• Welcome, guest!

    This is a forum devoted to discussion of Wolverhampton Wanderers.
    Why not sign up and contribute?

Wolves Academy Thread (Sponsored by @Comptonstars)

Premier Quality

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 3, 2010
Messages
8,441
Reaction score
71
I’m amazed we didn’t strengthen the u23’s this summer, there’s some really average players in here.
 

Nando

PTG Cup Winner 2013
Joined
Nov 26, 2009
Messages
30,227
Reaction score
12
Absolutely battered them before they scored out of nowhere. Should have been 3-0 up.
 

Deutsch Wolf

*Funny User Title Coming Soon*
Joined
Oct 16, 2009
Messages
92,574
Reaction score
210
We also just don't keep players hanging around to play in the 23s if we can help it. We could easily have fielded Giles, Sanderson and Ennis every week, but it proves nothing and isn't going to help them.
 

AndyWolves

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 28, 2010
Messages
5,943
Reaction score
45
We also just don't keep players hanging around to play in the 23s if we can help it. We could easily have fielded Giles, Sanderson and Ennis every week, but it proves nothing and isn't going to help them.
It also damages the progression opportunities of other players
 

Premier Quality

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 3, 2010
Messages
8,441
Reaction score
71
So whilst I agree with a lot of that - we signed Marques and Campbell previously, Hubner and Lonwijk last year, I’m just surprised we’ve not made any more signings of that ilk to strengthen the junior sides, especially in the attacking positions. I guess Matheson is one this year but he was arranged previously.

it doesn’t have to be at the expense of first team signings (you can sign for both levels), and some of our u23’s don’t seem to me to be of the level we would want going forwards.
 

Tredman

Missing ) If found please return
Joined
Oct 22, 2011
Messages
17,001
Reaction score
135
I guess / hope we are planning to bring more of our youth through.
 

Deutsch Wolf

*Funny User Title Coming Soon*
Joined
Oct 16, 2009
Messages
92,574
Reaction score
210
You won't hear about kids like that when we sign them typically. Marques was only 15 when he came here for instance. Campbell was 12.
 

Premier Quality

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 3, 2010
Messages
8,441
Reaction score
71
We heard about both of them at the time. And Barnett when he was signed, plus the Dutch boys, sondergaard, the Icelandic keeper - it’s not always the club communicating but it tends to come out.

or are you saying we’ve probably signed some similar types of youngsters but not announced or played them yet?
 

Deutsch Wolf

*Funny User Title Coming Soon*
Joined
Oct 16, 2009
Messages
92,574
Reaction score
210
The latter really. If they're playing U14s or whatever you'll never know. Not immediately anyway.

We heard about Campbell and Barnett as Blues started crying about it. Get a proper Academy then rather than that shitheap.
 

Premier Quality

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 3, 2010
Messages
8,441
Reaction score
71
I hope you’re right. We’ve tended to find out about most of them from articles in their respective nations newspapers way before the club announce them though.
 

YoungWolf

World Cup 2014 PTG Champion - Not actually that Yo
Joined
Apr 15, 2010
Messages
25,406
Reaction score
113
It's Vitinha and Otasowie either side of Cundle. Shabani and Corbeanu up top.

Little of note really hapenned. Corbeanu has had some decent touches, he likes to drift wide and run at players. Quick player but strong too. Vitinha not done too much yet, Shabani similar.
 

YoungWolf

World Cup 2014 PTG Champion - Not actually that Yo
Joined
Apr 15, 2010
Messages
25,406
Reaction score
113
Vitinha starting to influence/control the game now. Can see the quality. Might need to be patient with him to adapt to pace of Premier League is all.

been all Wolves possession wise but struggling to break them down....
 

darlowolf64

PTG Division 3 (North) Champion 2018/19 & 2019/20
Joined
Jan 15, 2010
Messages
27,196
Reaction score
32
Vitinha starting to influence/control the game now. Can see the quality. Might need to be patient with him to adapt to pace of Premier League is all.

been all Wolves possession wise but struggling to break them down....
Is there a link to watch Louie?
 

Tredman

Missing ) If found please return
Joined
Oct 22, 2011
Messages
17,001
Reaction score
135
Vitinha starting to influence/control the game now. Can see the quality. Might need to be patient with him to adapt to pace of Premier League is all.

been all Wolves possession wise but struggling to break them down....
I have very high hopes for Vitinha, but perhaps we might have got more from MGW in the short term?
 

YoungWolf

World Cup 2014 PTG Champion - Not actually that Yo
Joined
Apr 15, 2010
Messages
25,406
Reaction score
113
It's free for STHs and Members on Wolvestv

I've paid 3 quid on Palace's one because I am a very sad individual
 

YoungWolf

World Cup 2014 PTG Champion - Not actually that Yo
Joined
Apr 15, 2010
Messages
25,406
Reaction score
113
I have very high hopes for Vitinha, but perhaps we might have got more from MGW in the short term?
MGW absolutely needed games (shame about the injury of course), so maybe he would have given us more immediately but he wouldn't have played much either as it was
 

YoungWolf

World Cup 2014 PTG Champion - Not actually that Yo
Joined
Apr 15, 2010
Messages
25,406
Reaction score
113
1-0 Palace btw, Benteke with a lovely finish - last kick of the half. Shabani lost a challenge on the half way line and they broke and scored. Very undeserved! Just before Vitinha came close to scoring with a really good chance. Should have scored but he arrived at the perfect time in the box from Bueno's cross tbf
 
Top