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Reading & Brighton bosses now in the frame

Reading manager Brian McDermott and Brighton boss Gus Poyet are now apparently in the frame for the Wolves managerial post.

With the search for a new gaffer taking another twist yesterday with fan choice Alan Curbishley pulling out of the running, the media and the bookies didn't know what was going on.

It doesn't appear to be completely inconceivable that neither did Jez Moxey or Steve Morgan, especially if you believe everything you read on the internet.

If Mick McCarthy's run as manager divided opinion, then this saga has united the fans as one, but not in the way the board may have wanted.

They had probably hoped for the fans to unite behind a new manager, instead, we're all united and angry about the farce this process appears to have now become.

Steve Bruce remains the bookies favourite, with some newspaper reports suggesting he hasn't turned down the idea of taking the role on a short term basis which had previously been reported.

Former Huddersfield Town manager Lee Clark remains second favourite, despite not many reports coming out about his possible interest.

But over the last 24 hours the main movement has been regarding Reading manager Brian McDermott and Brighton boss Gus Poyet who are now third and fourth favourite for the post, ahead of Roy Keane and Graeme Souness whose odds dramatically shortened yesterday after Curbishley withdrew. a local website in the Reading area has reported that McDermott held talks with Wolves bosses in recent days, while Poyet has been linked by the Daily Mail.

Vital Wolves Comment: Right now though its impossible to tell if any of this speculation has any merit.

You might as well lump a fiver on Diego Maradona who has odds of 949/1 with betfair as it would seem no-one has a clue.

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The Journalist

Writer: Akela Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 21 2012

Time: 10:00AM

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C'mon Akela... your poll is well outdated now :) Perhaps a more managable poll would be: Who will NOT be interviewed for the vacant Wolves post... RUN HEADLESS CHICKENS RUN !!! Rustmonkey may not be so far off with his panic button theory. (groan)
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21/02/2012 10:22:00

I suspect they have been warned off about fans reaction to Bruce and now Curbs and Warnock are out of the race they are a bit F%#ked. On the bright side.......Ray Wilkins name is slowly coming into the frame. Maybe has head Coach to Gus Poyet would be a dream team????
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21/02/2012 11:23:00

I repeat my wish list of a week ago: 1) Rafa 2) Wilkins 3) Clark. So it remains.
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21/02/2012 11:26:00

The only out of work manager they don't seem to have spoken to yet is Fabio Capello.Given Wolves practice of previously appointing ex England managers maybe he's expecting a call!
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21/02/2012 12:16:00

Wilkins and Poyet would be a very good combo. Don't see Clipboard being given his P45 after 12 years at the club!!
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21/02/2012 12:41:00

GUS POYET nice football, upcoming manager but HIGHLY thought of and RESPECTED at Brighton, he would be better off staying cos he wudnt get that here after he looses a few games
Big Bad Wolf
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21/02/2012 12:54:00

Do I detect a 'my club can do no wrong attitude' here, BBW? Surely, as supporters, we are entitled to offer constructive criticism, should it be warranted. No-one is perfect, least of all MM!
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21/02/2012 13:54:00

Wolves Board Quotes for the 11/12 Season: We can look fwd to a mid-table finish We are looking for proven premiership quality players We will have a new manager before Newcastle We are only looking managers with premiership experience Frankly im not inclined to believe a word they say... still galled about the funding the stadium and academy are getting when our squad is relegation bound...
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21/02/2012 14:02:00

HOW do u come to that conclution southbank??? Morgan PANDERED to the anti mick mob there just as GUILTY of this situation as the fans who called for micks head when there are NO BETTER OPTIONS available. BOOING players gets us nowhere and getting on the managers back has got us nowhere and when we go down the boo boys will not even turn up in the CHAMPIONSHIP
Big Bad Wolf
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21/02/2012 14:45:00

Rubbish.......the boo boys were a minority right up until the Liverpool game. Any manager will have his detractors. ...FACT. The vast majority of Wolves' silent majority ( including myself) backed MM and were happy to give him a shout. It's only the last few games that saw the mood really change. The Albion game was a bad result but wasn't the only reason ppl's opinions changed. It was the manner of the loss and some of the panicky rash positional changes that were made that tipped the balance and showed fans that something needed changing quickly. We all know that is was the wrong time for change as it should have happened a few months before but change was needed. As for fans not turning up......we are averaging about 22k a game which is probably about the same as when we were inthe Championship. I suspect that won't change regardless of future events. It wasn't the BOO boys who got Mick was poor performances and lack of ability to change things around. I loved Mick for what he did for us but the writing was on the wall. I'm happy to wait for the right person/s to be bought in and if we go down, so be it. Hopefully Mr Morgan will learn a valuable lesson about running a football club. You cannot compete in the Premiership on a small budget. The fact is that he thought we could and that by using the money to improve the ground and training facilities he would help make us a contender. The sad truth is that you need a team that can compete first and prove it over 4 or 5 seasons. Then, when you are established as a decent mid table team.......then you build the facilities. I appreciate what he was trying to do but I think he tried to run before we could walk. We need a completely new back room staff that can inject some bite back into our players, people with presence and character that can make decisions and completely re-train the guys. We do have a half decent squad but that have been lacking in direction for some time. It's very easy to wear rose tinted glasses but sometimes you need to take them off and actually reassess a situation.
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21/02/2012 15:04:00

I thought the board said we want some one with PL experience if rumours are true now we are looking at Poyet or Mcdermott where is their PL experience. This is going back to when MM was in charge and looking in the transfer market to buy no one with PL experience up and coming youngsters with potential who most turned out to be a load of crap. Now were adopting the same with the managers position no wonder were in the position were in the blind following the blind comes to mind.
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21/02/2012 15:11:00

So, Curbishley wasn't the answer after all. Only wanted a 13 game run. Would have jumped ship if we had got relegated because apparently he is a Prem Manager. Was offered 2 1/2 years. Makes for interesting discussion
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21/02/2012 18:11:00

While I am not a boo-boy, BBW, I make no bones of my anti-MM sentiment and for oft-repeated reasons. I would rather not write anything critical about the team, coaching staff or management but most of our performances this season have been dreadful. Your post about Poyet suggests that we should accept such woeful results and hold a Nelsonesque blind eye to the disaster looming in front of us. If only we had acted more quickly - ideally in the summer but certainly before Christmas- we would not be in this position today. By the way, I have renewed my season-ticket for next season.
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21/02/2012 19:58:00

Poyet/McDermott/Clarke with Wilkins, any of those combinations (Wilkins imperative) would do us fine. But Poyet is the man for me, young and full of potential, but because it would cost us 2mil to buy out contract, I can't see that happening. Unfortuanately, I have a bad feeling still about Bruce, as long as he's kept out I can see a good future for the club. We have the players to avoid the drob. BUT one thing I have to correct people who say we have no money must remember Morgan said that we are the 5th or 6th highest spenders in the PremLeague.
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21/02/2012 21:41:00

Writing this at 9am UK time and reports are circling that McDermott is no longer in the running.We are in danger of becoming a laughing stock and we need to put this to bed as soon as possible.It may all be hogwash what is being reported but the problem is their is no clarification coming out from the Wolves PR people.
Crete Wolf
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22/02/2012 09:17:00

All a bit of a joke... going from stating that we only want someone with Premier Experience to someone with none. I think that the Board think coming to an almost relegated Premier League side is more attractive than it is. It's more a case of who wants the job. Could do a lot worse than Ince with Wilkins. Ince as he's been at the club and Wilkins as he's got pedigree with Chelsea. The main thing is the current backroom staff have to go as Connor in particular has been involved in all the most recent failures. McCarthy did a great job, but relationships come to an end. It was up to the Board to realize that at the end of last season and give MM 10-15 games to prove otherwise. He didn't. And now we have 13 games to pull off a miracle. Who's to blame... Probably everyone.
Wolf Downunder
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22/02/2012 10:54:00

Welcome to the site Wolf Downunder
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22/02/2012 11:18:00

I no my english aint g8 so will have another go. Morgan PANDERED to the boo boys, who will not even come bk next season when we go down. I AINT sayin n e 1 on here is 1 of them so stop taking it so personal. It was OBVIOUS to evry1 that there were no BETTER options than Mccarthy so why sack him?? THAT is my point. NO IDEA where this Nelson comes into it, I just ment that POYET is LOVED at Brighton so why ruin a good thing to come here and be booed as soon as we dont start winning immediatly.
Big Bad Wolf
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22/02/2012 11:28:00

Sorry, BBW, I had my History teacher beanie on. It's an allusion to Admiral Nelson, who, during the Battle of Copenhagen in 1801, put a telescope to his blind eye, declaring that he saw no ships. Thus, in my response to you, I was trying to convey the notion that you were ignoring imminent and obvious danger to the club's fortunes.
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22/02/2012 19:13:00


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