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Thanks For The Memories

Mercurial midfield talent Rohan Ricketts has departed Molineux for pastures new, the first of "The Hoddle Three" to find a new home.

Ricketts, Glennda's first permanent signing failed to hold down a place in his side, and was even less prominent in Mick McCarthy's plans, ending last season on loan to QPR.

The 24 year old has now penned a two year deal with divisional rivals Barnsley after impressing whilst on trial.

He earned notoriety for famously forgetting his passport when Mick McCarthy took his first pre-season squad abroad, and was prone to forget which day matches were being played on if moved for the benefit of television cameras.

In two and a half seasons, he managed 47 appearances for Wolves, scoring twice and some would say often flattering to deceive.

Although his contribution at times was overlooked in favour of more high profile performers.

Never one to shirk defensive responsibilities, he could often be found deep in the heart of his own box and was a genuine creative talent in attack, supplying crosses for grateful teammates to tuck away.

There is a feeling at Olofin Towers that the player, who models his game on the great Ronaldinho, has a genuine talent.

If only it could be found on a more consistent basis.

Good luck for the future Rohan, and thanks for the memories.

Writer:Stuart Smith
Date:Monday July 16 2007
Time: 4:45PM


Mr Smith - I must question this statement - thus severing Wolves last link with the Glenn Hoddle era How about Frankowski and Rosa still at the club.
16/07/2007 16:49:00
very very good point. A bit ahead of myself there . Amendment due any sec
Stuart Smith
16/07/2007 16:51:00
"....the first of "The Hoddle Three" to find a new home" sounds a bit better eh?
Stuart Smith
16/07/2007 16:53:00
why do you call glenn hoddle glennda? did you not like him? given time he could have got you promoted and kept you there.
16/07/2007 16:59:00
hoddle was a cretin. End of.
patrick cothew
16/07/2007 17:05:00
It was his nickname as a player due to the fact he never tracked back or tackled. Apart from in a certain cup semi at Hillsborough ;)
Stuart Smith
16/07/2007 17:22:00
I still think that Rohan Ricketts could have done a good job for us if he had been handled differently when he first got here. He had class and pace but as Stuart mentioned lacked consistency. Still our loss is Barnsleys gain - lets hope we dont live to regret it...
16/07/2007 19:23:00
He's such a likeable guy it's difficult to be too harsh on him. He "did" used to put the yards in when he got a game , and he is a genuinely creative player who looks to create a spark. Never forget him parting the Reading defence like Moses and stroking the ball home. Even under MM he created goals. Arsenal trainee to the verge of a National call up to Barnsley. Think that was his chosen career path?
Stuart Smith
16/07/2007 19:31:00
As a personality, RR is a loss, on the field and with what we have, he won't be a great loss. I actually liked the lad a lot but he was too lightweight and the chance he was given last season proved that. At times he looked out of his depth. Having said that, in the 'Glenda' era he perhaps produced some of the better football of that dreadful period. As for 'Dales Dad' comments, are you actually 'Son of Glen'?! If we had ever got promoted under him, I seriously doubt if any fans would have survived the torcher to see it as we would have probably comitted hari kari as a preference or got season tickets down at the Hawthorns (one of the two)!
Ivybridge Wolf
16/07/2007 22:36:00
At 24 he still has a lot to offer as he is undoubtedly a talented player with a very good work ethic, whether on or off the ball. I don’t think Hoddle did him any favours at Wolves and he clearly didn’t fit into MM’s plans. Good luck to the lad, with the right guidance and breaks he will bounce back.
The Petton Wolf
17/07/2007 09:19:00
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