To me the stark reality is that we are currently a Northern League North team in a National League club. It's all very well giving the players a chance to 'grow' but we lost 3 of our best players. Also recently losing Ash Palmer to injury illuminates how weak the squad is . I think Osbourne has stepped up and Keene,Palmer and Hinchliffe were already plenty good enough. In a strong squad maybe Dimaio could grow into a good playmaker but Jim does not seem to want to take that chance.
Given the uplift in ST prices and general enthusiasm after promotion, I did think the Board would invest upfront to build a better squad to ensure we consolidate in this decision . It seems they are still trying to do this on the cheap.