On a broader thought, once you reach the standard of NLS there are only a finite number of footballers good enough (and, within reason, local enough) who can perform at the required standard. Your next issue to overcome is enticing them in - not too much of a problem with our wage bill and the chance to turn out in front of 2500+ every home match. Where the club might have got a bit excited is the decision to go full time. With that finite number of footballers who are capable, you've then decreased your circle a fair bit for those who have a commitment to work/study outside of the game. Perhaps going full-time is a long strategy, and these are the initial bumps whilst everyone - on the pitch and off - gets used to it.