Yep. Disappointing pretty much covers it for me. Also, we now have the obligatory panic that the new Croatian CB is actually going to be a dud and leave us in a terrible state. Mind you, we haven't signed a good striker since Gary Hooper. Griffiths has been moderately successful so far and could continue to grow with us. Unfortunately the Peter Lawwell business model is slowly strangling us. We continue to buy, young, unproven players in the hope that they will develop quickly and then get sold on within 1-2 seasons max for a substantial profit (VVD, Wanyama). Of course for every Van Dijk there are 2-3 disasters waiting in the wings. (Balde, Pukki etc). I can't recall the last time we spent some decent money on a quality footballer, be it def, mid or fwd who was over the age of 25 and had a good bit of experience about him.