Is the marquee player coming in next season? That and a couple moving on surely means we've got room for a pricey baby-eater? Plus surely being champs gives us some added lure?
But our business plan calls for us to break even at an operating level by now, which I think we have still failed to do. So unless we get extra cash from sponsors we won't have any more cash to spend, and in addition, the players we re-signed last year, and the ones we need to re-sign this year are predominantly moving up through the ranks and therefore getting more expensive. Think how much Jo Marler's next contract is going to cost compared to his last one. I'm sure CoS is trying to keep enough cash to keep the existing squad together rather than adding expensive new players.
HAving said that, 4 locks is not enough, particularly as The Rev has yet to prove himself in the match day squad. Unless Merrick has the same impact as Wallace, we are going to need to sign one more lock. I'm thinking its going to be a squad player rather than a big name signing though.