward. Think he must have thought he was Wenger bringing Henry in for a moment.
Make no mistake we have the finances to compete at the top end of the division but the money needs to be spent wisely.
3) Gray offering 2 year contracts to players who are struggling at this level, making it difficult now to refresh the squad. It was obvious even last season when we were doing well that some of the squad had struggled with the step up, and that is even clearer now that we're missing some of our better players and also our momentum and confidence has gone. It's a shame as they seem like good blokes, and they've all played an important part in our progress to date, but unfortunately all players reach an upper limit eventually.