UK time is: 22:57:45
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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.







Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


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

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 26 2006

Time: 9:34AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
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
Report Abuse
26/06/2006 12:36:00

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
Report Abuse
27/06/2006 20:32:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wolves Articles

van La Parra confesses (Monday March 30 2015)

Ikeme in contention for return (Wednesday March 25 2015)

Kuszczak v Ikeme (Tuesday March 24 2015)

Stats: Wolves v Derby (Monday March 23 2015)

Wolves in the promotion mix (Sunday March 22 2015)

Archived Wolves Articles

List All Vital Wolves Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Derby County 39 19 10 10 26 67
6. Ipswich 39 19 10 10 16 67
7. Brentford 39 20 6 13 12 66
8. Wolves 39 18 11 10 11 65
9. Forest 39 15 12 12 8 57
10. Blackburn 39 14 12 13 1 54
11. Charlton 39 13 15 11 -2 54

Breaking League News

LUFC Four see red as Eire claim last gasp draw
Leeds Utd : 31/03/2015 20:44:01
RUFC - Reserves Get Away Draw
Rotherham : 31/03/2015 20:11:00
LUFC Double blow for Cook
Leeds Utd : 31/03/2015 19:51:01
LUFC Leeds Midfielder having trial with Scunthorpe
Leeds Utd : 31/03/2015 19:06:00
Countdown To Bournemouth Showdown Begins!
Ipswich : 31/03/2015 18:28:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Can Wolves pull off back-to-back promotions?
Suggested By:  
Yes 40%
No 60%