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19 Feb 2017 14:26:38
Having watched the lambert interview, he is buzzing to be at wolves. he says he's met one of the owners for first time and they're behind him. do not be surprised if we spend £25 million plus on players in the Summer. lambert probably already knows who he wants and the players he wants out. I personally trust that he will deliver players on par with the likes of gayle, hogan etc. uptw.

19 Feb 2017 18:00:17
Dimir Berbatov is a free agent. . worth a punt until the end of this season, pay per game oy by goals scored?

19 Feb 2017 18:03:25
It really is hard to tell how will be shown the door, as PL is giving chances to players who were deemed to be of no use.

19 Feb 2017 18:08:36
I am still on the fence at the moment. I really want PL to do well and work but our league performances have been shoddy and this hoof ball against poor lower league teams dose not work. We need CB, CM, CF.

19 Feb 2017 23:50:40
Wednesfield W you must know two quality strikers alone would be in the order of 24/ 25 mil. So now we need strengthening in midfield and at least one at the back. Total of at least 5 players of note!

⚽️👍😉.

21 Feb 2017 10:48:45
I think we just need to get this season out of the way, hopefully safely, . Surely forsun have learned a thing or two, with the zenga disaster.
Hopefully Lambert can get a good summer under his belt, and then we can push on.
The next two months are critical for the club and Lambert.

22 Feb 2017 12:16:21
No doubts. Lambert is the man to take us back up.
Give him a full summer with the lads. Remember, neither Zenga nor PL have had time with the players. PL knows who he wants to keep, let go and sign.
He'll see us ok til May. Give him the summer to implicate his ideas and then. only then, if it's not working by the January window say it's time for him to go. Trust in the guy. Better him than Brucie or Rowett.

22 Feb 2017 20:19:31
Been given some info today.
Listen to PL over the weekend.
You may get a clue to the future.

22 Feb 2017 20:49:06
Yes I've heard realist and to be honest I'm not all surprised looks like we're looking at youth again people, and it also looks like the Mendes band wagon is coming back to Monlinieux hopefully no Gladons come are way and more Costa.

22 Feb 2017 21:49:08
A clue to the future? Is this like The Da Vinci Code?

15 Feb 2017 19:39:00
Rio ave defender rodrick mirinanda was a target in jan, but now looks like a summer buy according to portugeuse press.

15 Feb 2017 22:46:48
There's a shock spent 10 years at Benfica before moving to Rio Ave got to be one of Mendes'

15 Feb 2017 23:35:59
There's going to be a big conflict of interests between Mendes, who wants to bring in more Portuguese players, and Lambert, who steadfastly wants British. Basically we are looking at an exciting foreigner coming in, only to be replaced by Richard Stearman after one game, who will be given a new 4 year contract, lol.

17 Feb 2017 18:22:39
If Stearman is sign permanently come June I will be absolutely fuming! No wonder we are in so much trouble, as the squad is man up of players of the same standard as Stearman;NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP! Stearman should have been sent back to Fulham in January! Nice lad but, I detest watching him play!

17 Feb 2017 18:39:31
We are really regressing under Lambert. He needs to wake up and smell the coffee the side he is playing is crap. Where's Saiss, Bodvarson needs to start over Dicko, the only good players we have at the mo is Costa and Ronan. Iorfa is only good when he's on good form. Just need a better lot of players, I'd like to see Ronan starting over mason who I've never rated in the first place. Have Edwards keep captain and Evans sent to league 2 where he belongs. Join Saville and Lonergan too. Loan out Iorfa to a prem side to get experience, and buy buy buy and get promoted simple as.

18 Feb 2017 08:12:48
Buy buy buy! Get promoted simple! We have the 3rd biggest spend this year at 28 million. Its not about throwing money at it and getting a quick fix. Villa have spent 65 million this year, have had countless players coming and going and almost as many managers. It clearly doesn't work. We need maybe 2 or 3 seasons of progression under Lambert. Support him, let him do his job and get some stability back at wolves. There is no quick fix.

18 Feb 2017 11:08:16
Pity we can't send Batth back to Fulham and keep Stears. When fully fit, Stears is definitely the better of the two.

18 Feb 2017 11:28:05
Well you might laugh at these suggestions but, I did say give Edwards a go up front or just behind front man and it seams everyone seams to like the idea now with our striker situation, because he is not a skillful player and does not create much, but gives is best we have nothing to lose, you could put Saiss back in middle then, to be quite honest it's seams strange to me, how he cannot get in team with players we have, perhaps Lambert don't like him.
The other suggestion I said at the time was that we could do no worse than get Warnock in to manage us before Lambert on short term contract to get we sorted out, he nows what is needed in this division look what he done at Rotherham and what he is doing at Cardiff now with average players, horses for courses I say.

18 Feb 2017 17:53:35
Warnock, no thanks. Gary Rowett or Brucie (after sacking from Villa), yes please.

18 Feb 2017 20:53:16
Stick with Lambert we need to stop chopping and changing get a core to the team. Thought they were amazing today just can't score. Desperately need new strikers.

19 Feb 2017 11:08:18
What if we get Rowett or Brucie and they go on a 4 match loosing streak? Then who's next on the list?

19 Feb 2017 17:45:42
I agree, keeping Lambo might be a better idea until Christmas, then review again afterwards.

14 Feb 2017 22:11:40
Do fellow fans still think it's good times at wolves. the reality is were in a relegation fight. the question is are fans going to speak. the other question is who is to blame and are we going to ignore January was the perfect time to sign players we need to compete in this league. you can continue to call me negative for stating facts that some fans choose to ignore.

14 Feb 2017 23:37:05
I think the cup run has papered over the cracks massively! My concern is why give Dicko, Evans etc new contracts when surely the end goal is promotion and these players aren't good enough! If we don't beat Chelsea the euphoria of the cup run will diminish and reality will strike home to a lot of wolves fans and Fosun! 18th in a mediocre championship is pathetic! Just look at our home form also! Is Lambert the man? The jury's still out with me, but he needs to sort it or he will def be sacked!

15 Feb 2017 07:14:29
We're all fed up of it Wednesfield but you only seam to be happy when we lose.

15 Feb 2017 09:13:02
Relegation fodder. Will finish second from bottom snd relegated with Rotherham and Aston Villa. Could experience a double relegation to League Two by 2018. This is the weakest Wolves team ever.

15 Feb 2017 09:46:07
Tristan you weren't around in the mid eighties if you think this is the worst wolves team ever.

15 Feb 2017 09:31:37
I can see Gary Rowett coming in or someone of that ilk. The problem, as mentioned, is giving contracts to players like Evans or Price. If you have a team consisting of league one players, the inevitable will happen.

I thought the new regime was to improve the squad with quality, sadly the opposite is happening and us Wolves fans just can't understand why.

15 Feb 2017 11:51:09
Wavid don't you think we are in this position because we keep changing managers. The dross needs to be shipped out which will happen end of the season a few were moved on in Jan so expect a lot more in the summer.

As stated a. Umber of times the spine in the squad needs to be addressed when Costa doesn't score we don't either. Expect Chelsea to double up on him the weekend and we will have nothing.

Forum must be wondering what the hell is going on it could've be worse we could have bought everyone and still be losing like Villa.

15 Feb 2017 12:46:03
Fair comment Darbo'giving long contract renewals to players that have consistently failed to deliver is the main mistake, managers fall out of favour'when they lead a struggling team, but all too often it's mediocre players that are to blame for poor results and performances'why these contracts were handed to the players who have been mentioned on this site before is beyond me, they should have had their contracts ran down.
Midfield is a huge problem for us, saiss and prince must surely have been worth a punt, I doubt they could do any worse than the ones who are currently in the squad.

15 Feb 2017 13:20:02
I think the biggest thing missing is a commanding CH who can control the line and push the team upfield. The gap between the lines when attacking are massive. I think Ibrahimovic would struggle to score in this team atm.

Only way we will improve is if Williamson can stay fit and then address this situation in the summer.

15 Feb 2017 14:09:40
Agree 100% guys we are in trouble we all know what the problems are and that's the spine of the team Ikeme, Batth, Stearman, Saville, Evans, Dicko and Bod, are all lower end championship players at best and to offer new contracts to these players in my opinion is a joke and doesn't show the ambition of a club looking for premier league football. On the plus side OMG what a player young Connor Ronan looks great first touch looks to play forward at all times and he's not scared to have the ball and for a skinny little runt he can hit a football as well.

15 Feb 2017 22:10:32
You have to laugh! We beat Liverpool away followed by a great away win 3-1 at Barnsley! Everyone's happy, Lambert's getting loads of praise, and there was some silly talk of the playoffs! Then 3, yes just 3, games later and it's all doom and gloom and were going down. Unbelievable!

15 Feb 2017 22:10:10
I honestly think Zenga would have done better than PL, only because he would have been picking the best 11 players (including Prince, Saiss, Tex etc) every week. The only problem with this is that we wouldn't have seen the emergence of Burgoine, Bright, Ronan and Gibbs White. Basically, you can't win.

Yes, it's all a bit of a mess, but it shouldn't take much sorting when yet another new manager comes in this summer, lol. In this case, I strongly recommend Rowett, who would jump at the chance. I get the feeling, though, that a nuclear bomb won't shift Edwards, Price, Batth and co.

16 Feb 2017 13:28:14
I am getting fed up of people saying "why are giving Evans" a contract or "Dicko" they are not good enough and not the standard we should be signing.

Look - we are rich and have money to spend. Due to FFP restrictions you need to maximum every possible asset on the books. If we give these lads a contract we can demand more money for them when they are moved on for new, fresh talent. We cannot afford to let people leave for nothing (out of contract) or for a tiny amount of market value due to contact length.

Yes we are in a relegation scrap, yes the cup run is providing us a much needed distraction but stick with the team and Lambert. He is currently playing a style to try and keep us up. He has stopped our defenders playing out the back and wants them to hit a channel in order to fight for the second ball and play. I truly believe he will be asking NEW defenders to play out the back into midfield and keep the ball more.

This can't happen overnight and it won't happen with Batth and Stearman.

Patience guys, its tough and painful but we will survive and we will be a very strong team next year.

UTW.

17 Feb 2017 11:07:02
Very sensible talk wolvesgeek. Totally agree. You've just expressed some of the things I mentioned on here a few days ago. It's difficult being patient I know as does everyone else. PL must be as frustrated as the rest of us at times. Whether he is the man for the long term, I would have to say time will tell! Whether he will get it is another question all together! I was and still am of the opinion that Silva would have done a good job for us. Just a feeling combined with his track record. Hmmm! ⚽️👍😉.

14 Feb 2017 21:47:40
Div 1 here we come, can't see where the next points coming from.

14 Feb 2017 22:55:58
Calm down mate, were not going to be going down. We will stay in mid table where we belong at the mo and hope that next season we can turn things around.

14 Feb 2017 23:23:52
Well said Wolves011. We ain't going down, we ain't going up. Lambert needs to overhaul the squad in the summer and bring in players who HE, not us, thinks can improve us.

15 Feb 2017 07:23:59
Only 6 points off relegation. 15 games to go. No striker has scored since August. I wish I was as confident as you.

15 Feb 2017 08:12:15
I'm. Confident we will stop up to
Stop being doom merchants.

15 Feb 2017 08:17:33
Having your two main strikers only scoring two goals all season, has got to be some kind of shite record.

15 Feb 2017 09:30:13
Wolves record home FA Cup defeat v. Derby 3-6 in 1933. Record FA Cup defeat v. Rotherham 0-6 in 1985. Record defeat v. Newton Heath (Man. Utd. ) 1-10 in 1892. Will they create a new record v. Chelsea on Saturday?

15 Feb 2017 10:19:04
We are by no means a great team at the moment, but we are better than quite a few teams in this league and we should finish just below mid table. We have enough experience in this league for that.

15 Feb 2017 09:59:16
Look at the core of the team - Stearman, Batth, Price, Saville, Evans, Coady, Edwards. 18th is exactly the correct position for a club with those players in it, isn't it? The saying 'you reap what you sow' definitely comes to mind when you think about the crazy decision to sign all of those up to long term contracts.

We go from one extreme, to another.

15 Feb 2017 13:02:39
Absolutely agree wavidsmith! All players mentioned are Div 1 standard
so why are we surprised we are 18th?
To retain these players is poor decision-making, no one wants them, so if we are down next year, fine, sign them for the season, it will be their right level.
We spend £20+ million on 2 wingers, exciting! and then retain these donkeys. what is going on?!

15 Feb 2017 14:51:23
Well at last, we Wolves fans all agree on one thing, and that is, why have we given these players long term contracts, when they are not good enough, although they play to the best of there ability, I'm afraid they are average middle to bottom championship players or Division 1 end of.
I would like to now who is responsible for giving these players long term contracts, and who sighned that Paul Gladon, whoever is responsible I would have them sacked, disgraceful performance last night no entertainment whatsoever, except the kid conor Ronan he was very good.
LAMBERT NO MORE EXCUSES, YOU THINK THESE PLAYERS ARE GREAT, YOU SAID YOU DIDN'T NEED STRIKER, SO ON YOUR HEAD BE IT.

15 Feb 2017 19:13:39
All the posts above are very valid,
But I do think Lambert is the right man for the job. I just think the job is a lot bigger than he thought,
We all want wolves players to do well, but to be honest everyone of them could be replaced at the moment it's just not happening.

15 Feb 2017 22:15:13
I honestly think PL's job is on the line and, sadistically, I want it to be as Gary Rowett is somehow still available. Let's all hope he doesn't take the Forest job in the meantime because we need someone like that so desperately.

16 Feb 2017 20:45:20
I like to see our kids come through and also think we have some good kids.
But what worried me was playing so many in a 6 pointer, when a more experienced side would of been bette, Evans and Edwards in midfield done nothing, said all along if you play Edwards because of is goalscoring exploits, then play him upfield or just behind striker, nobody else scoring up there, but
if these pair are our future midfield, then we can forget about promotion, they are just average championship players and realy thought we would be looking for a better class of players next season for the midfield positions, hope I am proved wrong but dissopointing in there long term contracts.
Defence same again makeing same mistakes, Marshall didn't look fit, and not a shot at goal against another poor side.

14 Feb 2017 19:25:32
Sherwin Seedorf has signed for Wolves after impressing whilst on trial.

10 Feb 2017 20:44:01
Dicko will play out of his skin against Newcastle and score at least 2 goals, which will be the start of a rich vein of goal scoring form.

10 Feb 2017 21:05:41
He will have to if he has to make all those chances himself because Price, Evans and Savlon are behind him.

Incidently, i just had a really good idea about a the new striker everyone so desperately craves on here. Che Adams.

10 Feb 2017 22:05:35
No if we want someone young who could do a good job it's Ennis we don't need to spend pounds on a striker that we could use in the youth academy.
My transfer shopping list next season:
A new GK
A new CB-Reuben Vezo anyone?
A new CDM-Bruno Paulista anyone?
A new CAM to fight with Edwards
A new striker Sebastian Haller?
A new young striker to try and break into the first team? Cummings?

11 Feb 2017 10:40:34
I admit it. You got me. I googled Vezo and Paulista.

11 Feb 2017 20:17:23
Clivewolves what's that supposed to mean?

11 Feb 2017 21:39:28
Read somewhere that Paulista has a 45 million Euro release clause.

12 Feb 2017 08:33:30
Hang on a minute aren't we meant to be back by Fosun who said they would spend £30 million on our transfer budget in the summer. So it could be possible I believe Vezo is another player that Mendes is an agent of.

12 Feb 2017 10:14:42
Players in Portugal only have set release clauses like that because it's a legal requirement there. In reality, deals are much cheaper.

13 Feb 2017 16:17:23
I didn't mean anything by it. It's just I've never heard of them and so I had to gooogle their names. Your knowledge of European football is far better than mine. I find it hard to find the time to watch English football, never mind the Portuguese league.

13 Feb 2017 19:03:53
Evans and Saville to be offered new deals. I know what you're thinking.

13 Feb 2017 21:03:10
Fair enough Clivewolves.

14 Feb 2017 12:07:57
You would gave heard of them if you played football manager. Unfortunately this is reality and non of those players will come to wolves.

14 Feb 2017 12:47:59
Jtwolf it's just a suggestion. I know that Mendes has links with Sporting Lisbon as well as Porto and Benfica, he also is with Valencia and most of the big clubs in spain. So actually it's highly likely that both those players could be picked out of a hat of players by Fosun and signed.

14 Feb 2017 16:58:06
We should definitely be playing our Mendes card with regards to new signings. Get in some raw talent like Jose Gomes at Benfica.

14 Feb 2017 21:25:33
I'm sure by the amount of flops from mendes suggestions, Costa the only exception, and the fact Lambert wants championship experience, the players mentioned don't have much chance of coming.

15 Feb 2017 03:15:19
Very true, some are risks for this league but how about Nelson Olveria. His agent is Mendes and he has no problem scoring for Norwich in the championship.

09 Feb 2017 22:49:03
We were all still celebrating from the liverpool and barnsley win and got done by burton. lambert is a class act, the problem was the summer. come this summer we will see proven quality come through the door. and the likes of Savile gone.

10 Feb 2017 08:16:44
Hope your right Wednesfield 👍.

10 Feb 2017 19:09:40
I hope PL is looking at the same crystal ball as you Wednesfield.

10 Feb 2017 20:54:53
PL did say recently that he doesn't use social media, so any message to him is pointless.

09 Feb 2017 11:59:39
Been told that Wolves looked at Kevin Friesenbichler in the window but look to move for him in the summer.

09 Feb 2017 13:33:08
I see he's on loan from Benfica, not very prolific. Hope we look for better in the summer. Next season will be a make or break for Lambert, he needs to stand his ground and make sure he brings players in he wants as failure will cost him his job. Hopefully he brings quality in and plays his strongest 11 week in week out not this stupid rotation system when the squad is nowhere near good enough to achieve promotion.

09 Feb 2017 16:20:16
I'm sure Paul Lambert will take on those wise words, good to know your here to advise him PT.

09 Feb 2017 18:23:00
Not sure why people get so vexed about rotation. Zenga did it to understand what he has been given.
Lambert does it so he can work out what is worth keeping for next season (not too much quality there Paul! ) .
This season is over, as long as we can avoid relegation.
The squad assembled in the last few years is good enough for Third Tier, no better.

We are 18th, we need quality at the Back, Middle and Front. Apart from that we will be contenders!
Lambert has now bought in 3 of his own (I include Costa) . So just 8+ needed!

09 Feb 2017 18:24:28
He doesn't listen though Jtwolf or he'd of played Dadi and Price on Saturday!

09 Feb 2017 18:29:15
Good enough to beat two prem teams but still working towards consistency.

09 Feb 2017 19:18:52
Thats the dilemma guys Evans and Saville play well against Prem opposition but can't hack it in the Chump. Price can but won't hack it in the Orem. It's a conundrum alright.

09 Feb 2017 21:51:42
The type of player we should look at in the summer is Jack Wiltshire. He is a class act who may not stay, probably won't at Bournemouth and could be sold by Arsenal. Could, that is, as they Arsenal are doing well without him.

I don't expect he would want to drop down a league and it would be a highly unlikely move for him to come to us. However, having seen him play several times this season there's no denying he's a class act. Just what we need in midfield. He's seems over his injuries. 👍⚽️😉 Wishful thinking by me I know. It's his level of skill we need amongst others.

09 Feb 2017 22:46:39
The biggest letdown is Saiss and Oniangue. We all thought we wouldn't have to worry about the midfield again when they both arrived, yet we're STILL arguing about the old shitty players like Price, Evans and Saville. Really, really frustrating and always will be until a manager actually has the cahooners to bin them forever. Same goes for the pathetic Batth, Stears, Iorfa, Hause arguement we've been having every single week for the last 4 years. When will this change, ?

All the fans want is to go forward and see something new, yet all we ever get is reverting to type. Why can't managers see that half of out team are league one standard?

Here's a few for example: Batth, Stears, Iorfa, Hause, Coady, Saville, Price (take the goggles off Price fans), Edwards (disrupts everything we ever try to do), Mason, Bright. That's an entire team of league one players! If I can see it, why can't PL? It's a complete mystery to everybody why he feels the need to constantly back these second rate players. Maybe someone can explain?

09 Feb 2017 23:24:04
Batth, Stearman and Edwards certainly did ok 2 years ago when we missed out on the play offs on goal difference. Did you moan about them then? Or were they good enough. I know what the club should do. They should give the manager £100m to spend because that's a guaranteed way to achieve success. Just ask Villa and QPR fans. Wavidsmith if it is that simple why do you not write directly to the club and work as an advisor. You clearly know what your talking about.

10 Feb 2017 00:34:38
Agree entirely with PT we should play the best 11 as often as we can. Saville and Evans seem capable of playing above themselves for the special occasion and that's it, then they revert back to being poor players. These two cost us dearly at Burton as they were both very weak and we were left with nothing in midfield. No playmaker so only one option 'lump it'.

I hate the rotation system that does not allow time for any regular familiarity between the players, and often results in weaker teams, and as a result poor results alia 'Burton'

Why highly paid professional footballers are unable to play two games a week I really don't know. I remember when Wolves regularly played three games over the Easter period alone. I could name the team now that played in those games in the 60's, as the players simply roll off your tongue. The best players played in every game.

PL is doing great and my only criticism would be on the rotation system and the replacement of good players for bad ones.

Also on Prince and Saiss they are both good players in my opinion. Why let Prince go on loan and keep the other two donkeys I mentioned earlier. Seems crazy to me!

10 Feb 2017 12:28:54
Being honest and when you look at our squad, as much that we love our team how many players would make it in premier league if we were to get promoted, not many if any, that's the sad conclusion I have come to and what's worrying although we have all this money with the Fosun group why do we give long term contracts to players such as Dicho, Edwards and Bathe etc.

As much as they have been good players for Wolves over the years, surely it's time to get better players in, well I would of expected better players, although the players mentioned are good players they need to be replaced now, enough is enough and it needs changing next year along with a lot more players not mentioned for we to improve, or we can stay were we are with the sort of players we have and finish around mid table but is that exceptable by Fosun only time will tell.

10 Feb 2017 17:12:12
Has somebody really suggested Wilshere? Hilarious.

10 Feb 2017 17:57:33
Can't quite get to grips whether Wavid believes himself or not. I bet he's one of those people who think Gerard and Lampard were terrible players.

10 Feb 2017 20:00:36
A little smile came upon my face when i read wiltshire, too. Signing Lampard would have been a good idea last week.

11 Feb 2017 07:19:23
I've heard aguero could be on his way out of man city. Wishful thinking I know.

06 Feb 2017 15:03:04
Everton and West Ham are supposed to be heavily scouting costa for a summer move, he apparently has a £25 million release clause.

06 Feb 2017 16:11:13
Might be worth letting him go for that type of wedge'we have Zyro&Graham to come back and they are good quality, solid players, ideal world we could hang on to him, but we still need 2 quality centre backs, a midfielder'if PL doesn't like Saiss and a 15/ 20 goal a seaason striker,25 mil would get 3 at minimum and possibly the 4 at a push.

06 Feb 2017 17:40:02
JimmyJones why would Lambert sell the best player in our club in the summer when we'll be challenging for promotion and plus aren't Fosun giving Lambert 30 million to spend. So I theory we have more than enough.

06 Feb 2017 18:40:29
Why would you sell your best player when you've a greater ambition, to get promoted to the PL and win it? Why would you? Hmm! There was me thinking what we actually need are at least another 10 players of the same calibre as Mr Costa!

06 Feb 2017 20:37:12
Seams we keep shooting ourselves in the foot, effort is there but is that enough you cannot keep beating the top sides then losing to average sides and our home record as got to be sorted out we are only 7 points off safety and although we have 5 games coming at home counting the cup game against chelsea we have to make these count and get clear of relegation and I'm afraid build for next year because it's clear to everyone we need 2 strikers for next season some creativity players in midfield and centre half without these players we will make the same mistakes over and over again.

06 Feb 2017 21:26:38
Ronan and Gibbs White may well save the midfield problem. They both seem like they want to go forward and feed the strikers, something we have missed for years. If so, it should help Dicko score again. I'd also like to see Burgoyne replace Ikeme permanently.

I can't remember the name, but we also have a promising young centre back coming through. This would be perfect, too.

07 Feb 2017 08:40:22
I'm glad to see the MD stating we haven't bought Costa to sell him in the summer! We have the money and if we have the ambition the sort of players we need in a number of positions need to be a couple of levels up from the past! When that happens we will see movement in the right direction.

I realise there's the fair play league that we have to adhere to, however, deals constructed in the right way would enable us to manage this. It's quality, quality, quality that's required. It's got to start here and now. ⚽️👍😉.

07 Feb 2017 11:15:03
U keep your best players and build round them! Not rocket science jimmyjones.

07 Feb 2017 11:55:51
I realy hope Costa stays for another season, then if we don't go up you cannot blame him then for leaving, but we have to start getting the team sorted out for him to stay, we are still a long way from a promotion side if I am being honest as much as I like our commitments especially against the better teams we cannot keep taking 1 step forward and 2 back, that was a sickener to lose to Burton no disrespect to them but it was like ground hog day again them scoring last kick like they did at the molineux, how many points have we throwed away last minutes in a game the list just goes on and on.
And the striker problem when are we going to get a 15 to 20 goal striker or strikers in our team that will take the pressure off, midfield no creativity, lots of graft but average players, defence need a centre half similar to Williamson if he is not playing to sort the back four out.

07 Feb 2017 12:05:32
We need to keep our best players if we are to move forward but if like amsterdamwolf says if he has got a release clause in his contract then its up to Mr Costa to decide if he wants to stay and remember there is no loyalty in football anymore only MONEY.

07 Feb 2017 12:20:40
PT, as good as Costa is'and he's one of the best I've seen in our colours'he isn't going to get us promoted on his own, if the defence and midfield are below par and failing to deal with the same problems and mistakes, game in game out then we aren't going anywhere'as I stated, ideally keep him, and add the quality players to the area's I suggested'if that's not possible use the money from his sale to get the 3or4 players that could give us better quality and hard bitten edge'all over the pitch that's currently missing from the squad.

07 Feb 2017 13:16:31
Money isn't the problem were not run by Morgan and Moxey. Costa must stay for another season at least and 4 or 5 players added of his quality. As I've said before Fosun are a conglomerate who can use other branches ie med playa cirque de soleil etc to get round financial fair play.

07 Feb 2017 13:26:08
Agree 100% Paul however money talks and if there is a release clause triggered in his contract then he will leave because someone who is willing to pay 25/ 30 million for him will double if not treble his wages.

07 Feb 2017 16:39:51
I think the best person that can come through our academy this season is Ennis I know I said this last season but he will definitely be able to replace dicko in my opinion. I don't want a completely young side we need some players with experience Edwards is a prime example. For targets we need some people who can feed the ball through. Ronan is a good example but I prefer him on the wing.

07 Feb 2017 17:36:28
PT has got it right! We have to keep Costa if we are to attract other players of his quality! It all goes down the tube if he goes. Fosun stated they have very ambitious plans for the club. To achieve those ambitions a lot more quality has to be added and a number of departures will happen.

their ambitions go beyond just getting into the premier league. personally I believe their will be many changes in personnel over the next 2 years. If there isn't we won't be moving anywhere too quickly! ⚽️👍😉.

07 Feb 2017 20:17:24
Still cannot get over that game against Burton thought we were getting over those silly defensive mistakes then that happens, you would never think in a million years that was the side that beat Liverpool well we cannot blame Bathe this time he didn't play.
Were do we go from here seams to me we have players who give 100 per cent but are truly average players, the striker, midfield and defender situations as gone on to long for me now we need to sort it out for next season it's the spine of the team were we are lacking and until this as been sorted we will just be an average side who will play one good game in three.

08 Feb 2017 09:16:54
Wish everybody would chill out .
We win a game we are brilliant
We lose a game we are the worst team ever and it's somebody's fault.
It's football losses to "Burton" happen to everybody.
Rome wasn't built in a day.

08 Feb 2017 10:35:51
I agree with Wavid about Ronan and Gibss-White. We've been playing too much from midfield, with strikers little more than the front line of midfield. If we can feed the ball to Bod or whoever more frequently then we should see more of those turn-shoot-score goals we all love. Many of our goals come from set pieces and from crosses along a 5-man front line. Let's mix it up a bit!

08 Feb 2017 19:21:48
Love me Wolves
Aye rocket science is it
Sell Costa for a huge profit
Let Lambo loose with a 40 mill warchest
game over.

08 Feb 2017 19:22:45
The problem is we have players who run the front line, yet players who sit too deep in the second line (Evans, Saville, Price) . Good teams don't need to 'protect' the defence because it should be good enough to.

The other problem is that none of these players are quick enough to keep up with the wingers, nor able to pass accurately enough to find them. The creates a noticeable 'hole' in the middle which Dave Edwards runs around trying to backtrack (like marathon man) . We have had this problem for far too long now and it's about time Thelwell and co did something about it.

Also, bringing in a '20 goals a season striker' won't fix the problem. Dicko, Edwards and Bod would score us the goals with the service Evans, Price and Saville should be giving them (unfortunately they are truly awful, awful league one players) .

In short, we need two new midfielders and two new centre halves. And when I say this, I don't just mean lads from league one or a youth system. I'm talking about ex premiership quality, players who have been worth £10 million plus at some point during their careers.

This is what will need to happen if Fosun really are serious about getting promotion next year. Talk of promotion is completely laughable with our current midfield and the current pick the name out of a hat (Batth, Stears, Iorfa, Hause or Williamson) scenario we have every week.

08 Feb 2017 20:54:32
Wavidsmith I completely agree I was at the Sheffield Wednesday game in which Edwards was a headless Chicken with all the running he was doing we need Saiss to come back and play the same role price does only add something extra but another midfielder who is really good at the moment is what we need Saiss to pair up with. Then our back line is sorted as well as are passing up front.

08 Feb 2017 23:37:29
It's so easy to see, isn't it? Yet, for some reason, the last window was used to secure 3 more wingers! How many wingers does one club need, ? We have 7 excellent wingers now, by my reckoning.

You are right, Saiss should be used ahead of the others, but I've got this horrible feeling PL will dispense of him in favour of plodder Price and co. I will be soooo mad if the club brings no new quality midfielders or centre halves in this summer but even more mad if we keep some of the current rubbish we have had at Wolves for far too long.

09 Feb 2017 11:04:51
Leicester - Premier League Champions
Kante protecting back 4
Chelsea - Premier League Champions a few years ago
Makelele protecting back 4
Barcelona - "best team in world"
Busquets protecting back 4
Swansea - rising through the leagues
Britton protecting back 4
Liverpool - Champions League Winners
Xabi Alonso protecting back 4
Chelsea now
Kante protecting back 4


Modern football isn't about 442 and simple tactics anymore, a holding midfielder is now as important as a clinical striker, with how important attacking full backs are becoming a holding midfielder will cover for them.

09 Feb 2017 11:19:30
Agree StuuCorbett as is showin with Leicester now, kante goes Chelsea they prosper Leicester go downhill. But that player who does the job of protecting the back 4 must be QUALITY.

09 Feb 2017 13:46:20
Yes one holding midfielder, not two like us lol. Those players mentioned above also have more ability in their little finger than Price and Savlon have in their entire body.

Like I said, if Saiss was brought in to do that job, i really hope PL doesn't overlook him in favour of those two plodders.

10 Feb 2017 18:00:29
I wasn't comparing them to any wolves player. All I was getting at was that a holding midfielder is important. Jack Price is by far our best holding midfielder, he keeps the ball and keeps play moving creates a link between defence and midfield, and covers for out of positioned players. He is plenty good enough for a top end Championship team and is still young enough to develop his game.
For me Price suits the premier league more than the championship as did Leon Britton as they are not blessed with physicality and strength.

11 Feb 2017 13:58:08
Price is far better than Evans or Saville (er, who isn't? ), but definitely NOT Premiership standard, lol. He'd never get into the Brighton or Newcastle team, either.

If Price plays, you need a very substantial midfielder next to him that can drive forward. We currently don't have one of those.

04 Feb 2017 23:42:22
I think it's time for mr lambert to play a settled 11 and stop messing about changing it all the time. Put your best team out and challenge the rest to get in it.

05 Feb 2017 09:31:46
Play captain Batth regularly.

05 Feb 2017 09:58:56
Problem is we've won two cup ties against Prem opposition playin Saville and Evans when we all know their not good enough and neither can lace Priceys boots. Price should of played yesterday and Time to put Dicko out to graze, Top centre half, centre mid and 20 goal a season striker required in the summer.

05 Feb 2017 11:57:03
Evans and Saville are such poor players. In reality, you should only choose between Saiss, Price and Edwards and toss the other two off. With Edwards basically a number 10, we desperately need a quality midfielder.

I'm personally not that concerned with the striker position as Dicko should eventually come good with the right service. As I've said before, bringing Sako back would be the best thing for Dicko but PL seems to like Weimann now.

05 Feb 2017 13:25:35
I said about Evans and Saville last week and it was like I'd said Steve Bull was awful! Saiss should play for sure and I'm one of the few that likes coady in the centre as his work rate is brilliant allowing dangerous to get forward. Agree with Dicko he looks like he can't do it anymore. May be worth giving weimann a go through the centre when cav is back.

05 Feb 2017 16:55:47
I am not convinced about Cav, he disappears far more often than he turns it on and his final delivery is poor. I agree with wavid - bring back Sako who is proven at this level. Regards central midfield, I have never rated Saville since he has been here and agree he needs to move on. We look so much better with Price in the XI.

05 Feb 2017 18:05:08
Please just shut up about Sacko!

05 Feb 2017 18:21:46
Shyted, we all have an opinion. No need to be abusive just because you do not agree.

05 Feb 2017 18:02:16
I like Coady, too, and i'm kind of hoping Marshall can adapt to midfield so both can play at the same time. I just can't believe PL would be stupid enough start with 2 league one players (Saville, Evans) in the most important part of the pitch. Price isn't the answer, either.

05 Feb 2017 18:32:56
I see on 'Wolves newsnow' it's being said that Burton A was a reality check. Well the check is, we need quality strikers that do that, strike. Apart from a Mason goal a few games ago, the pot has been empty across the board with our current crop. Does anyone remember KJ banging on about trying to get C Woods to the Mol and plenty of folk saying we don't want him here.

Well, we could do with him now couldn't we? Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't he the leading scorer in the championship at the mo?! His goals have put Leeds up amongst the front runners.

Sorry for banging on about it, but we need quality strikers and we are in the situation fortunately where our owners are extremely wrathful. So we should have aid up and got a couple of quality goal scorers. Costa was just one piece of the jigsaw! Great player. The ambition will only be realised by adding quality to the team. Ask Chelsea, Man United, and any of the best teams. 👍😉⚽️.

05 Feb 2017 18:51:25
Toss Weimann and Cav off in the summer and bring back Sako. It's what we all want anyway.

05 Feb 2017 19:15:20
Again I completely disagree. I think Sako has had his time in the championship and I believe he needs more game time in order to succeed.

I believe Cav needs more time as does Bodvasson.

05 Feb 2017 21:39:54
Can I just point out that we were drawing the game 1-1 when Saville went off and we'll in the game. It was after he went off that Burton started dominating the midfield. Just saying.

05 Feb 2017 20:41:37
I agree with Bodvarsson. His workrate is faultless and I think that both he and Dicko are faultless in their dedication but all the running they do is largely detrimental to them scoring due to the way we are set up. They barely get clear cut chances and are snatching at them because they are desparate to score. I have a lot of sympathy.

However, there does come a point where the strikers need to get goals. I would not look to move them on though as they do contribute and hopefully one will off their backside will get them going. Confidence has always been key to any successful striker.

My beef with Cav is that half the time, he does not look interested. He may have all the skill in the world but if he is not prepared to work for the team and be a showpony by trying to beat a defender three times, with no end product, then I would rather he left.

Its a fine balance between ability and a team who merely put a shift in as Merlin used to say, but I know Wolves fans at least appreciate the effort and largely would want to see that.

05 Feb 2017 21:10:55
Look, the point about our strikers not scoring is due to the midfield. If you were to have Price, Saville or Evans feeding you, you ain't going to get many chances to score. Believe me, Dicko is fine, it's just the midfield as usual that sit too deep that's the problem. He originally thrived from Sako and McDonald but the current crop couldn't find a cutting pass if it jumped up and hit them.

I hate it when people go on about signing another striker. Look at the Villa/ McCormack problem, . We don't need yet another striker, just a couple of decent players who are able to make the transition from defence to attack. I wish people would understand this before they spout the 'why didn't we buy Rhodes' crap. Do you really think Rhodes would score 20 goals a season from the likes of our shitty central midfield? Exactly.

Judge Dicko when we have quality in the middle. At the moment, it's pretty unfair to write him off due to the inability of those behind him. It's also a pity we got rid of McDonald who was the only player who could hit a 30 yard pass to feet.

05 Feb 2017 21:41:41
Historically, Wolves have always had good creative midfielders (Hibbitt, Cook, Burke, Thomas, Emblen, Marsden, Huddlestone, McDonald) . Now Compare Coady, Price, Saville, Edwards and Evans lol.

05 Feb 2017 22:44:58
I don't disagree with your comment at all wavid. I like both Dicko and Bodvarsson and maybe it's time to actually pair them from the start and play what seems to be an old fashioned 442. At the moment our only creativity is from the wing, so let's utilise it and play two holding midfielders to protect the back four, which frankly needs all the protection it can get.

People forget that we have two wingers to come back with Graham and Zyro; Zyro of course can also give us another option up front. So we do have strength to come in those positions.

I don't really like the fact that the team is constantly changing, but given that we are going nowhere this season, if Lambert is giving everyone gametime to sift out who needs to go in the summer, I will accept that. But creativity from the middle should be key alongside the centre half situation.

05 Feb 2017 23:45:00
That's the whole problem, tho. All opposition know that to stop us, all you have to do is cut our supply to the wide men. There is a constant hole in the middle of the park where Coady, Price, Saville or Evans don't have the quality to fill. They try and cover this by getting Edwards to run around like a headless chicken, but it's basically like having only 10 men on the pitch every game.

06 Feb 2017 00:24:10
There is something seriously wrong if you have to field a team with 2 midfielders to protect the back 4. A decent defender shouldn't need 'protecting'! Considering Saiss was bought for this role, anyway, it begs the question why we continually go back to Saville, Price and Evans. I sincerely hope PL gives Saiss a chance because he's a far better player than any of those 3.

06 Feb 2017 09:46:44
Once again none of our strikers are or have been striking for how long now? They don't have the same composure in front of goal that say Costa has. I don't deny the work rate, but there has to be an end product!

Our midfield could be better I agree, but Edwards has been our saviour and a revelation so far this season. We can't continually depend on him and costa though can we? We should have invested in a quality striker is all I'm saying. We won't make top six now. I was hopeful if we had won the at BA! Well I can be optimistic can't I? ⚽️👍😉.

06 Feb 2017 15:23:33
So many comments.

Right, Wavid, Price may or may not be the answer but I think we can agree that Saville and Evans are the question. What worked against PL second elevens isn't working against hardened Championship teams.

Edwards is a bit of a problem. He likes to get forward and score. Perhaps he should be feeding the strikers rather than trying to be one himself? As others have said, our strikers are fine. They battle up front, but they just don't see enough of the ball.

Defence - yes it's gone back to the bad days. Because Batth wasn't playing? Maybe. But that doesn't explain the doziness of Coady and Doc. Or does it? Whatever we were doing before the cup games is where we should going back to.

My starting 11 would be 4-4-1-1
Ikeme
Coady/ Marshall Batth/ Hause Stearman Doc
Costa Saiss Price Ronan
Edwards/ Cav Bodvarsson

Subs: alts as above plus Mason, Dicko, Burgoyne and Weimann (or maybe Gibbs-White)

Correct, no Evans or Saville. I know there are 3 strikers on the bench but I think these are our best players. Not sure what to do about Iorfa or Bright. They aren't game-changers.

06 Feb 2017 15:23:33
So many comments.

Right, Wavid, Price may or may not be the answer but I think we can agree that Saville and Evans are the question. What worked against PL second elevens isn't working against hardened Championship teams.

Edwards is a bit of a problem. He likes to get forward and score. Perhaps he should be feeding the strikers rather than trying to be one himself? As others have said, our strikers are fine. They battle up front, but they just don't see enough of the ball.

Defence - yes it's gone back to the bad days. Because Batth wasn't playing? Maybe. But that doesn't explain the doziness of Coady and Doc. Or does it? Whatever we were doing before the cup games is where we should going back to.

My starting 11 would be 4-4-1-1
Ikeme
Coady/ Marshall Batth/ Hause Stearman Doc
Costa Saiss Price Ronan
Edwards/ Cav Bodvarsson

Subs: alts as above plus Mason, Dicko, Burgoyne and Weimann (or maybe Gibbs-White)

Correct, no Evans or Saville. I know there are 3 strikers on the bench but I think these are our best players. Not sure what to do about Iorfa or Bright. They aren't game-changers.


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