For all the fans talk about backing and spending bags of cash, has Mick McCarthy (and other before him) proved you don't need to spend a fortune?
Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy proud of '£10,000' squad
Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy praised his side for competing with Championship big spenders Nottingham Forest in Saturday's 2-2 draw.
Town's team consisted of free transfers and loan signings aside from the £10,000 paid for Tyrone Mings.
In contrast, Forest paid a club-record £5.5m fee in the summer for striker Britt Assombalonga.
"The players who have come in can be proud, but we have to keep doing it," McCarthy told BBC Radio Suffolk.
"Forest would be champions elect in a lot of people's minds. They've spent a chunk of money.
"I look at it and there's 10 grand on the pitch that we've spent. It looks well spent on Tyrone Mings.