Does money win success?
Something like this: 'Well, we need to spend more money if we want to compete with Barcelona, Man Utd etc.'
Or: 'Unless we invest in four more top signings then I'm leaving.'
Have they not seen what has happened at Portsmouth? This means you Torres and Reina and Ancelotti.
You can't keep throwing money at it, you've got to work it on the field as well.
On that subject, Vital West Brom is so pleased that Fulham are progressing through to the next stages in Europe, whereas career spenders Real Madrid are sent crashing out.
Let that be the lesson.
At West Brom Chairman Jeremy Peace has declared that if and when we return to the Premiership it will be with a firm `spend-what-you-earn` approach that has been standard policy in recent years.
He said: "Our ambition is to keep the club solvent and use our resources more sensibly. We have established a model which has worked at one level but perhaps not at another.
"But we have to be realistic about where we are and what we are as a club. It`s no good pretending we`re something else. It is our job as a board to run this club properly.'
The question is, Baggie fans, what would you prefer?
Do we keep a tight control over budgets with limited risk-taking and modest ambitions, or spend big and party with the big boys for a while.
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