UK time is: 09:18:53
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Media Fire Molineux Meeting

November 25th 2006.

Not a date of great significance to many.

However, when that day comes, the eyes of the country's media will be firmly fixed on Molineux as the respective managers of Wolves and Sunderland leave the players tunnel.

Given that Wolves incumbent Mick McCarthy was formally installed as Sunderland manager, a moderate amount of press interest was always going to be inevitable.

But events of the last few days have thrown added spice into the encounter.

As soon as Roy Keane's appointment at The Stadium Of Light was confirmed, Hack's across the world went straight to the fixture list to check when Sunderland would meet Wolves, instantly rubbing their hands together with glee.

4 year old quotes were dusted down and trotted out, and murky pools of past discontent stirred once more to eek out every possible column inch ahead of the November encounter.

When November comes, it`s unlikely that the encounter will generate the kind of fireworks Wapping dreams about.

Keane has remained fairly impassive on the subject of the meeting of managers, and in general displayed a levelheaded approach to his new trade, going as far as admitting that some of his past behaviour, including the infamous Japan 02 walkout was at best, ill advised.

For his part, Mick McCarthy has maintained a gentlemanly silence, refusing to be drawn on the subject, or into raking over past disagreements.

It`s easy to forget that for all the media circus surrounding Keane`s walk out in 02, McCarthy led what was seen as a hugely successful campaign in Japan without him.

And a victory over Sunderland at Molineux will speak louder than any media soundbite when the two men meet as managerial equals for the first time.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


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

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 30 2006

Time: 10:17AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wolves Articles

Wolves hunt for striker now more pressing? (Tuesday September 23 2014)

Jackett pleased by Bolton win (Monday September 22 2014)

Stats: Wolves v Bolton (Monday September 22 2014)

Wolves edge out Wanderers (Sunday September 21 2014)

Wanderers duel for supremacy (Friday September 19 2014)

Wolves target to line up against us? (Friday September 19 2014)

Jackett identifies new forward target (Thursday September 18 2014)

Another fine point for Wolves (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Honours Even At The Valley (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Archived Wolves Articles

List All Vital Wolves Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. kingsley 1
2. kiawolves 1
3. johnwolf 1
4. astraltrader 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Blackpool 0 - 0 Wolves
Wolves 1 - 0 Norwich
Wolves 1 - 0 Cardiff
Wolves 1 - 0 Bolton
Wolves 3 - 1 Blackburn
Fulham 0 - 1 Wolves

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Forest 8 5 3 0 +10 18
2. Norwich 8 5 2 1 +10 17
3. Wolves 8 5 2 1 +5 17
4. Watford 8 5 1 2 +7 16
5. Middlesbrough 8 5 0 3 +6 15
6. Sheff Wed 8 4 3 1 +4 15
7. Charlton 8 3 5 0 +3 14

Breaking League News

Wigan : 23/09/2014 09:12:00
Gray? There's More Where That Came From
Birmingham : 23/09/2014 09:09:00
Wolves hunt for striker now more pressing?
Wolves : 23/09/2014 09:06:00
Clark: The Fans Understand
Birmingham : 23/09/2014 08:58:00
Rate the Ref: Cardiff - League Cup
Bournemouth : 23/09/2014 08:56:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Can Wolves pull off back-to-back promotions?
Suggested By:  
Yes 49%
No 51%