Vital Football

Latest Wolverhampton Wanderers News

A Breath of Fresh Air

A Breath of Fresh Air

KJ may or may not be our 'special one` but he`s clearly setting about the job in the right way. In a couple of weeks he`s made more progress in tackling our problems than the previous four managers did in a couple of years. He`s the steadying influence we have long needed.

Although I never take JM`s words at face value, always suspecting a subtext, I am beginning to accept his claim that KJ was the 'stand-out` candidate. If other candidates saw the job either as a stepping-stone to better things or as something to do in the absence of better things, Kenny recognised the potential of the post and wanted it for itself. And, as I have argued before, we are an attractive proposition with our well-equipped stadium and training and medical facilities, our élite Academy status and our large fan-base, as well as the prestige accruing from our illustrious history.

Apart from his credentials in improving the teams he coaches or manages, it was, according to JM, his belief that 'the sky is the limit` for the team that swung it for Kenny. He clearly sold the board his vision of a resurgent WWFC to the extent that JM has declared that "the managerial revolving door is over". Hmm ... so why only give the bloke a twelve month rolling contract? Even so, I can see him lasting a somewhat longer than a year.

Not only was KJ genuinely interested in the job, but he had also done his homework well. For instance, he might defer a decision on which players he will retain or not until he has spoken to each member of the squad individually but I bet he already knows who are the trouble-makers and slackers. At the same time, he is promising our talented youngsters, the ones who have to fill the gaps, that they will get their chance.

Showing great percipience, he has moved quickly to convince three of our most talented youngsters to believe that their future lies with the club. Having singled out Batth and McAlinden, he now seems to be pulling off the most difficult trick of them all: motivating Griffiths to play for the club. He spoke to the Scot before he flew off to Croatia and said that he was looking forward to working with him. In reply, Griffiths has indicated his willingness to focus on scoring goals for WW and helping the club to gain promotion. Why didn`t previous managers think of that?

Of course, it`s in the nature of the job that new managers have to bolster their confidence and endear themselves to the various constituencies of the club by making outrageous and implausible statements of intent. I still remember Saunders`s endearing, if totally misplaced, belief in his ability to turn round the fortunes of our club. KJ has not shouted out the odds but his quiet, confident demeanour gives me renewed hope that we have found the right man to do the job. If he does, he will be really special.



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

Writer:southbank60
Date:Tuesday June 11 2013
Time: 8:21PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Wolves Articles

Wolves continue their progress

Wolves finally got another Molineux success to maintain the progress being made under Paul Lambert

Oniangue Told He Can Leave

Heading into the weekend win against Aston Villa it was confirmed by Wolves boss Lambert that Oniangue was back to full fitness. The midfielder has now been told he can leave.

RIP Graham Taylor - 1944-2017

Thursday saw the sad news former Lincoln, Watford, Aston Villa, Wolves and of course England manager Graham Taylor had passed away at the age of 72 from a suspected heart attack.

Vital View - Championship, 12th-14th January 2017

Newcastle moved above Brighton to the top of the table when Albion slipped up. Rotherham and Wigan both won but remain in the bottom three with Blackburn.

Archived Vital Wolves Articles

Vital Wolves articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Wolves
Write For Vital Wolves
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Aston Villa MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Ikeme5%
Coady23%
Batth11%
Stearman19%
Doherty3%
Edwards11%
Price7%
Costa11%
Mason7%
Cavaleiro0%
Dicko3%
Sub - Enobakhare0%
Sub - Saville0%
Sub - Bodvarsson0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 26 18 1 7 55 29
2 Brighton 25 16 6 3 54 23
3 Leeds Utd 26 15 3 8 48 11
4 Reading 25 14 4 7 46 3
5 Huddersfield 26 14 4 8 46 0
6 Sheff Wed 26 13 6 7 45 6
7 Derby County 26 11 7 8 40 5
8 Fulham 25 10 9 6 39 13
9 Preston 26 11 6 9 39 3
10 Barnsley 26 11 5 10 38 4
11 Norwich 26 11 4 11 37 3
12 Birmingham 26 9 9 8 36 -5
13 Aston Villa 26 8 11 7 35 1
14 Ipswich 26 9 7 10 34 -3
15 Brentford 26 9 6 11 33 0
16 Wolves 26 8 8 10 32 -1
17 Q.P.R. 26 9 5 12 32 -11
18 Cardiff 25 8 6 11 30 -10
19 Bristol City 26 8 3 15 27 -3
20 Forest 26 7 6 13 27 -8
21 Burton 26 6 7 13 25 -10
22 Blackburn 26 6 6 14 24 -12
23 Wigan 26 5 7 14 22 -9
24 Rotherham 26 4 4 18 16 -29
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Wolves Results (view all)

Wolves Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 5:30PM : Newcastle United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 18 2017 3:00PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.johnwolf6
Write for Vital Football