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Wolves business not yet concluded?

We might still see some moves at Molineux today, as the transfer window prepares to slam shut at 11pm.

(Why does it always slam shut? Why can no-one ever close it slowly and politely?

Not many Wolves fans would have expected many dealings today, traditionally under Mick McCarthy we tend to get our business done early and get things settled before the season starts.

This year was no exception with Roger Johnson being brought in during pre-season.

But it would seem that Wolves are ready to take advantage, if the opportunity to sign the right player emerges.

With various moves expected to be completed up and down the country (and indeed around Europe), you never know who might become available and Wolves are ready to strike.

"We`re keeping a watching brief - there might be a loan signing. If we find the right player then we will do everything we can to help Mick sign him.' Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey told the Express & Star.

He added: "We have allowed a lot of players to go, mostly on loan. But that`s what we wanted to do because we were carrying a lot of players who didn`t play for us last season.

"So we`re comfortable with where we are."

Vital Wolves Comment: What position do you think Mick might make an attempt to strengthen?



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Writer: Akela Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 31 2011

Time: 11:18AM

Your Comments

I note that Dann is at the moment having a medical at Ewood Park so now's the time to put in a rival offer!
Southbank60
I note that Dann is at the moment having a medical at Ewood Park so now's the time to put in a rival offer!
Southbank60
SB60 I really do hope so!
supersparkes
SB60 I really do hope so!
supersparkes
Hooper from Celtic is also being quoted!
supersparkes
Hooper from Celtic is also being quoted!
supersparkes
I could understand it if Dann went to one of the big clubs that had expressed in interest in signing him ... but Blackburn? Presumably, they have offered him a huge salary but surely we could have negotiated a deal with him. After all, we clearly are the better club at the moment and he would not have had to move home. He would also have been able to play alongside Johnson again. I reckon we were never going to put in a bid for him because MM does not take kindly to being rebuffed.
Southbank60
I could understand it if Dann went to one of the big clubs that had expressed in interest in signing him ... but Blackburn? Presumably, they have offered him a huge salary but surely we could have negotiated a deal with him. After all, we clearly are the better club at the moment and he would not have had to move home. He would also have been able to play alongside Johnson again. I reckon we were never going to put in a bid for him because MM does not take kindly to being rebuffed.
Southbank60
Not so sure about being rebuffed I think that the wages were the stumbling block, silly boy, I can see blackburn fighting it out again this season, and probably not surviving!
supersparkes
Not so sure about being rebuffed I think that the wages were the stumbling block, silly boy, I can see blackburn fighting it out again this season, and probably not surviving!
supersparkes
You're right, supersparkes, it may be a silly point, though I feel that it is one worth considering. It's true that the WW management strives to maintain a rigid wage policy but it has probably sagged a little over the summer. And we did have some advantages over BR in any negotiations with Dann (see above). Moreover, along with other numpties, I have been at the receiving end of MM's unforgiving nature and I do feel that he is the kind of guy who does not forget slights or tolerate people who criticize him. I think he is deeper and darker (and more****ly) than his bluff persona suggests. What worries me, regarding the Dann deal with Blackburn, is that the player will do for BR what RJ is doing for us (with the added bonus of having Samba alongside him). As that club, unlike ours, is also buying other players today, a potential rival is growing stronger, while we are doing nothing to fill in the gaps. Time will tell whether or not we should have put in a bid for Dann.
Southbank60
You're right, supersparkes, it may be a silly point, though I feel that it is one worth considering. It's true that the WW management strives to maintain a rigid wage policy but it has probably sagged a little over the summer. And we did have some advantages over BR in any negotiations with Dann (see above). Moreover, along with other numpties, I have been at the receiving end of MM's unforgiving nature and I do feel that he is the kind of guy who does not forget slights or tolerate people who criticize him. I think he is deeper and darker (and more****ly) than his bluff persona suggests. What worries me, regarding the Dann deal with Blackburn, is that the player will do for BR what RJ is doing for us (with the added bonus of having Samba alongside him). As that club, unlike ours, is also buying other players today, a potential rival is growing stronger, while we are doing nothing to fill in the gaps. Time will tell whether or not we should have put in a bid for Dann.
Southbank60
Now this is silly. The word bleeped out is 'prickly'!
Southbank60
Now this is silly. The word bleeped out is 'prickly'!
Southbank60
I think that RJ will do more for us than SD will do for Blackburn, he has gone for one reason alone, his ridiculous wages! RJ came because in my very humble opinion money isn't everything, (and he saw that at the blouses last season!) he came because he saw what we are doing at the club!
supersparkes
I think that RJ will do more for us than SD will do for Blackburn, he has gone for one reason alone, his ridiculous wages! RJ came because in my very humble opinion money isn't everything, (and he saw that at the blouses last season!) he came because he saw what we are doing at the club!
supersparkes
I hope you are right, supersparkes. I have just returned from the pub and have waited for Sky Sports News to wind its way through the ins and outs only to find that we have signed no-one today, not even on loan.
Southbank60
I hope you are right, supersparkes. I have just returned from the pub and have waited for Sky Sports News to wind its way through the ins and outs only to find that we have signed no-one today, not even on loan.
Southbank60
Well once again a transfer window comes and goes and the 3 Ms sit playing with them selfs we have now signed 3 players and this from a club who finished 4th bottom last season. I have heard all the excuses the squad is good enough it has matured we dont want any big time charlies what a load of crap the squad at best is average everyone else have improved theirs yet we stand still what the hell is going on and for all of you who are going to have a go anwser me this question. Before Mr Morgan bought wolves for 10 quid with a promise to then invest 30m he tried to buy Liverpool for 80m so theres 50m difference he was also going to renervate or build a new stadium can anyone tell me liverpool would have only spent the same in transfer fees that we have i dont think so yes you will say they are a bigger club bigger wages bigger crowds to enable them to do this poppycock tell me would the Liverpool fans except this no they would be protesting just as they were with the 2 Americans Mr Morgan saved 50m when he bought WW compared to if he bought Liverpool yet the 3rd season in pl with the same average squad and one of the lowest wages going and yet the 3 Ms sit there smiling and saying we are happy with what we have what a load of bull***** do they really believe this or are they frieghtened that they think WW cant compete with the big boys so why bother i just dont understand so before you have a go ask your selfs how much would Liverpool have spent by now i bet a hell of a lot more than us.
kiawolves
Well once again a transfer window comes and goes and the 3 Ms sit playing with them selfs we have now signed 3 players and this from a club who finished 4th bottom last season. I have heard all the excuses the squad is good enough it has matured we dont want any big time charlies what a load of crap the squad at best is average everyone else have improved theirs yet we stand still what the hell is going on and for all of you who are going to have a go anwser me this question. Before Mr Morgan bought wolves for 10 quid with a promise to then invest 30m he tried to buy Liverpool for 80m so theres 50m difference he was also going to renervate or build a new stadium can anyone tell me liverpool would have only spent the same in transfer fees that we have i dont think so yes you will say they are a bigger club bigger wages bigger crowds to enable them to do this poppycock tell me would the Liverpool fans except this no they would be protesting just as they were with the 2 Americans Mr Morgan saved 50m when he bought WW compared to if he bought Liverpool yet the 3rd season in pl with the same average squad and one of the lowest wages going and yet the 3 Ms sit there smiling and saying we are happy with what we have what a load of bull***** do they really believe this or are they frieghtened that they think WW cant compete with the big boys so why bother i just dont understand so before you have a go ask your selfs how much would Liverpool have spent by now i bet a hell of a lot more than us.
kiawolves
As indicated from the points I have made in my posts, I clearly agree with you, kiawolves. Prudence is fine but wilful inactivity is a abnegation of responsibility. We'll see what happens, though I do not want to sketch in the potential problems in order to avoid the accusation that I have willed them. I hope that we do not regret our timid and feeble-minded approach to the transfer market.
Southbank60
As indicated from the points I have made in my posts, I clearly agree with you, kiawolves. Prudence is fine but wilful inactivity is a abnegation of responsibility. We'll see what happens, though I do not want to sketch in the potential problems in order to avoid the accusation that I have willed them. I hope that we do not regret our timid and feeble-minded approach to the transfer market.
Southbank60
Some will regret not pipping any of Man U, Man C, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal for a Champions League place. I will not regret the gradual progress to a respectable mid-table position. In between those two zones, I am with Mick. A lot of matches competing for a cup that is second best, with the high risk of injury to players that brings, besides the tiredness, all to the advantage of rivals in the PL, the real bread and butter. Kia, who is to tell Mr. Morgan what to do with his money? He decided to invest 30m in WW. I, for one, am grateful for that. What he would have done, how much he would have invested in Liverpool would have had to do with Liverpool, just as what he has in fact been doing with the 'suplus' 50m is his concern alone. Of course, the board may opt for a fatter chairman, there are not a few in the world: sheiks, magnates with connections to 'powerful' organizations, 'brothers' from dark sub-continents: then we will present open cheques, attract the big names and buy instant succes and have 15 players in and out through that swinging door in a season; then there would be no complaints about inactivity in the transfer market!
lovesW
Some will regret not pipping any of Man U, Man C, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal for a Champions League place. I will not regret the gradual progress to a respectable mid-table position. In between those two zones, I am with Mick. A lot of matches competing for a cup that is second best, with the high risk of injury to players that brings, besides the tiredness, all to the advantage of rivals in the PL, the real bread and butter. Kia, who is to tell Mr. Morgan what to do with his money? He decided to invest 30m in WW. I, for one, am grateful for that. What he would have done, how much he would have invested in Liverpool would have had to do with Liverpool, just as what he has in fact been doing with the 'suplus' 50m is his concern alone. Of course, the board may opt for a fatter chairman, there are not a few in the world: sheiks, magnates with connections to 'powerful' organizations, 'brothers' from dark sub-continents: then we will present open cheques, attract the big names and buy instant succes and have 15 players in and out through that swinging door in a season; then there would be no complaints about inactivity in the transfer market!
lovesW
You draw too black and white a picture, lovesW: there are various levels of financial support. I do not know about the amount of money that SM would have invested in Liverpool but I agree with kiawolves's general point that there is enough money in our club's coffers and in SM's pockets to spend on essential improvements to the squad. We have improved since last year but other sides have strengthened their teams as well. We can just about field a decent side, one that will compete on a level appropriate to the lower half of the PL, but heaven help us should we incur injuries in key positions. Left back remains the problem position. Ward is OK, judging from his performance in the first two matches (though Agbonlahor had the measure of him in the AV game), but we only have Big George in reserve. Perhaps MM thinks that Doherty is ready to fill the gap, if need be. At CD I still have my doubts about Berra's ability to perform consistently well throughout the season and the cover there does not fill me with confidence. Perhaps it's a good job we didn't go for Dann for the reasons expressed in other posts but we ought to have tried to bring in someone of the right quality.
Southbank60
You draw too black and white a picture, lovesW: there are various levels of financial support. I do not know about the amount of money that SM would have invested in Liverpool but I agree with kiawolves's general point that there is enough money in our club's coffers and in SM's pockets to spend on essential improvements to the squad. We have improved since last year but other sides have strengthened their teams as well. We can just about field a decent side, one that will compete on a level appropriate to the lower half of the PL, but heaven help us should we incur injuries in key positions. Left back remains the problem position. Ward is OK, judging from his performance in the first two matches (though Agbonlahor had the measure of him in the AV game), but we only have Big George in reserve. Perhaps MM thinks that Doherty is ready to fill the gap, if need be. At CD I still have my doubts about Berra's ability to perform consistently well throughout the season and the cover there does not fill me with confidence. Perhaps it's a good job we didn't go for Dann for the reasons expressed in other posts but we ought to have tried to bring in someone of the right quality.
Southbank60
Southbank my rant on transfer day was there did not seem to be any movement if your telling me its all about wages and fees i for 1 dont accept that. I 4 ONE think MM thinks everything is rosey with the players he has and we are safe in midtable thats fine but if it backfires where are we then. Or 2 we are safe in midtable which by my account we will not sign anybody next season becuase we are not going down but we are not moving up so if im right where do we stand because at the moment it seems the 3 Ms in their wisdom have decided as long as we dont go down we accept any where between 17th-10th a viod relegation but dont get in europa league what a load of ********* in my opinion what are the 3
kiawolves
Southbank my rant on transfer day was there did not seem to be any movement if your telling me its all about wages and fees i for 1 dont accept that. I 4 ONE think MM thinks everything is rosey with the players he has and we are safe in midtable thats fine but if it backfires where are we then. Or 2 we are safe in midtable which by my account we will not sign anybody next season becuase we are not going down but we are not moving up so if im right where do we stand because at the moment it seems the 3 Ms in their wisdom have decided as long as we dont go down we accept any where between 17th-10th a viod relegation but dont get in europa league what a load of ********* in my opinion what are the 3
kiawolves
Ms doing
kiawolves
Ms doing
kiawolves
Kiawolves: I also think that MM is too complacent, over-valuing the quality of his squad as a whole. However, in my last post I focused on the financial aspect as a riposte to lovesW. Last season I constantly harped on the issue of complacency and although we have improved, we still have a long way to go. Your point about the club settling for mere survival or for the lower middle part of the table is one I share.
Southbank60
Kiawolves: I also think that MM is too complacent, over-valuing the quality of his squad as a whole. However, in my last post I focused on the financial aspect as a riposte to lovesW. Last season I constantly harped on the issue of complacency and although we have improved, we still have a long way to go. Your point about the club settling for mere survival or for the lower middle part of the table is one I share.
Southbank60
Southbank sorry
kiawolves
Southbank sorry
kiawolves
I think MM will be satisfied with a mid-table position, and he thinks he has the players to achieve that. His target is to 'do a Stoke'. First two years, survival, then consolidation (the present aim), and ,that achieved, it will be SM to decide whether to aim higher still. The eventual 50,000 capacity, still 'in the air', ties in with this. It is still a long way to go, Southbank, I agree , but it seems that some would have success sooner than that - an impossibility with the prevalent cautious running of the Club. AND - I am not complaining, please do not get me wrong. As long as we are not as cautious on the field of play, I am happy. Kia, already there is concern should we 'incur injuries in key positions' (Southbank remarks true to the facts); the Europa League would strech the squad to the very limits. Special legislation will have to be passed to prevent Craddock from going into retirement! The activity (alright, and the lack of it) in the transfer market reflects the pace at which the Club wants to move ahead, or up the table, to put it pictorially. I myself am satisfied with the progress thus far and do not ask for a more rapid one with the risk that that could involve. This is my viewpoint.
lovesW
I think MM will be satisfied with a mid-table position, and he thinks he has the players to achieve that. His target is to 'do a Stoke'. First two years, survival, then consolidation (the present aim), and ,that achieved, it will be SM to decide whether to aim higher still. The eventual 50,000 capacity, still 'in the air', ties in with this. It is still a long way to go, Southbank, I agree , but it seems that some would have success sooner than that - an impossibility with the prevalent cautious running of the Club. AND - I am not complaining, please do not get me wrong. As long as we are not as cautious on the field of play, I am happy. Kia, already there is concern should we 'incur injuries in key positions' (Southbank remarks true to the facts); the Europa League would strech the squad to the very limits. Special legislation will have to be passed to prevent Craddock from going into retirement! The activity (alright, and the lack of it) in the transfer market reflects the pace at which the Club wants to move ahead, or up the table, to put it pictorially. I myself am satisfied with the progress thus far and do not ask for a more rapid one with the risk that that could involve. This is my viewpoint.
lovesW
 

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