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McFadden considers his option

After two weeks on trial at Molineux James McFadden has now left Wolves to consider his options.

We have offered him a deal, but apparently face competition from other Premier League clubs, with one reportedly Sunderland.

'We made him an offer, but I understand he has got a few offers.' our Mick told the Express & Star.

The Scotland international had been heavily linked with a move to Molineux for weeks, but things took a positive turn for the 28-year-old when he was invited to join the squad for training.

He has been a free agent since being released from Birmingham after suffering damaged cruciate knee ligaments 13 months ago and question marks remain over this fitness, but he has impressed over his trial spell and McCarthy would like to keep him.

But now we have to wait while he decides which club to join.

Vital Wolves Comment: I've always thought that he's probably a gamble worth taking if the contract is written correctly.

Every signing of course is a gamble, but someone with an injury record is always deemed as a bigger risk, so get something written in there that protects the club and things should be fine.

Of course now that he has other options Sunderland or whoever might offer him better personal terms, but hopefully considering we've given him a break by training with us that we should be in a good position.

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Writer: Akela Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 4 2011

Time: 12:36PM

Your Comments

Don't blame him really, but would still like him to sign for us!! And Akela thats another blouses banner, I am getting worried about you!!!
SUPERSPARKES
Mccarthys already stated he's not coming to us.... cant blame him, we will have offered peanuts and 4 straight defeats including 2 humiliating ones at home cant have reassured him much.
AdMant
Well I think MM wants him, but your right he won't have been impressed with the standard that we have shown over the last few games!!
SUPERSPARKES
I think Doyle and Fletch are incredible talents, if Ohara would stop trying to cover himself with glory and firing every which way into the stands, Henry back passing and Hunt grows his hair, I think they will score much more often than present. Mcfadden was only for cover anyways, and Ive been hugely impressed by Wards performance up front, so Im not all that concerned... Anyone who's read my rants will know i think the defence is why we will run the real risk of relegation. We need Foley, Zubes and even Doherty in there ASAP - not the 4 numpties we have at present...
AdMant
Mcfadden would only be cover. SEB (when fit) is better IMO. I would much rather see JOH playing KH's role with Adlene in front of him too. Don't think we'll keep Jarvo for much longer either. Fancy him to be on his bike to Arsenal come Jan transfer window. UTW!!
Big Tasty
Mick probably asked him if he would play left back.
New York City Wolf
EVERTBODY KNOWS WE HAVE PROBLEMS. If we sign Mcffaden is he the one to score the goals no he is not we have a goal scorer in S Fletcher who has proved 8 goals in 12 games.To me if Doyle is fit will always start first even thou his record is 1 goal per 4 games.As for defence if Zubar is fit why is he not playing everyone talks about Milijas i agree is a good player but if you need to defend is he the one to rely on. If you play Milijas you then play 4-5-1 with Doyle up front where are the goals comeing from to win if you cant score you cant win and it has been proven with out FLETCHERs goals we would now be in the fizzy pop league plus the help of the brums.
kiawolves
Great point. How many games did he get to play last season? I think he is a strong character and there must have been crossed words earlier in the season. His ratio speaks for itself. The sorry picture I get in my head is that if you run around like a silly arse in training and demonstrate willing to kick someone you get a game. In Mick We Trust has been the blue print from the top, but the faith is wearing very thin and beyond giving their all, our squad is succinct to buckling under pressure, I am getting a bit bored of seeing the same mistakes for more than two years. Once fair enough. Twice questionable. If you are still making the same mistakes into a third year what makes you think a fourth or fifth things are going to get any easier. This is another relegation battle.
New York City Wolf
As Lady Bracknell observed in The Importance of Being a PL Team, to make one mistake is a misfortune but to make two mistakes seems like carelessness ... and to make a third mistake smacks of incompetency.
Southbank60
Re Fletch. My main interest this weekend will be on him not picking up an injury.We are seriously up the brown creek,with no means of propulsion, if he does.I agree with Big Tasty, in his opinion that SEB is stronger cover than McFadden. As far as the same old mistakes, it goes back to the ridiculous belief that all players always improve season after season. The passing of time doesn't guarantee improvement,at all. There are three possibilities, not just the prefered one.Either a) they improve b) they stay the same or c) they get worse. And so it is in all sports and in plenty of other walks of life, too. Same old mistakes? Same old drivel,that's for sure.I expected bottom five/six this season and i've seen nothing, from the teams selected, to change that view.
all4divisions
In general, I agree with you, A4D. Indeed, many players flounder as soon as the whistle blows in their first match in the PL. However, others to adjust and raise their game to cope with the extra pace and level of skill required. The trick is to distinguish between the two groups and to be decisive in replacing those who fail to make the grade. So, according to the nature of the improvement or the lack of it, one can apportion praise or blame between players and manager. MM's track record is patchy. One or two of his Championship players have made the grade, others still show potential, while yet more have failed. One might say the same about his signings and his tactical acumen. These issues are interrelated. So, MM's mistaken belief that the squad was good enough to survive in the PL meant that he did little to fill in the gaps or buy in cover during the tranfer window. It has also affected his team selection: as a result of a series of puzzling choices, we have wrecked our good start, which in itself helped to foster a false impression of our team's worth. Of course, the players made mistakes on the field, defending sloppily or failing to convert decent chances, but the manager chooses the team and dictates the formation and tactics. In the last few games MM got it horribly wrong. I hope he has realized his errors and will now adopt a flexible and more realistic approach. For a person who likes to portray himself as a blunt Yorkshireman, he is remarkably fluffy and soft-hearted when it comes to dealing with certain players.
Southbank60
SB in general i agree yes you can say MM choices have sometimes been questionable but apart from maybe 3-4-5 PL players to say the least the rest are not. Now comes the question can these players keep us up if in 13-14 position come Jan will we spend to me no because we are good enough: no we are not we need to sign some PL players if not we could be doomed. Then you have Moxey saying if the ruling about live tv in pubs the developements might not go ahead. But to me if you are going to fight relegation every year because the squad is not good enough why should hard working people pay out to sit and watch dross.
kiawolves
Kiawolves: I think the next two games are crucial never mind the situation in January. If we continue to slide, even the management will realize that they have to act to reverse the trend. I hope that we are in the 13-14th. position on 1 January but that won't mean that we will have an easy ride through the second half of the season. But, as you state, it would provide the management with the excuse to do nothing in the transfer window and that could be disastrous.
Southbank60
 

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