Shelve those relativity cosmopolitan transfer targets and forget even comedy suggestions from Norwich City fans about where Robbie Cowling can put his money. The headline is: it`s already been spent.
A summer of wheeling and dealing befalls Colchester United now it seems, since strident Chairman and owner Robbie Cowling has reinforced his commitment to upholding sound finances. He says he won`t go gung-ho in the market, despite recently receiving nearly half-a-million pounds in compensation for former manager Paul Lambert.
Last week`s verdict, nine months in waiting, ordered City to pay £425,000 and also came shortly after Coventry paid what will remain an undisclosed sum for Lambert`s successor, Aidy Boothroyd.
Even allowing for some creative accounting, it seems the plan is to replicate last term`s fourth-highest finish with much the same side.
Cowling said in the EADT: “In many ways, the money has already been spent.”
What this indicates is that CUFC will look to make only minor changes to the squad.
“We`d brought in players that Paul Lambert wanted that then didn`t figure under the new manager (Boothroyd). We ended up with a bigger squad than we would have done if we hadn`t made the change,” explained Cowling.
So, time to praise the approach or start panicking? You decide!
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