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posted on 9/7/20

Nuno has done great things at Wolves considering where we were to where we now are but he certainly isn't beyond criticism.

He came with a reputation of being a safety first manager and that has been quite clear here for the most part. Next season will be an important one for him and us, he needs to change a little or he may find himself under pressure.

posted on 9/7/20

Sorry Cinci, to say he needs to change a little or he may find himself under pressure is a little open ended.

It's like saying he could stay the same and be under no pressure.

Who knows?

posted on 9/7/20

I think the point was fairly obvious. He needs to add strings to his bow. Our aim is to break into the big six, that isn't my aim that is the clubs spoken aim.

That is why talk of remembering where we came from is nonsense at this point, we are as good as our last season and that is the new benchmark each and every season afterward. Massive opportunity this season to break into the top six, hell even the top four or five given the state of the bigger clubs this term.

posted on 9/7/20

Where I stand on this is, if we do not change something then we will go backwards. Squad size, style of play, better players, whatever. if nothing changes we will go backwards.
Other teams prove this, Spurs, United, Chelsea etc.you cannot stand still and say everything will be ok, they will not.

posted on 9/7/20

comment by bostonwolf (U17353)
posted 15 minutes ago
Where I stand on this is, if we do not change something then we will go backwards. Squad size, style of play, better players, whatever. if nothing changes we will go backwards.
Other teams prove this, Spurs, United, Chelsea etc.you cannot stand still and say everything will be ok, they will not.
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You can't say that. It makes you not a realist.

posted on 9/7/20

Well Tam, will Liverpool, who won the league by a street strengthen their side, you bet thy will as will all the other top teams.
You cannot stand still.

posted on 9/7/20

I agree we always have to be looking to move forward. My point is that it is easier said than done. It is fine saying we need this we need that, Nuno should do this Nuno should do that

The only thing we can all agree on is we have to look forward. As Cinci said the past is the past, but I will also quote Nuno remain humble.

posted on 9/7/20

I think the aim should be to strengthen the squad in every transfer window. But it isn’t easy to achieve that. Since Fosun and Nuno have been at the club we have been largely successful with those we have bought in but in the last few windows we haven’t bought in many.

The club have so far resisted bringing in the £50m plus players, and could we attract them anyway? But given the valuations now being put on some of our players like Neves, Jiminez and Traore we already have players of that level.

So can we progress further by signing more young £15m players that will improve. We signed Cutrone for that kind of fee but he was unhappy being understudy to Jimenez and soon went home. Podence has now come in but not got a game.

So to improve via the transfer window do we start to join the big spenders. Or do we continue to buy players with potential and hope they will put up with not starting often for a while. Or maybe the view is that we need to upgrade on some of our regular starters.

But on the opposite argument we have shown this season we aren’t far short of joining the champions league contenders and many of our team still have plenty of improvement left in them, so can we make the next step by not doing much in the transfer market at all

posted on 9/7/20

Confirmed now that Wolves v Olympiakos will be at Molineux on August 5th or 6th

posted on 9/7/20

As far as signings are concerned, I just hope for more of the same. Young and hungry players, with a chance to shape into Nuno's thinking.

Big money signings could create more problems than they solve, So I am happy to stear clear.

People keep saying our transfer window was poor, I really don't see it like that. No they may not be megabucks, but the potential of Neto, Campana, Podence, are huge considering the money we paid.

posted on 9/7/20

What do you base the potential of Campana and Podence on , they have not had any chance to show potential, as with many of the others in the squad.
They may appear to look good on the bench, but how about giving them a chance, even as a sub.

posted on 9/7/20

Nuno certainly doesn't trust them as yet, that is clear.

posted on 9/7/20

To be honest I'm basing a lot of my opinion on them from Youtube. I like what i am seeing, there is definite potential there, in my opinion.

I might add, I got into a heated debate on Mol mix about vellejo, I said I wasn't impressed from what I had seen on youtube, we know how that turned out.

Notice I haven't said anything about Jordao, who I am not convinced by. He must have something about him though, I just don't see it yet.

Having said that It is just my opinion.

posted on 9/7/20

Nowt wrong with forming an opinion based on what you have seen Amiga, whatever the source

Neto is starting to look like a master stroke, so much so it wouldn't surprise me if he became the best of all the players we have had here so far

posted on 9/7/20

Agree with that Cinci, but he has had to wait for chances and even now he rarely gets a run out, mainly bit parts.
Problem is that he will move on if he is continually overlooked, as will the others.
I would not like to warm the bench all the time, especially if the team is misfiring.

posted on 9/7/20

This season is nearly over and we may not see the potential of the players we've brought in recently. We haven't broken the bank to sign a megastar and I believe that's the right thing to do until we have more collateral. The younger players that we have I'm sure will improve under the guidance of Nuno and his staff.

My main concern is whether we can keep the likes of Jimenez, Neves and co. as Fosun is, after all, an investment company.

Despite some doom and gloomers on here, I think we've had a good season and maybe we can go a little further in the Europa League. 6th or 7th spot is where we'll probably end up and a lot will depend on Man. City's appeal and where Man Utd finish.

I don't expect any big names to arrive, because if they are available, then the bigger club both home and abroad will most likely snap them up.

Once we are better off financially and as one or two players get a little older, then I believe it's carry on as usual with regard to the size of our senior squad and any major transfers coming in.

posted on 9/7/20

If we finish lower than seventh given where we were sat two weeks ago I will be mightily disappointed. Best way to keep players is to show ambition. If we continue not signing quality we will lose the ones we have, that is simple.

posted on 9/7/20

We are signing quality Cinci. they are young with potential, which also has benefits. over more expensive options.

posted on 9/7/20

Its that word potential again, potential never won anything. Big clubs don't buy potential, smaller clubs do, then sell them.

posted on 9/7/20

Podence was a star for Olympiakos against Spurs so look forward to seeing him and his time will come soon. Would have been good to see him yesterday but after going to Portugal then having to quarantine for 2 weeks he wouldn’t have trained with the squad for the best part of three weeks so probably not the right time

posted on 9/7/20

So called big clubs buy up tons of potential. Quite often they never get a look in.

At Wolves they do get a look in, not only does it have the advantage of managing FFP, but they will grow up with Nuno's playing style, but also their value financially could be huge. if realised.

posted on 9/7/20

The club were trying to sign players so we all need to get this idea out of our head that what we ended up with this season was the plan. We signed Cutrone and brought in Vallejo, neither of which is at the club now, we just need to accept we had a poor transfer spell and we must put that right this summer.

posted on 9/7/20

It was not poor Cinci. Vellejo was on loan, and failed to prove himself. Cutrone had ability but couldn't settle, not blaming him or the club. It didn't work out we move on.

Neto, is a great signing, and as I have said I see real potential in others. I'm more than happy with our business personally.

posted on 9/7/20

Of course it was poor, Cutrone and Vallejo were intended to be a part of the first team squad and neither is here now.

posted on 9/7/20

Why do you only look at things in isolation? I have accepted Cutrone and Vellejo didn't work out, but we didn't lose much.

On the other hand we gained big with Neto, Podence already has some pedigree, and Campana looks another good signing (to me at least)

Put it this way, who did better in their transfer dealings?

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