Vital Football

Latest Wolverhampton Wanderers News

Fletcher set to miss out on Olympics

Fletcher set to miss out on Olympics

It has been reported that Wolves striker Steven Fletcher has been overlooked by Great Britain manager Stuart Pearce.

While the Olympics may not usually be high up on the list of priorities of British footballers due to us not usually being involved, the London 2012 has given some players the unique prospect of being involved.

Stuart Pearce who will lead the Great Britain mens team is set to announce his provisional 35-man squad tomorrow, but the BBC has reported that Scottish striker Steven Fletcher has not been included in that squad.

Pearce is of course limited to just three players over the age of 23 in his 18-man squad and with David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Craig Bellamy and Joe Cole linked for those spots competition was high.

But it isn't clear if his falling out with the Scottish national side has had any impact on the decision.

Fletcher of course hasn't played for Scotland in well over a year while Scotland coach Craig Levein has vowed to never select him again after he withdrew from the squad to face Northern Ireland in February 2011 by text.



Tell us what you think

As well as joining in on the forum and article comments below, you can also write an article to appear on our site!

This website is 100% by the fans and we are always looking for people to get involved. If this interests you please contact Vital Wolves.





Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Akela
Date:Thursday June 7 2012
Time: 10:10AM

Comments

0
honestly, who cares about the olympics ? i want to know what the deal is with young Zele Ismail and why we are apparently dithering about with his contract extension ?
AdMant
08/06/2012 12:20:00
0
It looks as though Fletcher is going to miss out on the thrill of helping WW regain their PL status as well, if the report of a deal to sign up the young Icelandic striker, Bjorn Bergmann Sigurdarson, proves correct. I knew there must have been a reason why we bought Eggert Jonnson. Regarding Zele Ismail, surely we will offer him a contract but all this paper talk might turn his head. I hope he takes the scenic route that Bjorn seems to have decided upon. Does SS have an assistant coach with the right ethnic Balkan background?
Southbank60
09/06/2012 15:34:00
0
AdMant it was one of a few Wolves related stories I could find while we remain in limbo waiting for Solbakken to get his feet behind the desk.
akela
11/06/2012 11:17:00
0
I'm afraid that Fletch is paying the price for snubbing his country in the first place when he couldn't be bothered to not only be considered for playing for Scotland against Northern Ireland but worse still by not letting the manager know in the proper way by talking to him on the phone, instead electing to send a dismissive text message. His fault entirely in my opinion and from what I have read has not tried to mend things with an apology. A case of sewing what you reap I'm afraid.
astraltrader
11/06/2012 20:40:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wolves Articles

Stats: Norwich City v Wolves

All the stats from Norwich City (3) vs (1) Wolves, Carrow Road, 21/1/17 Att: 26,303

Norwich v Wolves - Team Sheets

Wolves go to Carrow Road as the visitors to Norwich for the latest Championship game.

Officials - Norwich v Wolves (21/1/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Norwich City and Wolverhampton Wanderers this Saturday.

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (20/1/17)

A new season and finally a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for 2016/17.

Archived Vital Wolves Articles

Vital Wolves articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Wolves
Write For Vital Wolves
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Norwich MotM
Suggested By:
Ikeme25%
Iorfa0%
Batth25%
Stearman0%
Doherty0%
Edwards0%
Price0%
Helder Costa50%
Mason0%
Ivan Cavaleiro0%
Bodvarsson0%
Sub - Weimann0%
Sub - Enobakhare0%
Sub - Dicko0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 27 19 1 7 58 33
2 Brighton 26 17 6 3 57 24
3 Huddersfield 27 15 4 8 49 2
4 Leeds Utd 27 15 3 9 48 10
5 Reading 26 14 4 8 46 2
6 Sheff Wed 27 13 6 8 45 5
7 Derby County 27 12 7 8 43 6
8 Barnsley 27 12 5 10 41 5
9 Fulham 26 10 10 6 40 13
10 Norwich 27 12 4 11 40 5
11 Preston 27 11 7 9 40 3
12 Birmingham 27 9 10 8 37 -5
13 Aston Villa 27 8 12 7 36 1
14 Ipswich 27 9 7 11 34 -5
15 Brentford 27 9 6 12 33 -1
16 Cardiff 26 9 6 11 33 -9
17 Q.P.R. 27 9 6 12 33 -11
18 Wolves 27 8 8 11 32 -3
19 Forest 27 8 6 13 30 -7
20 Bristol City 27 8 3 16 27 -4
21 Wigan 27 6 7 14 25 -8
22 Burton 27 6 7 14 25 -11
23 Blackburn 27 6 7 14 25 -12
24 Rotherham 27 4 4 19 16 -33
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Wolves Results (view all)

Wolves Fixtures (view all)

Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 5:30PM : Newcastle United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 18 2017 3:00PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 24 2017 7:45PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.johnwolf9
Write for Vital Football