Dont be daft. The games moved on immeasurably in 17 years and we're quite literally in a different league to the one we were in back then. I've no real problem with us getting freebies and loans provided they work well in the squad and, dare I say it, improve it. I'ts probably fair to surmise that Adkins or any other manager worth their weight for that matter would want a transfer budget to work with to remain competitive in the Championship. Even if that budget wasn't a concrete figure, maybe just a percentage of what the club raise in player sales.