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Have trio played their final games for Wolves?

At this stage of the season, any injury is likely to rule them out for the remainder of the campaign.

So when Wolves confirmed that O'Hara has undergone surgery on the groin injury and Craddock has had an op on his hamstring problem it doesn't come as a surprise to hear they will miss the rest of the season.

'Both Jamie and Jody have undergone successful operations,' said head of Wolves' medical department Steve Kemp to the Independent.

He continued: 'it is hoped that surgery should rectify the problem although it means he (O'Hara) will be out for a further six to eight weeks.

'Jody has also undergone a minor procedure on a persistent hamstring problem and, while it is always difficult to predict, he is hoping to be available again within five weeks if his rehabilitation progresses well.'

They say these things happen in threes, although I've never been sure who 'they' actually are.

The third unfortunately is Stephen Hunt who will see a specialist regarding his hernia.

He has had the problem sometime and so it is very plausible that he will also miss the end of the season.

The next question of course is will they ever play for Wolves again?

When a campaign ends in relegation from the Premier League, that usually acts as the catalyst for a whole host of changes at a club.

Despite the parachute payments and the infrastructure at Molinuex being arguably better than other teams who have gone down in recent seasons, we are likely to see our better players leave.

And in a season when few have managed to stand out as better quality, that is going to be an issue for us next season.

Two of those players are likely to be Jamie O'Hara and Stephen Hunt, who both have Premier League experience and both are likely to want to continue their careers in the Premier League.

They should easily pick up interest from the bottom half teams in the Premier League and even from those teams who come up from the Championship.

They might be contracted to Molinuex, but its the era of player power and Moxey and Morgan are likely to want to cash in and cut the wages down anyway, so do not expect much of a fight to keep them other than getting a good price.

At 36-years-old, Craddock is unlikely to be snapped up by any other team in the Premier League, but his time may also have come.

Expect changes over the coming months and not many will be for the better.

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Writer: Akela Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday April 4 2012

Time: 12:00PM

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If it were only O'Hara and Hunt leaving, I would happy.
Southbank60
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04/04/2012 12:30:00

Even if we experience the miracle of survival, it's concievable that we'd lose players to other clubs. Maybe not all of them fancy another fight against relegation, let alone an indefinite stay in The Championship. Either way, those that can 'get out' will and those that can't, we'll be left with.
winstonsmith84
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04/04/2012 12:41:00

I think if we go down we can say goodbye to quite few, Doyle, Fletcher, Jarvis. At least we know Blake can score goals in the championship!!who will be the manager thats what I want to know.
gregory house
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04/04/2012 13:11:00

Best of luck in trying to get back to the premiership next year lads! The more midlands teams the better, not sure if we will join you yet ;) (Before anyone say's im jumping the gun...be honest with yourselves).
P.Avfc
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04/04/2012 18:51:00

To me it all depends on who the new manager is he will want to have a word with the players to see if he can get them to stay.Not to be told you have to sell every decent player we have thats tieing the guys hands behind his back and not giveing him a chance. Plus not all players our little *****s like Tevez some do have a bit of loyalty if Morgan and Moxey want to get back to the PL then they have to back the new manager and not cave in to player power.I think im right has JOH just bought a new house in Wolverhampton surely hes not going to want to up sticks already and with a new baby and a five year contract.Keep him with a few others and straight back up or im i dreaming hope not or another twenty years in the wilderness.
kiawolves
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04/04/2012 23:09:00

If you are my age, kiawolves, you can take the long view, having seen it all before. On the other hand, if you are my age you cannot take the long view because I doubt if I have the time to wait another twenty years for the cycle to bring us back to the top again.
Southbank60
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05/04/2012 07:19:00

Southbank60 i totally agree we should not have to wait thats why in my opinion the new manager should be given a free reign to keep the players he wants with the full backing of the board.We dont need to sell anybody we have money plus the parachute payments and a lot of our players are on long term contracts. MJ still has three years same as RJ,KD,WH,JOH AND A FEW MORE. What we need is for the new manager to sit these players down and ask for one more season to get us back if were not then let them go. Its in the paper Stoke will offer six mill for MJ HES WORTH AT LEAST TEN one of only a handful of players who can kick a ball with two feet. And im sorry but people say bring back Hammil hes not in the same class as Jarvis in my opinion its him and a few others like him we should be getting rid of not the likes of Jarvis.
kiawolves
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05/04/2012 10:24:00

It will be a real test of SM's true ambition to see how he plays this. By rights he should be digging in and telling our better players that they are staying. Get rid of the dead wood and let a new manager improve on what we have.
Rustmonkey
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05/04/2012 14:48:00

 

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