Hopefully, the Taylor signing will keep you "negatives" quiet for a while.
Those of you that were going on about the two earlier signings not being defenders and criticising both the new players and the Management should now humbly admit that it is possible to sign a mixture of youth and experience, covering defence, midfield and forwards - in one transfer window! I didn't think this is rocket science but many of you "negatives seemed to think so.
It also appears that the signings have been done with financial restraint. I know that we do not have details of wages, etc, but I hope that the "negatives" will wait for facts before they bring up wages as a potential issue.
I know some of you would rather the Club have sat on their hands rather than improve the squad due to the finances, but I trust the current board to have done their homework. In fact, in the absence of hard evidence to the contrary, I feel obliged to support them. Losing the two loanees will be tough enough anyway, but to do so without someone else challenging for their places, would be even worse.
So far, with a few days to go, we still have two of our most sellable players in Demerit and Loach. Both of these have the potential to increase their value over the next 6 months in the league and, in Demerits case, the World Cup. It may be that they go in this window, but I think we can cope with the loss of either, but better off financially.
Financially, there have been no new surprises, with Fransen having enough confidence to lend £0.5m, unsecured, and Ashcroft apparantly willing to underwrite the rights issue and lend more money if required. We hear rumours of new investors and we will hopefully be almost debt free in a few months.
On the field, I feel that we have the basis of a good team who could be challenging for the top six spots. If they could get their act together, they would be dangerous. They aren't performing at the mo, but I do not think that we should be battling to stay up as there are far worse teams than us in this division. Positive thinking is important, from the fans on this board, from fans at the games, through the team and Management.
So, why don't we give them a break, get behind them and see them move into the top six.