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Wolves worst signings

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A lot of these were signings with promise which, mostly, people were optimistic about. We’d all seen Hwang play for months and knew he was a half trick pony yet we STILL signed him. Up there with Taylor and Claridge for me. Shit.
 

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Even allowing for inflation Cutrone and Hwang are amongst our worst signings ever. If we pay the agreed fee for Trincao that would undoubtedly be the worst signing ever, but it will be far from clear what we’ve actually paid and the only winner will be Mendes.
 

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I'm assuming most people contributing to this thread are of school age or have only been supporting Wolves since we were in the Premier League because we had some fucking dross playing for us in the 90's.
 

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Hwang doesn’t try and Trincao pulls out of 60:40 tackles - I can’t remember too many like that.
 

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Hwang doesn’t try and Trincao pulls out of 60:40 tackles - I can’t remember too many like that.
The Trincao thing for me is about seeming to care - he loses a ball last night on the edge of their penalty area, and leaves their player just to ease away from him - no chase, no urgency - none of Salah, Jota or Mane would have responded that way - he is an ineffective luxury.
 

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The Trincao thing for me is about seeming to care - he loses a ball last night on the edge of their penalty area, and leaves their player just to ease away from him - no chase, no urgency - none of Salah, Jota or Mane would have responded that way - he is an ineffective luxury.

It's inconsistent too, on Saturday it was him tracking back and tackling that got Silva away for his chance in the first half. Then like you say last night he phoned it in.

I think that was the problem last night, too many players who average 4/10 with the occasional 7 or 8 had them v Villa and reverted to type. I imagine Donk would've been the same after a good showing v Villa too.
 

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Hwang doesn’t try and Trincao pulls out of 60:40 tackles - I can’t remember too many like that.
You didn't watch us in the 90s or under Hoddle then?

That's why McCarthy's team seemed so fantastic, because for the first time since Turner's side every single one of them would run through a brick wall for one another.
 

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Ooh, put Halford on the list. How obvious a failure was that before he even kicked a ball. More to the point how does a manager like Mick end up signing someone with that attitude?

Maierhofer, signed because Morgan liked the idea of us having our own Peter Crouch. But he was about as similar to Peter Crouch as Stephen Merchant is.

Signing Surman rather than Lallana from a skint Southampton.

All in the same window.
 

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Agreed, but that wasn’t Hwang bad!
Fair point, it was just I had high hopes for Sedgely but it turned out Venus was actually better than him at CB or defensive midfield and was also a decent LB
 

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Fair point, it was just I had high hopes for Sedgely but it turned out Venus was actually better than him at CB or defensive midfield and was also a decent LB
Hindsight. I loved Venus, proper 100%er. Maybe we could give some of his DNA to Trincao.
 

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Veno was done as a LB by about 1991 when he did his back, realistically. Still good at CH or CM though. In fact we should have played him in midfield more often rather than shite like Rankine and Ferguson.

McGhee never fancied him, would have got rid of him a year earlier if both Williams and Curle hadn't got crocked as soon as we signed them. Sedgley looked very good for Ipswich but maybe they knew his legs were going or something as he was a shadow of it for us, wherever we played him. Meanwhile Veno was a key player in getting them up and even for a year in the PL.

Paul Jones was a ridiculous one. What are we doing paying £250k for a 37 year old keeper, how as a Premier League club was that our best option? And he was quite obviously finished. Still, I'm sure he was a good golf partner for the manager.
 

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Jelle van Damme. Had played in English football for Southampton before, struggled and sold off at a loss after a handful of games. I mean players can mature over time but he turns up here as our new LB (we'd been after a proper one for years, ever since Naylor left)...yeah, he still can't play LB. Was obvious in the friendlies as he kept getting rinsed. Good scouting, lads.

Then we'd also done no research into his personal circumstances, surprise surprise, playing for a shit team in a foreign country while your pregnant wife is back home isn't a very pleasant experience.

At least we got our money back I suppose but it just meant we were back to square one with recruitment in a key area.

On the subject of rubbish scouting, Silas who we'd "looked at for two years". Obviously had plenty of ability. Should we let him settle into English football in his natural position, maybe introduce him gradually, even look to tweak the formation to suit him as he's obviously intended to be an important player. Nah, fuck that. Kennedy is injured so park him at left wing in a 4-4-2. That'll work.
 

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Got to love English football management. CMs on the wing just because they were small and weak, must be 442 at all costs!
 
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