Wakefield FC has been mis-managed for many years, the 18-20 points you mention that the previous manager acquired was done at a cost of over £1000 per point, hence why the club ran into difficulties financially towards late October, mirroring non league clubs up and down the country, in fact financial promises were made by the club to players/staff that could never be achieved due to the lack of income being received by the club, in fact the club had no business plan, it merely seemed that it was throwing money (it didnt have) to try and get a mid table finish.
If Wakefield are to survive than a more economic financial plan has to be adopted, even if this means fans get disgruntled over the form of the 1st team, I can not foresee this changing within the next few years, its a long road ahead to achieve the clubs aims.
The fact that the club has a lack of finance means that the 1st team manager has to bring in younger players, lads who have been released by football league clubs, lads who have been drafted in from lower leagues, all lads with potential, this potential needs enhancing, as such you will see the same lads playing the same tactical football but have differing results throughout the season until they gain experience.
The club are obviously trying to bring in experience in all departments, but at the moment the league we play in is cut throat in relation to players coming and going for a tenner here and a tenner there, the managers main job this season was to build the whole of the infrastructure of the football side not just gain wins for the first team, he has to oversee the whole plan, those of us who are working at the club day in day out see what is happening and what a good job everyone at the club is doing, if we gain wins then great if not we move on.
In relation to the goalkeeper you mentioned, it was felt that we needed a more experienced goalkeeper to help the younger defenders out, this is what has been brought in, there was no bad handling of the former goalkeeper, he decided not to stay.
To have a budget to match a majority of the clubs we play against would mean the club having to find profits in excess of £50k per season, something that I can not envisage happening for a long time, it cost the club over £20k per season just for the basics.