Date: 4th August 2014 at 8:46am
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Unless McNally & Adams have been quietly colluding across the continent, away from the gawping eyes and ears of every Twitter user and media hack, then today’s likely announcements will only be the, already, stale news of one-in, one-out.

RvW will be joining St.Etienne on loan (possibly with a buy-out clause) and O’Neill will be added to the ranks of the Yello’ Army on a free.

Good business?

Someone with connections suggested to me that the money from Snoddy’s sale had already been spent on Grabban and Lafferty – I wasn’t convinced but it gave me the distinct feeling that there won’t be any big-money signings this close season (or small-money signings for that matter).

With Fer and Olsson still looking likely to depart our Eastern shores (and, let’s not get too over excited by pictures of Leroy’s car dotted around our county’s roads) it will be left to the core of last season’s squad to bring home the points required to get us out of the Championship.

I wonder if last season’s summer spending spree which was meant to see us become a mid-table Premier League team has left a very sour taste in the mouth of our board…fingers burnt and all that.

Maybe keeping hold of Hooper, Redmond and Ruddy will be our real summer bonanza. Building a team around a nucleus of quality is definitely how to get out of this league…so with Wes still a cut above the Championship and Grabban grabbin’ a few we might just stand a chance.

Your thoughts?

COYY