It is a myth perpetrated by Coyle that his squad has been put together on a tiny budget. True, there has been no capital investment, which is a disgrace, but the squad has not come cheap. Rovers have splashed some cash. Graham, Stokes, Mulgrew , although free agents, will have come on hefty signing on fees, as will probably others. The wages for the mentioned 3 will not have been cheap either. Otherwise they would not be here. Agents fees for all 12 new signings also have to be taken into account. Then there are the loan fees that will have been paid to Southampton , Swansea and possibly West Ham. You do not get anything for free in football. For Coyle to peddle the myth that his budget is last than last year's is plainly wrong. This time last year Bowyer was working under strict FFP restrictions and a transfer embargo. He could not pay signing on fees if he wanted to, he could not pay loan fees, he could not pay any new signing in excess of of £10,000 pw. Coyle has not had any of theses restrictions imposed on him. And apart from capital not being made for 'signings , the club have backed him. Coyle knew the situation when he took the job when others would'nt, that is why he was appointed, not because he was the " outstanding candidate ". A quote that will haunt the hapless Mike Cheston forever.
Another myth doing the rounds on this forum is that the new signings " signed for Coyle after speaking to him " ! That is what players say once the terms are good, believe me iv'e been there.