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Vultures circle over Molineux

The vultures are beginning to circle around Wolves Premier League carcass.

With the clubs relegation to the Premier League a matter of when, not if, we expected to start hearing some rumours of players being linked with a end of season move away from Molineux.

Terry Connor may have attempted to ban all talk of players potential moves away, but that doesn't stop the media, not when there's transfer rumours to invent.....sorry report.

Today we have a number of reports of players attempting to abandon ship as Wolves plunge into the football league.

We've got The Mirror linking 25-year-old midfielder Jamie O`Hara with potential moves to Aston Villa, West Brom and Stoke (now that would hurt to see him move to the Baggies), we've got the Express & Star linking Sunderland manager Martin O`Neill with a move for midfielder Karl Henry, while the Daily Mirror have also linked O'Neill with Steven Fletcher.

The Star are linking Wayne Hennessey with a move to QPR, assuming of course that Mark Hughes can avoid the drop with QPR, Kevin Doyle is rumoured to be picking up interest from Everton, Southampton and a return to Reading and E&S columnist Ron Atkinson wants West Brom to make a move for Matt Jarvis.

But despite the papers predicting a mass exodus at Molineux, Terry Connor believes that the clubs financial state will dictate who stays and goes.

Unlike many clubs who get relegated, a fire sale of players in a desperate bid to balance the books will not be needed. Obvious cost cutting exercises are just obvious good practice, so expect some trimming of expenses, but with no debt we do not require a quick sale of all our main assets.

"I don`t think it`s a fact of life that you have to lose players or get 'cherry picked`," TC told E&S.

He continued: "We`ll be fighting tooth and nail to have our best team and our best players available - whatever league we`re in.

"We`ll review this season at the end of it and the club might decide they want to do down a certain line."

Vital Wolves Comment: While hopefully we won't be held to ransom in regards to some players, unfortunately we now live in an era of player power in and if one player wants to leave, they invariably will.

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Writer: Akela Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday April 17 2012

Time: 1:43PM

Your Comments

We live in an age of player power. The financial situation of the relegated club has little if anything to do with it. If a player wants to leave, he'll leave. Who wants a player that would rather be elsewhere?It's the player's decision to make,all the relegated club can do is try and convince them to stay. If they don't want to, they go.
winstonsmith84
it actually saddens me that your club have been run so badly following the sacking of mcCarthy. looking at your team, I accept you are not a team to get much beyond the lower reaches, but since his sacking I almost feel you deserve exactly what has happened to the club, but of course I feel desperately sorry for the fans for being subjected ti such a debacle
oxfordspur
I accept that a proportion of the fans (myself included) should probably share a piece of the blame for forcing the Boss to panic and hit the ejector button. I liked MM but felt he had took us as far as he could however, having not sacked him in December then he should have stayed till the end of the season. We, however are not responsible for what happened next i.e the debacle that was the hunt for a REAL PREMIER LEAGUE MANAGER!!!!! We are also not responsible for what has happened since. Infact...it's fair to say that the fans have been very supportive during the games. Yes, there may have been a certain Gallow humour present...but still supportive. What happens next is far more important. Will we lose players.....YUP unless we get someone in Quickly who can convince the players that we are coming straight beack up. We need a manager in ASAP.
Rustmonkey
I share WS84's view in its totality. Those are the facts of the game, however much we fans would like it to be otherwise. If we manage to hold on to any two of Jarvis, Hennessey, Doyle and Fletcher, I will be reasonably satisfied. Keeping all four....I can't see it happening.
lovesW
Hennessey won't be going anywhere soon, then. Time for De Vries to play us out to relegation, as his former club survive at a canter. Oh, the irony of it all, on top of the misery.
winstonsmith84
I have already stated we should have a new manager in now to work along side TC so as to get to know the players. And according to one report in the E&S Kightly has stated all the players are happy and dont want to leave they want to fight to get Wolves back in the PL. Rustmonkey i agree i liked Mcarthy but in the end it was his fault he was the one calling us all numpties and we didnt know what we were talking about. He was the one who said the team is good enough yet every one on here said we need at least four or five new signings. And what did he do sign one new defender for a team with one of the worst defences in the PL last season thats like buying a hinge when you need a whole new gate. Im just praying when the season ends we have a new manager in fast and not the debacle of what happened when they sacked MM. Hopefully some one like Lee Clark young and enthusiastic and with new ideas which at the moment is clearly lacking nothing against TC BUT NOTHING HAS CHANGED its just the same we played well but got stuffed and thats why were in this position.
kiawolves
7m on Roger Johnson. The man was part of a horrible relegated Birmingham defense. But yet your manager payed 7m. To top it all of McCarthy is an awful tactician. Bye Wolves.
foreign_viewer
You guys should blame McCarthy for wasting money on bad transfers that didn't help your team.
foreign_viewer
Same old **** different day. Do the club expect us to keep on taking up the *** week in week out... Protests and Petitions are surely the way forward.. SCOUSE OUT !! PIE EATER OUT !!
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