Wolves have no excuses now admits Stale Solbakken

Stale Solbakken today admitted that there can be no excuses as he tries to rebuild a new-look Wolves team.

Stale Solbakken today admitted that there can be no excuses as he tries to rebuild a new-look Wolves team.

The manager admits his biggest challenge now is to integrate the seven new signings with the existing squad to improve results.

Wolves go into tomorrow lunchtime’s Molineux showdown against Leicester with just four points from their first four games, leaving them 19th in the Championship before today’s programme.

Solbakken is priming his players for an intense period of three matches in seven days, with trips to Ipswich on Wednesday and Peterborough next Saturday to come.

“It’s an intense period, but it’s also a good opportunity for us to get some points together, climb the table and make sure we find our identity,” said Solbakken.

“For us it’s different than for others, because we’re having to build a new team, and we’re not where we want to be at this stage of the season.

“We’ve had a lot of late transfers with players going in and out.

“But we can’t use that as an excuse. Instead, we should see it as a challenge and we must try to do it quickly.”

Solbakken admits there is a sizeable void to be filled to mix the British and overseas cultures.

“The British and foreign players have to adapt to new challenges and a different way of playing football,” said the Norwegian.

“It’s easy to see in training that there’s a gap in thinking between the foreign players and some British-based players.

“So that’s the challenge now, because both cultures have something good – and if we can get it right, it will be very good.”

Midfielder Karl Henry is set to return to the starting line-up, while Razak Boukari looks like starting from the bench.

Solbakken said there would be changes from the team beaten 3-1 at Cardiff.

“There might be one, two or three changes,” he said.

But he hinted Georg Margreitter may have to continue his watching brief.

“He has to be patient but he can also go in,” he said. “But he also has to adapt to the English game.

“Georg cost about £500,000 and he’s very much a man for the future.

“He’s a natural leader and I think he’ll be a very good player for Wolves in the long and short-term future.”

Comments for: "Wolves have no excuses now admits Stale Solbakken"

Richard

Well done Stale.

This is the very first interview when you have not name-checked Fletcher, Jarvis & Kightly.

Wolves fans do not respect excuses. Please never mention them again.

We are in it to win it. From now. With what you have got. From now. Starting tomorrow.

Move on. Move up. Move forward.

Trysull/\_/\olf

But if we don't win in September I'm sure somebody will think of one!

Anyway, I'm still more confident than I was for most of last season so onwards and upwards.

Still waiting for news of:

Director of Football

Assistant Manager/Coach

Sports Psychologist

LOAN DEFENDERS

Loan Strikers

*************************

4th Generation Wolves Fan

Silver Wolf

Best of luck, Ståle. The next week looks to be very important in the development of your new team, and let's hope the players have the nous to be able to adapt from the 'up and under' hoofball we've seen for some time from Wolves, to something more capable of being successful in the Prem, as and when we get back there.

Wulvzs

How many players do we have for the future?

How about some players for the present!

Doyler!

Agree, yes there are no excuses. We need that winning formula and anything short of three points tomorrow and still no loanees coming in

will prove yet once again how inferior our defence is and urgently needs sorting out.

I don't expect Leicester to be a pushover but

a win is a must to get the team going.

Come on you Wolves!

In Stale we trust!

Brightonwolf

Went to Brighton

Watched Brighton stuff Sheff Weds last night, full stadium 27k, great football, sussex real ale, fantastic ground and atmosphere...top of the league! Poyet has got the team working well. I only wish it was Wolves, Mox and Morgs this is how a good football club is run, look and learn! No more excuses, not good enough!

garry

I really don't know what to make of our Mr Solbakken yet.

Whilst in his interiews and post match comments I find myself agreeing with most that he has to say, something that was'nt that common with Mick and NEVER with Conner.

Yet I find his confidence in our defence just baffling.

Admittedly I don't watch them training where they may be awsome and then suffer from something similar to stage-fright on match days I just don't know.

Still time will tell.

Leon

That just changed the maths of how much Moxey has hidden in his big trousers, another 1.5 million just appeared. I am getting a little tired of this "For us it’s different than for others, because we’re having to build a new team" We are not the only team that has to integrate new players and a new manager. But we seem to be making a worse job of it than at other teams, who have had changes over the summer.

Tipton Wolves

Good there can be no excuses if wolves failed to get a win against Leicester so let get a win for wolves and start building a winning momentum before the top teams start running away from us.

CastleValeWolves

So out of the £22.5m we have received over the summer - with an extra £6m to come - we have spent less than £6m? As of last summer, I suggest that once again that the fans have been short changed. On the positive side, once we have a full strength team to pick from, we won't be far away but with the personnel available we must go with an attack minded 4-5-1? The team could look something like this:-

Ikeme Foley Margreitter/Batth Johnson Ward Boukari Henry Doumbia O'Hara Sako Doyle subs:- Hennessey Zubar Pzecko Ebanks-Blake Sigurdarsson

I would still like us to dip into the loan market but that looks unlikely when they are saying that they have 2/3 players surplus?

Wolf

I'm fed up of hearing about ones for the future, I've been hearing it for years

What about right now

Kevin Rowland circa 1980 Ohh Geno

Just seen Marcus Bent at the fish counter in asda. Possible new signing?

Wolfman

To-morrow will give the players a chance to show us what the season will be about. A win against a fancied team will kick start the season again. Come on you players, give us some goals!!

Psalm 23

My initial thoughts about Solbakken is he is the cheap option and just not good enough.

The Flying Winger

I really despair when I read that the CB we bought is one for the future!

We need the defence sorting out what is the matter with the club?

Sir Reginald is alway roite

My ex misses was one for the future but she under performed so I traded her in for a better quality and a more younger fit model. No use if you can't perform from day one. These are supposedly highly talented and well paid footballers. There is no excuse. Jamie Oliver doesn't shop at Lidl when he wants to cook a top notch meal and you can't polish a turd. Get my drift. Some players are just over rated and will always be pants. Not being negative, just tellIng the truth. The real talent has been sold. Teams weren't exactly falling over themselves to buy our other stars.

Wolvesbp

So Georg margrietter only cost £500,000 and not the 2m quoted in this paper, wolves fans being conned again.

Mills Wolf

500 k ????

i thought it was 2.2 million.

makes you wonder how much we've REALLY spent in this window.....

nedwin

At least berra is gona give 110 percent! God knows how bad he'd be if he wasn't trying, the biggest donkey since Tony Adams and David James had a love child!

the real bangkok wolf

What's the point of winning tomorrow?

Thats the point in going up?

Morgan will fill his pockets and Moxley will still be there.

Low investment in the team and wages so low knowone any good will come.

MORGAN OUT!!!!

Chillo Wolf

14 - Psalm 23

My initial thoughts are that you are a complete fool

I'm guessing like most of us you had never heard of the guy before he came to Wolves and now after 4 league games you are making snap judgements.

'just not good enough...'

Really? You can make such a claim after such a short period of time?

Think before you type, that's my advice to you.

UTW

David

So Wolves go into tomorrow's game in the relegation zone. No pressure then lads.

My concern is that there is much talk of the players from last year having a losing mentality.

Unfortunately, our new manager has come from a losing season too, taking Cologne down and leaving the club in a very mesy situation. How messy it was when he arrived is anyone's guess.

I remain concerned that this is one experiment too far.

7 new signings - they can't all be playing regularly, because we have a huge squad. Will we see a team drawn together or one that grows apart, with a manager managing in England for the first time?

Most other clubs have got their players to gel - why is that an excuse at WWFC?

What experience does Johan Lange have to be an Assstant Manager? If we are seeking a coach does that mean that Lange won't be doing any coaching?

Tomorrow is a very big game - we're already 6 points behind automatic promotion.

Yes - I know there are plenty of games to go and some teams will falter but how will it help the team to settle, if we lose again (or draw) tomorrow?

I want to be positive but don't see much to be positive about - let's get behind the lads tomorrow.

David

golden blood

Bring Mick for gods sake.

Mick pulled a team of 5 first teasers and a bunch of kids together and got us in the play offs before blasting us up as champions.

That's how you do it Stale. Stop trying to make everything so bloody complicated. And stop speaking in riddles.

English Exile

Never mind we are SOLVENT....

English Exile

Moxey joined Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. as Chief Executive in June 2000,

We had finished the season in May 2000 in 7th place.

Today we are 23rd in the SAME division.

NOW JEZ SPELL OUT TO US SUPPORTERS WHAT YOU HAVE ACHIEVED IN YOUR 12 GLORIOUS YEARS WITH US.

Jez will point to money in the bank BUT believe it or not Jez I would swap places with Man United with all there debt than be where we are.

IT IS TIME TO GO JEZ

English Exile

Bottom of the table 6 pointer coming up next week......

soggy_wolf

Am I back in the Hoddle era again?

JIWAL

Totally agree, no more excuses, although I'm sure plenty will be found after tomorrow

jimmy's paige

I said it when we were back in the Premiership. We had no right to be there, that we would freefall through the divisions and be around midway in Div 1. We are a club run to make money for the directors and shareholders. They are happy to be getting parachute payments, selling on players bought cheap for profit at the sake of the club - but keeping their heads above water. A bit like ants milking aphids. We are happy in the Championship - it suits the mindset of the directors although they may be gettting a little bit worried how its going right now. No, I'm afraid there is no ambition with the people in charge there - look at the money they have have had in and then they buy mediocre unheard of players for about a couple of million. Wow! Sad days at the Mol. Poorly run - for fans enjoyment - well run to line the pockets of those in charge. Wolves 0 - Leicester 1

WesternIslesScotwolf

Here's one for the present: a young man that scored yet again today (2 goals) and was voted Scottish Premier League Player of the Month. His name? Leigh Griffiths. His parent club? Wolves. He's only committed to Hibs (second top in SPL)until January. Go get him then Stale!!

ModWolf

Tomorrow will be a massive indicator of whats ahead. Everyone should be settled, had a break and fit. Coaches have done their work, players understand the system, the Captain is on the field!! All good!! Win & here we go ....lose & we have a big job & problem on our hands. Forever lights out V PSV....

bilodave

Is Stale trying to tell us we are being lied to about how much we have spent? We were told Margreitter was £2m at the time of his purchase now its £500k? Can the E&S try to find out whats going on please? If Stale's being short changed so are we all.

khs

ikeme

ward !!!!

JOHNSON

?

foley

henry

doumbia

siggy

sako

ebanks

doyle.

do-ohh

oh no, the Austrian is yet another 'one-fo-the-future' - as in not-good-enough. So file him alongside that guy we pay to play for Hibs, Adam Hamill (who was player of the match for Huddersfield today) and a zillion others. The only one-for-the-future we ever actually had playing regularly in the team in the last two decades was Michael Kightly, whowas playing from about two minutes after he arrived... Basically I'm saying, we haven't got time, or evidence, to suggest waiting to players to be good enough is a good plan... the expensive youth set up is for those ones. If we are buying players they need to be good enough NOW!

Alan in Cyprus

Next-to-bottom this morning. We need nine points from the next three games if we are going anywhere (up) this season.

Not too confident that we can do this.

1959 WOLF

No manager will do any good at Molineux until the club ethos changes. This is the ethos of laid back, easy come - easy go, not particularly serious, if we win, fine, if not, ah well there's always next week. The manager is a good mate who calls you by pet names. In other words, for years the atmosphere and attitude has been compacency big time. Playing for Wolves is no big deal, it's just a cash cow provided by the fans and a short cut to an easy life and new swanky car.

As soon as any new player arrives at Molineux he picks up on the attitude of easy street and falls into the Molineux comfort zone.

If Stale can act like Fergusson, remove the comfort zone, get them playing like it's important, we will be well on the way to promotion.

sd

right then here is what i guarantee our beloved ceo and chairman will say in the not too distant future.. more pr rubbish see what you think :

This is how this Seasons Moxey ‘ExcusaThon’ will broadly pan out

- Oct/Nov/Dec: Various leaks to the E & S ..’hinting’ at a busy window of strengthening in January

- Jan .. A quiet Window passes with little activity, as Moxey says its proven difficult to attract Players to a Lower Mid Table Championship Club..especially during Mid Season.

- Jan/Feb A very Early ‘Early Bird’ with promises of 100% effort till its mathematically impossible to reach play offs.

- June ..Moxey warns that falling attendences & revenue, mean the club has to cut its cloth accordingly .Also with the declining rates of parachute payment, we need to expect a quiet, frugal Summer

Hey Presto..the £20-£25 mill unspent from Fletch & Jarvo Vanishes

All these continual failings at every key point in the cycle of Football Decison Making over a Season, come at a massive financial cost.

the club is rotten to the core and the sooner the BLINKERED SUPPORTERS REALISE THIS the sooner we can oust moxey !

moxey out and morgan wheres the real money gone ?

Solentwolves

@ 23 - David. Cologne before Solbakken? You query what state it was in? Very messy it would seem - a yo-yo club with about 6 coaches since 2006 and a previous relegation to this one in that time.I would say Stale had the dice loaded against him when he went there.

sd

right then here is what i guarantee our beloved ceo and chairman will say in the not too distant future.. more pr rubbish see what you think :

This is how this Seasons Moxey ‘ExcusaThon’ will broadly pan out

- Oct/Nov/Dec: Various leaks to the E & S ..’hinting’ at a busy window of strengthening in January

- Jan .. A quiet Window passes with little activity, as Moxey says its proven difficult to attract Players to a Lower Mid Table Championship Club..especially during Mid Season.

- Jan/Feb A very Early ‘Early Bird’ with promises of 100% effort till its mathematically impossible to reach play offs.

- June ..Moxey warns that falling attendences & revenue, mean the club has to cut its cloth accordingly .Also with the declining rates of parachute payment, we need to expect a quiet, frugal Summer

Hey Presto..the £20-£25 mill unspent from Fletch & Jarvo Vanishes

All these continual failings at every key point in the cycle of Football Decison Making over a Season, come at a massive financial cost.

the club is rotten to the core and the sooner the BLINKERED SUPPORTERS REALISE THIS the sooner we can oust moxey !

moxey out and morgan wheres the real money go