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SellyWolf
06-02-2012, 01:57
This is incredibly sad, But I have a real interest in who in the team are good mates, who socialises with who, whether or not the 'team spirit' we hear about is really in existence.

What people seem to forget come transfer season is that people like Fletch for example arent necessarily going to want to move to a slightly bigger club for slightly more money, if they are comfortable, enjoying their football, the atmosphere and their general lives with Wolves etc...and this is how most of the players tell it...that they are very 'happy at wolves' and the 'lads are great', there is a 'great team spirit' etc...

It does seem the case that there is a general good spirit amongst the squad, but who are the outliers, they can't all be the best of friends surely!?

I have had the pleasure of meeting a few of the lads on the coach to Birmingham a few seasons ago and they were a lovely bunch, not the usual footballer type, genuine nice lads so to speak...

Does anyone know much about the team spirit, the social lives of the players, etc etc

Its plain to see that Big George and Frimpong have formed some sort of bond, probably through being in the jim from 5 in the morning together every day... I have heard of Johnson and Berra being good mates, Fletch refers to Stears as his best Wolves mate, and gets a lift to training, I know that Doyler used to room with Hahneman, and is good mates with Hunty etc...

Which leads me on to another thing, who rooms with who on away trips...my bet would be Doyler and Hunt, Fletch and Stears, Manny and George, Foley and Edwards, O'hara and who knows, Wardy and Hen? anyone got any ideas...

Admittedly this is a sad, sad state of affairs for a thread, but I know at least some of you will be interested slightly!...because secretly...every single person who uses this forums' dream is to be part of that squad, even as a kit man, a kit man's assistant we would all love to know what goes on behind the scenes....

sean from oz
06-02-2012, 04:40
Doyler and Hunty are brothers in laws im pretty sure!!

Dewsburywolf
06-02-2012, 05:56
Doyler and Hunty are brothers in laws im pretty sure!!

One married the other's cousin. I know this because Hunty berated me with it when Smokey & I met him after the Eire game that Smokey had won tickets for

Interestingly Bassong makes reference to the team spirit in his interview on the club website - "he's (McCarthy) always impressed me, even before I met him ..........He brought a lot of spirit into the team - the way the came up into the Premier League, he did a great job. ......... I like this kind of manager because he has great spirit, great character and I think he's going to give it (character) to us - so that's why we have to show character, then we will do well"

sean from oz
06-02-2012, 07:07
One married the other's cousin. I know this because Hunty berated me with it when Smokey & I met him after the Eire game that Smokey had won tickets for

Interestingly Bassong makes reference to the team spirit in his interview on the club website - "he's (McCarthy) always impressed me, even before I met him ..........He brought a lot of spirit into the team - the way the came up into the Premier League, he did a great job. ......... I like this kind of manager because he has great spirit, great character and I think he's going to give it (character) to us - so that's why we have to show character, then we will do well"

I think anyone who doesnt think there is a team spirit here or the guys are not playing with Mick. Just watch the players going off after the game against QPR. Brought a bit of a tear to my eyes.

Im no happy clapper and i did think Mick prob should have been replaced but i tell u i really enjoy the wins with Mick in charge. They are always passionate wins and even tho Mick drives me crazy with his team selections etc. It just wouldnt seem the same without Mad Mick

Jamesjh89
06-02-2012, 07:18
Mccarthy and morgan are best friends.

Netherton Wolf
06-02-2012, 07:26
Henry and Dave Jones (the player) were very good friends.

Burton Wolf
06-02-2012, 07:31
I'm friends with Dewsbury does that count?

SanFranWolf
06-02-2012, 07:33
Naylor, Keane, Lescot and Murray all used to be good friends didn't they?

Lupo
06-02-2012, 07:58
Clipboard sold his soul to the devil in order to keep his job for life!


Taxi!

GoldenHorseshoe
06-02-2012, 08:04
I'm friends with Dewsbury does that count?

Do you room with him?

GoldenHorseshoe
06-02-2012, 08:06
Clipboard sold his soul to the devil in order to keep his job for life!


Taxi!

That's one pathetic devil, should have been good for midtable at least.

bridgnorthwolf
06-02-2012, 08:24
I think team spirtit is excellent and really don't think there are any bad eggs in the squad and everyone seems to get on well with each other. That doesn't guarantee anything, but it's nice to see and certainly helps.

I know Johnson and Ward are particularly good friends as are Berra and O'Hara and Stearman and Fletcher and of course Doyle and Hunt.

And I know he's not a player any more, but still around is Murray and O'Hara spend time with each other and their families socially.

Edgmond Wolf
06-02-2012, 10:32
The one consistant thing you hear when we have a new signing is that the new signing comments on the dressing room atmosphere and that Wolves are a good bunch of lads.

I think that is one of the criteria that Mick uses when he scouts players. He does not want a billy big boots coming in and up setting the family spirit

Bankswolf II
06-02-2012, 10:49
One of the things that allways makes me proud to be a wolves fan and I dont know if its me looking through rose tinted specs or not but the way everyone seems to rush over to the goal scorer after a goal

Look at the Doyle goal and tell me how good our spirit is, I dont see it often with other clubs

TheRetroChief
06-02-2012, 11:07
I'd rather there was little or no team spirit and we were top half of the table. I couldn't give a stuff if our players like each other, as long as the business is done on the pitch. Perhaps they are too pally with one another, a few b$$$$$$ings off each other wouldn't go amiss once in a while. "Never mind lads, we got played off the park again today but let's forget about that and pop out to dinner with the wags". Do me a favour FFS.

bridgnorthwolf
06-02-2012, 11:16
I'd rather there was little or no team spirit and we were top half of the table. I couldn't give a stuff if our players like each other, as long as the business is done on the pitch. Perhaps they are too pally with one another, a few b$$$$$$ings off each other wouldn't go amiss once in a while. "Never mind lads, we got played off the park again today but let's forget about that and pop out to dinner with the wags". Do me a favour FFS.

I think it's one of the main contributing factors to our success in finally getting out of (and staying out of) the Championship. Mick said he onl wants players in his sqaud that he'd trust with the keys to his house. The team spirit and unity was something we never saw much of under McGhee and Hoddle etc. We got to the Premier League without splashing the cash left, right and centre and without the team spirit it wouldn't have happened.

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/54726000/jpg/_54726494_wolves.jpg

Edgmond Wolf
06-02-2012, 11:23
I think it's one of the main contributing factors to our success in finally getting out of (and staying out of) the Championship. Mick said he onl wants players in his sqaud that he'd trust with the keys to his house. The team spirit and unity was something we never saw much of under McGhee and Hoddle etc. We got to the Premier League without splashing the cash left, right and centre and without the team spirit it wouldn't have happened.

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/54726000/jpg/_54726494_wolves.jpg


This for me too

I think that the team really play for each other and Mick and it is our one saving grace. I like that they are passionate, give their all for the shirt and that there is a good team spirit.

I also like that Mick whatever the result good or bad, shakes everyone by the hand and is level headed in his interviews. He epitimises the poem "IF"

Dewsburywolf
06-02-2012, 12:02
http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/54726000/jpg/_54726494_wolves.jpg


Wayne looks to be getting a little too friendly in this snap :eek: