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Total farce

The hunt for the next Wolverhampton Wanderers manager has now officially become a total farce.

Steve Bruce remains the bookies favourite for the post, despite Steve Morgan apparently cooling his interest after fan opposition.

The former Birmingham, Wigan and Sunderland boss was interviewed for the first time a week ago and the Daily Star and Express believe he is now beginning to get impatient with the wait and could even withdraw his interest.

Yesterday's favourites, Reading boss Brian McDermott and Brighton manager Gus Poyet also appear to have been off the mark.

Brighton want around 2million in compensation to prize Poyet away, while McDermott has reportedly agreed a new contract at Reading.

The Express & Star believe that Alan Curbishley was once again approached early this week, but the former Charlton and West Ham manager turned us down again as he does not hold a shared vision for the club with chairman Steve Morgan and is unwilling to agree a three-month contract.

Despite reportedly turning the job down TWICE, he remains the third favourite with the bookies, simply because no one really has any clue on who could be in the running, with the options now appearing fairly limited.

Former Huddersfield Town manager Lee Clark remains second favourite.

Vital Wolves Comment: Lee Clark actually appears to be one the most popular choices out of those recently mentioned.

On our front page poll Clark has taken 11% of the vote, ahead of Steve Bruce 5%, Brian McDermott 3% and Gus Poyet 8%.

The most popular option amongst the users on Vital Wolves was Alan Curbishley who had 53% before he withdrew from the running for the first time.

47% would like to see Mick McCarthy return.

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Writer: Akela Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 22 2012

Time: 11:00AM

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You say to yourself, surely we cant be as calamitous as the papers make us out to be... then you think back to the massive funding of the stadium and academy, instead of the squad, the farcical transfer seasons, year after year, the totally innacurate press releases from the board... and you say to yourself, yes, yes this WWFC board is very much capable of being the inept buffoons they are being made out to be... I am laughing out loud, but crying inside.... I think I need a break from football - these idiots are killing my sport.
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22/02/2012 11:14:00

comes to something when the people around me in the office suggest John Gregory!!! We are becoming a total laughing stock. Offer Curbishly a contract based on HIS vision for the furure FFS!!! Not the vision of Waldorf and Statler!
gregory house
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22/02/2012 11:20:00

what a MESS, grass aint always GREENER Morgan shudda listened to Hodgson.
Big Bad Wolf
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22/02/2012 11:25:00

I think you've said that about 10 times BBW. Getting boring now. Maybe you should learn to accept that your God has gone and that we need a new one rather than the same old same old rubbish you continue to spout.
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22/02/2012 12:11:00

If we can't get Curbishley we should try and get Ray Wilkins. Otherwise we're doomed. 2M's have made a right cock up of this!!!!!
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22/02/2012 12:27:00

Curbishly in Moxey out !
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22/02/2012 12:38:00

Ray Wilkins - job done!!
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22/02/2012 13:09:00

Odd BBW posts his views a few times and its boring, others write their views over and over again and thats fine because you agree. BBW is entitled to his opinion just as much as you are rusty.
Wolf Man
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22/02/2012 13:11:00

47% would like to see Mick McCarthy return according to the vote so perhaps it isn't BBW spouting rubbish???
Wolf Man
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22/02/2012 13:12:00

It's just like the transfer window, all this speculation about who we are going to get and then its a complete surprise when they unveil someone..... So who hasn't been linked with the wolves post then? Could it be that Jez has the chosen one hidden up his sleeve, or somone that has never been heard of...EVER!!!! Akela you should put up Mike Bassett on the poll!!
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22/02/2012 14:02:00

Akela: and Benitez?
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22/02/2012 14:20:00

I don't think that BBW is spouting rubbish and, if I disagree with his opinion, I have to consider it and give a reasoned response. Long may this site give room to different views. Regarding the manager, I would like Poyet and Wilkins. After all, 2m is peanuts for a player so surely it's even better value if it buys us a good manager ... and with RW's help as coach, of course. Various contributors have seen the post as a poisoned chalice and to us, on the inside, knowing, as we do, the true situation of the club, it might be. However, from the outside, a number of likely lads might see it as worth a punt. We've not been cast adrift and are only in the relegation zone by virtue of goal difference so apparently there's still everything to play for. Naturally, we are aware that if we make no improvement, we are doomed ... but a new, dynamic and forward-thinking manager could feel that he could revitalise the players and get the results necessary for survival. If not, let's not bother with appointing anyone now and embrace relegation with TC. Then, in the summer we can look in earnest for a proper manager.
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22/02/2012 15:39:00

SB60 couldnt agree with you more about spending a bit!!!
gregory house
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22/02/2012 15:44:00

I have no issue with BBW making a comment but he has repeated it over about 8 threads. We know how he feels about it, doesn't mean he has to keep on and on. Doing that devalues his initial comment. He may be right, he may be wrong but let's have his real opinions, not just a quick fire statement repeated again and again.
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22/02/2012 16:19:00

Yeah !! No drive by copy-n-pastings !!
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22/02/2012 17:14:00

lo...Walter Smith now in the frame!! what is going on? Mark Mghee maybe? at least Morgan could save money on printing for his new coat!
gregory house
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23/02/2012 08:30:00

I'm not sure whether or not it's just the papers winding everyone up with pot luck guess work or the fact that our Bosses have actually lost the plot. Either way it is looking bait silly now. I know one thing....if I was Steve Bruce, I'd tell them to go and take a running jump. The guy had an interview last week and has had to sit back and watch has the board bounce from one possible to another. I don't particularly want Bruce because I don't think he's any better than MM but you have to at least appreciate that he is the only one who has actually put himself up for it. Not sure I'd want to join a club knowing that I am 5 th or 6 th choice though. As for Walter Smith.....is he really the kind of manager who is gonna inspire our players???? Give it to Lee Clarke now and give him and his team a chance to bed in before it's too late. We don't appear to have anything to lose. I will agree with BBW about the fact that the grass does seem greener on the other side.....our problem seems to be that there isn't any grass......just a muddy wasteland. Hindsight is a wonderful thing.....something I'm betting that SM wishes he possessed. If he could go back a week......would he have fired the gun.....probably not. The thought of TC leading us out at Newcastle is scary.......the thought of us actually winning is worse. They may give him a chance. The only thing we could hope is that maybe TC was shackled by MM and that on his own he has different ideas. I can't see it though.
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23/02/2012 09:16:00

Apparently Walter Smith is considering taking the job until the end of the Season.
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23/02/2012 09:24:00

Rustmonkey - your fears about Saturday are a little misplaced... the problem wont be us winning - of that there is zero chance - what worries me more though is them being on the end of another thrashing, 3 hidings in as many weeks will surely destroy any remnants of camaraderie and spirit that is left. Perhaps its time question just what the hell the WWFC are playing at... we want some transparency, cos absolutely nothing that they are doing at present seems to have the best interest of the club at heart. They appear absolutely clueless.
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23/02/2012 12:02:00

Amm, might I dream of Clipboard leading us to 3 points, then stepping away. Has anyone thought about Roy Keane in recent times, or did he rule himself out?
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23/02/2012 19:39:00


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