Wouldn't be surprised if they were desperate to avoid FFP, like we did for a while. According to the transfer league site, they spent a net £26m on players in the 15/16 season, which is more than their annual turnover. Unless I'm reading it all wrong (quite likely).
Originally Posted by Gtleighsr3
"To put it in gentleman's terms, if you've been out for a night out and you're looking for a young lady and you pull one, some weeks they're good looking and some weeks they're not the best. Our performance today would not have been the best looking bird but at least we got her in the taxi. She weren't the best looking lady we ended up taking home but she was very pleasant and very nice, so thanks very much, let's have a coffee." - Ian Holloway.