Nuno’s new Wolves have won me over
FOLLOWING Wolves through the era of Stan Cullis, Billy Wright, Ron Flowers, Derek Dougan etc., and seeing them drop down into the lower divisions, it’s wonderful to see the attractive football they are playing today.
I must say it’s hard for me to accept the vast number of overseas players that are now part of the Wolves side. But as I think the large sums they have spent on many managers and players over the years (too many to mention, and what it has all cost) I do realise I have to accept the changes and progress.
I remember the Waterloo Road stand lying derelict and empty, covered in pigeon droppings, awaiting demolition. I was Site Manager restoring a building adjacent to Molineux, and one job was to remove seating from the stand and erect it in the building I was working on.
A funny thing happened one day I was in the Waterloo Road stand, organising seat removal. On returning to my office I passed through the Wolves reception area, and I was surprised by a young autograph hunter, pushing his book for me to sign. I really didn’t want to spoil his autograph book, and on turning round I saw a player and said to him, ‘Here Bully, sign his book, he thinks I’m a player’. They’d just finished training.
But getting back to today’s club. I think they have given fair warning to other Premier League teams that we are a force to be reckoned with and give the Wolverhampton people and fans a team to be proud of. Therefore, I thank the manager, players and staff for giving us a team capable of playing in the Premier League; something other managers over the years have failed to do.
The day after Wolves played Manchester United earlier in the season, drawing 1-1, United’s manager Jose Mourinho paid a big compliment, saying he wanted his team to play like Wolves.
Mr T Cadman, Wordsley
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo