Forget the player in Holt and look at the circumstances of his signing.
We can all have our own thoughts on the player but when a Premier League club signs on loan a Championship bench warmer and they still pay half his wages that says it all.
You do not have to be mystic mug to realise there is no money available to Lambert for either wages or a fee. Other clubs IF we needed to replace Kozak would have brought someone or not bothered. We have seen the Holt signing and possible Hoolahan one (certain he will join) and Lambert has had to change policy to go back to players he knows and cheap.
No long term planning there is it and totally different from last winter and actually we are in a better position (convinced we will not go down).
You remember Henke was signed then got another job, the club did not replace him, there is no Chief scout, that makes no sense as well
So why do I say this is the end of Lerner ?
The £90M injected has clearly not been used for the team. I believe 100% we are financially in a position to spend. Not massive amounts but more like £5-10M players on 40k a week (PL average wage). So I listened to the stuff from Faulkner last night to Tom Ross and it told us nothing and interesting nothing for the future. except it will be better. Tom gave him an easy ride, was that the terms of the interview ?
I believe the club will be sold and has been on the market since Houllier left (that is when Lerner gave up), this £90M and very low wage bill for a club our size means it should be easy to sell to a person or company with ambition.
So if the club is about to be sold why spend more money than you really need to keep us up, in other words a mixture of cheap signings and loannees.