Absolutely, it’s fair to say everyone wants different things. But it’s harder for some than others to see you need variety in a squad - short term/long term, younger/older, spring chicken or up to his eyes in battle scars… it’s all about balance and if we had 20+ players with identical CVs, we’d be bumping in to clubs down the divisions who made those same mistakes…It’s not about McGuane v Whyte, most fans would be very happy with both but realistically for our level signing just McGuane is a good one for the club. I’m happy that it’s a permanent deal.
Fans do see things differently regarding how you define a ‘Marquee’ signing ; some are seduced by Prem/Champ backgrounds, others might favour reputation/experience etc, it's all subjective.
I would consider my expectations to be quite modest compared to some and realise the club can't please every member of our fanbase.
We as fans can debate all this till the cows come home but what really matters is getting a team together that we can all be proud to support.
I’m fully in agreement that Whyte would represent a marquee signing but I think McGuane, though he’s taken a very different path to this point, is a signing that should be celebrated and remembered when we do get in one or two that are a little more low-key. They can’t all be a headliner, sadly.