Chances are that, as risky a strategy it is, he’s planning a Smith like overhaul of the whole structure. Setting up the scouting system and getting coaches in, the money has had to come from somewhere. Ideally, and probably everywhere else, this would come from a separate pot, but the way Bonsor and the club run, we shouldn’t have expected anything less.
Dean has identified players that he sees as key to our fortunes this season (Cook and Zeli) with the remainder going on “fillers” (Ginnelly and Dunn). I only expect us to make one more permanent signing at centre half. Any money left will be used to negotiate loan deals of what Dean sees as “would like to have’s” (another CB, cover in CM prior to Edwards being fit, and a striker)
I imagine this to be the business model until dean has got his team behind the scenes in place, and we are relatively stable in the league. Then we’ll have a season where we give it a real go, much like Smith’s tenure