What is key in the sustainability stakes, is quite how we intend to reach it - financially.
For me, it is quite clear that relying on, firstly, Shuey sticking around, and secondly, him pulling rabbits from hats to over-achieve in terms of league position….quite simply ain’t…erm…sustainable. It may work out for a season or two, but it would eventually be a house of cards scenario.
So, the only way I can see us being able to compete with a reasonable chance season after season at this level, is for Hallett to either (a) do a u-turn on his decision not to inject any more funds into the club, or (b) persuade the minority shareholders or other investors to stump up the necessary funds to make us competitive year on year in the 2nd tier.
It’s a difficult one, because a big majority in this league have owners who are prepared to put money in that they know they’re unlikely to recoup. Bristol City are the perfect example. Steve Lansdown has put in (and written off) tens of millions, purely to tread water.
I hope Hallett has a plan. What’s he’s overseen with two promotions in four years in incredibly good - probably the most successful period in my Argyle supporting life, which is why I give him the credit and the slack he deserves.
But it gets so much harder from here on in.