5. Crystal Palace Barclays Premier LeagueTransfer Budget:
£4.55m Wage Budget Available:
£35.85k The Good:
A sizable budget considering the amount of players who have already been brought in, enough for one fairly solid acquisition at least. The Bad:
A horrendously bulky squad with numerous passengers and journeymen, many of whom will prove difficult to sell on until January at the earliest. Lacking a real presence in the centre of defence, and a 15 goal minimum striker. Advice:
Spend big on a centre half, create a few interesting backup tactics for when you inevitably hit a quagmire of bad form, and pray Marouane Chamakh can score. At all. Best Suited To:
A Headlines Manager Someone who can handle the media scrutiny and constant cries from the players that the team is under-performing and that theyre starting to lose confidence in you. Must be tactically astute rather than the one tactic fits all approach, and gear up for a long, dreary season fighting it out until the very end. If you make it to April and can still mathematically stay up, youve done a remarkable job.