Vital Football

Latest Wolverhampton Wanderers News

Forward Thinking

Forward Thinking

Former Southend striker Freddy Eastwood`s Molineux future is once again the subject of media speculation.

Many were shocked by the news Eastwood had asked manager Mick McCarthy to consider offers for him during the transfer window, and subsequently came hours away from joining Coventry City on loan only for the gaffer to have an about turn of face at the last moment.

But Sky Blues boss Chris Coleman looks set to maintain his interest in the Wales International with a reported £2 million bid lined up for the summer.

Despite a lively start to his Wolves career, Eastwood has entered the strikers graveyard at Molineux that has seen may tried and tested forwards fail to live up to their billing.

And with Sylvan Ebank Blake forming a deadly partnership with Andy Keogh, limiting the 23 year old`s minutes on the pitch, the chance to recoup Southends fee plus a third may be too tempting for Mick McCarthy to turn down.

Forwards like two things. Playing, and scoring, and doing neither will always lead them to seek pastures new, especially in a squad with so many.

But with Jay Bothroyd looking to be heading out the door, and Eastwood`s future now in doubt, Wolves strike options are starting to look precariously limited, when once they were over abundant.

Of the forwards available for the Molineux bench, Bothroyd and Eastwood arguably have the most potential, but neither will ever be satisfied with the bit part role they seem destined for following SEB`s instant impact and alliance with Andy Keogh.

Which would leave Stephen Ward, Kevin Kyle and Stephen Elliot as McCarthy's guns in reserve.

Mr Morgan if you're reading, can we have some more please?


Writer:Stuart Smith
Date:Wednesday April 2 2008
Time: 11:00AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Wolves Articles

Vital Preview - Championship, 25th April 2017

The 2016-17 season continues with a game this midweek between Wolves and Huddersfield with three points of course the aim - but this could only be obtained by one.

Saville - We Simply Have To Be Better

Midfielder George Saville has said Wolves simply have to be better in every department when we face Huddersfield Town this midweek following the bore draw with Blackburn...

Officials - Wolves v Huddersfield (25/4/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Huddersfield Town this Tuesday.

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (24/4/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for 2016/17.

Archived Vital Wolves Articles

Vital Wolves articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Wolves
Write For Vital Wolves
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Huddersfield Town
Suggested By:
Wolves win0%
Huddersfield win50%
Draw50%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
P Newcastle 44 27 7 10 88 40
3 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
4 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
5 Huddersfield 43 24 6 13 78 2
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 44 16 13 15 61 2
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 44 16 11 17 59 -2
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 43 15 10 18 55 -2
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Wolves Results (view all)

Wolves Fixtures (view all)

Apr 25 2017 7:45PM : Huddersfield Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.johnwolf3
2.Andie Spooner1
Write for Vital Football