Wolverhampton Wanderers - Jorge Mendes

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by Squibba, Jul 23, 2018.

  1. Squibba

    Squibba Predictor Choker 14/15

  2. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    Never liked him to be honest.
     
  3. cthulhu

    cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    My views on Wolves are well documented.
    They are still a newly promoted team, throwing together lots of randoms doesn't guarantee a good season.
    Plus they are an odious club
     
  4. cthulhu

    cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    I just really dislike them already as everyone is going on about how great they will be
     
  5. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Yes i would be devastated if we were throwing together "randoms" like Rui Patricio and Joao Moutinho. They will sink like a stone.
     
  6. cthulhu

    cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    What I will do is put £5 on them doing well and if they do I am happy.
    If they don't Ill be smug and happy also
     
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  7. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Are they "bad for British football "?
     
  8. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    They'll be playing in red and green soon.
     
  9. Bring Back Standing

    Bring Back Standing First Year Pro

    Well that does have a certain 'je ne sais quoi'...

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  10. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Does it say 'come on Bully' on the back?!
     
  11. Bring Back Standing

    Bring Back Standing First Year Pro

    Not quite...

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  12. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    That probably translates as 'come on Bully' in Black Country dialect.
     
  13. TheDon

    TheDon First Team

    Wolves are a snapshot of all that's wrong with modern football
     
  14. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    Which is what exactly?
     
  15. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    But it doesn't guarantee success either. Eager to see how Wolves and West Ham start the season.
     
  16. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    It certainly feels like a lot of the competition have zoomed past us this summer. Our recruitment team need to up their game and address our obvious squad shortcomings.
     
  17. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    No but adding 2 high quality players to your squad for very little upfront fee is more likely to improve performance isn't it ?
     
  18. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    In theory yes. But in reality no not always. Plus I can't honestly see them getting the keeper for nothing.
     
  19. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    Premier league is splitting in 3 now. Leicester/Wolves/West Ham/Saints/Everton moving into their own mini league in my opinion.
     
  20. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    How have you come to that conclusion? Money spent?
     
  21. wingco

    wingco First Year Pro

    Moutinho was always touted as the next great midfielder, yet he has never really done much with his career. Soon to turn 32, and Monaco were happy to let him go for £5m?

    Wolves have a large collection of talented players, all of whom lack any real experience of playing at the top level. I don't quite see why they are so heavily fancied to take the division by storm.
     
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  22. cthulhu

    cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Entirely right. We may as well give up. Spending lots of money on fancy Dan foreigners equals success
     
  23. cthulhu

    cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    This league, as we all know, is entirely decided by whether you have a superagent and how much you spend. Just look at how Moshiri pushed Everton from somewhere in the top 6 to a solid top 8 club having judiciously spent millions filling the squad with expensive midfielders. How Leicester spent the most in that season they won the league. How stupid Burnley with their low cost cloggers consistently come 20th each season. When Sunderland spent the 12th most in the league and certainly didn't end up finishing 20th. Spurs and Arsenal by balancing their books frugally each year go from one relegation battle to the next.
     
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  24. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Wolves and Southampton? One team has only just been promoted and the other nearly went down.
     
  25. Not another ******* imaginary league for knickerwetters to panic about. FFS
     
  26. cthulhu

    cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    No but haven't you heard? Wolves are going to win the league by playing their superagent and a geriatric player from Monaco
     
  27. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    The fact is the league table in all divisions is heavily influenced by wage bill. We can’t compete with some of the mid table rivals now unfortunately so the odds are against us.
     
  28. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    Wolves are investing heavily as our Southampton. Southampton had their scare but won’t come close again.

    I’m not expecting us to follow suit. I’m merely making observations so I don’t know why people are getting upset about stating facts. (Not aimed at you)
     
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  29. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    Wage bills as a result of those signings.
     
  30. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    Of course they will be outliers but in terms of wages we are at a disadvantage. And suggesting Arsenal and Spurs are somehow budget endeavours is rather bizarre.
     
  31. cthulhu

    cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Arsenal fans have bemoaned the lack of spending for years. We will see what the end of the season brings us.
    Not a personal attack at you. Im just fed up hearing about wolves and it's hot
     
  32. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    I think there have been more clubs across all the division that have taken the Wolves approach (or a variation on that theme) and flopped than those who have thrived. For me it's too early to predict where they'll end up.
     
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  33. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Beat me to it. I heard on the radio last night a discussion on Wolves finishing in the top 8 or possibly the top 6! The GK looks a really good signing but the lad from Monaco is 31 and the PL is lightly different to playing in France. Somewhat limiting themselves to buying players from one country can't help them either. This love in for Wolves is beginning to get on my nerves before the season has started, I kind of hope they struggle
     
  34. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    It’s not about transfer fees thought it’s about wages and Arsenal wages dwarf many others.
     
  35. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    I hope they struggle as well but if you were doing a bet on who would finish higher between us and then before a ball was kicked you’d need a decent price to back us.
     

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