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Dear Jez, stop digging yourself a deeper hole

You can understand what he was trying to say, but that didn't stop Chief executive Jez Moxey digging himself a deeper hole this week.

At last weeks fans` parliament meeting, Moxey used the term 'fickle' towards supporters, when asked a question in relationship to sarcastic cheering at Karl Henry`s substitution against Newcastle.

You could understand what he meant, at the time most on Vital Wolves didn't agree with the booing and jeering of a whole hearted committed Wolves player, just because he had one off game.

Football supporters are well known for being fickle, changing their minds as often as the wind changes direction.

So when Moxey clarified his comments to the Express & Star, it was hardly back page news.

"Come on, guys, newsflash! Some fans - and I stress 'some` - are fickle!"

But while his remarks might have been easily forgotten, his follow up comments were a little bit harder to laugh off.

An anonymous email sent to a Wolves supporters` blog site went on to claim that Moxey said: "Stoke fans are better than Wolves fans".

Not exactly something you want to hear from your own Chief executive.

Moxey to his credit, was once again quick to clarify this remark with the E&S adding: "A person who goes to Stoke games came to our match against Swansea and commented to me that he couldn`t believe the negativity. But I would never say Stoke fans are better than Wolves fans."

Again, the full comment is perfectly understandable, so thankfully it all seems a big misunderstanding.

Vital Wolves Comment: However you do have to wonder why the initial anonymous email was sent to stir up the trouble in the first place?

Either way, perhaps Moxey should try and think about his words more carefully in future, to avoid any possible twisting of his comments.



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The Journalist

Writer: Akela Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 24 2011

Time: 12:00PM

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when you are collecting a 3mil bonus do you really give a &*%$ what some local rag says... financially though, is not where our problem lies...
AdMant
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24/11/2011 12:25:00

The problem is that some "fans" have to jump on his every word and turn it to their advantage to have a knock. It's the same that is going on know,"fans"? wanting Micks head, and some saying Stoke is a blueprint for the smaller clubs - but look at how much money they have spent and look were they are plus it has "only" taken Pullis eight and half years to get them there? and the strikers they have yet have scored three goals less than us and are only one point in front. Guys-Warning! it may take another two or three years fighting relegation before we are in a position to move to the "next" level, it may not, but being in a position to see the teams of the great Stan Cullis play (old age) I firmly believe that Mick is the man to get us to were we want to be, but patience is the name of the game something that alas some of our fans don't have.
johnwolf
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24/11/2011 14:20:00

I am a little older than you, John Wolf, and paid my dues on the South Bank in the late 1950s. I am therefore in a position to judge all WW managers from Stan Cullis onwards. For me, he was the best and the records prove it. Of course, that style of managing would not work today ... and, in a sense, that is the essence of my concern with MM's stewardship of the club. I feel that he is too rigid in his views, dislikes opposition to his regime and takes criticism badly. Whereas Stan Cullis could handle stars in a dictatorial way, that's not possible now and I think that is why we do not make marquee signings (think: the MM and Keane spat). On the other hand, in any list of WW managers from SC onwards, MM would come near the top. After all, he succeeded where others failed. It's just he cannot take us any further and we will always struggle in the PL with him in charge.
Southbank60
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24/11/2011 15:19:00

Your last point, SB.... if you can see that, surely SM does too, and it would then be that he intends offloading MM as soon as it is safe to do so, that is, when the team is established, so to speak, in the safe waters of mid-table. 'so to speak' because at the monent this section of the table does not exist; any team below the top seven, from Man C to Liverpool, are in the relegation zone, a 13-team one. Of course, in the end class will tell and that zone will shrink considerably. I mean when WW have made it to the A Villa or Everton stage. Chopping managers before that carries more risks than possibilities of improvement. Johnwolf...'where we want to be'. Where do we want to be? If the answer were 'safe in the PL' then we could stick with MM. But as my answer is 'as high as possible, in the long run', then I concur with SB's view, although my support of it may not carry any weight at all. As to years, I must be between the two of you, and the best managers I recall were Bill McGarry, followed by Ronnie Allen. I find myself in grave doubt as to whether those iron-hand managers were a blessing or a curse; what with stars outrightly challenging and even ignoring managers' decisions nowadays, or unilaterally deciding to stay home on extended leave. But at the time it was the age for it, and from what I read Major Buckley was even more of a dictator than Stan Cullis - I guess the degree of it is direct relation to the unquestionablity of authority of the times, in all spheres of life.
lovesW
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25/11/2011 14:42:00

LovesW: I also rated BMcG and RA (his WBA connexions did not faze me) but I have read that BMcG upset a number of players. And, of course, we should remember that Dave Jones took us up to the PL and might have kept us there had he been given the funds that MM has had at his disposal.
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