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30 Jun 2021 15:04:30
Nuno for Tottingham seemingly. First home game, too. Interesting, very interesting.

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1.) 30 Jun 2021 21:09:46
If rumours are to be believed, Coady is on Nuno’s wish list. He must be priced high if approached by Tottenham. I mean really high!


2.) 30 Jun 2021 21:44:39
Over the coming days and weeks the rumours will be:

Kane to be sold by Spurs and the money used to buy Neves, Coady and Traore from Wolves.


3.) 01 Jul 2021 07:10:51
Personally I think he will go in for neves and Neto when fit, can’t see him going for coady, and if he did wolves would want big money for him, would spurs pay that, interesting days ahead.


4.) 01 Jul 2021 09:00:42
Only rumours, but do we try for, Costa, boateng, paulinho, at 32yrsvold?


5.) 01 Jul 2021 09:57:54
If they're will to accept vastly reduced wages then yes but somehow I can't see Boateng or Costa accepting less than £100k a week and that's if they take a pay cut.


6.) 01 Jul 2021 09:59:28
Im sure the rumours will be rife regarding Wolves players going to Spurs but it would be v odd to think Wolves will sell players to Spurs just because our ex manager is there. Its not like Spurs are known to be a club that hugely overpays for its players.
Also although they are nominally one of the big 6 if they sell Kane the rest of the squad is fairly ordinary and thin - note Bale and Vinicius are gone. To me it looks like they will need to buy a new CF and at least one CB before they should be looking at Coady, Neves or Traore.


7.) 01 Jul 2021 10:35:56
Could be some swapsies on the cards?


8.) 01 Jul 2021 12:25:39
Can't see Neto playing for Nuno if gossip is true that he had a bust up with Nuno for playing him whilst injured.


9.) 01 Jul 2021 12:56:06
Sevlow - suspect most of their players will be on wages that are, in Wolves terms at least, far too high for their ability.
Even then apart from Son and Kane who are of course are top class, I'm not that certain they have much we would want. Lloris is in the Patricio stage of his career and at CB they probably are weaker than us with only Alderweild (sp? ) being top class. I'd think Semedo and Otto are just as good as any of their, admittedly competent, 4 WBs. Neves would be the best CM in either squad and obviously you wouldn't swap anyone they have apart from Son/ Kane for Neto or Traore.
This is why until last seaon's debacle we were a peer of Spurs and in my view ahead of Arsenal.
We are a good team we just had a v bad year!
Get it right this summer and get the injured players back and we will be fine. We have given away a lot of ground so it won't be easy but despite a lot of doom and gloom we can return to the upward trajectory if we don't repeat the errors of last summer.


10.) 01 Jul 2021 13:08:37
Very good analysis TFSG. So interesting to see how matters unfold.


11.) 01 Jul 2021 14:11:31
My double swap would be Sissoko and Son for Neves and Podence.


12.) 01 Jul 2021 16:01:10
Sevlow - that is a smart and interesting move.
Son > Podence but Neves > Sissoko.
Frankly i'd give a quite bit of cash as well as Son>>> Podence (I like Podence but Son is v v good) and whilst Neves may be >> Sissoko goalscoring players are far more important than CMs particularly DCM.
If, as we are told, Nuno is besotted with Semedo then I'd be willing to chuck him in either instead of Podence or as well with a RB Aurier coming back. If we were playing WBs not FBs I'd take Doherty but I gather Lage plays 4 at the back.


13.) 01 Jul 2021 17:25:25
When the dirt comes out from the molineux you won't think so highly of nuno. Me I hope he's sacked by xmas.


14.) 02 Jul 2021 12:47:01
All our decent players will end up at spurs. Fosun have no money so it's one way from here down.


15.) 04 Jul 2021 17:30:46
Sevlow - MSN are pickng up on your story of Sissoko to Wolves! Either you are a real genius, "in the know" or they really have nothing else to write.
Interesting though - a player who for me flattered for France but has not pulled up trees at Spurs but has def got legs and is big and strong.
Not quite as good as Dendonker but in similar mould?


 

 

03 Oct 2020 15:09:59
New 4 year deal for Jiminez.

Old Wulf

1.) 03 Oct 2020 15:17:58
This is best news of the window next to Nuno. I said he was priceless for us.

Mean I wouldn't sell him for 100 mil.


2.) 03 Oct 2020 15:22:53
😀 another top signing.


3.) 03 Oct 2020 15:36:40
Good news!


4.) 03 Oct 2020 15:44:06
Fantastic news. :)


5.) 03 Oct 2020 16:04:19
Great new and shows commitment to wolves when he could of easily have joined a club who are in the champions league he must be confident of success with wolves this along with Nuno is the best buisness we have done this season fantastic news RAÙL is a true WOLF🐺🧡🖤🇲🇽🇲🇽.


6.) 03 Oct 2020 16:24:03
Very interesting news that Raúl has signed a new 4 year deal given he could literally have gone to any club he desired in this window. The thing I would take out of it is that Fosun have clearly given Jiménez assurance about what they intend doing in the next couple of years I think maybe failing UEFA ffp rules has hampered us this window but on paper we have plenty of young talent for nuno to nurture. The progress over the last 3 years has been staggering and maybe this season will be a consolidating one and we push on next season. don't think there’s any doubting Fosuns commitment and ambition for our club remains as strong as ever onwards and upwards.


7.) 03 Oct 2020 16:45:07
How long did Diogo have left on his contract when he went . The only thing contracts mean is that we get a bigger price if we sell.


8.) 03 Oct 2020 17:03:15
Si senor!


9.) 03 Oct 2020 17:06:28
So he's down the road then!


10.) 03 Oct 2020 17:55:20
Good news let's see if jimenez earns his money with some goals or assists tomorrow.
FWAW.


11.) 03 Oct 2020 18:36:14
He's always earned his money up until now.


12.) 03 Oct 2020 18:45:12
This is good news, it's a shame some can't see that. Perhaps they would be happier if he didn't sign?


13.) 03 Oct 2020 19:45:45
Wimbornewolf, don't worry there's always someone handy with a bucket of water!


 

 

06 Jul 2017 14:12:41
Danilo Barbosa from Braga might have some credence. Mendes client of course and defensive midfielder.

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1.) 06 Jul 2017 14:28:12
Neves will be our defensive midfielder old wulf unless they want him a back up.


2.) 06 Jul 2017 14:37:54
Oh, man, could you imagine Neves and Danilo Barbosa together in the middle? It would be like poetry in motion.


3.) 06 Jul 2017 15:41:31
I thought Neves was an attacking creative midfielder.


4.) 06 Jul 2017 15:59:04
Neves is a holding midfielder like Michael Carrick.


5.) 06 Jul 2017 16:15:41
He is a defensive midfielder neves and boly should b signing Morro.


6.) 06 Jul 2017 16:20:24
No victory definitely defensive.


7.) 06 Jul 2017 16:34:56
Hear what you say darkness but none of the existing lot are good enough and we'll need more than one with 46 games, two cups, injuries, suspensions, loss of form etc. Just look how we are going overboard with the defence. Two strikers also required.


8.) 06 Jul 2017 18:31:06
Don't forget our youngsters guys!


9.) 06 Jul 2017 23:15:00
I agree old wulf as the quality of any squad is its strength in depth mate.


 

 

 

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19 Aug 2021 16:28:45
So Rafa Mir is off to Sevilla. That back up for Raul can't be far away but just who is it? Hopefully not Fabio.

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1.) 19 Aug 2021 21:42:54
Have to agree Old.
Posted last season the old saying "you can`t make a silk purse out of a sows ear".
Would love him to prove me wrong.


2.) 19 Aug 2021 21:46:44
Otasowie off for £3.5m as well, it does start to beg the question as to what is the point in investing in a youth system if the players only get a chance once they've left! Really gutted about Otasowie, Mir never wanted to come but Owen really did want to succeed! I will guarantee Brugge end up selling him within the next five years for at least ten times the price we are letting him go for! 😭.


3.) 20 Aug 2021 11:44:52
Yes, but the thing is bully he wants to go, doesn't look like he is anywhere near a first team player and we are making a sizeable profit, as we are with Mir, who also doesn't want to be at the wolves.
Let's get rid of a few more of the one's who ain't going to be near the first team and use the money to strengthen.


4.) 20 Aug 2021 11:46:36
Maybe we have a percentage agreed of any sell-on, Bully?


5.) 20 Aug 2021 11:49:25
Was gutted when Otasowie came on as sub against Brighton away and headed the ball way over the bar when he could have scored the winner. Ota snow on the ball.


6.) 20 Aug 2021 13:15:19
BullysBoy. Sad to see Owen Otasowie go. I always thought the lad had a great future in front of him hopefully with us! Shame he has gone. Potentially the driving midfielder we desperately need, now not to be. Wish him every success with FC Club Brugge.


7.) 20 Aug 2021 15:23:54
Good responses gents 👍 I agree Deep I would VERY much hope there is a sell on involved! And I know what you mean Big (that he wants to go) but the club have a years extension built into his contract. I would have liked to see them trigger it and give him a chance. he's only going cause he was sick of waiting, trigger the extension and give him game time. Or even trigger the extension and loan him to Brugge without a fee agreed in the hope he doubles his value in a season (which at his age is likely) I appreciate I haven't seen him train and Bruno has so maybe there's more to it than I know. Just feels like a very average fee for a player who really could be good. Good luck to him but I do hope I'm wrong and the club are right, wouldn't be the first time! 😏
I just really thought he was exactly the kind of player Lage was recruited to get the best from?! Like you say I suppose it all comes down to what the player wants these days, sadly 😭.


8.) 20 Aug 2021 15:41:37
The player's hold all the ace's these days, they only have to down tools so to speak to force a move through.
Some players have sharper tools than others so to speak 😉 but if they want to go in my opinion let them go and move forward.
Otasowie may turn out to be a world class midfielder, but I'd say from what I've seen so far he's more likely to be a run of the mill midfielder.
I'm sure Jeff has included a sell on fee just in case.


9.) 20 Aug 2021 17:35:58
From reports it looks like we have gone back to the table and accepted the deal offered so I would be surprised if a sell-on clause was included unless the buyer used that as an initial gambit to extract a small price in the first place. I’m with you Bully’s on this one, absolutely gutted that a lad with his potential hasn’t had the chance to be developed by Lage’s team.


10.) 20 Aug 2021 19:12:15
Just to throw my pence in on this I am also very disappointed Owen has gone and it would be interesting to know what we offered him relative to what he is now getting in Belgium.
Surely Brugge can't be offering ludicrously high wages and if it was just playing time couldn't we have simply offered him an appropriate loan - like Sanderson?
He was not that far off being ready - he wasn't ready last year but nor were several of the kids thrown in at the deep end due to our failure in the transfer market and the injuries we suffered - and had the potential and physical powers to be the Vierra style of dominating midfield player we desperately need!
How hard did we try to keep him and why was he so determined to leave?
Was he comparing himself to Fabio and asking why he wasn't being offered a similar wage given he was similarly almost ready for first team football?
Heaven help us if that is the case as what do you have to offer exceptional footballers like Traore if they want to benchmark their salary to Fabio's wage packet!


11.) 21 Aug 2021 11:15:52
TFIOG, you may have got to the root of all evil (though I hope not) . But the plausibility of your points can’t be knocked back by any evidence to date. Prior to last season, team unity and clear harmony in the camp took us a long way in games and over runs of game when we weren’t playing particularly well. Possibly without Traore last season could have been much worse. If the tight salary structure has been busted with the signing of Fabio causing disharmony and leading to the loss of Nuno then that’s not only negligent but a huge dent (at the very least) on the 10 year plan. A poor start to this season, new management team, system changes, new personnel and a loss of togetherness and team unity and team spirit could lead to disaster.
I wish we weren’t playing Spurs tomorrow and I really fear for us in this game if we play a high line and go gung ho.
Time to keep it tight and take our chances but this game worries me as reunions rarely work out well for Wolves.


12.) 21 Aug 2021 12:01:30
To be fair NES it wasn't just the purchase of Fabio that was wrong last summer. We sold Doherty far too cheaply, over paid for Semedo and Hoever and wasted wages and a loan fee on Vitor all the while whilst not buying anyone to fill positions that we desperately needed filling - RCB, AM and adult back up CF.
Net net we wasted perhaps as much as £70m by poor dealings in the transfer market, blew our wage structure to pieces (increasing it hugely along the way), while as you say both potentially damaging dressing room morale and team spirit and most certainly weakening the team and squad.
However any criticism of the man resposible for this Jeff Shi - not Nuno has he very publicly and clearly asked the club to go another way! - is mwet with hostility and personal criticism on this forum.
I don't get it you would think fans would be v unhappy at the wasted opportunity. From challenging for Europe maybe even Champions league we are now just 12 months later holding our breath that we don't get dragged into a relegation battle this season. However for a significant proportion of the posters on this site nothing went wrong and nothing ever does!


13.) 21 Aug 2021 16:34:47
future. Nice to read your comments as usual for which I agree. I expect this will light the blue touch paper! Truth hurts as they say!
I'm going to stay quiet until the end of the transfer window in the hope that Mr. Shi can do something about the situation. It's time to sort a few things out.
Hope things are going well with you. Take care.


14.) 21 Aug 2021 18:35:20
I've said it before but peeps REALLY need to try and understan/ re-think how modern day clubs work! Jeff Shi is not doing anything regarding transfers other than signing them off! You can try and blame the guy for many things but transfers would (as proven before) been signed off by one man and that was Nuno! Jeff Shi had not worked with Fabio Silva or Vito before, Jeff Shi did NOT make Semedo our primary target (thus resulting in the fire sale of Doherty to an old friend Jose)! I loved Nuno and hand on heart I wish he hadn't left, however I can't get on board with this re-writting of what happened where suddenly Shi is running the transfers and the squad with Nuno just a bystander?! C'mon gents your all sharper than that! And of course Nuno wanted more money, which manager doesn't exactly?! Let's see how he gets on a Spurs, I reckon he got more than he bargained for because he has a few top players wanting to leave and a chairman renowned for pinching the pennies (I say that with respect as I'm one of the few that thinks Levy runs a tight ship) . Time will tell how things go but let's try not to make out that Nuno left because of Fosun, he left because he had 'come to the end of the cycle' (his words) . Did Fosun make him apply for the Arsenal job as well then?! After which he signed a three year contract I might add!
Now we move on, let's see what tomorrow brings. I have to be honest at this stage I'm just not sure what to expect from either team/ manager. Bring it on 🐺.


15.) 21 Aug 2021 19:17:47
With all due respect Bully’s none of us are experts on the way Fosun run their business or have any insight into the commercial relationship with Gestifute (apologies if you are an officer or employee of one of these entities) . I can imagine from what I’ve read that Jeff Shi has a close working relationship with Mendes (the evidence from our transfer dealings suggests little else) . That relationship wouldn’t be at the Manager / Coach level (in spite of other business relationships between Nuno and Mendes) .
The players that have come into Spurs in recent weeks and who are rumoured to be coming in are not all Mendes clients. Why should we blame Nuno for the very poor transfer dealings of the last 3 transfer windows, he’ll have given a list to the boss as he’ll give a list to the new boss.
And if his new boss (after doing his proper due diligence) decides not to put all his eggs in the Mendes basket then fair play to him!


16.) 21 Aug 2021 21:28:51
With all due respect NES as I've said MANY times before read the Athletic article! Part of the reason Nuno fell out of favour with Fosun is because they didn't agree with HIS preference for Mendes clients! Remind me NES who was Mendes first ever client was it Jeff Shi, no it was in fact Nuno! If you really think that a manager of Nunos calibre would have come to Wolves without having a large say on transfer policy well I find that very hard to believe! Nuno wanted more money, of course he did but I'm afraid that does not mean that he spent what he had especially wisely last season. Like I said read the article, it was written by people with FAR more knowledge of the inner workings of our club than any of us 👍.


17.) 22 Aug 2021 11:20:56
I don’t see too much coming out from Spiers to suggest he’s particularly in the know at Molineux but maybe he is being used to put one-way spin on certain topics. Apparently our former potential star Otasowie is lazy, doesn’t want to train, turns up late and won’t talk to his colleagues.

There may or may not be anything in these Athletic articles and I know that some posters hold these up as gospel but I’ll keep a balanced view and we all know there are always two sides to a story.

I love the club but continue to be troubled by all these roles that Jeff Shi has taken on and whether at THIS stage the club / company is getting best value from the commercial relationship with Mendes / Gestifute. Time will tell and I’ll be delighted if and when my worries recede.


18.) 22 Aug 2021 16:16:17
But hang on the other side of this supposedly 'balanced' view is to just assume that our chairman is finding and deciding transfer targets despite the fact virtually no chairman actually do that?! A view isn't balanced if the driving force behind it is to shift all blame on to Jeff Shi and absolve Nuno of any, how's that balance exactly?


19.) 22 Aug 2021 17:57:09
That’s putting a spin on my point that is totally unjustified and I’m sure that Jeff and Nuno would take collective responsibility as they both have had a say. My opinion (and I’ve not worked with the board of a premiership club) is that Nuno will have provided a list and the club will also be receiving information on players being pushed by agents (some on transfer lists and some not) .
At the end of the day the buck for multi-million pound deals will (as it always does) rest with the boss. He’ll have his transfer project teams, his legal resources drawing up contracts and he’ll have his financial guys looking at the potential payback on each investment and the financial implications of making each signing (on the annual company budget / transfer budget / wages budget/ re-forecasts / 5-year plan) . Recommendations will be made and the deal signed off, delayed or stopped altogether.
So I don’t blame one person totally but I know where responsibility and accountability starts and ends.


 

 

25 Jul 2017 15:02:57
That midfield looks dodgy 1877.
Saiss nowhere near good enough and Marshall still has lots to prove.

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12 Jul 2017 18:51:40
Just beat Werder Bremen 1-0 with a Dicko goal. Good start but strikers definitely needed.

Old Wulf

1.) 12 Jul 2017 19:13:37
Agreed, did you see the size of Boly? very commanding at the back but sorry to say Batth not in the same class as the new defenders. Exciting times ahead for the Wolves fans.


2.) 12 Jul 2017 21:48:53
Good finish by Dicko, hopefully will give him confidence going into the season.

Not sure what anyone else thought who saw the game, but I thought Doherty and Douglas were effective, Price was tidy and Ronan was impressive on the ball. Boly looks commanding and hopefully could pop up with some goals if Douglas keeps taking corners!


3.) 13 Jul 2017 14:06:39
Be careful stattowolf I agree totally with you some people on here will disagree like always but real fans watch the game and tell it how it is I've always said Doherty is a player we need to keep and play in right position seems some fans just look at last season and say player was rubbish but how many players last season were played in there positions? 1 friendly doesn't mean success but we sure going to do pre season differently this year and with the right management in place.


 

 

08 Jul 2017 23:02:46
Latest odds:
Afobe 5/4 but 4/6 to stay with Bournemouth.
Aboubakar 6/4 but 4/7 to stay with Porto.
You pays your money and makes your choice!

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1.) 09 Jul 2017 08:29:36
When is tour party being named? let's talk about absentees from the party.


 

 

01 Jul 2017 17:49:06
Barry Douglas it is then at left back.

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03 Sep 2021 13:04:54
Is that another new store Billy or the one that opened 2 years ago?

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03 Sep 2021 13:02:49
Can't comment on Goncalves, Tubigon, but isn't Marques only 18? Also, he's behind many others for a central defender berth so surely it makes sense to loan him out to gain first team experience. MGW is a stranger one. Few would think him good enough to be a starter but it would only take a couple of injuries or suspensions to push him right up the pecking order. A chance has therefore been taken in letting him go although he clearly needs game time to develop.

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02 Sep 2021 19:36:59
Nicely explained, Nigel. This is nothing to do with injury folks but due to Wolves preventing Raul flying to a red list country and it seems that the Mexicans have taken umbrage and complained to FIFA. If he'd been allowed to travel then on return isolation requirements would mean him missing two games. You just can't win!

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02 Sep 2021 10:15:27
Since you have an ear to the inner sanctum at Lazio, Wolfflea, do they rate Luca Romero higher than Marco Bertini? Just wondering which one to go for in January. Maybe both.

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01 Sep 2021 16:53:02
Don't think Lage had anything to do with it, Mike, as he was previously quoted as saying that he needed three or four quality additions. The Kiefer Moore enquiry smacked of the not so good Ray Hankin acquisition all those years ago.

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24 Oct 2021 17:33:04
Basically, Jas, he's a full back who knows how to defend (we may need him as a centre half come January with the impending loss of Saiss and Boly) something which yesterday's full backs sometimes have difficulty in doing.

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23 Oct 2021 21:07:22
Bookies saw you coming, Rated.

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02 Oct 2021 21:09:42
Surely it's obvious to all and sundry that Bruno has ditched his high pressing game which brought us all of zero points? His style has morphed into pseudo Nuno and we have become less pretty to watch but much more effective in points accumulation. At the end of the day, it's a results not style business.

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28 Sep 2021 19:32:38
The quality of the league has to be taken into consideration though, Phil.

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11 Oct 2019 11:43:20
Skools ain't what they yoused two be.

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