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14 Aug 2022 12:17:21
According to sky NF are close to signing MF Aouar does not say how mush but I think he's a box to box players we should be looking at.

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Review Of The Day 13th August 2022

14 Aug 2022 07:39:23
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 13th August 2022

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14 Aug 2022 01:12:51
You need time to build a team and that is what we are doing

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14 Aug 2022 10:06:36
Welcome to the site Rince 👍 I get your point but I'm just not sure it's that simple. I mean it's all well and good building a team but when you spend £35m and give one of the biggest contracts in the club to a striker that ain't even good enough to play for it then I'm not sure how that's going to help us 'build'? Or when we spend a (at the time record amount) of £18m on a player who we then watch wind down a contract and leave on a free (Adama) then again how's that building?
I like you premise but like Timber says it relys on the idea that we are getting closer season on season to the promise land (European football) when in actual fact as we all know we were closest to that in our first two seasons in the Prem. I am actually more concerned that we've let things get fairly desperate. After seeing our first two games I'm going to say something I've NEVER said on here and agree with some other posters. If we don't get at least a striker over the line then I think we will be pulled into the relegation battle and I've never said that since Fosun arrived! As I keep saying only three teams scored less than us last year and ALL three are now playing in the Championship!

14 Aug 2022 10:22:36
The trouble is when buying potential, it is not always reached. There has been some errors yes but Adama have is some good times and showed what he can do. Silva is unproven as yet but is showing some of his potential now he is getting game time. (Still over priced I agree) but all seem to forget the successes, Sa, Kilman, Neves, Moutinho, Jiminez, Patricia, and I am sure there are more. Our players are not being linked with big teams for nothing. I am not privy to any of football finances but I anm sure we are doing OK compared to others. It is frustrating when all others around are buying (Forest just competed their 13th signing) but are they all that fit the team. I honestly do not mind the slow and steady. As for the first two seasons under Nuno I think we were so well organised that other teams underrated us and we over performed. I am happy with a few seasons of mid table to consolidate our status

14 Aug 2022 11:14:28
With the exception of Kilman all the other players you mention
Had experience a few of which had vast experience.I just don't see how you can overperform if you can play at that impressive level that's the level you can play at. You can certainly underperformed as we have done on many occasions

14 Aug 2022 12:04:33
Simply, "the proof is in the pudding" . We have ended up slowly dropping down the league at the end of each season. We had our chance to build on being in Europe (with players wanting to play for us because we were in top seven) and then we sold Jota which for me seemed to bring an end to the Wolves project which was followed by the Wolves going concern, a buy, sell, money making concern.

14 Aug 2022 12:11:33
You can not build a squad when you have players either refusing to play for the club or not signing a new contract and waiting to see if a bigger club come in for them. Cutrone-Traore-White-Nunes for example. We need to get rid or do not sign players who are not committed to the club and the fans, just my opinion.

14 Aug 2022 12:22:25
Hi Rince and all, welcome Rinse.
My phone packed up so couldn't watch the match.
Talking to my brother who went to the match he said we had nothing up front and also he said the water breaks didn't help the flow of the game.
I was thinking you older generation the red hot heatwave summer in the 70's (remember my parents telling me about it),I bet there wasn't water breaks in that time.
The modern pampered footballers at times does irritate me a bit.
For me our ideal striker would have the qualities of bully go out there give 100% never give up keep the confidence and will in your abilities.

It's clear to me as obvious we need a goalscorer.
Since Jota sold we haven't had anyone close to the number of goals he scored other than jiminez.
Imo we are on the right track we just need definitely 1 goalscorer and another midfielder.
Centre back I think we are OK and imo money should be spent on attacking players critically.

Hopefully jiminez is back for the trip to Tottenham.

We tend do well at their place.

FWAW

14 Aug 2022 12:23:55
We had a team and a Manager, they didn’t want either, we didn’t need rebuilding we needed a couple of signings and faith in Nuno, his players who are still here know what happened and their best days at Wolves are history, hardly surprising Bruno can’t get a tune out of ‘em.

14 Aug 2022 12:56:18
Phil where I was in 76 we didn't have water unless we queued at a stand pump, and, the was no draught ales at all in our pub. But yes a decent all out striker is needed. Raul works hard for the team.

14 Aug 2022 14:05:04
Phil if I recall the 76/77 season was our centenary and we were promoted as Div 2 champions after one season, but the season started later in those days, third week of August if I recall, I think the worst of the heatwave was probably over by then.

14 Aug 2022 14:59:38
Cheers Arddunby and Abbey 👍

There was a question I asked my brother and it was how was the crowd did they boo or was they behind the team.
My brother said it was the latter of which gives confidence going forward.
We or you bullysboy touched on this if the crowd turns then it will be some concern.
From the brief highlights I saw on MOTD Whang Neto podence and MGW all had spurned guilt edged chances.
I saw a good header from Fulham and the penalty nothing else.

I believe we are so close but say again its imperative we resolve our goals for column.

14 Aug 2022 16:56:45
Jiminez is finished.hwang is useless.mgw is overated.motinhio is too old neves has enuf pressure to perform every game.podence is no finisher.neto has no end product much like traore.jonnu is also finished.aitnouri is clumsy.we have the basis of the same squad that won promotion.trouble looming folks.burnley and stoke spring2mind.wel hav5points from first10games and looking for a new manager let alone a quality fwd.sorry2say it but can see it happening.the signs wer ther last ssn and not been addressed

14 Aug 2022 17:50:40
Bux- and as ever you aren't being constructive or forming an actual point?! Last time you had this exact same rant I pointed out to you that before his injury Neto was third across Europe for u21's with goal involvements but still you spout this absolute guff that he has no end product?! Its fine to have a moan on here, in fact I fully accept that I've spent the last 24 hours doing it but it would be a real treat if you tried to make an actual point about something?! Cause instead you sound somewhere between a fake fan on the wind up or a teenager having a melt down?! What does Jimenez and jonnu finished even mean?! Cause what it sounds like is that your completely writing off two players who have done more than enough to earn a bit of patience? Again it would be fine if you constructed it into a point like 'Jimenez isn't ever going to be the striker he was' but just saying he's 'finished' sounds like a bad line from Eastenders! Please for the sake of all of us make an ACTUAL point or suggestion of what you think the club needs to do?! I've seen plenty of rants from you but I'm yet to see you make a single coherent or constructive point?! 😭

14 Aug 2022 18:06:58
To be honest phil I think the heat affected everyone and cheering was subdued at times, that said the wasn't a lot to get behind. Guedes and traore both got loud receptions from what I could make out. Neto attempt would most likely have been offside, the lino flagged I belive but there was no need for VAR to look of course. Your bros right the drink breaks did break it up abit. As I said after the game I was abit disappointed but I remain optimistic. On another day we could have bee 2 up and cruising and a few infiltrators, for they can't be serious wolves fans, wouldn't have a lot to say.

14 Aug 2022 01:12:25
New poster, reader fur a while.

I am still optimistic for Wolves. I am aware of our need for an outright striker but I feel we are coming together nicely at a steady pace and are not just downside for the sake of it.
We have made mistakes in our transfers for sure but still got a quality team. Arsenal have taken 4/5 seasons to become good. Man U brought all the expensive players they could and are still not performing

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14 Aug 2022 01:32:57
Welcome to the site Rince mate,
we are 1 point better off than we was this time last season too.

14 Aug 2022 06:12:35
Welcome to you rincewolf, absolutely spot on. We are changing at a steady pace if we get a couple more players in the next couple of weeks and keep what we've got I think we'll be looking good. Spurs will be an interesting game.

14 Aug 2022 06:28:32
Welcome Rince, your right Rome wasn't built in a day. Look how many of our players are coveted by other top clubs in every transfer window, that should tell us something.

14 Aug 2022 06:43:18
Don't disagree with these views and we do have some talented players, the trick is getting them to gel together and produce results and if it doesn't happen soon we will live to regret it. So Lage needs to find the right solutions, it's not just down to lack of strikers.

14 Aug 2022 08:55:32
Not true.we had the basis of a great team when we came up but the strategy changed.good players were sold and not replaced.the obvious deficiency in the squad were not addressed and still haven't been.bad recruitment and wasted money on generational talent when all we needed was one or two quality upgrades on what we had each season would have seen us in a far stronger position than we are now.we are back to square one but I will add that guides and Collins are upgrades but we need a lot more than two.

14 Aug 2022 09:27:11
However we could have spent big and ended up in a big financial mess. The only player we downgraded in my eyes has been Jota.

14 Aug 2022 09:48:39
I keep hearing about what a good player ait nouri is.the guy is a terrible defender.an absolute liability. Just Saunders around.cost us a point last week and nearly cost us the game last week.fulham targeted him yesterday as do all the other teams.why can't anyone see this.took jonny off and left him on.as a defender he couldn't lace Johnny's boots

14 Aug 2022 10:07:50
I agree Ait Nouri has work to do when coming back, but is very willing to get forward. He is young and will learn. Jonny I am guessing is still being a little protected. I will always be the optimist when it comes to Wolves. With a great striker, we could have won at Fulham, who are no pushover as their result last week shows.
On another point, I see that Lage is no longer the favourite to get sack

14 Aug 2022 10:25:18
The problem is Timber that what we have done is bought excellent Wing backs (Nouri, Semedo and Jonny are all better at WB than FB) and are now expecting them to flawlessly step into the FB role. One of our best chances of the game came from Nouri getting down the wing and whipping a ball in and that's what wing backs do. In previous seasons he wouldn't have even been marking Reid because it would have been the left sided CB and Saiss would have decked him well before he got in the box (he was good at that:). As always we are smacking square pegs in round holes and when you do that there's going be time needed to make the peg fit. The problem is do we have the time, let's hope we do eh! 👍

14 Aug 2022 10:43:40
Rince - you are of course correct that with hindsight Jota was a bad sale and we have not replaced him. To be fair to the club at the time we sold him that did not look the case as he had clearly struggled that last year and was probably only 4th of our 4 wide forwards.
So for me even that doesn't warrant criticism.
However for me what does warrant constant criticism is that we haven't upgraded much either despite the passage of time meaning that the players that are in the side are getting old and less effective.
Until this summer 9 of the first 11 were from pre Seville and whilst I like Semedo it isn't even obvious, despite the huge fee and wages disparity, that he is a much more effective player than Doherty was - notably in both boxes - although I accept he is clearly better in the middle of the park. {Sa is obviously better than Patricio was by the end}
Ironically your second throw away point of not spending big and ending in a financial mess would however appear to be wide of the mark - we have actually spent a lot of money (fees and wages) and now do appear to be financialy strapped. The problem is that money has largely been spent on playere who don't make the team.
Thus whilst I agree we still have a v good side mainly the players from pre Seville it is hard to say we are building a side. Indeed in reality we have been until this summer at least slowly watching a side disintergrate.
How we failed to upgrade or replace/support at the very least Boly, Saiss, Moutinho and the tragcally injured Jimenez {how much has David Luiz cost us so far and if we do get relegated how much will it top out at?} in 4 windows is a criminal offence
In the last few days of the window we therefore desperately need to find a top quality replacement for Jimenenz, support for Moutinho and now since Coady left another Premier league ready CB at the very minimum.
Despite your comments on our financial status I am sceptical we have the stomach or money to do this and fear that we are in for another year of going backwards - our 3rd since Seville. Not really building?

14 Aug 2022 10:46:28
Semedo will be back and jonny can go left. RAN can be let go if money right, we have superb understudy in bueno. Any finance that gets us that midfield and striker will be well used.

14 Aug 2022 11:09:14
Too right.defenders should defend.we don't play with wing backs anymore so ait nouri shouldn't be anywhere near the back.we have supposedly gone to a back four hence coady going whether that's right or not.i take on board what everyone says and like us all I want the best for wolves but I do worry about how things are going.weve needed a striker and midfielder for at least 3 transfer windows now and it may still happen but if we lose at spurs next week we are playing catch up again which in this league is a dangerous game

14 Aug 2022 11:43:40
Ait-Nouri has the makings of a top left back and it would be folly to let him go as we are very short in numbers at full back. For me,Jonny is more of a concern. He was clearly off the pace when he returned last season and his two performances this season make me worry particularly in a back four where his lack of pace is more exposed.

13 Aug 2022 23:30:39
When Adama came on I personally thought his attitude stunk, he clearly doesn't want to be here we owe him nothing.

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14 Aug 2022 01:41:28
He was anonymous for the last part of the game. Did not do anything.

14 Aug 2022 08:46:46
I'm not a Traore fan but let's be fair he never got a chance to get involved in the game,can't remember him getting a decent ball during his short time on the pitch.

14 Aug 2022 08:57:36
In fairness it all became a stalling game from Fulham not helped by some hindrance from the ref breaking the flow of our game. I wouldn't blame traore at all, he just didn't have any opportunity bar one situation where he was crowded down.

14 Aug 2022 10:26:35
I don't think he showed any negative attitude. He seemed to be quite isolated but that is all. I think Lage should make changes earlier to change the game but I wouldn't blame Adama

13 Aug 2022 21:54:24
This site is too ridiculous for words now! A quote from someone on here " great point, clean sheet, man of the match - MGW ran the show". Well, again that about sums up the ludicrously inane viewpoints of the obviously football bankrupt pundits on here!It's good to have constructive banter based on common sense,but dear me, talk about people with short-sightedness! You'll have 'em claiming we are Champions League contenders soon! Anyway, I'm outta here. You are welcome too this!

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13 Aug 2022 22:44:04
Fox- I think your missing the tone of his post fella. Realist is very clearly attempting sarcasm, the fact you didn't get that (and I'm sure your not alone) shows how amusing his level of sarcasm is (or rather isnt:)! Like you say constructive banter based on common sense is the approach most regulars take buddy. I don't always agree with everyone on here but most the regulars who post make for great reading, stick with it 👍

13 Aug 2022 22:47:50
Well said

13 Aug 2022 23:00:59
That's a shame Fox in Wolf your superior knowledge of everything will be missed and yes just for clarity I'm being sarcastic as well.

14 Aug 2022 07:28:00
You’re claiming “this site is ridiculous” off of the back of one comment (from someone who takes the proverbial constantly).

That’s on you.

14 Aug 2022 07:36:54
I think you may have misiread/interpreted the realists post, he is indeed prone to sarcasm, but I think he actually put Dendonker MOM (man of match) then confused it by adding missed chances which we'd apply to MGW. Dendonker by the way, at least I think, had a very good game yesterday.

13 Aug 2022 21:48:05
How about a cheeky offer to Man UTD for a season loan for Ronaldo. We pay his wages. We'd get it back in shirt sales and other merchandise/sponsorships.

He'd have scored 3 of those chances today.

Never going to happen though for many reasons.

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13 Aug 2022 22:54:41
I get ya point Raging but I honestly wouldn't touch him with a barge pole, absolutely toxic! Also the only reason he wants to leave United is cause he's scared Messi is going to score more than him in the CL! It's just about his battle with Messi, he couldn't give a damn about his own team that's literally all he cares about at this stage! So he'll only go to someone in the CL (hence why he wanted to go to Sporting). Greatest player maybe but also entirely self centred individual 🤮

13 Aug 2022 23:17:46
Fair comment.

13 Aug 2022 23:32:21
It's no coincidence that Uniteds fall started when Ronaldo arrived.

14 Aug 2022 10:45:55
Change that to Rashford or Fernandes who are about the only two who I'ld look at from Utd.

14 Aug 2022 11:49:06
Rubbish, Arddunby. Maguire oozes class (one for our new mate, FoxInnWolf).

14 Aug 2022 12:20:38
Old what you suggesting a swap for Kilman!

14 Aug 2022 12:29:47
Kilman and Neves.

14 Aug 2022 13:00:22
👍we could chuck Sa in as a sweetener.

13 Aug 2022 17:37:43
Ramos and nunez please x

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13 Aug 2022 18:21:16
Won't get Nunez he went to Liverpool.

13 Aug 2022 20:02:50
Great point and more importantly a clean sheet.
Dendoncker MOM ran the midfield, broke up play sprayed the ball about and was so unlucky with his chances.
We need another like minded midfielder to bring out his talent the futures bright 🕵️‍♂️🙆‍♀️

13 Aug 2022 20:22:12
Only 3 points off a champions league place
Come on me babbies

13 Aug 2022 20:36:18
At this stage of the season if we could be behind Liverpool only on goal difference would you be happy 😃

13 Aug 2022 20:48:26
Nice looking at the bottom of the table tonight.

13 Aug 2022 17:20:28
Surely now after watching that Guo Guangchang will buy us a striker

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13 Aug 2022 17:45:00
Surely he can see what we can?

13 Aug 2022 18:18:16
I think this goal drought runs deeper than just lacking a striker. Even with Jimenez Wolves struggle to score at this level. I know he's not been at his best but we lack someone who can collect a ball from the back and drive forward like Jota, but then, like Jota know's how to put it in the net. I hoped that might be Hwang but he's got lost in the noise so now I'm hoping it's Guedes. I just hope he doesn't get dragged into the malaise along with the rest.

13 Aug 2022 19:12:01
Agreed Long, we've just played what I suspect will be one of the worst defences in the league at home and had one shot on target all game!

The whole point of the 4-4-2 was supposed to be attacking football and that's still not happening! If he's got any sense MGW will sign that contract ASAP cause if he keeps blazing chances like that then no one will want him (to not even get it on target was criminal)!

By the end of the game we were lucky to get a draw, which at home to Fulham is just not acceptable! So two weeks into the season we've played two of the teams tipped for relegation and lost to one and scrapped a draw agaisnt the other at home!

I know peeps will say I'm moaning but frankly I don't care, this teams been poor for about the last 10 league games that we've played and like I keep saying you only get away with that for SO long! I've backed Lage relentlessly on here and still will, but sooner or later we have to turn a corner (in terms of performances) else we really will be in trouble and more to the point so will he!

He's asked for patience, well it's easy to say that when its not your money or spare time being given! Also Bruno don't come out and tell us it was a good performance like ya did at Leeds cause if you think these performances are good then that's half the problem.

I was buzzing for the match today but as always I'm now just feeling deflated! Look how Brentford are playing today, they are relentlessly chasing every ball, every player and every minute of the match!

I genuinely can't remember the last time I saw us play with that work ethic or tempo! 😞

13 Aug 2022 19:43:08
Summed up perfectly Bullys. If we need Nunes, Ramos or whoever, just make them offers the can't refuse get 'em in and get on with it.
As you say 4-4-2 is supposed to put us on the offensive but without instinctive goalscorers waiting to pounce, no point. MGW will have nightmares over that one, more concentration, less drama required.

13 Aug 2022 20:48:20
Well said Bullysboy.

14 Aug 2022 04:58:57
I agree bully, and if Bruno thinks that MGW is going to be a world beater he's clearly deluded.
If forest or whoever comes back in for him then he's got to be sold for me, also RAN is defensively poor, I'd move Jonny over now semedo is back,both games so far he's been found out.
I said before the start of the season our opening run of fixtures gave us a good opportunity to get some points on the board but so far it's looking to me that maybe come the Liverpool game Bruno will be on the verge of the sack unless someone finds there scoring boots.

13 Aug 2022 16:59:27
Lack of finishing once again. We need a striker fast!

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13 Aug 2022 18:53:50
Surely they can see Hwang would struggle in the Championship. Did anyone watch him before he came here. Who sanctioned paying big bucks for him? Scored twice in his first game and he was hailed by the club. By the end of last season it was obvious he hadn"t got it but still be was signed. May be a nice chap but footballer.

 


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