^^ Always has been. Just look at our spending under Pickering. Granted, we went up eventually, but it took a good number of years before TBE managed to take us up at the first attempt. Likewise, look at the millions that were pumped into Wolves before they eventually managed to go up.
Still, I quite like our new 'organic' approach - pumping time and effort into the youth infrastructure is really paying dividend now - Hughes, Hendrick, O'Brien, Ball, Bennett already breaking through, with Kwame Thomas, Josh Lelan and Mats Morch waiting in the wings over the next couple of seasons.