Writer: Crete Wolf
Date:Thursday December 9 2010
Young and Hungry!! That was the call echoing from certain quarters not so long ago.
The call for old boys to 'return to the fold' is a somewhat old and repetitive argument that seems to only affect 'us' from time to time.
To be fair there's nothing coming from the management to 'fuel' the fire. There cant be many centre backs on 90 grand a week that would want to grace Molineux!!, as for Keane, he had his chance last year and went to Celtic on loan instead, there he did very well, as his loss of a yard of pace did not show up as much as it does in the Premier League.
Mistakes have been made, £7 million on a striker not given a chance in his position and sitting on the bench, should not that money have been spent on a defender or defenders instead?
Hindsight is all well and good but I think we leaked too many goals last year so the writing was on the wall.
Now before you all reply to this and say a defender was bought by Merlin, I am talking about a 'quality' player, someone who could not only defend but also take over the captains armband and supply some leadership qualities as well.
Jody Craddock is and has been that player for us, but injuries have curtailed him this year which will probably become more of a factor with him due to his age, again something which should have been foreseen!
Its nothing more than an old notion that bringing 'back' old players will solve all our problems, it wont, we still need that Young and Hungry element.
Looking at maybe raising the wage structure might be a way, if stories are to be believed, we have lost several good players who have gone on to do well in the premier league with other clubs.
Dont know the January transfer budget but hopefully enough there to buy a couple of 'hungry' defenders plus the money from Van Damme could get us another or use that money to increase the wage ceiling.
Finally, an eight hour board meeting??, bet that was interesting!, the dreaded 'vote of confidence', I believe we can still turn this around and still back Merlin, but we need two wins and quick!, as I've said before otherwise I think the pressure if we lose at The Hawthorns will be too much for the Merlin and Coco show to continue!!
The one thing to remember though is that we all have our own opinions and sharing them on a site like this is an enjoyable way for us fans who cannot make it to games to show and share our passion for what is, and always will be, one of the 'great' clubs in the land.
Up the Wolves.
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Date:Thursday December 9 2010
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