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  1. Professional

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    ... I mean really remember the feeling of when we went up several years ago?

    I remember betting 20 quid on Betfair in a very drunken state a day or so after Cardiff that we would finish in a Champions league place:D.

    I remember thinking that the club had finally got out of the current crappy division at last- not to return because of the superb players we were going to sign for sure.

    The Mol was going to be a 40,000 stadium in a couple of seasons.

    I remember getting home from work to find a black envelope with a Wolves badge on from Sky with the words " The Wolves are back in the pack..." trying to entice me to buy Premier Plus games- Seeing that envelope, and thinking it was on everyones front mat filled me with such pride I could have burst.

    With SJH still in charge, we were bound to make an absolute effort to spend big and stay in the division.

    Checking teletext every night to see who we were going to sign and what we were going to do...

    And a week later, rumours were starting to circulate that we were going to try and do it on a budget, and that was that- I was devastated.

    Still, it was a good couple of weeks while it lasted.
     
  2. Kenny-11

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    Thank $$$$ the Internet was invented in 2004. I hated teletext
     
  3. Deutsch Wolf

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    I remember on the way back from Cardiff, my Dad and I were compiling a massive list of potential signings. Not quite Bergkamp proportions, but suffice to say those players we mentioned were better than the ones we ended up getting...

    Ray Parlour was one I wanted, would have been great for a couple of seasons just to get us started, a whole level above your likes of Cameron and Ince (the 2003 version).
     
  4. Dewsburywolf

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    And thereby ends the tale.
     
  5. Jonzy54

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    I was as nervous as hell before the game and even at 3-0 I thought we would blow it. When the clock ticked round to 86 mins I finally accepted we were up. I remember meeting loads of mates after the game and the joy was unbridled. I remember driving through Hereford on the way home and was FLASHED doing 35 in a 30 zone. I remember all City pubs being shut, but we got into the Style and were applauded when we entered. I remember buying all the papers the next day before watching the open top bus tour. I remember feeling overjoyed until reality kicked in. We had nipped off to Cornwall for a few days and 5 Live announced we had made a Premier signing(Luzny) and the next day they announced we had signed Okrowonko(Who?) The Old Gold was soon tarnished.
     
  6. PeteWolf

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    The memories of Cardiff are fading, but I still remember coming out of Old Trafford feeling proud. The result didn't matter, but we'd $$$$ed them and it really felt like things would be OK. We'd played well at Blackburn, just got beaten by 3 or 4 cracking long range shots, I was too $$$$ed to remember much about the Charlton game, but that game against Man Utd just put a bit of pride back into the club. Especially being on Sky, it felt like we'd made it.

    Some people say that they're glad we didn't make the Premier League, but I'd still take it every time. The lows might be lower, with all the publicity and hype it might feel like the whole world are laughing at you when you lose, but the highs when we won beat anything you'll get in the Championship. Man Utd at home, coming back against Leicester, $$$$ing on Middlesbrough. Fantastic.

    It's like being a drug addict. Mick and Moxeys methadone aren't doing it for me.
     
  7. WolvesAreBoringOnCeefax

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    I remember when Morgan came in both him and SJH said stuff along the lines of 'More should have been spent when we got up last time.' I can forsee us managing to be promoted again in Morgan's time and surely we'd make a better stab at it under his stewardship?
     
  8. Deutsch Wolf

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    You'd think so. Though you'd also imagine that we'd construct a better team in the Championship to play at a higher level rather than having to rip the guts out of it when we do get promoted.

    Again, this is another thing with Dave Jones; he shouldn't have spent £12m + massive wages on reasonably limited players with very limited shelflives and then said "I need a new team" when we went up. We replaced around the same number of players as Portsmouth did, it's just they already had *some* quality in their promotion winning squad.

    Old ground I know, but I sense we're verging on another "Dave Jones wasn't backed" thread.
     
  9. WolvesAreBoringOnCeefax

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    According to legend D. Jones told SJH when he was appointed that he could do one of two options, either build a side which might take years, or go for a go up quick strategy. SJH chose the later, to be fair Jones delivered and then I don't think he did get enough cash for that strategy to ever work in establishing a team in a higher division. To me either way looks expensive, these 'young and hungry' players have to also be good ones, the SEB/Hennessy/Joe Ledley types, all of whom will now command £3mill plus fees.

    Anyway, just to keep it vaguely on topic, as I'm only young I remember watching Wolves win at Cardiff on Sky and not really realising how big an event it was. With hindsight I'm gutted that I didn't appreciate our one year up, especially as it wasn't really that bad an attempt given the Sunderland/Derby debacles of recent years.
     
  10. Deutsch Wolf

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    You could have signed Dean Ashton instead of Nathan Blake, Tim Cahill instead of Colin Cameron, Steven Reid instead of Alex Rae (much as I loved him), etc etc. Jones was just lazy. £12m spent on a team that was worthless within three years, indefensibly lazy.
     
  11. Mr Zuki

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    In a sea of ridiculous statements that is quite possibly the most ridiculous I have seen from you.
     
  12. Kenny-11

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    Dave Jones said he couldn't sign Merson because SJH didn't know who he was
     
  13. Deutsch Wolf

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    Dave Jones is a lying arsehole with the laziest transfer policy in the world.

    No libel there, people.
     
  14. Mr Zuki

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    I don't remember that(which doesn't make it untrue of course) but I would be very very surprised if Sir Jack(a football fan) ever said he didn't know either Merson or Parlour in seriousness.
     
  15. Kenny-11

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    It was in the papers around the first time we played Cardiff after he took over.
     
  16. Deutsch Wolf

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    Yeah, when they were top of the league, he was milking it and people on here were screeching "why did we get rid of him??!!!111!!!"

    The cup run has, McGhee style, saved his job this season. He wouldn't have got away with signing two forwards on massive signing on fees and massive wages and getting a midtable finish otherwise.

    Typical Jones signings, I might add.
     
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  17. leedswolf

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    Dave Jones wasn't allowed to sign Bergkamp because SJH thought it was a reference to a gay town .......................
     
  18. Mr Zuki

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    That's a good point, I often thought his monotone voice hid a good ability at spin.

    Imagine Stewarton's reaction had we signed Fowler and Hasseilbank and they'd flopped the way they have :)
     
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    Ah, that loveable Scouse wit, eh?

    Prat.
     
  20. berrysafro2

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    Flopped?

    Fowler had scored 6 goals in 16 games before being injured and Hasselbaink scored 9 in 43 games,only slightly below Keogh's 11 goals in 48 games.
    Or to put it another way,these two "flops" scored more goals between them in 59 appearances than our quartet of prolific strikers,Elliott(5/31),S Ward(0/31),Kyle(1/13)and Eastwood(3/31)did in 106.
    So...who are the flops?
     
  21. Mr Zuki

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    erm..... that'd be our players then.

    But If we had signed those two I'd be looking for 35-40 between them.
     
  22. Muscat

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    They're all flops. Both Hasselbaink and Fowler were brought in the be 20-goal-a-season strikers. Fowler has been injured for most of the season, but Hasselbaink's total has been particularly poor for a player of his ability and wages. One goal every 4 games at Championship level for a player who once cost £15m is dismal particularly when compared to someone like Kevin Phillips. So yeah, flops.
     
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    I too remember the euphoria of Cardiff, rushing back to wolvo to dance in Queens Square, only to find it like a no horse town. So we rushed to a local boozer for the promotion party - only to find 2 men without their dog. The bad omens were there already.
    Then the increasing gloom over the summer as the hoped for signings failed to materialise. Nobody wanted us to do a Leeds but it was very clear by August what was probably going to happen. And it did.
     
  24. So that takes me out of the equation - Muppet boy
     
  25. Wolv3nsam

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    The worst bit of business was when Dean Ashton was available and we took Carl Cort instead. :mad:

    Didn't we have Kris Boyd on trial as well?
     
  26. Mr Zuki

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    Muppet boy!!!!

    That's nice, cheers
     
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    Kris Boyd was on trial at the start of the PL season. My understanding was that we were to look at him again in the January window. By then we were firmly in the relegation mire and we opted for a 'tried and trusted' PL player to do the job as opposed to what would have been possibly considered as more of a gamble with younger untried players at PL level.
     
  28. Kenny-11

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    Edit - Leeds said it better
     
  29. At the time Kris Boyd was never coming to Wolves, Rangers through and through, there was only ever going to be one move for him. However, he might come now he has it out of his system, and is largely a bit part player.
     
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    Boyd is a great finisher but little else. I don't think he'd fit in with how we play, unfortunately, but he would be a great asset to someone in this league - it's more likely a lower end PL team would snap him up though.
     
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    I would personally prefer Adam Boyd.
     
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    He's had a decent season for Orient but he had six goals in two years before that. Not good enough for what we want to do.
     
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    TBF he had an horrendous time at Luton with injuries.
     
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    True. But I don't really think he's any better than Elliott and he's certainly not as good as Keogh.
     
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    I wouldn't disagree there. I would still prefer Adam to Kris.
     

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