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Wolves interested in Woodgate

Vital Wolves has just heard that we are apparently interested in taking Woodgate on loan from Spurs.

The defender, when fit and on form is probably one of the best central defenders England has to offer, the problem being that those two factors happen about as often as a total solar eclipse.

That said, someone of the 31-year-old's quality doesn't become available to Wolves all too often and could well be the gamble that helps keep us a couple of clean sheets, earns us a few more points and keeps us in the Premier League for a third season.

'I'm happy for him to go if he wants. It's really up to him,' Redknapp said in The Sun.

'Jonathan's played a couple of games for the reserves and in training games - but now we really need to see him move up a gear.

'He definitely needs to get some proper first-team games under his belt.'

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The Journalist

Writer: Akela Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 28 2011

Time: 1:32PM

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NEWS IS it's all off,hes not interested in coming to Wolves prefers to stay and fight for his place at Spurs.
Crete Wolf
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28/01/2011 13:41:00

another bumper transfer season by wolves.
Ad Mant
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28/01/2011 14:04:00

As soon as I finished writing this article I saw that Mick had said that Woodgate had rejected the offer. Would have been a risky way of spending part of our budget so i`m not overly fussed. Would have been nice if it had all worked out but could have been a disaster if he spent the while time in the medical room.
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28/01/2011 14:09:00

OK but let's spend our budget ... but only if the recruits improve our squad.
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28/01/2011 14:49:00

This, I think explains our problem,Woodgate has no chance of making the 25 at Spurs but still chooses not to come to Wolves!thats it in a nutshell,no one wants to join an apparently sinking ship,well thats good,I would rather stick with what we have than pay the wages for someone who does'nt want to fight for the cause.Would'nt it be nice to stay up and still not having spent any 'big' money in this window unlike Hammers and Blues.Changing the subject,I still think Holloway deserves Manager of the Year no matter what happens,what a job he has done with very,very limited funds.UTW.
Crete Wolf
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28/01/2011 17:37:00

Holloway manager of the year without a doubt give him the award now! Nuts to it, I said they were staying up 6 weeks again to turned up noses ! and as well as Bridge and Lescott pointed at Woodgate on several occasions. I'm glad we went in for him because I think he is quality. Considering the initial report appeared in The Sun I assumed they 'may' have mistaken the woman working in the local bakery for Harry but reports are confirmed and I'm personally gutted he has chosen to stay. In the mean time I say fair play to him. Whilst Robbie Keane and/or his agent are offering him around like a cheap tart hoping to make more fast funds, this player, knowing full well he may not even make the 25 wants to stay at Tottenham and if not fight his way into the side this season, then prove in training and reserve games that he deserves another chance next year. I respect that but I think he may be shooting himself in the foot. The attitude is all well and good, but how better could he prove his point by joining a struggling club and saying to Harry, or the woman in the bakery, "I helped Wolves stay up you know." If he does shoot himself in the foot, he'll be out for at least another six months so maybe it's for the best afterall. Harry to Tottenham Medical 'Yeah, shot himself, I'll have Robbie bring him. Yeah, he's still here. Wheelchair, nah it's awight, Jonathan keeps one in the boot.'
New York City Wolf
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29/01/2011 01:09:00

Have you been painting the garage again NYC??.lol.
Crete Wolf
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29/01/2011 06:22:00

I blame the Tipex. I was drawing a picture of a Golden Stadium- but it looked a bit big so I tipxed out a second tier and reverted the stand on the side to it's original size and detail. I drew Macnhester United and Wolves players, drew a fan siting in every seat, then I tipexed their players and drew Scunthorpe players, tipexed out half the fans and so on- so yeah, Tipex theory. Explains it all. (I have kept my crayons ready for the start of next season though.)
New York City Wolf
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29/01/2011 15:07:00

I would like to apologize to all Scunthorpe fans out there. Since I used the club as a shorthand for the miseries we will face, if relegated, it has now become the norm. It's nothing personal: it's just that the name has the right depressing and unromantic tone I was striving for. Admittedly, it also serves as an indicator of the sort of teams we will be meeting down there.
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29/01/2011 15:47:00

I'll admit Scunthorpe sprung to mind following your article Banksy, so I will join you in apologizing to their fans. Both of them.
New York City Wolf
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30/01/2011 10:19:00

If sinking ship (Crete Wolf) it is, well then.....go down all guns ablazing: a trident striker force of Vokes, Sylvan and Fletcher; Doyle and Jarvis on the wings, Guerdioura (when he is fit), Milijas and Hunty in midfield, and any two so-called defenders and a keeper for MM to pick. Win or lose 4-2, 5-2 or 5-3 and a better chance of picking up 6/7 wins from the remaining 15 games for a season's total of 39/42.......which will most likely do the trick.
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31/01/2011 15:36:00

Blimey, lovesW, that's a bit gung-ho. I suspect that most of the words should be put in inverted commas and each sentence rounded off with an exclamation mark! Do you think we put the plan into operation straight away or wait until it is mathematically impossible for us to claw our way out of the mess?
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31/01/2011 16:00:00

Straightaway! Starting with Bolton tomorrow night!! Only snag is that it is not easy to find an adequate replacement for Guerdioura. Which is why the plan could, just COULD, fail!!!!!! You are correct, Southbank 60, as is your grammatical analysis; the punctuation additions you suggest I made should be 'understood'.....too many of them required, and the sheer number of gems detracts from the appreciation of any single one of them!!! There!!!!!!!! Seriously now, if West Brom beat Wigan tonight, they will be on 28, Fulham on 26 fifth from bottom, and Birmingham on 23 with a game in hand. The situation is getting desperate, and won't be remedied by cautious tactics, and point-per-match satisfaction will have no effect on the table. Desperate situations call for desperate measures. The target is 6 or seven wins. The chance of success varies inversely with the extent of the risk taken - true- but also conversely with the number of attempts available . Out of 15 available games. winning six or seven is not impossible, employing offensive tactics NOW. Holding back, playing 'cautious' with six 'defenders', any of whom more often than not is the main, if not the sole, contributing factor of the team's defeat, and picking up a couple of points to find ourselves with ten games left and still 6 to win....... do away altogether with the possibility of having the game messed up by defenders inside the first 10 minutes......except Berra,and Guerdioura and Craddock, who are out, no other deserves the appellation ........bring in, in their place, midfielders and forwards, and overwhelm the oppostion in those first ten minutes. This is the plan. It may be suicide, MAY......but where death is certain, what of it?
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01/02/2011 07:26:00

Well, it's working for Blackpool (sort of) but I think MM is too cautious to get within shouting distance of your 'sensible' plan. To be fair, we are playing 4-4-2 instead of 4-5-1, which ironically got us out of the mess last year. I would have been happier, had a reliable defender or two joined us in the window, as that would have allowed us to attack without looking over our shoulder. We really have to win against Bolton tomorrow in order to provide a cushion against the possibility of no reward in the following two games. I'll be glued to my monitor (the screen kind, that is).
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01/02/2011 14:47:00

The plan is not sensible at all- I do away with your inverted commas as no irony is intended by myself. It is simply necessary to move up the table....a forced move, to borrow a term from chess. Only two or three(!) wins on the trot will see us looking down at the gap from the bottom three. And - I meant to mention this before - I do not see how it will be possible to, as you have it, claw our way out of the mess. Unlike last season, the bottom clubs keep picking up points, on and off. What is needed is that we shoot up the table. They say luck favours the brave: well then, dear Southbank 60, what are we waiting for? Collect 10,000 signatures endorsing the plan before the team set off for Bolton, hand the petition to MM and inform both JM and SM about it - then we will be able to face relegation with an easy conscience in having tried to have the plan put into operation. Now then, plan apart..... I see more possibility of picking up points from the two matches following than winning against Bolton, though, as you say, we must win against Bolton. I will be relieved if it is still 0-0 at half-time, meaning that we survived the opening minutes. Just read on the official site that the derby against W Brom has been moved to a Sunday lunchtime kick-off; no relief here, I am afraid to say. I am happier with evening matches. Memories of Upton Park, March 23rd, would you say?
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01/02/2011 19:42:00

I think you missed the ghostly inverted commas in my last response. Now, to take up your main point: if your plan is our only way out of the mess, it is eminently sensible. And, as you put your trust in MM to act in a rational manner, he surely will adopt it. It's no point me organising a zillion signature petition to persuade him to change his mind because he's impervious to outside pressure, certainly from us numpties. Spot the inverted commas and exclamation marks in this response.
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01/02/2011 22:59:00


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