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Fotheringham an instant impact?

Fotheringham an instant impact?

In a recent interview Wolves gaffer Mick McCarthy clearly stated he was after an impact signing during this January transfer window.

He didn't want someone who will just make up the numbers, he didn't even specify that he would look for people to develop over time, he wanted someone who specifically had experience of the Premier League, who could walk in through the Molineux doors and make an instant impact.

Within hours of this interview doing the rounds on the internet, Sky Sports News then reported that we have handed a trial to Mark Fotheringham.

Who? I hear a few of you cry?

Well Fotheringham is a 28-year-old Scottish midfielder who has an awful lot of experience in other countries, but absolutely no experience of the Premier League in England.

He has played in Scotland with Celtic, Dundee, Dundee United and Livingston. He has played in Germany with SC Freiburg, Switzerland with FC Aarau and Cyprus with Αnorthosis Famagusta, but the closest to the Premier League he has got was a stint in the Championship with Norwich.

It seems a strange move, but nonetheless, according to Sky Sports he will be training with us this week and may have even featured in a behind-closed-doors match against Burnley yesterday.

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Writer:Akela
Date:Wednesday January 25 2012
Time: 2:22PM

Comments

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He's had more clubs than Jack Nicklaus and seen more trials than Perry Mason.
all4divisions
25/01/2012 14:41:00
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True! He has been around a bit, he did play for us against Burnley yesterday and scored. Not that that counts for much. He was highly thought of when at Norwich, where he was captain, until he fell out with the management. Had trials in Spain etc. From what I have read he is an aggressive player who does not like to loose! He is free and cheap so would not be surprised to see him join Wolves. We should be looking at Scott Brown (Celtic), though they would never sell him and I doubt he would come down here to us.
mike1952
25/01/2012 15:09:00
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lets get Gary Hooper aswell while we're at it. may as well raid the Scottish bargain bucket league for some more cheap options. at least Fletch will have some mates.
Rustmonkey
25/01/2012 15:42:00
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a bit difficult convincing players to join us, when we are paying peanuts and staring relegation in the face...
AdMant
25/01/2012 15:48:00
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Oops! I posted this comment in the wrong place ... well, it was relevant there but this is the more pertinent thread in which to discuss the point. The thought that we are looking at a player like Fotheringham typifies the lack of ambition and penny-pinching policies of our board and/or the poor standards set by our coaching team (though the one might impact on the other). If we need Fotheringham and are thinking of offering a loan deal to Mancienne, why did we did we buy Jonsson? We are filling up with second raters when we have current experience of what the presence of a marquee player can do for the fortunes of the club. For goodness sake Mr. Morgan splash out on a couple of genuine PL players and watch the team fly. Or doesn't that interest you?
Southbank60
25/01/2012 16:18:00
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I don't mean to laugh but if Fotheringham is the answer then I'd hate to know the question. Not saying he's terrible - in fact few players can play a ball backwards with more accuracy - but my word. My word.
theguru
25/01/2012 16:25:00
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well, perhaps the combined passing-back powers of henry and fotheringtonburgerhamsmith will create a hole in the time/space contimuum and the ball will get sucked in and pop out in the opposition half.... well, c'mon thats the only way a "pass" from Henry was getting there..
AdMant
25/01/2012 16:33:00
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The question, theguru, is how little an outlay can we get away with to ... er ... no, I don't really know what the board's objectives are so I cannot complete the question.
Southbank60
25/01/2012 16:47:00
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My view is that the perspective of the board would be something like this: we've done it before, and twice not just once, with the minimum outlay on transfer fees. With two years' experience we stand even a better chance, battle-hardened as we are for the fight. Add to that the improvement in the overall performances of the last 5 games or so, and there you have it, plod along, all will end well and the questions being asked now will be forgotten.....now I am not condoning this line of thought, though it will probably turn out to have been the right one. But woe to us if not.
lovesW
25/01/2012 17:31:00
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I'd go along with that, lovesW. One of the mistakes the board have been making for the past 3 seasons, is with respect to the notion that the questioning of their transfer/wages policies will 'be forgotten', after survival.It's remembered every transfer window (including this one) and just intensifies every time. But, you're right, to hear the Sultan of Spin talk, it does appear to suggest that he believes that their penny-pinching antics from previous years is forgotten.I really dislike hearing and seeing Moxey...and I never forget that, either.
all4divisions
25/01/2012 17:55:00
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