After the run Crystal Palace have been on since Christmas, most supporters are starting to worry about the threat of relegation, but Steve Parish is still holding out hopes of significantly bumping up our summer transfer budget.
When speaking to the press recently, the Eagles’ co-owner spoke candidly about the impact next year’s spike in television revenue will have on every team in the league, as he takes inspiration from the incredible season Ranieri’s Foxes are enjoying at the top of the Premier League table.
Whilst plenty of fans and pundits have marked this season down as nothing more than a blip for the country’s “elite” clubs, there is a belief amongst plenty of the movers and shakers below, that a seismic shift is occurring in the balance of power across the division.
You need only look at the progress clubs like West Ham, Stoke City and the aforementioned Leicester are making this term to see that it is possible to upset the apple cart with some smart recruitment during a transfer window or two, thanks to the financial muscle that is now at the disposal of every Premier League club when compared to their competitors across Europe.
Of course, our first priority between now and May will be to find the two wins needed to secure mathematical safety, but should we get them, there is certainly a positive vibe coming from the boardroom in relation to our summer spending strategy.
A reason to be cheerful for all of us on a Monday morning.