I would essentially agree with Jumbo's reply to your question, with Femenia either a back-up option/someone who can possibly play against the right opposition, or that can at least be compensated for in terms of defensive failings in a team that is otherwise more balanced. At no point did I think we would actually buy every one of the players we need/ed, and I'm sure I could find posts of my own from the summer acknowledging that, but my main points/complaints would be: A) Of those we did buy, we did quite a poor job, or at least a poorer job than we could afford as a collective - we have one effective midfield player, let alone signing, with Etebo admittedly being a possible second to that had he not got injured, and we didn't really seem to have any strategic view at all - as has been noted, we have about 6 midfield shuttling back and forth-ers, none of whom really play in a defined position or give us any options or variety positionally at all. Louza is the only one who is in any way different and so far has been barely picked, as well as now being gone for the most impactful period of our entire season; something we always knew would be the case. B) More importantly, I didn't and don't believe that it was acceptable to carry on without upgrading the centre of defence - it should have been our joint first priority, minimum. I didn't think it was acceptable at the time and said as much, and I wasn't fooled by what happened in the Championship last season. The recruitment was deeply misguided and unbalanced, in my opinion, and there was no possible way we should have come out of the window saying 'we're fine how we are' in that department, regardless of any theoretical difficulties faced - it isn't, and wasn't good enough.