Vital Football

Latest Wolverhampton Wanderers News

Interesting Times Ahead at Molineux

Interesting Times Ahead at Molineux

The wolf pack will today meet up at Molineux ahead of next week's training camp in Tomasz Frankowski's old stomping ground, Alicante.

Although 'pack' may be stretching things a bit.

In total, 17 of last seasons players will assemble at Compton, which includes the injured Gabor Gyepes, and the recovering Matt Murray.

It also includes Seyi George Olofinjana and Mark Clyde, both long term absentees from Glenn Hoddles starting 11, Paul Ince who is due for contract talks, and Mark Kennedy who is yet to decide on his Molineux future.

In total, 9 players have been culled from last years squad as Wolves face a more frugal future than fans known for a decade, and their apparent inactivity regarding new faces has already started to raise concerns in the Molineux faithful.

But before anyone starts hacking at their wrists with their season ticket, its worth noting that Palace have only 21 squad members, Leeds and Sunderland 20, and Albion are currently carrying ony 16 contracted professionals.

Which makes 17, with 9 youngsters waiting in the wings look not quite so shabby.

The fears being expressed are doubly compounded by the memory of last pre season feelings, that the then current squad would be more than capable of challenging for a top two slot.

Something that painfully failed to materialise leaving many ruing their summer exuberance at Wolves chances.

Jex Moxey is philosophical regarding the situation, finding an upside when others can only see gloom, as he told the Express and Star.

'When you buy lots of players there is less opportunity for the youngsters,' he said Moxey, adding

'But we are now faced with a situation where we won't put football before finance, so by definition the young kids have more of a chance prove themselves to the manager and stake a claim for a place in the team.

'We recognise that the squad we are starting pre-season with won't be sufficient in numbers because of the injuries and suspensions that we will inevitable face.

'As a result Glenn and I will be looking to bring in several players before the season starts.'

Who those players are though, and where they are from , is now bound by financial constraints and not the managers, or CEO's desire to get their man.

There are interesting times ahead at Molineux.





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

Writer:
Date:Monday June 26 2006
Time: 9:34AM

Comments

0
Roughly translated into laymens terms this means, we have no money, so WYSIWYG. Good, because what ever money is available, it WILL be spent wisely. One thing that GH has never had is a real problem spending a clubs money. A coach with his arse to the wall but also a second chance hopefully will not fail.
Hoddlesleftnut
26/06/2006 12:36:00
0
Rather thin on the ground, with a bigger squad to cover injuries over the last two seasons maybe, just maybe Norwich would have stayed up two years ago and been at least in the play offs last year. believe me competition for places is what you want whatever people say about consistancey in a team.
Timsncfc
27/06/2006 20:32:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wolves Articles

Ronan Ruled Out - Loophole Benefit For Manchester United

Wolverhampton Wanderers head coach Paul Lambert has confirmed that Connor Ronan could be out for the season, and Manchester United have enacted a bizarre loophole that sees Cameron...

Wilson Has A Bright Future For Lambert

Head coach Paul Lambert has said that he believes youngster Donovan Wilson has a big future ahead of him following his debut against Chelsea in the FA Cup last weekend.

Lambert - Now For Consistency

Head coach Paul Lambert has called on Wolverhampton Wanderers to show some consistency in our performances as we move towards the end of the 2016/17 campaign.

Officials - Wolves v Birmingham (24/2/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Birmingham City this Friday.

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)

FAC - Chelsea MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Ikeme2%
Coady6%
Batth6%
Hause25%
Doherty0%
Edwards6%
Price37%
Saville6%
Costa6%
Bodvarsson6%
Weimann0%
Sub - Wilson0%
Sub - Saiss0%
Sub - Ronan0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 32 22 3 7 69 37
2 Brighton 32 20 8 4 68 28
3 Huddersfield 32 20 4 8 64 8
4 Reading 33 18 6 9 60 5
5 Leeds Utd 33 18 4 11 58 11
6 Sheff Wed 33 17 7 9 58 10
7 Fulham 32 14 10 8 52 17
8 Norwich 33 15 6 12 51 11
9 Barnsley 33 14 7 12 49 4
10 Preston 33 13 10 10 49 4
11 Derby County 32 13 9 10 48 7
12 Cardiff 33 13 6 14 45 -2
13 Ipswich 33 10 11 12 41 -7
14 Brentford 32 11 7 14 40 0
15 Q.P.R. 33 11 7 15 40 -10
16 Birmingham 33 10 10 13 40 -14
17 Aston Villa 32 8 12 12 36 -8
18 Forest 33 10 6 17 36 -12
19 Wolves 31 9 8 14 35 -4
20 Burton 33 9 8 16 35 -13
21 Bristol City 32 9 5 18 32 -6
22 Wigan 33 7 9 17 30 -10
23 Blackburn 31 7 8 16 29 -13
24 Rotherham 33 4 5 24 17 -43
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Wolves Results (view all)

Wolves Fixtures (view all)

Feb 24 2017 7:45PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Huddersfield Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Ipswich Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 14 2017 7:45PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.johnwolf3
2.Telford Wolf1
Vital Football Comment