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Old Boys Re-union?

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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Writer: Crete Wolf Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday December 9 2010

Time: 11:16AM

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he he nice one Crete, in many ways. Im not losing any sleep over the prospect of Keano or Joleon joining us - though it would put me in dreamland - but the writing is on the wall, and Mick knows that things have to change, and soon. Conveniently the Transfer is just round the corner, and the signing of 2 quality defenders I feel will be sufficient to keep us safe. And finally, I go to games whenever I get the chance, which is not often, but a more loyal Wolves fan you will not find. COME ON YOU WOLVES!
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All we can do is speculate and wait. Agree with both on various points here. I'm certainly not losing any sleep over these potential signings either. I rule out the Keane move, as I said yesterday- because I can't see Steve Morgan backing his salary when he see's our record signing sat on the bench every week, next to Blakey. I would say that they are prepared to sanction for certain a central defender and a central midfielder, and also a left back. I very much doubt however that there are any large sums to be thrown around. I am guessing that after the summer outlay, there will not be large sums available to throw around. It's all guess work of course, but I can certainly imagine the board handing a 20 million budget for the season, which he chose to spend the majority of at the start. If there is say 3 million available, you can add the 2.5 Van Damme money to it and you have a fair sum to buy a quality name. The others it's fair to assume would be loans- (Just a thought here, how many players are one club allowed to loan each season?) The Lescott story will roll on until January but a story is all it will be until we pick up the paper one day and see where he has gone. I forgot who first mentioned his name, but Wayne Bridge is a stand out for me if we could get him- he has only started twice this season- I rate him as one of the best natural left backs in the country and he could make a tremendous impact. A lot of Wolves fans harp on about 'Mick Playing His Favorites' and Stephen Ward always gets stick for his inclusion, but Mick brought a career left back in the summer which paints a telling picture, that he had identified an area to improve and spent on it. Van Damme has already gone, and we can only wonder if things had been different if he had been played in position from the start. I think he was a cracking player that ticked all the boxes. 1/ He was never given a chance to prove himself 2/ If he had, would our defence have shown more solidity 3/ It's all hypothetical because perhaps he was never going to settle in his new surrounds. Ultimately, he wanted out and based on that good riddance- in reference to the title of this article I too wish for the club to continue with the young and hungry policy- Mick McCarthy changed the culture of this club and bred a determined team spirit throughout the club which spilled onto the terraces. It is easy to pick the bad apples but a bunch, but the stars' of Doyle, Foley, Blake, Jarvis (and so on) shine brightly. I think the togetherness remains- whilst most managers may have lost the dressing room now, based not on our position alone, but being left out, played out of position etc- but every week the players appear to line up for interviews, back the manager, maintain their self belief and try to settle the fans with encouraging words. Whilst 90% of one sentence bloggers on the E&S website want the manager out yesterday, I think I have only spotted the odd one on Vital Wolves. We have shown tremendous patience and I wish Mick would have a look at the site and see where he still has support. I think we all hope he can turn this around- two wins would prove a huge 6 points and finally kick start this season, two derby defeats and even the greatest optimist will be looking for realistic solutions.
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