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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.

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

Comments

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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
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Halesowen Wolf
halesowen wolf
07/07/2006 20:45:00
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Ince & Dario Gradi
halesowen wolf
07/07/2006 20:45:00
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Ince & Curbishley
halesowen wolf
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Ince & Roy Keane
halesowen wolf
07/07/2006 20:46:00
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Ince & Roy Keane
halesowen wolf
07/07/2006 20:47:00
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ince and bully and colin lee
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15/07/2006 10:07:00
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