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04 Jul 2021 14:46:55
Talking Wolves are saying Vinagre is joining Sporting on a permanent deal worth £10m.
No confirmation as yet.

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1.) 04 Jul 2021 15:16:02
Wouldn't take any notice of them mate.


2.) 04 Jul 2021 15:51:05
Talking Wolves is chatting pup. This is the person who claims Patricio’s Wife doesn’t want to leave the West Midlands for Roma. That account just regurgitates any old nonsense.


3.) 04 Jul 2021 16:34:02
Not sure what you are on about Debbie as it's well known that she is well into her grey paes and bacon, bathams bitter, dog racing down Monmore, 'osses at Dunstall and of course the mixed grill down at the Builder's Arms followed by several swift pints at the Combermere before last orders is rung.


4.) 04 Jul 2021 16:45:27
Been lots of rumours of interest in Vinagre from both Sporting and Benfica. As we are also supposed to be interested in players at both clubs you'd think we'd be trying to trade him towards those.
Wonder what's happening regarding Rafa Mir?


5.) 04 Jul 2021 18:16:00
Ken68 re mir he has said to wolves he would like to stay in Spain and he will not sign a contract extension so assuming the artical is correct I would presume he will in a realistic world be valued at 5_6 million pounds that isn't a bad profit for us and with having silva that (Jeff) personally brought and thinks the lad will go far I think selling MIR at a profit not to bad of a situation I personally would love to see a box to box player and I've read some article that THE LEGEND Steve bull has said he thinks that (sissko spurs) is surplus to requirements and would be a excellent edition to our squad has a heart of a lion and can run all day experienced player can play in number of positions i'm not saying its what we are going for but I would PERSONALLY love him to join us wages should not be a problem and price should not be that much.


6.) 04 Jul 2021 18:39:25
Giant I'd seen that he won't sign a new contract and he wants to stay in Spain, I just wondered if anything was happening. After the year he's had I think above 10m would be more like it. I believe Huesca had agreed 9m but they have been relegated and don't have the money required.
Sissoko the problem is probably age against him. Not a bad player though.


7.) 04 Jul 2021 19:20:36
Sky Sports transfer centre reporting Ait Nouri and Vinagre transfers both happening next week also both 10m.


 

 

04 Jul 2021 10:09:14
Trincao signed on loan from Barcelona for the season with an option to buy at the end of £25m per Spiers.

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{Ed002's Note - Francisco Trincao (RW) It has not worked out well after Barcelona paid well over the odds for him. Jorge Mendes is offering him around to the clubs he has influence over and Wolves might bite as a potential Traore replacement. An initial loan would work.}


1.) 04 Jul 2021 10:28:56
‘Try before you buy’ is a good option for Wolves, Ed, after last summer. I don’t see Trincao as a replacement for Traore but certainly an additional option whether or not Traore is sold. On the Traore point if he doesn’t sign a new contract and we can’t command the fee we want then I hope we can negotiate a hefty sell-on clause (ala the RAN deal) rather than be caught at the behest of the market dip.

{Ed002's Note - Adama Treore (RW) not keen on a new contract - Leeds have asked Wolves about his availability and it would not be a surprise to see some interest from Spurs. Could potentially interest Klopp again. Wolves will want a new contract agreed.}


2.) 04 Jul 2021 12:25:39
NES - it doesn't sound a daft move does it. With Neto injured he should get game time and we will find out if he is good enough. He will be 22 next season so whilst not quite now or never he should be pretty close to where he is going to be as an adult player.
His record is a little thin but I gather he had injuries. 6 caps for Portugal and a stellar youth record (as Silva had mind) though is not a bad thing to bring to the table.
The downside is low - you send him back. The upside is obviously significant. £25m is a large fee for Wolves but if he is as good as the hype ( they rarely are mind) he could be a bargain.
Re Traore completely agree
I have seen the Leeds rumours before - odd as Traore doesn't work hard enough for the Leeds style and in Harrison and Raphina they are strong in WF posistions.
However firstly I doubt they can afford him and 2ndly if he was made avaiable you would think most of the major teams in Europe would be intereted- raw talents of his sort are v v rarely available and particularly at the sort of fee Wolves might sell at.


3.) 04 Jul 2021 14:19:46
Traore will end up back at Barcelona if he goes! Why would he swap wolves for Leeds they did a Sheffield utd of last season came under the radar but second season got found out and relegation every season one club do what Leeds did this season but many of them never back it up second season.


4.) 04 Jul 2021 15:03:12
Giant we did!
Obviously though I agree with you re Traore and Leeds - in football terms it is at best it is a sideways move. So why move unless they are paying absolutely stupid money but he'd almost certainly get that elsewhere and for far better teams - which makes it mad of course that we aren't paying him!
Having said that I think Leeds will do ok this year as the quality of players - Raphina, Phillips, Meslier, Dallas etc - they have are much better than SU had.
Agreed their style will not be such a shock so it won't be easy but i'm pretty sure there will be worse teams than them next year.


5.) 04 Jul 2021 16:22:02
Because we have to be creative on transfer according to Jeff this probably comes under that heading. If we'd had the cash we could have saved a few million but needs must. He's played a good number of games in his season at Barcelona so is obviously a good player and it was a big step up for him. He's played with Neto so I see it as a positive. It makes sense for Barcelona as they will show a profit so if it works out everyone is happy. If Traore goes for 40m plus either now or 25m next season if his contract runs down we hopefully will have a quality wide player ready.
Now for the midfield attacker and defender!


 

 

02 Jul 2021 17:22:54
RAN signed for £10m + 50% sell on clause.

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1.) 02 Jul 2021 17:30:35
I understand that Jeff has promised to pay a consultancy fee to TFIOG on this deal. Well called.


2.) 02 Jul 2021 18:07:45
Vinagre also on the verge of permanently signing for Sporting Lisbon according to Spiers.


3.) 02 Jul 2021 18:11:48
The fee is about right tbh and yes future wasn't wrong. As for the 50 percent sell on clause well some poor negotiation by Jeff if true. Half the sell on for no risk!


4.) 02 Jul 2021 18:15:16
Fair price for a good talent.


5.) 02 Jul 2021 18:27:59
Ken apparently there’s the option to buy out in full (which for whatever reason I’m assuming is another £10m) .
Shi gambling that the lad will be big time.


6.) 02 Jul 2021 19:01:46
NES that makes a little more sense.


7.) 02 Jul 2021 19:58:31
Decent buy decent price, need some more additions.


8.) 03 Jul 2021 07:58:04
I really hope not unless he is going to play as a winger because the lad simply cannot defend.


9.) 03 Jul 2021 08:48:54
Shame we ate buying our ex loan players who did not really set the world on fire. we must do better and get some experienced prem players in.


10.) 04 Jul 2021 10:37:24
I really don’t get why people think experience helps! We had a seriously unlucky injury to our star striker. So we tried a youngster because Nuno didn’t have any other option who ended up doing well. Overall.

Lage is known for playing youngsters and helping them to grow. I’d rather see Otasowie play then us signing lundstrem from Sheffield United or Ait Nouri over Van antholt.

If at the end of the day it doesn’t work, fine you can say I told you so. But if I’m honest I want us to sign more first team youngsters.


11.) 04 Jul 2021 17:24:56
NES - If what you say is correct it really is a clever trade.
Buy him for 10 never sell or sell for less than 10 then we will have paid 10 and saved the excess 8m we were going to pay.
Sell him for upto 26 and we are still better off. If sold at say 24 we paid 10 then half of surplus 14 which is 7 so we only paid 17 not 18 but sold at 24 ie we make 1m more profit.
At 26 it obviously breaks even.
Between 26 and 30 we lose cf original deal {eg at 28 we either pay the extra 10 meaing he cost 20 or we split the excess of 18 which is 9 meaning he cost 19 and we only make 9 profit - from 28 not the 10 we would have made at a price of 18} but above 30 we pay the extra 10 to buy out the option - meaning yes he has cost 20 not 18 but we only do that as we are selling at 30+ so making a 10+ profit which is more than we would if we split the excess and let's be honest can't be all bad.
Shame the option can't be bought out at 8 or it would have been impossible to lose. But a v v fair sharing of risk and reward - in fact probably in our favour!
Well done Jeff!


 

 

08 Jun 2021 18:03:09
Bruno Lage has arrived at Molineux.

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1.) 08 Jun 2021 18:40:05
Saw the pic of Bruno Lage outside the Mol a few minutes ago! exciting times.


2.) 08 Jun 2021 19:22:15
Tbh I was underwhelmed by the possibility of Lage becoming our manager looking at the nuts and bolts of his CV. However the more I’ve heard about him (some very good testimonies) the more I’ve warmed to the prospect.

We’ve invested heavily in youth and this guy could start to harvest that. That really enthuses me.

So a bit of excitement and a bit of hope.
COYW.


3.) 09 Jun 2021 10:38:14
Looking forward to a new energy under Bruno Lage at Mol and an exciting summer with a few new faces. In Lage we trust. COYW.


 

 

12 Apr 2021 17:51:50
I’m hearing that Neto has a serious knee injury and is out for the season. Neves has also apparently tested positive for C.V.
Not confirmed yet.

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1.) 12 Apr 2021 18:09:14
Sums up the season. struggle to get a team out on Saturday!


2.) 12 Apr 2021 18:49:41
True NigelT but hopefully the likes of Gibbs White, Otasowie and Vitinha might get some game time.
What we need is youngsters grabbing opportunities and showing the management team that a fortune doesn’t need to be paid on injury cover.


3.) 12 Apr 2021 20:30:53
With WBA winning tonight, I suspect our clash with them will be a massive game for both sides.


4.) 12 Apr 2021 21:19:12
Bound to happen. always does.


5.) 13 Apr 2021 06:50:19
Of course, WBA could make a hash of their next two fixtures. Leicester and Villa.


6.) 20 Apr 2021 13:43:23
They need a miracle to stay up Wolves however should be able to be more experimental with those younger players and hopefully give Corbeanu some game time too.


 

 

 

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20 Jun 2021 13:02:47
Anybody think that John Egan could be a decent signing for us? He’s pretty decent in the air at set pieces.

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1.) 20 Jun 2021 18:18:26
In their first year up the 3 CBs at SU got rave reviews but I think last year at least one of them (? ) was out long term which negatively impacted upon both the team's performances and thus one's views on them as individuals. However trying to look beyond the debacle of the team's season I think that at a resonable price, circa £10m (? ) he could be a solid experienced option.


2.) 20 Jun 2021 18:42:10
Sign up Shaqiri, no-brainer! FWAW.


3.) 20 Jun 2021 18:50:26
I agree TFIOG that there are one or two reasonably-priced potential buys from the SU defence. Preston, I was thinking about Shaqiri this morning and at his age a deal is there to be had. As an attacking midfield player with good delivery, a left-foot and a decent shot he wouldn’t be the worst addition to the squad and add experience to help the youngsters.


4.) 20 Jun 2021 19:05:27
Looks like lage is intent on buying some very promising youngsters as well as more established ones
Beginning to get moving
Coyw.


5.) 20 Jun 2021 20:22:57
Greyleg - The kid from Brazil for example sounds v promising but we do need, as you say, to balance the youngters for the future with a few more experienced heads for the now and not sure how much we have to spend.

Pointless bringing in a load of super talented kids but having to sell the guts of the current side to finance it and then the kids leave after a year as they don't want to play Championshiup football!

Getting the balance right is difficult but essential!


6.) 20 Jun 2021 21:16:27
In terms of transfer speculation the press have pulled out the scattergun we are seemingly being linked with any number of inexperienced players. As they say in horse racing they're orf'. Heads down folks!


7.) 21 Jun 2021 09:30:09
Didn't Jeff Shi recently say that the squad would be added to with experienced players aswell as still buying good youngsters. I know that that was the case when Nuno was still manager.


8.) 21 Jun 2021 10:10:09
Jas getting that balance right will be tough. Presumably we have a limited budget, ( all press speculation indicates that we have modest sums available unless we sell our diamonds and that rarely works as finding better than you've got for less is obviously v v difficult) and the youngsters if they are any good won't be free so that's why I think we need to pick up a couple of cheap/ free vets - hence my comments on Bertrand etc.
Not sure how many bodies we need to add but with the number of still injured players and the gaps that existed in the squad even before the injuries it is not small just to get to a par sized squad and if we want to develop we probably need a couple more than par.
Suspect that it is therefore not a 1 window project to (re) build the squad but great to hear Shi making the right noises.


9.) 21 Jun 2021 10:43:51
The free transfer market might be good for us to look at quite a few decent players on a free.


10.) 21 Jun 2021 11:28:31
Let's be honest here people. The press can speculate all they want but we all know that they nothing. Last week was a perfect example. How many of the media reported Yerson Mosquera was on our radar. They only reported it after it was all finalised.


11.) 21 Jun 2021 14:20:08
Hearing what Jeff shi was saying the South American Market as been on our radar for some time, both for talent and commercial exposure. The two go hand in hand so given brext and our free world access we can perhaps expect more 'unknowns' from the area, but, bringing in 2o Yr olds from Colombia to the premier elite is a risky venture and we need some home grown experienced players to balance things out. The likes of sellers must know this and already formed a list of wants. Let's hope so.


12.) 21 Jun 2021 18:05:15
True to form again Jas M, the press know very little about our transfers until Shi/ Molineux wants them to.
I'd rather it be that way tbh, as fans we all like to be in the know but Fosun are strict business people so good on them they run the club that way.


13.) 21 Jun 2021 20:01:46
I want to see a few oven-ready tbh. We can't have a bench devoid of experience this year. Should be no excuses we know what can happen!


14.) 21 Jun 2021 21:28:09
Leo Campana played full 90 minutes for Ecuador in their latest Copa America tie. Must be worth a look in pre-season.


15.) 21 Jun 2021 22:01:58
Are these going,
Patricio
Coady
Kilman
Saiis
Moutinho
Neves
Traore
Neto
Jimenez
Johnny
Marcal
?


16.) 21 Jun 2021 23:34:59
Patricio and Moutinho in my opinion are definitely going. Neves will go if the right offer is made, same with Traore.

I would sell/ move on:
Saiss, Kilman, Cutrone, MGW

Promote to the senior squad: Marques and Corbeanu.

Buy: Joachim Anderson, Maximilian Arnold, Dumfries and Yaremchuk.

Assess during pre season: Lonwijk, Jordao and Shabani.


17.) 22 Jun 2021 07:14:09
Rui as good as gone according to Sky. Its just a thought but the youngsters have been coached and played to Nunos style, they may not fit ideally into Brunos ideas. Corbenau in particular, I think he has a tremendous future but is he what bruno can mould into first team? It's going to be a merry go round and it's 'the pack ' the unity I fear losing.


18.) 22 Jun 2021 09:32:02
Seems like this lage wants rid of nunos legacy, which fair play if he wants his style and system, but it might take a while, prepare for another long haul, but coyw.


 

 

19 Jun 2021 17:41:11
Nelson Semedo shows us at international level that he has no interest in cutting out crosses or shots. He has the unique style of contorting his body to avoid contact with the ball. He cannot be our No 1 right back and we must cut our losses on this guy this summer.

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1.) 19 Jun 2021 17:57:31
Spot on NES.
Leaves his man SO much space.


2.) 19 Jun 2021 18:40:03
Agree NES. Semedo has no defensive appetite.


3.) 19 Jun 2021 19:53:10
It just goes to show how little Benfica, Barcelona, Wolves and Fernando Santos know about football.


4.) 19 Jun 2021 20:37:31
It seemed to me that the wing back did not track back, and Semedo went narrow leaving the German opposing wing back space to cross on 2 occasions. There is a possible flaw in Portugal set up, because if Semedo had stayed wide, the gap would have been in the centre. One for the tactician.


5.) 19 Jun 2021 20:56:21
Ok Jas, point taken.


6.) 19 Jun 2021 22:22:30
It is one for the tacticians but you make setting your tactics so much more difficult where you’re having to provide cover to shield an obvious flaw in a key piece of your defence. Rumour has it that we’re looking at the Rangers left back. If he’s any good I’d switch Johnny to right back when fit. In my book Hoever in one match at Old Trafford showed more defensively than Semedo did in the whole season and will be the answer to that question in the long run.
Semedo has improved over the last few months but these recurring frailties will continually find him out in the Premier League.


7.) 20 Jun 2021 07:16:26
Not particularly a Semedo fan, but I felt he was let down last night.
He constantly had to come in to cover forward runs through the centre from German players and that left the wing completely exposed, which the Germans exploited very well.
Thought the Portuguese lack of tactical management made an "average" German side look better than they are.


8.) 20 Jun 2021 09:29:57
I thought the Germans were excellent a lot above average but that's just my opinion.
Semedo was caught wanting at times whether that is down to the Germans playing well or the coaching and game plan from the Portuguese manager or semedo not good enough.
The debate on semedo is understandable imo.
Ronaldo goal was brilliant world class like no other player how Ronaldo headed the corner clear and sprinted the length of the pitch his awareness his physical fitness at his age was just breath taking.


9.) 20 Jun 2021 10:46:40
Would we take Ronaldo at the age of 36?
You bet we would and he'd play every game.
Moutinho is 35 I think, surely for his experience alone he's worth keeping for the last year of his contract, even if he only sits on the bench and can come on for the last 15 of a game. Why are we considering letting that knowledge go?


10.) 20 Jun 2021 11:50:18
I have no spite against Semedo and I want him to succeed as much as the rest of you. But why does he back off more often than try to keep tight to a winger or wing back and why does he always try to get out of the way of crosses and shots rather than block? Over Nuno’s tenure I never felt we had the best defenders and I always worried about the zonal set up. But what you could say was that our guys would put their bodies on the line and block everything they could (typified by Doherty and Johnny on the flanks) . Not always pretty but it was effective and we built a reputation for being tight defensively. My hope is that Lage and his team will fix this problem or move him on quickly.
Also as our marquee experienced signing last summer why aren’t we seeing reports that NES will return to sign Semedo in his next role? We shouldn’t focus on selling our Crown Jewels but more on fixing what isn’t working in the squad.


11.) 20 Jun 2021 13:54:18
Bigcheese68, think he'd be a luxury spectator on-allegedly- £100k a week.


 

 

22 May 2021 08:04:53
I have become frustrated with the negative playing style, players find a bit of space in front of them and then turn back, pass backwards and any forward momentum is lost. Nuno was criticised in previous posts for the negative style and the lack of goals.
I think Fosun have reviewed this and are looking for progression. This could be provided by Paolo Fonseca who has a first class record in all of his posts and his teams could be described as having more attacking intent than what we have been served of late.
We are indebted to Nuno but I think a considered view has been taken by the owners and it is right for both club and ex-employee who is moving on with his stock still high.

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1.) 22 May 2021 08:43:40
Get Lampard.


2.) 22 May 2021 09:00:48
Cant see lampard at wolves.
What about Rafa benitez?


3.) 22 May 2021 09:10:39
We don't need the Spanish waiter, how would he manage Saiss after the racism at Newcastle?


4.) 22 May 2021 09:24:06
What about Rafa Benitez?! Worse football ever! 😱.


5.) 22 May 2021 10:09:59
He'd sell him and buy Shelvey lol.


6.) 22 May 2021 10:33:32
If we get Fonseca, guess we're Nuno will end up.


7.) 22 May 2021 12:25:38
Lampard for me, but more in hope than expectation.


8.) 22 May 2021 12:27:56
Where? Please don't say Roma.


9.) 22 May 2021 18:42:04
Spurs, maybe?


 

 

26 Apr 2021 05:33:05
I wouldn’t sack Nuno as he has worked tirelessly for the team, club, the fans and the area in general. However it might be the right time for him to move to a new challenge.
If that is the case (and I await substantial flak), what about bringing in Big Sam when the Baggies go down (with a couple of their players)?

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1.) 26 Apr 2021 07:14:14
Big Sam?
Get ready for the flak NES.


2.) 26 Apr 2021 08:00:54
Your call Still a NES. Ha ha ha ha.


3.) 26 Apr 2021 08:27:25
Still can’t believe yesterday’s performance but surely we can’t play that badly again. Next weekend a massive game not just for the players and fans but for Nuno’s future.


4.) 26 Apr 2021 11:00:24
No way Big Sam! That is a backward step with mediocrity as an aspiration. We need a class replacement if Nuno goes, not someone with only one mindset. If all this above transpires we will lose players and Fosun will have to see a new manager with adequate funds to rebuild in his style.


 

 

21 Feb 2021 13:21:07
I think that Neto should take all direct free kicks on the right hand side of the box or central positions going forward. Give Neves and Mouthino a break. Any thoughts?

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1.) 21 Feb 2021 14:20:03
Yea, wouldn't let Mouthino near corners or free kicks. For whatever reason the idea of Pedro and him wasting corners and kicks by one jumping over the ball only fools themselves and takes a potential goal threat away from the opposition. Still hasn't seemed to sink in to them.


2.) 21 Feb 2021 14:31:34
Villa 2-0 down.


3.) 21 Feb 2021 15:27:48
NES - not a bad idea and let's be honest the free kicks from Moutinho and Neves have not been good for a while now.


4.) 21 Feb 2021 15:41:23
May well be a lucky bag but I wonder what kind of free kicks Adama could conjure up based on his strike against Leeds.


5.) 21 Feb 2021 16:12:38
Good shout there about Adama NES.


6.) 21 Feb 2021 16:58:10
Ok NES. I would volunteer to lay down behind the wall defending an Adama free kick!


 

 

 

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17 Jul 2021 07:48:12
I’m pleased with that Rated, Arsenal would have quibbled at paying the £40m+. In fact I think after last season and the fact he failed to break into the Portugal team for the Euros, I’m guessing he’ll be a man on a mission for this season. He would be hard to replace. We’ll see.

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15 Jul 2021 20:43:48
Agreed TFIOG, how much more useful would the Strategic Report be if they split out the revenue deferred to the next financial year from the lost revenue? But anyway they’re painting a financial picture of what could have been and it will be useful to do some benchmarking versus our peers and closest competitors (a treat for another day) .
Well-explained analysis of the likely accounting treatment of Fabio and his contract. Regardless of whether we classify Fabio as a fixed asset or an intangible let’s hope he provides us with some fair value on the pitch this season 👍.

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14 Jul 2021 23:23:09
Thanks for clarification Shanghai, your figure includes the deferred broadcasting revenues and mine didn’t.
Certainly a weird year to 31.05.20 with the season overhang.

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14 Jul 2021 17:23:06
Jas just google Wolverhampton Wanderers football club beta and you’ll get some Companies House options and be able to view the most recent filed accounts (I think the turnover was £132m in the last filed accounts) .
No great issue on the Jota deal as I’m guessing aside from the initial payment we would have the transfer balance included in the balance sheet as a contractual debtor.
‘Pool are watching their pennies to their great credit and the whole amount in the P&L of the year in which the transfer took place.

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04 Jul 2021 10:28:56
‘Try before you buy’ is a good option for Wolves, Ed, after last summer. I don’t see Trincao as a replacement for Traore but certainly an additional option whether or not Traore is sold. On the Traore point if he doesn’t sign a new contract and we can’t command the fee we want then I hope we can negotiate a hefty sell-on clause (ala the RAN deal) rather than be caught at the behest of the market dip.

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{Ed002's Note - Adama Treore (RW) not keen on a new contract - Leeds have asked Wolves about his availability and it would not be a surprise to see some interest from Spurs. Could potentially interest Klopp again. Wolves will want a new contract agreed.}


 

 

 

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01 Aug 2021 10:36:39
Doris is the Wolves equivalent of ‘Henry the mild-mannered janitor’ and nothing gets past her.
My tea-leaves suggest a £35 - £40 million sale coming to fruition on Wednesday / Thursday closely followed by a £25 - £27 million purchase a day or two later.
Weather or not our premonitions hold any precipitation is in the laps of the Weather Girls who apparently think it’s raining footballers! It’s a funny old game.

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15 Jul 2021 20:57:21
I have to say these conspiracy theories though conceived by a highly-rated poster, are wide of the mark.
I am more than happy to ‘come out’.
For the record I have no relationship to our former leader and my story is a glorious Wanderers journey, a ‘Never Ending Story’. As we approach a new season with fresh hope it’s ‘Still a Never Ending Story’.
Debunked and case closed.
Btw you never mentioned Debbie, she’s magic!

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

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

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06 Jul 2021 21:03:07
Fred Perry or A gassy lager called (Kronen) Borg.
Sorry.

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