The season is only days away and Wolves fans are at last seeing those players who have their eyes on maintaining their premiership status showing their true colours and these are not gold and black.
Michael Kightley joins a long list of players who have spent most of their Wolves career off the pitch and then when they have a chance to show their loyalty take a selfish path. Well that’s all well and good but don’t expect to be respected for it!
The transfer of Steven Fletcher, the Shrewsbury born Scottish international, was always on the cards yet only for the right price. Wolves fans would have taken his transfer with good grace if he had stayed out of the transfer negotiations. Instead he slaps in a transfer request with days to go until the end of the season. He is reported to have said he does not want to play for Wolves first team again and is willing to play out his remaining 3 years of contract in the reserves. Nice mature attitude. Thanks for that Steven.
Then Matt Jarvis joins the fray to put pressure on Wolves to take a lesser amount than the 10m he is valued at by the club. He failed to turn up for the game yesterday due to an illness. Funny coincidence. Get well soon Matt.
Then there is Berra and De Vries who also want away. How many others are in the transfer closet? Let’s not forget these are the players who took the club down. Wolves must stand strong and refuse to be intimidated. Whatever their valuation is for these players they must get. And if there’s a difference the player should be invited to make it up. Any takers???
The latest interviews by Ward and Hunt confirm what all Wolves fans have known for some time. The team has not been pulling together since the arrival of Roger Johnson. There are two possible reasons for this – Johnson and the rest. Both must shoulder their share of the blame. The additional revelation that McCarthy trained the team too hard and that Connor has changed the training regime to be less arduous is seen by some players to be a positive! What planet are these players on? Surely they can add up…well it’s not hard but here we are 1+0+0+0+0+0+0 =1. Continue reading
Anyone not making the trip up to The Britannia, please remember the Salopian Bar is showing the game live. Pop along and say hello!
Following my blog last week suggesting that McCarthy should return for the run-in – just look what happened. Big Mick does interviews saying he would not rule out a return to the club but the time may not be right (Mick I only ever mean’t you to return until the end of the season!) and there was a good deal of ‘terrace talk’ yesterday that Mick had been offered a million pounds by the Board to do so. However again it was left too late and as everyone I spoke to at the game agreed; yesterday was a must win and we lost. I can only assume we all agree we are down. The must win game has come and gone and us with it. In the hope that my waving of the white flag may inspire our band of mainly well overpaid Championship players I pronounce that Wolves are going down. Continue reading
Here’s a radical thought…why doesn’t Morgan get on the phone to Mick and parachute him back into Molineux? The failure of TC to be radical and move on from the McCarthy era was evident when we went down to Norwich yesterday. We may as well have the real thing! New managers should bring with them a ‘bounce’ factor..TC’s ‘bounce’ consisted of one point and since then he has lost 4 straight games conceding 16 goals and scoring just 2, an average defeat of 4-1 if I’m generous! But then he is not really new. Indeed he is in regular contact with Mick and one can only assume they are talking about football and not the results of X Factor. Continue reading
The denial merchants are still in the majority around Molineux. TC has not inherited MM’s sense of realism as he continues to say that we played well until the other team scored. No TC we were not playing well against Fulham and Blackburn long before they scored! Indeed we have not played well for the past 180 plus minutes of play. Moxey has sensibly gone to ground amongst the chaos which is preferable than listening to him trying to defend the appointment of TC re-quoting his assertion that the job is not for a novice or inexperienced manager and then suggesting that TC was not in that bracket!! There is a saying that when in a hole you stop digging and Moxey has decided to do just that. Continue reading
The story about Roger Johnson will be driving many a Wolves fan to drink today. The unfolding situation at the club continues to defy belief. Roger Johnson turning up the worse for wear may be the headline but it’s not the story. The story is why Wolves do not have in place the technology to ascertain how much alcohol players have in their system when reporting for training and a strong manager who players fear. Surely they are not naive enough to believe its only Roger Johnson who is on the bottle. That’s the difference between Wolves and more successful clubs. Or if you like the difference between McCarthy and Allardyce et al. Continue reading
According to the Sun Jamie O’Hara sees the new Wolves manager as a permanent appointment in the mould of Guardiola. Seems like Jamie has taken over the mantle for being the players’ fantasy rantings spokeman. Someone at Molineux needs to get a grip of PR even if it means appointing Craddock and Ward and one or two others who have a grasp of reality. We are a Black Country club whose fans appreciate a direct approach and not ridiculous comparisons. Continue reading
Well my last blog strongly hinted at an inside track of knowledge around Alan Curbishley….so was this information wrong? I was certain Curbishley wanted the job and according to my sources he did – that is right up to the time of meeting the two M’s and establishing that the Chairman’s vision for the club was not to his liking. Now this is a manager who is used to dealing with mid table aspirations and relatively small beer for a transfer kitty. What has Morgan gone and said that would frighten even him off??? Now we have suffered the humiliation of rejection from him not once but twice, having gone back knocking on his door asking for foregiveness. Continue reading
Alan Curbishley will be the next Wolves manager. Whilst not official yet this is the only way forward after missing out on the few quailty managers available this and last season. The reign of Mick McCarthy ended in desperation at the hands (or more appropriately feet) of Wolves fiercest rivals with a 5-1 thrashing that sent the club into the drop zone. To say this was an accident waiting to happen is an understatement. McCarthy should have departed at the end of last season after his team conspired to lose its last game at home yet miraculously stayed up thanks to Birmingham conceding in the dying minutes of the season. Morgan did not make a move then. It is said that his Chief Executive has solidly supported McCarthy through thick and thin and this could be a reason for not taking a pro-active stance instead of waiting until the bitterest of ends. Continue reading