I agree, I don't want rafa to spend for the sake of it a la chelski and I don't think he will. He is shrewd and I agree that he will only pay top dollar if it is worth top dollar.
I don't care about Chelski or the mancs but I am always interested in how they cope with diversity, maybe in the hope that they fail miserably. And my thread was proved slightly last night, John Terry is injured again and might be out for a few weeks which means that Mourine in his infinite stupidity for not buying defensive cover in Jan (Haha) has to play their rock this season Essien out of position as replacement for JT, now I do think Essien is a good player but he can't replace Terry at center back which was proved by their poor run earlier in the season.
I agree we are lucky enough to have decent cover in all positions and would cope better if we lost Stevie G or Carrer than Chelski have and will without Terry or The Mancs would without Rio, Ronny or Rooney.