What's so terrible anyway? They've still got 7 or 8 decent first team players on their books, that isn't a huge amount but if they spend wisely over the next month they can still have a decent season and be far better off financially. I feel its more about how the money is invested and by the start of September they could still have a pretty strong side.
But then Sam Vokes and Danny Ings were not exactly players you would consider Championship quality at the start of last season. Ings didn't get in the team at Bournemouth and Vokes found games hard to come by at Wolves.
I would have been reluctant to call McGoldrick Championship class also considering he struggled with Forest. I think players flatter to deceive at this level and we really have to see how the team takes shape before really commenting on how good or bad we are.
That's true but in terms of team ethics, it was a case of 11 players really gelling, and having a very fit squad which I feel we are a bit similar to.
Compare that to a Bolton who had a really decent squad on their hands and never really got going, and Wolves the previous year under Solbakken and Saunders.
Plus McGoldrick, Berra, Murphy, Skuse would have all commanded reasonable fees had they not been frees. Sometimes that can mirror what you would actually pay. Grabban for example cost Norwich what about £3m? Is he really that much better than McGoldrick?
We've really suffered from not having decent wingers in recent years and Henshall and Stewart are showing signs they could provide that spark from out wide.