Wolves 2 Leicester 1

Wolves held on for their second win of the season after Leicester pushed them all the way at Molineux this afternoon.

Wolves held on for their second win of the season after Leicester pushed them all the way at Molineux this afternoon.

Paul Konchesky’s 35-yard piledriver triggered a nervous last 20 minutes for Stale Solbakken’s side who were cruising after Sylvan Ebanks-Blake (13) headed Wolves in front and former Leicester defender Richard Stearman (20) doubled their lead.

Wolves were fairly untroubled and in control until Konchesky’s goal out of the blue, but lived dangerously as David Nugent headed inches wide, substitute Martyn Waghorn drilled against the post and fellow replacement Anthony Knockaert saw two efforts blocked for the visitors in a late siege.

Victory eased some of the tension building as Wolves, who were left second bottom at the start of play, face two away games in the next six days at Ipswich on Wednesday and Peterborough on Saturday.

Solbakken made two changes from the side beaten 3-1 at Cardiff two weeks ago.

Richard Stearman and Karl Henry returned at the expense of Ronald Zubar and Dave Edwards.

Henry took the armband from Kevin Doyle, but while Edwards dropped to the bench, there was no place in the 18 for Zubar, who paid the price for giving away a soft penalty at Cardiff and a below-par performance by losing his ever-present record in the Championship so far this season

Also on the bench for the first time in the Championship were new signings Georg Margreitter and Razak Boukari, in place of Danny Batth and Anthony Forde, while Bjorn Sigurdarson also returned to the 18 at the expense of Frank Nouble.

Fit-again Kevin Foley, in the squad for the first time this season, completed the bench.

Wolves took the lead with the first serious attack of the game.

And it exposed a setpiece weakness in the Leicester ranks which they went on to exploit again.

Ben Marshall tripped Tongo Doumbia, who had used his strength to outmuscle Daniel Drinkwater, to concede a cheap free kick 35 yards out.

Bakary Sako swung in the setpiece and Ebanks-Blake powered home a header into the roof of the net from inside the six-yard box for his third goal of the season.

The impressive Kevin Doyle, who looked hungry for action and goals after early buffetings from the two Leicester centre-halves, then had keeper Kasper Schmeichel at full stretch to tip away his left-foot curling shot that appeared to be heading for the top corner.

And from the resulting corner hoisted in by Sako, Wolves made it 2-0.

Doyle glanced the ball on at the near post and Stearman – playing against his old club for the first time - crashed home a left-foot volley which flew in off the underside of the bar.

The goal settled Wolves, but they had to be alert and indeed, keeper Carl Ikeme had to be at his best as he pulled off a superb one-handed save to deny a rising left-foot drive from Marshall that was tipped over the bar.

Ikeme, who had a loan spell at Leicester in 2010-11, was in less dramatic action when he made a falling save from the same player from 22 yards.

Doyle was then denied twice within a matter of seconds as the Ireland international galloped onto a superb through pass from Ebanks-Blake.

Holding off a defender, he forced Schmeichel to smother then saw his tight-angled follow-up blocked by Wes Morgan.

Little had been seen of the Leicester attack for some time but they broke in an isolated move just before half-time with Nugent whistling a rising, first-time shot well over the bar after a diagonal ball from Lloyd Dyer.

Wolves created the first opening of the second half when Sako’s up-and-over-the-wall free kick was tipped wide by Schmeichel.

And the home side continued to hold the upper hand into and through the middle part of the half without really looking like adding to their two goals.

Sako forced Schmeichel into another diving save with an angled shot after the French winger had little other option with no support.

Leicester began to show signs of recovery and produced two half chances through substitute  Knockaert, both of which were blocked by Christophe Berra.

But it took a goal out of the blue from the visitors for the game to really burst into life again.

And Konchesky’s strike was out of this world, as the former Liverpool and Fulham left-back let fly from fully 35 yards with a shot that ripped into the top corner of the net to give Ikeme no chance.

The goal inspired the previously flat Foxes and Nugent saw a header trickle agonisingly wide with Ikeme looking unsure as to whether it would creep in or not, before substitute  Waghorn drilled against the base of the post.

Wolves were close to a third goal gift in the last seconds of normal time as substitute Sigurdarson’s cross was tapped along the goal-line by Liam Moore, only for Schmeichel to calmly take control.

But despite a few anxious moments at the death in the five minutes of time added on, Wolves held on for their second win of the season.

Comments for: "Wolves 2 Leicester 1"

Quentin Quidco

Where's the money gone Morgan and Moxey ?

Why the same defence as the last miserable pathetic season ?

Why build a bigger North Bank for smaller crowds ?

Why appoint a manager with no English managerial experience ?

Answers please ..

Welsh Wolf

Mr. Moxey said Quote " We shall SPEND ALL the money incoming from transfers on NEW PLAYERS" so perhaps he will SPEND it in JANUARY window to TRY and fend off relegation AGAIN.

Leon

We was awful most of the match, disjointed is the best word I can come up with, we was lucky to get the 2 goals from corners, we just got worse as the match went on. I am highly surprised we did not lose.. I really can't find much comfort out of the display, bar we got the points.. Where is this passing football, because all I see is backwards passes and long balls forward.. No better than Mick McCarthy did.. We have 2 small strikers, how the heck are they supposed to deal with aimless punts forward.. I am glad we got the points, but there is not much hope with the display..

puzzled

1 errr - didn't we win?

Tipton Wolves

This is just the result wolves needed now we can build on this win though we could've score another goal for sense of security instead of defending the onslaught.

Upward and onwards the wolves.

Alan in Cyprus

Oh dear!

Our defensive frailties were there for the world to see today. Second half we were awful, no midfield whatsoever.

Stale...don't unpack both your bags, you may not be here very long on these performances.

paignton wolf.

No wander they struggle to win games they can't remember which colour they play in.As for Henry being man of the match well thats a joke.Leicester were the better team.

English Exile

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear, it's going to be a long hard season with NO chance of promotion.

POSITIVES? ONE

The result.

Lets just hope we haven't used all this seasons luck today.

Looking forward to all the jokers replying on here telling us what a great performance it was.

AucklandKiwiWolf

Currently in Wolverhampton.Saw the game.All i can say is a win is a win-3 points.The same old problems in defence and midfield are still there.I do not have high hopes for Wolves this season.

Wolves B

Firstly, Quidco, go away you muppet.

Some good performances today, a few of the players looked tired in the last 20 and we gave the ball away to freely but overall, the work in progress is showing some good signs.

Be interesting to see how we deal with the next few weeks, I am expecting regular changes to keep people fresh, it will be a real sign of how the players are taking to Stale and his ways on the training ground.

A wins a win, I'm not complaining.

WurzelWolf

It's coming, it'll take time.

Trust in Stale.

johnnyb

what a shambles again and what a lucky win the midfield was pathetic even with the return of henry thought both seb and doyler had good games kept going but did get much support from midfield.

the back 4 was again lacking in who was marking who i notice that danny baith was not even on the bench maybe he is on his way out. good luck danny you will never get a chance at wolves .

think also this manager is a waste of space wants to go to specsavers if he cant see whats wrong with this team.

no hope

ye we won but come on wid this defence, have we really got a chance!!

we cant pass the ball 5 yards

cant keep clean sheets

when we get the ball its like a hot potatoo no one wonts it.

the list is endless

just cba

god help uss

old wulf

For goodness sake why wasn't Ismail on the bench. Ideal game to give him a chance and make him part of the first team set up. All you see are the same old faces who even when brought on will never have that little bit of skill that can change a match. Why on earth are Wolves afraid to give young players a chance?

spanish ray

Well said No.1.These two have no idea on how to run a football club.It`s about time they sold up and got out for everyone`s sake.You cannot run a successful club with the defenders we have or on loan signings.As you say WHERE HAS THE MONEY GONE?

johnnyrichards

Why don't you shut up Quentin!?

Jersey

I have very mixed feelins about our new 'foreign legion', all of whom are comfy on the ball, can dance a bit with it and do fancy flicks, but the physical strength side of the game is lacking. So thank God for Henry, Ward, Stearman, Berra and especially Johnson, who are the opposite, and won us the game today.

20k show aye gr8

Just about stayed in it but managed to leap up 8 places.

We look poor after 40 minutes as always just like the rest of the stadium.

Dan X

Let's see, Quentin:

1. We've spent plenty, and no doubt saved some to re-invest in the club. There's a limit to how much spending you can do in the Championship: great players won't come and signing more £2-3m players would have meant such a drastic overhaul that they probably wouldn't have gelled as a team (Leciester, last season; Wolves under McGhee).

2. I don't know if you noticed, but the defence was pretty good today. Players' confidence can improve, and players can get better through coaching. We've signed other defenders and they'll improve the quality of the squad and may push for starting places too.

3. It's part of a long-term strategy. If Morgan was in this for the quick fix, why would he have invested something that will only see returns after years? And it's not like getting relegated (and so having smaller crowds) was part of the plan, is it? Matchday revenue is vital for clubs to compete and the new North Bank will give Wolves that.

4. Who, exactly, did you want? Dave Bassett? There are numerous cases of managers coming from abroad to do well in England.

Doyler!

Three points in the bag. Well done lads but we are still frail in defence. The gap betsween the midfield and defence especially in the second half caused some sloppy defending. We still need to sharpen up and the long ball up yet again fell mostly to the opposition. We should be playing it on the ground more. Johnson had a decent game so did Berra. It needs to be crisper, sharper passing from the back and midfield. Doyle was on his arse more times than i care to think about but SEB held it up okay. His goal was a good poacher goal. Stearman played ok but is it work to be done or bring loanees?

Ipswich will be a tough game and then a following game next week! Some of them looked tired.

Siggy needs to up it a bit i can understand Stale not playing him from the off. It's looking like we need an imposing striker as well. Wouldn't be surprised if Doyle is injured after the pasting he took today.

A result at Ipswich and we are on the up.

Well done lads but there is more needed!

UTW

The Flying Winger

A game of two halves as they say, after a nervous first twenty mins for the defence again, (no surprise there) we settled into some good play.

The new signings look as though they will be very good.

I am pleased that SEB & Doyle are starting to play well, especially SEB who looks better with each game, McCarthy please note two strikers!!!

Then second half it went pear shaped again, if we don't get a LB & RB, defensive midfield player we are on a hiding to nothing.

Same old play fell back and gave them oceans of room at which to run at us, how they never won is a mystery.

The room they were given in the two wings was disgraceful, Stearman is NOT a LB.

What Henry was supposed to be doing today was beyond me, his normal negative play nearly gave away two goals and he set up numerous attacks against us by playing our players into trouble or giving the ball away, and of course argued with his booking.

Then we put Edwards on to partner him, master stroke!!!!!!!!!!!1

Johnson & Berra had a decent game today, but we still need a CB, when is the new guy going to play?

As soon as we can Moxey and Morgan have to release money for more players or we will spend the season in the relegation zone.

Lucre Dinero

NO1 QUENTIN, You're wasting your time lad. You'll get no change out of those two on this thread.

Noisy

On the plus side WE WON! Goals for two of the players who take most stick on here and we went up 13 positions in the league. Karl Henry made a great return and I still like the look of Doumbia.

On the negative side, I can't remember the last game where we scored and didn't concede. We rode our luck for the last half hour and I can't really see any progress in the way we are playing. Stale obviously said 'keep the ball', but we were rolling passes around instead of pinging them.

Dav Sierra Leone

Quentin, have you ever been to Molineux? If so don't bother again.We don't need people like you. How about some positiveness and support. Typical forum writer from the comfort of your armchair eh? Shout your dog, he might bring you your slippers.

KEEP THE FAITH.

UTW.

Tomwolf

I thought we deserved the 3pts today, but it was a very hard earned win in the end. In the first half we looked comfortable, with Doyle and SEB, working very hard, and holding the ball up well. But in the second half, i thought a different team had come out. We seemed much slower to the ball,and easily pushed off it,backing off far too much. But their was some very good performances, especially in our normally weak defence. Johnson,Berra,Ward got in some great blocks, to deny goalscoring chances. And although a couple of his forward passes were poor, i thought Karl Henry was excellent. It was a far better performance than the Derby match, and our new players seem to be settling in better, its still very early days, so as long we keep performing like we did in the first half, i think we shall win far more than we lose.UTW: Nice to see Sir Jack there too.

theone2k10

no.1 Quentin. Really , really , REALLY! We don't need negative fans like you so buzz of and support tesco or summat you aint wanted at Wolves.

Chris

good result but we were poor second half and couldn't complain if Leicester scored 2 or 3. the defence looks clueless under pressure and Sako doesn't loo match fit.

We need to improve quickly to make anything out of this season

coseley dave

why do idiots come on here the team and the manager need suppourt.You can see signs of impovement leicester are a good team and are the bookies favourites i enjoyed the game today.its still work in progress.

macwulf

#1. Did we just win? Moaning does no good whatsoever? We won 2-1..live a little.

Bricks and Mortar

Hard earned victory im glad they never brought jermaine beckford on. New faces needed we lack quality in midfield and give the ball away far too easy.

James Foley

Sako looked very jaded towards the end so will need to up his fitness levels and I was impressed with Bjorn when he came on apart from one sloppy pass from him and the team still need to learn how to close down games because we still were giving it away in the easiest of situations, Tongo Doumbia is a very bright prospect for the season and him and Karl Henry's partnership in the middle will surely get better and better with more games. Ebanks-Blake and Doyle still need to find the killer touch but overall both impressive and Pzeko did a good job as well. Berra and Johnson look a little bit more solid but still have us all biting our finger nails. Stearman was solid, Ward was hardly in the game and Ikeme was a brick wall in the net!!! COME ON YOU WOLVES

Stafford DeWolf

Scrappy win, defence played well with Zubar removed, but only Henry showed up in midfield. Might begin to look solid with Ward removed. No revolution, just same old same old with inferior players. Can't believe we've handed over £2.5 million for Sigurdarson. We need to hang on to Seb and Berra somehow. All so disappointing.

karlwolves

where are all the S.E.B knockers now, watych him take off then see me collect my ££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££

Clontarf Wolf

Quintin, Why bother writing if you've nothing good to say. It's early days and things will improve. We've just beaten Leicester, who were pre-season favourites for the title. RJ is playing his best football since joining Wolves and our new boys are beginning to settle in. Something tells me you're an albion fan in disguise. You're not an albion fan from Bridgnorth by any chance are you?

Wolfie_AR

Why are some supporters so fickle?

What we agree on. Defence needs to be updated. January Transfer window is the opportunity to do so, unless there are some good loan signings in our future.

Stale needs time to get the players playing as a team under a new style of play for most of them. His new signings are looking very good.

IMO, TC was having a negative effect on the team both mentally and with his training regime. Since his firing, Stale now has his team, his management and I believe things will be looking up from now on.

A few hiccups here and there but if we can get some solid defenders in there we should be a very good team.

tacman

Lucky Wolves

Lucky Wolves

Lucky Wolves

Lucky Wolves

But I'd Take a lucky win any day.

Now push on.

ken wolf

Re # 1

You'll never get any answers , because the age old love of money is ever present .

As it stands this "Wolves" team will never win anything , not a thing .

So lucky with todays result . Outplayed completely and how often will they steal a game like that ?

Depression plus !!!

Bearwood Wolf

POST 1. We won enjoy the moment u muppet

SEATTLE WOLF

Yes! Will take three points by any means and methods possible. Well done, Wolves!

The Real London Wolf

#1 Quentin

Simplistic negative comments.

It's great to get a win! We have a LONG way to go BUT we are moving upwards.

1) We need to rebuild damaged morale & to get used to winning.

2) The team needed to get promotion is different from the one we need to stay up.

3) Hence we need a "War Chest" to buy when we need to AND to pay the wages to attract new Premier players. That's where SOME of the money needs to go!

4) Stale has made a good start - it is too early days to comment on how he is performing. Yours is a "Knee Jerk" reaction.

5) The answer to your questions are that it's time for you to support a different team.

UTW

Kinver Wolf

The cup truly is half empty isnt't it #1? Why are you complaining about winning!? Perhaps try getting behind the team and stop moaning about everything. Dropping down a division and losing your star players is a tough challenge, SS seems to have a good strategy and is making the team (and setup his own). Please change the very annoying broken record and actually support your team.

Mossman

Something to 'build' on !!!!

A win is a win. It could have gone the way it went against Derby. Until we learn how to hold the ball with simple passes all over the pitch and not keep giving the ball away we will only be as good as the other poor teams in this division. I think as well as a replacement for TC we also need a new fitness manager as well. They don't look fit in the second half of games to me.

Time will tell if the new manager is any good.......Should be in the top two by Christmas

Pembrokeshire Wolf

(1) Quentin - I thought the topic here was today's match......... Did you see it and have you got anything constructive to say about it? Fans like me who live a long way away and do not have Sky rely on this site to find out what the match was like, who played well etc.

Muzza's mumblings

Decent first half by wolves but the 2nd half show how flawed we are,I am not keen on the defence playing such a high line with players lacking pace, our passing at times was bad too many times we gave the ball away....we had a corner and free kick within the space of a couple of minutes where it could have been whipped into the box second half but a short pass was chosen and possesion lost by giving the ball away..why do that when our goals came from putting the kicks into the area??

still a lot of work to be done but glad of the win....

Molineux Max

Two poor sides, exciting game, but disappointed with the size of crowd.

The thing that stood out for me was the lack of quality-both Wolves and Leicester. Wolves goals came from set pieces and Leicester's from a 'freak' shot.

Hope we get nowhere near promotion this season as we simply aren't good enough.

Johnny

Game of two halves. We thoroughly deserved our lead at half-time but the second-half was a real nerve-jangler in the end.

The substitution of Doumbia gave them the initiative and we tired visibly - still 3 points are most welcome!

Good to see Henry back as he makes a big difference and the two front lads played well but I thought Johnson was MOTM for his second half performance,despite a return to his arguments with team mates -notable Sako who he gave a few rockets to.

WVWolf

Stop moaning, we won. Win again in the week & we'll be in the top 6. Up the WOLVES!!!!

Sir Billy Quiet

1. Quentin Quidco - I don't think Moxey and Morgan read these comments so you won't be getting an answer anytime soon.........quite simply you are wasting your time posting such rubbish questions on a chat site.

I do hope you feel better slagging off the Wolves on a public forum - well done - join English Exile, Vindaloopi, sd and wanderer in eire in standing up for the strange theory that slagging off the club and players actually improves team performance.

Good win today - well done lads.

Supporting Wolves is for life not just the Premiership.

Ironbridge wolf

First game this season players don't look like they can go for 90 mins need to get fitter quickly also 2-0 up come out 2 nd half and drop back 15 yards no change there . Ground very quite think that is to do with lack of trust with owner and CEO hope things improve was not the same as when MM took over, feel quite sad that we Wolves fans don't feel quite the same ad we used too. UP THE WOLVES

Jake

Quentin

1) its in the bank - it hasnt vanished into thin air. If we spent £30m in the Chumpionship we would be a laughing stock.

2) Because the ones we paid good money for and who are on good contracts wont leave.

3) Because if you want to be a bigger club at some point we need a bigger ground.

4) Because you lot turned your noses up at Bruce.

Stato's Boring Brother

A hard fought victory in a difficult match against a physical Leicester side. Thank goodness Karl Henry was back to add a bit of weight to midfield and he was helped by Peszko "putting in a shift" as MM would have said.

I've just got back and had chance to watch the foul on Peszko and I thought that it deserved a penalty as there was definitely contact in spite of what that moron said on Sky.

I thought that our problems started as the new signings began to tire and were unable to help the defence against Leicester who got up a head of steam.

I look on this as a "glass half full" sort of performance and rather than labeling it as our second win of the season we should be saying maintained our unbeaten home record. Things will get better as the new signings settle in, build their match fitness and get used to the pace of the championship.

P Blakemore

Who wrote this article I have never seen a team 2 goals up with less confidence.

Wolves were totally unable to keep the ball and were outplayed throughout the second half and very lucky to win.

No creativity in midfield.

It looks like a long frustrating season.

PRBWOLVES

Dave O

great 3 pts but i still aint coming back till Moxey is gone.

Well Done lads

Solentwolves

Well done, lads. The win cheered me up no end. The next two games are also winnable - go for it! (Keep working on the defence, Stale). UTW

Whisper Wolf

Tongo Doumbia is our Toure and will only get better

UTW

WOLVES R WE

Firstly 3 points are most welcome,

I thought on the whole we were very lucky that they did not put there chances away. we gave the ball away all the time, passing or controlling the ball should be worked on in training. Beara and Johnson had good games, center midfied none again. Please dont say we won because of henry the sooner he goes the better along with a few others,

UTW

Old Gold Portion of Chips

A good win after a very tough battle . It will take time but I reckon we'll be in the mix at the end of the season.There is obvious potential in the new players.

Mike T

A lucky win to say the least. But lets say well done to the defence for holding out.

Karl Henry was immense in the middle although he tired towards the end as did many others most notably Sako. Consequently Wolves gave the ball away too many times.

I am concerned that we look to build attacks with long balls to Doyle & E-Blake and invariably lose second ball as the opposition soon realise how we play.

Sako does not have 90 minutes in him and is no Jarvis. He tired badly in the last 20 minutes and was no help to Ward. Peszko looks a waste of money and it is too early to comment on Boukhari. Sigurdarson showed some talent, which will be needed as Doyle and E-B cannot play every game, before he also gave the ball away.

It looks as though it going to be a tough season and top six looks very unlikely.

Suffolkwolf

The positives:

We held on and gained three points.

Thought Johnson and Berra played okay apart from getting beat by balls over the top. Doumbia had a solid game and SEB scored.

Now the worrying parts:

Ward was average, Henry gave the ball away too easily, Peszco was rubbish and should have closed their left back down prior to their goal. Doyle spends more time won the ground than on his feet. Bako is clearly not fit enough and Edwardes was appalling. We lost our shape in the second half and what summed it up was Stearman bombing forward in the 94th minute when he should have been holding his defensive position.

Now all you happy clappers, let me finish this thread. I'm right behind Stole but have no idea what he is trying to do. The formation and tactics appear to be right out of the MM play book. Pass it around at the back and hoof it forward. I haven't seen anything different. If anyone else has let me know. The problem is, the current players are not as good as the last lot and it didn't work the.

What I would like to know is why JM and SM chose SS and how does he think we will ever get promoted playing the way we do with the players we have.

ian

why on earth did we slack off after the first half same old ways pass backing football Henry man of the match biggest joke of them all Roger johnson for me should be captain again get ward and Doyle out of team useless especially Doyle

about time Nouble had his chance surely Elokobi or Foley can play left back every opposition gets pass ward easy has pie no improvement im afraid bring in Beckford or Jones from stoke on loan we need quality strikers that will stay in the box Doyle his a headless chicken Nice to see Jack Hayward today shame Morgan and Moxey I taking this club to the gutter wheres all the money gone moxey Go compare look a like get rid of him Morgan his taking all the money spend big in January or face losing more fans already 10,000 short today we should get at least a run of wins together or if we dont league 1 here we come have Ince has assistant and sign His son and have Craddock has defensive coach and Big matt has Goalkeeping coach and have Bully teach the strikers how to score clinical goals.

rowley wolf

well done wolves 3 much needed points,but now we need 2 move on 2 next game,ipswich & peterborough coming up r must win 2 get us among the pack at the top.....good performance 2day 1st half but 2nd half midfield waz sloppy give the ball away cheaply at time & wingers did not track bk 2 helf defence,i see alot of people banging on bout defence again but they played well,stearman looks better option at right bk than zubar,wardy done ok and im not his biggest than,& i think johnson & berra looked solid it waz the wingers not tracking bk 2nd half & sloppy passing what played us in trouble not defence,so please stop moaning,yes defence does need improving but we aint gonna get any1 any better than what we got why we r in championship so we need 2 concentrate on gettin bk up then invest in defence,at end of day johnson,stearman,berra,ward wud stroll in2 any championship team so they shud b gud enuff 4 us at this level...another player who suprised me 2day waz ebanks-blake id written him off,but gud goal & worked hard,keep it up son & lose sum weight u still dont look fit.....& b4 i forget mr henry apart from a few sloppy passes waz the general in midfield & 2dayz man of match,karl im not a fan of yours but i hope u prove me wrong.....that bein said id still think we cud add 2 the squad wud like jones & whelan from stoke....well done wolves now dont go lettin us down at ipswich!

wednesbury wolf

FOR GOD SAKE GET OFF THE PLAYERS BACK AND THE MANAGERS BACK CALL UR SELFS WOLVES FANS YES THEY PUT US ON THE EDGE BUT PLEASE BACK EM WE CANNOT DO ANYTHING TILL JAN WINDOW WERE"S THE PRAISE FOR SEB OR EVEN DOYLE THE ONLY THING WRONG WAS WHY OH WHY BOUKARI DID NOT PLAY PREZKO DID NOTHING

chris hoggard

Three welcome points.Saved by resolute defending especially the two central defenders.Real concern in midfield ,couldn't live with Leicester when they upped the tempo in second half.Are they fit enough ,Doumbia's legs gone for most of second half?Neither right winger tried looked a patch on Kightly.Sako's left foot will win us plenty of games,but again is he fit enough for 90 minutes.What did they do in the close play table tennis and go to the bookies?

Winchester Wolf

Happy with the points, but a lot of work to do. We're a million miles from being a cohesive unit that can put the opposition to bed and dominate a game. That last 30 minutes looked like we were playing Barcelona, not a poor Leicester team. Depressing how quickly we resorted to hoofball as soon as the pressure was on.

Stale has got some work to do with this lot - there were flashes of good work, you could see what he's trying to achieve with them, but my concern is the overall skill level isn't good enough to do it with this group of players.

And nothing like a televised game to empty the stadium. Looks awful half-full. Need to get the SB stand done asap to level up the ridiculous cock-eyed appearance of it. Over to you Mr Builder - how's the current account looking?

Wolves boo boy

booooooo

Ben

@1 - did we lose ?? I pretty sure we won 2-1 and the defence looked a lot better !! Only conceded to a stunner !

Jamesm

In answer to a typical wolves fan. Aka quinten

Where is money?in the bank until players who will improve to club want to come here. Not many want to play in champ. No point in spending on crap like done for years when this team should be good enough given time

Defence a lot better since zubar dropped. Today's goal could not be saved and Berra and Johnson was great. I think wards heads going though so new lb may be needed in jan

Why bigger north bank? Crowds always low in September it was needed as the corporate and entertainment facilities in molinuex are dated. The club needs to make money more than the 25 odd days a year for a few hours at a time and existing Billy wright is old compared to facilities elsewhere. Steve bull I hope is soon, if it's not rebuilt it needs a refurb which will cost millions anyway

It was a brave appointment, easy option would have been Bruce, holloway or someone else like we always do. They wanted to try and be different and in the first half today we where great and you can see the new 442/433 formation

cheshire_wolf

Why moan after a win, are you just a plant from the B&S to provoke reaction?

Give the manager, his players & the board your backing ffs, It's not worth calling yourself a Wolves fan if you dont

lee wolf

plus points:

much needed 3 points, and solid performances from the spine of the side in ikeme, johnson, henry, doyle/blake.

negative points:

the foreign legion are not up to the demands of the championship.

mid table finish at best.

CastleValeWolves

1) The defence were not at fault for the goal today - once again - it was down to the lack of a midfield! Stop talking a load of nonsense and negative claptrap!

reidmail

So Quentin, by your logic Wolves can only build things when we are top of the Premier League by 20 points !

Knock, knock !

IT'S AN INVESTMENT FOR THE FUTURE !

Putza Shiftin

Got to be satisfied with a win against decent opposition, some signs of improvement and the fact that we didn't succumb to the jitters at the end, albeit we rode our luck a little.

Still worrying that we were second best at home for most of the second half and other than the two goals it was even in the first half.

Progress all the same but nothing to suggest we will be serious contenders this year.

AP

Quentin Quidco:

You sir are an idiot.

Q1. The money's in the bank, the team's playing ok at the minute, and when the SEVEN new signings are fully up to speed we will be playing better.

Q2 Because this defence can hold their own in the championship, unlike the EPL.

Q3 Because when we go up we'll need the extra room you moron. Its too late to build it next year...

Q4 Manager who were appointed with no previous English managerial experience....

SIR Alex Ferguson

Jose Mourinho

Arsene Wenger

Roberto Mancini

Whats your point mate?

You're clearly an idiot of truly monumental proportions, so hows about you do everybody a favour and keep it to yourself bud. Or better still get on a bus to sandwell and take you BS with you.

Thank you, and kind regards,

AP

The Flying Winger

Listening to Stale, our players were tired in the second half, why is the opposition never tired?

We have heard this excuse season after season.

How many games have we played?, how many weeks since we played?

Come on someone get a grip, if we are tired now I hate to think how tired we will be at the end of the week!

karlwolves

WHERE are all the S.E.B KNOCKERS NOW,couple more games he will be on fire and end of season i will be colleting my ££££££££££££

smithy

Had my mates ticket today as he was on Holiday First half o.k. Second half awful, Defence kept backing of when they ran at us and panicked with crosses and any time they got in our goal mouth to be honest Leicester were poor,And could have won this with a bit of luck.Although we won,You could sense the frustration on the South bank with such chronic defending the Wolves defence were even argueing with each other for sometime at one point after an average cross in the box was not met by any of them Stale if you were worth your salt you should have sorted this by now,But it still seems to go on.Acres of space down the left and right wings and yet we try and pass in a small area and continue to give the ball away with ease.Nice stuff if we could keep the ball but we can't.

1959 WOLF

A win is a win but very unconvincing. Same style of hoof, head and hope as under McMuppet. Passes going astray but defence marginally better. Not the new dawn expected so far.

Sydney_wolf

How about some credit where credit is due?

One swallow doesnt make a summer but it was a hard grafted victory and the new boys did fantastic and yes a goal was conceded but it was really well taken and not many defences would have done better in that situation.

UTW and whingers sod off

khs

1.quentin quidco!!!!! more like poundstretcher.

wba lose and wwfc win, normal service has resumed. lol

Sir Reginald is always roite

It would be fair to say that had Leicester put their shooting boots on, we would have lost this game. Pleased to get the 3 points but we really made hard work of it. Gave the ball away too cheaply at times. We need to learn how to control the game and shut it down once we are in a winning positon. We seem to put pressure on ourselves defending too deep inviting wave after wave of attack.

Onwards and upwards though.

UTW

PRBWOLVES

Has anyone seen a team with a 2 goal lead play with less confidence?

Do not really agree with article,totally outplayed in second half and very lucky to win.

As last year outplayed in midfield, no playmaker! Lots of effort but not enough craft.

sue

I for one thought Blake and Doyle played well, great to see Blake looking like something of old!! Defence looked better and great to see Henry back(don't care what anybody says we look better with him) but I also thought some players looked tired which they shouldn't be got 3 games this week and had 2 weeks off...

Albrightondek

If Leicester are supposed to be one of the favourites for promotion, then Wolves can take a lot of comfort from this win.

Our first half performance was perhaps the best we have shown this season. Even the start of the second half was'nt too bad.

The turning point for me revolved around the substitution of Doumbia who was again very dominant alongside Henry in midfield. Then we witnessed one of the goals of the season.

After that, Leicester became stronger as Wolves became weaker. It seemed to be the new foreign recruits who were suffering most from tiredness. Sako in particular was struggling to get back and help out in defence. Too often Ward was having to defend against two attacking Leicester players.

Still, a win is a win, and we are in the top half of the table. Work in progress.

Longwalk

So lets assume for say at least 4-5 hours a day we have grown men whose profession is to pass a ball from one to another and they practice doing just that. A simple exercise really not too complicated with an added bonus if you can pass to a person with the same coloured shirt as yourself. Why do we find that so hard. Why do we luck like hopeless utd? FFS this was awful and woeful. We score of set pieces yet take a short corner and lose the ball. We have a free kick 30 yrds out and take a short free kick and lose the ball. Doyle in cloud cuckoo land. Although granted SEB for once spent more time on his feet than on the floor. How did Henry get man of the match? Dire and on the back of Cardiff just as bad. Yes a win is a win but that felt horrid and a shocker. Ipswich Wednesday Peterborough Sat. I predict we will get 0 points from those two games if we get any points I'll donate £50 to charity. BTW WWFC please sort on the website the new design is a nightmare!

Filtowolf (Bristol)

Some points from the game...

1)First half ery promising. We moved the ball well and looked as toughwe would go on and win 4 or 5 nil.I'm not a Henry fan, bu I'll give hm his due..........he played el

2) Second half was same old same old. Why is it that we can't play for 90 mins ? We looked awful. Notice when Doumbia went off (why ?) the midfield went missing and Henry reverted to type.

3) Nice to see and hear the fans taking Johnson back in to the fold. He did his job.....noting spectacular.....but he was solid. Even Stearman had a god oe at RB. Zubar watch out.

4) Despite his goal SEB needs to trim down...he looked knackered after every time he had to run more than 10 feet !!

5) Jury is still out on the season. If we carry on like tis we'll be lucky to end up mid-table. Havng said that.....we got 3 points from a less than impressive overall display.

Fingrs crossed for the rest of the season !!

Finchy

Waahhooo! a win! is always good no matter how lucky it was!

SEB did start to look tired towards the end but he played well with Doyle.

Anyone see or hear why Johnson was arguing with his teammates again? at least it shows passion I guess?

We conceded to a great strike! if it wasnt for that we would have had a clean sheet! Our defence was better but they left so much room on the wings it was very frustrating to watch! I think we can still make the playoffs and may get lucky.

I thought it was a very entertaining match only because we won, if we had lost it would have been torture!

Keep the faith!

Old Golds Worth More

The good news,Henry was back and at last, 3 points again. The bad news, still no clean sheet this season, and Henry was back! At times our midfield looked like complete strangers (which of course they still are I suppose), not once but twice in the second half, Henry played needless passes which could of (and would of, had we been playing a better team)resulted in goals for the visitors. SEB scored a nice goal and promptly went into his shell for the rest of the game as he was never a threat to their defence after that. Doyle is obvioulsly bouyed up after scoring for ROI, and put in one of his better games. Johnson was the pick of the defenders closely followed by Berra, but there was still a few panic stations moments. The Stan Cullis stand looked very good, but would have looked a lot better full of fans (other then the few) in it. All in all a satisfactory week end, but a lot more work clearly still needs to be done. I just hope we don't let the loan period go by with out getting in two or three premiership class players, we desparately need a playmaker and a good full back, and dare I say it, a striker.

simon

I saw the game on TV, we were very lucky in the end to get 3 pts.went to pieces in the 2nd half. Lost confidence and run out of legs.Leicester should have won comfortably.

i thought berra,johnson did well at the back, but otherwise we were poor defensively.

The full backs were all over the place. Pesco did his fair share of tracking back but looked shattered and had to come off for boukari. Sako was good going forward but doesnt like to track back.

I expect doyle,SEB, to defend from the front and close people down and hold the ball up, but they couldnt and it was wave after wave of leicester attacks.

Siggarson made a big difference when he came on for SEB.

I'm relieved we won, but lot of work to do.

We wont win many games home or away from if we defend as a team like this.

chris hoggard

Questions for Tim Nash (who I think does a good job reporting on the Wolves), if it was smart getting £3m for Kightly in the last year of his contract,is it so smart spending more than £3m on replacements who are not as good as Kightly? Also it would have been much smarter to have offered Kightly a longer term contract in 2011 than the one year extension then offered.An option for a second year would have been a relatively low risk option.Given how they let Mark Davies' contract run out in similar circumstances,surely they should have learn't their lesson when dealing with Kightly.PS Get Martin Swain to tell you the difference between the French and German national anthems.That is when he gets back from Walsall.

khs

to all the doom merchants, you know what your problem is don't you?

you keep comparing every performance, to the great performances of the past.

and that's the point. it's the past.

and as long as you have that mentality, you will never get anywhere .

expecting a squad in transition and new coaching staff to instantly produce barcelona type football, is to be honest, deluded.

we won, lucky or not, who really cares.

at this stage of the campaign we need the

points.

and those who just come on here just to take the proverbial, well done. fools.

thank god fulham won or those regular idiots would be on here , bragging as well.

roll on wed, utw.

JIWAL

I was there yesterday, and boy that second half was hard work, almost as if we have no belief in winning, and, how we won that game still baffles me

We have bought a right load of rubbish in Sako, Boukari and Peszko, they are clueless , aimless head down chickens, cant beat a man, can't cross from open play , and have no pace .... I despair I really do

Wont surprise me in the least if we lose at Ipswich and Peterborough, we were very lucky yetserday

Edwards? Why is he anywhere near the team still? and at least we looked marginally better without Zubar and his mistakes

Going to be a long hard season eh? What a load of rubbish the board have turned us into. Laughing stock of Midlands football

Save Our Wolves

No good having 'money in the bank' we need it on the pitch where it can make a difference.

No point trying to confuse our current crop with Barcelona dvd's - they need to get acquainted with the ball first and stop treating it like a stick of dynamite that can go off any minute.

The trouble with a 'young and hungry' transfer policy is that most of the time you'll end up with 'cheap and nasty'.

Scowling Joe

What a joke performance!! We'll be lucky to be playing championship football next season, if this shower is anything to go by.

McCartney out!! (check)

Connar out!! (check)

Moxley out!!!

Stalbokken out!!

Morgon Out!!

Imeke out!!

Farmer Ted

Why do we struggle in the second half against mediocre teams ? Fortunately Ikeme Johnson and particularly Berra were outstanding. Henry played well for an hour but struggled for the last half hour. I believe that was down to some poor substitutions. Why did Stale take off Tonga when everyone in the ground could see Sako was a spent force. Edwards made little contribution apart from giving the ball away and with Sako leaving Stearman exposed no wonder it was backs to the wall!

Siggy too failed impress and SEB was having his best game up front. Another dodgy substitution Stale.

Sir Lupi What were you saying about Berra. He's ideal in this division and his partnership with Johnson is one of the plus points of an average start to the season. Think you to reassess DON'T judge him on last season

lanemeyer

Wheres the money gone??? dribble dribble...excuse me while i wipe my mouth and get my tounge off the window.

Morgan out!...Moxley out!...i want some Indian chicken farmers in charge and i want them to spend all our money (and money we dont even have on some average journeymen) and then i want the club to go bust in a few years.....dribble dribble dribble!

boo hoo hoo...i want to win the league after 5 matches and then i want to win the premierleague next season....boo hoo hoo its not fair im so thick.

Acka

Any one who knows anything about football, will agree with me that the defence played a massive part in winning yesterday's game.The problem was with the midfield not doing there defensive jobs and giving the ball away.Dan x(19) well put.

Solentwolves

@ JIWAL - "I despair I really do". OK you were there and I wasn't. But it is only 5 games in of 46. It would be something of a miracle if Solbakken had transformed the situation in such a short time. I'm not expecting promotion this season, only improvement and progression. If that doesn't happen then I will despair also. For now, I remain optimistic. Give the guy, and the foreign players, a chance.

Karl ov Bilston.

Well now let's see, 5 games in and the same usual trash! totally devoid of any ideas with what to do with the ball.

We waste £22-000-000 on a stand we didn't need, to quote Prince Charles A MONSTROUS CARBUNCLE!! Quite where Morgan, Moxey and the other board of idiots get there ideas from is beyond me. If they want Wolves in the Premiership that money could of been better spent on some decent defenders. As for this season unless money is spent in the January transfer window then we have no chance of promotion. No it is not a god given right to be in the premier league but it is most certainly the place for any team to be and I think at best this season the play offs is the best we will do.

Midfield Wanderer

What a bunch of moaning minnies.It's a step change for Doumbia, Sako and Boukari and they've got to adapt to the intensity of the play as much as anything. If the coaching team enable them to make that transition the class is certainly there so they can stamp their mark on a game (and not just for 60mins as at present). Changing a team from backs against the wall/the Alamo/big hoof from the back into a footballing side is not a five match wonder. The much reviled Moxey wisely said it might get much worse before it gets better, and on this occasion he's probably right. I'd far rather Solbakken establishes a footballing side that can stay up because it plays with confidence and style, but it needs the supporters to back the side through the hard times. I've been watching the Wanderers since 1953 and for once I feel we are on the verge of a new dawn.

PJB

Sorry but my glass is definitely half empty.

Positives -

1. A streaky 3 points

2. When they get fit for Champoinship football the new guys look to have some potential.

3. The rehabilitation of Roger Johnson.

4. The recent departure of Connor.

5. Carl Ikeme

Negatives -

1. Despite £25 million surplus (excluding parachute payment) in the bank and 6 months to plan for this Champoinship campaign we are still seeing the same old sub standard players week in week out Ward, Henry, Stearman, Edwards, Zubar etc. with others winding down their contracts and seemingly no plans to address the situaion (a la Kightly).

2. No sign of improvemnt in playing style, backwards, sideways and hooofball.

3. Players clearly not fit enough, send Daley the same way as Connor.

4. Lack of atmosphere in ground due to many of those still turning up being disillusioned by this cynical regime.

Mssrs. Morgan & Moxey due to your unrealistic budgetary constraints over the last 2 years the club has lost it's soul and unless you have a serious change of attitude or depart then yes Jez things will get much worse before they get better. If Leiester had got the point they deserved then we would be stranded in the relegation zone with 5 games gone. Mid table obscurity at best for the foreseeable future.

Lord Molineux

A few having a go at Henry Why ?

I thought he had a decent game until we started getting overrun because Tonga was taken off (why, was he injured) Sako had stopped playing and Edwards gave the ball away too many times. No wonder he got hawks into a tangle trying to cover for them too. For me the jury is still outon the new signings apart from Tonga

The two bad boys Johnson and Berra were excellant

exWolfCub

Forget the new manager and his settling down period. Does any one think that Mancini/ Ferguson or Wenger would tolerate professional footballers who do not understand what to do? The problem Henry has is that he does not see things until they pass him by! Seb, OK in this league but in the amonst the big boys he dos not stand a chance. As pointed out. Championship games, he is OK when on his feet.At no time should the ball stop rolling, there are planty of spaces for the players with out the ball to run to, and the players with ball should have taken in their sights where they are going to pass to before they have received the ball. I some times think that if they had hit the finger with a hanmmer, it would be tomorrow before they jumped. Most of the Wolves players have been together for a long time, who would have thought it, would it be an exaggeration to say that they wait for the Tanoy system to be introduced to each other?

The mangers problem is; you can take a horse to the water but you cannot make him drink/ or should it be think?

One point to note. Hennessey wil have a problem to get his spot back, the current keeper has not let anyone down.

sd

post 93 scowling jo : albion fan my anychance?

learn to spell names correctly for a start yu illiterate imbecile

Peace in the Valley

93 Scowling Joe. You don't fool anybody with your silly spelling mistakes, we can smell steptoe a mile off. After Swansea's performance at Craven Cottage it must be hard to take a beating at Fulham.

The slide has started.

Noodle

There is some drivvle posted on here at times. We were always going to start poorly, new manager, practically new squad. Give us a chance to gel, after the xmas period, you will all be eating your own words when we become a real formidable force.

Breretonwolf

Same old idiots asking where the money has gone. They still delusionally believe that the only money spent is on transfers. Wages, admin, agents, ground staff, safety, overheads, policing, Tax,VAT, etc, etc all have to be paid. This is not Championship Manager. It is realty.

We spend thirty million on players, and who pays the rest? You really do talk like Muppets.

Neo

Great to get the win but as said up above the performance wasn't great. I can't see us winning promotion with that back four and even with Henry back the centre of midfield looks too weak. I think Stale needs to bring a fitness coach as the players looked far too lethargic in the second half. Doyle and SEB played well, although Doyle could do with staying off the floor as much as he does. Peszko is just impact player, Sako looks to be deadball specialist which we haven't had for a long time, he'll get better as will Doumbia when they fully get into tune with the English game.

Grogphil

Great three points against one of the top Championship teams.

We need two or three players! Yes like every other team in this division.

To all the Boggy fans stick to your own report.

3 nil.

We got solbakken the club

JIWAL , please get down the quacks kid and sort this depression out. It's either a medical condition or a very good act cos you bin the same since one of the first editions of 'A Load Of Bull'. I know your a very staunch wolf but if you wanna swap the team about please tell us who you,d bring in. Have we got the strength in depth to better what's out there already? I'm still convinced that this gaffa knows what's needed and will strengthen again in January .

As for Kightly, if he's a premier league player then I'm slimmer of the year! Dragged off again this week and marked in the paper as ineffective . Best bit of business this season cos he's another one who thinks he's better than he is,but as the old saying goes..proof of the pudding is in the eating...Talkin of food, anybody else think that the pies are worse than the football, might try a hotdog next time.

Au revoir our kid..

sue

Scawling Joe-out!!!

Broseleywood Wolf

What a bunch of moaners, nothing good to say, why bother going or watching the matches. Don't bother coming or watching please, just sick of the negative response's. We won, its a hard league, we have players that are not used to the league and will get better. Some of the football was good other parts bad. The team facing us are suposed to be an automatic choice for the top 2 and we beat them. We will get better and we will end up being in the top 6 or better. I just wish all you negative moaners then can see what the club is trying to do. Our Owner and Management deserve nothing but praise, we left the Premier division with nothing to look forward to and now we have, just give the team and the Manager time. Wolves used to be a team that flahed a cheque book and bought so called better players who generally had no heart or care to play for the club. Now we sign players that have a value and we are selling on to other clubs making money from the Transfers. Steve Fletcher (good player but needs a good team), Matt Jarvis, really anybody who remembers Dave Wagstaff will tell you we did well to get the money we did for him, Kites was injury prone and was not the player he was 3 years ago when we sold him and the others that have gone are dead wood. Well done to the Manager, the players he has got for the club seem to be as good and will get better. Come on Wolves, the last Manager to bring in real quality was Graham Taylor and the supporters hounded him out, it was later admited that a mistake was made. Last good Wolves team was under Bill Mcgarry, if we can find a team of that standard then things will really be good but I can see what the New Manager is doing its just a shame that a lot of others cannot.

sd

i hope that this is printed and passed by the moderator :

PLEASE ALL READ ::

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 !

sue

111 Brosleywood Wolf-You're so right about the moaners!!I see Jiwal is back with his usual negativity...I also don't see why they go just to have a pop...

staffsladwolf

I don't understand why we have a player like Hamill out on loan, when we have a player like Pesco, who could'nt get past my grannie and she died twenty years ago.

What the heck is happening in training the players looked knackered in the first half, let alone the second.

I don't see where we have any better new tactics ??

Solentwolves

@ 112 - sd - Haven't you posted this twice before? On two different threads? You are entitled to your opinions.

Scowling Joe

@112 sd,

No point posting facts on here. Anything that goes against the Moxley/Morgon propaganda machine will be shot down by the happy-clappers. Anyone who opposes the official party line will be accused of being a baggy! (see responses to my earlier post!)

Morgon out!!

Moxbury out!!

cuddlyrobbrummie

poor start to season

will we win again this year

i doubt it.

chris.hoggard

1 Farmer Ted, Ebanks signalled to the bench a good 4 minutes before he was subbed,slight hamstring I think.I agree he did play well,just like our mate Berra.

2 Brereton, You know as an accountant that you always have to follow the money.All they are saying is with all the money 'earned' more should have been spent on the team.Hand on heart,don't you really agree with them? If we had some better players it would certainly improve our blood pressure levels in the second half.

Robert Perry

112sd you are of course totally accurate in what you have said. The only error is blaming Moxey who did a superb job in getting the level of fees for Keightley ,Fletcher and Jarvis.He is operating within the budget set by Morgan,who IMHO is totally to blame for the mess we are in.In the last 3 years our net spend on transfer fees has been £8,000,000. I will wager there have been some Division 1 clubs who have spent more.

PJB

Absolutely right. Club claiming to aspire to Pl status being run on a League 1 budget with hidden agendas throughout the management.

PJB

Quite right. A club allegedly aspiring to PL status being run on a League 1 budget with hidden agendas everywhere. I see that they are now stalling on a new coach because of financial constraints.

DudleyBouy

We are a work in progress.We finally ground out a win but showed our strengths and our weaknesses. The new boys SHOULD be in the team BUT they have lots to learn about this tough league. The quicker they learn the quicker we will move up the league. Currently, we are a mid table team, no better.I really want to know about the Johnson business last season. Did he tell the players a few home truths about themselves and then they refused to share their sweets with him?

bilodave

I think all the comments on here prove that we have to wait and see, good or bad. We have no choice but to be patient with Stale and the new players. We aren't going to get any loanees and won't get any new players until January at the earliest. I have to say some people have a touching faith in Moxey releasing the purse strings then based on what evidence I do not know but we will see and I hope I am wrong.

sd

post 114 staffs wolf : if you were itk then you would know why hammill is out on loan, he wont play for wwfc again guaranteed

post 115 solent wolves : yes i have and you know the thread i posted is correct and wll hpen its just the blinded sheep who love the 2 ms cant see what is unfolding in front of there very eyes

post 119 robet perry :totally agree with what you say and yesmoxey did a 'GRAND JOB ' in getting the fees and £££ INTO the wwfc bank, but dont forget the bonuses he gets, together with all the pr bull he and morgan have spouted since they have both been here, they are both full of 'you know what' it beggars belief that some posters on here cannot see what is acually happening to the club, the 2 m's are laughing all the way to the bank , les also not forget moxey's and morgans ' search for a 'new manager fiasco', the promise to mick of 'january war chest' where has that money gone ? .. oh ys i forgot the new wv1 bar of course

the clb is rotten to the core andi suggest some posters on here take there heads out of the sand before its too late

Peace in the Valley

116 scowling joe

sd didn't quote facts, so get it right steptoe of the childish spelling.

It was all pure venomous conjecture.

The sort of negative bitter stuff none of us need.

Dimwits together I'd say

Ye Olde South Bank

Without question, a very fortunate 3 pts that did nothing to suggest this season will be anything other than a mediocre, mid-table finish at best. However, Mr. Solbakken desperately needs time to assert his authority and for the incoming foreign brigade to acclimatise. A revolution simply doesn't happen overnight.

That said, the glaring defensive colly-wobbles are still apparent and there for all to see. How the club have attempted to cover the losses of Jarvis, Kights and Fletcher, yet not addressed the key problem of defence is beyond me. It's been our biggest Achilles heel for several years, yet the same, frail defence has been entrusted to this season. Our clean sheet stats say everything.

Of course, it doesn't help having a powder-puff midfield that's seemingly incapable of supporting that rickety defence. Simply pick the ball up, run straight down the middle of the park unchallenged and watch as our boys part faster than the Red Sea. Honestly, it's like watching a midfield full of cup-cake Glen Hoddles rather than Mike Baileys.

As for the Morgan/Moxey 'debate', let's keep it civil and adult, please. Fans don't need their peers' permission to state their views on these pages. Whether you agree or disagree is largely immaterial because we all have opinions. Besides, why get uptight when it's obviously a hopeless task in trying to change another's view? Hey, they may even be right and you're wrong...who's to say? As long as fans spit it out on here, yet support the club 100% on match days, it's all you can reasonably ask. Besides, varied opinion is to be encouraged in a democracy, right?

By the way, have Fulham found Riether's conkers, yet? Mr. Muscat would've been proud of that tackle on his tackle.

The Titanic sails at dawn

1 Broseleywood Wolf, Have you not noticed all the empty seats.The advertising sheets covering empty seats at both corners of the Steve Bull.All those empty seats just below the WV1 in the new stand.Seats that are no doubt reserved for corporate customers that don't come,now we are not in the Premier.And you want more fans to stay away.Is this really the way to run a successful business?

2Peace in the Valley, The dimwits are those that cannot see the people who are running the club lack ambition for the football team.Obsessed with saving money,cutting back,bragging about deals whilst missing opportunities after opportunities to advance the football club,but at the same time either paying themselves a top remuneration package or exploiting parallel business opportunities for their own benefit.

Peace in the Valley

Strange sobriquet in this context, is Titanic. The ship was packed to the gunwales and short of lifeboats, hence the tragedy. ...and you talk about all the empty seats ? Could it be a Sunday lunch time kick off and being on the telly might have had some effect. Now let me think !

Hmmm, anyway back to the point. If you want to associate yourself with the ramblings of sd and the vile scowling Joe, then be my guest. If the cap fits and all that. Dimwits ahoy !

The board have made mistakes, none worse than the second half of last season, but, the Club is now trying to put it right. Clearly it'll take time. Fans cannot shout and scream about a complete clear out and then become impatient 'cos we don't win all the opening fixtures with a new team. Rarely works like that. Regarding parallel projects. That is complete nonsense. We want a successful businessman creating wealth running the Club, how on earth do you think we can compete with the Sheiks and Yanks and Ruskies of the world otherwise ?

A large proportion of the outgoing transfer money has been spent . Maybe not enough yet, but, Championship players don't cost as much as Premiership players and we still have the loan window open. It's work in progress, as a number of non-dimwits have said. FGS excercise a little patience.

Desolation Row

It was a line from a classic Bob Dylan song,didn't expect you to know.

Point1 The advertising sheets either wing of the Steve Bull have been there all season,not just for Sunday's game.

Point2 The empty seats just below the WV1 have also been there all season. Clearly they are not getting the corporate business they expected,hence the offer to upgrade for £50 ish to season ticket holders[probably a good deal for a one off].

Point3 Gates will continue to fall unless performances improve quickly,a lot of fans will think very hard before renewing season tickets next time.

Point 4 How many years have we been told it is work in progress.'Wait until we are in the prem, then we will be able to attrack quality players','we know what is needed to be done','we won't do an Albion'.'You can fool some of the people all of the time ,Abraham Lincoln said that'. 'Wolves will never be successful under Jez Moxey,'Paul Butler said that.

Point 5 Getting relegated by concentrating on infrastructure rather than players,then selling our 3 best players for £26m and spending only £8m on replacements.Now they cannot afford to appoint a coach in a timely manner.It just is not good enough.

Bertie

Some excellant points. It's easy to criticise, what Stale Solbakken and his new recruits need is a bit of time. Time to get to know the plan and time to get FIT. Rather have Steve Morgan running the Club than a few other owners around at the moment.

PJB

Peace in the Valley. I would question your contention that "a large proportion of the outgoings have been spent".

A summary (all fees undisclosed of course).

Around £28 million in for Jarvis, Fletcher, Kightly, Guedioura and Vokes with probably close to £5 million probably to come for Hennessy in January.

Out.

Tank - £20k

Nouble - free

Doumbia - loan

Pescko - £2 million

Sako - £2 million

Boukari - £2 millionn

Magreitter - £500k.

nb. Magreitter's "undisclosed" fee was widely quoted as being £2million initially but Stale has "inadvertently" let the cat out of the bag stating that he cost around £500k. I wonder if we mkight speculate that other fees might have been overstated by the machinations of the Club's PR operation.

Anyway, even if the above figures are to be believed and Hennesssy stays it is still less tha 25% of fees received.

Looking forward to january's War Chest then..

sue

the titanic sails at dawn-yes there were a lot of empty but there were always going to be when we got relagated, some people are only interested in the premeirship. I don't think they are bragging about deals the players didn't want to stop here,they also are only interested in the premeirship.

sue

sorry premiership........

sue

sorry meant premiership.silly me.

chris hoggard

Here we go again ,delays in appointing a coach due to financial negotiations.How on earth can anyone say that Moxey doesn't control everything round here.Evidently we might wait 3 months.We are supposed to be a professional football club,it is not as if a first team coach is really that important,is it? Clearly they have no ambitions for promotion,but we all knew that .

Farmer Ted

Chris, Stop picking on my mate, he's got a lot on his plate just now. Chances are this is because of the target (s) being under contract. It isn't always about money, maybe the Baggies don't want to lose Steve Clark to become Wolves' number two !

chris hoggard

Farmer Ted, You,along with the likes of Bertie,Brereton,Fozzy Bear,Sir Billy etc always give him the benefit of the doubt.He doesn't deserve you.Good financial record, poor football record.That will be his epitaph.Of course it is about money.He has been here too long and like some politicans money has become an obsession with him.The coach Stale wants is under contract and Jez is trying to get out of paying his club compensation.That is the bottom of it.And just like when trying to sign players we might well have to do with the second or third preference.

Sir Billy Quiet

Chris whilst you may see this as another opportunity to have a go at Moxey and Morgan if you actually read the article you will see that what Stale is saying is that one of his choices is under contract and there needs to be a negotiation? what do you want Wolves to do, phone up the club concerned and offer them what they want?

Of all the faults that Jez Moxey has one of them is not his inability to negotiate the best deal for Wolves! just like players there are thousands of coaches out there so if Wolves can't reach agreement for one then Stale will just have to find another.

Football clubs (and supporters) are all too guilty of 'paying the going rate' thats why players like Fletcher are 'worth' £12M absolute joke IMO.

BTW on Saturday when Wolves had a clear cut penalty shout in the second half the only one of Wolves Directors to jump to his feet in protest at the refs poor decision was Jez Moxey - don't tell me he does not care for the Wolves.

Ye Olde South Bank

A possible 3 month delay in making a key appointment is utterly ridiculous but very much in keeping with the amateurish profile this club is seemingly determined to build for itself. Stale's comment of "it's a little more complicated" is, to my mind, just another way of saying that the club (i.e. Moxey) is only prepared to shop at Pound Stretcher when Solbakken would prefer Beatties. I hope I'm wrong, but everything feels like it's being done on the cheap yet again...

mardygit.

I do not know what most of you were watching, but i saw improvement on the other games we have had this season.It was not a huge improvement, but if we want to be the best or up there with the best, from our current position it is going take time and our patience. I said before the season started i am prepared to give Staale the time he needs to get it right and his methods working.If some of you can't or won't wait, please piss off somewhere else and help to get someone else relegated with your moanings.COME ON YOU WOLVES.

Solentwolves

Another revamped website to get used to - actually, E&S, this one suits my dodgy eyesight quite well. Looking forward to tomorrow night's game at Ipswich, although I wouldn't want to forecast the result. We will learn a bit more from it, whatever. We should go to Peterborough with great confidence, however and I venture to suggest we will win that game.

Sir Billy Quiet

sd - if you are a Wolves fan - I again challenge you to post just one thing positive about the club you claim to support?

You spend so much time slagging off the club you claim to support I doubt you are a Wolves fan, your points are at best wrong and your 'facts' are rubbish - have you had time to take a look at the Wolves accounts yet?

forever

You're wasting your time..