Looking Forward

Written by World Wide Wolfie on June 11th, 2013

Before ‘The Drop’ there were few Wolves fans who would have cheered the appointment of Kenny Jackett, but he seems a solid appointment at this level. He’s not set the world alight at either Swansea or Milwall, but oversaw steady progress for both clubs.  Jackett promises a ‘high-tempo and attacking’ passing game at Wolves. If he delivers we can look forward to an exciting campaign in League One.

Assuming Jackett can drag the club out of League One (unsurprisingly we’re the odds on tip for promotion from the bookies – see Unibet - but this is still a big assumption given recent history) big changes will still be needed at the club to fulfil any ambition of competing at a higher level.  Wolverhampton Wanderers need to see this fall from grace as an opportunity to learn from past mistakes (and there are plenty of those) and to wipe the slate clean.

Hopefully League One will offer some of the talented youngsters – who have signally failed to come through from the much vaunted Category One academy - a chance to shine. Baath and Forde have already shown some promise in real competition, and it will be good to see the highly-rated McAlinden and probably Ismail getting first team chances.  I’m in two minds about the return of Leigh Griffiths. Clearly he’s had attitude problems but he’s got talent, as his scorching last season at Hibs shows, and he is at least making the right noises about working hard in recent interviews. I doubt he’s got a long term future at the club given his complicated family ties in Scotland (and in fact Moxey already seems to have one eye on a possible transfer bonanza), but if he’s prepared to work for the moment, that will suffice.

I don’t expect to see many mouth-watering new signings as there is unlikely to be any change to the club’s policy of doing the minimum to (hopefully) get by. It will, however, be exciting to see if Sigurdarson can develop as a player and any of the overpaid wastrels who may remain at the club next year will still have my full support provided they put in the work required.

We will be a big fish in a small pond – a position all to familiar to Wolves, albeit to a lesser extent, through the many years in the second tier, where we’ve already proved how difficult a position that can be. Nevertheless, anything less than promotion would constitute failure.

Come on you Wolves!

 

27 Comments so far ↓

  1. wolfy says:

    think we will get promotion anything less will be a failure,with respect to the other clubs siggy,mcalindon and griffiths if he wants to play for we will score goals in this division, even cassidy who didnt score in championship scored goals in div.1,the coach k.jacket his in my opinion a good sighning who has done the rounds, far better choice than deano although he was a great lad he hadnt got a clue at the wolves…….wolfy

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  2. NeillGranthamWolf says:

    Good to see some clear thoughts and positivity from fans, I agree that it is time to get behind Jackett and the youth at the club and let the over paid players go if we can off load them. The wage bill is already considerably less by the likes of Hunt, Blake and co having gone. I think it will be a tough season but like all Wolves fans have said promotion is the only thing that will count as success, forget cup runs just get back up and build from the ground up!

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    • World Wide Wolfie says:

      Couldn’t agree more :)

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    • Alexander says:

      Love it all, amazing! At first I thuhgot it was one of those home magazine photos you post sometimes. Btw what is that lattice like print/poster on the floor against one wall? It looks so cool, is it cut out?

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    • Manoranjan says:

      I’m inclined to agree with Ann. I’ve lived in the dark in Holbeach for 15 years and have diedced it’s time to leave the slowly sinking ship. When we came here, it seemed a pleasant little town with potential. We were mistaken. Simply Holbeach’ magazine is our only town-centred’ publication, yet it largely features Spalding, King’s Lynn and anywhere else that isn’t Holbeach! I think we may have a Parish Council though they don’t bother to communicate with me or most other residents. The last I heard, they’d all resigned! I do know they take the highest council tax precept in South Holland, so they must be spending that somewhere. When the jubilee beacon was lit, the Spalding Guardian didn’t mention the day or time. Every takeaway in the district (some with exceptionally low food standards agency hygiene ratings) manages to leaflet my house why not the Parish Council? One of our doctors’ surgeries is in the lowest 5 percent nationally for appointment waiting times, and there’s talk of closing the local ambulance station with Holbeach being serviced from Sleaford! I could go on, but what’s the point? So many cliques, so little time, so little realistic vision or imagination . We’re now looking at continuing the rest of our retirement elswhere.

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    • sildenafil says:

      Hi Chandlee, So much sage advice to guide job seekers into 2011! All of your points regarding social media and your online presence are absolutely spot on (and then some!). I love your point about having a “circle of trust”. In a time where we must be vigilant about what information is being shared about us on and offline, having your own personal board of advisors to be able to discuss your challenges openly and honestly is extremely important. Having someone provide an outside perspective to help you make more informed decisions can really make an impact in such an extremely competitive marketplace. Thanks for all of your career wisdom! My best, Megan @expatcoachmegan

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  3. vargas12 says:

    Kenny Jackett can be the right man for Wolves, but why don´t we hold our horses until a match have been played now, shall we?

    http://www.vargas12.com/2013/05/kevin-thelwell-the-key-for-success-for-wolves/

    Vargas

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  4. Karlir-Johanarnt Kristjanson says:

    I’m looking forward to follow Wolves through pre-season. How will Jackett use the player material? There are several combinations up front possible. Griffiths and Cassidy or McAlinden or Sigurdarson. Ismail should also have a fair chance of getting his breakthrough this season.

    I really hope we’ll bring in a central midfielder and a left fullback (I suspect clubs comes in for Wardy) and a central defender, and a left sided winger to compete with Forde.

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    • World Wide Wolfie says:

      An interesting question. I’ve barely seen anything of the young players, and I suspect Jackett is still getting to grips with the options himself and we may see some chopping and changing to start with.

      Defence does seem the priority to strengthen, though as you suggest, depending who we lose in the summer.

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      • Svetlana says:

        How awesome! Seriously. My jaw kept dropnipg. Great use of color. I love the mondo caldendar, the green tray, the numbered jars, the binder clips as frames, the craft area, the…

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    • Felipe says:

      I have thought for some time that life isletf is like a diamond with many different facets. The true beauty comes when we can see them all and the number of marriages and divorces comes from not doing that or because we take the beauty for granted and expect one or perhaps two facets to be enough. A marriage based upon attractiveness or sexual compatibility, for example, is not enough if there is not the other things such as spending time together doing things mutually enjoyed, being considerate of the other person, and a million other little things which can eventually turn positive emotions into negative ones and turn our emotional diamonds back into coal. Life is in many ways an illusion, as Richard Bach pointed out in his book, Illusions and those illusions can often be how we see another person or how we see ourselves as well. We sometimes lie to others for good reasons and reasons not so good, but when we start to lie to ourselves, as so many of us do, we only create problems which do not go away, as in the case of an abused wife who makes excuses for her abuser.We need to use the three C’s of philosophy in many areas of our life, whether to judge the truth in a television commercial, the statement of a politician, or in considering our own truths. Is it Complete? Is it Coherent and does it make sense, and is it Correct?We can lie to ourselves about anything and believe anything we want but as the saying goes, The truth will set you free, but too often it is not the truth we are looking for but the Happy ever after and so we ignore the things that disturb that vision we see for ourselves.

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    • Rodolfo says:

      hi gorgeous . Sweetlips, coantnrulatiogs, great show on Sat. you looked beautiful , as usual, and when you came on in that red outfit, WOW, stunning is my word for that, made even sexier when you took off the top. now that`s how I like to watch you !! thank you for playing along with me and my Golden Rain fantasy, I think you were a little surprised/ shocked by my naughty mind (good ) I don`t like to be too predictable. and a huge THANK YOU for `bringing me off` with your oh so sexy talk , it was one of the best wanks I`ve had for a long time, the only way it would have been better was if you had your hand gripping me and moving up and down my shaft ! another unusual fantasy next time I phone you up , this one can`t come true because you are not pregnant!!!!!!!!!!! ( does that give you a clue ? )ha ha he he ! All in all Sweetlips a thoroughly great nights entertainment, thank you my darling, you are firmly established as TOP GIRL ( loud roar of approval and standing ovation ) do you get the impression that I like you , just a little bit ??????? bye for now Sweetlips xxxxxxx big hug and member in bum crack. well done Jemma love ,,,Peter ( mr happy )

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    • Celseea says:

      My proeblm was a wall until I read this, then I smashed it.

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  5. Rustymini says:

    Leigh Griffiths wants to play regularly for Scotland. He knows he has to score goals for us to keep in the Scotland squad. Doesn’t matter if we are in league 1 – Jordan Rhodes did it.

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    • Agung says:

      looks fantastic! i moved into a new place about a month berfoe you did and i am absolutely floored by your progress–i’m no where near close to being as put together as yourself. love it.

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    • Joseph says:

      I have stumbled acsors this website whilst looking for events in Holbeach.I have lived here now for 12 years and love the Town and surrudning areas very much. however, I too note that we struggle now for doctors and dentists with current residents and so would like to see the plans for the expansion of these.I also agree that we have nothing that currently makes us stand out and would encourage people and shops into the Town. Woolies used to be pivotal QD is doing a fair job but the rest are failing to keep anyone interested. the market and bakery are becoming more and more used as people try to steer clear of the big supermarket chains and support local businesses.My biggest grumble with Holbeach is the total lack of community spirit and lack of communication. Other parishes I know did jubilee festivitees and gave youngsters mugs and coins (which was the norm for the diamond jubilee) I contacted the parish council who informed me that notices were on the board a few flyers would have been lovely although would have just stated that they were doing nothing. The Olympic Torch wasnt overly advertised to anyone on outskirts of town I found out by viewing the official website. I would have helped fund raise or did my part to ensure Holbeach had a good time but was never informed. My point is that with both of these large events a lot of locals had no clue of what was being held or going on so if we have no idea I am sure no outsiders will either !We do have a nicely kept park for our children but pool facilities at the acadamy that can be used by locals or open air one that would attract visitors from other towns during summer would also be something I would like to see. We had a lovely town but I feel it going downhill each year ! A bit of a revival would be great.

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