Looking Back

Written by World Wide Wolfie on June 10th, 2013

It’s time to draw a line. We were in the Premier League and now we are in League One. We are going to Crawley next year. The club is financially ‘well run’ (entirely risk-averse) but gross incompetence in the management of personnel, and specifically the hiring and firing of the Manager, are the direct cause of our back-to-back relegations.

Ever since McCarthy’s sacking (ok, before that) Wolves have blundered from one disaster to the next; from one poor decision to another.  It was clear when Morgan met with supporters at a recent Fans Parliament that he both has the best interests of the club at heart, and absolutely no idea how it’s all gone so wrong.  I’ll give him a helping hand…

McCarthy stayed through a difficult spell in the Premier League at Christmas only to be replaced by his well meaning but completely ineffective assistant when it would have been too late for any new manager – however – good to make a difference.  After the inevitable relegation, ineffective assistant is sacked and a grand vision is announced. Stale Solbakken comes in; the players don’t really like it, play insultingly badly and the vision is discarded. At least this time it’s before the transfer window. Time to bring in a strong Manager and invest and restart that play off push…No, time for Dean Saunders and to try and strengthen the team through loan signings only.  Hello relegation number two.

With the decision to rebuild the North Bank and announce a grand vision for Molineux and then to put that on hold and focus on the academy and building houses, Molineux is currently an discordant shambles perfectly reflecting back the confusion and incoherence which has beleagued the club in recent times.  Even in the midst of all this mismanagement, the players on the pitch should have been good enough to stay in the Championship. In fact, they were, but most of them couldn’t really be bothered.  The real shame of the past season is that so much went wrong off the pitch that they were allowed to get away with it.

However, we have a new manager and it’s time to draw a line under the past. It’s time to forgive those players who have to or are willing to stay. It’s time to forgive Morgan. It’s even time to forgive Moxey. It’s time to forget, just a bit.  I shall allude no more to past inadequacies. The question is can the future be any different? I’ll be looking at that in my next post.


5 Comments so far ↓

  1. South American Wolf says:

    I give my full backing to Jackett however, I think he was the last choice for most of us, as we all gave our reasons as to why Coyle, Davis or McClaren would be our next saviour. I just hope we were all wrong!

    If come Christmas and the players that we have with Jackett guiding them have us competing in the top three with good performances and that winning feeling again I will stop shaking my head and slow hand clapping. Until then I’m going to reserve judgement on Jackett and the future of our great team.

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  2. bemused wolf says:

    I hope Kenny Jackett has a good idea of whats gone on in the past two seasons and acts accordingly. These double-dip players are not fit for purpose and should be moved on asap. I don’t want to see the likes of OHara, Johnson, Henry, Ward, Foley, Stearman plus one or two others ever wear our colours again !

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    • World Wide Wolfie says:

      In all honesty, I don’t really either. If they stay, however, they’ll have my full support provided they put in the effort.

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  3. Karlir-Johanarnt Kristjanson says:

    The new Wolves arises from the ashes! 1.div sounds like the ideal division to get through youngsters like Cassidy, Ismail, Mcalinden, Batth, Forde. I’m a bit worried that we’ll become too light weight if we don’t replace some of the players we lose with experienced players though. The relegation feels, now after the dispointment, refreshing. Let’s bounce up with a fresh genereation!!

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    • World Wide Wolfie says:

      Couldn’t agree more. Looking forward to the youngsters getting a chance. I can’t however, see M&M changing the policy of hoping we can get by with the bare essentials – not expecting too many new signings myself, however much they might be needed.

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