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02 Oct 2021 13:40:37
Taff52 - haven't seen you post for a while?
Hope is all ok?

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26 Sep 2021 20:19:14
Ken - haven't seen you posting for quite a while. Hope you are well and getting out and about on your new flying machine, assume it doesn't run on unleaded, whilst the weather holds.

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1.) 27 Sep 2021 22:18:00
Hi future, firstly thanks for asking. I've been quite ill the past couple of weeks with all the symptoms of C.V. though tested negative more times than I care to mention! On the mend now i'm glad to say apart from my breathing (who needs hot air) . With having COPD whatever it is/ has been it's knocked me about quite badly but i'm thankful for the two jabs otherwise it could have been worse.
Football wise I think we are where I expected tbh I don't think anyone expected a win from the first 3 Watford I did expect but not the scrappy goals! Brentford I always thought we would struggle because its the sort of game we've lost over the last two years on a regular basis, beat the best lose to the Burnley's. Southampton, delighted for Raul hopefully he will now be boosted by that he took it so well. We can hopefully beat Newcastle next, just need to watch our near post!
Phil i'm glad you made it on time pal and while I know I shouldn't but you gave me a real chuckle and believe me its the first time i've found anything amusing in the last couple of weeks.
I could go on with personal opinions on a few things but I think i'll save it for another time, i'm exhausted and off to bed. Stay well everyone!


2.) 27 Sep 2021 22:33:14
v sorry to hear that!
Delighted you are on the road to recovery and hope 3 points on sunday cheered you up.
Whilst the game was not a classic and we certainly didn't cut them to ribbons with scintillating attacking play I don't think we were as bad as many make out and we WON!
ps Phil hope you got home ok and aren't too exhausted -what on earth did colleagues say when they found out about your adventure!


3.) 28 Sep 2021 19:08:30
Just seen the posts,
Hope you get feel better soon Ken, nice to read you had a chuckle and made you feel a little better.
Always your friend and want it to remain always same for you Thefutureisoldgold.
Thanks I got back OK last night and tonight all is good.
Take care and up the wolves.


 

 

05 Sep 2021 14:20:20
Phil - apologies didn't see your note untill last night and so response is on Banter 2.
Bully - many many tks.
Guess my generation is just the squezed middle.
First generation without final salary pensions (abolition of ACT, increased life expectancy and historically low gilt rates) .
First generation to have to pay for our children's education (collapse of state school 11-18 provision, imposition of fees and loss of grants for university education)
and first generation to have to pay for our parent's care, (unsurprising failure of social care to cope with growth of elderly population, the diaspora of families and the aforementioned increased life expectancy)
But we didn't go through the war or rationing and we could buy a house and get a well paid job when we left education so perhaps we all have our problems!
Footie is and will always for me be a big part of the "distraction" from problems and these last few years have indeed been golden. Happily Lage has impressed to date with his sensible tactics, ( we simply have to play 3 at the back with our current squad) and seemingly his man management, (Neves and Traore both showing admirable commitment to the cause despite all the rumurs to the contrary) so I'm hopeful that we can turn it around although v worried re Jimenez who looks a long way short of his best and yet is so so important, due to the abscence of any sort of suitable alternative, to that turnaround.

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1.) 05 Sep 2021 15:20:42
Good to see you thefutureisoldgold mate.


2.) 06 Sep 2021 07:00:30
Great to see you reply and always brill reading your posts Thefutureisoldgold.
I understand your post in that football the wolves is a distraction from the rigours of life.

Fingers crossed we beat Watford which imo by the law of averages will we by the amount of clear chances we have created in the previous opening games.
Fwaw.


3.) 06 Sep 2021 08:01:23
Ps I replied on banter 2 too.
Sorry for being all over the place.


4.) 06 Sep 2021 08:02:07
future good to see you back and well I trust? I wrote a very long post on here Friday night on my take of the situation! Sadly it didn't appear for some reason, not abusive or any bad language so don't know what happened. My lad has done a sh9rt skit film with Lad Bible about KFC, amusing if you have a moment!
Have bought a Mobility Scooter to escape the house, gold and black obviously! Took some finding!

Bruno has the team playing very good football and I'm sure results will come, Raul I'm sure will get sharpness back soon.
Recruitment has been poor yet again and whilst Fosun have been very good for Wolves as with most owners they aren't perfect. Despite what the cheerleaders may say!


5.) 06 Sep 2021 18:22:04
Phil, Ken and Rated good to hear from you all and tks.
Been in London today to see the people who I mentioned previously. 7.15AM starts, (means a 5.30 start from here), 5 days a week 12 month contract - it better pay well!
Ken being a luddite I failed to find your son's film - but saw quite a few humerous kfc films along the way - is there a link?
Gold and Black mobility scooter - fantastic - although v sorry if you need to have one as that doesn't sound great!
Have only commented in passing on the footie on this site as don't want to upset people.
However do you read the "Forum" - the vast majority of posters/ comments on there are far less subtle about Silva and Shi and the value of their contributions over the past year or so!
Agree re Lage and agree that the first 11 looks absolutely fine - IF Jimenez returns to form.
However whilst I thought last summers transfer window was bad - and it seems that even the most diehard Shi lovers now accept that it was, although not all think it was his fault, this one was worse! The need was more obvious, (last summer many people, [not me], didn't accept that there was a need but as stated above virtually everyone, bar it seeems Shi, now does! ) and pressing.
Yet still we failed to address fundamental needs.
I know people will say they tried and come up with all sorts of perfectly reasonable sounding reasons/ excuses why this transfer or that one failed to go though but its simple - TRY HARDER!
I'm not interested in excuses but results and quite simply you failed again.


6.) 06 Sep 2021 19:33:33
future. Sadly I'm no better with computers despite running computer companies for over 30 years! Sad to admit I know! I'll try and find a link. Rather you than me with the early starts! My day starts with my wife bringing me a coffee in bed around 9 am! I pay in other ways trust me! One of the joys of retirement I guess, many downsides though. Take care.


7.) 07 Sep 2021 11:35:02
The FIGold I've only just read your post thanks to Phils reference. I really feel for you, I had a similar situation and unfortunately for me it led to a stay in hospital and outpatient counsellings. I thought I was so strong and it proved I couldn't handle it all. This was ages ago now but in hindsight I should of off loaded some of it and not been so proud. Instead I took it out on alcohol. So please mate be even stronger and don't burn yourself out and get help with the duties if your able. Easy to say hard to do, but I can imagine the stress and worries. Wolves were my only source of enjoyment in the last year and this forum a way of contact, I hope you can seek some relief in posting on here, and never feel embarrassed, we'll all have different views and we'll all upset others at some point but we can be a support for each other too. Phil post always brighten my day and he's had his troubles your posts are always a good read. So like the pack we'll pull through together and I'm confident Lage and the boys can do very well this year. They excelled in the first 3 and I never expected that. The real test for me is Watford. Best wishes tfig.


 

 

04 Aug 2021 20:07:10
Ken - I note the drill is called Ken?
Also is that you with Joanna the spirit level?
Actually thought it was quite funny!
Well done to him - is there a second episode?

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1.) 04 Aug 2021 22:31:52
future. No sadly I was hoping there would be. He had nothing to do with the choice of names. He's doing quite well atm giving up the night job thankfully. Think he's filming in Leicester next week so might actually get see him in person which would be a nice change. Take care, hope you're keeping busy.


2.) 05 Aug 2021 03:23:03
Delighted for him.
What is he up to this time?
It must be going well if he can not only get work but work that pays well enough to live off without another income stream and by the sounds of things that living isn't even with you? .
He looks pretty young though so assume it was not his daughter that you came to see in London then?
Do you get down there often?
I was in London again today as I was negotiating over another walk - this time with a US lawyer who had been on the walk last week with friends and now wants to bring clients.
12 people, drinks before, drinks half way round and then a meal after and I get paid silly money to attend all this and provide them with a 90 min walk.
Hopefully I will be doing a fair few whilst summer is still with us and people can walk after work!
Walking for my own pleasure with a friend on thursday 12 miles so keeping fit as well
Been offered a ticket for Brentford away in Jan at their new ground by a Brentford season ticket holder so will be adding another new ground this season. Am keen to do a few more but games these days are nealy all all ticket affairs and its a fag to get organised.
Much preferred it when you could decide on the day if you wanted to go and then could travel to the ground and stand confidently in line assured that you would eventually get a ticket - to stand as well!
Getting nervous though as with just over a week to go we still haven't made the senior CB, CM or CF signings we have been neeeding for 4 transfer windows now.
Sounds as if Leicester have a bit of an injury crisis of their own though, mainly at CB, so maybe we might get off to a better start than I fear?


3.) 05 Aug 2021 16:55:42
future. That sounds great! It's good to hear that it's going well and your number of contacts is increasing. Always thought that the best way to progress is word of mouth. Nothing is more positive!
I believe the Leicester gig is a small independent film production that's a horror movie, he loves all that stuff and the technical things that go into it. They've been let down by someone who was cast so they want him to step in. It means he has to move other things around but is waiting to read the script to make sure it's for him. Sounds picky I know but he knows what he's doing, so he tells me anyway. He's not terribly young by the way he was 30 a few weeks ago. I must admit he's lucky in that he can get away with playing a wide age group.
As for football I'm staying off the subject. I've said my bit for now and made my view clear. I think it's been poor so far, I just hope it improves before the deadline!


 

 

20 Jul 2021 14:11:49
Ken - is your boy the ref in apocalypse wow - in the black and white stripped shirt? V v odd show but I watched it all and have set series link!

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1.) 20 Jul 2021 18:01:24
Yes that's him, bless him, the things you do for money! I hope if he manages to have a successful career and eventually gets on a talk show and is asked "What was your first role on screen" he can answer "Gimp" and stop the conversation for a moment! He gets the onscreen credit for it at the end. Obviously our age group is not exactly the target audience, at least you'd hope not. He gained a lot from it though talking to all the tech people certainly increased his knowledge. Some of the cast were up their own you know what but most people he met were great. Series all filmed over 5 days of long hours fed and watered plus hotel so looked after. Now back in the night job and auditions, life. I was going to post in a day or two we are down in London ATM playing with granddaughter. Great fun. Hope your quarantine is going OK!


2.) 20 Jul 2021 20:03:40
I know one of the 'pros' on that show and he said a lot of people had a really inflated opinion of themselves. Not the sort of show I'd normally watch but when you know someone on it, it's worth a look if only to give a bit of ribbing!


3.) 20 Jul 2021 20:18:23
Well i'm watching your son on TV so quarantine is absolutely fine and only 2 days left - assuming continued negative lateral flow tests for all.
ps hope you enjoy London and especially your grand daughter
pps I can guess which ones were not so helpful but all experience, knowledge and contacts are good in any field but particularly your sons chosen one.


4.) 22 Jul 2021 14:30:32
future, I've watched it a few more times now, things dad's do I guess and I'm getting into it a bit. Have to see the whole series anyway so I have to get used to it! Apart from sport I generally watch very little TV. Mainly because there not a lot worth watching most of the time. If you are interested he did a thing for social media a few weeks ago that made me laugh a lot. It's on YouTube about a guy who forms a new relationship with a power drill. Weird I know! But funny, at least I found it so. It can be found obviously on YouTube "on the tools bryan" it's 5mins long.


 

 

 

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24 Oct 2021 11:00:08
Arddunby and Ken - it was a strange period. The "greats" according to the fans - Bowles, Marsh, Hudson, Currie, Mckenzie, Worthington, Osgood etc etc were not really recognised by England but Peter Storey, Brian Greenhof, Mike Pejic, Bob Latchford, Trevor Cherry and countless other solid uninspiring journeymen were often choosen.
Sadly not unlike many Wolves fans today the various England managers of the 70's weren't too keen on erratic skill and preferred stable solidity - Brian Greenhof and Peter Storey probably got more caps than Hudson and Currie!
ps Ken I had purple velvet flairs in the late 60s and lots of flower power shirts and big big ties!
Maybe the 60s and 70s weren't all that great after all!

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22 Oct 2021 21:15:28
Ken - also apologises to you for not replying re Derek Parkin.
Surely if Terry Cooper - one of the best 3 English LBS in my life time ( Cole and Sansom being the other 2) had not played at the same time he would have got a bucket load of caps. V solid player in a team that was - even including Nuno's team - our most succesful side since the 50s!

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22 Oct 2021 11:48:50
Arddunby - polish up your CV. There is a job as a business analyst waiting for you in the "City" as you are spot on with everything you say.
Also remember in 71-74 football was a lot simpler as no one had any money and it was all about talent development/ scouting, tactics etc.
Hence Ipswich for example could be a European super power on the back of Bobby Robson and Derby and Forest bestrode the game as a consequence of the genius that was Brian Clough.
Now the CEO/ owner is the most important person at the club as the game is simply about money and global money at that.
Hence Chelsea are European Champions and the big 6 exist and have won virtually all of the domestic trophies for many many years now.
In Fosun we have a pretty good owner but as you say it is going to be v v hard as the big 6 aren't going to let us take their ball away without a fight ( and a dirty one at that! ) .
I also struggle to see Newcastle sweeping to the top any time soon despite the owners ambitions as the big 6 will ensure every barrier that can be put in their path will be.
Leicester, WH and one or two others including hopefully us are pushing at the door but it isn't going to be easy and I accept patience - not something io have in abundance is going to be needed. [I guess that is why I am so intolerant of the obvious mistakes made by the club in the last 2 years - we were/ are close to becoming a member of the big "7" (or 6 or 8? ) but we have v v few chances to cross the divide and mistakes that put us back a couple of years and several places in the league are thus v hard to stomach! ].

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22 Oct 2021 09:57:37
Arddunby - I have criticised lots of aspects of Fosun's reign - whilst acknowledging that relative to previous regimes of the last 50 years its has been amazingly succesful!
As I am v v greedy and like "Oliver" I want more before it is too late for me!
The transfer dealing of the last two years - and I know people have defendeed Shi and the club strongly against my view - have been v poor (no point rehashing as we all know the facts) and to date our exploitation of the brand in overseas markets and in the UK has been v modest ( the accounts prove this - sorry dull I know! ) .
However the recent steps show that we, as a club, are addressing the key issue of revenue streams and with Lage getting the team to play good stuff (some of the time) and win (some of the time - although oddly rarely it seems doing both at the same time! ) I am pretty excited and happy that we are moving in the right direction - albeit slower than I greedily want!

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21 Oct 2021 03:01:50
I would assume that most fans in America/ China/ India/ Malaya etc etc or any other major non European/ south American market we may look to exploit don't "support" a team in the way you and I do but will watch/ follow any team that wins - like in fact millions of people in the UK - the average Man U fan lives in Bournemouth and like these "new" fans will never visit the stadium of the team they follow.
if we get followers in new markets sponsors from those markets will want to associate themselves with us paying us money - check out the accounts of Man u etc - this is where they make the money. In 2020 over 50% of united's £500+m of revenue came from commercial activities - sponsorship/ merchandising etc.
In the year to May 2019 - the year we came 7th and weren't affected by C.V. our gate Receipts were just over £11m out of turnover for Wolves of £172m so even doubling the stadium is irrelevant financially.
The big clubs make hundreds of millions from overseas activities sponsorship, tv rights etc if we want to compete sadly it is the only way.
In answer to your last q - because the team wins it has absolutely nothing to do with the stadium.
How else do you define the big teams or how do you think they became big teams - the big 6 in England win all the trophies.
Its actually v simple - win matches money rolls in lose matches you have an empty stadium and no money
So to win matches you have to invest in the team and that requires revenue streams and as shown above they don't come from stadiums but commercial activities sponsorship/ merchandising so in this instance I can't complain at all about what Fosun are attempting to do ie develop commercial activities in the US markets.

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22 Oct 2021 21:36:24
Phil - tks
ps Does anyone know what has happened to Baza he hasn't posted for ages?

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22 Oct 2021 19:11:07
Phil - first apologies for the delay in replying to you.
Second apologies if I made you feel as if you had to apologise.
I completely accept your well made point that it is all a matter of opinions and you should never be browbeaten by someone who has a different one - so sorry if I was OTT in my support of Podence and Traore.

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19 Oct 2021 21:40:54
Ken it must be our age. Have you read the book "When flair wore flares" .
In the early 70s every club it seems had a flair player who tried to make things happen accepting that it meant they gave the ball away on occassions
As I say over and over again its about balance. We need players to keep the ball, rotate it round and give us control - Moutinho, Neves etc. However we also need players willing to do high risk high reward things at certain times as well to break down orgainsed defences. This is what Podence, Neto and Traore do.
Clearly on some days they lose possesion more often than they succesfully create things and consequently attract criticism but we need to support these players not castigate them as they are the ones that win games. If they stop trying stuff and go "safe" we won't be embarrassed and might get a few low scoring draws but we won't win many!
So please cut Traore and Podence some slack and we might well see the rewards with more performances like this weekend's from the two of them.

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18 Oct 2021 15:13:12
Abbey spot on.
Traore could sit down in the centre circle and play cards with 3 of their defenders and not get an assist or goal all season and yet still be a diamond for us as it is the 3 DEFENDERS bit that counts.
He is a game changer capable of doing things few others in the Prem can (Salah, Saint Maximan (sp? ) at Newcastle, Grealish and the Hazard of his Chelsea days and perhaps at a push Zaha? ) and that forces the other team's manager to change his game plan and defensive system to our overall benefit.
I agree he doesn't finish well and we don't get as much out of him as I would like (assists) but I am confident that with Jimenez back and now hopefully Hwang as well providing a real threat and target for him he will get better outcomes over the next few weeks. In any case though with Neto, Podence and him as options in the New year we really should be strong going forwards.
You all know I am worried re CM - we are an injury to Neves away from a crisis - and CB (AFN will cause us issues) and am v scared we won't solve these issues yet again this January window but Lage and the team are performming fine and the energy and spirit in the squad is great to see.
The emergence of Kilman and the promise of Hwang have been the real positives this season so far (along with Sa who looks a steal cf Patricio) and now my prediction of 18 points from the 8 games starting at Newcastle (6 from 6 so far) doesn't look quite so bold.

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17 Oct 2021 12:32:36
Norfolk - Good post
As Phil acknowledges I am a huge Traore fan and although his performance yesterday was another "curates egg" with sadly a good chance going begging he was alongside Podence (who I also unfashionably am a big fan of - see rumours page right now where there are two of my posts from 10 days ago singing his praises) turned the game for us.
So I agree it is sad that not everyone can see the positives and criticise Lage and the players ( ironically notably and most frequently and vitriolically Traore and Podence! ) who other than the Brentdord game have actually been fine this year so far.
I also agree that there are areas to improve and am even more delighted you acknowledge this!

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