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Milan eyeing Leicester

Discussion in 'Molineux Mix Archive' started by Sea of Gold, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. Sea of Gold

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  2. Lupo Italiano

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    Deutsch Wolf doesn't want him at Wolves so it cannot and will not happen!
     
  3. Personally I can't stand him. But let's face it, if he took over and sank a load of money in then everyone would love him to bits.
     
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    DWs alright really if you meet him in real life ;)
     
  5. So the story about him being arrested for having an offensive body about his weapon is not true then? :p
     
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    I wouldn't go that far, no!
     
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    I agree.IMO it would be the perfect time for a new owner to come in.Most of the overpaid deadwood gone,signs of a younger side with the right attitude emerging and a decent manager in place.IF Mandaric could come in and spend wisely(something Hayward for whatever reason(s) has struggled to do),we could be looking at a thriving club.
     
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  8. Jack Bauer

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    He would be a disaster for Wolves, we are going in the right direction finally and Mandaric would just bring us straight back to throwing money at the problem.
     
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    I'm not so sure.I don't think an injection of money would be a bad thing as long as we continued with the current player recruitment policy-ie right age & attitude.I believe that the way in which money has been so badly wasted during the Hayward era has made some believe that money is a bad thing for the club.In reality,it's been the people using the money rather then the money itself that's caused so many problems for Wolves.
     
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    Bumba- Totally agree its' not the money per se thats the problem its how its spent, one thing for sure its better having money than not so!
     
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    It was not the throwing that was the problem, it was the direction in which it was thrown.

    At Pompey it appears to have been (in the main) thrown in the right direction.
     
  12. Visage Wolf

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    Just like everyone loves SJH?
     
  13. Visage Wolf

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    I disagree, in part. I think having money encourages lazy management - why scout the lower divisions looking for a hidden gem when you can spunk a million quid on a premiership reject?

    So yes, its the people that have had the problem, but having money didnt help them. How many managers have there been (and not just at Wolves), who've done really well in the lower divisions but then failed badly when given money to spend?
     
  14. reanswolf

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    Its a difficult one - can see arguments on either side. But I am beginning to enjoy being a Wolves fan again (that doesnt mean I had no enjoyment earlier, Cardiff was like winning the World Cup). But seeing hungry young lads giving that extra 5% makes all the difference to me. No expectation now, thats been sent over to the Albion and look how it snow creeping into the psyche of their "wonderful" support.
     
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    Absolutely correct. Ashton, Reo-Coker, even Carrick might have been prised away if we had had intelligent managers and visionary directors at the time. That lot would have cost about £5m then....need I say more.....and no blah blah about they would never have come etc......
     
  16. Visage Wolf

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    That is an utterly flawed piece of logic. We could just as easily have bought players who either a) turned out to be rubbish or b) simply left on Bosmans.

    The notion that blowing money on young talent will, a priori, generate a good return on investment is flawed.

    Simply $$$$$$$$, frankly.
     
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    I agree with you but IMO this just serves to show how badly the club has been run upto this season.As you say,money meant laziness and the virtually non-existent scouting network is proof of this.A major reason why Wolves spent poorly was the craving for instant success-started I'm afraid by SJH and then jumped on big time by the fans.2 points:

    1) We had 1.4m to spend in the January window.This surely is better than having nothing? If we had had a shrewder set up,this could have bought 3-4 players who would have served us well last season and this.We chose the proven(lazy) option and the money was wasted.This was purely down to those spending it.They made the same mistake that they had been making for the previous 10 years.Frankowski is the worst signing in the Hayward era,bearing in mind the circumstances(money wise) at the time.

    2) Middlesboro.When the money culture started at Wolves,we were a similar club to them-indeed there was that season when we were in direct competiton for the Div1 title and promotion to the P/L.Middlesboro spent well in comparison,led by a chairman who seems to be as close to the ideal as you can get.They threw money at it(and made mistakes) but did it far better than we did and are now a million miles away from us.They are an average-ish club who have used money to become an established P/L outfit.

    I am as excited as the next man re the new Wolves-particularly the 'profile' of player signings.However,as long as we could retain this outlook and not knee-jerk to the "immediate promotion" approach,I feel an injection of funds could well see us successful again.
     
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  19. My comment was in the context of people thinking that throwing money around solves problems. Maybe next time I will use a smiley thing to denote sarcasm. Or maybe not.
     
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    It is possible, believe it or not, to make good signings by cherry picking young talent at the right time. That is what MM is doing now imv albeit with no money. But if you do happen to have some money as we did under the idiot Jones you can spend it on similar players of a higher calibre.

    We failed to do that and missed chance after chance. Jones didn't rate players like Sidwell and did rate Paul Jones, Luzhny and Silas for instance. Of course young players can leave like Miller did but if you make good choices and generate something called success they don't want to. But perhaps you are happy with the philosophy that makes us spend £1.4m on the likes of Franko who at 32 is almost certainly now going to leave within a year for virtually nothing. Remember Robert Taylor and the host of other players for whom we got not a penny back because we bought them so late in their career and they were average at best in the first place.
     
  21. Just a thought..but maybe it might be better for us to do well this season and have continuity in the team before we start talking with a money man.

    If we finish well placed this season with a strong team and a good manager, backers will see us as a much more attractive and viable proposition.

    This would mean we could negotiate with them from strength, instead of begging someone to take us on!
     
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    Perspicacious post, Grizz!
     
  23. jabbawolf

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    just what I was thinking....
     
  24. having insight; penetrating; astute

    The brilliant lawyer was known for his perspicacious deductions.
     
  25. jabbawolf

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    Why use 4 syllables when you can say shrewd??
     

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