It's the blind optimism from supporters and the outcomes of the previous 20 years that are making me feel less than so. It's not so long ago that people were talking about the feel good factor having returned to Portman Road when Paul Lambert was in charge. The transfer business has been encouraging but we have no idea at this point who is going to perform or not perform and how the team is going to gel and a lot of capable clubs gunning for two places. We have nothing to go on until we are somewhere between five to ten games into the season. Signing players that we can improve with a view to selling on is an absolute no brainer and it shows the ineptitude of the previous owner that it wasn't a strategy. Instead we signed players that we tended to release. Absolute madness.