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I can relate tbh.
I post much less frequently than I used to, feels like the Forum isnt the same fun place for banter than it used to be.
The hyperbole is staggering too. Just look at the Leeds verdict thread!
People saying we were awful, rancid, shit etc. etc.
I remember some of the games under Jackett and Saunders and they were proper shit. There's a huge sense of entitlement amongst some posters on here that I find offputting these days.

Maybe Kenny and Langers feel the same?
Can relate to this as well - don't post as often now (& rarely on the verdict threads & in danger of dropping out of the top 20 posters)

The euphoria when Nuno got going properly was electric, but reality of life in the PL has bitten now.

What I miss is not the football chat, but the random stuff which used to appear on here, which made me laugh & brightened up 'grey days'.

(Rob - still have good memories of the dinner that we with Roy and our Portuguese friends had in Queens in Wolverhampton)
 

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Wolves 3-2 Newcastle FA cup, .that prick Bellamy pointing to the premier league badge when they equalised. Rammed down his throat a few minutes later when Ndah scrambled it home. May well have been a turning point in the season but maybe that is just confirmation bias.

2-1 United. The loudest I've ever heard Molineux. When that jota goal went in I felt the ground shaking underneath my feet, electric.

Spurs 3-2. Another Jota masterclass, I fucking miss him.
 

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I thought Bellamy pointed to his badge at the end of the game as he walked off the pitch?
 

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The Newcastle game was a turning point, no doubt. Same as the Chelsea home game was in our first PL season under Nuno.

We were in absolutely rancid form going into that cup tie and Newcastle were a properly good team under Sir Bob back then. I thought we'd get done 4 or 5 and DJ wouldn't last the evening.

Our five going into that one:

Wolves 0-2 Coventry
Millwall 1-1 Wolves
Burnley 2-1 Wolves
Wolves 1-2 Bradford
Wolves 1-1 Derby

We looked a right mess and were about 14th or something.

DJ only played Miller and Ndah together because we literally ran out of anyone else. He properly lucked out on that one.
 

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Letting Jota go was such a big mistake, people will tell you he wasn't in the first 11, he wanted to go etc etc. If we'd stayed with 352 and him and Raul up top neither of those would be true. Instead we decided we needed 343 to accommodate someone else
 

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I didn't want to sell him.

I maintain though that as soon as Liverpool put a bid in for one of our players and genuinely promise them first team football (not fake bids made up after Klopp passes a vague compliment once) then they'll go. That's just the way it is.
 

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He wasn't in our first 11, there's not something to consider of course he wanted to be off and we'd be silly to not take the money. He should have been and he should have had more of an emotional challenge, but hey Adama got a game so there's that
 

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I'd also still say Neto has a higher ceiling than Jota, but they're very different players.

Essentially we're paying the cost of selling Jota and sinking £50m+ (plus what it cost us to get Willian Joke's fat arse here) into what are presently two flops (well, one will 100% end up a flop, we know that, we're just waiting for him to officially leave).
 

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I'd also still say Neto has a higher ceiling than Jota, but they're very different players.
That's a fair challenge, but it's not why he got shunted out to the left originally it was so we could play 343 to fit Adama in. Neto replaced Jota later as it didn't suit him. Makes me smile when you see him play for one of the best teams in the world and people pretend he wasn't mismanaged. You have players like him and Raul then you bloody well build your side around them
 

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I don't disagree with you there.

We did need a striker in the summer of 2020 but it was to back up the main two and not at £35m.

What we did need was someone to get us goals and creativity from a midfield three, and to pie off Doherty (job done) and get a serious replacement down there in a key role (at very best, jury is out there, especially given what we paid).
 

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I cannot believe that people don't understand why he went to one of the worlds most elite clubs ?
 
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I thought Bellamy pointed to his badge at the end of the game as he walked off the pitch?
bellamy was subbed, round about the hour mark. as he walked off the pitch then was when he was pointing at the PL badge on his sleeve as I recall it.
 

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in that case mate happy to concede you're correct! i too have a clear recollection of him walking off the pitch pointing at the badge. hazy memory told me it was when he was subbed, but i do believe he was leaving the field.

he obvs had history with us mind (muscat).
 

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I thought Bellamy pointed to his badge at the end of the game as he walked off the pitch?
Might have been. Makes for a better story that it was at half time though so I may have subconsciously misremembered
 

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I cannot believe that people don't understand why he went to one of the worlds most elite clubs ?

From his perspective it's obvious and he wouldn't be the same player he is now if he'd stayed here. From ours, the money we got wasn't near his value to us though as we've seen. I've no problem with letting players go, that's the model we had when we signed the likes of jota and Neves but for me we should have got more and without tredding a well worn path, it should have been reinvested properly in first team improvements.
 
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Wolves v Liverpool LC QF 1973/74 (my first match)
Wolves v Fulham Div 2 1976/77 (Fulham had Best, Marsh & Moore playing for them but we smashed 'em to smithereens 5-1)
Wolves v Swindon LC SF 1979/80
Wolves v Middlesboro FA QF 1980/81
Wolves v Birmingham City Div 1 1995/96 (the 3-2 and Bully's winner, that day was fucking massive)
 
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