Typical selective memory from Rob who attacked Paul Cox at every opportunity but was not prepared to see anything wrong with his beloved DF
The point being made Rob is that Paul Cox's Championship winning side just did play long balls forward to Matt Rhead to flick on to Matt Green. Matt Rhead only started 10 games. He was very similar to Steve Evans in that he liked to get the ball forward quickly and play in the opposition's final third and he liked to put the ball into the opposition's penalty area whenever possible but he was not as direct as some fans argue and he did always play with two attacking wide players. Just go back and watch the goals we scored.
Regarding budgets, Paul Cox did have a decent budget of around £1.6 million in the first season back in the EFL but a lot of this was tied up on players who won new contracts and pay rises by winning promotion back to the EFL. Steve Evans and DF have probably spent twice the amount that Paul Cox or Adam Murray ever did. Paul Cox then had his budget halved to £800,000 in the second season in the EFL.
The football played by Paul Cox in that first season back in the EFL was also a lot better than that played by Stuart Boam, Mick Jones or even Ian Greaves in the early years or Billy Dearden second time around. We finished 11th and certainly won a lot more games.