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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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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.
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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.

Sharesum

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.


 

 

14 Feb 2021 12:56:40
Very poor first half. Traore sloppy, Jose disinterested, donk woeful effort to stop the cross for goal. Rui and Pedro aside, they all have to do much better. But can they.

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12 Feb 2021 14:15:03
Lot's of criticism on here of Nuno. Words like "clueless" "unforgivable" "lost the plot"
So for all the regular posters.
Should he stay or should he go. No fence to sit on.
STAY or GO.
For me it's STAY.

Sharesum

1.) 12 Feb 2021 14:53:14
The way I feel right now I wouldn't care if he quit today, but I know that's just my anger not my heart.


2.) 12 Feb 2021 14:51:38
Stay - have never waivered in my support but am v afraid he will walk as club has been badly mismanaged since last summer and I don't think it is him that is to blame!
However if we get the old Jimenez and Otto back we are only a good AM away from being solid again. Actually we are probably only modest upgrades at GK and CD plus some strengthening of the bench at CF and AM from being in a position to renew our journey towards serious contention at the top of the league. Guess that is what makes this year so annoying - it was so avoidable and we were so close to even further progress before we, seemingly with our eyes open and fully cognisant of what we were doing, pressed the self destruct button. Note many posters on here were v happy with the "Year of Transition! " but it was obvious to me as I told you at the time that this was an insane strategy fraught with difficulty. Hence whilst most were dancing with joy at our signing 3 kids, {Vitor is 21 on Saturday so not really a kid, he is older than Neto, just a young player who hasn't managed to get much adult football yet presumably because his previous club, Porto, didn't think he was very good! ) who presumably do well on FIFA but who had no track record, (just over 40 senior appearances including subs between them) on real pitches -if anyone had watched Silva for more than 10 minutes that was obvious- I gave the summer a v generous 4 out of 10.
"If" and "but" the 2 greatest players ever to play the game but if we hadn't signed Silva, Vitor and RAN but 3 players who could have contributed, and could well have been a lot cheaper as we have agreed insane prices for these modest players as well, we would still be a Europa League challenger instead of scrabbling around in the sewers of the league.
It is of course made worse by the fact that Vitor and RAN will almost certainly leave at the end of the year and sadly Silva wont!
So the year and the pain will all have been for, assuming we avoid relegation, at best nothing!


3.) 12 feb 2021 15:36:51
tfg
great post.


4.) 12 Feb 2021 15:43:49
Is it that simple?! I want Nuno but not this new updated model! Last season right up until the first lockdown he was one of the best managers in the league! Now he seems so riddled with self doubt that we can't even manage competing in two games in the same week?! We've discussed before Shares that I think his current plight is beyond footballing issues and with that in mind as mentioned before I think he'll be gone at the start of next season eitherway. I hate to say it but I honestly can't remember the last time he looked happy and that's always going to make life harder let alone when your a Prem manager harder. The club won't and shouldn't sack him but I could see an agreement being reached if he understandibly is sick of living in a different country to his wife!


5.) 12 Feb 2021 16:02:55
I think he'll be gone in Summer Bullys mate too, if he does go then it's up to us aka the fans to give him a send off he'll remember to show our appreciation for him.


6.) 12 Feb 2021 16:13:09
I think it's a perfect storm of woe for Nuno. Cut off from his family in Portugal. Living in a hotel. A whole catalogue of injuries. Transfer decisions reputedly made behind his back last summer. If he hasn't been in agreement with signings, that's really serious and he would be entitled to walk at the end of the season. If every signing, in and out, was fully approved by him, he could be sacked if we don't buck up. I think he's the finest human being in football management but nice guys don't always come first. As a Wolves fan I don't fear a Nuno-less future as Fosun would appoint a big hitter to protect their investment. They won't be short of applicants. Remember, Fosun's first choice was Julen Lopetegui, who didn't join us as the Fosun takeover was taking so long. He's had great success at Sevilla. I hope Nuno will be here forever, like Fergie at Man U, but if not, there are plenty of other fish in the sea.


7.) 12 Feb 2021 17:03:33
Explain, show more regret and definitely stay.


8.) 12 Feb 2021 17:36:22
Thefutureisoldgold, you say that the club has been mismanaged. Please explain.


9.) 12 Feb 2021 18:04:34
Stay for me. Not convinced many of the problems are his direct fault, transfer targets missed and players sold and signed that probably weren't his ideal choices, but yeah I think it may end up in a settlement agreement at some point as something or someone has disrupted the team spirit that existed pre March lockdown.


10.) 12 Feb 2021 18:22:51
These kids obviously have the skills or they wouldn't be where they are today. They probably produce all these skills in training. The difficult bit is having the confidence in Premier League games, but, that comes with time. I'd like supporters to give them more time to grow. They'll come good believe. UTW.


11.) 12 Feb 2021 18:25:51
Ok let's be honest here, Nuno isn't stupid he must know he cocked up last night, maybe he's stubborn, or even tactically naive
But I don't think us going back into the managerial merry go round is a good idea, we could get a zenga or solakken so for me he stays.


12.) 12 Feb 2021 18:39:51
Firstly can I apologise for my rants last night
I’ve supported our club through thick and thin
170 mile found trips to home games and watched my beloved team at over 70 grounds
People can call me whatever, but don’t question my commitment and support.
I was there when only a couple of thousand cared.
I thought this was a site to air your views get things off your chest, post a cheeky rumour have some banter
If Nuno stays or goes will not be the be all and end all of our club
Our club will always be our club
Of coarse Nuno will always be reveered respected and adored for what he has done for our club our city
I respect all posters and their views
Clearly I don’t agree with many, but no you have Wolves at heart🤔😀🙀
Will try to behave going forward FWAW.


13.) 12 Feb 2021 18:46:01
Stay for me.


14.) 12 Feb 2021 18:54:33
Jas: Nuno completely rationally wanted to improve/ increase the squad and its balance.
Whilst the first 11 was largely unaltered - pre injuries - with Semedo replacing Doherty, ( not an obvious upgrade it turned out despite the not unreasonable expectations), and Jota, (sold to finance other moves), replaced if not improved on by Neto, the squad was not improved or increased, as other than Marcal no other senior pros were signed. So 2 in 2 out.
I quite correctly as it turned out do not include the "kids" of whom only Hoever appears to have a future in the squad development.
With Moutinho obviously needing replacing and Patricio also as it turned out also needing up grading the squad and first 11 were actually weaker and (as we now shouldn't be counting Moutinho or possibly Patricio) smaller.
This was despite us spending/ wasting all of the money raised from selling Doherty, Jota, Costa and Cav etc. Whilst hugely increasing our wage bill further hamstringing the club for the foreseeable.
We also did nothing towards the balance. We bought 2 left sided defensive players Marcal and RAN, when we had Saiss, Kilman and Boly already but no senior RCB?
We did not buy a back up CF despite selling the only player even vaguely capable of playing in that role - if anyone thought Silva was the answer they should never allowed be near a football club again!
So despite a not insignificant financial investment and future commitment - long term multi million pound contract for Silva - we weakened the first 11 and squad.
Bizarrely the people who had been at the club when everything we did turned to gold left - Thelwell and Dalrymple (sp? ) as did the Doctor under whom we had virtually no injurie, perhaps coincidence but not a good sign.
This looks like mis-managmeent to me?


15.) 12 Feb 2021 18:55:38
Bully - good posts and v good points re Nuno's health.


16.) 12 Feb 2021 19:37:35
Guys - If nothing else this week has seen the Banter page explode!
PS Ed can we move on the tired threads on Rumours page or even blend the two pages so that posts can remain on the front page here for longer?
With the fantastic volume of posts I am seeing some posts have gone to Banter 2 or even 3 before I have read them on Banter (and I look at the page pretty regularly at the moment) .
PPS Doing a great job by the way - are any of the other clubs' sites as active and erudite as this one has become of late?

{Ed033's Note - Active yes, Liverpool, Rangers, Celtic, but as erudite, no. :)
Maybe the Eds can put more posts on the home page.


17.) 12 Feb 2021 20:30:05
As a few above have said I think anger is the feeling at the moment. I've gone past frustration and onto anger now.
I want Nuno to stay and not the Nuno who speaks with forked tongue.
I have ever growing thoughts in my head about Ian Cathro's level of influence on the coaching side.
I've no proof, no evidence but it makes me wonder why a side that played the same lX for 11 games when we were promoted, attacked teams at will and scored great team goals now can't pass to another gold shirt unless it's sideways or backwards and can't score for toffee.
SOMETHING dramatic has changed and none of us know why.
I appreciate Nuno picks the team, the tactics or is meant to but lots of managers/ head coaches trust in their right hand man.
One thing is for sure is that things need changing again drastically.
I want the 'we remain humble' days back, the laughing smiling Nuno, not the frowning sad 'we search for solutions Nuno'


18.) 12 Feb 2021 22:37:42
So Jota and Doherty were the only regular 1st teamers sold last season and we signed: Ait Nouri, Semedo, Hoever, Marcal, Vitinha and Fabio Silva. I would say we've increased out squad by 4 as we've lost 2 but signed 6. The problem is the injuries.


19.) 13 Feb 2021 10:14:27
Nuno has already admitted that Silva was to be slowly integrated into the team but injuries have dictated otherwise. Yes the injuries to Raul and Jonny have been unfortunate but to blame the change on club doctor is ridiculous especially as Jonny suffered an ACL and nobody could have prepared us for the Jimenez head injury.


20.) 13 Feb 2021 12:12:58
Agree about the injuries but dubious about some of them being accidental. Traore accidentally had his arm pulled out of the socket, several times. Jimenez accidentally assaulted etc. I played football I know all about accidentally on purpose.


21.) 13 Feb 2021 13:25:43
Jas Numerically you are correct but as I said in my answer to you I don't count RAN, Vitor, Hoever or Silva as none of them are ready to play first team football yet and I would imagine only Hoever ever will at Wolves.
Presumably Nuno agrees as Vitor rarely plays despite all the problems in mid, RAN has only played more because Marcal was injured, {Injuries have obviously been a major issue and although you can argue that isn't the clubs fault the failure to have credible contingency plans in place is} Hoever plays even less than Vitor and Silva - well I think enough has been said.
But its not just the lack of quality we signed but the fees and wages we paid out/ agreed to pay out that will hurt the club for years to come.
Fortunately Vitor and RAN can be let go this summer but Silva is with us for the next 4 years
Re the Doctor it was a throw away comment but we do now seem to have lots of smaller niggles (excluding Jimenez and otto's long term injuries) and players are out for disappointingly long periods compared to the previous two years when we had no injuries of any sort!
Of course this may just be unlucky but we do seem to be v unlucky every where now compared to previously.


22.) 13 Feb 2021 14:34:01
Thanks Future, like you I am loving seeing some of the old regulars getting involved this last week. Such a good forum for an interesting mix of views 👍.


23.) 13 Feb 2021 16:24:00
Actually Bully I think you hit it on the nail in your post above re Trench coats.
There is no conspiracy it has just been a series of v bad and easily avoidable errors by people who aren't up to the job - Nuno may well have to take some of the blame as you say but in my view the major errors aren't his fault!
I completely agree that everything, as I said in my first post on this thread, was done with our eyes open and being fully aware of what we were doing. nothing was hidden from the fans!
Further I fully expect Nuno to select the team.
I would also be astonished and disappointed if he didn't lead training
But, like at most clubs, (all? ), I strongly suspect he won't have carte blanche on transfers.
We don't know what input he has and thus how much blame attributes to him for this summer's errors but as you make clear the 2 other voices at the club - when most things went swimmingly - Podence and Neto more than compensating for Cutrone for example - both left before the summer and were replaced by people who axiomatically didn't do as well!
That isn't Nuno's fault!
Has he done as well with what he was given - after injuries and the aging process took its toll - is a matter of debate.
Maybe I give him to much credit and certainly the 5th round game was a disgrace and his constant changing of formations/ tactics and selections is also v difficult to rationalise. However it wasn't a good hand he was dealt was it. Also as always most other clubs were going forwards as we deliberately (no conspiracy and maybe the people making those decisions couldn't see what they were doing even if it was obvious to me! ), decided to go backwards?
It was an insane decision but the fans were told about it and most were happy then.
Just because it has turned out, as it was always going to, as a total disaster they are now unhappy and looking for answers It is, as you say, not some evil master mind trying to destroy the club just an inadequate management team failing to do its job properly.


 

 

 

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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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04 Jan 2021 17:18:14
All teams go through dodgy spells and this is ours. The key issue is, how long will it last. We've been fortunate with injuries till now but we were always walking a tightrope in that regard with a small squad.

I personally think we have missed the chance to push on by wasting the last transfer window. I know a lot of people will disagree but I don't see Silva as a 35 mil player. 5 mil maybe. Ait-Nouri not any better than Vinagre.

We have got some promising players but needed more and better for this season rather than focusing too much on the future. This vital that we get experienced players in now. Centre Back, if possible, and obviously a striker.

I don't think Nuno has been happy for a while with our transfer policy so I expect him to make a point on Friday against Palace by playing a very inexperienced team.

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31 Aug 2021 23:24:43
Get ya old gold tinted glasses off Jas. Don't tell me you're not disappointed with today's proceedings. I can guarantee you that Bruno will be very disappointed as will the vast majority of wolves fans.

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31 Aug 2021 22:21:51
I said it at the time, nuno left because he was continually being let down by our transfer policy. Now it's Bruno's turn. He'll suck this one up and come out talking positively but he will be disappointed. Fosun are playing a dangerous game. To compete on the pitch, you have to compete in the transfer market. While I agree, that throwing big money at average players is not the way to go, but penny pinching is counter productive and will ultimately get us relegated.

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Dendonker didn't score?

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23 Aug 2021 18:06:50
Adama now very heavily linked with move to spurs. Looks like it's imminent. He's a massive player for us right now so I'd expect a top quality replacement if he's sold. Nothing less will do.

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23 Aug 2021 12:49:58
Bullysboy. Without neves on the pitch we would have been beaten by more than just the penalty that Sa gave away. Neves best player on the pitch by a country mile. And he's certainly not lazy. Gives his all every game and has done since he arrived.

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