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Steve Morgan Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Molineux Mix Archive' started by jonesey85, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. jonesey85

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    Having suffered a lot of (wrong) criticism for "hiding" last season when times were tough, I think that in the fair balance of things a lot of credit has to go to SM for... well still staying quiet now that things are going well.

    It is great to have an owner in this day and age who does not interfere with team affairs whether we are in good or bad form. The best way to show faith in a manager and his playing staff is by keeping quiet.

    This must be hard to do at times, especially when you are an avid football fan, and even more so when it is your hard earned cash that you are dishing out for MM when he knocks on the door.

    Too often nowadays an owner can become a distraction to a team.

    So thanks Steve for behaving with decorum, whether it be through thick and thin. It is very easy to send out warning messages or start soliciting for other managers when things are going badly. It's also very easy to start blowing the trumpet when things are going so well.

    Premiership foreign greedy boys who are in it for the quick buck, or for a $$$$ enlargement, should learn a lesson from this guy on how to maintain a stable club.

    We are sustainable under this guy... and long may it continue.
     
  2. Brizzlewolf

    Brizzlewolf Just doesn't shut up

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    Excellent post. For the first time in three decades so can sense total professionalism and focusrunning through the club. The difference has to be Morgan.
     
  3. Netherton Wolf

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    I also think credit has to go to Sir Jack/Jez for hanging on until the right guy came along, it would have been easy for them to just sell it for a pittance and walk away.
     
  4. Wolfie2

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    Totally agree with the above comments.

    I see from the other site that Steve had a birthday yesterday. Happy 56th. What a present from your/our boys!!
     
  5. jonesey85

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    Yep. Possibly the most important thing SJH did for us was hanging on for the right man. He got a lot of stick for waiting so long, but made sure we were put into the right hands. Plenty had the money and he could have walked way earlier than he did, but he stuck to his British criteria, and made sure his prized possession went to a guy who he genuinely likes.

    Credit also to JM. As a romantic football fan I do not like the nature of his job, and I doubt I could get on with him as a person, but he is a massive part of why we are where we are. Our performance financially in the transfer market is staggering, and some of the coups he has pulled off in the past make his hefty salary look like a pittance.
     
  6. jonesey85

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    With all of the excitement at the moment, I actually forgot about our owner until I read that part in the paper, and thought hang on a sec, this guy really does deserve credit for his conduct.

    Let's not forget that MM is not his man, how many managers survive a change of ownership these days when they are doing well, let alone when they have a below par season like we did last year. Many new owners back their manager from the outset, not many live up to their words though.

    I hope he gets to reap his reward for this at the end of the season, I really do. I get the impression that he is a bona fide gentleman.
     
  7. Adrian_Monk

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    Great to have an owner that knows the difference between continuity and continuity for the sake of it. I could list easily over 100 glaringly obvious improvements generated by the change in ownership but i'll just get called ungrateful so i won't bother, but regardless i'm glad he's put his faith in the right people and not got his sons running the club. Well done steve.
     
  8. glasgowwolf

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    Well that's a surprise Someone posts a thread congratulating Morgan and Adrian has a veiled swipe at SJH.

    Well done Steve for sticking with MM and not giving in to the idiots
     
  9. Edgmond Wolf

    Edgmond Wolf MolMix Poster of the Season Runner Up 2011-2012

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    I like to thank SJH for all the investment, Steve Morgan for continuing to support us and Super Mick for his vision of a young squad thats playing exciting football

    Come on the Wolves
     
  10. bigbluewolf

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    I'm still not convinced that Mick McCarthy is the right man for the job if/when Wolves get promoted. He has still got to prove that he can manage in the top flight. I will say he has proved that he can manage in this division.

    And I'm not an idiot, I've just got a different opinion than you.
     
  11. Very true he deserves a lot of credit hopefully we our boys can repay him for his generosity and highly professional business conduct.

    Big Thanks Steve !
     
  12. PREM.L.L

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    Well done Stevo! Keep your head down son and let MM take care of things.

    Maybe Mick isn't the right man for the job but he's easily earning the right to try should we get there. The only time he's had there was with a $$$$ depleted Sunderland that NO MANAGER could have kept up. Sticking the knife in before he's had a go with a proper set up and team is a bit harsh imo.
     
  13. Under MM and Morgan Wolves will be a GREAT club again.
     
  14. WolvesAreBoringOnCeefax

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    Were the rumours of him only committing to MM after Coppell decided to stay at Reading not true then?
     
  15. glasgowwolf

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    If he had listened to you, we would be back to 18 months ago......
     
  16. northnorfolkwolf

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    SM already deserves a big debt of gratitude from all Wolves fans. I would think that he has brought a professionalism and serious business approach to the running of the Club. I feel very confident with him running things behind the scenes.
     
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    Couldn't put it better myself, keep up the excellent work Steve!
     
  18. bigbluewolf

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    I didn't say Steve Morgan should have listened to me, I just said I was not convinced about MM.

    It seems that Steve Morgan has done a good job so far and should be congratulated for it. Let's hope he can take Wolves all the way to the very top.
     
  19. wolfyjoe

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    He's been a revelation and deserves some thanks so far, as does the widely under rated Jez Moxey who keeps the club running like clockwork and has helped make some fantastic signings for very little cash!
     
  20. Mr Zuki

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    I think that word answers your question.
     
  21. WolvesAreBoringOnCeefax

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    Rumours aren't necessarily based on lies though. We were rumoured to be looking to sign Iwelumo, then we did. Souness was rumoured to want to buy Wolves, then Moxey said it was true.
    Where do we reckon we'd be with Souness in charge then? League 2? Conference?
     
  22. UEAwolf

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    Perfect chairman in many ways. Hope he hasnt lost too much cash over the past few months- we will need a lot if and when we get promoted.
     
  23. haden-wolf

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    The club has a different feel since he's arrived, slicker, more focused on all levels.

    Good leadership comes from the the top down and it seems thats what we have, my favourite scouser without breasts
     
  24. wolvesman

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    Ungrateful ..you said it, and a very cheap gibe.
     
  25. wolvesman

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    Spot on.
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    But MM and Jez have in reality done the oh so successful wheeling and dealing business for us.

    The only real money he has spent so far has been on a some paintwork here and there. However there's a long way to go in image terms. The view of someone distributing match day programmes from an "acquired" ASDA trolley says a lot.

    I'm really pleased for the man, he must think he is in dreamland like us all. Thanks to all concerned.
     
  26. Markwolf

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    We just seem far slicker and professional now, from the boardroom down. The gratitude to all involved is well deserved.
     
  27. Wolvesthrunthru

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    It would have been very easy for SM to have got rid of Mick at the end of last season, but that would have taken us backwards yet again. Deserves praise for the continuity.
    Steve have a smiley on me, thanks :D
     
  28. Axle

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    I think ant manager should be given three years to form the team that he thinks has the ability and aptitude to be successful. Perhaps that's the way Morgan sees it too. Yes he should be congratulated for sticking with MM, but in reality, changing managers all the time is rarely beneficial - just look at Leicester for instance.

    It was common sense in my opinion, but as many of you have pointed out, that is something which is in short supply in contemporary football.
     
  29. KAZZZZ

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    Totally agree, he deserves so much credit.
     
  30. DoomWolf

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    I fully agree. Steve Morgan is the best thing to happen to Wolves in a long time. The team of Steve, Jez and Mick looks to be a winning combination, and long may it continue. I look forward to a time in the future when Steve Morgan's name is spoken of with the same reverence as Stan Cullis, Billy Wright, Steve Bull and Sir Jack Hayward.
     
  31. Waggy's Boots

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    I have to agree with the congratulations to SM. The person I'm most pleased for is Sir Jack, he only wanted what was best for the Club. It was his decisioni that SM was the right guy with the right amount of money to invest.Thank heavens that between them he and Jez made the right choice.
     
  32. haden-wolf

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    Kind of ironic that it was reported to be norwich that put his name forward as i remember, i bet they wish they had kept quiet now they could do with some help
     
  33. Wolv3nsam

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    Him and Delia Smith are good friends IIRC, he actually came to Molineux when we played Norwich with Delia and that's when he began to fall in love with the club. He's doing the sensible thing by staying behind the scenes and letting Mick and his players do the talking on the pitch and also improving our board room. Jez has always done what's best for this club in the transfer market and under Mick's tenure has got us some very good players for crazily low prices.

    Steve has also done the right thing by sticking by Mick and giving him another season, would Sir Jack have done the same?
     
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  34. PL jaspa888

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    Surely not every manager at every club?

    To the managers with a track record or real potential, then yes, continuity may prevail, but even that is not always the case.

    Unfortunately for the chairmen, it is a great responsibility to hire and fire the manager, and timing of a decision can be as important as the decision itself.

    If SM/JM had sacked MM in the close season, a large proportion of fans would have been quite happy (me included), based on performances, results and selections last season. SM/JM held their nerve and 6 months later, we are all happy to be scoffing humble pie, and SM/JM are (rightly) getting showered with praise.

    But think back to May 2006, when JM decided to back the retention of Mr Hoddle. Continuity was also given as the reason then, but even without the benefit of hindsight this was obviously a bad decision on JM's part.
     
  35. grumpy old wolf

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    I cannot agree more , the club is running like a well oiled machine , all those mentioned above deserve credit and I would add to it a playing squad that is not only talented but gutsy and hard working as shown by the manner of the win at sheffield.
    well done and keep it going to the end of the season.
     
  36. Shergar

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    Have I missed something? Have we been promoted?
     
  37. Nashie

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    An excellent starting post.

    The club appears to be run very well and has been for the past 2 or 3 seasons and the great thing is it's being run in a sustainable way.
     
  38. jonesey85

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    No, but that doesnt mean we cant be happy with how things are going.
     

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