Why do people always go to the extreme when the question of spending rears its head ?? Every time anyone mentions it, out comes the stock standard " Leeds/Portsmouth/Sheff wednesday blah blah blah" quotes.
NO ONE IS ASKING WBA TO SPEND MONEY LIKE ITS GOING OUT OF FASHION AND END UP BANKRUPT..........................but for a club the size of WBA to have its record signing ( until Valero a few years ago ) as something like 3 million quid is poultry imho !...........and speaks volumes about lack of ambition. Its almost like " well we've got here, now wtf do we do now !??? "
At the end of the day, we would watch WBA on dartmouth park as long as it meant we had a successful team challenging for honours so training ground etc means nothing. We could have the best training facilities in the northern premier league for all I care !
I'm not saying that spending automatically brings success becasue as we all know.......it doesnt, however, if we are to progress, then usually it means spending more money on transfers and or wages.
If we are as far as JP can take us, then he seriously needs to step aside and the board bring in someone with money, not to take us into bankruptcy but to take us onto that next rung of the ladder from where we are now. Otherwise at the end of tha day, we may as well not have got promoted as with our turnover, we could have remained around the top of the chumps league, never getting promoted, but attracting ( semi ) high crowds.
So lets not have any leeds/portsmouth crap any time anyone dares to mention spending a BIT more money eh !!