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Michael Kightly

Discussion in 'Molineux Mix Archive' started by Del Woppio, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. Del Woppio

    Del Woppio Guest

    To those who have decided that Kightly is the new villain of the piece, $$$$ off, and sign your name under a thread entitled "I'm a short-sighted cretin incapable of independant thought, with a short memory and an IQ similar to my shoe size." $$$$ off, if you're the kind who can't appreciate when one of our most important and influencial players needs a bit of support - hell a bit of $$$$ing gratitude and appreciation for 17 goals in 60-odd games, countless assists and being one of key rewards of our recruitment policy. Those who think all manner of stick given to one of the country's brightest young talents because of a dip in form is either helpful for acceptable can leave this thread now.

    To the rest. The football fans. The Wolves fans.

    The people that appreciate that 7 goals before Christmas for a midfielder is a good return.
    The people who realise that with 12 assists he is the second most creative player in the country.
    For those that understand that Kightly's reputation mean that he's had to adapt his game in order to maintain his impact.
    For those who realise that footballers - particularly as talismanic to Wolves as Kightly is - need, and deserve, our vocal support at games.
    For those who can see past current form, and appreciate his continuing value and importance to the side

    Show support for Kites on this thread. And next home game, when some clueless $$$$ accuses him of being lazy, or a big time Charlie, or anything else they've heard Tony Butler say and copy like the brainless lemmings that they are - shout Kightly's name, and show him that the decent fans, of this decent club, want to help him develop as a player for the common good of Wolverhampton Wanderers.

    Kites - $$$$ 'em, son. They don't know what they're talking about.
     
  2. The Bear

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    He was poor yesterday and has been for a month or two.

    It won't change my opinion of him but he's not playing to his best. He's not taking on full-backs and he's playing far too narrow IMO.

    A rest will do him good.
     
  3. Deutsch Wolf

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    Del - Hear hear.

    These are the same people that rate Matt "one goal in eighteen months" Jarvis more highly than Kightly. Incredible.

    Do you like passionate, committed, quick, skilful, effective footballers? You'll be liking Michael Kightly then. What a big headed $$$$$ he is, dropping into non-league and working his way through the football pyramid.
     
  4. Amrik777

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    I;m glad MK is having a poor run and we are still winning. We need his good form in the second half of the season.

    12 wins out of 21 games is all that is required!
     
  5. Del, you've forgotten that it is our player's fault when the opposition give us a game. It was an unjustified whingers paradise yesterday, there was complete idiot behind me passing crap father to son, I'd not seen him there all season. WTF
     
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  6. Dewsburywolf

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    Cristiano Ronaldo's gash as well. World Player of the Year my $$$$.
     
  7. Woburn Wolf

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    Kites has been off form more or less since Jarvis got injured. I think part of the problem is that, with Jarvis out, the opposition have concentrated on stopping MK as a key means of reducing our goal threat. With Jarvis back this will hopefully change as he is a real handful when on form. Although Jarvo will score less goals than Kites, I think he has been more effective as a winger when fit. He has great acceleration and is quicker than Kites, he also has more composure on the ball. That said, I am very happy to have them both in the team as I believe that they can deliver the bullets for Iwelumo and SEB to fire.
     
  8. kidder_wolf_II

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    Kightly hasnt been right since his injury v Reading, When he was injured last season he didnt look right for the remainder of the season.

    Im sensing a pattern here, Maybe it just takes him a while longer than most to find his form after an injury. Also how many full 9 month seasons has MK completed at his level? The answer is none. He is still adapting to this level of football the injuries to his hamstring and ankle wont have helped him.

    Give him a break even when he isnt at his best he still manages to get the odd goal and assist. Not many players in his position would be able to keep up his early season form for the whole season.
     
  9. Tarcisio Mifsud

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    I consider Kightly as one of the best assets of our team, and I am sure he is a ready made premiership player. He just needs to pass the ball a bit earlier sometimes.

    When he seems not to be playing that well, it is because he is a marked player, which should help to release pressure on other players, in that case it is the latter who have to take that opportunity and ensure that they give a good return against the more freedom they are enjoying, if they do not, it would not be Kightly's fault.
     
  10. Taffywolf

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    Every player goes through a dip in form, Maybe ideally it would be good to give him a rest for a couple of games but as we didn't have anyone to replace him it wasn't really an option.
    Maybe the rest he's getting with his suspension will be the kick start he needs. He doesn't become a bad player overnight.. This is why we need another good winger in the squad.
     
  11. wolves_gal

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    Great Thread!!

    I couldn't believe some of the things coming out of the Idiot behind me's mouth yesterday afternoon. Fair enough we're all entitled to our opinions but this guy was a total tool! I think it must have been the first time he's seen us this season, at one point i was asking myself are we top of the league or bottom, and even are we drawing or losing the game!

    To be shouting things along the lines of 'Kightly F Off Back to non league, thats all your good for' and 'He's not good enough to play for this club' Its actually ridiculous. People seem to think that the two years prior to his (at the most 10 game) bad spell have just been a fluke and the last two months have been the real him. So he's just played out of skin for 2 whole years, but thats not the real Michael Kightly, now he's been caught out and he's not good enough? Its laugable and its shameful!!

    Kites has said himself he's aware he's not in his best form but whilst we're top of the league and winning games who is he to complain? after all, it's a team game!
    And while he hasn't been playing to his standards, it doesn't mean he's been playing terribly, as a lot of people seem to be making out. He played poorly at Doncaster, but then he put that ball onto Neill Collins head for the winner, so he's still playing an important role.

    Some Wolves fans really are embarassing, and don't deserve to be supporting a team 7 points clear at the top of the league!

    Come on Kites, show these Prats just how good you are and make them eat their words!!
     
  12. WKET

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    Here we go again,Kites has been a revelation since coming to us and anyone who thinks different is brain dead, he has a slight dip in form and he is like Keogh disgracefully singled out by a minority of so called Wolves fans,would someone please explain to me why so called fans pick on particular players,this has been going on for many many years and i just don't understand it.

    Support the club, support the players 100%-simple, to the ones who want to moan at players,as Morgan said"stay away"
     
  13. saturday boy

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    Kightly will shine in a team that includes Jarvis or any other 'proper' wide player. Jarvis' absence has coincided with Kightly's dip in form as Kightly has had to take on the role of main wide player. When Jarvis is in the team Kights has much more freedom and I think we will start to see the player we know he is if we can keep Jarvis fit. When Kightly is stationed out right he becomes easier to mark, easier to nullify - when he is drifting inside or taking up central positions he creates new problems for the opposing team.

    I have no doubt that Kightly will develop into a player who is effective across the four midfield positions in time, will be able to play up front or in behind a striker - he is developing his game all the time.
     
  14. Wolv3nsam

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    I can't believe people are criticising a player who is being escorted by half of the Premier League and is rated at £6m, the same player who also performs in a Wolves shirt how any of us would and epitomises what this team and club is about. Madness.
     
  15. Adrian_Monk

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    Be careful everyone you're in dangerous territory here, critisizing wolves fans. I got shouted down for it by some idiots on here a while ago, but i maintain my view that wolves and wolverhampton have such a high proportion of braindead people that going to games or god forbid venturing out into the city centre have become beyond painful.
     
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  16. SaleWolf

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    Absolutelty spot on and lets face it, we don't tend to agree very often.

    Kightly is simply going through a poor patch of form at the moment. Even so, how many assists has he produced, the winning goal came from his cross against Donny.

    The team hasn't been playing particularly well either of late which is bound to affect Kites.

    Anyone can see he is the best attacking player by a country mile. If his form continues to be poor for the next month then i'd still play him. You wouldn't drop Ronaldo would you and he is the Championship equivalent.
     
  17. glasgowwolf

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    Wolves fans have always needed someone to blame.

    We wanted players who work hard for the team.
    We wanted young players.

    Well with young players comes dips in form.


    We have a player in Kightly that is widely regarded as the best outside the prem
    We have a player in Keogh, who is widely regarded as a quality inteligennt forward.

    Every commentator, or summariser says how good they are.

    It seems our superb fans will not rest until we have players the calibre of Kennedy, Atkins, luzny......

    It's what the majority of fans deserve.

    All of the reports I saw of the Sheff game, showed Kightly, Keogh, and Vokes as our better players. 100% of all reports saud Wolves movement and forward play was better with Vokes, and Keogh that iwuelmo, and SEB.

    Yet every Wolves fan report has said Kightly and Keogh were bad.

    Kightky and Keogh link up well together.
    You will never convince the majority of fans, but if we are not careful, the fans will undermine our promotion charge and we will lose Kightly, SEB, Keogh and the rest, then we will be looking at premier games and watching those players playing where we want to be.
     
  18. wolfyjoe

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    He gets $$$$ all to work with on the wing in my view. He gets in space and the ball never seems to be given to his feet. When he had the chance to run at defenders yesterday, he took it.
    A quality player suffering from a sub standard midfield.
     
  19. goldfish

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    Kightly is less dramatic and more productive than he used to be. He's not as exciting to watch but he knows how to find the killer ball more regularly.
     
  20. N1GHTFALL

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    Unless Reading and Blues win 15!!

    Where do these fancyful points tallys come from, we're 7pts clear and 12 wins most probably will leave us outside the top 2
     
  21. kidder_wolf_II

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    It would leave us with 93 points which everyone seems to think will be more than enough to go up.

    Every other season it would be enough but i have been saying for a while this is a very unique season.
     
  22. Deutsch Wolf

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    93 points? You sure?

    It really isn't that unique a season, there is no way that anything above 90 points will see you outside the top two.
     
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  23. kidder_wolf_II

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    I can see where you are coming from DW it just seems strange that we could lose 9 games draw 1 and win 11 and still go up with the form Reading and blues are in.

    Maybe our 7 point gap at the top is bigger and harder for the others to over come than we think. Maybe some of us are just worrying to much.
     
  24. haden-wolf

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    Kites IS the most talismanic player we have had since Bully, he is NOT a machine.

    END OF
     
  25. ice cream head

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    I didn't hear any negative comments towards Kightly yesterday or indeed at any other time this season. Saying that, I don't think woppio is a liar so i'm sure he heard some. However, living among the people of Wolverhampton most of my life, I really don't think threads like this help the situation.

    You see, once the s.p.a.s.t.i.c.s are acknowledged, be it on the net, radio or at the ground, they have a habit of getting louder. Better to dismiss them as not worthy of anybodys time. If that happens, they may start to keep their fat traps shut.
     
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  26. kal1000

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    Good post.

    Kightly is going through a dip at present but its not like MM has an alternative option in the squad to take him out of the firing line (unless Gray, Keogh and D.Edwards are viable). Even so, Kightly has been involved in most of our goals in the last 5 weeks whether it be actual assists or involving himself in the build-up play.

    Hopefully he will not be involved at St Andrews because a rest will do him good, same as SEB and Stearman.
     
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  28. A wonderful piece of straight from the heart literature........I shed a tear at it.
     
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    :D

    Where ya bin fatty? Havent seen you for a while.
     
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  31. Crude but fair.

    Happy New Year.
     
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    I haven't read any threads slagging Kightly off TBH, and find this thread a bit confusing. He hasn't been performing quite to the high standards he has set himself in recent weeks, and all people have been doing is pointing that out. I don't think anyone has had a go at him. This thread strikes me as completely attention whoring.
     
  34. Mugwump

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    He doesnt deserve abuse, he does need our support, but he isnt beyond critiscm. He isnt playing well, maybe the one game ban he has might refresh him a little. I personally think he would benefit from a little competition.
     
  35. bod101

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    i don't think he is properly fit since his injury, simple as that.
     
  36. JonnyQ

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    I agree with everything that is said here.
    The only thing that has been frustrating me about Kites this season, which may not even be his fault, is that he seems to be in the middle way too much.

    There are alot of games this season where Foley has come down the right looked for Kightly on the wing but he's drifted upfront.
    It annoys me he isn't being used to his strengths. Running and scaring the full back.
    I think this is the reason for his loss of form.
     
  37. Uncle Festa

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    Where are these criticisms coming from? I haven't heard any and I apparently sit in the part of the ground full of the brain dead idiots. Is this thread a wind up?
     
  38. ErnieTheMilk

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    I think the people slagging him off obviously haven't noticed most teams doubling up on him ;)

    Having said that, I think he needs to get back to chalk on his boots and do what he does best... running at defenders!
     
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    Kites needs a rest for a couple of games. At some point soon I reckon he will come back firing again. The fact is that he has at times had to almost carry the team in the past and expectation has been heaped up on him. Also other teams have obviously had him down as a marked man. Despite that he has never hid and always tried to make things happen - even if it hasn't worked out for him of late. He is at the very heart of the McCarthy revolution and undoubtedly the team's talisman.

    We need to take the pressure off him and hopefully go on to sign better players in other positions to help take the pressure off him - players of the quality of Mancienne for instance. I hope he is with us for another decade and that we never sell him. He is precisely the kind of player you build a team around.
     
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    kites is certainly one of the best and most effective performers in the championship. he can rip teams apart. its great to see a player of his ability playing for my team. he should always be the first name on the team sheet, its that simple.
     

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