Wolves 1 AFC Bournemouth 2 - match report, pictures and video

Nine-man Wolves were left fuming at referee Mike Jones as Bournemouth came from behind to hand Wanderers a fifth defeat on the spin.

Wolves ended their month-long goal drought – they last scored at Ipswich on November 4 – as loan man Danny Graham opened his account for the club by heading them ahead before the break.

However, Jones sent off Rajiv van La Parra early in the second half for what appeared at first glance to be an accidental clash of heads with Bournemouth defender Steve Cook.

Wolves defended doggedly in the aftermath of the sending-off but Harry Arter’s deflected equaliser and Matt Ritchie’s winner meant the heroics of keeper Carl Ikeme were for nought.

And Wanderers ended the game with nine men as Matt Doherty saw red in injury time for a bad tackle on Cherries striker Brett Pitman.

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett made four changes from the 4-0 thrashing at Brentford as he looked to halt their recent rotten run.

Youngster Dominic Iorfa, just 18, was handed his Wolves debut at left-back after Scott Golbourne suffered a recurrence of his foot injury less than 45 minutes into his comeback at Brentford.

But Sam Ricketts, Lee Evans and George Saville were all dropped from the matchday squad by Jackett who handed recalls to Richard Stearman, Kevin McDonald and James Henry.

Defender Kourtney Hause and midfielder Jack Price were on the bench after being recalled from their loan spells with League One outfits Gillingham and Leyton Orient respectively.

Bournemouth, meanwhile, were unsurprisingly virtually unchanged from last weekend’s draw at Millwall, which made it ten games unbeaten for the Cherries in all competitions.

The only change Bournemouth did make was no shock either as top scorer Callum Wilson – a striker Wolves looked at in the summer – returned from injury in place of Yann Kermorgant up front.

After a minute’s silence in memory of legendary Wanderers keeper Malcolm Finlayson, who died last week aged 84, Wolves began brightly and had the game’s first real chance six minutes in.

A careless Bournemouth pass out of defence presented Henry with the ball 25 yards out and his fierce strike was well fisted away by full-stretch Cherries keeper Artur Boruc.

Bournemouth responded in kind as Ritchie let fly from 25 yards with an effort that while not quite as well-struck as Henry’s seconds earlier still required a smart save from Carl Ikeme.

Ritchie looked the dangerman for the visitors and his through ball found Brett Pitman in space in the area but he flashed his shot well over Ikeme’s crossbar from a tricky angle 12 minutes in.

The action soon switched to the other end as Iorfa almost made it a dream debut as he cut inside and saw a deflected effort just about parried by Boruc with van La Parra only able to divert the loose ball into the side netting from a tight angle.

Wolves were gradually getting on top and only a superb fingertip save from Boruc stopped them going ahead nine minutes before the break as he foiled Graham’s flicked header from a floated van La Parra cross.

Bournemouth were still a danger on the counter, though, and after Simon Francis beat Stearman all ends up, he squared for Wilson, who lifted a delicate dinked effort just a couple of feet over the bar from 12 yards.

But it was Wolves who broke the deadlock four minutes before the break as loan man Graham opened his account for the club and ended Wanderers’ own near 350-minute wait for a goal.

Henry crossed from the left and Graham stooped to flick a header with almost the back of his head that beat Boruc and nestled in the net off the inside of the post.

There was an early scare for Wolves at the start of the second half as Richard Stearman gave away a free-kick 25 yards out but Ikeme got his body well behind a fierce low drive from Ritchie.

And the game changed 13 minutes into the second half as van La Parra received his marching orders for what appeared to be an accidental clash of heads with Bournemouth defender Cook.

Both players seemed to have their eyes firmly fixed on a high ball and, after Cook got there first, he was struck by van La Parra’s head.

Referee Jones, however, deemed the contact deliberate and flashed a red card to the disbelieving Dutchman.

Ritchie looped a header just wide and substitute Adam Smith lashed a vicious effort into Ikeme’s side netting from distance with his first touch as the Cherries tried to capitalise on the one-man advantage.

Cook, whose every touch was greeted with boos by a loud and aggrieved home following, lifted an instinctive effort just over from six yards as Bournemouth piled on the pressure.

And it finally paid off with the equaliser 16 minutes from time as the ball fell to Arter on the edge of the box and his slightly deflected effort beat a wrong-footed Ikeme.

Despite defending valiantly Wolves could not hold out and after Ikeme pulled off a stunning double save to foil a Ritchie rocket and Wilson header, he was beaten at the third attempt as Ritchie’s strike found the bottom corner five minutes from time.

And Wolves’ misery was compounded deep into stoppage time as full-back Doherty was shown a straight red card for a reckless lunge on Pitman.

Wolves: Ikeme, Doherty, Stearman, Batth, Iorfa, van La Parra, Henry (Jacobs 75) McDonald, Sako (Clarke 86), Edwards, Graham (McAlinden 83).

Subs not used: Kuszczak, Hause, Price, Rowe.

Bournemouth: Boruc, Francis, Elphick, Cook, Daniels (Smith 68), Ritchie, Surman, Arter, Pugh (Kermorgant 73), Wilson (Gosling 90), Pitman.

Subs not used: Camp, Fraser, O’Kane, Stanislas.

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I blame Jez Moxey!

Matt Wolf

100% Steve Morgan's fault for continued lack of investment in the team. KJ working with his hands tied behind his back. He identified the forwards needed but Morgan would rather pickup free transfers and further line his pockets with building projects.


Matt - you sound exactly like the Newcastle fans turning on Ashley and Pardew earlier this season - did you see their result today? All the Newcastle idiots with the "Pardew-out" flags and shirts have suddenly gone quiet and so will you when this bad run turns around. Football is always cyclical and we'll get out of this and end up mid-table which is the best place for us this year while we get the dead-wood off the wage bill, spend their wages on some new players in the summer and in the meantime give our younger players some experience. UTW

Matt Wolf

How's stating the obvious about Morgan like NU fans with Ashley and Pardew? We have an owner who has never invested in the team and fails to give the manager/head coach the tools to do his job. Did you feel that Morgan did well in the summer transfer market? Failed to land forward after forward that KJ had identified because of cost. Our best XI could beat any team in this league. Beyond our starting XI we are weak due to Morgan's lack of investment.


Short and selective memory Matt lad. Did you forget he paid for Johnson, O'hara, Doyle, Sigurdarson and others, at the request of previous managers and is still writing £100,000 cheques every week to pay their wages. You were probably bangin on about Andy DeLort too who has proved to be a £3.5 million 40 grand a week embarrassment at Wigan. UTW!

Opinionated Wolf

Well Said Buckswolf

Opinionated Wolf

On both comments


you're blaming the wrong one matt brightonwolfs got it right, as long as we have moxey at this club we will never get any better, moxey has the last say on the money going out of this club and he likes free transfers and cheap players, like I said before stoke fans couldn't believe there luck when wolves got moxey off them they probably had a street party or two, MOXEY OUT MOXEY OUT MOXEY OUT MOXEY OUT MOXEY OUT,,,/\_/\,,,


I blame people trying to belittle others for not having their heads buried in the sand whilst our club burns.

Five games. Sixteen goals conceded. Two scored.

Is the sarcasm really justified?


It's called football!


Brighton just noticed you weren't being sarcastic after all!



Loose lips sink ships!


Not one to sound defeatist but surely we need a change at the top? 2-16 over five games, and even though we are assured he has the players he cannot seem to make them play, and two sent off (even if one is dodgy) just shows the players are like rabbits in the headlights with no one telling them WHAT to do anymore.

This season had a false dawn and now we are in danger of crashing further down unless changes are made.


The change should come with M&M, KJ is OK he hasn't been supported in the transfer market. Although, have to say the decision to sign Clarke and Sagbo were very dubious to say the least. We need to stop the rot otherwise getting a win will become more difficult..!!!

Matt Wolf

Agreed Brighton. KJ knew we needed forwards but SM wouldn't pay the money. Instead we got a sub standard midfielder or one for the future (again) who's not ready.

All Morgan's fault again.

He's only interested in profit.


Yes for sure, everything is on the super cheap except building projects, funny that! What amazes me is the actuality thought we could get promotion with a L1 squad , just shows how deluded and lacking in ambition they are.


I would be very surprised of SM is making any profit from running a football club, especially one with large physical overheads that has been in Div 1.

Still amazes me that people moan about Morgans ambitions for the club.

He would make much much more money plowing the £30million+ that he has paid into wolves into residential building projects.

Trust Jackett

Hoxtonwolf, you are talking utter nonsense.

Of course he is making a profit out of the club.

Even when we made a huge loss (the majority of which was written down transfer values, so not ACTUAL losses) he could offset that against Redrow's bumper profits that year.

Money. Money and ego. That is all Steve Morgan understands.

Bruce, Trinidad

At least not another hammering. However I don't want to join the "unlucky" chorus. Our present league position is not unlucky and our early narrow wins (e.g. four 1-0s, three at home) were often due to Ikeme in goal. Even relegation teams have a few reasonable games. Still not convinced that we will stay up.

Chester Wolf

So another test failed.

Just not acceptable.

Beaten again by another piddling little club.

Consistently losing out on new signings by smaller clubs with considerably fewer resources.

This just goes to show the lack of ambition we've come expect season after season.


Wolves were doing ok and looked relatively comfortable until the sending off which was very harsh and completely changed the complexion of the match.

There afterwards some of his decisions were diabolical and you can fully understand the tension caused resulting in the second red card!

No wonder Morgan was livid and was on the pitch at the end facing up to this buffoon.

Well done ref for ruining this game. You should be ashamed of yourself!


Well, one buffoon faces another, it's Morgan who got us into this mess!!

Matt Wolf

Morgan should be livid at the fact that there are no options within the playing squad due to his lack of investment rather than acting irresponsibly (if he has tried to confront the ref ), the same as when he entered the dressing room after Liverpool. We could have coped with 10 men if we had some quality in the squad. Lack of playing Iinvestment has cost us.


The Scouse chav should of been frogmarched out of the stadium and chucked in the back of a meat wagon charged and up before the Magistrates Monday morning.

If a supporter ran on to the pitch and obstructed a official the Police would come down on them like a ton of bricks.


same old wolves eh..?..

Realistic Wolves

This is going to be a hard long winter feel sorry for our fans has we have to listen to pathetic excuses M&M are turning this great club into a laughing stock when the likes of today's opponents are out bidding us in the transfer market.


Im 32.

The club is pretty ,much at the same level that it has been throughout my whole life, a large Championship team.

The most successful era in my 32 years has been under SM's ownership. 3 top half finishes (inc winning champ) 3 years in Prem. Winning L1 (which we didn't manage in the Bull & Mutch era) and mid-table at xmas in our first season back in the champ.

At what point in our recent history have we shown that we are a 'great club'?

Trust Jackett

Of course, I forgot that the youth of today think Sky invented football.

I am presuming you are either incredibly ignorant, or a Baggies fan on a wind up.

Whichever one you are, get a biography of Stan Cullis, read it and stop embarrassing yourself.


Good teams do not allow ambient factors to affect results. Regardless of the referee today, Wolves did not do enough when in control, this was down to lack of goalscoring power again.I make no comment about the defence, except to say, 'couldn't stop a pig up an entry'.

We will leave it there and reiterate whilst the bricklayer and the secondhand car dealer are at the helm, relegation is staring us in the face. Another manager, who could not manage a chip shop.


Time to go Kenny!!

Wednesbury wolves

Ok the ref played a massive part of the game today, would've took a point, but Morgan coming on to the pitch to confront the ref!!!!! Fa need to ban the idiot. Thought he'd learnt from Liverpool game to keep his mouth shut, dejavu showing again, we got relegated after that incident after today when things are seriously going against us, I'm now seriously worried, where's ambition Morgan in transfer market, we await January if not it's time to sell up.

Matt Wolf

Hopefully the FA will decide that he's not fit to run a football club. All at Wolves have known this for 6 years.


Time to say goodbye to Jacket, excuse after excuse , the truth is and match statistics are generally right

we were simply out played for long periods of the game , act now before it is to late and go out and

get Tony Pulis especially if the price is Moxey must go !!

Matt Wolf

Can't blame KJ . Working with a league1 squad due to MMorgan's lack of investment.


Hi all,not been around for a while,can someone put me right,when Mr Jackett left Milwall they were 4th from bottom,true or false.

I'm goin to Hillsborough Saturday,my 1st game of this season,so I can't get into any discussions,I've seen us live on tv,and thought we were 2nd to everything v Derby, I pray we turn this slump around,before it's to late.Let's hope Xmas starts this weekend..


I don't get it.... We played good today!! KJs team was good...


I agree ... Pulis would make a very substantial change to this club and would at least have some chance of putting it where it ought to be.


Thomas. Will he work with MOXEY though?


Thus another of life's painful lessons is learned. Get knocked to the ground, suffer a good mauling. When you try to get up and dust yourself off, and fight back, fate just knocks you down again and kicks you in the teeth. That's life.

I didn't witness the alleged red card incident, so I cannot comment on the decision of the referee. But the fact we had a player sent off is just the sort of bad luck you suffer when you need a break.

At least the team showed up this weekend and it's some encouragement for the weeks ahead.


We'll I wasn't there but followed it on the internet!

While our bad run continues it is a big improvement and there were 12 players on the fiend for AFCB: biggest bunch of dirty cheats. And much more fight.

There will now have to be another change with a replacement for Doherty (at least) and Price for Van la Parra!

Hopefully although we lost we have turned the corner

Finally no calls for the head of KJ please and unless any of you have say, a spare £150 million shut up on the Morgan out shouts: ain't ever going to happen

I think we were turned over by the referee who obviously wants to be a big man!

Wednesbury wolves

Mike u can have a say yes no problem there, but please do not tell me to shut up regarding Morgan and moxey, ref needed police escort from molineux well done mr Morgan making our great club a laughing stock once again, where's the ambition mike????? I pay my money to see wins now not 10-20 years time, I may not be alive then, IMO moxey and Morgan must go. Hope the fa act on ref and Morgan now!!!!!!



I am not attempting to tell anyone anything.

In this dark period we are going through which I agree is down mainly to Morgan and Moxey, any glint of light is good.

They played better and it seems the ref bowled us a doozy !

This is a young team and as I said before our expectations are too high IMHO.

Everyone has the right to state their case.

I just think we won't get rid of Morgan so unless one of us has a spare hundred million which is what it takes as even our players earn more in a week than some workers get in a year, then all the screaming for his head is pointless.

Also be careful what you wish for as we could end up with the Bhatti Brothers Mk II running WWFC!

Wednesbury wolves

Mike is it 150m or 100m that a so called new buyer needs to find? Comes down by 50m every comment!!!!!!

Ritchie Wolves

Hey Maaaaaardrid, shut up belly acher

Matt Wolf

Why would you need £150m? Morgan got the club for £10 and since that day hasn't put a penny in. He's taken plenty out though with his building projects at Molineux and Compton. Add to that the profit Morgan takes from the club every year.


He was contractually obliged to put £30 million into the club.

The purchase price was £30 million, hayward simply stipulated that that money goes into the infrastructure of the club rather than his own bank account.

Matt Wolf

Terrible refereeing performance but another defeat that comes down to Morgan's lack of investment.

A squad that had only 2 injuries in Goldbourne and Dicko is paper thin. No options to positively affect the game from the bench, no genuine goalscorers which creates pressure on the rest of the team.

We needed a centre back and a couple of forwards Iin the summer but they were to expensive so we got a free midfielder come left back who'snot good enough Iin either position, a midfielder who can'tgetin the team as he's no better than what we've got and RVLP who is now playing as a forward because the one's we have aren't good enough.

good start to the season on the back of last year's momentum now a thin inexperienced squad are being exposed.

I'm sure Morgan will turn another profit from Wolves in addition to the business he gives his own and contacts building companiesat Wolves expense . If only Morgan was committed to building a team rather than bricks and mortar. Morgan please get out of Wolves!!!


Kenny we are now looking a tired ragged bunch now and wonder who do we turn to for inspiration,maybe the two mmsssss

King Kenny

DISGRACEFUL..............Still unlucky Kenny?,1 Point from 18 is not bad luck its just downright incompetence at all levels,it seems Kenny does not know how to pick up or motivate the current crop of players and the Championship is showing him up for what he is

(An average manager at this level) he is clearly out of his depth and the poor fans who keep shelling at matches really deserve better as do loyal fans.Today was utter drivel 33% of the ball for the home team is unacceptable and allowing 24 shots in 7 on target nearly double ours is a very big cause of concern not to mention we have Watford away on Boxing Day,We could all mention luck.refs.decisions,red cards etc but the truth is our already brittle squad is now minus 2 players ,Dicko still injured and Graham who scored is not our player yet says it all really,We are sinking fast and sit only 7 points above the team 4th from bottom,We have dropped 10 places since the end of October really alarming,Something needs to change and quickly we cant continue on this path

Law 43

I'd really like to know. Did you go to the game today? I thought we were the better team in the first half, even though confidence is low. So I don't agree that Jackett doesn't know how to motivate the team.

Of course it's possible that Bournemouth would have come back anyway, but Jones made it much easier for them, not just with the sending off, but then with a series of decisions that favoured Bournemouth. The winner came from a corner that should clearly have been a free kick to us, and that was just one of many.


Spot on comments. Played way better than we have recently and were by far the better team for the majority of the first half. Ref was shocking. I need to see replays of both sending off incidents before commenting more, but Batth was flattened and we should have had a free kick before their 2nd goal. Gave everything their way in my opinion. Hope we never get the misfortune of seeing this joke of a ref again. We could have had a point at least if it wasnt for him.

Alan in Cyprus

Get your jacket, Mr jackett.

The Optimist

It's time for Morgan, Moxey and Jackett to pack their bags before we end up being relegated again.

The Flying Winger

A huge diasapointment today after a spirited display and a goal!!!

They were always going to be a threat but the red card put paid to the game, seemed very harsh from a poor ref who I believe had been relegated from the PL.

What on earth was Doherty doing, he really has become a changed player in recent weeks.

Pleased for Graham, pleased for Stearman, disapointed for Price.

Onto the next game.

3 Points Saturday

Agree FW but I think Iorfa deserves a heap of praise. A little inexperienced but put in some vital tackles and showed a good bit of skill on the ball.

They were better than us when it came to creativity. Why are we so lacking in this area? Didn't step up to the plate when we should have done as champions, me thinks.

Got to stop the rot before winning becomes an impossibility but at least some fight was there, Doherty aside.

The Flying Winger

Yes he did ,3PS, i hope he gets some more games.

The longer this goes on the harder it gets and the more will be needed in January to get us out of our self made hole

billy right

N0 EXCUES this is not good enough KJ - aother defeat - matbe time to book a place in div 1 - or perhaps some one will consider saying sorry to MM -look at the TRACTOR BOYS go now. Mr Morgan and Mr Moxey should think again when they sack somebody. Spend some money on Players instead of lining your pockets, buy some good players and we might have a good team again, losing to Bouremouth that is the end,

King Kenny

Morgan paid Sir Jack 10 quid for this club and it seems he wants to run it the same way,Pity really Sir Jack put passion before profit,same cant be said for Morgan

Matt Wolf

SM paid £10 with the agreement of 30million investment I seem to remember. The 30million has never been invested. Even the pocket lining building projects have been funded by football related turnover which should have been spent on the team. Could Sir Jack not take the club back by SM breaking the agreement. Anything to get SM out!!!


So you've seen the books then?.....NO!

Realistic Wolves

Tony pullis wouldn't come here he left crystal palace due to lack of money so no chance with Morgan & Moxey. If money was available in the summer is the manager out of his depth to get us to the premiership. Time for us all to pull together, even if referee was poor today what about the previous four games.

Panama Wolf

It sounded a good game until the sending off. Ref seemed a bit bias, boys did well and stuck with it, shame we did not get a point. The youngster played well. UTW


See we only had 33% possession according to BBC report. You won't win many matches unless you can keep the ball. Still only a handful of points off a promotion place!!!!!!!!!!!

3 Points Saturday

Must equal no need for doom and gloom then. Beter service to the striker and we'll be on our way up again.

Putza Shiftin

In the majority of games this season we have had plenty of possession, we just haven't got the quality to open up opposition defences or ruthless finishers. You win games through creating chances and finishing.


Hope Morgan and Moxey get more cards than the team this xmas.

Well, I'm shocked. One up at half time then, bang VLP gets sent off thinking he was sparring instead of playing football!

Its getting worse. Ok we stood our ground in the first half but that kind of performance needs to be repeated not a one off.

Another game lost.

Am absolutely gutted!

Hungry like the Wolves

Despite being unlucky about the red card, with us looking in control before it, I was happy with the performance at 11 men. Showed more attackin quality and looked much better in defence. Showing signs of improvement and hopefully take this into the next game where we can end this run of losses. Was beggining to get worried about being sucked into a relegation fight but not on our first half performance which was far better and more like the start of the season.



Well played today wolves! That's all that matters to me, you didn't let your heads drop and you fought and attacked well!

Wolves didn't lose today, the ref took it from them! I Hope he get demoted to L2 I can't believe refs get away with biased displays such as that, was a joke!

I didn't like the way Bournemouth Played at all!! I thought they were kaniving, petulant and un sportsman like, the way they harassed ikeme, pecked the ref, I really did not like there style... So much so I hate them as much as brum and baggies now. They were not the team we were all dreading, I think we showed more skill than them and played a better game.

Brighton next at home and they are on a downer so nothing less than a win is needed.

Well done wolves!


So Bournemouth were professional then! 24 attempts, 67% possession, what's not to like?


Bournemouth were given the game on a plate!

Presume you were there to see this?


Professionalism has nothing to do with it! They had that possession and attempts because they were on the front foot knowing the man in black was on there side! Until the sending off we more than matched them and in my opinion was the better team.

My point was the none sportsmanship of the way the team played, they tried every dirty trick to try and get an advantage. Nothing professional about it! Our mistake was bringing the pressure on.

Was you there? Don't sound like it.... In fact it sounds like a lot of the moaners on here were not at the game! They just read the headline and spurt out the m&m crap that we are all board of hearing. At least Morgan showed some passion for HIS club by having a go at ref...

Wolves played good today and I enjoyed watching them until the ref stole the game from us.

Wasn't everyone moaning about not getting Calum wilson??? Didn't even score today and he hardly made an impression...

Finchy. Know what your trying to say, But the result says we did lose today 2-1, For me Bournemouth passed it and kept it like we did last year hence their results this season.Agree that clown of a referee,Who lost the plot early on in this game, And I think got kicked out of refereeing in the Premiership because of his dismal displays ? As been allowed to referee in the Championship. Stinks Thats F.A for you.

Stearmans overhead kick

Finchy ,They kept the ball like we did last year .And splashed a bit of cash in the tranfer market That was the difference. I do agree though the ref was dire.


I think we matched them. Even without "splashing the cash"


Ref cost us 3 points was 12 man for bournmouth total disgrace .........w......ker


Without doubt Wolves played better than they have for a spell. The rubbish decision by Mike Jones ruined the game. Amazing that he was a premier ref, deserves to be demoted to a conference one. The lads played well until they were down to 10 then it was backs against the wall again, but tried hard and no criticism to them by me. Just a very poor ref.

Iorfa had a great start to his Wolves first team career and long may this continue.

Keep this spirit up. Not prem next year but build on this season.


Has Kenny gone yet?

What's Moxey saying?


just read this on the bbc

Referee Mike Jones' performance had angry Wolves owner Steve Morgan remonstrating with him on the pitch at the end.

Hope they fine this ***T

Stearmans overhead kick

Hope Morgan gets a life ban from the Mol m8.

Farmer Ted

Is that how you spell your name?

Law 43

On the train home and still fuming. Mike Jones is supposed to be an experienced referee but there can be no excuse for that performance. Van la Parra's challenge was neither malicious nor reckless; and then Jones decides he has to show he doesn't regret it by favouring Bournemouth for the rest of the match.

I'm trying to remind myself that it was by far our best performance for some time, and that's important. Let's hope the players take the sense of injustice into the next match and use it as motivation.

Very promising debut by Iorfa. Obviously he is still a bit raw, but at 18 you would expect that. Doherty's sending off gives Jackett another selection problem, though.


Unlucky in the transfer market lol

Sorry but football like any business is result motivated

Referree was poor but today's result only papers over the poor


J.K. dismissed Pulliss in

Let's hope we survive the drop, just happy we are a championship team, the vision from up is clear to see.

Amazing what you can achieve for a ten quid.

No progress what so ever at least under Sir Jack we were an established championship team with a chance of going up.

Under the current ownership the vision on the pitch is clear to see.

Kenny Jackett remains completely blameless.


Jackett shouldn't bitch too much about the ref today, his poor decisions have probably earned JK a stay of execution.

we are in a crisis,we fans need to let these two clowns in charge of our club know wat we really think ,thet ate conning us ,i wil never forgive them for wat mess they created at our club ,swansea stoke southampton wba are all in top flight every year cos they have invested properley and also sackes managers at the right time ,thes teams are prepared to spend big money on players within there means ,they take take the risks ,morgan yes i agree has invested in training ground ,but for me this his escape route ,by saying yes youyh is the way forward produce our own players,but this wont work on its own it has to be complimented by investment in proper players to compete ,he has no intention of going up cos he knows he wil have to spend ,we are going backwards and its a shame for jacket cos he wil be another fall guy ,morgan if you wont invest and pay the going rate ,then sell up .

Chillo Wolf

Cannot believe so called fans on here calling for Jackett's head

The problems at this club are at a higher level, as Chris h tells us - and I'm coming round to his thinking after this seasons lack of investment.

Very spirited performance today, well done lads. First red was harsh but these things do happen unfortunately. Usually when you are down on your luck

Time to SUPPORT not call for Jackett's head - have a word with yourselves

3 Points Saturday

Finally found something to agree with a plonker on!

Wednesbury wolves

Oh dear chillo are the sleepless nights getting too you, your finally starting to think it's down to the two clowns at the top. Hooray where u been for last 3 years???? Only interested in bricks and mortar, which we have said over last 3 years. Kenny as we all know on here has not been given the backing end of!!!!!! Chillo pal try and get some kip, you don't want to turn against ur mates, sir bill johnwolf buckswolf and farmer to name a few!!!!!!!

Chillo Wolf

I thought we were all supposed to be mates son - all want the same thing don't we?


What about me!!!!

chris h

Chillo, Steady on. I will be contacting you on Facebook, next

I thought we played much better today and would certainly have picked up one or even three points if the game had stayed 11 against 11, as it should have done.

Positives for me

1 the kid at right back, looks a really good prospect

2 I liked Doherty at left back. he looked comfortable there and if he stays in that position he will score us some goals,cutting in from the left and letting go with his right foot

3 Good saves from Ikeme and blocks by the defenders

4 Edwards and Macdonald seemed a decent pairing in midfield

5 the pace of Van the Man and a goal from a striker


1 the result

2 the ref

Chillo Wolf

And what do you make of all the fans calling for KJ's head Chris?

chris h

Chillo, As you possibly know, I would have stuck with Mick but like the vast majority I think Kenny has done a good job. I think he deserves our support. It would have been a worry if we continued to be rolled over week in week out but there were some encouraging signs today despite the result. The players out there were certainly playing for him. We do need to get some more points on the board though before Xmas. Whatever happens we must not be relegated, might not get out so easily next time.

3 Points Saturday

Forgive my interuption of this cosy one on one. We must support Kenny and the lads at all costs. Today they wore the shirt proud and Iorfa was a revelation. We will come through this if we stand together. UTW

Farmer Ted

Chillo, I cannot believe there were any fans at the fame yesterday who would calling for KJs head.

Were you there?

Chillo Wolf

I meant on here FT

and yes i was at the game


To whom it my concern

Penalty miss lol

Sky Sports "one of the worst matches in premiership history"

Your going down boy have you looked at your last six games

Concentrate on your own crap team


5 years ......... And counting


You lot want to hope irvine stays in the job as us coming down will be the only chance you will have of playing us again!!

Keep hoping we fall as your team will never get to where we have been for 5 years!! Lescott EEEEmense yesterday soon to be our captain

Boing boing


WBA Fat Ladies. Lescott for captain! Will that be BEFORE Hazel Irvine gets the sack or AFTER????

Foster says the players are all putting a protective arm round the manager after a run of bad results. Hope Foster ain't one of them he will probably spill him! Whoops.


Well doesn't look like your boys are coming up , so if relegation does come the Baggies way then there's a silver lining (assuming wo1ve5 saty up that is!), I've missed those black country derby wins in recent years, great memories

btw ... first red card LOL. Worst reffing decision I've seen for a while.


Message for Morgan,do you you build your houses with sub standard materials.? if the answer is no then stop trying to build our team with sub standard players. You need to show the fans you mean business in the transfer window and not by coming on to the pitch like a thug ranting at the ref. I feel sorry for K J he has not been backed by the board and who ever we get to manage they will be faced with the same problem Morgan & Moxey.

Terry King

A chairman with passion, dont knock it, applaud him, if anyone thinks that the £8/10 million that is paid through the turnstiles will keep the club afloat please think again. The turnover dropped by 50% the year we left the Premiership to around £30m, we have one more year of parachute money, but still the commitment of players who no longer play for the club. Being a football chairman is a bit like being a gambler, the odds are stacked against you, the stakes are high, the high lasts for days or weeks if you are lucky, lets be grateful we have a chairman who's normal day job is running one of the countries most successful building companies and is prepared to do something which must be alien to him, gamble on a football club being successful. Those of us that followed the club throughout the last few years must wonder what buzz a chairman gets for his commitment and financial support owning a club that was in League 1, but thank god he did. For those in doubt we have had worse times 40 years ago, with not just a few bad games, but a crumbling stadium and what appeared like no future.


A good performance married with some shocking refereeing and an opponent who are doing well. That's life!

For all those calling for KJ to be replaced, take a long look at history and see where the managers who went through a bad patch, are now, and how well they're doing (Mick M, Alan P etc.)

And if you're so determined that KJ should be out, name your proposed replacement that is going to be so good...........????!!

Buckswolf, nice to see a sensible comment, it's always destined to be a consolidation season for us. Onwards and upwards.

The problems are at an higher level !!!!!!!!!

They don't get any higher than the first team coach

He picks the team and carries the can

Five consecutive defeats fourteen goals shipped

Let's have a think about this mmmmmmm

Chillo Wolf

Pardew out!!!

Oh hold on a minute


Here we go again. I am going to repeat myself which I find boring but so are our results.

What a load of crap, crap and even more crap.

Who do the hierarchy think we supporters are.. idiots? We as a group need to be respected, not just fobbed off with excuses. Without us this club would never exist.

Now its the referee. Where and when in heavens name is it going to stop? Excuse after excuse after excuse. Wake up Morgan! Wake up Moxey! Wake up Jackett. Get a grip. DO YOU NOT LISTEN OR EVEN READ WHAT WE ARE SAYING! We will only take so much more.

We need someone that will take pride in our club, be passionate about the old gold. Someone with a true passion that runs through their veins. Not once has this ever been evident, and to a certain extent I include Sir Jack. Morgan was given this club on the understanding that he would make it great again.

Please do us all a favour, either get out and take Moxey and Jackett with you or put your hand in your pocket, hire a new CEO and get a young and upcoming manager, not a proven failure.


I'm not going to lay out too much blame today.From the sound of it the Referee made two bad decisions that ended up with Wolves losing the game.I can't help but feel a bit of "Deja Vu".re:2012/3 season.Then the manager was the talking about being close to a play-off spot while ignoring that gap between Wolves and the bottom three was diminishing.This could well happen again!We need to concentrate more on Championship survival and getting results before it is too late.

Sir Billy Quiet

There is an awful lot of cobblers written on here after Wolves lose. I see Mick McCarthy has Ipswich flying high..........

Wednesbury wolves

Mainly by you as usual bill, wake up and see that Morgan and moxey are not interested in team, only interested in building around wolverhampton, we can't blame kj, he's not being backed, but few of us on here have stated that kjs limit is low championship or league 1 at best. Am dreading Watford away!!!!!

Ritchie Wolves

Hey belly ache, shut up wain ker....

Wednesbury wolves

Your a hard man aren't you Ritchie???? Hiding behind your keyboard as usual, if ever you want to meet up and call me that to my face, I'm always in moon under water b4 and after every game, so hope to see you in there on 20th v Brighton, or are you another one who never goes?????? Bring it on!!!!!!

Stearmans overhead kick

Cobblers written on here?From someone who mentions McCarthy ? What you have to mention him for ? Begger off and support Ipswich if you like him that much.

3 Points Saturday

SIR BILLY. The proof is always in the pudding. Let's see how long Ipswich hold onto MM & TC.

Bedford Wolf

Steve Morgan - in the name of all that is holy please just GO!

Bedford Wolf

Sandwell troll alert. Sad little man supporting his sad little excuse for a club. 46 years and counting since their last trophy- yer gorra laff ain't yer.


Looking pretty bleak for both Black Country clubs. And yes is is 46 years and counting but then 34 years since a major trophy isn't so spectacular either. Hope the fortunes of both clubs change for the better. Boing Boing

Using 'years since last major trophy' as a measure means Luton, Oxford, Wigan, Portsmouth , Wimbledon and Coventry are all ahead of Albion or Wolves.

Come back after your 5th successive season in the Premier league (not your 5th successive defeat in div 2).


ANON. Or even your 5th in the league of 2 class's. Chelsea, Man U etc or WBA, Leicester etc. KWIM???


The first half performance was certainly a lot better than of late. A fairly lively game at that stage with both sides having chances. I felt Wolves just shaded it in those first 45 minutes and deserved to go to the break one up.

The second half was pretty even until the sending off. As I write I haven't seen any replays, but it looked to me like just two players contesting a high ball. The defender got to it first, and La Parra was guilty of a foul challenge - but no more than that. There was a clash of heads, but that happens all the time in football without red cards being flashed by referees. A free kick should have been awarded, and the game should have continued. Unless there is something that I missed Wolves might have very good grounds for an appeal.

There's no denying it, that incident changed the course of the game in Bournemouths favour. From that moment on, it was backs to walls as far Wolves were concerned. They made a good fist of it for a while, but against a good team like Bournemouth, it was almost inevitable that they would score - which of course they did, twice.

For me there were some positives to take away from the game. All the players showed far more committment and fighting spirit than what I've seen in the previous four or five games. Playing La Parra in the role that Edwards normally plays was an interesting one, and probably worth pursuing. His pace was causing them problems in the same way that Dicko usually causes teams. Also, Iorfa made a successful debut. With Doherty now suspended, I would imagine that he will be retained in the right back slot for at least the next game at Sheffield.


Finally a good post amongst a load of drivel....

Another positive that has gone un noticed by the haters on here and that is how well Iorfa played! I thought he chased balls down well and won the ball back and totally commanded his area of the pitch!

People on here find it hard to give positives but so quick to criticise!

Stearmans overhead kick

Positives? Finchy we aint won for five games m8.Drivel posted on here,When yo say earlier Wolves didn't lose today the ref took it away from them? Honestly!


If you had of been at the game instead of watching highlights on tv you would have clearly seen we were more than competitive against bormouth... No we haven't won in 5 but the positives are we were on our way to winning today until the ref decided otherwise!!! And another positive w which I will say again!! Because the lads not getting the praise he deserves!! Iorfa was excellent for us and was like a new signing! Hope he continues the standard he set yesterday! Honestly..,,

Tommy B

Agree with a lot of what albrightondek and finchy say. We played well today until the sending off. Much more positive overall and Iorfa looks really promising.

Awful refereeing. Clattenburg made a mess of things in the Middlesbrough - Blackburn game last week. It's a pity we have to put up with premier league referees in this division. I don't remember there being any refereeing controversies last season and there hasn't been for most of this season until today.

Stearmans overhead kick

Where was I then if I wasn't at the game? Why would I buy a season ticket to watch it on tv? Was it on tv?

Hong Kong Pete


I totally agree with everything you have said this is the worst referring l have witnessed at a professional game.

Danny Batth got took out on the goal line with a challenge exactly the same as the one La Parra was sent off for and the ref did nothing this was just before the second goal.

When the second goal went in this referee did not know what the hell was going on he had totally lost it

If Dicko had started he would have caused all sorts of trouble with Bournemouth defence, you have a problem when it's 9 against 12

One thing someone threw something at the ref when he was escorted off we do not need that at the Molineux

The referee changed this game in my opinion Wolves should have won it.

Danny Batth did a great job on Wilson and who was appealing for everything he did not do anything special today other than try to wind Danny up.

Hong Kong Pete

I have just read Sky a Sports report and Bournemouths managers take on the incident with Cook and La Parra , a nasty bump on his head, got concussion dizzy , feeling unwell

What was he doing on the pitch then after the challenge then and stopped on to the end of the game he looked alright to me


If that's true, questions need to asked of their physio for allowing him to carry on.


I also thought we played well until the sending off,I thought it was a 50-50 challenge but the ref thought different and changed the game. Steve Morgan was stupid to go on the pitch but he let his feelings get the better of him.

Realistic Wolf

Time to get real, anyone can see we are simply not good enough. Yes Morgan and Moxey may be to blame for lack of transfer activities but I recall KJ saying he was happy with the squad. OK we were a bit better than of late in the first half but that would not have taken much doing. We have little shape, little creativity and must have the slowest forwards in the league. Second half even prior to the sending off we did not look threatening and afterwards were like rabbits in headlights. The refs fault, yes maybe but what about all the regular hammerings of late, they weren't down to the officials. A lot on here defend KJ but bottom line is he is the coach and picks the team and dictates the tactics. For me he is not up to the job in this division and comes out with the same old rhetoric week in week out but nothing really improves. If as many of you think it is all down to the M&M well let KJ tell us the truth because it appears nobody else will.

3 Points Saturday

You're right, Realistic, we aren't good enough and we need some more talented and creative players than we currently have if we are to be equal to the likes of Bournemouth & Derby. The reason we don't have such players must be the fault of Moxey at least, if not Morgan but I suspect both.

I'm sure you'll find there must be a clause in Kenny's contract which states that he has to say he is happy with his squad so that we all think he is. Am I right in recalling that MM said the same thing when he was at Wolves? As for the truth, who ever told that? Still on the contract theme, there's a tidy little earner waiting for most sacked managers (and they know it when they sign that dreaded piece of paper) which states they won't bad mouth the club after they're gone. Even you must be realistic enough to know Kenny won't say doodly squat against his bosses. Certainly not while he still wants a job in football. Agh the truth. Yes I would like to know it too.

Grumpy grandad2

Why should the championship have to put up with a referee who gets relegated from the premier league?. The wolves did today if you are no good you need to be removed not dumped on other leagues

chris h

I have to say I am surprised at all the negatives on here tonight after a much better and more encouraging performance against a good footballing team. I know we lost but there were mitigating reasons for that.

Chillo Wolf

Im starting to like this guy ...


Get a room for heavens sake.

Chillo Wolf

Please don't tell my wife ...

Trust Jackett

I had thought we may play better against Bournemouth as they are a fairly young team led by a young and idealistic manager.

As in boxing, styles make fights.

Our problem is when we get bullied and out-noused... something this young team must learn how to overcome.

How quickly that happens is up to the players themselves, expedited by the manager.

It was heartening to see some fight today though.

That we lost again is largely irrelevant, what is critical will be how the players respond to this perceived injustice.

Will they use it as a fuel for future performances? Or will the sense of injustice make them dispirited?

The choice is theirs.

The ensuing agony/ecstasy is communal.

brierley hill wolf

Chris H why are you surprised??? This is a young team some of them have no experience in this league but they will learn from this and will come out of it stronger and better players for it. Its not a League One team but the only way they can become a good championship team is to gain experience at this level which they are doing now, and they will, the ability is there no doubt about it, the only problem being of course it needs patience and time, I know KJ and his players will turn it around and then perhaps stop the negativity, or will it????


Chris - you have to differentiate between the supporters who actually go to games (real supporters) and this that sit at home clicking refresh on the internet and feeding off the comments of others doing the same. If they had any real interest in the club they'd go to games - otherwise their opinion doesn't really count! On another point having seen the replays of both red cards, and the fact that Jones is a Premier league ref who they will try to protect, I doubt very much if we'll get anywhere with the appeals. Shame as they are both very poor decisions by a ref trying to prove himself as being "tough and decisive" after being booted off a Premier game this weekend for missing an offence the previous week. I suspect in his efforts to get back on the list he got a bit over-excited with his cards - pillock! I think the refs reports will also spell some serious trouble for Mr Morgan who really should know better by now! UTW


M&M sweet nothing. Kenny Jacketts got a bitter taste in his mouth.

Ask the fans and they would much rather have a decent team on the park, than a lop sided stadium. They would much rather have a decent team now, then a posh Academy building.

brierley hill wolf

Not been on here for weeks now for the simple reason you know whats coming and get fed up with reading same old s--t - JACKETT OUT lol, dont you lot ever learn from past mistakes and we sure have made plenty of them, surely Newcastle and West Ham have proved that you don't always need to sack the manager.


Le Match

Maybe I am an exception as a fan but the one person who should NEVER be blamed for a result is the referee. They may make mistakes perhaps major mistakes, however the responsibility for results must lie with the team and coaches. Blaming the ref. appears to be a common attitude of players, coaches, fans and now out of control owners. This is wrong clear and simple. It is not so long ago that irascible managers like BC would lay down the law in relation to players arguing with ref's. and the general attitude showed to officials. He new the buck stopped with him no-one was going to be blamed for bad results but the man in charge. If we really took full responsibility for what we do maybe just maybe we would become better as a result. Let's stop blaming ref's once and for all and play the game in a way that makes us proud as fans, as Fathers, as Mothers, as Teachers as human beings with the highest of ideals.

chris h

Le Match, I tend to agree with you, it is too easy to blame officials but there is always an exception to the rule and in my opinion today was one of them. The guy got it wrong and it changed the course of the game.

3 Points Saturday

A good point Le Match but as Chris H pointed out below, there are always exceptions to the rule.

The ref got it wrong more than once yesterday and he showed bias towards the visiting side in quite a few of his decisions. Don't misunderstand me, we were beaten by a better drilled, better organized and more talented outfit and once we were down to ten men it was never going to stay 1-0. And to those who expect the (Once mighty) Wolves to beat (Nobodies) Bournemouth in this day and age, wake up. Their board knew the need to invest and clearly have ambitions to become a force in football. Er, don't think the same can be said of the board at the Once Mighty Wolves.

Farmer Ted

Le Match,

Yes Morgan was wrong and sitting amongst fellow supporters for many years they too are often wrong, but if you were at the match (were you?) then you will have seen first hand how a performance by a referee can completely change the course of a match. Before the sending off you could see from his demeanour and decisions that it was to become the Mike Jones show. You could also see why he has been demoted from the Premier League.

Farmer Ted

C'mon then Le Match,

Were you at the match or are you just another one who likes to give their opinions after listening to Paul Franks and his WM dipsticks?

My guess is, like Rampton, you have a lot to say for yourself, but has trouble finding Molineux and never even saw Brian Clough play!

Le Match

I thought my post was very short and to the point - I had very little to say !

Do not listen to Paul Franks I am more Radio 4

I am a STH in the BW stand

I am 58 years old - do your sums in the context of BC and his attitude towards referees was on public record

Sorry to disappoint FT but your assumptions about me are a little unfair however, life is never fair !!!

My attitude to referees was formed at a very early stage in my life as a school boy. My PE master taught us never to argue or dis-respect referee's. It is thus part of my Value system perhaps I am a little old fashioned - sorry about that !!!

Nice to know your passionate about Wolves and it is very hard to accept injustice in any form !!


Big clubs make big decisions at the right time, Morgan has made just one good one when he got MM in then made a big mistake by not replacing him after the first season in the top flight, ever since his decisions have been dire, he made a lot of money out of 3 seasons in the Prem around 180m but did not get the team built before wasting the cash on the ground and training ground, the new stand was never needed so soon, and the training ground was already grade A. you put the cart before the horse Mr Morgan and your ego is now looking a bit sad. Your CEO needs to get a Taxi out of here ASAP. The only way to go now Mr Morgan is spend some of your fortune on quality not pound shop players, Remember the youth players are not setting the world on fire are they.

Farmer Ted

He never appointed Mick McCarthy

Ye Olde South Bank

That duffer of a ref and the result both went against us, but I don't think anyone can fault the boys for the commitment they showed today. We asked for a positive response, and that's precisely what we got. We played a very decent team in Bournemouth and it was always going to be a tough assignment on current form, so it was no disgrace - after all, we're fielding a League One outfit in truth. That said, until the first dismissal I fancied our chances of getting a result, so let's acknowledge the team's efforts today in the face of adversity.

As for Morgan, it seems he was absolutely hell bent on eclipsing his famous dressing room rant. Well, he achieved that aim and certainly made himself look a proper idiot today.....but maybe not quite as idiotic as he is for failing to provide reasonable funds for much-needed team strengthening. UTW.

Trust Jackett

Morgan is a very successful man and is also crass, foul-mouthed and totally lacking in class.

Not sure if he did this in an entirely calculated manner, but a public show of anger against the ref is like a politician kissing a baby.

If you want to raise your blood pressure Mr Morgan try opening your wallet and backing Mr Jackett?

You are almost there, don't mess up this opportunity in the same way you blew the Premiership opportunity.

There was never anything wrong with Mick McCarthy's judgment, as Ipswich are amply showing, amd there's not much wrong with Kenny's either.

You are 80% of the way there.


Despite some first half encouragement and the influence the referee's decisions had on the result in the 2nd half, the overall stats for a home game make alarming reading and again raise questions about Wolves overall play, not least the defending at this level. Despite changes in personnel, problems with corners, closing down players in dangerous areas, not picking up runners, defending way too deep remain .

Yesterday's 2nd half must rank as the most one-sided witnessed at Molineux; and against AFC Bournemouth, not a multi-million pound megastar XI from London or Manchester.

The club still don't appear to have learned the lesson that the right time to strengthen is when they have success and can attract ambitious players. A January window with the club languishing a few points above the relegation zone only lends itself to desperate gambles and panic buys of players unwanted by other clubs.

Worrying times.

spanish ray

Morgan--sell up--£15 and you have made a proffit,and don`t say you have invested in the club because the only money you have spent has come from football related items.You only talk but do not act for the benefit of the club.Bargain basement as you call it does not exist you only get what you pay for--crap such as Clarke.Moxey,what do you do at the club except the books? nothing only take money you call earnings--rubbish.Neither of you two have a clue,or the feelings for the club that the fans have and they are the ones that have to pay a lot of money to see your incompetence every week and you should hang your heads in shame,or,better still,pack your bags.The other thing from yesterday was the idiot of a referee,he has been dropped from the Premiere list but should be dropped further,Beachy head comes into mind.The league should show that they also can do a job and get rid of him.He`s the worsed referee on the list today.If a cub/manager critisise a referee they get fined,why? any man who works is critisised if he can`t do his job so why can`t referees take the same critisism?


We have problems? YES Am I worried? Yes Was yesterdays .performance an improvement? YES

We were the better side in the first half and were still competing until the ref took a hand. Yes Van Parra's hands were up but so were the defenders But both players had arms straight. To lead with an elbow your arm needs to be bent. Get off the teams back. They deserve praise for their first half attitude.

Annie Bro

I thought it was a criminal offence to invade the pitch? Surely Morgan did just that, it's no defence to say the game was over, the players and officials were still on the pitch, hence the law was broken? Why wasn't he arrested, fingerprinted,DNA tested,fined and given a life ban from Molineux etc?

Is it one rule and all that?


Annie - No disrespect, but as Steve Morgan owns the Molineux, I rather doubt it would practical to ban him from the stadium.

Annie Bro

With all respect sir, you missed my point! ( well two if you think about it)



Steve Morgan being the owner does not make him exempt from the law or above it!

He has illegally invaded the pitch.

If SM is investigated, charged and banned he would have to stay away until told otherwise.


Annie/Rampton - At the end of any match, there are usually numerous people connected with the two football clubs that are allowed to walk onto the pitch without breaking any rules; managers, coaches, physio's, ground staff, etc. Perhaps it's slightly unusual for the owner to do so, but in itself I don't believe it contravenes any rules or laws. Had he done so during the playing time, then obviously it would be a totally different matter.

Depending on what he said to the referee, he might be asked by the FA to explain his actions. I think it rather fanciful that he might be banned from the club he owns, but I suppose the FA could impose some kind of ban to stop him "invading" the pitch on match days.


Hope he gets a lifetime ban and sells up.

We need a new owner willing to invest in players and be prepared that players get old and loose value.


And why would a multi-millionaire with money to burn choose Wolves, rather than any of the other 60-odd league clubs that need investment?

Anyway, the crisis club is back to being the crisis club & relegation surely 50:50! Given the state of Wolverhampton in general, thanks to it's appalling council, one wonders what the population there have done to deserve all this angst?

Is it constantly voting labour?


I think the problem is that we think we've got it much worse than everyone else, whether it's Wolves or the city in general.

Wolves are currently worse than 32 clubs in this country, and better than 59. Don't get me wrong, I would love us to be back in the Premiership, but so would fans of Preston, Sheffield United, Notts County, Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday. All famous clubs who are in a similar position or worse. We don't deserve to be in the Premiership any more than they do.

As for the city, it's suffering just like many others across the UK. Online shopping, the recession, and the government's insistence on piling cash into London at the expense of everywhere else is hitting Wolverhampton and many other towns and cities. Don't think that Wolverhampton is somehow singled out for punishment.

Trust Jackett

No, the problem is definitely voting Labour.

chris h

Just as well a Labour Council leader persuaded a majority of Wolverhampton Councillors to buy the freehold on Molineux, in the 1980s otherwise you would have to trust Jackett with another football club.The Conservative Councillors, if I remember correctly, in the main were opposed to the proposed purchase, so they would have seen the club go to the wall. I also understand a subsequent Conservative led Wolverhampton Council has enabled Steve Morgan to acquire the freehold. So the protection previously afforded has now been lost.

Trust Jackett

I don't know where you get your history lessons from Chris H but you are mistaken.

The Council did step in, at the very last minute, to save the club but it was very, very reluctantly done by the Labour socialists.

Labour have consistently worked against the club, as it has the whole town, for as long as anyone can remember.

It's apathy that's killing us though. All it takes for evil to flourish...

Farmer Ted

It is pretty clear that a number of posters on here were nowhere near the match. Well let me tell you the facts. IMO Wolves were playing well and fully deserved their half time lead. La Parra was having probably his best game yet playing up front alongside Graham, twisting and turning and pulling the Bournemouth defence all over the place. McDonald was not being shackled as in recent games and was playing well, as were the defence.

Then the referee changed the game completely. He'd been an officious little gnome up until then but his sending off of La Parra was scandalous. K J said on the WM afterwards that the referee is reporting RVLP for elbowing. Elbowing! Expect that red card to be overturned. Unfortunately the result will stand. Doherty's red card is also being appealed. It was NOT a two footed tackle as claimed by the referee; having seen it again it is clearly one footed and he takes the ball.

As for Morgan, he did what many of us would have liked to do. We all know he was wrong but he's been accused of is being a Liverpool fan and having no passion for the club. You can't say that now!

Very disappointed, we would have won that match although I have to say we didn't do ourselves any favours after the sending off by surrendering three quarters of the pitch and putting two lines of defence on the edge of our box. Crazy! We just invited Bournemouth in.


I agree with most of what you say, FT. However, from my vantage point high in the Norh Bank, RVL appeared to lead with an elbow. Might be wrong and haven't seen any replays.

As for the future of Wolves, I said 2 years ago that I wouldn't attend matches until one, or both, of the 2MM's left. However, I relented last year due to my belief in KJ and some of our committed players.

My continued concern now is that everything is 'jam tomorrow' with an apparent gung-ho attitued by Morgan with regards to the now! Does he not think that the Man U's, City's and Arsenals et al are attracting the top quality youngsters?

I fear we will be mid-table Championship, at best, for the forseeable future. We're not getting any younger!


There were several far worse challenges in the Manchester City V Everton game last night including a full set of studs to the head, elbows to the head and none even drew a yellow card from the referee. It's a contact sport. The ref at the Molineux yesterday was demoted from the Premiership after his poor decision making in the Southampton V Manchester City game. Aguero was booked for diving having been taken out at the ankles by a scything tackle from the Southampton defender who's full set of studs made no contact with the ball.

Chillo Wolf

Agree with everything here. Especially about Morgan, yes he was wrong, but at least he showed passion.


dek i think you will find the council own the ground, Morgan is just the lease holder, and Ted do you think Morgan has changed his spots, no man, woman, or god would make me change my spots. once a Wolf always a Wolf.


Best thing the council did was keeping hold of the ground otherwise it would be an housing estate by now.

Farmer Ted

Paul, don't be naive (sorry) Sure he's a Liverpool fan and quite rightly he will never lose that, or change spots as you put it. However he is investing a lot of money and time into Wolves and the passion for his 'bit on the side' was shown quite wrongly, but (for me) wonderfully.

chris h

FT, How many times have I said on here that the problem at Wolves is wrong priorities and poor judgement at Board level. This is just another example. You should expect better and more appropriate behaviour from the chairman and owner of a football club. One assumes you would not be so supportive if someone from the South Bank charged on the pitch and confronted the referee. I have seen that sort of behaviour from parents at Sunday league games, I would never condone it and I don't think you would. What makes Steve Morgan so special? He owns the club and thinks he can do what he wants, is that it.There are other and more appropriate ways to show his passion.


Spot on mate agree with you totally.

Farmer Ted

Chris, Yet again we are poles apart. Morgan was wrong but at least he showed some passion

Rampton, just answer my question on the other thread. I believe you are a plastic Wolf. Prove me wrong.

chris h

FT only poles apart on Morgan and Moxey and their decisions. Over the years we have agreed many times on the football eg Ward, Berra, Edwards, Stearman etc . Thought the kid did well yesterday, but the right decision to play him at full back and at home first. A baptism away at Brentford at centre back would have been very tough for him. Only seen him once, but if he fills out a bit and avoids injury, in a physical league, I am sure he is going to make the grade.


I know who is to blame for all this.

The opposition.

For playing football better than us.

We'll improve and get more competitive.

I was at Newcastle v Chelsea yesterday, Newcastle played very well after a horrible start to the season and missing there main striker.

As long as everyone at the club stay calm and agrees on a sound way to continue all will be fine.

Opinionated Wolf

Right where to start, Appalling ref again "led with his elbow" his arms were by his sides, Docherty won the ball and caught the player with his trailing leg, yellow card at most. Anyway well done

Opinionated Wolf

Carrying on from my last comment, Well done to Danny Graham who scored a great goal, lets hope that makes something click in Moxey and Morgan's heads and hopefully look to sign him in January also great performance from Van la Parra who was wrongfully sent off as it wasn't even a bookable offence. Nothing can be said for certain but I think we could have definitely carried out the win and if not a draw. Mike Jones should be fired and never ref a professional football game again because of two terrible performances obviously this one and a Man City game earlier this season (the game that got him relegated down to this division). Also a good performance from the lads and hopefully our heads don't drop and we get at least one of the cards retracted. Good spirit shown today and well done Morgan for showing some passion and going to moan on the ref before he got escorted out of Molinuex by the police. But overall good and promising stuff today and we only lost because of a stupid referee.


Bankok Wolf, who do you want to own our club, someone from the fareast with money to burn or launder. Do you envy the mess the Blues are in, is that the sought of owner you and Annie Bro want or an owner like the Cardiff owner and change the clubs colours?. I believe Steve Morgan showed is true passion and commitment towards the club. As for investment hold your horses until after the January window. You might say I am a Morganite, I just don't want my club to be a play thing of some foreigner that is my worst nightmare.

Anybody read the Sunday People today, we were quoted as going after Arsenals Benik Afobe, at present knocking the goals in for fun at MK Dons, I think KJ and Arsene could do a deal, maybe involving Sako. COMEON WOLVES.


Tan has said on bbc that he will sell Cardiff then they go up and he wants to own a bigger club.

He can change our colours to anything he wants, except blue and white strips, if we were to get into the champions league.

I would also say that Chelsea and City fans are glad they have millionaire owners using their clubs as play things.



I live near Cardiff, and their fans would swap Vincent Tan for Morgan in an instant. Be careful what you wish for!

As for Cardiff reaching the Champions League, last time I looked they were about 3 points ahead of us, so it hasn't done them much good.


Didnt see the game, but read the posts from those that were there. Its clear some of the other posts are just a reaction to losing another game nothing else.

Better performance from the team, but robbed by some dubious decisions. Sound like we were unlucky today. Need to show the same attitude in the brighton game. As a wolves fan, I back KJ, and Morgan.

Nice to see morgan, showing some passion and frustration,in the spur of the moment. He's only human you know.


Why is it suddenly Mick McCarthy is being quoted as doing alright ? that's not the consensus of most of the supporters when he was here! He does not have the present Wolves side at Ipswich, he does have a couple of the old side who are preforming for him, if Wolves sack Kenny Jackett and he goes else where and starts to improve his new side, will it all be saying look at Kenny Jackett he is doing well ! or is most of the trouble on the pitch ? Bournemouth players would have been offered a part in the Panto for the over acting, the referee was totally playing to the shout and dramatics, and our lads did not pick up the trouble for the second goal, look at Stearman pointing it out before he headed a certain goal off the line, just to have it pumped back in, both the goals were also deflected, it is football we are not getting any luck at the mo, it all depends on how its dealt with now, UTW stay with it


I think people need to stop keep having ago at Morgan etc time is to move forward NOT KEEP GOING ON ABOUT THINGS THAT HAVE OR NOT HAPPENED OR MONEY SPENT OR NOT SPENT STOP LIVING IN THE PAST

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