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IF Wolves achieved promotion

Discussion in 'Molineux Mix Archive' started by Aylesbury Wolf, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. Aylesbury Wolf

    Aylesbury Wolf Has a lot to say

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    With the current wave of optimism sweeping through the forum, it has got me thinking.

    We are seeing some promising youngsters coming through with Iorfa, Hause, Price Ebank-Landell and Evans all shining at various times this season.

    Other players are making steady progress such as Batth.

    This week could also see the introduction of a new striker who, combined with Dicko, could be a mouth watering combination at Championship level.

    My question then is what happens if Wolves do manage to get promotion this season? I cannot see a top two finish but with some quality reinforcements arriving in the transfer window, promotion through the play offs is not beyond reach.

    So, should promotion be achieved, what will the club's strategy next season be? Will they simply make the best of what we've got and just take the money to build long term or will they recruit to compete.

    With both options, what will this do for the future development of our youngsters? If we go with what we have got then a season struggling could hamper their development and/or destroy their confidence.

    If new recruits arrive then the youngsters will struggle to get game time and this will also hamper their development.

    Your thoughts?
     
  2. Sedgley Gold N Black

    Sedgley Gold N Black Just doesn't shut up

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    As long as the club came out and said we are going to continue with our current policy and will use the money to bring in a better calibre of young players and to enable us to keep hold of our current players should we go down. I'd be okay with that.

    I emphasise the last part though, we do not cash in on those that do do well should we go down.

    Sandwell have shown that if you are sensible when you go up and come down without gambling all of the money you can hold on to your players and go back up.

    And spending doesn't guarantee you will stay up anyway and some of the better examples of clubs surviving Southampton & Swansea kept a lot of their promotion squad when they went up.
     
  3. Sandwell Wolf

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    One game at a time.

    Absolutely LOVE this Wolves team.
     
  4. Aylesbury Wolf

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    I did stress IF................... :D
     
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    Watching Soton take the lead at OT and their team bears no resemblance to the team that came up. We need to learn from previous times when we have not strengthened.
     
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    That's probably partially down to the fact that they had a mass exodus of players who were sold rather than them being pushed down the pecking order.....

    Their bank manager must have been drooling at the beginning of the season.
     
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    They'll be no investment and we would get mullerd!
     
  8. GoldenHorseshoe

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    Top two?

    Is not that far away, no teams are running away with it this year.
     
  9. Bumbamuffin

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    We'd come down without a doubt,but we'd have 4 years worth of P/L money so we could build again.

    It's crap really,but that's football in this country now.
     
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    At every level each player is tested as to whether they can cope. Some of the youngsters will step up some won't. Of course we would like as many as possible to hang in there and make the grade. I think the key is to have good alternatives in each position so that if a youngster does struggle you can give him a break without hurting the whole.

    It would be a nice problem to have and we still have a hell of a lot of ground to make up and at least another couple of players to find even if Afobe comes in.

    IMV the club would need to sign two more strikers (as well as Afobe) and a No.10 to upgrade Edwards (who would be a useful reserve). Probably we would need an experienced CB in the mix and Kuczsak as back up for Ikeme. Price, Evans and Saville would have to fight it out to be McDonald's partner and possibly at some point a more experienced midfielder might have to be brought in. If Sako went we would need a very good replacement out wide.

    All in all I reckon we would need to spend a minimum £15-20m.

    The reality? The club might spend up to £5m on another striker and then another £5m on another three or four players including some 'frees' and a loanee or two. Would that be enough for survival? Probably not, but you never know.
     
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    Living down here in Wales I've seen quite a bit of Bony; now leaving Swansea to go to City to be their 4th striker? $$$$ing really $$$$es me off.
     
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    Should promotion be achieved making do and building for the future usually ensures the future never comes.

    Serious clubs ensure the gravy train is maintained.

    Allowing youth to carry the burden would be disastrous to the club and probably to the careers of several of them.

    There have been no quality signings along these lines. Spending a couple of million will get the club Championship players with perhaps the odd find. None of the current squad are proven long term as top league players.One or two might step up but much investment is needed. At least twenty million and even that might not be enough.

    One signing who I have stuck my neck out on as someone who just might hack it is Jacket.(poetry look)His record so far points to a coach who can do it.A disastrous set of games recently did not phase him and he has put it right with some finesse.

    Last summer was the time to start adding one or two quality signings and the lack of such is very likely why only the play offs are being considered.

    The hierarchy above KJ has a proven track record of Championship quality. I fear any progress made in the last twelve months will be wasted when the real issues are needed to be addressed.
     
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  13. Aylesbury Wolf

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    Sadly, for a lot of players it's just about maximising their income.

    I really don't understand it though as Bony would be pretty well guaranteed a first team slot playing for a very good PL side at Swansea where he could well become a cult hero.

    Yet he appears to have followed many other up and coming stars and be prepared to be a benchwarmer at one of the top 5 clubs. No doubt he'll get games whilst City have their injury problems but that won't be for too much longer.
     
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    Just get promotion and then worry about the consequences if/when it is achieved. Whilst Moxey remains at the club I fear that the consequences would be certain relegation because he has a proven track record of total failure and inability to adapt to Premier League level.

    4 more years of increased parachute money would at least put us in a position to compete financially in the seasons that follow. If we fail to go up this season and miss out again next season final parachute installment then we face another potential long term exile from the top flight. I also doubt we would be able to continue putting the £2.5m minimum funding into the Cat 1 academy when the parachute money dries up. I doubt many Wolves fans can see Steve Morgan funding it from his own pocket and the club income would be too low to fund it.
     
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