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Jarvis to leave Wolves?

Jarvis to leave Wolves?

Even before the signing of Adam Hammill, rumours were flying around that this meant the departure of Matt Jarvis. Now, the tittle-tattle will go into overdrive. And here`s a contribution to it.

If we purchase Leigh Griffiths from Dundee, we will have five wingers in the squad (six, if Kightly is included), all apparently of PL standard. Indeed, the reports of Hammill`s ability suggest that MM has done a good bit of business, and without too much cost. As neither Hammill nor Griffiths are likely to dislodge Jarvis or Hunt from the starting line-up in the near future, what are the manager`s plans for them?

As we beat off Blackpool and, it seems, Liverpool for Hammill`s services, we must have promised him more than a place in the development squad to secure his signature (Griffiths will probably be happy with that). Was it Jarvis`s place in the team? And did we make a deal with Liverpool, offering Jarvis to the club in return for a clear run at Hammill? Or, does MM expect us to go down at the end of the season? If that were so, he could revert to his tried and tested policy of buying in and training up young and hungry players. At the same time he could swell his piggy bank by selling off players like Jarvis and ... [fill in your own suggestions].

Though I would be sorry to see Jarvis go now, the money we would get for him - and would have to be several millions - could be put to good effect. That is, we could splash out on a quality left back. I think that would be a good bargain and well worth the loss of our flying winger.

Moreover, as I have often written in my blogs, I have my reservations about Jarvis. On his day, he is unstoppable and has scored some vital goals (great one on Tuesday). However, he is inconsistent and not a perfect crosser of the ball. On occasions, he has been anonymous as a winger. Where he scores heavily, is in his ancillary role as a defender. With his pace, he can track back quickly and tackle the man with the ball (vital, given our defenders' tendency to back off).

So, on balance I would welcome the sale of Jarvis, with the proviso that it depends on whether Hammill is as good as he cracked up to be and that we buy a quality defender or two.

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

Date:Thursday January 20 2011
Time: 12:59PM


Jarvis and ... [fill in your own suggestions] Doyle Fletcher Hunt Henry and Jones... the core of our squad, which will take 5 years to rebuild ... good bit of business?? Is it hell. We dont need the cash. So unless the offer is for silly money why would we sell? Mccarthy has always divided the fans, and lets face it we've gone into overdrive simply over Ward... If he (and Jez) sold Jarvis there would be a revolt. Lets see if Jez and Morgan are here to build the club, or their own personal fortunes.
Ad Mant
20/01/2011 13:20:00
Sell Jarvo - you are talking out of your rear end, so we just keep on selling our better players so that we can bring in untried one's, what a load of cobblers - are you being paid by liverpool to write this tripe, Wolves fan you ain't bud, has for you thoughts on Jarvo - do you actually go to games! he has been a revelation this season and desrves better comments that what you have given him, I hope he doesn't read this garbage, because he and others will be off - what a bloody load of moronic tripe.
20/01/2011 13:25:00
Utter rubbish - I wasted 2 mins of my life reading that.
20/01/2011 13:36:00
ABSOLUTELY NO WAY!!! As Ad Mant says it would have to be silly money. This is a player on the verge of breaking into the England setup, and I don't think many Wolves fans give credit to the 3M's for how far this club has come in the last few years. They have proved to be quite wise and sensible and will remain so by keeping Jarvis. He only recently signed a long term contract at the club.
20/01/2011 13:39:00
Several millions for Jarvis :O:O ??? Is he an average player or what ? No ! Lol, at least 20 million pounds ! I think some players - Jarvis and Doyle (for example) should spend their career at Molineux, turning it into world class club again. Hi guys, hello from Wolves fan from Bratislava, Slovakia. I was on Molineux on boxing day match against Wigan - when Jarvis came on, he clearly increased the dangerousness (is that a word at all ?) of our side.
20/01/2011 13:47:00
Perhaps Merlin has plans to convert Hammill into a left back?I was thinking of writing a blog asking where all the other bloggers had gone?well you certainly solved that one Banksy!!.nice to see there's still a little bit of'passion'shall we call it! left.I would certainly only sell Jarvis for mega bucks,maybe something we dont know about is going on behind the scenes?cash plus player exchange? etc.Merlins converted more people than the pope this season,Hammill I think will want to play and reprts say hes on 20 grand a week!thats a lot for a benchwarmer.UTW.
Crete Wolf
20/01/2011 14:13:00
Sir Banksy I salute almost every article but this one, you've been overwhelmed by paint fumes painting the inside of the garage or there is mischief at play. He has already made a provisional England squad and second only to Doyle in my book. I finally got round to replying to your Manchester City report, which was excellent, and in my rather lengthy response went off on a tangent having read an article elsewhere discussing the differing approaches to our futures by West Ham and ourselves. Many are up in arms already about our lack of significant reinforcement at this most crucial stage of the season- having studied and watched this players best on the old favorite You Tube it looks like an astute bit of business and he will make an impact anywhere now I would say- I am not suggesting he will change our season (we are performing at a high standard with consistency, taking points on a ratio that if continues will spell survival and scoring goals finally). I think Villa have paid far too much for Bent, that's a lot of pressure on him- if he gels straight away he can save their season and lead them up to 12th, one poor tackle and all that expenditure amounts to worrisome times. I don't want to club to jeopardize it's future, and whilst I am pleased we are still signing clearly great young talents like this we still need to find that medium and it's fairly simple to me- we don't have to/are not in a position where we have to/or could spend huge amounts with our season in the balance but now just ONE big signing ON LOAN would make me happy- they should really push the boat out for Lescott, pay the full whack if you need to, cos his wages for 4 months or so will still only amount to 2 million or a bit more (a small price to pay with another 30million tv money in reward for a third season in the Premiership). The word revolt is mentioned above, and it may not be far off in terms of what we would see at the gate. Jarvis was one of our earlier signings in the 'new age' at Wolves, and considering how much he has improved in a relatively short space of time, considering how young he still is, he has to be one of the most important players that we build this club around. The fans are already upset about the lack of spending/signings- a Jarvis sale would cause more than a slight stir and rightly so. He has it all for me and just keeps improving as a player. On Saturday he ran back 60 yards to nod the ball back to the keeper because he had already seen Zubar had left a wide open gap. He crosses, he scores, his presence on the wing causes defenders wide spread panic (you can see how teams are trying to double up on him now- the boss has seen this, Jarvis has the vision and ability to feed the likes of others when the gaps have been left. He crosses, he scores. Matt Jarvis will play for England, no doubt about it. The club had the sense to tie him down to a contract and the only reason he would/should leave would be in the event of our relegation. If we do get relegated I would thank him and wish him the best of luck because he belongs at the top and he has earned it. In the event of relegation, and considering the inflated fees players are still going for, I would want 10 million for him in the summer anyway.
New York City Wolf
20/01/2011 14:15:00
Well, I wanted to know how I could elicit a response from the fans to my reports and I have just found out how to do it: question the status of a sacred cow! If you had read my previous reports, you will see that I try to get to all the home matches, even though I live in London. My support for Wolves goes back to the 1950s when I stood in the South Bank week after week, that is, until I started playing rugby for the town on Saturday afternoons. And in any case, had you all read my article properly, you would have understood that I don't want us to sell Jarvis. I was merely trying to find a rationale for the purchase of two wingers at a time when we are awash with them (if you include Griffiths and Kightly). Having said that, I do have my reservations about Jarvis, as do other fans. He will improve but at the moment, he is inconsistent and we desperately need a quality left back. If Jez keeps a tight hold on the purse-strings, the money has to come from somewhere. Don't you know, it's a cut-throat world out there and if you don’t have the funds of a MC, you will have to make some very hard decisions. To repeat, ideally I don’t want to sell Jarvis but it is a question that has been raised, and, if I am to be the Devil’s advocate, at least I am a sympathetic one. And, hand on heart, where do you feel we really need strengthening: on the wing or at left back and, if we are buying wingers, why are we doing so?
20/01/2011 14:21:00
Some good mentions from Crete regarding other positions. I really can't see Jarvis of Hunt losing their place, and with other options available, Bia getting his chance, Kightly perhaps still one for the future (who knows because its continuously hush hush about his recovery) so with that in mind maybe we are going to see one of these players used at left back. Watching the videos this chap looks very strong on the ball, can go around players with ease and his passing looks clinical. If he can tackle, maybe Mick sees a very bright new duo operating down the left. Maybe if he does go left back and Jarvis is ahead of him, with Jarvis' tracking back already mentioned we would have a very strong left hand side. This is all theory of course because the main stumbling block means Ward would be missing....... and if a player is to be sacrificed, if you look under the heading Lamb in the Book of Mick you won't see a picture of Ward.
New York City Wolf
20/01/2011 14:25:00
Having done a bit of research, it seems Mr Hammill often plays inside the midfield and not just on the wing. The common sense says he's cover for Milijas as it seems Jones wants away. Let's face it, if Jones goes we will be very short on creative options. It could just be another bit of business like Surman: pick up a young promising midfielder who can be sold (probably at a profit) to a championship club in a heartbeat if he proves not to make it at Premiership level.
20/01/2011 14:31:00
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