Thank goodness for Ruben Neves.
Ruben’s tackling, Ruben’s passing, Ruben’s shooting, Ruben’s leadership, Ruben’s verbal peppering of the referee to get us the best outcome.
The latter won’t be to everyone’s taste but it’s part of the whole package that is leaving everything on the pitch for this football club.
It might be the worst start the team have endured since he joined from Porto but it’s also been his best.
He raised us from the canvas again yesterday with the ultimate response to Ben Mee’s scissor kick that felt like the precursor to another Wolves collapse.
Later, there was a passage of play that perfectly summed up the imbalance between his personal efforts and the shortcomings of those around him.
He played a smart give and go before unleashing a cross field pass that took out the entire Brentford defence and left Guedes running towards goal. When you felt he was certain to come inside and shoot he instead played a scuffed reverse pass to Costa and the move fizzled out.
That disconnect between the component parts of our attack remains the biggest problem.
Traore, Podence and Costa all did some good things individually in the game but there wasn’t much in the way of combination play.
The trio will now be broken up anyway after Diego dropped the nut on that man Mee. We know he does this type of thing so little point in condemning him for the stupidity.
Some will say it doesn’t matter because he hasn’t scored anyway, but I think his presence has brought structure to the team that we’ll be poorer without in the weeks ahead.
Boubacar had an interesting afternoon, giving the ball away more times than I care to remember but cancelling that out with relentless pressing and some key interceptions. I definitely think this team gains more than it loses with his inclusion.
Hopefully the injury to Nunes doesn’t see him out for long. There’s no doubt the adjustment to the Premier League has been uncomfortable for our record signing but I still believe he can be a key differential as we look to avoid the drop.
Not as key as Ruben of course who has again been linked with a move to Barcelona in the new year.
Think hard on that one Jeff.
We DESPERATELY NEED Ruben until at least the end of the season.
After that, if he goes, he goes with my blessing.
He’s been brilliant for us for many seasons, particularly during our recent struggles.
Some might say he deserves better.
Excellent post – thank you.
To put this result into perspective, it was a point, away from home, after going behind.
Wolves fought back, almost immediately, courtesy of Captain Courageous, Senor Neves.
Where we would be without him is anyone’s guess. Where we will be if he goes next January or Summer, well, it doesn’t bear thinking about.
But back to the game. The recipe for success, they say, is three points at home and a point away. That’s the point away. So what comes next may considerably change the outlook of all Wolves supporters, as we head into the World Cup break. Lower mid table – most of us would take that. Take that without hesitation, after the calamitous start to the season. It would buy Jeff Shi some time, although whether that’s a good thing is less clear.
Lose against Brighton and it’s hard to see us getting much out of Arsenal. Leeds Utd in between is a distraction but a chance to give some fringe players a run out.
Looking for positives, our remaining 3 games before Christmas are all at home. That could be a blessing if the players can give the Molineux faithful something to roar about. Get us bouncing. But if we have anymore Leicester like capitulations, things could get very toxic, very quickly.
So, Brighton at home takes on a significance normally associated with end of season squeaky bum time.
Costa. I couldn’t believe he’d never seen red before in the Premier League. Which makes his time added on head butt of Mee all the more perplexing. Suspicious ? You’d hope not. But it doesn’t help our forward situation. You literally couldn’t make it up. In fact it wouldn’t pass the credibility test for a fine series like Ted Lasso ( if you have never seen it, do yourself a favour. It’s brilliant).
Anyway, maybe Raul will be fit after his Mexican rehabilitation ?
In the meantime, I’d like to suggest that criticism of Scott Sellars may be a little unfair. I really don’t think he makes many if any key decisions at our club. I think our current predicament is purely a result of the decisions made by our Chairman.
Which is different to blaming Fosun. As I’ve said before, a good leader surrounds themselves with great people. Something that Jeff Shi needs to address very quickly. Starting with a top notch manager and an experienced sporting director who calls all the shots regarding football matters. Without interference.
Otherwise, if Wolves position doesn’t improve, how long do you think Guo Guangchang will wait before acting and removing the Chairman ?
Sellar’s interference with team management is unforgivable. If he has no real say in anything how does he assume that role, even if Shi instructed him to do that he should be telling Shi that’s a line that shouldn’t be crossed. At best he’s a flack catcher but his recent actions suggest something more. Atm he’s Baldrick with another cunning plan backfiring in the PR dept. If you’ve ever read any of his statements on why the season ticket price has been hiked (yet again) you will have seen how transparently corporate bullshit they are. Everyone should metaphorically kick him in the nuts as often as possible imo, he gets paid a lot of money to shoulder both Shi’s and his own mistakes.
The much circulated image of SS next to the Emergency Exit with a tactical white board v Steve Davis being adamant no one interferes with team selector strategy. Which is true ?
For me the issue is at the very top of the club, pure and simple. All I’m suggesting is that the venom directed at Sellars at the last home game is ignoring the root cause of our current situation.
Whilst I’m sure the Chairman wants to succeed, he’s made important decisions that have had a dramatic and detrimental effect on Wolves over the last 2-3 years.
He should be a Chairman who creates the overall vision, direction and goal for the business. And the link to the owners. He is responsible for recruiting and managing his board/senior team.
The team create and implement the plan. It just feels like he’s making all of the decisions and relying on one agent for advice and recruitment. It’s not a structure that can deliver sustainable improvement.
Agree 100% Muttleigh, i just don’t think Sellars gets off the hook and i don’t have any sympathy watching him squirm. Shi has to take the blame though, he’s at the helm, he does the hiring and firing and clearly has quite a dictatorial management style by all accounts. The errors of judgement over the last 2 and a half years are too obvious and numerous to ignore now.
Well I suppose a point is better than nowt .
10 points and 6 goals from 13 says it all while Molineux’s latter day Nero Jeff Shi sits on his hands while WV1 burns.
We are hurtling towards a 1980’s style catastrophe.
And our “star” striker now has more red cards than goals.
Can it get much worse?
Wake up in Shanghai if you value your investment and the problem starts at the top.
I really do fear we’re going to lose him come January. As you say Costa will be a bigger miss than his stats suggest.
On the positive side overall I still think we have too much quality to go down – just.
We may well have enough quality in the team to avoid the drop, but they sure as hell aren’t playing like it. If Ruben leaves in January, we will be in a lot of trouble.
The real issue is that we may have quality in some positions, but we are very weak in others. The balance of the team is all wrong.
Our recruitment program has been seriously misdirected. We seem to have a host of wide men, several of whom are not playing to their potential, but zero striker coverage. Similarly we have inadequate cover in the center of our defense, having sold — or rather given away,- proven performers.
Then there is the question of the TRUE ability of some our expensive purchases. Do we really have the talent that some of us claim ? Guedes appears to be hugely over-rated; Nunez thus far is performing well below that of his supposed status as a leading world midfielder; Hwang is, at best, mediocre.
But perhaps worst of all, we have no leaders on the field, where Nevez is fighting the battle single handedly. Our Board completely misunderstood this leadership factor in the summer clear-out as they responded to Bruno`s ridiculous obsession to remove all things Nuno.
The only logical conclusion is that our our real problem lies at Board level, where major changes are surely essential.
Fully agree with you.
Clearly we’re as one with the problem at the top which is at the root of our recruitment failures. It’s also apparent that some of our recent signings aren’t keen to be here, notably the recent Mendes additions; neither Nunes nor Guedes showed a great deal of enthusiasm to sign for us and don’t look to be into it at all now they are here. Basically we are getting Jorge’s second string and have been since the initial influx of Neves, Jota and co. eg. Podence, Silva and Semedo are all also arguably falling well short of the mark. Meanwhile Lage was allowed to dispose prematurely of old Nuno stalwarts for a song well before their sell by dates. – what’s that all about?
Mike and PJB, we are in total accord.
All that you say on the issues of balance, so important in an effective team, and recruitment. And then the removal of players , from Jota to
dismantling the defence . PJB , we might well ask “ what’s that all about”?
Given the ins and outs for this season, there is a deficit of about £70 million. Most , if not all of that, could be recouped by the sale of Neves .
There is a great deal of speculation currently about his early departure.
We all recognise such a move would be disastrous given our present situation. However, it is not impossible that Fosun are deliberately running down the club. None of us want to see that of course.
We will see their real colours at the time they finally appoint a new coach. His cost, quality and experience will tell us much.
Interesting post Kendal.
I also find the behaviour of Fosun vis a vis Wolves very strange. In 6 years from wanting to conquer the world to an attitude of almost total indifference is very strange behaviour,
Internal Chinese political / economic interference?
A web of financial intrigue?
Incompetence at local level?
Conflict of interest WWFC v Gestitute / others?
Fosun’s own financial problems?
I only have questions, not answers – but it may well be a toxic cocktail of ingredients combining to create the bloody mess we are now facing.
PJB, I think we have the blueprint for a drama here!
Kendalwolf, the real problem for Fosun is that their financial circumstances have changed dramatically for the worse since their initial purchase of the Club.
The company has accumulated mega debts, which many financial analysts believe they will be unable to service in 2023. The reality is that the core Focus businesses are performing poorly, so that the company`s ability to generates cash through profits in the next period is, at best, limited. This is unlikely to change in the next period. Many analysts project that Fosun may well have to dispose of assets cheaply in order to stay alive.
In this context, the problem at Wolves is a minor matter for Mr Goa. But despite Fosusn`s issues, its important to remember that unexpectedly he stumped up a lot of cash in the summer in support of the club. This surely represents a strong personal desire on his part to complete the Wolves project.
The problem is that those Mr Goa entrusted to operate and develop WWFC have proven to be hugely incompetent. Mr Shi and the ‘yes men’ surrounding him have made a series of unwise decisions regarding the sale and purchase of playing staff, ultimately spending the new cash very ineffectively, and leaving the club in a much worse position than it was in before the new cash became available
So we`re back to the root cause of the problem. Our chairman –and his board of Directors !! Simply stated Mr Shi has proven himself to be completely out of his depth and unfit to run a business in the highly competitive environment of the Premier league .
Our hope musts be that Mr. Goa bites the bullet and replaces Shi with a Board Chairman of experience and with the essential business acumen necessary to get the business of WWFC back on a proper commercial footing. This is surely the only way we can look forward to long term progress.
Thank you for your interesting reply Mike.
I was aware that Fosun’s financial problems are huge and that
their involvement in Wolves FC is merely a small project.
(My brief comment on the financial situation related only to this season’s expenditure and income).
All that you say resonates for me.
One day perhaps someone will write a book on the last bitter/sweet few years.
Let us hope that Wolves are able to protect their Premier League status . In order to do this they cannot afford to lose
their most valuable assets and to continue
with such weak inexperienced Senior Club management
and a successful experienced coach and his team.
People talk frequently about the “ culture” of the club.
One view about culture is how those in an organisation behave when they think no one is looking.
Well, we are looking.
Recruiting key personnel is likely to prove very difficult.
I suppose a point is better than none! Was unable to see the game so cannot really comment on the performance.
Without Costa, and possibly Nunes, the next two games against Brighton and Arsenal are looking intimidating! We will be lucky to get anything there. And Neves may soon be leaving!
But the battle is not over! The new Manager is yet to come, and he needs to put a nuclear rocket up the backside of some of our players!I
The world cup will allow a reset button for all teams, like a new start to a season, and our first game after the World Cup will be crucial.
Yes, the battle is not over, but there are tough times ahead!!
We played poorly yesterday particularly so in the first half. Neves, is effectively carrying the team. Without his all round contribution we would almost certainly lost heavily.
The only positive in my eyes is the fact that at least we played with more determination and spirit. But that alone will not be nearly enough to save us.
Mr Shi is our major problem. That he cannot understand the urgency of getting a new leader in place to redirect our methods is mind blowing. The replacement of Mr Shi will go a long way to solving our problems
I agree (see above) and can’t see why the numerous Shi apologists can’t grasp it. We have been in decline since the departure of the balancing influence of Laurie Dalrymple and Shi is apparently now completely lost.
I think Dalrymple ( and Thelwall), could see writing on the wall.
Perhaps they could see that Fosun had entered dire financial straits
and they could no longer do their job. In my view, Chi has found himself in
between a rock and a hard place. He has to obey orders . Reducing the Wolves’ balance sheet is the order of the day. Reduce wages and sell assets
whilst at the same time appear to be seeking on field success.
It can look like incompetence, eg loaning out Coady and selling others.
We don’t know. What we do know is that Fosun have massive debts.
Wolves are a tiny project for them, and quite possibly an irritant.
If this is the case, what ambitious , coach with a proven successful tract record will want to come to Wolves.
I desperately hope I am way off the mark and the season will improve for us all.
Ruben, Ruben, Ruben please stay! You were magnificent and so was your goal!
We must stay positive, there were some good things going on. As long as the lads keep trying to do their 100% they certainly have my support and backing.
I did laugh at Thomas’s comment that Diego’s red card probably doesn’t matter, as he hasn’t scored anyway. Priceless!
But seriously, he has been a bit of a presence in front of goal. He will be missed for the next three games, that is certain.
We just need some luck… like Leeds, the buggers!
3 points is like a lottery win
The powers that be must be on this or I’ll eat my hat..money speaks so let’s put a shit load on the table by in a proper manager and rebuild ..
Oh and keep Neves and offer him a statue outside the ground..
This just can’t be happening with Fosun behind us But it IS..
Unfortunately, Leeds weren’t really that lucky. They deserved to win;bastards.
Right Ped Ant. Leeds were full of energy, determination and highly motivated.
I have never seen a Liverpool team pressed so well. If only we could do that.
It's a start......!
A point away anywhere is not to be stiffed at…..it’s a start something to build on.
Costa is Costa we all knew that was coming it was just a case of when.
It’s a shame because he did some good work and he was getting fitter by the game it also alerts other defenders know who will try and wind him up even more but his aggression is part of his make up.
Still think the sooner we get someone in the better for all concerned there are names out there who would be only to pleased to get the gig.
Binda maan spain
Good point away, young kid tarore is raw, improved in second half, costa was getting sharper then sent off , nunes is not living up to the hype, full back is a great find, wolves aie we.
A point is a point away from home but I’m not getting too overwhelmed by it …
The mighty Brentford weren’t brilliant and IMO we could have had the beating of them … unfortunately the chances at both ends were missed .. so it could have ended in a defeat, as the worst case scenario.
Four points from 5 games with a 3 for and 10 against goals stat… oooh worrying still.
I have a lot of sympathy for Costa .. as Mee was pushing him and grappling him and pulling his shirt in the incident.. the next thing he goes down like a sack of .. you know what.. prat .. Costa got sucked in . Worse though was the .. I’ll turn a blind eye to it all and then justify sending him off because of his reputation… penalties have been given quite a few times for shirt pulling in the box .. even without the ball…
and in judgement of Andy Madley… I’d call it a day if that’s what you bring to the PL referee table.
Finally Ruben Neves… Shi should put that man on the ‘Gold Standard’ wage.. he’s priceless .
Oh .. still no sign of a proper manager…… be it on your head Shi if this goes down the pan.
And costa could be seen time and time again telling the ref about the shirt pulling ,as in past games shirt pulling only applies against wolves
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A point away is always valuable. 30 points from our last 25 still seems like a tall order for this group but yesterday was a step closer. No point commenting further on everything else surrounding the club at the moment. Let’s hope there’s a rich American looking to buy himself a football club as an early Christmas present.
Give it a few months and we might find a rehabilitated Russian oligarch – if only!
Have no doubt the loss of Ruben Neves to this team will be terminal !
Shearer hit the nail on the head on motd Wolves have missed a massive chance on not building a team around this fantastic player who will definitely be gone sooner rather than later .
The unbelievably abysmal upper management balls ups in footballing terms is breathtaking .
Jeff shi may well be able to take a business to the stock market but he has not a clue how too run a football club.
SOMEONE needs to overide this excuse for a co and take control of a sinking ship before it goes under.
A point at Brentford is not a result .
This is going down as one of the biggest mismanagement cock ups of all times at wwfc.
Well said that man!
For god’s sake all you wimps join him and stand up and be counted if you are really Wolves supporters.
I hope you’re not calling ME a wimp PJB.
The last man to do that ended up with a broken nose.
And I tipped my Babycham and orange juice all over him to boot.
Seriously though, I agree that the last couple of years have been mismanaged by Fosun’s representatives but I’ve got a lot better things to do than come on this blog and keep repeating the same stuff.
Nothing I, or you, can say will have any effect on how our club is run.
But I’m not a wimp mate.
I’m certainly not a wimp.
steady doog !
The Witley Wanderer
Doogood is a fine figure of a man, defo no Wimp.
A positive man who enjoys life even when the mighty Wolves are struggling.
We are Wolves were on our way back .
I know you’re not and it was probably a very unwise statement to make in a hasty moment. But I’m desperately sad to see our football club going to hell in a handcart and the situation being backed by so many apologists for the mess we are in.
All the best.
YES, we know. But you keep on saying the same thing over and over which has become tiresome.
Give it a rest Please!
Bring on your veto big man.
The shedzeebo is at the dry cleaners
Here here dodgy woogy
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I am a Wolves fan through and through. And although it is not fashionable to mention division 4 i will mention it. I was there. Scarborough. Torquay. Southend. Colchester. Aldershot. Equally unfashionable is we are not allowed to join in any defence of Fosun.Greatest owners we have ever had. And I will mention fuckin Chorley. Bollocks to all you 14000 happy clappers joined in when it was all brilliant 2018. Good evening.
I can list a whole lot of bigger cock ups Spikey.
Sir Jack not backing Dave Jones.
Steve Morgan throwing his toys out.
This situation is currently a distant fourth to all of the above. Let’s just hope it doesn’t start to compete.
In the premier the best position this club has been in recent memory ?
Prawny. The current financial situation with Fosun and the implications for Wolves far exceed the last two on your list. Iwould not hold my breath in regard to the first on your list.
Is anyone beside me getting the feeling that all is not a bed of roses between George and Fosun. Why are we faced with media garbage about Ruben and Barcelona and Everton and Podence when everyone knows this type of false journalistic behaviour does nothing to steady a shaking ship. Is George putting this out now deliberately to create even more problems for WWFC because he’s not been as Fosun see it doing a very good job lately.but still clawing in a few million for his bank balance ? It appears that other clients than George’s will be considered for the managerial position at WWFC
I dont think for a second Fosun . com or whatever they are called want to throw away everything they have built at wolverhampton wanderers that would not make any sense whatsoever but the unreal mismanagement at the top is frightening we all see it we are not able to be in the board room we have no say but it is our club they just brought it because they have more money than we do but if they dont put footballing people in charge of the football side of this club then we are heading back where we came from.
It is blatantly obvious that jeff shi may well be commercially astute but he has no more idea about footballing matters than my grannie who says its a stupid game played by 22 blokes kicking a bag of wind around.
I remember Jeff Shi saying he had been doing the job for 5 years, I think it was, and so therefore knew what he was doing. It was then I realised we were in trouble.
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Not too bad in 2018 when it all worked out though was it ? Jeff was still there . A useless knobhead.
Sorry guys, but I am now completely finished with this blog.
Those that know me well enough will have my number. Send me a message if you need me.
Hey Brompton, I urge you not to leave. I, for one, much enjoy your contributions and value your opinions
The bottom line is that all of us on this blog love our club, and that`s why we are so passionate in expressing our views week in and week out. Non of us can always be right, but in any event disagreement is healthy.
So I urge that you stay on and be a part of the debate. WWFC is bigger than all of us.
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Brompton. Must stay. Love you man. Keep up the fight. F**k the twats. Wolves ay we.
Sorry to hear that Brompton. What about just taking a breather and thinking about coming back in January 2023? Don’t let people get you down. You’re a voice of sanity on this site, and not surprisingly, your past dominance of the Prediction League speaks for itself.
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Loads of people who retrospectively know better. Re Coady. Boly. Saiss. Then loved it when Nunes. Guedes signed for 70 million quid. Q Fosun backing and is it/was it good enough. Someone even said we shouldn’t have signed Collins because Burnley went down. Experts ay we.
I’ve supported this club for over 60 years
I ve grown used to rubbing along with those long suffering masochistic folk like me who for whatever reason have got the same tattoo.
It’s not one you can scrub off
We’ve seen wonderful times and awful times… more of the latter than our dads.
These arent awful times… they are somewhat bewildering for sure ….but they’re not awful
What I find awful is the tone and relentless and repetitive ( I mean repetitive) negativity of a few bloggers at present and you know who you are
I was there for example when we were humiliated at Molineux 0-5 by Manure
The Wolves fans sang their heart out that day and I saw my best friend ( a Manure man) in tears as he listened
That’s supporting a football club
Reading that Brompton and others are giving up on this blog leaves me saddened beyond words
I’m.not leaving the blog and I’m not going to be baited by any level of snide provocation
I will endure whatever happens to this team and management and know that good times will return ….
This season or maybe in years ahead
In the meantime I will remain constructive and positive
Bring on seagulls and gunners
And yes Costa is a nutter
the shedzebo can't get off the step ladder
You speak for me as well. 100 per cent agree
At a Chelsea wolves match 2004 i think ; there were a load of Chesterfield fans in the pub next door. They were so so happy to follow their side through whatever as they were real fans.. its a game folks.
Not life and death, just a game simples
Enjoy it no matter what, through thick AND thin. I’ve been to 4x funerals the last ten days with another today… this life is too short to be spending it embittered
I too have supported Wolves for over 60 years and been through the same highs and lows that you have. Because I have a different perspective (yes, I know who I am) on the current state of affairs it doesn’t make me a better or worse supporter.
We all share the same ambitions and are entitled to our views without being pilloried for it. It’s a thin line between negativity and realism and as you well know my realism is that the club has been let down over recent seasons by very poor management which has led to squandering a real opportunity to put the bad times behind us. And it’s getting worse.
You are entitled to your view which I respect. Perhaps you could reciprocate by refraining from a stream of patronising and provocative posts aimed at those who don’t share it. This blog should represent diversity of opinion without descending into covert, nasty slanging matches. Objective debate is much better when carried out with civility.
Yes, he is, but he’s our nutter…
Sad to lose Nunes and Diego. However, we all agree that so far, they have both been rather inconspicuous. I wonder if it might turn out a bit of a blessing, forcing team selectors to find someone else. Young players like Joe Hodge and Chem Campbell have already shown promise. There is also Conor Ronan who has been waiting in the wings. Hugo Bueno has shown that the talent produced by the academy is outstanding. Maybe, given half a chance, we get another star in the making from that source.
Conor Ronan’s not even made the squad for the last couple of games. Considering how badly we’re playing he must have shagged Davis’s Mrs or something. Agree though, give the hungry youth a chance to shine. We don’t have a huge amount more to lose.
Agreed. I watched him last night scoring a lovely goal in the 3.0 win over Leicester at Kiddy. Actually , Conor is into his 20s and won’t hang around much longer. He has had considerable experience now, both abroad and in Scotland. A shame, but I expect him to be sold.
As an exile for the last 20 years in NZ [hell] I rely on people like Bromptons contribution they are real people opinions and not some snot nose reporter having a swipe, I’ve missed English wit and sarcasm and hope it has not been lessened in the years I’ve been gone, we’ve all been through the shit show that is wolves good and a lot of bad but that is are penance, pain is a drug and are drug of choice is the mighty wanderers,
NZ then PosNeg…. North or South…
My daughter lives in Christchurch…
Kiwi Wolf .. another blogger lives in Auckland…
I’m on the north island in Tauranga,bay of plenty ,believe it or not I’ve seen quite a few wolves shirts around and I’m trying to indoctrinate parents of new born kiwis with infant wolves shirts,limited success but it’s a long term thing ??
Good man …
I’ve seen plenty of Wolves shirts and car numbers in Christchurch.. I wore my Wolves shirt at the Kawarau bungee jump bridge near Queenstown… buggar the bungee mind you …
Working just down the road from there last year, and the words no bloody way came to mind
Glaswegians must be distraught at what passes for their famous export in football. More of a headlean that a headbutt. No velocity, no impact, no real victim, it’s almost as pathetic as the recievers delayed floor hitting to get the refs attention. Do players get the same punishment if they split the opponents nose open as they do for the halfarsed thespian version? If so they may as well go full psycho, at least they’d have the satisfaction of knowing the guy had it coming. Costa was definately improving so we will miss our focal point.
The annual Neves transfer merry-go-round is in full swing again although with no new contract being signed then it may carry some weight this time. Financially it might be the only viable option left to the suits if the situation remains like that else our most prized possession leaves for peanuts or free. Undoubtedly we will get relegated without him, we might get relegated with him though.
A point is better than a loss but with teams around us winning the odd game we need to do at least the same, i can’t see us getting much out of the next two games though and Forest have two home games left before the break so we could well be bottom by then if we don’t have a serious upturn in form.
Ignore the turbo whingers Brompton, i think PJB has been on the crackpipe this week.
It was petulant rather than aggressive and there was only ever going to be one outcome but I must admit when I saw it I was tempted to join in the seasonal festivities a little early and shout “Oh no he didn’t “
I think a fitting punishment for this kind of buffoonary is both players should be sent off for being equally pathetic and they have to serve a one match ban as the mascot for the next match. That way they can exercise their thespian side to its full extent, the kids will love it, the opposing fans will love it. They would have to attend a mascot training session during the week by the real mascot (sounds awful but in reality that would be an absolute doss, mostly signing shirts and drinking tea). Sorted. No more amateur dramatics.
Greetings blogerati, cheers Thomas,
I’m with Brompton on this one, the effort of contributing anything positive to this moanerthon is becoming terminal. We can only call it as we see it and it looks like a monkey doing brain surgery with boxing gloves on. And there’s nothing we can do about it except stockpile bogroll.
Have to extend a massive hand to Steve Davis for fronting up this chaos, I’m sure he could’ve just said ‘NO’. Here we are a headless chicken, the legs are still moving but we’ve no idea where we’re going. Mismanagement of Tory like proportions. To think we started this year so well with a 1-o over ManU. How quickly it went South after we went 1-0 up the Arse in Feb.
Massive thanks to Ruben Neves for putting in the effort. At least with him on the pitch we have a shout.
Good point at the Nylons? Well in the current climate, invaluable.
1 lv & COYW.
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Massive thanks Rasta. Great to see someone actually come out with a bit of positivity. Brilliant!
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Monkey doing brain surgery with boxing gloves on…..that made me laugh out loud!
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i thought you Army lads had thicker skins than this .
Yours is getting thinner than your fucking Fly sheet .
What would Clive think ?
Stand and give it some
Wolves fans don’t run mate … we never have done .
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I’ve done a few calculations. At this moment in time 36 points will keep you up. Our current PPG will mean we get 30 points So we are going down as it stands.A big up turn required from now on. PPG is always a good pointer. Luckily lots of time left. It can change.
Nice stats. We are only 3 wins from safety. We can do it. Wolves at we!!!!
CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH
Yes. Come on Brompto. Fuck it man. Wolves ay we. Don’t let the bastards grind you down.
CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH
So. Jurgen Klopp says it’s not just about “when the sun is shining “. All the 2018 Happy Clappers please take note.
I would be most interested to hear from any one a description of what makes for “a happy clapper” as far as this site is concerned. Thanks in anticipation.
Who cares. It’s used as a derogatory term on this blog, best to be ignored.
Clearly, Toronto, I am interested. Hence the post.
I would like to hear from posters who use the term.
What do they mean? Someone who is overly optimistic? Someone who disagrees with their viewpoint?
And what is the opposite of a “happy clapper”?
I hear you Kendal.
The term Happy Clapper has been around for a long time in Wolves forums. My take is It’s fans who have blind faith, blind optimism and can’t see obvious gaps in the wolves system. They accept anything as amazing.
The opposite is all the doom and gloom boo boys who, after a shaky period in a season, start taking about “were going to division 4.”
I personally like a lot of members on this blog who have a realistic take on things and I find their perspectives an interesting read, even if I don’t agree. So keep it up.
Our season is poor so far, we can all see that but 10 teams are in the same situation and I have some faith that we’ll stay up this season. Call me a happy clapper. Lol.
I would never do that Toronto!
I have been a Wolves fan since I was six, in 1951.
I lived near Molineux and often saw the Greats queuing for a bus or Billy Wright, chatting to the girls in Masons, the grocers in Whitmore Reans.
As you will understand, I have witnessed many Successes and lows. The sink down the divisions and the glorious rise back to Division One.
And yet at 3,00pm on a Saturday , I remain always full of hope. Sometimes, though not of late, my hope has been grounded in optimism for the coming game.
However, I am not replete with optimism about the big picture and the future which the current owners have in store.
Last night, I watched our Under 23s dominate Leicester, winning 3.0.
We have several young players some excelling on loan, who I hope will make it as professional players, hopefully at Wolves and those personnel who have scouted them and coached them deserve our thanks and recognition.
Sutton Coldfield wolf
I think you define it well TW.
May I suggest
An unhappy slapper!!!
What’s the definition of one of them?
He’s quite right but there will be a lot of ‘Unhappy Kloppers’ at Anfield at the end of season. I reckon he will leave by ‘mutual consent’ for pastures new.
Whatever the outcome at the end of our season the diehards will still go and give our full support. Praise should be going to the Academy staff who are developing lads who look like they are fully committed to the cause. Bueno, Hodge, Cundle and Campbell may form part of the core of our future team. Now that’s worth feeling optimistic about. Can’t stand all this negativity.
Me – Most of the time.
London wolves loyal
Conor Ronan scored a beauty last night … keeping his mouth closed and letting his football do the talking
I am currently dipping into “The Boys From The Black Country and came across an interesting statistic following the sacking of the great Stan Cullis in 1964.
P W L D F A Pts
15 1 13 1 15 37 3
This was the state at the end of October that year.
I offer this as an interesting statistic, 58 years ago.
Make of it what you will!
“Make of it what you will!” ????
Are you suggesting we sign Hughie McIlmoyle like we did then ?
He’s in his 80s now, but out of contract so should be available on a free.
I guess he has as good a chance of scoring as Hwang.
The moaners will still moan but our original 2016 number one target, Lopetegui, is in the frame for the Wolves job again. It looks like he could be in place this month. A warm-weather training break could be on the cards during the World Cup for our non-internationals. Apparently he’s been promised a substantial transfer budget in January and full control of footballing matters…
That would be brilliant news, Dances, although until he signs etc it could just be media speculation. Still, you have made my day- I feel a bout of clapping coming on!
London wolves loyal
Let’s hope it’s true …it will change everything. I’m sure Ruben and Adama would buy into him and more than likely Gedes and Nunes would probably flourish. My gut feeling is that it could be the most important appointment since the Cullis era . ,
Like other bloggers before, I watched the tribute / montage of the end of his time at Sevilla and squinted my eyes wishing and pretending it was the mighty Wolves that he was spurring on when they were returning to the pitch for the second half . He looks a class act and a most prestigious appointment .
Fingers crossed eh !?
Lopetegui out! I’m getting in there early.
We’ve had as many coaches in the last three months as the country has had Prime Ministers! Says a lot about the state of the country and the state of the club!
Yes, if reports are true, and I think they are, Lopetegui will be a very important appointment given that he was Fosun’s original choice for the ten-year project.
Weve been chasing this guy for 7 years now so surely he must have something special as he was in the frame ahead of Walter Zenga and Nuno so he must be one of Mandez’s star turns.
Like others I think this is a defining moment for the future of WWFC, so let’s get it done before he becomes a mirage for the third time.
Come on Jeff show us your mettle.
Julien Lopetegui of course.
Sutton Coldfield wolf
Julien Lopetegui i.e.penile jug lout. Too much time on my hands sorry.
Hi Risk Anus is an anagram of Rishi Sunak…
Sutton Coldfield wolf
Sometimes, things have to get worse before they get better!
Talks with Lopetegui are apparently progressing and could very well be concluded before the world cup.
Lopetegui will certainly negotiate for a sizable transfer kitty for January, and Fosun will have no choice but to
agree if they really want him — and they sure want him!
Had our results been just a little bit better under Large, he would still be in charge, and it is very unlikely he would have much to spend in the upcoming window, having spent so much in the summer.
So maybe, just maybe, our predicament is a blessing in disguise! Time will tell!
Hope I am not clutching at straws!
I just noticed Leigh Griffiths is available on a free. At 32 he’s younger than Costa and is training with Livingston daily. I’m surprised he hasn’t been contacted yet.
There was a promising lad playing for Sevilla against Citeh last night. Scored too. Name of Rafa Mir. I wonder if it was Lopetegui’s coaching? Mir couldn’t hit a barn door from two paces for us or Forest. Still, at least we made good money from selling him.
I don’t care if Lopetegui can’t start till Christmas, just sign him now and we will all feel better. Would give the team a shot in the arm. His record coaching Spain was apparently, played 20, won 16, drew 4, lost none. In the 2018 World Cup they won 9 matches. He of all people could unlock the enigma of Traore.
Happy days are here again !
The skies above are clear again,
Let us sing a song of cheer again,
Happy days are here again.
All together shout it now,
There’s no one who can doubt it now,
Let us tell the world about it now,
Happy days are here again!
Johnny Marvin 1929
I hurt myself today
To see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
The only thing that’s real
The needle tears a hole
The old familiar sting
Try to kill it all away
But I remember everything
And I mean that in a VERY Happy Clapper way.
Penn Road Wolf
Regarding Lopetgui possible/probable arrival at Molineux I suspect he turned Shi down because he was not guaranteed the last word on transfers. Then Jeff (followed the example of our dithering government) got on trend with a U turn.
Like Brompton the endlessly repetitive negativity of some on this Blog I have posted far less often. I do respect their right to an opinion but until they can come up with solutions to problems rather than endless whining and moaning I’ll go on thinking they’re probably teenagers. It’s the only possible explanation.
“I suspect he turned Shi down because he was not guaranteed the last word on transfers”
Or perhaps, having just been sacked by Sevilla, with a substantial pay-off, he could afford to take some time out from the game and spend some quality time with his ailing father who he clearly adores.
If I were to “suspect” anything it would be that Jeff Shi told him he would keep the job open for him until the New Year.
Maybe, just maybe, both Jeff Shi and Julen Lopetgui are decent human beings.
I’m with you on the whining and moaning though!
I thought it was clear that having decided that he wasn’t prepared to leave Spain while he wanted to stay close by his dad, Wolves put the new appointment on hold until he was free to come. Steve Davies deserves credit for the manner in which he has held things together meanwhile.