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15 Jul 2021 18:25:18
Nice to see the announcement of the signing of Jose Sa on a 5 year contract.
That means so far cost wise the outs and ins about balance out. I certainly hope that's not it! All very quiet on the gossip pages as well. I know they always keep things quiet but after the disaster of the last couple of transfer windows a few comments from Jeff Shi as to where we are going would be nice. I'm sure I'm not the only one concerned!

Ken68

1.) 15 Jul 2021 18:45:35
Welcome Jose Sa, didn't see that one coming Ken 🙄.


2.) 15 Jul 2021 19:13:04
Yeah complete surprise NikNak! 😀😀😀.


3.) 15 Jul 2021 19:20:52
Check the till, Ken. We sold Patricio and bought a younger model and still got change of £3mil. Cool or what?!
Should we let ITK know gently, or wait for him to read it on News Now? I don't want him to not be in the know. He can then tell us.


4.) 15 Jul 2021 19:26:20
Just like trincao big shock.


5.) 15 jul 2021 19:31:29
think most of the non actives some will still be on holidays mate it will probably start the mad rush after a couple of friendlys were bruno will get to see who he needs to get in if our squad ain't up to what he wants the more you read about bruno the more excited i'm getting the calibre of players that sing his praises and say he is a excellent manager and coach is amazing good things are coming.


6.) 15 Jul 2021 19:46:20
Deep we'd already spent 4.5m on a centre back. Roughly balanced so far!


7.) 15 Jul 2021 19:53:31
Fingers crossed you're right giants, but I tend now to avoid the opinion, ITK, and would be great. Of course they are all clickbait and I know it's taken me a while but I've got there in the end. I only take notice when the reports come from someone sitting in a tree outside Compton!


8.) 15 Jul 2021 20:08:49
We are a month out from our opening match with the foxes, Jeff Shi and staff really need to close out any other transfers coming out way so they can join in and build as much chemistry as possible.


9.) 15 Jul 2021 20:19:44
Rumours of Nuno after Boly and Podence. After Spurs failed chase for Kounde from Sevilla.

£25m for Podence apparently.

Thinking about it would fans accept £40m for Boly and Podence?

I think that would be a great way of generating funds to think that's £40m towards an experienced CB and CM.
Palhinha and Tarkowski or Dunk anyone?


10.) 15 Jul 2021 21:11:38
Siiisenor my thoughts exactly. Don't want an undercooked start to the season, I suspect its going to be tough one. I hope I'm wrong!


11.) 15 Jul 2021 22:46:27
Ken - RAN cost circa £10 didn't he so with the new CB and the 2GK trades we are fair bit out of pocket so far - or are their other trade i'm missing?
Madman - yes to the pair but suspect that they might cost upto £40m each not the pair.
Podence is a difficult one to call - he was injured/ out of sorts for much of last season, is lightweight and frustratingly inconsistent but on his day - which he showed particualrly in the early part of the season - he is brilliant and v v creative - possibly a little out of step with most of our team perhaps but brilliant and would be v hard to replace. so £25m might be light for his undeniable potential.
Boly suffered from C.V. last year and struggled to get his mojo back - was that the start of an age related decline or a short term blip.
He is the best out and out defender at the club so would like to keep and add to rather than sell and def only would sell if we get a gtee'd player like the two you mention.
Given his age £15m might be fair but if he gets back to where he was that too might be light
But Madman i'm a Wolves fan so undoubtedly biased!


12.) 15 Jul 2021 22:56:54
Ken68
I agree! It's not just wolves though, anybody rumouring our players like Arsenal, or Tottenham either need to make a serious bid or stop lingering around because that's stopping us from making transfers. Tbf the season might start off a little shaky since we have some tough opponents the first 3 weeks and we have a new coach, but hey if we could manage to pull some victories that would be great!


13.) 15 Jul 2021 23:33:05
TFIOG
In
RAN-£10m
Mosquera-£4.5m
Sa-£6.8m
Trincao-Loan

Out
Patricio-£10m

Its interesting how the club is looking to refocus the funds and salaries to other parts of the squad.

They have replaced Patricio. Found a back up for Neto on loan. Brought a promising CB from Columbia. And finalised a deal for a young LWB that did okay on loan last season.

But what does Bruno want now? Surely he has plans on his defence and midfield. Not forgetting all the forwards we have been linked with.

I think the club have been true to there word saying they need to be 'creative'. They are trying to save money on young player loans made last season. And move previous large salaries to reinvest funds more evenly through squad.
I expect Moutinho, Podence and Boly to leave as part of this restructuring.
I'm unsure on Neves and Traore i'm guessing its down to contract and whether they are in brunos plans.


14.) 16 Jul 2021 08:44:50
Madman - you can't argue with that. All the deals so far look smart/ creative if you like.
But as you say what is key is the big 2 deals still needed at CB and CM.
Yes Moutinho will surely leave freeing up a big slab of salary but not sure we have the bodies to let 3 go and only 2 come in.
We need a bigger squad so I d keep the other 2 and try and add at least the 2 mentioned.
But we all know that will cost money we may or may not have.
Hence this summer we may need to be creative again or look at very short term sol'ns until the finances are ( if they are as the noise intimates in a poor place) sorted out again. Are there any frees out there or players at the end of their careers available for nominal sums looking or one last pay day - (we can use Moutinho salalry? ) Giroud for example would have been great. I know i'm undoubtedly overly optimistic if I think that sort of player will come to Wolves sadly.
Thrashing about randomly and in no particular order and limiting myself to Prem league players (as I have no knowledge of overseas football) now that CP have bought the young lad from Chelsea Guehi, Dann and Cahil will not be resigned. Could they do a job for a year maybe. Sean Duffy is back frm Celtic and surely won't get a game at Brighton even if White is sold - cheaper than Dunk for a year?
I know these are bargain basement players but if we now have no money?
Of course if we have money then we can raise our expectations and the 2 you mentioned before Tarkowski and Dunk would be great.
Lindelof or Laporte might be a bit of a stretch but Bailly is prob available and Ake could be a steal.
In Mid Ziyech is available as surely is RLC and others, Gallagher? . At MU Greenwood or James might be sent out on loan for game time?
Milner might be allowed to leave on a free for solid service if Liverpool add players and surely we would be favourably looked on- might ask for Phillips on loan perhaps as well?
Sorry not that well thought out but its not easy to find quality players for nowt.
If I know of them so do all 19 of the other Prem League teams.


15.) 16 Jul 2021 10:17:37
future. I apologise for forgetting RAN, pretty careless mislaying a wing backisnt it! Slapped wrist for that guys. But I guess the general direction of the conversation is still that we appear to be suffering from short arms and deep pockets so far. Though if fit we can put a decent first team out there. Let's hope no one gets injured!


16.) 16 Jul 2021 10:56:59
TFIOG
I don't think we would only buy two players. We would buy a known cb and cm. Then supplement squad further with players from benfica, Barcelona.
Alot depends on Moutinho, Neves and Vitinha in midfield. One needs to give way for Vitinha. Or we leave Vitinha for the more experienced duo. I can see Wolves playing similar to England with either two holding midfielders one ball playing midfielder (Neves) and one ball winning midfielder (palhinha) . Then a box to box midfielder such as Gedson Fernandes. So in effect 4213 or a 433. Just so we still protect back 4.
Your right some of the players you mention are well worth a shout.
Id say Cahill, Dann, Milner and Duffy aren't even looked at due to age and wages for there age.
Laporte, Lindelof, Zouma, Ake, Bailly and Umtiti are dependant on those clubs finding replacements. Although I would argue this is a fantastic summer to buy great talent at good prices.
Dunk and Tarkowski obviously have a premium. Ben White would be amazing but his head is set on Arsenal.
Not sure how Ziyech would fit in with our forwards. Maybe a loan would be a good idea.
Dont forget we also have these academy players that need to make the step up as well:Marques, Otawosie, Morgan gibbs white.
Suppose the next two weeks we will see what the club are planning and how Bruno sets up his team.


17.) 16 Jul 2021 12:05:06
Madman, I'd be surprised if we didn't have a minimum of three academy players established in the first team squad this coming season, Otasowie, MGW and at least one other. But we are short of experienced quality players in certain positions. OK, such players might prefer more 'glamourous' clubs but we can offer an opportunity that bigger clubs can't, where they might never get a look in. Sign for Wolves, get plenty of starts, get noticed and if they really want, move on in 2/ 3 years. This process worked well for Jota, Jimenez, Traore and Neves. Playing for Wolves really elevated their profiles.


18.) 16 Jul 2021 12:51:43
Yes deep throat I agree. I think the clubs got to move the players on that they want to whilst also paying big for the players they need.
If they move on Boly, Podence, Cutrone, Mir, Moutinho.
It would be good to see one or two defenders mentioned above and
Palhinha with Vinicius. And maybe Robinson from fulham. For me that is the club rebalancing the squad.
But will the club spend more? Are any of those Bruno signings?
Not forgetting we are still after the young attackers from Santos and Benfica. All exciting in my opinion. And to think we may have jonny and Neto back by December.


19.) 16 Jul 2021 13:01:59
I also don't think bringing unproven players to the club is the problem. I enjoy watching the young players develop. Especially Jota and Neves even Neto. Its the fact some supporters have tasted success for the first time in years and want more. Which isn't a bad think of course I have that hunger for the club and community. But there is a massive gap between us and the top 6.Whether that is match day revenue, commercial revenue, success, and just having control over big decisions since 1992.
The club needs to gambke on some top players at some point. We have been linked to Ruben Dias, Pepe, Zinchenko, Kessie, Olmo even John stones and not completed the transfers for numerous reasons. That needs to change this summer for us to progress. We need European football each year for the next 4 years and a trophy would be a bonus that is success and increasing the profile of the club.


20.) 16 Jul 2021 13:06:06
good thread guys!


21.) 16 Jul 2021 18:01:44
Interesting to see that there are many comments about acquiring existing Premier league players but surely the last several years show that is just not how Fosun and their advisers work. Unless there is a complete about turn, any and all players brought in will be from further afield and probably a left field at that.


22.) 16 Jul 2021 20:13:50
Your right old wulf
Its just from rumours that they are available.
In reality can't see Brighton selling Dunk and Ben White. Maybe 1.
Laporte, Ake and Sterling were for sale from city earlier in the window not sure after Euros.
West Ham have been after Tarkowski for a while. So it seems he is available at the right fee.
Man utd are after Varane so youd assume Bailly or Lindelof will be available.
Davison Sanchez is available from Spurs. As they failed to do a swap plus money for Sevilla cb Kounde.
Barca have loads of players available as they need to cut the salary budget.
But you are rights there will be loads of players in Spain and Portugal we will be monitoring.


 

 

29 Jun 2021 11:33:42
Seems we have declined the option to sign Vitinha for 18m. Got something right then. I'm sure he may go on and be a great success but has not shown enough to be worth the money here. Good decision.

Ken68

1.) 29 Jun 2021 12:03:40
He's too lightweight for me Ken. I'd offer £5mil if we really want him but £18mil is ludicrous. It's the sort of money they put in loan contracts and hope the loan goes so well that we will pay it rather than return the player. Well, that tactic didn't work this time. Time for us to get lean and mean with transfer fees. We should keep our powder dry until Bruno is here.


2.) 29 Jun 2021 13:01:34
Ken - where are you seeing this. Various web sites are reporting conflicting stories.
Tend to agree with Deep that it is a silly price but there is obviously something there.

We were taking about Dion Sanderson earlier, (we could also include Ryan Giles here), we know he/ they can play adult football - been a success at Champ and Div 1 level - but don't know if he/ they can play Prem level football.
With these young lads RAN, Vitor and Silva they have/ had great records at youth level which Sanderson, (or Giles) doesn't but other than RAN in the latter half of the last season none of them have much if any adult football experience and it cannot be said they have proven that they can play adult football Note Vitor is the same age as Sanderson and Giles.


3.) 29 Jun 2021 13:11:54
sorry was editing and sent by mistake.
Was going to add we could perhaps try to find a rationale price for these transfers.
Sanderson is valued apparently at £2m. So how far from that should these lads be?
Youth football promise against lack of adult football - despite age in Vitor's case.
Also note the lad Liverpool bought the other day for £1.5m from Ghana appears to have more about him than all 3 of the guys we are talking about - sadly we have bought Silva so can't renegotiate that fee.
I would suggest £5m for Vitor, as Deep suggests, is toppy as an up front but I would include "add ons" to protect his selling club - although as they are the same team that gave us Silva they are many many millions up already!
For RAN I would actually go slightly above this level and possibly offer say €10 with add ons again
To put it in context if we buy both for the option prices we have to sell Neves to be square!


4.) 29 Jun 2021 13:38:48
What chance did he have really under Nuno who prefered his mates instead, there is negotiating room for Vinthia and I think we'll come to regret it if we don't sign him.
Same with RAN £20million is a bargain for the potential this lad has.


5.) 29 Jun 2021 15:23:30
future. my views on Sanderson on Banter page. At a sensible price Vitinha is worth a punt, not 18m same RAN. We paid 36m for potential last year! How much potential could we have bought for that I ask?
You pay up to maybe 10m for potential that's when it's worth a risk. We need a solid squad first then you can play silly b's.


6.) 29 Jun 2021 15:42:52
Maybe the difference can be negotiated with future add ons for some of these lads. If the selling club is confident it may be a deal that suits both parties.


7.) 29 Jun 2021 16:15:23
Ken - as usual I agree! Although I hope your 10 is € or even $ not £
Agree Man U, Chelsea etc can pay more but they have both a few hundred million more to play with each year and have already got a solid and deep squad - which we dont!


8.) 29 Jun 2021 21:20:29
future, I meant pence, sorry ha ha! You get the general point though. There are a lot of players available that have got to be worth a punt at the right price. Our only business so far has been done at that. Everything else is click bait!


9.) 30 Jun 2021 21:08:20
Allegedly now Newcastle, who are a Prem team like us, want Sanderson as well?
V odd situation.
If Newcastle think he is good enough are we sure we should be even considering selling him for what in effect is a few weeks wages for Fabio Silva.
It does show though what you should be paying for young prospects and its not £20m let alone £35m.


 

 

08 Jun 2021 10:31:37
Bruno has landed!
Bruno Laga's plane has landed at Halfpenny Green International Airport to be met by Jeff Shi and the massed ranks of fans! Just needs to grab a pen and sign up.

Ken68

1.) 08 Jun 2021 10:35:41
Who was the poster who claimed to be up a tree outside Compton? this reminded me of him/ her for some reason. Really made me chuckle.


2.) 08 Jun 2021 11:28:57
Debbie not me obviously. Me and up a tree is an alien concept. I've never wanted to know anything that badly!


3.) 08 Jun 2021 12:58:50
Certainly not me with my luck i'd fall out of the tree lol.


4.) 08 Jun 2021 14:46:47
You mean Wolverhampton Business airport! LOL Halfpenny green International best laugh today, only live a couple of miles away.


5.) 08 Jun 2021 15:00:10
I remember going to halfpenny green market or was it bobbington market?
as a kid with my mom and aunty.


6.) 08 Jun 2021 15:32:03
Phil you're correct the market was there!
Used to go onto the common where you could park up in the evening with girlfriend's, popular place. Not that I would ever comment on names or the purpose of said visits!
Youth and memories! Great times.


7.) 08 Jun 2021 15:46:14
They stopped it a few years ago Phil, used to have good airshows as well back in the 60's and 70's.


8.) 08 Jun 2021 15:50:23
Should have said its commonly known as Bobbington which is the village nearest to the Bridgnorth road. Halfpenny Green is the area around what was the Royal Oak pub, the other side of the airfield. The market seemed to use both terms Bobbington unofficially and Halfpenny Green officially.


9.) 08 Jun 2021 15:58:32
He came in yesterday to beat the 10 day quarantine. So not today. Several journalists tweeted yesterday around 7pm.

I don't know if it's true but it would make sense given the restrictions that commenced today.


10.) 08 Jun 2021 16:43:10
Nice one ken and Arddunby,
It was the mid 80's when I used to go happy memories of my mom and aunt when growing up.

Perfectlyflawed too.


11.) 08 Jun 2021 16:52:32
I used to go to that market too that was the first time I went on one of those bouncy castle things lol

Trying to imagine Jeff and Bruno having a go.


12.) 08 Jun 2021 18:13:31
I used to go to the air shows to see Red Arrows, Bobbington Common then stop at the Navigation for a drink.


 

 

03 Sep 2020 15:10:41
R. I. P Fred Davies.
Goalkeeper when I first started supporting Wolves. Respect and condolences to his friends and family.

Ken68

{Ed002's Note - Fred Davies was one of teh Wolves players that played for Los Angeles Wolves in the United Soccer Association. When I was a lot younger I did go and see my local side (Golden Gate Gales who were in reality Den Haag) play - this would be 1967.}


1.) 03 Sep 2020 16:28:18
Interesting Ed. That sounds like the tournament Wolves went on to win under the moniker Los Angeles Wolves beating Aberdeen 6 -5 in the final.


2.) 03 Sep 2020 16:42:38
Ed002 yep, one of the many attempts to get soccerball! going in the states.


3.) 03 Sep 2020 17:49:49
If my memory serves me, a young Frank Munro was playing for Aberdeen in that 1967 final - playing midfield / inside forward at that point.


4.) 03 Sep 2020 19:31:56
I think you're correct on that one. What a fine player Frank Munro was! You wouldn't want to argue with him back then. Passed away about 10 years ago I think.


 

 

 

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31 Jul 2021 12:08:20
Well done Rafa Mir, good time to score a hat-trick! Plus give a boost to his transfer fee if he's going to be sold.

Ken68

1.) 31 Jul 2021 16:40:44
Give the kid a chance.


2.) 31 Jul 2021 17:04:45
Quite agree Nigel but he has said that he would prefer to stay in Spain and he only has a year left on his contract. So sign a new one or be sold!


 

 

29 Jul 2021 20:47:47
Phil. On the off chance that you may still be reading stuff on this page I hope thing s will get better for you and yours quickly and you will feel able to join a lot of us on here who care about you and wish you well.

future. I notice that you haven't posted for a while now and you were isolating so I very much hope that you and yours are well and not struggling with the horrible C.V.!

For Wolves three weeks to go until we meet Leicester, the noise from Jeff is deafening in it's intensity! Loads of PR and speculation but very little in the way of increasing our squad. Time to get on with it I suggest!

Ken68

1.) 30 Jul 2021 11:41:14
Ken - v v kind of you to ask. We are all clear of the C.V. and I have even been working - twice this week which I am loving. I take people on walks. Its going really well. Yesterday, my client, a mum with 4 teenage boys bought the drinks at our coffe break and then handed me a wadge of cash (it was embarrassing to count it so didn't) it was obviously more than was agreed and it turned out to be considerably more than double so v v happy! .
I have quite a few walks booked over next couple of months including some corporate bookings where I can charge a lot more. All come via word of mouth and repeat bookers - people come once and then come back with other groups or colleagues or clients - many of the walks are team building exercises/ marketing events that end at the pub!
Stopped posting (and even reading as often) when I saw Phil's note. Realised that although I liked some of the posts - yours always and there was for example also an excellent one a few days ago by Abbey wolf on the need to build our commercial actiivities - I find most of them v depressing and they just make me angry so not good for my mental health.
The thread on Neves - where many of our fans stated that they thought he was rubbish (as of course was Nuno) - added to the posts over the last few months where amongst others Doherty, Saiss, Boly, Podence and of course most regularly Traore were also decribed as rubbish and should be sold for pennies so that we can reinvest pounds in a kid from somewhere exotic who they had probably only heard about before on some computer game did it for me.
I know its all about opinions but I really care if Wolves do well or not and it seems to me that places me at odds with many of our posters.
That or their opinions are wildly different to mine - guess it is the later as many are seemingly blindly loyal to Jeff Shi (NOT WOLVES! ) .
Actually I suppose it is obviously the latter. For example I said last August when it becmae crystal clear, to those able to see, that we had a bad transfer window and Moutinho's legs had gone but virtually everyone else thought we had had an amazing window - many seemingly incredibly still think that we did.
Unless things change dramtically this will be the 4th window where we have had a v modest net spend and consequently the squad is now far far weaker than it was, whilst other teams march forwards and beyond us!
I read regularly that people thought [given injuries and C.V. (? ) ] we were ok last year as we came 13th - but obviously, despite it being regulalrly explained to them, they still don't understand that for a long period of time we were clearly the worst team in the league (5 points from a run of games of over 25% of the entire season! ) and survival was due to a great (pre Jimenez injury) start, Nuno's loyalty ( how he didn't walk when Jeff publicly humilitated him last Jan is a real credit to the man) and Traore's brilliance - yes the same man that although he virtually single handedly saved our Prem place over the last couple of months of the season and is seemingly wanted by most of the major super powers in Europe is rubbish and should be sold for pennies?
I will post again once the season starts but unless we as you say "get on with it" I fear that although the squad (even the pale shadow that it once - just 18 months ago - was) should be far far too good to go down your other comment about it being self inflicted still frightens me and the fact that only you and I and to be fair a few others see that or are willing to acknowledge it frightens and depresses me even more.
Sorry!


2.) 30 Jul 2021 12:26:49
future. Since when do you have to apologise for telling the truth! Agree with you as would probably expect. Very happy that you are ok and your venture is going well, nice to hear positive news! I stop reading if stuff is negative on here now. Having been a fan for many years and having heard it all before I would just like a bit of old fashioned honesty from Mr. Shi. Tell the truth as we actively looking for players to both improve the team and squad if not say so. Silence on the subject doesn't usually prove to be positive. I was talking to a guy I haven't seen since the start of the C.V. who said he's going to try and get us some tickets for the Leicester game. What a wonderful gesture he's about the age of my eldest son and I only know him as he sells the tickets at the station and knows I'm a Wolves fan he is obviously a Leicester fan. What a nice thought as he knows it would be difficult for me anyway but with his help I could do it. Human nature, all is not lost!


3.) 30 Jul 2021 15:57:55
Tfig glad to hear you're all well after your cv problems. It does get depressing and infuriating at times I agree. If we all saw Eye to eye and had the same levels of experiences we wouldn't be on the site. I regard myself as a passionate ardent wolves fan, other younger wolves 'fans ' I know who've followed us and travelled in Europe don't even bother to watch pre season friendlies, they only sing when we're winning and may find other things to do if we start falling off. But that's always been the case with youngsters. We as the elder fans care more about the club and set ups I think, we've been through the highs of 50s/ 60. The almosts and the lows and highs of league Cup success and the very lows. We saw what Sir Jack gave us and the mismanagement but financial security to make fosun see us as a financial prospect. Now we find ourselves in transient times but without a positive lead from our owners. As someone else posted the silence from Jeff shi is deafening. Is it because they have a big surprise for us? Is it because they don't know where they're going? The ground extension can be explained with costs cv etc, but we need to know the commitment to the main aspect of the club to which we subscribe, the team and aspirations.
We watch for the enjoyment of the game and victory. Some see the running of neto the passing of neves, they're thrilled with the running of traore. But one small slip and they're useless. The GK gets slated for letting one in at the near post but not applauded for the blocked shot with his leg. Its subjective to the viewer, subjective to the occasion. As such please don't despair with this site. Losing phil was a sadness for he no matter what was wolves through and through and his, yours and everyone's else's posts unite us as fans, educate amuse and rile us. Stick with the pack tfig. This season to be will be memorable (for what ever reason) and opinions, yours are very much valued, will help make it so. Onwards and upwards. COYW.


4.) 30 Jul 2021 19:04:01
Abbey. Good post I enjoyed the read, not many that enjoy reading these days, even less that I want to respond to. I particularly like the one mistake and they are useless, quite agree. I have no idea what some people want tbh. We have international players who become hopeless with minor errors. I wonder how these people deal with everyday occurrences? How if they have children do they cope with a parent who is so perfect that minor mistakes must be met with the wrath of god! Anyway on the main subject of soccer. After 54 years as a fan of Wolves (before that I lived in other parts of the country and supported the local team, normal then) I think I've seen enough ups and downs to know which I prefer! Now I just feel endless frustration because it is still so close to being very very good that the thought of it being ruined by recent inept decisions or lack of them simply does my head in. End of sermon, sorry if I've gone on a bit!


5.) 30 Jul 2021 20:10:32
I think we're all getting abit frustrated by the silence and not knowing what to expect in the next 2 weeks and indeed the season ahead. Whoever stays, whoever arrives we need to find that confidence and family pack togetherness. Bruno maybe technically minded but bonding maybe outside of him. It's at the mo.


 

 

10 Jul 2021 21:09:34
Been doing my final preparation and limbering up before the big game tomorrow. (Pint of McEwan's Champion obviously! ) Not to much movement, need to save it all for 8pm tomorrow! So looking forward to it. With all the press and social media coverage it feels more exciting than the World Cup in 66. Maybe its my memory playing tricks. I remember that obviously but media hype is so much more these days.
I will be watching on my own as I have the whole way through can't change now, too superstitious for that can't spoil it! Just hoping for a good performance win or lose they have been very good, its great to see most people so excited after the last year or so. Good luck England, bring it home if you can!

Ken68

1.) 10 Jul 2021 21:38:06
Enjoy the build up the match and the day tomorrow mate.
Fingers crossed we will see history in the making.
I think the crowd will lift us to victory.
Come on England.


2.) 10 Jul 2021 22:15:02
Will be cheering them on Ken but IMO opinion `66 was more exciting and challenging. It was the WORLD cup, Brazil etc. Was in the RAF at the time and believe me the NAAFI TV room was manic!
Unlike my lounge where the good wife has no interest in football.


3.) 10 Jul 2021 23:20:22
Cheers Phil enjoy the match with your brother!
Wombourn I watched 66 with my Dad. The build up was good and the celebrations afterwards. More hype now though. My wife isn't interested both our sons are in London so very much on my own for it.
I'll enjoy it anyway.


4.) 10 Jul 2021 23:22:03
The Italians are pumped up for Sunday night.
It's on the TV here every other minute and the sports pages are already priming the ref and UEFA to watch for England players diving.
Italians asking for another team to be watched for diving. The irony!
Yes the moniker tells you I live out here, I have their blood via my mother BUT I am 100% a Wulfrunian by birth and upbringing and my heart beats England.
Tomorrow will be tough for both sides, my heart screams England but a nagging voice in my head says them, which will be intolerable come Monday.
Come on England.


5.) 11 Jul 2021 05:35:20
Ken68 believe me whilst I empathise with you watching the match on your own you should recognise how lucky you are, my missus ( who will be watching because "one of so and so's friends is Italian at yoga") will be sat with me commenting on " how pretty" the girls hair in the crowd is, and "what a nice boy Rashford is, why didn't they let him play after what he's done" etc. And to add the biggest insult she hopes Italy wins because they make the best Coffee. 55 years of pain is nothing to what I've got to endure tonight. Whatever, I hope we all enjoy it in our own ways and win the b****y thing if only to stop having to hear skinner all over the place. Come on England, 'this time, more than any other time, this time.


6.) 11 Jul 2021 11:34:34
Italia it would be great if the final is not decided by a controversial officiating decision today. Two fine sides should be separated by a piece of brilliance and hopefully one generated by an English man.
However the inconsistencies in officiating only appear to have been muddied by VAR and it’s inconsistent application. Compare the tackle on Sterling on Wednesday with the United penalty in our last game of the season. If the referee was asked to look at the monitor in the United match to check the decision why wasn’t the referee asked to check the Sterling tackle? Add to the mix a clear hand ball decision at Everton where 2 hands (both in unnatural positions) were used to usher the ball out of danger.
I can get on board where VAR intervenes on a clear error but the decision depends on which clown is on VAR duty in any particular match. It is time to mic up refs and the VAR controller so they can properly be held to account.


7.) 11 Jul 2021 12:24:39
Abbey you made me chuckle with that! My wife wouldn't do that, well not any more she used to comment! She loves Tennis I am not bothered, we have a deal I don't comment about female tennis players with nice boobs/ bum etc she leaves me alone with football! I miss having our boys to watch with though, both in London that's my one regret! I watched the Scotland game with my wife in the room, clearly an error on my part. No chances tonight on my own for sure with my McEwans Champion!


8.) 11 Jul 2021 13:12:44
Lets just hope for a good game and a result one way or another as speaking personally seeing penalties doesn't do anything for me. These young kids have had a great tournament and have gone 3 rounds further than a fair few (me included) thought they would. Should we lose let's hope the daily rags don't start looking for villains and scapegoats.


9.) 11 Jul 2021 16:13:29
Sorry to labour the point on VAR but the solution to me seems very simple. Where an onfield decision is being challenged either eminating from the VAR team or the referee asking for a check there should be a time limit (maybe 1 minute) to decide to overturn an onfield decision.
This is entirely sufficient to gauge whether a clear error has occurred and facilitates the flow of the game.
Forget the need for any further review at the side of the pitch. If they then get something wrong at least it wasn’t clear and obvious.


 

 

05 Jul 2021 10:18:57
I think I'm correct but not certain. I reckon that every time England have played in a major tournament with a Wolves player in the squad and not played him they've won it!

Ken68

1.) 05 Jul 2021 10:58:31
Hi Ken I looked it up Ron Flowers so you're correct.
I like it wolves here there everywhere.


2.) 05 Jul 2021 11:48:32
Didn't Steve Bull play in the England 1990 World Cup squad? We didn't win it because he wasn't in the actual team that went out? It was quite a coup for a second division CF to play for England. Wouldn't happen now.


3.) 05 Jul 2021 11:59:38
DEEP if my memory serves me right isn't bull (LEGEND) still the first division 2 player to get 1 appearance and score.


4.) 05 Jul 2021 12:15:40
Deep. If he hadn't played and just been in the squad we'd have won it. Trust me!


5.) 05 Jul 2021 13:22:18
Technically when Bully made his debut and scored against the Scots, he was still an old third division player.

If memory serves me right in Italia 90, he started against Egypt and came off the bench against Belgium.


6.) 05 Jul 2021 13:47:25
I remember Bully scored in the warm up game at italia 90 sure it was against Albania.
Also the TV world Cup intro bully was on that Pavarotti the tennar.


7.) 05 Jul 2021 13:53:45
Also came on against Holland, scored against Tunisia ( not Albania) FWAW.


8.) 05 Jul 2021 14:15:34
Nice 1 Preston👍
FWAW.


9.) 05 Jul 2021 14:03:22
92nd minute against Tunisia to rescue a 1-1 draw.


10.) 05 Jul 2021 14:13:51
I'm sure Bully was first to jump on Platt when he scored against Belgium.


11.) 05 Jul 2021 17:55:18
Steve Bull scored 250 goals in 474 matches for Wolves. Phenomenal. Despite not being a top flight player he was selected 13 times for the full England team and scored 4 goals. If he had been selected for more England games, who knows how much better England would have done! What a record. It's very rare for any lower league player to be selected for England, let alone a centre forward. At 5'9" he was small for a CF but by god he made up for it with his feet.


12.) 05 Jul 2021 18:27:41
Bully got 306 goals for Wolves in 561 matches for Wolves.


13.) 05 Jul 2021 18:45:03
Bully 306 goals in 541 apps for wolves.
Scored plenty goals with his head left right foot all round goal scoring machine.
My hero.


14.) 05 Jul 2021 19:07:12
Andy mutch (289 goals) and bully (306 goals) including 18 hatricks those 2 were deadly.


15.) 05 Jul 2021 19:14:44
Oops 561 apps my memory was wrong.


16.) 05 Jul 2021 19:34:29
Giants, you've mis read Wiki. Mutch scored 98 goals in 289 appearances.


17.) 05 Jul 2021 20:39:55
JAS damn I did think that was a little high if I'm honest but hey what the heck is 191 goals more LMFAO yeah I think I should of gone to SPECSAVERS rather than these cheap ass pair.


18.) 06 Jul 2021 11:29:35
Just add most of Steve Bulls goals weren't tap ins and the penalties that many of the top strikers (Shearer, Rooney and Lineker to name a few) used to boost their count.


19.) 06 Jul 2021 12:24:31
I can only remember Bully taking 1 penalty for us and it being saved against Sheff Wed in the FA Cup.


20.) 06 Jul 2021 15:01:43
Thats right Statto I was on the South bank, I think it was the day the closed North Bank got broken into and the police escorted about 1000 out at half time, 1990 or 91. Andy Thompson rarely missed from the spot in those days, to be fair.
For fans who complain I never thought in those days we would ever get near to where we are now!


21.) 06 Jul 2021 16:31:52
Again if memory serves me right we lost to a rare goal from Peter Shirtiff not long before he made the move to the Mol.


22.) 06 Jul 2021 17:13:52
I can't remember the goalscorer, you're most likely correct.


 

 

01 Jul 2021 20:29:43
I really hope Sanderson signs a new contract and goes on loan to a top half championship side next year. I watched him playing at Sunderland a few times last season and whilst I know it was league 1 he looked well above that standard.

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25 Jul 2021 13:21:12
More chance of getting Nefertiti.
Sorry but all this endless click bait stuff is getting a bit tedious now. Very rare any of it happens!

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22 Jul 2021 18:47:00
If Mr. Cutrone was as good as he thinks he is none of us would be having this conversation on this thread!

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16 Jul 2021 18:06:32
future I must admit I don't wish myself on my two! I saw my parents deal with parents and my brother and I with my Mum. Though I our case it was mainly my brother as he has been a Bachelor all his life. He owns and lives on a narrowboat now. Whilst I love visiting him I couldn't live on one. Not in winter anyway, not sure he will in a few years!

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16 Jul 2021 14:16:19
future you are quite right. London needs young people! Those in power do little to help, part of the problem I think. Don't see any party offering any help. My eldest, the place they have is nothing special and they pay around 1700. You could get a palace for that anywhere else! Salaries don't really reflect housing costs tbh. They get paid a bit more but nowhere near enough. All they do is get by. Sad really.

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16 Jul 2021 10:17:37
future. I apologise for forgetting RAN, pretty careless mislaying a wing backisnt it! Slapped wrist for that guys. But I guess the general direction of the conversation is still that we appear to be suffering from short arms and deep pockets so far. Though if fit we can put a decent first team out there. Let's hope no one gets injured!

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01 Aug 2021 11:26:59
If what I said was moaning or whinging in simply asking for Jeff to clarify our transfer intentions then for that I apologise! I'll just go and sit in a darkened room until the football starts or maybe the end of the window. We can't all have the same opinion.

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31 Jul 2021 20:22:57
BB I agree with most of what you are saying just we disagree on how it should be dealt with that's all.
I'm not asking for players that we can't afford that would be stupid but all was requesting was a bit of clarity. Bruno wants two players in each position actually that's pretty much what I would like! I just don't want half of them to come from lower age squads unless they are ready to benefit from the experience. Is that a big ask?

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31 Jul 2021 19:20:30
BullysBoy. I have been very positive about both the club and our new manager most of the time. Podence or Olmo comes down to opinion. When he first arrived I thought he was very good and sadly last season he was injured most of it. Semedo has taken a while to settle but I expect a lot from him this season, hand me out to dry at the end of it if you like!
Last Summer's transfer window was poori think most of us would agree to that and the lack of a larger squad hammered us during the season due to injuries. My feeling's are as I said when Bruno was appointed I thought it was very low key and unusual. I don't feel that we have a terrible side and we will not be in danger of relegation but after so many years of woe is it wrong to want the good ones to continue? Is it wrong to expect a hands on guy like Shi to come out and say we are actively looking to improve our squad. That's all I've been saying. Is that so wrong. I don't see that as moaning!

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31 Jul 2021 18:03:12
Jas I would agree with your comments if I genuinely thought we had a Manager who was deciding who we buy, sadly I don't believe we do!

Abbey, Jeff has a clue, maybe!

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31 Jul 2021 17:04:45
Quite agree Nigel but he has said that he would prefer to stay in Spain and he only has a year left on his contract. So sign a new one or be sold!

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