Vital Football

Latest Wolverhampton Wanderers News

Building the foundations

Building the foundations

For Ståle Solbakken, his job at Wolves isn't solely about getting us back into the Premier League, it's about keeping us there.

The Norwegian boss has had the full backing of the board, he has been able to oversee an influx of foreign players into the squad and has seen a number of departures from Molineux.

The backroom staff has seen its biggest overhaul in years and its all part of the bigger plan according to Solbakken.

"For me it is important to make a fundament (that'll be a foundation) now, so that it is not like we are scrambling our way through trying," Solbakken told the Birmingham Mail.

He added: "We have to have a certain base on and off the pitch to make sure that this is the Wolverhampton.

"And if we can take (it) step by step, and in a way be as good so that when we come to the next big, big step it is not like we have to start from the beginning. That is my aim and it is difficult but it is the only way."

One would have to agree with this philosophy and there are many examples of this in the Premier League today. But is it another indication that this plan perhaps doesn't solely depend on bouncing back to the Premier League at the first attempt?

Obviously that's what the fans want, but we've had a number of comments coming from the top, playing down expectation levels, almost to the point where this season perhaps doesn't even come into the long term vision?

Vital Wolves Comment: Is this season merely a building block towards Ståle Solbakken's 'fundament' or do you think the aim remains promotion at the first attempt?

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.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:Akela
Date:Friday September 14 2012
Time: 11:34AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
I'm not too pushed to be honest! Long term better than short term. But when I look at the players we have I would expect at least a top 6 finish!
Patrickdoran
14/09/2012 17:16:00
0
Push for promotion next season will do me... I think if we were to get there this season with a team in development, a new way of playing and obvious weaknesses, it would be a season too soon.. Relegation would likely follow and the loss of our best players again is something I would rather avoid... Backroom staff still not complete, so I am being patient, hopefully enjoy seeing the new guys settle in and playing good football, ready and stronger to go up and stay up next season.
MMDukesee
14/09/2012 17:33:00
0
sitting here watching the skysports saturday crew and watching leigh griffiths bang another one in, Mendez Laing scoring for Posh, and comparing them to the "attacking" option we bought in - for THREE MILLION no less, and wondering why the club insists on doing EVERYTHING the hard way. Boggles the mind, it really does.
AdMant
15/09/2012 15:45:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wolves Articles

No More Quarter Final Replays For Wolves

Should Wolverhampton Wanderers progress through to an FA Cup quarter final from the 2016/17 season onwards, the game will no longer be subject to a replay.

Wolves' Parachute Payments In 2015/16

With the 2015-16 season behind us, the final television allocation money based on final league positions have been confirmed - and here's what Wolverhampton Wanderers...

Swansea & Northampton Friendlies Confirmed

A visit from Premier League side Swansea and the trip to League 2 Champions Northampton have been added to the Wolves pre-season schedule. In fact these matches complete it!

No Wolves Move For Hibernian Striker?

Cummings helped Hibernian to a win over Rangers in the Scottish Cup, despite them not securing promotion they'll have Europa League football so he's set to stay at Easter Road.

Archived Vital Wolves Articles

Vital Wolves articles from

Site Journalists

DJWolves
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Sheff W MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Ikeme10%
Iorfa2%
Batth2%
Hause0%
Doherty55%
Wallace5%
Price10%
Coady2%
Saville2%
Henry2%
Mason5%
Sub - Le Fondre5%
Sub - Edwards0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Wolves Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.johnwolf1
2.Dave Pike1