So we have signed three keepers and two holding midfield players, a centre back, a left back and a striker and still the squad looks too shallow to survive in the Prem. A few short weeks back, Gold was talking about four or five signings so either he was talking out of his arse or he meant four or five SIGNIFICANT signings, in the sense of costing money.
The business so far has been cute, but cute won't cut much ice in the Premiership. Hopefully TweedleDiame and TweedleDiarra will screen our back four effectively, but we still need better full backs (as I have been saying for 5 years now!) and more flair and width in midfield. The bid for Jarvis was promising but foolhardy. He isn't worth £9m!
Loan signings remain an option but haven't worked well for us in the past. Bentley, Lansbury, Keane, Bridge, Jimenez...all mediocre, damaged goods or crap. McCartney did a job but he knew he was coming back if he impressed; you are gambling big time if you base your hopes on players not fully committed to the cause.
So money still needs to be spent and fast!