UK time is: 22:39:58
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Single Minded

Wolverhampton Wanderers built their reputation on attacking football.

Flying wingers, fearless forwards and marauding midfielders who fed the vibrant Molineux crowds hunger for excitment and glory.

Then along came a man whose own attacking flair could so easily have seen that ethic not only rejuvenated, but enhanced to new heights of achievment.

But we all know what happened next.

Patience replaced zest. Tactical uncertainty set in when guile was needed, and the snarling Wolf lost its teeth.

One of the many surprises Mick McCarthy sprang when he started his golden revolution was to return to Wolves attack minded roots.

Many were openly critical at the time of his appointment, but all previous assumptions on how McCarthy's Wolves would play have been set aside by the way Wanderers now set their stall out.

Sunday saw Wolves chalk up their first league win of the season at Hillsborough, and a return to the style of play that brought so much success in the latter part of last season, and it couldn't have come soon enough for Michael Kightly.

The former Grays man opened his account in the 3-1 victory following neat work between Andy Keogh and Freddy Eastwood and with all of Wolves main attack threats combining to create the space for Kightly's goalscoring overlap.

"We haven`t really been able to do that in the first two games of the season and me, Stephen Ward and Andy Keogh have been a bit disappointed because that is how we like to play, but that changed Sunday and long may it continue.' he told the E&S this week

"There were three or four of us running at them but that was how we played last year too - we play attacking, exciting football.'

Kightly leaves the pack this week to join up with the England U21 squad. Non league to International duty in less than a year is no mean feat, and he is hoping to carry Sunday's form into the National squad and make his mark.

"I`m now going to go away with England and hopefully convince Stuart Pearce that I can play a part in the squad in the future." he said.

The last time Wolves supplied the full National side with a wideman, it was the unfortunate John Richards who, played out of position never represented his country again.

Should Kightly pick up where he left off last season, and maintain his form and continue his steep learning curve, it is hard to imagine his coathooks will remain as bereft of caps.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: Stuart Smith Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 21 2007

Time: 11:58AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
KIGHTLY IS A LEGEND.
WolfMan75
Report Abuse
21/08/2007 12:06:00

A great example to any kid. If you want to succeed you get your head down and work and work and work.
WolfMan75
Report Abuse
21/08/2007 12:07:00

Really hope he gets a game as a reward for all his hard work,equally good luck to all the Wolves players called up to their national squads.This is good for the players involved,good for those at the Academy who will know they will be watched if they put the effort in and good for any potential transfer targets to know that in coming to Wolves they will not be coming to some "backwater" and that a move could be a springboard for their future.
purplepault69
Report Abuse
21/08/2007 13:29:00

We're not doing too bad for Internationals now eh? Hennessey, Mulgrew, Ward, Keogh, Elliot, Olofin and Freddy, Little, Davies and Kights in the England young uns, and a group of Academy kids playing in the U17-20 bracket, it's looking good.
Stuart Smith
Report Abuse
21/08/2007 16:05:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wolves Articles

Sako set for QPR move (Friday January 30 2015)

Wolves linked to third target (Thursday January 29 2015)

Wolves watch Man Utd man (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Sako would be given permission to talk (Tuesday January 27 2015)

West Brom interest in Sako (Monday January 26 2015)

Stats: Wolves v Charlton (Monday January 26 2015)

Bore draw for Wolves against Charlton (Saturday January 24 2015)

Archived Wolves Articles

List All Vital Wolves Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Bolton 2 - 2 Wolves
Wolves 0 - 0 Charlton
Wolves 2 - 0 Blackpool
Blackburn 0 - 1 Wolves
Wolves 2 - 1 Brentford
Watford 0 - 1 Wolves

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Middlesbrough 27 14 8 5 24 50
5. Brentford 28 15 4 9 7 49
6. Watford 28 14 5 9 23 47
7. Wolves 28 12 9 7 -2 45
8. Norwich 28 12 8 8 16 44
9. Blackburn 28 10 9 9 0 39
10. Sheff Wed 28 9 11 8 -4 38

Breaking League News

Rodolph Austin On His Way To The Latics
Wigan : 01/02/2015 22:21:00
LUFC Austin set to leave Leeds?
Leeds Utd : 01/02/2015 21:35:00
Who let the Doug Out?
Forest : 01/02/2015 21:34:00
Dougie Freedman Appointed As New Manager
Forest : 01/02/2015 21:22:00
Pearce Leaves Nottingham Forest
Forest : 01/02/2015 21:17:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Can Wolves pull off back-to-back promotions?
Suggested By:  
Yes 41%
No 59%