I'm not sure about you, but I'm increasingly worried by the "quality" of players we are being linked with. Gold has said we can expect as many as four signings this summer and it is still not clear if that four included Jussi and the, as yet not confirmed, McCartney. If it does, we are down to just two new arrivals, one of whom may be Diame and the other Elmohamady.
That can't be right, of course, because we are about to bid again for Shot Holt, but if that's it, I can see big trouble ahead.
Let's draft the new signings into the team and see what we have!
Demel, Tomkins, Reid, McCartney
Vaz Te, Nolan, Elmohamady
Subs: Cole, O'Brien, Taylor, Maynard, O'Neil, Henderson, Collison
Is that a strong enough line up and squad to survive and prosper in the Prem? I very much doubt it! Demel was horribly exposed by pace in the play off final against Blackpool; Tomkins and Reid lack experience at the centre of defence; McCartney and Elmohamady are not good enough for Sunderland!; and Holt may be a one season wonder. We need more, a lot more!