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22 Sep 2017 22:56:28
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19 Sep 2017 11:31:45
I have a translation of a Rumanian sports paper article which tells of what happened to Wolves' 2 attempts to sign a striker:

Wolverhampton Wanderers agents went to Romania and to the Netherlands to negotiate the transfer terms of FCSB’s Romanian striker Denis Alibec (26) and Dutchman Jurgen Locadia (23) from PSV Eindhoven.

Due to the extremely short time of the transfer period, Wolves management set out to acquire the two players to prevent a double failure and Wolverhampton prepared emergency options for Alibec or Locadia to carry out the medical before midnight.

The agent who arrived in Bucharest immediately entered into talks with Valeriu Argaseala, the offer being 10 million euros, of which 10 percent was to be returned to the agent. If FCSB agreed to the sum, Wolverhampton had prepared a written offer.

Alibec agreed personal terms (a weekly salary of nearly 25,000 euros) that would have earned him a five times higher income than in Romania!
The talks lasted until around 7pm, but they came to a standstill due to George Becali's request. The financier raised the price to 15 million euros, 50 percent more than Wolves offered. €25 million is Denis Alibec's buyout clause set out in his FCSB contract.

Knowing about the block in the negotiations in Romania, the heads of Wolverhampton urged the transfer of Jurgen Locadia and flew him in at 7pm local time by private plane to the Wolverhampton. Locadia was undergoing a full medical visit when his transfer collapsed!

PSV coach Phillip Cocu decided to keep Locadia due to the failure of the negotiations with an attacker chosen to replace Locadia, so the English club missed out, but managed to loan in the defensive midfielder Alfred N'Diaye from Villarreal.
Alibec stayed at FCSB after a Summer of talks with English clubs, Stoke City, Hull City and Wolverhampton.

19 Sep 2017 15:24:05
We left it late but we had a bloody good try.

19 Sep 2017 18:25:15
Yes we did . Onwards and upwards COYW.

19 Sep 2017 20:24:23
Who's this buur guy who's starting today.

20 Sep 2017 11:27:18
Interesting, especially as the club have come out and said signing a striker wasn't a priority. Private planes on deadline day shows it being a clear priority.

20 Sep 2017 14:26:34
Irrespective of the priorities, which change dependant upon many external factors, Wolves have shown new values which are constant and consistant.
The fact that we have the calibre to have tried to do business in this way and not be blackmailed into paying over the odds is world class business practice, rather than getting into the reactive cattle market of football that many clubs fall into.
We are in safe hands. I suspect that the two strikers we were chasing may already be on our radar for January.

19 Sep 2017 06:45:02
Was there a permanent deal put in place for Diego Jota?

19 Sep 2017 12:20:29
Yeah I think we have a option to buy him.

19 Sep 2017 14:57:07
Wolves have option to buy Jota

goo.gl/z48BU

20 Sep 2017 14:38:01
take up the option now then!

17 Sep 2017 14:27:50
Is there any news on bonatinis injury in the build up to the second goal. I'm in skiathos on hols and have seen the highlights it looked an horrendous tackle. Worry of a red card.

16 Sep 2017 21:50:15
Hello Wolves family, hope as many of you going down tuesday vs bristol rovers, hear there bringing a big following.
Purchased 3 tickets today in Norh Bank still plenty of tickets left.
Ideal time for thosr of you with young ones only £5 for kids, get em down there let's get em hooked early ounce hooked its in there blood.
Surely all Fosun and Wolves have done for us and the City over the last 2 years by making us a name growing around the World we should come out in force come tuesday.
Be good to get 15000 or above.

GodBless Wolves, GodBless Fosun.

16 Sep 2017 22:12:07
Well said let's get behind them.

16 Sep 2017 22:15:13
Our tickets or booked Dave and we won't be leaving early.

16 Sep 2017 14:46:11
Does anyone know why Barry Douglas hasn't been in the squad the pass few weeks.

16 Sep 2017 15:34:41
Wolves011. I don't know bud I can only presume its because Vinagre had been playing well. Just flavour of the month at the mo I suppose.

16 Sep 2017 15:43:16
Injury.

16 Sep 2017 17:34:59
I like Barry Douglas but who cares when NUNO keeps getting it right.

16 Sep 2017 19:02:31
I think he's had an injury but he's almost ready to return Costa has started trainer again.

11 Sep 2017 10:11:28
Anyone know much about the the young trialist from liverpool, apart from being let go by man city, and highly regarded, names Deigo lattie. also a r/ b.

11 Sep 2017 18:49:07
No I don't sort.

11 Sep 2017 20:02:30
Sorry not sort. sorry.

12 Sep 2017 09:45:12
Not hard to understand the size of the challenge involved in breaking into the Liverpool side. Competing with kids like Trent Alexander, Joe Gomez and Wedburn. Googled Pattie's background and read an article that said Liverpool needed to reduce the youth group from 245.

06 Sep 2017 10:00:57
Karl Henry training with sandwell with view to move! Wtf!

06 Sep 2017 10:16:29
Who cares?

06 Sep 2017 10:20:47
Not me.

06 Sep 2017 12:02:23
Karl the crab Henry? Good grief! He can hoof the ball across the field instead of the usual Baggies method of up the field.

06 Sep 2017 14:23:26
:D LOVE! He was my favourite player growing up.

06 Sep 2017 14:40:12
Were u a late developer and a little slow on the up take Howler. Hope the medication has helped u see sense now. 😂.

06 Sep 2017 14:58:07
MEOW PT. 😂.

06 Sep 2017 16:58:07
Karl the sideways pass and backwards pass Henry training at the poorthawns I hope they will b very happy.

06 Sep 2017 17:03:16
Joe Ledley is still available for free reports Birmingham Mail.

06 Sep 2017 19:26:02
"With view to a move"

Clearly says om express and star that he is training due to his friendship with Pulis and they have no intention of signing.

06 Sep 2017 19:33:04
Report is that he is being allowed to use the training facility's to try get up to match fitness due to friendship with management, nothing more.

06 Sep 2017 21:23:31
I do care but not as much as I do care about what paul daniels says.

06 Sep 2017 22:48:20
Stu I posted this before it got anywhere near the e&s and was only repeating what was said on sky sports so apologies about the "view to a move"

06 Sep 2017 23:02:03
:) no Paul the meds didn't help I'm sorry to say. But we weren't a team of massive names when I started following the game.

07 Sep 2017 08:16:36
😂😂😂 nice one howler17, tell u what when we get in the Prem, we will never come down again while Fosun own us, these players will seem like amateurs compared to the team we will put out. Get out this division and I'm certain we will never look back. THE MIGHTY WOLVES! 👍.

07 Sep 2017 14:20:33
Karl Henry does a lot of young football team coaching, so needs his fitness.

10 Sep 2017 09:25:43
Not many posts just lately. mark hamill said he will be with us on may the 4th. 😁😁.

11 Sep 2017 07:23:12
I thought the same! I also heard chewy and r2 ate getting a season ticket aswell.

04 Sep 2017 17:26:36
The club are currently negotiating compensation with Kevin Thelwell with a view to him being gone by the end of the week.

04 Sep 2017 17:52:15
We can only hope.

04 Sep 2017 18:33:59
Thelwell getting his P45? Well if he falls on hard times he could get a loan from Money Shop.

04 Sep 2017 18:39:11
If that is the case the end of the week can't come fast enough!

04 Sep 2017 18:52:56
He's toast
He's angered Jeff.

04 Sep 2017 18:53:37
Thelwell going majstorovic coming as sporting director to assist Nuno yippee he's left aek Athens which leaves the door open for him to come to wol.

04 Sep 2017 21:50:52
Can he score goals?

04 Sep 2017 23:16:22
SOUTHGATE OUT!
Clueless boring numpty.
Watching England is so painful.

05 Sep 2017 07:15:56
Who replaces him though we are a poor nation at the moment just qualifying is a achievement.

05 Sep 2017 08:33:09
Sam Allardyce.

05 Sep 2017 09:08:57
Need a foreign coach who is tournament hardened, the qualifying is easy it's the tournaments we fail. And your not going to achieve anything with Dier and Henderson in the team.

05 Sep 2017 09:10:40
Why do you want Southgate out, please explain! Brimble Wolf, the only players I would have changed is Kane, Hart and Henderson.

05 Sep 2017 09:11:13
Lmfao complaining about england rubbish just can't win with you fans southgate out he won 4-0 and 2-1 top of group 5 points clear going to Russia 2 games left rubbish anybody think we did a france but no we didn't draw like france.

05 Sep 2017 09:26:31
England just doesn't have the playing quality at the moment. Watching Germany, Spain and usually France, Italy and Portugal play is a delight. With England it's painful, and goals are more of a relief than a celebration.

Well Wolves are doing their bit by including a couple of English players in the team. But I think we're turning Portuguese, I think we're turning Portuguese, I really think so.

05 Sep 2017 10:05:23
Big Sam u having a laugh
Southgate doing a good job with the players he has at his disposal
We literally aren't good enough in majors fact we won't be till we have better players coming through, but I do agree Paul we need someone who has experience in euros or world cups.

05 Sep 2017 11:16:38
Interesting that the Spanish team won 3-0 without a striker. Also the Spain manager was Fosun's original first choice for the Wolves job.

05 Sep 2017 12:07:32
I see we've missed out on Gale, he's agreed to a Fulham move in Jan! Shame, he would have been ideal for us. 😉⚽️👍.

05 Sep 2017 12:16:11
At least our ex players can sort Scotland out.

05 Sep 2017 12:43:33
I haven't watched England play for a few years now absolutely dire World Cup euros the qualifying group games r no test for England I do watch games when the World Cup is on England were lucky against Malta scoring 3 goals in injury time only because Malta were flagging by then.

05 Sep 2017 14:18:39
Must say England look very very boring the defenders love touching the ball to each other may as well play 3 0 0 or tell them the other 7 players in white are there team mates 😂😂.

05 Sep 2017 21:12:36
England's problems arise from having a midfielder in Henderson who cannot pass forward. Every pass is sideways or backwards. Surely we have a better option.

06 Sep 2017 07:18:17
No, we havnt henderson is a very good player I think since Gerrard went he has taken over the mantle he was injured for a bit last season if he wee to nick a few more goals he would be a very good player, I'd have him in my team.

06 Sep 2017 08:13:50
Disagree Paul, we will not achieve anything with Henderson, Dier and Southgate.

06 Sep 2017 08:19:17
Gerrard used to push forward more than Henderson and he had Lampard next to him to do the clever moves (a bit like Price and Edwards lol) I don't think Dele Alle offers the same type of play he is nippy but not always very clever so the midfield creativity is not there I don't know where England can find a good replacement for either.

06 Sep 2017 09:29:34
Drinkwater, it's good for ya.

06 Sep 2017 09:38:59
The thing is you can't complain Gerrard with anyone he was a quality player who come around every 20 odd years, I'm saying henderson is a good centre mid who breaks up play and he can pass forward, with England we just ain't good enough in majors and won't be for fee years ahead, we havnt got anyone else to replace these players.

06 Sep 2017 11:03:04
It's very rare that he does pass forward from the games I've seen him play in.
England will never win a trophy in my lifetime we are just not good enough.
The Germans are streets ahead of us in the way that they approach the picking of players and structure of team play.

06 Sep 2017 14:31:16
Going back to 1966 World Cup we were rubbish in the group games but some how managed to get through the quarter final against the argies was more like a battlefield the argies were more interested in a war than playing football they had two players sent off and Alf Ramsay branded them as animals we started playing really well semi final Portugal and we all now what happened after that the hurst shot that hit the bar no one will ever now if it was in or not the 1970 World Cup a lot of fans thought we had a better team then than we had in 1966 we seemed to have a stronger squad.

06 Sep 2017 21:24:54
is he gone yet?

07 Sep 2017 17:51:43
Haha! Seriously though Paul Tamworth why do you hate dier so much?

04 Sep 2017 16:10:27
aek athens football director has left his post, now rumourd to be on our pay roll soon.

02 Sep 2017 15:52:51
I suppose being a bit miserable is in the Wolverhampton nature however, given what happened and our ( the fans ) expectation the reactions understandable. If we still had Morgan and Jackett we would not have the same high expectations as we do with Fosun and Nuno. Not entirely sure we should be so worried at the moment, just let this revolution run a little longer before we all hang our heads in our hands. FWAW.

02 Sep 2017 16:23:07
Jeff Shi says signing a striker wasn't a priority! Well I guess we will all wait, with baited breathe, until the end of the season to review that comment. Let's hope he's right eh? I think that must have been said with tongue very much in cheek! How many successful teams do we know that don't operate with at least one quality striker? Mind the word successful!

Hmmmm! 😉⚽️👍.

02 Sep 2017 17:12:29
Why can't we put the trust in bonatini and the academy players? I cannot understand the negativity.

02 Sep 2017 17:13:12
In a way we're sort of playing a 3-4-3 with a centre forward rather than a striker, with pacey, tricky wingers on the side I'd say that's the reason why signing a striker wasn't a top priority. Though I see why we went for locadia as he is similar to bontani as he's strong, that's why I believe if goals aren't firing in, by that I don't mean a striker getting 10-12 goals I mean all around the pitch, I think we will sign diakite as he's the same as locadia as he's strong!

02 Sep 2017 18:19:42
I'm actually an optimistic sort really, cup half full etc etc! Just on the striker front, think I'm being realistic! I want success as much as all Wolves supporters, but time will tell won't it?

Nuno can do it if anyone can. I'm impressed with him that's for sure. He's taken the knife out and done what we all know needed to be done. ⚽️😉👍.

02 Sep 2017 21:34:10
Totally agree. We needed a Nunolution.

02 Sep 2017 20:54:05
it was never an issue with me. this team is more than capable of goals in every department. bonatini seems to have been written off by some and zyro for that matter. let us hope they distance themselves from social media because some of the comments i have seen must be like a dagger in the back to these young lads.
the whole `deadline day` is nothing but media bull. shame on the people who get sucked into it and shame on the presstitutes who get paid for performing fiction as if it were truth.

02 Sep 2017 23:52:45
Platok totally agree that the media circus and blatant falsehoods presented as news around the transfer window is an insult to the hard earned priceless privilege of free press. But the cynic in me wonders if we get the media we deserve. No readers no publication.

03 Sep 2017 10:07:45
Our original choice for manager, Julen Lopetegui, faced Italy with a Spanish lineup with no striker, and beat them 3 - 0. Fluid front three which is what we have, all with the capacity of scoring goals.

03 Sep 2017 11:21:54
Everyone is entitled to an opinion here and therefore I ask that some of you don't shoot me down. I am concerned about the failure to sign a striker and believe that Edwards and Dicko should not have been sold . I have many friends up and down the country who support other clubs and rate Edwards and Dicko highly. I don't hold blind faith in the manager/ owners as some and I do fear a repeat of the Zenga story, a good start until tough opponents figured out they just had to play tough to stop our highly skilled players playing ( Cardiff) . If we are not in the top 6 at Xmas Nunu will be gone and the owners will consider their position. A resounding win against Millwall needed.

03 Sep 2017 11:58:44
I won't shout you down Northbank but exactly how many times have your friends watched Edwards and Dicko live at games? I'd hazard a guess at very close to zero (post cruciate injury for Dicko as that did for him) if they rate both highly. My dustbin runs Edwards close for the ability to control a football and for all his goals his sloppy midfield play probably led to many more being conceded. Neither anywhere good enough in my opinion or Nuno' s and it's his that counts.

03 Sep 2017 12:39:51
Quite agree Wulf. Dicko has not shown that he is back to his best in front of goal. Edwards, nice guy gives 100% but not good enough IMO. The best pointer in the game though!

03 Sep 2017 12:54:26
Old Wolf, I see Edwards (7.5) had a higher rating than Ramsey (7.0) for the Wales game - someone must think he could outplay your dustbin.

03 Sep 2017 13:37:14
North bank62 - ah but have you seen Old Wulf's dustbin play? I know many people up and down the country who 'wheelie' rate his dustbin and it has been known to score 8/ 10 on occasions.

03 Sep 2017 14:05:31
That's Rubbish. so if we had Nouha Dicko, Old wolf had Nouha Tashes then? 🤔.

03 Sep 2017 14:36:48
I don't think we should be negative, but equally we shouldn't be blindly positive. It will be interesting to see how we approach games as Santo has stated we will play our way whatever the opposition is doing.

If more teams play against us like Cardiff did it will be interesting to see how Santo responds. Cardiff got it spot on by having there fullbacks staying back and denying the space behind for Neves to pass in to for our wing backs. If the this fluid front three doesn't work how will Santo change it?

This isn't me being negative. While we have started well there will be a lot more questions to answer in the coming months.

03 Sep 2017 14:38:29
Yes my dustbin is rubbish. In fact he's full of it!

03 Sep 2017 16:56:28
I agree Clive shall we say a note of cautious optimism?
Nuno is a far better coach than Zenga just look how the team have picked up his style of play.
Read the article on Nuno by the Sky wolves fan it's a good insight to the man. But we were Warnocked and he has to find a plan B that can positively respond to the tactics.
Edwards? Agree with selling just did not FIT into the style of Nunos play.
Dicko? We should have held on until he was definitely surplus to requirements.

03 Sep 2017 20:23:00
Derby. Have you been in the Brunswick? Excellent beer but world's most miserable barman with a bulbous red nose!

03 Sep 2017 22:46:47
I thought when we sold dicko we already had a striker lined up Jeff ship stating that signing a striker was not there priority but they did try and sign one. but got let down I think that is going to cost us at the end of season shoot me down for being negative but hope I'm wrong but we not going to go up a lot of teams in the division now how to play us we have got to have a plan b.

03 Sep 2017 23:31:32
Think it’s been a shame to lose two of the old guard but such is the price of the teams evolution. Reckon Edwards going was probably as much his call as the clubs, its World Cup year so he has to be thinking on that and simply coming on for 20 mins once a week isn’t going to guarantee his national start. Also you have to look at it from the clubs view, he’s 31 and out of contract at the end of the season were they likely to renew with all the youngsters we are signing…. unlikely. Also for those saying how much other clubs rate him well he went for £1m and at such a bargain they didn’t seem to be cueing up now did they? Lovely guy and consummate professional which is why it’s a shame to lose him but probably best for both party’s. Besides Dave deserves a chance to be playing regular at this stage in his career and if that’s not here then selling him is the kindest thing.
As for Dicko kind of similar, everyone’s saying ‘why sell’ (said it myself a few weeks back) …but fact is if Nuno doesn’t think he suits the system then where’s the point in keeping him? Besides which as much as I like the guy he’s just not great in front of goal. Also it has to be noted that we did keep Wilson at the club as a result and that’s no bad thing. How many bemoan every goal scored by Vokes, Gray and Winnall saying ‘should have kept them’ well to ‘keep them’ they need to get game time otherwise that’s when they get bored go elsewhere for it! Much sooner give Wilson a chance who at this stage has unknown potential than lose him for the sake of giving Dicko game time when we all know Dicko will only ever be a bit part player at best! Just my take on it but there ya go COYW ;)

04 Sep 2017 11:26:23
Okay a striker wasn't signed and I trust Nuno with developing the front three and seeing the combinations he comes up with. However Ndiaye didn't exactly excite me when announced either. Surely we could have gone after a Joe Ledley or to a point Mulumbu (I know he ex Sandwell town) but these two would do a job for us and get the midfield organised in periods of onslaught like against Cardiff. Also if we were after Gayle, Rhodes and Oliveira surely we should have offered more for afobe with the fact he is younger and has done it before in the championship personally 18m seems cheap if we are a step closer to premiership football and the fortunes that come with it.

{Ed001's Note - I must be in need of a break from the comp, I read that post and thought it said you were after Gary Rhodes! I was trying to figure out why on earth Wolves were after a TV chef.}

04 Sep 2017 11:32:15
Fully agree BullysBoy.
I'm a trader and when I sell stock to another trader I'm not going to spend my life worrying that the other trader may do well out of it. My motto is to keep improving my stock with every sale I make by replacing it with something better. And you know what, it doesn't cost a lot as I do better with better stock in the long run. Same with football players I believe.

Edwards' move made perfect sense all round. With Dicko I think there was a disciplinary issue somewhere recently (his most recent injury was allegedly a smokescreen) and this may have hastened his departure.

04 Sep 2017 12:29:08
ED001, I think I need a break from it too!

TV chef? Maybe, Gordon Ramsay was quite a useful footballer in his time. He's a free agent too, sign him up. He'd effin give some stick to referees.

{Ed001's Note - that would be fun to watch.}

04 Sep 2017 16:16:46
Sport witness reports that majstorovic has left aek Athens it leaves the door open for him to come to wol as sporting director and will assist Nuno.


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