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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.





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

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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
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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
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