Vital Football

Latest Wolverhampton Wanderers News

Managerial Name Games

Managerial Name Games

Roll up, roll up for the 18 monthly "Association With The Vacant Wolves Managerial Job " tournament.

Most people know the rules, but for any AWTVWMJ virgins, we`ll just recap on the main pointers, and movers and shakers in this eagerly awaited event.

As regular watchers of the event will already know, no association can be too slender, too vague, or indeed too outrageous. Think of it as a kind of word association game, but without the logic.

Pay attention to every football pundit panel on your tv for reminders of which managers may currently be out of work. Pay special attention to any out of work managers with a decent pedigree i.e those that have been in charge of clubs when they`ve been relegated. Always a good category with rich pickings

Scan the lower leagues for any managers/assistants that have at some time played for Wolves, no matter when, or how badly. If there`s a link,no matter how tenuous, count them in.

Don`t be afraid to go back through the lists of previous associates. And NEVER discard names simply because they have recently signed a cast iron contract with a financially crippling get out clause. If they were interested once, they may be again.

Keep an eye out for any mention of affection for the club as a youth, or keeping an eye on Wolves scores every Saturday, by anyone. Don`t be afraid to be too radical. Bob Plant may not be a manager now, but who knows what the future holds?

Take a look abroad. Are there any former Wolves players/fans working overseas? Even better if they are still in football, but don`t worry if they're not. Make that association!

Listen out for managerial soundbites on the radio. If they`ve got a vaguely midlands accent, put them in the hat.

Above all else, disregard any statements from potential associates who deny any interest in the job. It may be a smokescreen. It`s the job everyone wants, so who WOULDN`T be interested?

Remember, there may only be a matter of days to go before the appointment is made, so don`t waste any time. As soon as a name pops in your head, get it in print.

And dont forget to quote those all important 'sources within the club' for added authenticity.


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

Writer:
Date:Thursday July 6 2006
Time: 1:34PM

Comments

0
HAHA, very funny but true, however this time the rules have changed, no fat salary to be enjoyed, no silver lining purse to squander and for once just once some real work to be done.
Hoddlesleftnut
07/07/2006 02:52:00
0
Halesowen Wolf
halesowen wolf
07/07/2006 20:45:00
0
Ince & Dario Gradi
halesowen wolf
07/07/2006 20:45:00
0
Ince & Curbishley
halesowen wolf
07/07/2006 20:46:00
0
Ince & Roy Keane
halesowen wolf
07/07/2006 20:46:00
0
Ince & Roy Keane
halesowen wolf
07/07/2006 20:47:00
0
ince and bully and colin lee
skellybob
15/07/2006 10:07:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wolves Articles

Match Day Officials v Sunderland U23 (5/12/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Sunderland U23 this Monday.

Video - QPR 1-2 Wolves

Paul Lambert collected his first win a Wolves boss with the victory against QPR also ending a nine game winless run, which obviously began prior to his appointment at Molineux.

FA Cup Ball Numbers Known (3/12/16)

With FA Cup second round ties taking place this weekend, the ball numbers for the third round draw of the competition have now been allocated.

Wolves back to winning ways at last

Wolves win at QPR ended a run of 9 games without success and was a first Wolves win for manager Paul Lambert

Archived Vital Wolves Articles

Vital Wolves articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Wolves
Write For Vital Wolves
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

QPR MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Ikeme4%
Iorfa0%
Batth7%
Stearman0%
Doherty0%
Edwards7%
Saiss7%
Coady7%
Costa61%
Dicko0%
Cavaleiro7%
Sub - Saville0%
Sub - Bodvarsson0%
Sub - Lonergan0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 19 11 6 2 39 17
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 19 10 2 7 32 3
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Wolves Results (view all)

Wolves Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Cardiff City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Nottingham Forest (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Sheffield Wednesday (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.johnwolf1
The Vital Football Members League