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19 Sep 2021 23:12:26
Can't help wondering who'll be gone first. Bruno or Nuno.

Sharesum

1.) 20 Sep 2021 14:01:34
Funnily enough Sharesum I was thinking exactly that myself.


2.) 22 Sep 2021 13:33:31
I think lose tonight and Sunday the clock will start ticking.
I don't blame Bruno it's the players I blame.


3.) 23 Sep 2021 05:50:03
I just can't see what Bruno brings to molineux. Fosun want cheap and this is what they get. The injuries we are getting, will soon start to show. By January we could quite possibly be looking at the championship next season. They brought this manager in and failed to back him, so I ask the question, is he just a stop gap. We are the new Sheffield United of this season.


4.) 24 Sep 2021 13:32:57
Careful demon, criticism is frowned upon by quite a few who refuse to see the Club isn’t just standing still it’s going backwards at an alarming rate. Baring in mind there were hardly any additions in the summer, this group of players have now won only four PremierLeague matches from the last eighteen played and two of those were against teams that went on to be relegated, saw their Head Coach give up on them and leave (by mutual consent) and start every game like they’ve never seen each other. Even the most die - hard fans must be starting to get just a little concerned. Last time we were relegated we won our first two games and drawed the third (just saying)


5.) 24 Sep 2021 14:36:41
I have a bad feeling that the dressing room isn't united behind Bruno we have seen this before years ago and we were relegated twice obviously I don't actually know but if someone has to go then I hope it happens now not in March when we are fighting for survival.


6.) 24 Sep 2021 14:49:03
There's critism and constant silly posts Oxley.
Demon has posted imo a very good point and structural critism no one has any issues at all with posts like that.


7.) 25 Sep 2021 15:49:11
I blame Bruno for sticking with Raul "I no longer can hit the target" Jimenez and Adama "all show" Traore when Podence, Hwang and Fabio have all done more than them in one cup game.

Sorry but Traore is a waste of space. He is like Zaha. Looks good at a club like ours but put him at Chelsea and he'd be forever shown at news years on "prem leagues top xx flops" videos on YouTube and Five.

Raul has lost it. We can't keep giving him time. Put him in u23s and if he still can't score ship him to Mexico. I'm not sure why Mexico want him for internationals. They not seen our games? Guy is a liability.

Hwang and Podence look streets ahead of Raul and Adama.

Time to get rid of Saiss, Adama, Raul and Marcal and get in better players. Dendonker is only on reprieve cause he managed to finally do something against spuds.

As for who will go first. Nuno. How many managers have spuds had since Rednap. Sorry but he will be gone by Xmas. The only way Lage is gone is if we are bottom 3 at Xmas.


8.) 26 Sep 2021 18:31:11
Raul has lost it has he?! What a load of tripe! If you'd had your way Raul 'the liability' would have been playing in the u23 today's, great way to treat a hero of the club! You sure your an actual Wolves fan Flawed?! Shocking ?.


9.) 27 Sep 2021 15:09:51
PF 0 Raul 1
If there is any criticism of the team, don't blame Santo or Lage.
It was the severely bad decision-making of Shi and Sellars in last summer's transfer window, left the Club with a poor squad incapable of scoring all last year (only 37 league goals) . Nuno did well to keep us up.
Yet another incompetent recruitment window this summer, also left us without players who can score.
Bruno is doing well to get any goals out of the current side, hopefully we will stay up.
We need to see Shi and Sellars sacked!
ps
Santo was great for us, very sad to see him clearly struggling with Levy and a group of "Big time Charlies".


10.) 27 Sep 2021 16:46:25
How exactly was the recruitment 'incompetent' as you put it?

Bruno Lage has openly come out and said that the squad needs additional signings BUT he does not want players to fill the squad, only players that can improve the squad. He wants players who will push the current players to become better, not players who will only play if others are injured.

Jeff Shi has said that money was not the problem. The problem was trying to convince players to give up Champions League/ Europa League football to join us.

Trincao and Sa were players who have been convinced simply because, Sa wanted to play in a better league and Trincao wanted regular playing time.

The likes of Botman, Sanches (injured) and Kamara are playing regularly for their teams and in the elite competitions.


11.) 27 Sep 2021 19:59:21
Jas - to be fair Trincao was also being forced out by his club for monetary rather than playing reasons. Barcelona could be a good shop to buy in in January aswell.

Until we are back in a European competition our issue will always be finding players who will want to come to us and are good enough to improve the first 11 (you and Jeff are right it's not necessarily about money) .

I see the clickbaits are linking us to Insigne (age and wages suggest that's not our usual profile for recruitment so I would rate as unlikely) .


12.) 28 Sep 2021 07:33:59
JasM, Really?!
Shi and Sellars have controlled transfer policy over the last 3 windows.
To most fans, lack of goals has been a major concern for many months.
We only managed 37 league goals last season.
Wasted valuable resources last summer and didn't bring many goals.
Not much in January and no goals signed this summer.
Villa by contrast, bought in 2 strikers at sensible prices, Brentford signed Toney etc.
So it is not about spending big, but having an efficient scouting network.
We clearly do not have such a structure. Thank God for Gestifute, otherwise we would be nowhere.
The CEO and Head of Football need replacing.


13.) 28 Sep 2021 09:14:08
RugelwyWolf2, yes really.

Just watch Bruno Lages interview after the window closed where he confirms that he made the decision not to sign players if they didn't improve the squad.

I know that a lack of goals have been a concern over the last few months but did you forget that Jimenez was injured for that period but is now back. If we bought in a new forward (which we actually have, Hee Chan and Trincao, remember them? ) What would you have done with Jimenez and Silva. I know the easy answer is 'sell them' but if Silva is so poor, who would buy him.

How about just supporting the club rather than berating them.


14.) 28 Sep 2021 12:55:53
Agree with Jas.

If you look at that we so nearly won our first 3 games if we had we would be top of the league with 15 points.
To me all is not as bad as the table shows at present.
Football more so in the premier league the margins of winning or not can be very small.
I for one are behind the club.
In a perfect happy ever after world we would have a squad to match any in the league but being patient I am under the belief that one day we will or at least be close to.


15.) 28 Sep 2021 13:17:36
How's that humblepie taste PF?


16.) 30 Sep 2021 07:41:28
Sorry JasM, we clearly both support our wonderful Club, but we have different perspective on the current situation.
What is concerning is there appears to be 2 factions;the manager and his team and the senior management.
Santo was frustrated with a poor transfer window last summer. Silly money spent on players who did not strengthen the squad. For example, we were desperate for more goals, couldn't rely on Raul (50% of our goals the season before) and we sold Jota and Doherty, most of the rest. We spent silly money on Silva AND according to various sites pay him £80k a week (now valued at £6m! ) .
Santo did really well when we lost Raul to keep us up.
He was let go and we bring in a manager with a reputation for attacking football.
Senior management then have a second summer window and again fail to sign goals.
It is clear from the first game, Lage delivers on a more attractive way to play. However now he is already frustrated he does not have the goal scorers in the squad thanks to the senior management.
So, who is right, 2 good managers or the Club's policy-makers?
Like many, I will passionately support the team and manager, but I will not support the incompetent CEO and Head of Football.
Hopefully neither will Fosun.


17.) 30 Sep 2021 12:34:56
OK, we'll agree to disagree. I think Fosun bringing in Mosquera, Trincao, Sa and Hee Chan shows that they have ambition.

I don't know why everyone keeps blaming Fosun for selling Doherty and Jota. Both wanted to leave. Should Shi have dug his nails in like Daniel Levy at Spurs with Harry Kane?

We finished 13th last season and the board came out and admitted their mistakes and are trying to correct them.

As for Fabio Silva, he's on £18k per week. Don't read everything you read in the media.


18.) 30 Sep 2021 13:29:23
Good discussion JasM!
Totally agree with you on the signings of Mosquera, Trincao, Sa and Hee Chan. all look good additions. However, signings did not address the shortage of goal-scorers and broader mid-field issues.
Like you, I do not blame the Club for selling Jota. Was not a Nuno first-choice at time of sale, Neto seen as more capable of developing further.
Club offered a very good price as Liverpool were panicking and had lost 2 other options.
So, we get good money (eventually), Player allegedly doubles his wages and Liverpool were happy. A win for everyone. Yes, Jota is scoring, who wouldn't in that team!
Nuno wanted an up-grade on Doherty. not sure we got that for the money spent. But a good sale for a player now not playing in the Premiership!
You have cheered me up on Silva's salary, would be madness to pay the money rumoured.
But back to my central theme, admitting mistakes is good, BUT why 12 months later do you fail to secure players for the areas everyone know need strengthening?
It shows we are glaringly under-performing on recruitment. We have to rely so heavily on Gestifute, God bless them, because our local set-up is so poor.
So, to say again if I were Fosun, some big changes at the top would be made.


19.) 30 Sep 2021 14:56:03
Last season was a very strange one as far as I'm concerned. We basically had 2 weeks break between seasons due to our Europa League commitments.

In relation to the mistakes regarding signings, yes, last season they were questionable. Semedo wasn't up to speed but at the time of signing, everyone thought he was an upgrade on Doherty. Fabio Silva was never earmarked for the 1st team but circumstances dictated that he was thrown in when clearly not ready. To ease the burden on Silva, William Jose was brought in and that, I will admit was a mistake, even though it didn't look like it when announced.

Semedo now looks a much better player and if he could improve his finishing, would be the best RB in the league. Marcal has been good at times and bad at others but the fact that Ait Nouri is being suggested to come into the team shows again that he was a good signing too, likewise Hoever.

Although I was shocked and saddened when Nuno was relieved of his duties, I can honestly say that I have enjoyed the style of football we have played since Lage came in. Likewise, my cousin is a Spurs STH and he has told me that he hates that way that Nuno has set up Spurs to play.


20.) 30 Sep 2021 15:53:43
Likewise JasM our problem was before Brunos appointment, I like is way of playing and we need to judge him on is team when he gets players who he wants to play to is system.


 

 

02 Mar 2021 22:40:48
It was a telling sign that Nuno doesn't think Jose works hard enough to play any part against city. Of course he is right. Which begs the question what future does he have with us. I expect to see him back against Villa but I think we should be looking to sign a better option in the summer.

Sharesum

1.) 03 Mar 2021 11:09:01
That’s what happens when you let agents decide who to sign and who to sell, uninterested players who don’t want to be here and players who are just passing through on their way to the big Clubs, one or ‘em even managed to sell Doherty to a Club who’s Manager doesn’t rate him very highly. could do worse than buy him back, sure Nuno didn’t want to lose him.


2.) 03 Mar 2021 11:48:14
Are you suggesting Jorge Mendes has illegally tapped up a player who he doesn't represent and got him to leave Real Sociedad and join us on loan. Please name the agent involved and how he/ she is making the decisions.


3.) 03 Mar 2021 11:52:40
Doherty admitted that he knew Nuno wanted to sell him. So Spurs thought they got a good deal for 15m.


4.) 03 Mar 2021 14:47:22
Jas; Didn't suggest any Mendes involvement, it's been widely reported for at least twelve months that Sociedad have been trying to move the player on and his agent who seems to be Nick Arcuri has been trying to get him a move to the Prem Man U, Spurs and Newcastle were linked (mainly by said agent) and he made it happen. which is his job but doesn't mean the player is happy to be here or wanted the move or indeed that he was the player or even the type of player that Nuno wanted. seems as if it's a move orchestrated by administrators and agents with little or no consultation with the "Head Coach".
That's all I was saying.


 

 

 

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27 Nov 2021 16:56:19
So, if you can't win, then don't lose. Another point towards safety.

Sharesum

1.) 27 Nov 2021 21:29:47
I am the same every year Sharesum, get to 40 points then I can relax.


 

 

02 Nov 2021 22:30:40
I have to admit I doubted Raul would ever get back to his best and stated as much on here. Very happy to be proven wrong. He was awesome last night.
Great 1st half last night but 2nd half a bit worrying. Everton pressed higher up the pitch and it seemed we hadn't expected it. Well we should have expected it and planned accordingly at half time. We were crying out for adama with 20 mins left. Baffling.
Couldn't have hoped for more though in terms of points. 5 unbeaten in the prem is not easy.

Sharesum

1.) 03 Nov 2021 06:47:50
Agree it was worrying 2nd half but for me the worry was the missed chances trincao jiminez header hitting post mouthino wasted free kick.
I admire Lage for his conviction to stick to his gameplan.
We should of been out of site 1st half and trincao sitter he missed the passing move was of highest quality.
I believe in time the goals will flow in and we will play the attacking football fans want to see more often.
There will be setbacks like leeds 2nd half but what's clear is we have the players and manager who can match any team its getting the team to be consistent that's the key I think.


2.) 03 Nov 2021 09:31:38
Sharesum - good post. As I have written all season and indeed most of last Jimenez is absolutely key to our season. The system we are playing (which isn't that different to Nuno's here in previous (non Jimenez missing) years or at Spurs this) relies on your main forward being able to hold up play, link with the "wide" men and score a high proportion of your goals.
We missed someone of his ability dreadfully last year and Spurs with Kane not at the races (mentally or physically? ) have struggled this.
"If Jimenez is back we will be fine" was how is previewed this season back in August. He appears to be back! With Hwang (as one of the "wide men" ) scoring as well and working so hard, Kilman and RAN developing plus the upgrading ( yes upgrading! ) at GK we may well be more than fine! |!
Exciting times perhaps?
Dont want to end on a negative note but please Jeff let's get the players we have needed for several windwons now this time. A new CB (maybe even two! ) and a new CM to allow Moutinho's minutes to be managed and take the pressure off of Neves - who has been superb of late!


3.) 03 Nov 2021 10:19:41
future. Hear hear! It's not like we haven't known about the need. What do we have to do, beg? Let's hope January delivers!


4.) 03 Nov 2021 10:54:21
My guess about Traore not being played against Everton is to emphasise that no player is bigger than the club. With Traore being called 'unplayable' by Klopp and refusing to sign a new contract, maybe he does think he is bigger than the club? If so, he's picked the wrong guy in Bruno.


5.) 03 Nov 2021 11:14:56
Ken - indeed. Its not that what they did was bad last summer - Sa looks a fantastic deal and Hwang has been great but we didn't do enough or in the key areas.
Still we are looking good so far this year and back on an upward spirral - well done Lage! - so fingers crossed Jeff continuies to deliver this Jan.


 

 

22 Jul 2021 21:55:57
Not happy about the loyalty points system being dropped. Loyal regular fans should get some priority.

Those that go once in a blue moon or just for the big games can't really expect to get any preference. And what really pees me off is STHs who don't bother to turn up half of the time.

I know a family of 3 STHs who have barely seen a game in the past two seasons. They give their tkts away and quite often the seats are empty.

Sharesum

1.) 23 Jul 2021 09:46:48
Agree sharesum I am too disappointed about the loyalty points though a ST would not benefit me I try and get to the molineux as much as possible if it's only 6 games a season I'm happy and when I go its surprising how many empty seats around there's a lot of people who would love to see wolves play there's nothing like a live game with the atmosphere I drive up from Somerset which is pretty straight forward but fear now without loyalty points it will be hard to get tickets I've paid for my membership like every season to get the free 100points to build on now can you imagine the rush on line to get tickets now it is first come first served system I'm afraid Fosun have got this one wrong loyalty should be honoured I've supported wolves for 50yrs don't fix it if it's not broken 🧡🖤🐺.


2.) 23 Jul 2021 10:09:57
I have been a loyal Wolves fan since 1966, not missing a home match for years, plus some away and I am effectively locked out by the loyalty points system.

Work commitments in more recent years meant I couldn't attend matches so I couldn't have a ST or generate loyalty points.

I am a Member and I am 5,780 on the ST waiting list, but with little sign of ground expansion that's a blind alley.

I think ST useage should be monitored to weed out misuse, I do feel they should be on a first come first served basis to give everyone an equal chance.


3.) 23 Jul 2021 17:04:55
Hi longmyndwolf
Are you saying ST holders who have been going for years should have to fight for a ticket with people who only interested now wolves are in the premier league? where was the full houses when we were in league 1 not long ago.
The one issue I have with the club is if I don’t go to a game and sell my ticket back to the club I get £11-£12 back the club sell my seat and get full amount for seat plus made money from me that needs sorting as not worth selling back to the club
I think they missed a trick not building ground bigger but time will tell what they do.


4.) 23 Jul 2021 19:01:12
It's a good point Johnnyk, I'm a member and never been a STH but I did come up regularly in the past. Since the 'success' I've had no chance and the one benefit for me in lockdown was being able to see every game home and away on tv (subscribing to sky bt and amazon to do so) . I purchased a buy back ticket for our first match back in 2009 v West ham. Got it on the Friday before the game at full price, I assumed the STH on hols at that time. But now I have a chance which I'm reluctant to take in case it deprives local more regular folk. But it does p me off to see empty seats at supposed sell out games. If you as a STH can't make it then the sell back makes sense and remember there is a certain amount of admin costs involved for the club in reselling, profit of course goes into club, and, STH recieve a discount against normal tickets to begin with. Loyalty points should be recognised but attendance at games considered as well.


5.) 23 Jul 2021 21:13:00
I agree it would be harsh on STHs who have been going for donkeys years to have to enter a balot to get a ST every season. By the same reasoning it is harsh on members, who go every game, to have their loyalty benefits discarded. I've been going down the wolves for over 50 years and have had season tkts in the past. But the truth is, until recently there wasn't really ever any need to have a season tkt.
Anyway I've just had an email from wolves saying they've scrapped the £20 charge for membership plus. So I'll now get a refund. First sign that they know they've got this wrong.


6.) 23 Jul 2021 22:38:13
I rarely get to see Wolves now as I live some way from the Mol and can't make it regularly, so don't build the points. But. I have no issue with locals and regular supporters getting preference, it is nonsense to to do otherwise. I have to accept that.


7.) 24 Jul 2021 09:26:22
I'm sat very firmly on the fence with the dropping of the loyalty points system. Loyalty should always be rewarded where possible, but I suspect the realisation is that those coming to Molineux for the first time or not as often spend more on a match day as they probably buy more merchandise on the day than regulars, which improves the clubs revenues.

I'm by no means saying it is ethically correct, but with FFP in place, to compete with the more successful clubs in the division means being able to pay top wages and competitive transfer fees and the revenue has to come from somewhere. The fans make up a share of that revenue the club can control.

The long term answer has to be a larger capacity, but that won't be achieved overnight. It would be good to hear from the club what the revised plan to the ground expansion is post C.V., as we all know a season with no fans and other disruptions such as increased building costs at the moment was never part of the original plan. This will have had some sway on what is happening with the expansion plans as to whether they are delayed for a little while or have been shelved indefinitely.


8.) 24 Jul 2021 09:51:39
Hi Jonnyk, sorry, reading my post back I realise that it reads like I was referring to ST's.

Actually, I was referring to matchday tickets not ST's. The real solution is for Fosun to crack on and rebuild the Molyneux then this conversation would not be necessary, as we could all get tickets of one sort or another.


9.) 24 Jul 2021 10:29:57
Hi Longmyndwolf
No worries I agree stadium needs to be bigger but in the mean time I get stopping points as fans are getting tickets and selling them on only going to games they want so that’s stopping other fans from going so that’s a major issue in my opinion hopefully they get something sorted as a full ground is something I can’t wait to see again.


10.) 24 Jul 2021 13:39:26
I'm sure you're right jonnyk, there's always someone who will abuse any system.

It's hard to understand why Fosun doesn't push on and pay for the redevelopment because that would add to the asset value of the club as well as the additional revenue generated from ticket sales, catering, club shop, corporate hospitality, etc.

The reality probably is that the cost will be dumped on the club, not Fosun themselves.


 

 

16 May 2021 16:24:19
Poor effort again today. The sooner this season ends, the better.
Definitely need to bring in improvements or surviving next season will be beyond this teams capabilities.

Sharesum

1.) 16 May 2021 18:08:27
To be fair everyone was telling Nuno to experiment to play the kids and see what they had as we had nothing to lose - but the games!
Well he did and we lost v v badly.
But surely you aren't surprised. We had a lot of kids playing with a handful of older pros with notihng to play for against a highly motivated regular top 6 side.
I wrote in that long thread about the relegated teams and which of their players you would want, that the current side - ie shorn of Otto, Boly, Neto and Jimenez- is a bottom 6 side and of course it is. If we get them back - ok a big if as Neto looks v long term and Otto and Jimenez have qs against them ever returning to their previous levels - then I am quite comfortable that this is still an upper mid table team. Traore, Jimenez and Neto is a fearsome front line whilst a properly organised and motivated 343 side - surely no one thinks we can play 4 at the back now unless we are buying, as Oxley wittily puts it, 3 new defenders and 2 new CMs- should keep it tight enough for us to win enough points to end comfortably mid table.
Obviously there does need to be some changes this summer and if we don't think the 4 who are out are coming back at their former levels sharpish then we WILL need major changes.
We completely wasted the summer last year with some v bad and massively over priced signings so yes there are qs regarding our future but nothing that can't be simply solved.
PS What did we learn about our side today
Patrico should have been sold last year (Martinenz the best gk in the prem this year was on a plate for us and we missed him>) and although he is far from our biggest problem he is no longer a top half of the Prem keeper and if Roma want to pay £10m for him we shoudl take it and swap him for the younger and better Johnstone available for allegedly the same money but on a fraction fo the wages?
Hoever is a promising youngester who is not ready for the Prem yet but maybe in the future - however if we really paid £13m we hugely overpaid.
Coady - a class act and in a 5 is a top 6 player. In a 4 he will battle but isnt!
Saiss - what it says on the tin an honest but limited pro who in a 5 can play at the top end of the table but not in a 4.
Semedo - he is a solid mid table player but at nigh on £30m we were robbed blind and Doherty (under £15m? ) would be a much better bet in our old 343 system despite being slower and less skillful as he can play in both boxes and Semedo whilst pretty and good in the central 3rd is pretty ineffectual in both boxes which is where it realy counts!
Dendonker - had a truly awful game but we know he is a solid and versatile squad player - see thread below.
Moutinho - was a great player and still a genuine pro but time waits for no one and he should have gone last year and surely will this - perhaps to a coaching role or maybe a squad player as he is still v classy on the ball
Neves - solid prem league pro but sadly not the super star we were hoping for - perhaps needs a kick up the backside or maybe to be kinder a break?
Vitor - I am going to upset a lot of you - he only had 29, ( mid 40s FTE) touches today. He simply didn't get involved and was rightly hooked. Last week he also had 40 ish FTE touches. He will be 22 next season and has yet to play any real adult football. There must be a reason and perhaps it is for all his promise and talent (? ) he just isn't up to it (mentally? physicaly? ) games pass him by and he is largely a passenger. Not at 22 and £20m
MGW - looks promising and maybe next year a loan to a top level Champ side could see him return as a 22 year old ready for the first team in the Prem.
Silva - Jas look away! At £35m using BB's 4 times transfer multiple he may well be the biggest signing - relative to the size of club buying - in the history of the Prem League. With a multi million pound per annum salary he is certainly the highest paid. He should indeed be a generational talent!
But despite being massively improved from earlier on in the year he still can't run - I d love to know his 100m time but would guess at 14.5 at best - say 30m behind traore over 100m, is feeble has a terrible touch and the less said about his finishing the better. Sky were struggling to be kind about just how bad he was today.
He is ours - no one is taking him on his current contract for the foreseeable - so all we can do is send him back to the trainning ground and gym and pray!
Given Wolves finances this was a transfer the club should never have made.
As we will discover this summer when we see the transfer budget we simply can't aford to be spending over 8% of our revenues pa on a player who may or may not ever be a PremIer League quality player. If your partner put your life savings on a 10-1 chance at Redcar next week even if it eventually came in would you think it was a good idea?
Traore - best player in the team - sky commented today that he was v good but with the lack of quality around him can't do it all on his own. May be that's why he isn't signing a new contract - he is paid only slightly more than half of what Silva is paid (@? ) - and is waiting to see if the club are willing to match his ambition/ ability before deciding his next move.
Jose - won't be here next year.
Corbeanu we learnt nothing as wasn't on for very long - but he does need better boots as he fell over at least 3 times for no obvious reason. Silva also needs to learn that is not going to get you very far throwing yourself to the floor every 5 mins and looking aggreeived - so when he was fouled for what was a stone wall penalty as he went for Traore's cross he got nothing - the boy who cried wolf?
Sorry maybe Sharesum is correct after all!


2.) 16 May 2021 18:54:43
Wow the futureisoldgold that's the best I've read for ages 👍👍
I think Nuno will address the situation, and go to back three again
With the right signings tho,
In every position from top to bottom
That's two defenders two midfield
Two attackers or one and a keeper
And if he makes the right ones, traore will stay, so keep an eye his situ, that will be an indication
Coyw.


3.) 16 May 2021 19:24:37
Greyleg - I am a big Nuno fan. I don't know why he has flip flopped this year.
We haven't played well since before the first lockdown and he identified at the end of that horrificially long season that the Squad - even before injuries that we have since suffered - was too small and unbalanced. However as we since have discussed and surely now agreed we had an awful summer (I intend to take full credit for the fact I said this last August when most on here and the other sites were saying how well we had done) addressing none of the issues we faced including the gk one that I admit I didn't realise needed addressing.
However whilst I very much doubt we have the money to make all thosue signings I am optimistic we don't need to make quite so many.
We need a new RCB and a new AM and.


4.) 16 May 2021 19:34:04
We need a new RCB and AM for the first 11 and a new LWB - as competiton for RAN who I would sign but not for £18m - and a new CF as back up to Jimenez to bolster the squad.
I would look for vets on frees for the squad positions and blow our budget - less RAN's fee on the 2 first 11 players.
If we could sell Patricio for £10m and get Johnstone, ( or his like) great but otherwise Patricio with better protection is still a quality player - just not top quality.
He can be stretched a further 12 months and I would actually keep Moutinho for the last year of his contract even though it would make him a v v expensive squad player for his influence on and off the field and his ability. He can still make cameos or even full 90s - just not week in week out!
All of this is though predicated on the various injured players including Podence coming back and us keeping Traore.


5.) 16 May 2021 20:11:51
thefutureisoldgold. My friend that was very eloquently put and you've pretty much saved me having to bother! I agree with every word. Though I would add that I thought Coady was outstanding though it's not particularly difficult to look good when you are playing with our other defenders!


6.) 16 May 2021 21:34:07
The futureisgold I think you got everything pretty spot on there pal, let hope the powers that be read this colum,
Without a drastic change I really dear for us next season we can't rely on other teams being bad, as we are far to easy to get at, and don't offer much at the other end. I can't see us surviving with a team of promising youngsters alone and as you pointed out the last 2 transfer Windows have been awful.
I hope fosun realize the investment needed and Nuno goes for a bit more proven quality
For me Virginia and MGW won't keep us up, as for Jose, I'd have booked him a flight home weeks ago.


7.) 17 May 2021 00:48:01
Take the relegated teams out and Wolves would be bottom 6. Brilliant insight by Thefutureisoldgold. What next? Take out the top 11 clubs and we'd be champions!


8.) 17 May 2021 10:31:41
Jas - where did I say take the relegated teams out? I said shorn of Otto, Jimenez, Boly and Neto we are a bottom 6 side?
Again do you disagree?
If so where do the goals come from and how do you shore up the defence?
Do you, as we did last week when we played and beat a bottom 6 side in Brighton, rely entirely on Traore - who most on here want to sell for peanuts and is considered by many to be rubbish?
Thoughts?
I hope this isn't going to another lengthy thread where you argue I'm wrong for several posts before acknowledging I'm correct meanwhile your acolytes dive in and add their own personal abuse.
ps In case you think I am being unkind to Silva again like Rated I don't blame the youngsters, including Silva, for the disappoiting season. The blame firmly lies with whoever was responsbile for last summer. The person who didn't realise players grow old and become less effective, that despite 3 years without injuries players do get injured and that not all players when placed under the pressure that results from the aforementioned injuries and aging of team mates play better - indeed some even fall away and lose form or are exposed as average players who have been hidden by a brilliant system and talented colleagues.
In short the person who didn't listen when Nuno said the squad was too small and unbalanced.
Youngsters should be introduced slowly and one at at time into a confident and comfortable side. Indeed even Silva's greatest fans acknowledge he wasn't supposed to play this much but should have been introduced slowly into a confident etc etc
The failure to plan meant that we not only had to throw Silva in long before he was ready but several other yongsters all at the same time and we are surprised it didn't work? Well I wasn't and I told you so last August - Lord Thor politely told me I was wrong but .
However as I have said before several times this is a good side, not squad, but side however without 4 or 5 of its best players it is a bottom 6 side. - no mention of relegated teams - as we do not have the depth of experienced players our peers do!
Note I identified West Ham, Everton and Villa as 3 sides who had good summers signing reasonably priced high quality players, (whilst we went the other way and bought potential ignoring the present for a possible future - only v v rich men can forget the present and dream of the future - we aren't rich! ) and who would overtake us last August and they have!
With the players back we are an upper mid table team and with a good summer can be a team challenging for the Europa spots - just as we were last year.
Hardly controversial is it or do you disagree?


I don't blame the you ng.


9.) 17 May 2021 12:43:10
OK, I misunderstood l and I apologise. So then answer this. If we are a bottom 6 side when shorn of Boly, Neto, Jonny and Jimenez, why have we taken 10 out of the last 18 points available? I've done the maths and over a 38 game season, that would give us 63 points.


10.) 17 May 2021 13:33:58
Rogue mistyped sentence at the end there - sorry?

PS Jas and others (yes all of you! ) this is meant to a site for views and opinions so am perfectly happy for you to tell me my opinion is wrong but maybe rather than just criticisig mine give yours?
Lets see how many answers/ opinions I get to this question?
Where do you think the starting 11 that played against Spurs would come if it was the 11 that played for all 38 games next season?
Note I have already put my head on the block and said it is a bottom 6 side.


11.) 17 May 2021 14:25:31
Jas - thank you for the gracious response you like Lord Thor, (who earlier on in the year told me, politely, I was wrong! ) and several others on here are clearly knowledgeable and passionate Wolves fans and I respect you views even when you disagree with mine!
Indeed your latest one about our recent points is obviously correct. However perhaps if you look at the v favourable run of games that can't be repeated it does go someway to explainig it. We played SU, Fulham, WBA, Brighton and Burnley before Spurs. So 10 points from 5 of the bottom 6 is not so special indeed almost essential if you aren't going to be relegated yourselves?
Plus as I said above about Traore with respect to the Brighton game Traore has been carrying the team over the past few weeks. Against better sides like Spurs though he can't do it on his own. However with Jimenez and Neto I do believe that as a team we can compete!
Jas I am pretty sure we are both v passionate Wolves fans and maybe my natural bearish tendencies and disappointment at losing expresses itself in ways you don't feel are appropriate but maybe as you get older you become less tolerant and more unreasonable. The knocks are harder to take and and the disappointments more painful - some of us have suffered for longer and have less time to wait for succes to arrive!
So sorry for being negative and grumpy!
I want Wolves to win every week in style and with a cherry on top as I m sure you do as well so inevitably I am going to be disappointed.
But as all fans you have to keep the faith and believe that the Future is Old Gold so roll on next season!


12.) 17 May 2021 14:44:06
thefutureisoldgold. I would think that that team yesterday if they played all 38 would probably get relegated but I suspect they would improve but not enough to avoid it.
Coach and Semedo played well in my opinion. Hoever is still young and will get better and is unlikely to make that mistake again, a harsh lesson! Swiss is not a central defender period. Donk I quite like but I honestly don't know where you would play him. Vitinha I don't think he's good enough. Moutinho I love him and he's been great but sadly his time is over except maybe off the bench, though I'd keep him on the coaching staff. Neves has been poor but I'm not sure that it is all down to him as it's been very average around him. Next year's line up will dictate if he can get back his form. MGW I am still unsure about him, two games to go we'll know then! Traore was good but it wasn't hard to look good yesterday still needs to do it every game and get up quicker for a start. Silva was a spoilt brat yesterday needs to bulk up a bit and leave his dummy at home. Corbeanu I felt a bit sorry for on his debut. Given 10 minutes to show that you've got the wrong boots on and looked like Bambi. Spent most of it on his ar*e! Patricio is a decent keeper though I still think he could make the effort to come for crosses now and again. Though to be fair a lot of goalkeepers don't bother these days. Nuno I hope he gets the players he wants this time otherwise we will lose him. He has had a tough time being apart from his family, family choice obviously but still tough! The players owe him big time. Let's hope the last two games are better.


13.) 17 May 2021 15:10:24
I agree with gold on this matter, we have had a poor season and too many players that are simply not good enough.
Maybe fatigue after the very short pre season, but too many players have been missing for this season.
Patricio is no better than Ruddy, RAN is no upgrade on Vinagre, Bolt, Neves, Dendoncker have been poor, Traore isn't utilised enough, Silva, MGW, Vithana, Jose simply not good enough for the premier League, Podence spends most of his time rolling around like he's been shot and all Nuno says is we must anylise the situation.
Big pre season needed or we are bottom six next season.


14.) 17 May 2021 15:11:25
Hello,
The team yesterday was a very weakened team, yet up agaisnt top top quality the team didn't get embarrassed all be it we could of lost 4 5 or 6 nil, but we could of scored 2 or 3.
My answer is the team yesterday if the same for all season would struggle in a relegation dogfight.
Any team outside the big 6 if they had the players out injured and the young players in alike to our team yesterday would in my opinion be a lot less as good as we were yesterday.
I have posted frustration regarding Traore and he rightly so has won us the games of late, I clearly agree that yesterday Traore was our only threat but first half when he ran half the length of the pitch and played Fabio Silva in the pass was not good enough it was slightly behind silva the ball should of easily been played in front of silva, this frustrated me a lot yesterday as all the hard work Traore done came to nothing.


15.) 17 May 2021 15:44:32
Hard to add anything to what’s already been said about yesterday’s game anything positive that is. We know the areas that need strengthening let’s hope we recruit better and Jimenez and Neto return soon. I thought Origi would have been a better loan option than Jose and might be worth a punt at £20 mill and the elusive attacking midfielder that we desperately need who could also help Neves get back on track. As had been previously stated MGW should go out on loan to a championship team and stay the season he was outstanding for the Swans earlier this season before his injury and shouldn’t have really been recalled as he’s hardly featured until lately. A few quality additions and players returning from injury and we’ll be ok.


16.) 17 May 2021 20:01:56
As always gents some excellent points and posts to be considered. As usual Future I agree with much of what you say however I also still feel its too soon to pass judgement on Fabio. I know we are going over old ground here fella so no point me pointing out that with Rauls consecutive game record I think
Fabio was only intended for a minor/ subs roll when bought (as I think we've discussed it previously:) As I've said before you could well be right and he could indeed be our own Andy Carroll. But for me the jury is still out, of course he needs to improve next year (who doesn't) . But go back over the matches he's played, he gets at least two big chances a game (it was three agaisnt Spurs) . Now think about how many Jose was getting and there is a guy that has previously scored a decent amount of goals! The reason Fabio gets chances is because he reads the game exceptionally well for a lad of his age. The problem is he doesn't have the ability and/ or confidence to finish those chances yet. One day he might just master that skill at the highest level (not many do by 18) and then we could have a real player. Big IF that granted, cause it literally separates a good striker from a bad one. But how many clubs have an 18 year as there main striker and expect a decent return?! He may well not make it but he's young and there's still plenty of time for him to shine. 👍🐺.


17.) 17 May 2021 21:28:50
BB - another of the more erudite and considered posters - I have been reading the Forum and wow there are some flat earth types on there!
You therefore shouldn't be surprised that I agree with virtually everything you say.
The point about his reading of the game is absolutely correct as I have acknowledged in the past. It is by far the best part of his game - he is there to miss them - currently in spades! .
Like Martin Peters, (sorry if he is before your time), he seems to have the ability to ghost into good positions and it obviously isn't by bursting past his marker with a corruscating turn of speed.
I agree that he shouldn't be playing as much as he is and its not his fault but the clubs.
I agree that v few 18 year olds are expected to be the main man at a Prem team - quite correctly!
I am also not writing him off or even saying he can't be a much better player in the future incredibly even a world class player, ( don't think he will be but, . )! For example if he merely starts scoring the clear cut chances he gets then he would be a world class player and could sit on a stool for rest of the 90 mins for all I care! Are you old enough to remember Gerd Muller?
I accept the transfer fee isn't his fault.
In fact despite my regular rants I have nothing aganst him.
But that doesn't alter the fact that it was a huge mistake by the club to take such a massive gamble - he will costs us over 8% of our 2019/ 20 annual revenue every year for the 5 years of his contract! - on a player who we all agree shouldn't be playing this year and who in fact may or may not ever be a significant player for us in the future. A signing made presumably on the assumption that we didn't need to spend the money elsewhere (we did) and Jimenez wouldn't get injured, (he did) .
Therefore he may (or may not improve) but it will always have been a mistake to buy him for £35m and put him on such a ridiculous contract. We, as has been shown over the past few months, simply can't afford to take such risks and a highly sophisticated institution such as Fosun should have known this.


18.) 18 May 2021 06:41:18
Thefutureisoldgold what do you mean by flat earth types?
And who are you aiming that insult to?
I hope I reading it wrong but looks like you saying there are posters on this forum who aren't intelligent enough for you, yet opinions are being given based on what has happened this season.
If it was me who is flat earthed I won't bother joining in on this forum.
I am not thick naive maybe on social media but that comment I don't like as it's not nice.
Like I say I hope I am wrong and wish you well as I always have done.


19.) 18 May 2021 13:48:11
Phil fortunately yes you are, although I accept it was a statement made in anger and not well judged. It wasnt about people on this site but another site called the Forum.
I totally agree that its all about opinions and completely agree we can have widely differing views about players, formation etc. I also accept that you can be v v knowledgeable about football but know nothing about nuclear physics etc or any other topic you like to mention so what is intelligent?
My wife, who I regard as v intelligent despite marrying me, speaks several languages but failed her physics O level. I got a scrape pass at French but have a post grad in physics.
Indeed I doubt you would value Einstein or Faraday's views, (if either was alive), on football as much as say Alan Shearer's.
No what made me so mad was the terrible and completely unjusitifed, (admittedly in my opinon), slating they were giving to several current and past Wolves players - now I have to be careful as I am quite harsh on players myself sometimes - but nothing compared to this. Particualrly as it was often based on either completely erroneous statements or totally contradictory to their own previous comments ie one post the payer was great the next one he was absolutely rubbish.
I am happy to listen to all views but some are more rationale and well thought out than others.
A blanket "i think he is completely rubbish" without any sort of explanation or an explanation that ignores all facts is not really acceptable is it.
If someone said I hate all Americans because all Americans invaded Vietnam or all Americans are fat would that be ok? It is a view but that is were my flat earth comment came from - a view but not one I think rationale people should subscribe to.
Perhaps Orwell had it right all views are equal but some are more equal than others
Ps v v sorry to upset you it defintely wasn't meant and I apologise for being both hypercritical and so careless and insensitive. I guess the lesson is don't post in a hurry!


20.) 18 May 2021 15:18:41
Thank you for your honest and humble reply I glad I was wrong as I couldn't understand.
This site is the only social media site I go on and I thought you was on about this site, I do struggle with social media but we are all friends on here.
Much respect to you Thefutureisoldgold .


 

 

03 Mar 2021 16:18:03
Think it's fair to say that the gap between us and Man City is bigger than between us and Chorley.
Will we get relegated. NO
Are we playing relegation football. YES
By that I mean the teams at the bottom are playing as well or better than us. Fortunately they had a much worse start to the season than us.
Proper recruitment needed in the summer to stop the slide.

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1.) 03 Mar 2021 17:56:40
Oh behave Shares! Before last night we were u beaten in five Prem matches, three of which we won! In fact in the last month alone we have accumulated as many points as Sheff Utd all season! Sorry but that's just NOT relegation form so no point telling me it is! If every team that gets humped by the best team in the world is suddenly relegation cannon fodder then there will be no one left in the league! Look last night was poor all round no arguing that BUT we played what is probably one of the best squads this league has seen for a VERY long time and with 20 minutes to go we were drawing 1-1?! I don't mind peeps hitting the panic button when we lose to Brom but if we do it when we lose to City then frankly the clubs on a hiding to nothing! 👍.


2.) 03 Mar 2021 19:10:30
Great post Bully’s.
I think it’s time to experiment with formations and personnel even if we lose a few games. We’ll have players returning from injuries in the coming weeks so let’s use the squad (including the youngsters) to see where we’re going and see if a few players rise to the challenge and hopefully save us some money in the transfer market this summer. The planning for next season starts now.


3.) 03 Mar 2021 19:56:15
No noise from the Villa numpties tonight, then! FWAW.


4.) 03 Mar 2021 20:00:15
After the bennies invasion of our forum last night giving it the big in wonder if they will appear tonight clearly your not all that if you lose to the bottom of the league who played half an hour with 10 men but console yourselves because ya massive aye ya.


5.) 03 Mar 2021 20:05:53
I remember the day when E and S only covered Wolves - I know It was a long time back (1970’s) and they now cover Albion, Villa and Walsall ( what about BCFC? and it seems the City v Wolves match was covered by the Villa reporter. Has young Mr Edwards been taken ill? And young Mr Judah, where was he? I certainly hope those 2 young men are fit and well ( together with their families) . This was the biggest match of the season guys! I for one really missed you!


6.) 03 Mar 2021 21:07:04
Edwards has a week off, it's his birthday and anniversary this week. Not sure about Judah.


7.) 03 Mar 2021 21:16:39
Bullys
I didn't say we would get relegated. I said we were playing relegation style football and explained my reasoning. So no point telling me we're not. We've been extremely lucky, to put it mildly, in recent games and even last night at 1.1 we were extremely lucky not to be 4 behind.

YES Man City are a brilliant team and there's no shame in losing to them but last night was one of the worst performances against them that I've seen all season from anyone. However, it may yet have a silver lining. If that doesn't stir our players into being stronger, braver and take more personal responsibility, then nothing will.


8.) 03 Mar 2021 23:08:14
My point is Shares that you can't judge it off last night, this is a team that beat Liverpool 4-1 AT Anfield. We looked like what we are last night, a team that still desperately needs a striker. Hard to be taking out attack seriously when they don't start with one but it was clearly tactical and if we'd nicked a point we would have all been happy with it.
I don't need to tell you we aren't playing relegation football cause the stats show it. To say we were lucky to go five unbeaten when three of them were wins in the Prem is not especially realistic either. Let's see how we do agaisnt Villa and take it from there. No matter where we were in the league going into the game our season shouldn't be defined on how we play agaisnt what is frankly already a Championship winning team!


9.) 03 Mar 2021 23:58:48
Your idea of relegation form must be different to other peoples as according to the PL form guide over the last 6 games, we are 4th behind Man City, Chelsea and Leicester (on goals scored) therefore there are 16 teams in worse form than us including, Man Utd, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham.


10.) 04 Mar 2021 11:47:00
Lots of fine margins in games especially in the premier league. Many we could have lost and have taken points from and likewise many we should have won and dropped points in. Over the course of the season you always hope it evens out.


11.) 04 Mar 2021 17:23:48
Good point North Bank re-E an S. If we go by the traditional Black Country then only Wolves and Walsall should be covered, Albion at a push. For me Albion are one of three teams in Birmingham. Villa should not be covered at all. Likewise Birmingham Post and Mail should not cover Wolves. It's all down to money and advertising sales.


 

 

 

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12 Jan 2022 15:37:58
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Just think Lage is sick of him being injured or ill all the time and pretty much said so a couple of months ago and he still hasn't been available since then. But for a handful of games, boly hasn't been great since he broke his leg. But he will be remembered fondly. He was massive for us in our rise from mid table championship to Premier league and Europe. Good luck to him if he goes

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06 Sep 2021 22:27:44
Botman did want to come. We just wouldn't pay the fee.

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30 Aug 2021 21:33:37
It's not really fair what we're asking Raul to do. We're totally dependent on him again already and he's just not up to it yet. We need a quality replacement and give him the time to get his sharpness back. Assuming that will ever happen.

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22 Jan 2021 09:18:44
Bullys.
Can't see there being anything in the Douglas Costa thing, can you?
I did read somewhere that his wage was 100k per week (I know that can't be trusted) but if so, then that's the same as mouthino, apparently. So you never know, stranger things have happened. Seems to be linked with Adama moving to pool or city. Again, can't see that. Not yet anyway. But then if Adama pushes for a move who knows.

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06 Jan 2021 10:26:02
Thefutureisoldgold.
Good post. Lots of valid points.
Need some big performances from our more experienced players in the 2nd half of season and we'll be ok. CF obviously a must and sooner rather than later. Probably be someone we've never heard of but of the ones we have heard of, I'd say Josh King is the most realistic.

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09 Jan 2022 22:46:44
Decent performance and some nice goals but that is the worst I've seen our defence in ages. The clean sheet was courtesy of Sheffield's v poor finishing. Looked better 2nd half with donk in there so maybe we've found a use for him till saiss comes back.

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04 Dec 2021 23:53:36
Jas M
Are you for real. "Clearly not playing for a draw"
So we were playing to lose then? Cus we sure as hell weren't playing to win.
Cruel to lose in the last minute after some defensive heroics, but please, let's not pretend we didn't get what we deserved. There simply should not be such a massive gap between two teams from the same division, let alone just a few places between us in the table. Yes, they're a brilliant team, but the gap now between us is greater than 4 years ago. Ok Liverpool are not our immediate rivals and yes, they'll batter other teams, but a showing like that was like super league vs non league.
Our season won't be defined by results against Liverpool, but will be defined against teams like Norwich and Burnley. There is no shame in losing to a brilliant Liverpool team and some of our individual performances were commendable but to, in any way, pretend that we actually deserved something from that game, is ludicrous. Let's get these "old gold" tinted glasses off and start having some honesty. During a season we'll see all sorts of performances, from one end of the scale to another, but can we at least be honest and realistic about what we have seen each week. Clearly you find that difficult.

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01 Dec 2021 22:39:18
Lacking quality up top and in that I include ait nouri and semedo as well as Raul hwang and adama. Having said that, none of them were bad. With adama being more central they were getting in each others way. I expect to see 3 in midfield on Saturday with Raul and hwang up top.
Thought semedo played well and is looking good but just does not have that goal instinct that Doherty had. Ait nouri delivery is too hit and miss but they did double up on him. Donk did ok but just ok. Missed neves. Kilman good again but the biggest test so far will be on Saturday. Tough times ahead now

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01 Dec 2021 22:28:33
Agree Rated

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01 Nov 2021 23:05:56
Maxy84.
Agree. That 2nd half was absolutely crying out for adama with Everton pressing higher up the field. By then we were just hoping for a counter attack and who better than adama for that. The game was becoming a battle for that loose ball and podence is not the man for a battle. Strange substitutions.
But overall a great win with some very good performances. Raul looking back to his best and neves was awesome.

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