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McCarthy targets Arsenal raid

Wolves are always looking to strengthen and this January will be no different and reports suggest we are interested in Arsenal's Emmanuel Frimpong.

The 19-year-old midfielder has made 12 appearances for Arsenal this season, with matches in both the Premier League and the Champions League thus far this season.

But he is far from a regular in the Arsenal side and could be available on loan once the transfer window opens in January.

McCarthy has watched him a couple of times and he could end up being a target.

"We played Arsenal in the reserves and I watched them the other night against Manchester City," Wolves gaffer Mick McCarthy told the Birmingham Post.

He continued: "January is not the greatest of times to get them but of course we are looking. If it can be done we`ll do it.

"Some players just need to go and play, so you can get a loan player.

Vital Wolves Comment: Interesting link, do not know a huge amount about him so what are everyone's thoughts?

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Writer: Akela Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday December 7 2011

Time: 1:00PM

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If yu get him, he'll be hugely popular. He has a tendency to be a bit reckless, but has curbed that a bit. A real, all action midfielder. Strong in the tackle, carries the ball forwards very well. He's got a good future in that destroyer role and, as far as you guys are concerned, is an upgrade on Karl Henry in that respect I think.
Little Dutch
Thanks for that, Little Dutch.
Sounds like Adlene Guedioura Mark II, the one that has passed through the puppy-training stage.
If he can pass the ball forwards he's an upgrade to karl... my mate at work, a lifelong gooner rates him very highly and reckons we'd do well to get him on load.. Also hoping (against the odds i guess) that the onouha link has some merit... we are woefully understaffed at the back.
Just make sure you play him against Samir Nasri.
I'd disagree with you slightly regarding KH's passing ability,AdMant. In that I don't think he can pass a ball sideways or backwards, either.As poor a player that has ever played regular PL football.
I dissagree with you all we should be going for Craig Gardener of Sunderland on loan or permenant scores goals from midfield 10 for the brums last season and a holding midfielder with PL experience.Him and Onuoha of MC CH plus can play LB as well then get 2 loan signings as well.
I think Karl is a very good PL player. He is unfairly vilified at times, other times rightly so. His problem for me is not his ability, its his decision making. This season we have seen him make a few great long-range passes and more recently, a few surges into the box. Add this to his workrate and tackling abilities and you have a very solid player. Alas life is not so simple though. When hes put under pressure by opposing players when in possession his only thought is not to give the ball away. The safe option. Pass it sideways. Pass it backwards. Just keep the ball. The problem is this ruins momentum and slows the play down. IMO I think Karl would make an excellent right-back. Cardio for days, strong in the tackle and defensive-minded. From that position he could pass the ball sideways all day long and still win MOTM. UTW!!
... but we would lose the overlapping option, Big Tasty!
Not necessarily SB. Granted he's not as attack minded as Zubes but he's certainly got the stamina to get up and down the flank. In either case, it's irrelevant. He's not as good as Zubes or Foley. Back to square one. On a seperate note, pleased to see Vidic out. Lets hope we can emulate Basel's performance on Sat.
Wonder what would hurt the most?,losing to Palace in the fizzy pop cup,losing to Basle and out of the champions leage,appearing in the europa cup on a thursdays or losing to us on saturday??,that would really ramp up the pressure on Taggert and his backroom team.
Crete Wolf
CRETE W dont count the chickens before they hatch if we can score 1 goal we have a chance but we will play 4-5-1 with doyle up front so we wont score simple as that put flech up on his own with service could score get a result.
For the match against MU away I am torn between between the rival formations, if only because I want Fletcher to play in both of them. But, as kiawolves argues, MM is likely to play Doyle as the lone striker in a 4-5-1 formation, thereby seriously reducing our ability to score goals. On the other hand, if we play both of them in a 4-4-2 system, MU are likely to tear us apart. I would favour putting in Doyle just behind Fletcher, a position he seems to occupy anyway, and lining up Edwards, JOH, Henry and Jarvis in midfield. If we are going to play Fletcher - and we must- our wingers must be told, upon pain of castration, to cross the ball into the box and not beyond it.
I have always championed Kevin Doyle but it has come to the point, considering tactics employed that we should not expect goals from him- there is no point whatsoever anymore playing him as the lead role player because there is no emphasis or seemingly, expectancy on him scoring which puts it all on the five man midfield to track in and follow up with the goals. I, and others have been saying since he signed that Fletcher's goal per time on pitch must be up there with the best and that is with him playing for us. I agree with Banks, that if both play Doyle should play behind him- I repeat, I think Doyle is an outstanding talent but the tactics are not 'formulated' for him to enjoy more than a handful of goals a season. Very much a case of hope for the best prepare for the worst this weekend.
New York City Wolf
I read that Adrian(the luckiest man in the history of broadcasting)Chiles had brought up the old football adage of 'it's the hope that kills you'. Reading posts leading up to games, it's easy to confirm it as true. No matter how critical, disgruntled or frustrated a blogger is with performances, as soon as it comes to the next match,hope really does spring eternal.Going to OT suddenly becomes less daunting, all thoughts turn to possible ways we could get a result. In reality, NY's last sentence sums things up.If we do go down, we'll want at least positives from the performance.Unlike the Everton game(however brilliant the performance looked to some) and then worse still, the calamity at Chelsea. A point would be absolutely wonderful, a win...complete delerium.At worse, a 'good' defeat.Like I said, hope springs eternal. If it didn't there'd be no point(no pun intended). COYW!

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