Date:Tuesday December 4 2012
When Ståle Solbakken first arrived at Molineux all the talk was about rebuilding the side following relegation from the Premier League.
The emphasis was certainly on the future, playing down expectations of the possibility of bouncing straight back to the Premier League after one season in the Championship.
In the boardroom the finances were being dealt with so we didn't struggle like other teams who had been dumped out of the Premier League, whilst on the pitch we were seeing a huge turnover of players with many new faces replacing the ones who were leaving for a career as Premier League journeymen.
But then that focus appeared to get somewhat blurred. A few good results catapulted us to third in the Championship table and all of a sudden that nice slow approach of re-building over time was gone and expectation levels grew expecting a promotion push in October.
Then the swing from one extreme to another came, nine games without a victory and some started talking about back-to-back relegations. The managers car was promptly vandalised and some were calling for his head.
One victory over a very poor Bristol City side appears to have alleviated some pressure. But I do have to wonder if our focus has become a little blurred. Are we chasing promotion now or are we building for the years to come?
What will Solbakken be looking to do in January for example?
"Steve Morgan and Jez Moxey haven`t promised me £20m or £30m, but I think they trust me to be smart enough to make the club progress, so in three or four years` time, hopefully, the fans can tell me we`ve made that progress," Solbakken told the Express & Star.
So that's building for the future then?
He added: "We need results so we can`t say in April that we`re suddenly looking good - we need to look good now.
So that's building for the here and now then?
He continued: "Certainly, Jez and the owner are on the same wavelength.
"We have to make sure we adapt to where football is going - we want to play at a quicker tempo but we don`t want to be chasing the ball for 90 minutes.
"We have to take one step at a time."
So that's building for the future, whilst getting results now, playing a certain way, which might not fit the players we have at our disposal because we're taking it one step at a time?
It's hardly surprising that the fans are getting frustrated. We need a clear and precise comment on what our ambitions short and long term are. That way we won't struggle swinging from one extreme to the other!
Tell us what you think
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.
Date:Tuesday December 4 2012
Villa to get rebuffed over Sako move (Friday October 31 2014)
Former Man Utd Keeper set to sign? (Friday October 31 2014)
Birmingham will bounce back from 8-0 thrashing (Thursday October 30 2014)
Golbourne still has role to play for Wolves (Thursday October 30 2014)
Iwelumo retires (Wednesday October 29 2014)
Aston Villa set for Sako steal (Wednesday October 29 2014)
Jackett to make late decision on Sako (Tuesday October 28 2014)
Jackett praise for Clarke (Tuesday October 28 2014)
Wolves aiming for the promotion places (Monday October 27 2014)
Stats: Leeds v Wolves (Monday October 27 2014)
|1. Derby County||14||7||5||2||+12||26|
|LUFC Woolmer in charge of Cardiff clash
» Leeds Utd : 31/10/2014 19:00:00
|Junior Cherries Xmas Party - 9th December
» Bournemouth : 31/10/2014 17:49:00
|AFCB host open training session
» Bournemouth : 31/10/2014 17:37:00
|Vital Preview: Cardiff v Leeds
» Cardiff : 31/10/2014 17:27:00
|WSL Team of the Season
» Birmingham : 31/10/2014 17:23:00