Nuno’s new Wolves have won me over

Black Country Bugle - - YOUR LETTERS -

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

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