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Wolves transfer window round-up

Round-up of all the ifs, buts and maybes of transfer deadline day.

Transfer deadline day promised to be a busy day for Wolverhampton Wanderers.

New gaffer Dean Saunders had categorically stated that while he believed restructuring the team would take several years, he also made it clear that he would be aiming to do business in this transfer window, moving players on and moving players in to Molineux to improve the quality of the squad.

Wolves defenders Ronald Zubar and Steven Mouyokolo were both shown the door the day before deadline day approached, with Richard Stearman also leaving on loan and reports suggested that the likes of Birmingham City players Marlon King and Curtis Davies could be targets ahead of the window closing, with a number of other players linked throughout the media.

But as Sky Sports News worked themselves up into a frenzy, it was all quiet on the Wolves front in terms of players coming in.

Summary

Four bids, four rejections

Zubar & Mouyokolo leave Wolves

It's no joke, Lee Evans is our only new signing

Celtic fail in last minute bid for Doyle

So who did Wolves go for?

What bids did Wolves reject?


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The Journalist

Writer: Akela Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 1 2013

Time: 2:00PM

Your Comments

why are we surprised! we all knew deep down that no new players would be coming in, we have to carry on with what we have - our job as fans is simple! support the lads 100% and leave the demo's until the end of the season. I still believe that our problems come down to one thing! Money! the fact that the players have (reportedly) had their saleries reduced by 50% - would you perform 100% for half your wages? I know professional pride - but that don't pay the bills and for the wags nights out! reinstall their wages and watch them go. I know fans blame Moxey! but think on? who has the final say....
johnwolf
1) Yes, our role as fans is to support the team through good and bad times-as long as the players are showing the effort they did last night. No effort = no support. 2)'Demonstrations' will achieve absolutely nothing, be they during the season or at it's end.3) Yes, Morgan is to blame. As for your idea to reward failure by doubling the salaries of players is ridiculous. Your suggestion that somehow they are stuggling to manage, as many fans are, is insulting. But insulting is what you do best, afterall.
WonderingWolf
They're still earning (though it's hardly the right word) far more than the vast majority of people in the country. And in a results 'industry' players should expect to suffer the consequences if they perform poorly.
Southbank60
You're right. The lack of signings came as no surprise to any of us and that in itself id depressing. I am not one to boo the team or manager at games but fair play to those singing/asking where's the money gone at the last home game because it's a valid and justified question and what are fans supposed to do, discuss it in the pub quietly and sensibly then show passionate support for a miserable side that is lacking any such passion for the shirt they should feel privileged to wear? We made 27.5 million in sales in the summer and have spent less than a third of it on signings so where exactly is the money and what are they going to do with it. Sit on 20 million whilst the club gets relegated? That makes good business sense when you are looking at 3rd division football and gates of 12 to 15,000. MM was fired 5 months too late but what happened next is what has put us in the position we are. The diabolical handling of the replacement task, when the Wolves job was still a much desired position was an utter embarrassment. They went against everything they set out to do in ultimately appointing an idiot, the only bloke who would take the job and we plunged from the Premiership in a horrible fashion. I thought the appointment of SS bold and brave- we will never know what he could have done because his best players were sold and he was never given a proper window to buy the players he would have wanted. Sadly for him we were playing such clueless football his sacking was inevitable- saying that he seemed a strong, confident character and I suspect he had already been in with a list for January which M&M took one look over and decided a few more defeats would be enough to justify his dismissal. That he was sacked on a Saturday afternoon and Big Dean was with Morgan the following morning is fishy to me. The wheels must have been in motion before that Luton game, but all of that aside, Saunders were shown pretty outstanding confidence from Morgan considering his managerial exploits have involved Wrexham and Donacaster. It is quiet a jump to get the Wolves job and he was obviously thrilled. Whilst underwhelmed the fans have been fair to him and seem to be giving him the support. The fans can see the situation for what it is. I have never been one to blame everything on Moxey but the way things have panned out Morgan may as well have hit up the extra large section in his new club shop, picked him a track suit and let him pick the team every week. Moxey pulls the purse strings and the result of this transfer window tell me that DS is not the manager because the club have failed or refused to back any of his supposed targets. We are a club in free fall and five new players might have given him the chance of changing the damaged mentality of the squad and let's face it, the club. Since his appointment he has already gone from talking about us still having a chance of making the play offs to telling us we will have a side ready for the start of next season which will challenge for promotion. I assume he meant promotion from the Championship. Promotion to the Championship might be a more realistic aim.
New York City Wolf
"...and I suspect he had already been in with a list for January..." When Stale was sacked he said that when Moxey told him he wanted a meeting, following the Luton game, he thought it was to discuss transfer targets.He wouldn't have thought that without on-going assurances that money was going to be available for the window that's just banged shut, would he?
WonderingWolf
The whole situation has gone from bad to worse. Not up porting the manager in the transfer window may prove to be suicidal. Relegation is a real possibility and would if I am honest be justice to Morgan for the Shambolic running of the club. We are in a worse position now than we were 10years ago. REDROW PLC will see us go out of business at this rate....it's a complete joke. We may be financially stable but that will only last while the fans turn up. It is only my personal opinion but I think there is something unpalatable going on behind the scenes and we are having the wool pulled over our eyes. Selling players, cutting wage bills, no player investment......are we really financially stable? I'd like to know where the money has gone?
Rustmonkey
 

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