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McCarthy gets Morgan backing

McCarthy gets Morgan backing

Mick McCarthy has received the public backing of Wolves owner Steve Morgan.

As the nights draw in around October/November until the spring session kicks in around late February/March, the lesser spotted McCarthy-out-bandwagon-jumper is very active in their chosen hunting grounds of internet message forums.

It has been the same for the last couple of seasons at this time of the year and then, when it crucially matters, results tend to go our way, survival is secured and the majority hibernate for the summer months.

This year their calls have arguably been louder than previous seasons and it would seem they have gained the attention of Wolves owner Steve Morgan who has broke ranks and commented on the situation.

'You don't get stability by chopping and changing your manager all the time, I like to think football thinks Wolves do things our way - and our way is about long-term growth and stability.' Morgan told the BBC.

Wolves are currently 16th in the Premier League on 17 points from 20 games and 1 point above the relegation zone.

We have only won four times all season, drawing five and losing eleven, but Morgan remained adamant.

He continued: 'Of course, we want the team to do better than it is currently doing. But you don't get long-term growth by chopping and changing all the time.

'You have to work things through. You get strength from teamwork.'

Vital Wolves Comment: Have to wonder if our Mick will actually support the comments coming from Morgan.

Obviously that sounds a daft comment to make, but it was only October when McCarthy was explaining why he doesn't need public backing from Moxey and Morgan and the more cynical out there might now wonder why he has had a change of heart?

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Date:Thursday January 12 2012
Time: 3:04PM

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No surprises here, then. He also said that he expected to be in mid-table.Did he really think that was possible? It appears that, within the same interview, he both confirmed that the targeted league position hadn't been met and that he intends doing absolutely nothing about it. Carry on as we are = do nothing, right?The fact that the only reason he was in public to be questioned at all, was to announce a further £2million was to be spent on the North Bank, would seem to suggest that one persons 'throwing money at' is another person's 'investment in'. The trouble SM seems to have, is that he is both of those people.He could have been consistent and said he doesn't believe investment in players is the way to go but investment in the ground development is OR he doesn't believe in throwing money at the playing side but does believe in throwing money at the ground development.But no, they're two different things; buying players = throwing money at- North Bank restaurant = investment in.
12/01/2012 15:23:00
Just what I have been saying all along. My 'peek' into SM's mind was correct. But I claim no credit for this, for there was never any chance that it could be wrong, it is just a re-statement of what he has been saying all along.
12/01/2012 15:39:00
As one of the noisier Mick out nuggetts around I dont actually read anything at all into this. Mick sticks to the business model ie: not spending a penny, and Morgie can get on with adding to his fortune. I sometimes wonder if either of them gives a ***** about football at all. However, until the end of the transfer its difficult to criticise either of these two gentlemen. Frimpong for all intents and purposes would seem a great addition, if temporary, and the return of Foles and Kights are effectively two "new" and good signings. Lets see what happens over the next couple weeks, personally I think thats our dealings done, and if so, some of the underachievers (Yes, thats you, you gob*****e Johnson) need to seriously up their game. WE ARE WOLVES !!
12/01/2012 15:41:00
S Morgan has stated Wolves are in talks with a couple of players none of whom have been mentioned in the media interesting.
12/01/2012 20:55:00
kiawolves.. someone else told me that but didnt say where they'd read it.. can u link me to it please?
12/01/2012 21:16:00
Mr Morgan was on sky sports news and das stated there was money for MM had money to spend and they had been talking to a couple of players that the media have not mentioned
12/01/2012 22:00:00
If that's true,kia,it's pretty simple to work out who it isn't... those that have been mentioned in the media.So that would rule out all the names you've mentioned recentlyi.e Onuoha and the like.It does rule in players you may never of heard of;Eggert Jonsson, anyone? This is one of the reasons I don't get involved in naming possible targets;you can't name someone you've never heard of.It does also rule out some players some of us had never heard of but were mentioned in the gossip columns. Sorry!Sports pages, I meant.An Egyptian player was supposedly interesting a number of clubs, including us.Can't remember his name, without looking it up, but it isn't him!So, the guessing game has now been made nigh on impossible to win. It isn't anyone being linked with a move... good luck!
13/01/2012 09:33:00
ALL4D thats what he said there was definitely money to spend and they had been talking to a couple of players that have never been mentioned in the press.I agree with you which if its none of the players that have been mentioned who the hell are they some up and comeing yougsters with potential which at this moment is not what we want.
13/01/2012 09:46:00
it could still well be players that have been mentioned, he could just be trying to throw people off the trail.. or maybe it's tevez.. ha ha
13/01/2012 10:50:00
IMHO, I think the QPR factor is having a detrimental effect on the Transfer Market. They have beem linked with everyone, are openly willing to pay over the odds wages. This I believe is scaring Teams off from getting involved in some kind of Cattle Market style auction. Although some of these players are probably better than what we have.....are they really worth 40-50 grand a week more? I think the fact we like to do our buisness in private is a good thing although I concede that from a fans point of view it can be frustrating. I do believe there will be a nice surprise to come before the end of January. Personally I don't care if I know who a player is or not........if he's better than what we have. The fact is that we have all been calling the same names as every other team i.e. Onohua, Gardner, Samba, Rhodes. The Agents are having a field day. Lets just take our time and spend the money on someone that will make a difference. Whether MM has the ability to find that player is a discussion for another day :P
13/01/2012 11:02:00
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