Looks like Lescott is going to Man City and one has to accept the reasons - more income etc - he is just a greedy sod. He will be missed at Everton, especially if an adequate replacement is not found. We are already missing the services of Jagielka and our pre season friendlies have shown that we are weak in certain area. We need to strengthen our defence, especially at right back, and also obtain a strong, highly effective midfielder. Up front we could be quite ineffective and I suspect we could be looking for a mid table position this season rather than the top five. I am always concerned that we have to leave the acquisitions to the last minute and accept that we do not acquire ' the cream' of the bunch. We have to accept that we are paupers in comparison with too many other clubs.