Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't see this offseason as a shitshow. Maybe 4-6 new starters? That is right where they needed to be.
I'd like another LB and DP attacker, but you don't get every player. Building a roster is never done, but it seems like Thelwell is putting some pieces together... for this season and even for next (Carmona, Estrela).
I want Haksa in (and i still think it might happen), but him not coming is not an indicator that RB failed, just that the deal didn't work out.
It's definitely not a shitshow but it's not a success either.
The squad players and prospects Thelwell is bringing in simply aren't going to win the club trophies. The #1 need has been elite DP attacking talent and Thelwell continues to fail in this area. How can the club be right where they want to be if they aren't utilizing all the resources the league gives them to succeed? DP spots remain unused...again.
Saying "oh well, can't get them all/not the right fit" isn't going to placate the fan base anymore. The lack of top end attacking talent has been a problem for too long now.