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Building for now or for the future?

Building for now or for the future?

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!

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Writer:Akela
Date:Tuesday December 4 2012
Time: 12:00PM

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In short our plans should always be to return to the Premier League as soon as possible. I firmly believe that rather than waiting to assemble a team good enough to both gain promotion as well as then being able to stay up, we would be better served going for promotion asap and then buying better players once we know we have achieved it. I say all of this because I have read many Wolves fans actually saying they hoped we did not get promotion before we were ready to stay up afterwards. What nonsense!
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08/12/2012 14:24:00
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