Posted by: docdenbow | February 23, 2013

Something Rotten In The State Of Wolves

Horatio: (Jez Moxey)
He waxes desperate with imagination.

Marcellus: (The Fans)
Let’s follow. ‘Tis not fit thus to obey him.

Horatio:(Jez Moxey)
Have after. To what issue will this come?

Marcellus: (The Fans)
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

Horatio: (Jez Moxey)
Heaven will direct it.

How true those words ring when you look at the plight of Wolverhampton Wanderers. The relegation threat is now truly a reality, but we can only look back at what might have been. There’s been so many promises, but those promises have proved to be false and we the fans have been left in the playground of broken hearts believing that “Something is rotten in the state of the Wolves.”

We got to the Premier League and back out again in too short a time. Fans (me included) were screaming for Merlin Mick’s head on a platter in the certain hope that Mr. Morgan and Mr. Moxey would find a great replacement. We all know what happened there and the debacle that followed. Wolves duly tumbled from the Premier League with barely a whimper.

Fletcher, Jarvis and Kightley  amongst other were sold off for a combined fee of some £20 million and a few fresh faces were brought in by the new manager. These new players have on the whole been an unmitigated disaster and we are left with what? A squad of players with a couple of seasons of experience in what is always called”the best league in the world.”  That’s the problem in my view, we had when we were in the Premier League and still have, squad players. Very few of the Wolves squad would be coveted by other clubs to become anything more than back ups. Mick McCarthy spent, and spent heavily, but he did not spend wisely. Too many nickel and dime deals on obscure players from the lower leagues, Ireland and Europe. The other signings in the main are no longer effective Wolves players.

After Mick McCarthy was fired the search began for the new manager which well and truly made Wolves (and Mr. Morgan and Mr. Moxey in particular) a laughing stock. Manager after manager was sounded out about taking the reins at the mighty Wolves, only for M&M to be turned down time and time again.


Is being manager of Wolves seen within the game to be some kind of poisoned chalice? If that is the case we really need, as fans, to know why. There are clues dotted around if you care to look. When Glenn Hoddle resigned he cited “differing expectations between himself and the club” as the reason for his departure. Interestingly Alan Curbishley’s public statements giving “reasons” for turning down Wolves echo that. I’d really like to know what those reasons and expectations and visions are and were. Steve Bruce was apparently offered the job, but then it is reported that the offer was withdrawn at the 11th hour. Why?

At the end of the day why has it gone so horribly wrong?

What is the “Something Rotten In The State Of Wolves?”

As the Cardiff game looms large with the prospect of another defeat staring us in the face, then these and many other questions need to be answered by the Chairman and Chief Executive. Why does Mr Morgan always seem to be on holiday when things begin to really hit rock bottom? Is that accident or design?

We need to have some answers to these and many other questions before it really does become

“Hello Stevenage”

Ciao For Now




  1. Reblogged this on chavhunter1969 and commented:
    Hmmmm. Interesting take on things, Doc.

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