Swiss Ramble on Wolves


Mixed feelings towards Wolves.  On the one hand, they were a disgrace at the Cottage earlier in the season.   On other they’ve been quite good fun this season, the Premiership’s banana-skin surprise, capable of causing slip-ups when least expected.

Also, their 1950s sides were seriously good.  Good to the point where their lack of recognition these days is a huge oversight:  those Wolves teams were right up there with the best teams the league’s seen.  Only Huddersfield of the 20th Century greats get more overlooked.

You could argue that the best English sides ever are:

Liverpool/United (massively good at various stages)
Arsenal (30s, 90s+)

Then a few others:
Huddersfield in the 20s
Wolves in the 50s
Chelsea in the 00s
Preston, Sunderland and Villa from the very early days

Everton in the 80s
Maybe Leeds from the 60s
Clough’s Forest perhaps
Spurs (a couple of really good teams, but low because they’ve never sustained it have they?)

Anyway, Wolves seem to be debt free, which was the initial point of all this.   Good on them, in that sense, although it did require a bit of help earlier on.

3 thoughts on “Swiss Ramble on Wolves

  1. After watching Wolves against Spurs the other week, they do have the look of a side that’s too good to go down. Or rather, there’s at least three other sides playing worse than them at the moment.

    I wouldn’t want to see them go down, since they tend to play good football.

    Still doesn’t mean Karl Henry is on my xmas card list, though.

  2. I missed the game at the Cottage so don’t have the first hand evidence of their tatics that day. I do think they deserve to stay up, having scrapped hard for every point this season and never looked like being completely out-classed.

    Also, I screwed up with my dates and forgot my Dad’s 80th birthday is the same weekend as our trip to Molineux. If they stay up I’ll get another chance to visit that ground next season.

  3. Yes, they are debt free because their long-term benefactor waived the £70 million theoretically owed to him, in exchange for a new benefactor investing in the club. One day, it is to be hoped that ours takes a similar line in respect of as much as possible of what he is owed.

    Till Jack Hayward actually did the deed, the cumulative debt figure still featured annually in his club’s accounts, just as MAF’s does in ours now. Apart from the amounts differing — though both being way to high to repay if ever demanded — it’s an exact parallel to date.

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