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29 Jun 2022 16:50:53
So E and S reporting no bids been made for MGW.


1.) 29 Jun 2022 17:01:38
Also Mail reporting contract talks with Moutinho have broken down.
PLEASE let's have some positive news soon!

2.) 29 Jun 2022 17:45:23
Evening guys
Update from Tenerife
Sun setting on a beautiful day, not got much Wolves rumours today but take it we have made a couple of signings and Neves and Moutinho have signed new contracts.
Have spoken to my contact who said we have no immediate deals and given him a piece of my mind.
Anyway Mrs Realist got the gladrags on.
This evening on the karaoke it’s ……
Jocelyn Browns “ somebody else’s guy”
Hint hint ???

3.) 29 Jun 2022 18:04:19
There is no positive news. Total and absolute joke. I would be much happier if Fosun, Shi or whoever actually came out upfront and admitted there was no money to spend, or they were cutting back and would accept going down, because they could at least take the parachute money to clear the financial desk.

4.) 29 Jun 2022 18:19:44
Hate my dull life Thommo just having a cold beer on the waterfront, can’t find any news on any signings, perhaps you could update me before I slope off into the sunset AGAIN
My contact is bemused as he normally has an early heads up on signings
Anyway off for a well man check up with my medical team ????????? Laters taters

5.) 29 Jun 2022 18:28:44
SQ me too let’s get out of the greed league
Ply our trade at Cov, Blues, Blackpool,Blackburn
Get a pint at half time
Boo Shi and Sellers
Oooooh pure footy

6.) 29 Jun 2022 18:35:02
The realist your contact int one of those who's been to elevenerife?

Lol ?

7.) 29 Jun 2022 20:13:24
Thommo you ok surely you should be giving it the big gun
telling me I’m a low life with a dull life .
Where’s your signings boy.
I am the realist, we are nowhere near a signing.
Sorry for being crude but deliver before slagging off a genuine poster

8.) 29 Jun 2022 22:23:55
Sounds like your having a great time Realist and have got plenty of drinks down ya. Meanwhile, back in Wolverhampton it’s still only Wednesday!
Have another San Miguel pal and I’ll have a Bankss mild and we can both chill.



27 Jan 2022 13:21:30
Looks like Barcelona want Traore on loan but with no obligation to buy, can't see Fosun going for that if they need cash to buy now!


1.) 27 Jan 2022 14:13:14
Is Levy now the lead negotiator for 'Barca? they'm tekkin the proverbial.

2.) 27 Jan 2022 14:53:45
Easy way around that straight swap for Trincao Bruno rates him and that's good enough for me.

3.) 27 Jan 2022 15:35:17
Not a rumour, it’ll definitely be warmer sitting on the bench in Spain.

4.) 27 Jan 2022 15:37:15
I actually agree that it seems bizarre to me, also what would stop them from just offering him a pre contract on a free before he leaves?! I suppose the carrot here is that they are offering £9m more than Spurs, which only counts for something if they actually buy him! I would tell them it needs to be an obligatory sale at the end, but then what do I know about such things! ?

5.) 27 Jan 2022 15:40:56
@Arddunby BBC Sport and The Express and Star are saying "with an obligation to buy at the end of the season" E&S expand on that and say buy for 29m GBP.

6.) 27 Jan 2022 16:00:32
Debbie it seemed to me that Barcelona wanted a straight loan to the end of the season

This is from the guardian, it may be a fast moving story though:

Details of any transfer to Barcelona are being discussed. Barcelona want to take Traoré on loan with an option to buy, whereas Wolves would prefer such a deal to include an obligation to purchase him. With Traoré holding out for a move to the Camp Nou, talks are continuing to see whether a solution can be found.

7.) 27 Jan 2022 16:16:43
Fabrizio Romano saying that the deal is completed. Loan till the end of the season with option to buy for €30m.

8.) 27 Jan 2022 16:26:00
Agreed @Arddunby (hope I wasn't coming across as knocking you) this story will grow arms and legs before the truth comes out. That's for sure.

9.) 27 Jan 2022 17:14:11
The transfer fee in the summer is about equal to the Trincao fee so I assume a swap is going to happen. Not so sure we are getting the best of it though. The main thing he's not staying in England. Shame we couldn't keep him I just hope he's happy. I for one will miss him.

10.) 27 Jan 2022 17:27:19
Cannot believe they would swap Traore for Trincao, I know Traore can be inconsistent but he is light years ahead of Trincao . Perhaps Lage can see something about him but he has never produced much on the field.

11.) 27 Jan 2022 18:08:17
I’m hoping something involving Ricard "Riqui" Puig.

12.) 27 Jan 2022 18:13:30
Well Bruno wants Trincao and obviously sees something in him and that's good enough for me.

13.) 28 Jan 2022 00:23:51
I smell a loan signing on the way with potential option to buy and it ain't traore

14.) 29 Jan 2022 20:51:53
I'm with Ray on this one, can anyone honestly say they've seen ANYTHING from Trincao to justify a £30m fee?! I accept he may have potiential but £30m is a big transfer for us and as we learnt with Fabio spending that on potiential isn't without its risks. Don't get me wrong I think Fabio will eventually be a good player for us. But I also think with where we currently are if we spend £30m it should be on a player that can literally take us up a place in the league and not three years later (for example Sa this season). Ironically the kind of player I'm describing is the one we are sending to Barca! ?




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26 May 2022 11:03:25
Looks like we've lost out on Marquinhos from Sao Paulo gone to Arsenal instead.


1.) 26 May 2022 17:30:40
Ah but we are apparently taking him to court! Interesting!

2.) 26 May 2022 18:09:49
Only just seen that Ken, seems we had a pre contract agreement. Maybe a good one to miss out on if he has behaved like it appears.



25 Jan 2021 12:19:52
Lampard sacked, interesting to see how they respond against us on Wednesday.


1.) 25 Jan 2021 12:37:18
Often the players will play much better in order to impress the incoming manager.
Hopefully I'm wrong 🤞.

2.) 25 Jan 2021 14:22:18
My fear to NikNak.

3.) 25 Jan 2021 14:33:39
Yes it was the worst scenario possible ahead of Wednesday.

4.) 25 Jan 2021 16:15:14
A win on Wednesday would be massive for a number of reasons.
1. Stating the obvious but 3 points are 3 points and the sooner we are ‘safe’, the better.
2. Need to arrest present worrying decline ASAP.
3. Much needed confidence boost for all but from some individuals in particular, none more than the captain.
4. A high profile win, especially with increased interest following Lampard’s dismissal, and hopefully a move up the table, might just help persuade any player we are trying to tempt to join us, in the final days of the window.

5.) 25 Jan 2021 17:28:57
I reckon a draw against Chelsea but there no reason why it's not possible we get a win.
Its football anything is possible. 😀
No harm at all being glass half full.
We got games coming thick and fast hoping we go on an undefeated run with mostly wins the odd draw won't be too bad.

6.) 25 Jan 2021 17:49:29
Agree mate, now's the time to beat them, can't wait for kick off,
2-1,for us, netto 1st goal.

7.) 26 Jan 2021 06:57:27
I got horrible feeling that this result could have big impact on Nunos and wolves future, poor defeat and relegation battle, Nunos term with us likely to be over. Convincing win with Jose to come and we start climbing again. Nuno smiling again and we regain our confidence. Chelsea as you've said will be playing up for the new boss, a crunch game, a pivotal game. I'm more nervous over this one after the performance at chorley when, quite frankly we looked clueless, and nuno seemed as if his heart was no longer part of the pack.



14 Jan 2021 18:31:51
Scott Sellars appointed as Technical Director according to the clubs Website. Looks like Thelwell is being missed!


1.) 14 Jan 2021 18:47:31
That's ONE positive move at least because I did feel with Shi in the job it was he driving the purchases and not Nuno.
There was no Nuno stamp on a few of the signings we made close season, Silva the most obvious.
The sooner we get a Laurie Dalrymple type back too the better for me.
Positive move Wolves, well done.

2.) 14 Jan 2021 21:50:19
I do not think that we should buy Vitiha/ Nouri, I believe the cost will be £20 mil each. I would buy Niles/ Eriksen who I think we can get for £35 mil the pair, we have to many youngsters who are not up to premier standard just look at our bench and the first team. it is ok to say they are for the future but if we are not careful we will go down and what will happen to them then. I hope we can beat the Baggies or I dread to think the reaction to Nuno after the match.

3.) 14 Jan 2021 22:10:51
Nouri, vitinha, are our future, along with hoever, Neto
I would go for eriksen, deffo,
To lose to the baggies is unthinkable, that game is our catapult, to FA cup success, and powering up the league.

4.) 15 Jan 2021 00:12:21
Bazza-£35m for the pair behave! Arsenal wanted £25m alone for Niles last time round and if reports are anything to go by they wanted most of it upfront! That's before you add to the fact both would be expecting six figure salaries! I said it before my complaints about Fosun aren't necessarily blame, I think they are stuck in the realities of financially balancing the maintanince of the team along with progression. It's why they've gone for youth, now we can (and do) all debate the possible side effects of that model but I think this whole 'lost interest' line is just to easy. You don't get the portfolio that Fosun have by losing interest in projects, I think they've just hit a brick wall and have tried to be a bit too clever with the fix. We might of gotten away with say two out of Silva, Rayan or Vittinha. If a seasoned Pro had come in at CD to support Raul or Cm to cover Moutinho. I think it's the having to do it all at once that's caused the results. That's how I see it anyway 👍.

5.) 15 Jan 2021 16:19:59
Bazza, Greyleg and Bully - From a football perspective in 2021/ 2 and possibly beyond Niles and Ericksen are better and safer options than the 2 boys we have on loan (Although Ericksen is, at 28 much older and hasn't performed well for a while now. )
I also think that the fees wouldn't be that much different - I think Bully is correct in that your pair would be a bit more than 35 but probably not much more than 40-45 still v comparable with the 40 for two, as yet still unproven prospects.
However Bully is def correct about wages which will be much higher - Ericksen's in particular.
But most importantly neither would come - Niles wouldn't come when we were looking like a much better bet than Arsenal so he def won't want to come now we are on the verge of a relegation battle - even if he isn't getting much game time at Arsenal and Ericksen is probably looking for Champions league teams or Europa at the very worst.
Bazza however I also agree with you, in that at this point, it is v hard to justify £40m for 2 kids who are currently not looking like they are worth the money when we have such obvious and pressing needs elsewhere for those funds.
So whilst I would have loved us to have signed Ericksen and possibly Niles sadly it didn't happen before and is even likely to happen now.

6.) 15 Jan 2021 16:31:45
Bully - good analysis of issue. Injuries, the need to " progress" and develop for the future all within the constraints of FFP have unfortunately meant the route that we went down was - with the benefit of hindsight - high risk and that risk has blown up in our faces.
Vitnha is a gamble that may, if he is ever played, come off. RAN with Marcal signed, (and Otto due to return later on in the season), might have looked an unnecessary gamble but with both now injured it wasn't (as we thought we were selling Vinagre and buying RAN for less it may also have been seen as a no brainer - sadly the sale of Vinagre wasn't a no brainer just a no! ) and Silva - well enough has been said.
2 more experienced Pros as stated before would have de-risked the strategy. However to finance them the "Jewel in the crown" of the strategy would have had to been foregone and the club wasn't willing to lose its diamond to buy those pros.




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30 Jun 2022 19:53:30
Yes it does seem that we're being used as a stalking horse in some of these negotiations.




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29 Jun 2022 20:53:25
Now being reported by one of the online sites that we did not know anything about Dario Osorio, his trip to England is cancelled and it appears we woukdn't get a work permit anyway! Its concerning now. If we weren't linked to this player why would any journalist make up a story about us signing an unknown 18 year old from Chile? If we had made enquiries were we unaware we coukdn't get a work permit? Something doesn't seem right now!




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24 Jun 2022 12:36:59
I thought Neves' comments about being tight knit were a little odd if he was on the point of leaving. let's see what happens.




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20 Jun 2022 09:34:34
Zinchenko has supposedly tuened us down before if true I would rather keep RAN I think. No real point in wasting time going after players who are half hearted about being here.




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13 Jun 2022 10:19:04
Its hard to tell with strikers, some just seem to click for certain managers or teams that play a certain way. When we signed Ade Akinbyi I thought he was a duff, but his stats for us didn't seem to bad at all! Other sides he played for weren't as good if I recall. Frankly I didn't expect much from Raul on his previous stats but was delighted. Players we payed big money for, Robert Taylor from Man City springs to mind as did Billy Rafferty (not such big money) back in the 70's were at exactly the level that was expected when career history was taken into consideration. Did anybody expect 306 career goals from Steve Bull! What a great unknown he was!





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30 Jun 2022 10:31:24
Enjoy the trip Phil, I had the pleasure of the pre match tour when Dave Jones was manager as part of a hospitality afternoon. Not sure who the guide was but no one as eminent as Ken Hibbit. He was however a long term club employee who was highly entertaining. A couple of women tagged along with the group of about 30, when he realised and thought they were gate crashers he asked who they were, the one said "Jez Moxey said we could come along I'm his wife!". The stadium has changed a little but the key components will be the same.




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24 Jun 2022 09:24:22
Bully I don't know, I suspect that the original plans haven't come to fruition but taking stakes in clubs such as ourselves and Grasshoppers could be put in place but everything else that was part of the plan has been blown apart by Fifa, Covid and Chinese politics. Just my thoughts.




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23 Jun 2022 20:45:48
If you Google fosun money out of china you will find very interesting Reuters articles (although not new) about Fosun, the relationship with Mendes and how the ultimate aim is to take a stake in young players. We ain't going to be signing experienced players any time soon I would say.




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23 Jun 2022 09:16:37
TFIOG thanks for the analysis. I heard Monday night that the rumours about not being able to get money out of China were true amongst other things about the club, some of which have been suggested here previously and I had taken with a bit of salt. The initial source was supposedly within the club. The details you have posted suggest investors in Fosun seriously lack confidence as my understanding of bonds is the yield is fixed (interest rate) and the bond price should move towards its face value as it approaches maturity. So you are saying holders of a £1000 bond are willing to sell it for £500 now rather than wait until 2025 to get paid back £1000!




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22 Jun 2022 13:27:18
Probably a good move for both player and club to allow both to take stock.