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Chris Binnington - A Man Apart

Chris Binnington - A Man Apart

Some people pledge their support to their club by paying their money and taking their chances.

Some people phone radio stations to vent their spleen and decry the current workings of the club they profess to hold alliegance to.

Others take matters into their own hands and decide to try and do something about what they feel is wrong.

Let me introduce you to Chris Binnington.

36 year old Chris is a lifelong Wolves fan and a season ticket holder. He bleeds Old Gold and Black.

And when he heard that the club were unlikely to make any new signings in the January transfer window, he decided enough was enough, and set about doing something about it.

After scouring the European leagues, he found the man he thinks will help Wolves achieve what every fan wants to see.

Wolverhampton Wanderers name on The Premiership schedule next year.

There's nothing remarkable in that, as any Championship Manager addict will tell you. They can all give you the names of at least half a dozen players Wolves should sign, guaranteed to help them achieve Premiership status.

But what Mr Binnington did next, isn't something you will find very often.

Beginning on the internet, he started a campaign to independently raise £300,000 to buy his target, Gunnar Heidar Thorvaldsson, a young Icelandic striker and top scorer in the Swedish top flight.

Not content with that, he also engaged the services of a licenced football agent to approach both player and his club Halmstad to find out if a deal was possible, and if he wanted a move to Wolverhampton.

The player is said to be astounded.

Wolves CEO Jez Moxey has said

'We are more than happy to receive this kind of assistance but I stress that any player would have to meet Glenn Hoddle's requirements.'

Tracking whether Chris' campaign succeeds is to miss the point.

No one paid Chris to do this. He acted out of love for Wolverhampton Wanderers, and a desperate desire to see the very best for not only the club he loves, but everyone else that supports them as well.

If there is any justice, he willl see his wishes fulfilled, and Wolves will once again be a fixture in the top flight.

But regardless, he can rest peacefully at night. Knowing, that while others sat and talked, he decided to take action.

And for that Vital Wolves takes its hat off.

Chris Biinnington.

Truly a man set apart.

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Date:Sunday January 22 2006
Time: 11:01PM

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