UK time is: 06:06:38
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Wolves Chairman Rallies Fans

Wolves Chairman Rick Hayward has issued a rallying call to all fans tonight to get behind the team, and spur them on to success.

Rick has been silent of late, but that does not infer apathy on his part. As he pointed out to the clubs official site

'I don't like to criticise the players or the manager but we are frustrated and disappointed with how we are doing at the moment. But I still believe we can do it. I am upbeat because I know we can get it right but if we keep getting these results it's going to be more and more difficult.'

'But I still have every faith in the manager and the players. We have got to stick together, back the team and cheer them on. This is a time when the players need cheering more than ever'

And boy do they need it. There is a symbiotic relationship between fans and players, that is currently showing its darker side. Something Rick appreciates is born from frustration. But he believes now is not the time for dissention as the campaign enters its crucial phase. He also confesses he is as much at a loss to explain this seasons form as anyone.

'The fans are annoyed, and perhaps quite rightly, but we have got to stick together and hope there is a turnaround and hope the team clicks. On paper we have a great squad. We know what we can do but I don't know why we can't get three points. We do win games and play well at times, but it's a frustrating that we can't do it consistently'

Rick has come in for more than a little criticism since taking over the reigns from his father, Sir Jack Hayward. Some of it unjust. Everything that was asked of him, he has delivered, something that sometimes gets overlooked.

'We have backed Glenn (Hoddle) all the way along and now I'm hoping that things will turn round for us before it's too late. I'm not passing the buck but I don't know what more I can do. We've spent more money than almost everyone else in the division.' he points out.

Frustration is a word that you hear in and around Molineux a lot these days, and the Chairman is not immune. He also feels what is happening on the terraces, and certainly realises that ultimately the buck stops with him.

'I'm sure the fans, who have paid a lot of money and want results, are as frustrated as I am. I want to apologise to all our supporters - I am right behind them.'

There are still 14 games, and 42 points to be gathered, but Wolves destiny slipped out of their own control some time ago.

'It's not too late to get into the play-offs but we're relying on other people to slip up.' said Rick.

Any more slip ups from Wolves, and Mr Hayward may be forced into issuing statements of a different kind.























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


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

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 14 2006

Time: 1:43PM

Your Comments

brilliant
barmy army wolf
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Wolves Articles

Clarke option a bonus (Friday July 25 2014)

Chelsea striker becomes target (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Jackett denies Johnson talks (Friday July 18 2014)

Clarke resurrecting Wolves career (Thursday July 17 2014)

Dicko loves the pressure (Wednesday July 16 2014)

Archived Wolves Articles

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

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
19. Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
20. Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
21. Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
22. Watford 0 0 0 0 0 0
23. Wigan 0 0 0 0 0 0
24. Wolves 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

LUFC Injury blow for Leeds youngster
Leeds Utd : 25/07/2014 21:00:00
Gueye Signs 12 Month Contract
Millwall : 25/07/2014 20:49:00
Campbell Completes Palace Move
Cardiff : 25/07/2014 20:43:00
LUFC Viviani goes home to consider future
Leeds Utd : 25/07/2014 20:39:00
Dunk signs New Brighton Deal
Brighton : 25/07/2014 20:38:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Can Wolves pull off back-to-back promotions?
Suggested By:  
Yes 42%
No 58%