Vital Football

Latest Wolverhampton Wanderers News

Cashing in on Manchester United

Cashing in on Manchester United

Not only is this an exciting fixture for the fans, it's also an exciting fixture for the accountants at Wolves!

With 60,000 expected at Old Trafford, thanks in part to the selection of England striker Michael Owen, we (and when I say we, I mean the club rather than us personally) can be expected to receive a £600,000 windfall from our (again the club) share of the gate.

Thanks to Carling Cup rules we get 45% of the profits from the game, with the other 45% going to Manchester United (only fair) and the other 10% going to the Football League.

Throw in the TV money from Sky for live screening on TV and we're quids in before we have even kicked off.

"It`s a really lucrative tie for us. Financially, it`s the draw of the round.' Chief executive Jez Moxey told the Express & Star.

He went on to add: "It`s a really healthy financial boost for the club, but that`s not at the forefront of our minds.'

Which I`m quite glad to hear! We are after all now a Premier League club and we shouldn't just take the money and run.

That isn't what football is about. It's about competing, something that Jez believes we can do: "We want to go to Old Trafford, win the tie and get to the next round. We`d love to win the competition."

Vital Wolves Comment: Europe here we come!

This website is 100% by the fans and we are looking for people to help out on Vital Wolves. We need writers, match reporters and forum moderators. Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well, why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Wolves.

Follow us on

twitter.com/VitalWolves

and poke us on

facebook.com/VitalWolves

Bookmark and Share



*Try Vital Mobile FOR FREE for the latest news, scores, fixtures and so much more*

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Akela
Date:Wednesday September 23 2009
Time: 12:00PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Porter’s Sour Grapes

Recent Wolves Articles

Bremen Confirmed During Austrian Training Camp

Another pre-season tester for Wolves ahead of the 2017-18 Championship season has seen a friendly against Werder Bremen announced as part of an Austrian training camp.

Karanka Reveals Plans To Stay In England

Lambert's still in charge despite the speculation about the former Norwich, Aston Villa and Blackburn boss. If he goes ex-Middlesbrough chief Karanka does want to stay in England.

Wolves Confirm Released/Retained Players

Williamson and Henry will leave but options have been taken up on Price, Saville and Nazon - talks continue with Silvio. Stearman is back at Fulham but Weimann could sign from Derby.

FA Boosts Cheating Powers for 2017/18

The Football Association announced earlier today that they have extended their powers when it comes to punishing retrospective simulation.

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)

Preston MotM
Suggested By:
Burgoyne10%
Coady0%
Batth2%
Hause0%
Silvio34%
Edwards2%
Saiss4%
Weimann2%
Enobakhare2%
Graham32%
Dicko6%
Sub-Mason2%
Sub-Bodvarsson2%
Sub-Iorfa2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Wolves Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.johnwolf1
The Vital Football Members League