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Connor on Wolves Predicament

I was hesitant to slap Terry Connor twice in the same day but if the shoe fits, and all that.

Today's press remarks from the man in charge smack of the McCarthy tradition we grew accustomed to.

According to Connor, he does not feel we are 'in a mess.' The reasoning...

I never thought we were in a mess. For the last two years in the Premier League, we`ve always worked in the bottom-six clubs. So where we are now is no different to what we`ve been doing for the last two or three years.'

To me, that defines a mess. If a perpetual struggle against relegation is not, then I don't know what is.

Disarrangement, disarray and disorganization are three Webster proposals that fit rather well with Wolves; my concern is that this smacks of a continuation of delusion in which mistakes are accepted as given and our survival chances hang on the balance of us cutting out mistakes and 'getting better.'

He has a duty to speak to the press but he is singing from the same sheet that must be stapled to the back of his clipboard.

I would much rather hear him acknowledge five wins from 26 games this season and our continued back peddling over the course of more than thirty million and two and a half years is far from ''normal' or 'acceptable.'

It is a mess and he is charged with sorting it out. Do yourself a favour and ease up on the clap trap because it is taking the shine of the gloss of your honeymoon.

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The Journalist

Writer: New York City Wolf Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday March 1 2012

Time: 2:43PM

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I take your point, Yorkie, but TC is bound to put a brave face on things at the outset. his actions will provide a better indication of his true feelings and so far he has proved himself capable of making tough decisions. Pity about sending Hammill out on loan though.
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01/03/2012 15:14:00

True. The proof will be in the pudding just was not really in the mood this morning to listen to the same ***** we have listened to for years. The Hammill thing set me off. Time for a tablet.
New York City Wolf
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01/03/2012 15:27:00

Good point NYC,but I guess he said it to keep the press off his back.If he had agreed then the media would have banged on about a crisis at the club etc.etc.That would have led to negative vibes around the club and no doubt various statements from the chuckle brothers.( I think we've heard enough garbage from that pair over the last two and a half weeks to last a lifetime)
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01/03/2012 15:38:00

Nods. Point well raised Corbo. I think the bloke is in a strange no-win no lose situation on certain topics. If he gets the business done Sunday I shall be the first to tilt my cap
New York City Wolf
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01/03/2012 17:35:00

NYC (whats the c stand for I wonder) why don't you just shut up - read the full article, only the media and so called morons like you are saying we are in a mess, it's easy to comment from afar! only those that pay week in week out can feel how we are doing, you bloody lot moaning from afar that don't spend FA make me sick, you and your moaning buddies are dragging our club through the mire, moaning about managers that havn't even come yet - good god they look at the comments from "fans" like you and think - F*&K that I don't want or need it, the club have said that only ONE guy had been offered the job and he trurned it down - the rest is speculation by the media - but because idiots like you don't like Jez or Steve you believe it, TC to any fan with half a brain was the obvious choice, because there is little or no disruption, he knows the players and the players know him - but because it doesn't suit the cretinous boo boys - they are wrong at the club and don't know what they are doing? and of course you lot are successful business men with millions in the bank? like the idiots putting the banner up at newcastle - a bunch of F'ing kids who know SFA about the wolves and have has yet not gone through anything like what some of us have - which brings me to another question - how many of the boo boys/moaners will support them if we do go down or will they wait until we go back up and tell the world what good loyal fans they are who follow the club through the good and bad times!! when a club is in trouble it brings out the real fans, and those that are prepared to follow them and help them through the troubles - so far some of you have FAILED!
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01/03/2012 23:09:00

Johnwolf: real fans really do support their team through thick and thin but true fans are in touch with reality and are capable of discerning when the club is in a mess. Mindless support, regardless of the reality of the situation, does the club no favours. Presumably, you slagged off critics of Hoddle and were unhappy when MM replaced him. Unfortunately, your head in the sand approach to support is replicated in the boardroom, where SM and JM similarly ignored the warning signs until it was too late to do something that would really improve the situation. If you support their stewardship of the club, which, arguably, considers the creation of a viable PL team a lesser goal than housing development, you do not have the real interests of the club at heart.
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02/03/2012 08:33:00

Strong words southbank, I don't think it is quite as black and white as that, in life there are always area of grey, none more so than with Wolves. The recent financial figures show that the club is being well run in comparison to most Premier League clubs and investment in the infrastructure of the club is just as key as investment in the first team, otherwise if you do drop out of the top flight you end up in the same predicament as Portsmouth, who do not own their ground, their training facilities or anything of use to the administrator.
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02/03/2012 11:18:00

And on the points that Connor makes, I agree with him, we weren't in a mess, we were just in a relegation battle, in the bottom three on goal difference, but I would argue against anyone who thinks I adopt a head in the sand approach or thinks I do not have the real interests of the club at heart.
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02/03/2012 11:20:00

Akela: it is important that soccer clubs are managed properly and remain solvent ... or, at least, have a manageable debt. However, it is a question of priorities and in a soccer club the fortunes of the team should head the list. At times, it seems as though members of the board are concerned with ancillary projects, drawing money away from where it is most needed: on the pitch. After all, we have a relatively new stadium and, having visited Loftus Road recently, it is better than some. And what was the point of increasing the seating capacity when we hardly fill the ground now and will certainly will not do so if we are relegated? And why haven't the financial whizkids on the board not factored in the cost of relegation? On the other hand, Akela, I know that you have the club's best interests at heart.
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02/03/2012 11:31:00

John Wolf I sense you have a disability. Are you ******** blind. Read that I paid week in week out year after year. Sorry I could not make it to Chorley but I was not of age- I know you were there, shhh, I know, I know. Calm down lad, calm down. Few bring me to swear but you are a ******** moron. Everybody knows who you are. People on here, people on the Express & Star and people up the Wolves. You are a ******** idiot to put it bluntly, and I reserve the word for special cases such as yourself. I'll repeat, all you do is argue with people. Your head is stuck in the sand and you probably spend the week ironing your Wolves shirt and/or staring at it/playing with your coloring pad? See, I even spoke American English for you. C can stand for the clobbering you will have if I bump into you up the Wolves you spineless ****. There is no lesser form than an idiot and you tick every ******** box. I am rubbing my hands together awaiting your next response-- from here on in I shall be laughing at everything you say because that is all you warrant. You can't even string a sentence together. There is not a single person on here who has a shred of respect for anything you have to say so why don't you be a good boy and just shut your ******** trap.
New York City Wolf
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03/03/2012 18:04:00


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