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WOLVES HAVE A MANAGER!!!!!!!!!!
It's Terry Connor.
wouldn't it be funny if you offered the job to Steve Bruce and he turned you down.
Three black managers in the FL now!
there'll be two black mana...
Been with the club for over ten years as a coach, was promoted to number two role when McCarthy came in. Meant to be a great guy, but it's not exactly the plan people had in mind.
But hey, striking a blow for equal rights and that with the only black manager in the Premier League. Up yours, Sepp Blatter.
I mean, Birmingham are probably going up ;)
That's what Wikipedia tells me.
considering what we were talking about yesterday.
TC is one of the most influential coaches I have worked with in my career – and that includes everyone I have worked with. I owe him a lot. There are many other things he told me at the time that I maybe didn't realise immediately but then, as I developed in my career, started to work really well.
He's a proper football man, and probably one of the most knowledgeable about the game that there is around and helped to develop people like Matt Jarvis and Michael Kightly.
TC had a lot of respect from the players at the time when I was there and I am sure that will be the same from the lads who are at Wolves now. He was always such a focused and determined person and everything was so well organised that, if he is in charge of Wolves on Saturday, they will certainly be well prepared.
Well... maybe not that bad? I'm really clutching at straws here.
Avoiding relegation now seems unlikely, so was your best bet to appoint someone like Bruce on the off-chance he'd defy the odds but you'd then be better off without, irrespective of whether or not he kept you up, or someone like Poyet who would more likely take you down but you could then rebuild with? If the former, is Connor any worse a bet? He's more than likely a less capable manager than McCarthy, but at least there's a chance he'll lift the dressing room and give some fresh impetus to the fight, which is all someone like Bruce would have done anyway. If the latter, why waste money on the appointment now, when waiting until the summer would have roughly the same effect? In fact you're probably better off starting the rebuilding process with a brand new manager rather than the one who took you down, regardless of how much blame could be attributed to him for that. So I can definitely see the logic behind the decision.
I liked this quote from him just now in the press conference:
"They will call me TC - Gaffer is a title that has to be earned."
I'm hoping that his reputation as being really, really nice will mean he's a good coach. His nickname amongst the fans (in a derogatory way) was 'Clipboard' because he always seemed to be flicking through notes. If he proves to have been more tactically aware than McCarthy that's a silver lining.
So many straws to clutch.
I wouldn't be happy if I were a Stoke fan who'd spent 2 months worth of dole money to go to Valencia, only to find Pulis stick the ressies out...
Can't see European adventures happening very often for Stoke, so why not go for it all guns blazing?
And then even United and City put out vaguely strong teams, because whilst you play the extra games, the culture and habit of winning has a lot of value
Both City and United played the strongest available to them this week. In it to win it. Or in it to slink past second rate fallen giants at home in humiliating fashion, at any rate.
I used vaguely as a caveat so I didn't get a lecture from Jordan about injuries or a 15,900 word treatise from my Croatian pal
In it as long as the other's in it.
Pulis is a cunt. Stoke were funny for a couple of seasons but fuck them now, they'll never change
said it was to save legs for the relegation six-pointer against Wigan three days after.
He lost that too.
I actually feel slightly sorry for 8steps and his Wednesday brethren
but yeah, it's not exactly easy on the eye, especially now Ben Marshall's buggeered off
dreading the derby this weekend
Teams seem to bust a gut to qualify for Europe just so they can then field a weakened team in order to focus on the league and securing European qualification for next season.
Presumably it's just the cash reward for qualifying which is the important part?
dunno how i feel about that.
I think they all from now til the end of the season.
Just really can't stand Fulham, in the same way I don't like the Lib Dems. Chelsea, like the Tories, whilst your nemesis, at least the lines are drawn and you know where you stand and despite the resentment, there's a begrudging respect as well, a bit like Rommel and Montgomery in the desert in 1941. Fulham are just a nothing irritant.
We need 3 points, and we need to avenge that embarrassing 6-0. Think Hughes and Zamora will want to stick it to them too. Excited too to see Diakite, just because without Faurlin there's a lot riding on him being amazing. Faurlin's been out for almost two months now and he's still in the top 5 of tackles made in the Prem.
...but having gone there to see Clint Dempsey humourlessly dismantle us in the cup, and not heard a single song OR chant out of the home 'support', I have little but contempt for them
My first time at Fulham. Probably going to buy a ticket for the neutral stand, purely because it sounds so silly.
I know our prices suck thanks to the Orange Man (though Bhatia and Fernandes have brought then down and let under 8s in free) but Fulham's £50, no concessions for us was a total joke
Looks like loads of tickets are left though, so may wait a week and see how my finances look then. £50 is actual insanity.
But no concessions is absolutely outrageous
Unsurprisingly it was full of Wolves as well. It's quite a pleasant walk through the park from the tube to the ground. Decent pub called the Eight Bells (I think) just by Putney Bridge station too.
It is a very strange place/club though. I enjoyed Al Fayed being paraded around the pitch before kick off though.
Was planning on going down for it as it's my Dad's birthday on the Sunday
Would've been fine on the Saturday, but the trains on Sunday morning are few and far between. Seems to be just 1 train an hour from Birmingham until midday and no cheap tickets knocking about.
Was going to go to the Sports Direct Arena tomorrow as its only £20 for students, but again couldn't see any cheap trains, which was odd considering I got to Sunderland and back for about £25 last season.
Sunderland's not on the east coast mainline, so will be cheaper. Might even be worth seeing if you can get a cheap train to there and then get the metro to Newcastle (about £4-5 return). Then you'll get to see the wonderful sights of Gateshead.
I was there for the 5-2 shite show a few weeks ago and all I heard was a limp lunged Come on Fulham
really have got to get our house in order tomorrow. Think the writing will be well and truly on the wall if we fail to bag 3 points yet again. It's beginning to feel like the 95/96 season all over again right now.
It's alright, not really necessary in a year when they'll only be playing European sides though, is it? Can only think of Ivory Coast and Zambia that they clash with.
Netherlands almost always have great kits.
I fear Kuyt's going to look a bit of a fool, though.
Mainly because dark blue kits are shite.
Still shit though, doesn't look like a fotty kit.
not got the body to wear it though :/
But they would need it against anyone in red or yellow so Sweden, Austria, Poland (or are they white?). They have Portugal in their group as well so someone would need to change for that
Rangers aren't expected to be able to register for European football next season, so even if Motherwell don't get 2nd place they'll get a chance to qualify for the Champions League. They'd never get through, but still, it'd be quite something.
not being able to fufill the games next season.
i'd absolutely love to see McCall managing in the CL anyway, really hope it happens
it would be greatly appreciated.
I do fear a humping, unfortunately.
You poor bastards. As much as I don't like the club no one deserves that twat involved with them.
but he'll captain the side against Holland.
but... Samba to Anzhi Makjkdsbvsjkdbhbvskj for £9m rising to £11m. Hmmm. Good for Chicken FC's bank balance I suppose.
Blackburn haven't had a clean sheet all season, so I suppose they've just decided defence is a lot cause anyway and might as well sell what they can.
Not in a "LOL, them lot lost at home again" sort of way...they just played some quite nice football.
Ultimately, United will still lift at least one trophy this season, but teams are definitely less scared of playing them at Old Trafford nowadays then they used to be.
Sounds like Ajax's firm banged a few heads together as well.
Was quite impressed with them, too - could quite easily have sneaked through. Looking forward to Athletic Bilbao now, they've looked handy the two or three times I've seen them on TV this season.
they've got two or three excellent young players, play a different system and sometimes knock it around a bit.
they're a thoroughly mid-table outfit and United should beat them home and away.
Should stuff em, just like we did Ajax.
i thought you might change your opinion of them before they came up against United. was only a week ago you were singing their praises wasn't it?
Muniain and Martinez, sure, but they're not a side who should trouble United.
They're a defeat off being 10th in La Liga.
kind of the stoke of la liga (but not as ugly)
but the new manager changed all that
Lots of them came over on Wednesday, a few hundred even had their own section at our place for the Porto game (my ticket office mates say this definitely came out of the away allocation), then by the sounds of it most of them spent all of Thursday getting absolutely shitfaced around Manchester, went to The Skip, sung about Luis Suarez for ninety minutes then smashed some heads in.
Great bunch o' lads.
."Having spoken to a number of people we have drawn that process to a close and myself and the board are unanimous that Terry is the right man to lead the club for the remainder of the season".
A real translation:
."We talked to every single manager who ever drew breath, even Walter Smith for fuck's sake, and the only man available is Steve Bruce. Holy mother of Christ. Therefore, we had no other option but to put this guy in. And, yes, we're all as terrified as you are".
good luck to him.
Hurrah for being able to field four defenders!
Fuck yes. I don't even care if he's any good - he's a midfielder. Thank fuck!
Record against other top Premier League sides (and Chelsea):
P7 W1 D0 L6.
Not forgetting the time he was caught on camera giving that lad about eighteen uppercuts outside a McDonalds.
With the derby next weekend and the other half decent/half crap teams faltering as badly as us, we really just need to hammer them, or at least get a confident win, to get some momentum going.
Cabaye and Tiote are in for Perch and Guthrie, and the two Dembas are back in town, so no excuses for at least getting a scrappy win.
We're shit away as it is, and the best that can be said about morale at Molineux at the moment is that it's 'fragile', which is better than none. There's a serious stench of defeat about Wolves at the moment. I think most fans have resigned themselves to relegation already, frankly.
so may miss my first home game in 4 years tomorrow.
with the cleaning costs
Spent the morning throwing up.
Spent most of the journey from Stoke down to Wolves trying to stop myself from throwing up all over the train.
Got off the train and threw up.
Started feeling a bit better.
Very thirsty so got a bottle of coke at half time.
Dodginess returned about 5 minutes into the second half.
Decided to call it a day and went home about 20 minutes early, was on my way down the stairs and had to go and throw up in the corner of the stairwell.
I'd been out in Leeds the night before and had a dubious kebab. Tried to laugh it off and wolfed down a pie and a pint in about two minutes at half time. At one point I actually resigned myself to the fact that I WAS going to shit myself all over the terrace. Mercifully it was just a big guff.
Got any Russian mates?
Chief football writer for Evening Standard says it's a done deal. Be glad to be shot of him to be honest!
he's a shite writer
You wait, Lee Clark will be in charge of Wolves next season...
It's absolutely ridiculous
haven't seen loads of these, some of them are incredible. That header at 44. Bosh
The move! The defender charging forward linking play! The unbelievable finish!
Up there with the great Southampton goal linked last time we did this
Indoor after work 5-a-side. What a pathetic twat.