I haven not been on here for a while and I just wanted to add my thoughts to the mix of opinions among my fellow Townies! I want to make it clear that I wanted MM gone and I was excited along with everyone else when we announced Paul Hurst as our new Manager ahead of the Pre-Season. He strikes me as a very intelligent bloke who knows what he wants in terms of style of play and knows the direction he wants our club to go in. He is the very opposite to McCarthy in philosophy and the way he comes across to us supporters in his news conferences. A breath of fresh air which was badly needed!! BUT but but...Some things still aren't right namely Evans! The brave new world of the Paul Hurst era dawns and after the mass flurry of transfer activity over the last few days what are we left with? Well Evans for one has done very nicely in pocketing a cool £5 Million Net profit from the combined sales of Webster, Waghorn and Garner! In addition he has saved a shed load more cash from the much reduced wage bill on top of that! The headlines say that we have signed 9 players but it doesn't tell the whole story of this Summer as you only have to look at the quality players we have sold. We fanny around trying to buy Windass from Rangers who ends up going to Wigan for only £400k more than we were prepared to offer and to rub it in we then sell Garner (proven Striker at this level) to Wigan into the bargain with no replacement lined up! We fanny around trying to get this Tilt from Blackpool but refuse to pay the extra £200k that Blackpool want even though we are in desperate need of a Centre Back to replace Webster! We are now left with 2 lower league Strikers who now have to fill the void vacated by Waghorn's departure! We are now left with a collection of unproven lower league players bought for a pittance! The best signing we made this Summer is keeping hold of Bart because he is going to be very busy over the next few months! I really hope I am wrong but we always lurch from one extreme to the other! The plan under McCarthy was to bring in proven "Proper Blokes" to bolster our squad and supplement them with a few of our own kids. Now we have thrown the baby out with the bath water by bringing in loads of unproven players at this level and jettisoning most of our quality players! Can you see this Jackson fella banging in more than 10 goals this season? Now we are in the situation of having to scrabble around in the loans market to fill key positions which we should have nailed down in the proper transfer window! I am all for rolling the dice and no doubt some of these players may well turn out to be great purchases but the cynic in me is saying that Evans has engineered this new style footballing strategy to further asset strip our club under the guise of adopting a brand new approach! I feel really sorry for Hurst because he will be made to be the Fall Guy if and when this all goes horribly wrong.