As Notts County become the latest club to be taken over by a Oil Sheikh/Russian Oligarch/Texan Tycoon/Sugar Daddy/Crook, Turls rants in his own unique style about the future for Notts and considers previous examples of a club being bought out with the promise of "a five year plan."
I think everyone's problem with these Middle East consortiums, oligarchs and the like is that they all seem to come in and be brash about what they want to achieve and spend loads of money straight away.
They all need to take a leaf out of Randy Lerner's book. Yes Aston Villa have spent a fair wadge of cash, but not that much considering the market, but Randy has kept himself completely out of the limelight, as have all of his associates.
He hasn't come in and said where he wants to be in five years.
It's for that reason that the Notts County experiment will fail - because they are trying to achieve too much in too short a space of time.
With a bit of cash behind you, it is easy to work your way up the leagues without having to spend a sh*tload of money.
Buying a couple of well-established players, along with investing heavily into your youth set-up, is the way that it should be done but it never works like that.