Half inflated bubble is slowly deflating

So it turns out that the phrase ‘too good to be true’ is relative after all. I always thought it implied a certain degree of success, such as winning a trophy or signing Stuart Holden. However, even the potential to maybe finish in the top 7 possibly seems too good to be true for Wanderers fans.

A few days ago we were playing Chelsea with the chance of overtaking them and going into 5th place. Just one undeserved defeat, one defeat due to an offside goal and an incredible profligate draw versus Wigan. Now we look a little bit lost and given my pessimistic nature I am now peering at the points gap between ourselves and the stodge that is the lower reaches of the Premier League this season.

Only being able to name 15 players and not plummeting rapidly brings contrasting views. It makes me laud Owen Coyle even more as he is still getting performances and energy levels from his players. Although on the downside, the club as a structure is looking pathetic… because it is. In desperate need to buy players we are in £95 million debt and have only been linked with a loan for Carlos Vela, a good player but I don’t think he offers what we need at the moment. More concerning still is that with Chungy Lee away at some inane FIFA tournament, a few long term injuries and Tamir Cohen tragically absent there are no academy prospects seen as capable of warming the bench just to make up the numbers.

Our academy has produced Kevin Nolan, a limited player who really makes the most of his talent by worshipping the Fat Sam philosophy of football. Run of the mill accountant Nicky Hunt and Ricardo Vaz Te, who was just shit. Wherever the money which has created the debt has gone, in future it simply must be invested in bringing better players through the Reebok youth ranks.

Oh and Stuey Holden, please get fit.

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