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    Ferguson should never be compared to Cook. Ferguson is incomparable. An abomination of a footballer.

    Cook had a great debut but when he wasn't on it he was a passenger and he was like that the majority of games. Very early on it became clear he was going to be something of a luxury item. The fact we've not had many decent central midfielders since says more about Wolves than it does about him. I honestly think Vaughan, Robinson, Gooding and Downing would run rings around our current lot.
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    Really interesting read DW. Looking forward to these. Don't remember much of Turner's reign, started properly following Wolves around 93 (I think), can remember patches of Taylor (will never forgot shootout against Sheff Wed) and was a season ticket holder from McGhee up until towards the end of McCarthy's reign. I do vividly remember going to Taylor's last game in charge and thinking how great it was to be part of a mob chanting for him to be sacked after the game, I think I was about 12!

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    Very good, and made even more exciting by the fact that this series is going to get more and more funny as the years go by
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    The Hoddle and Saunders installments should be epic.

    Im just wondering if Dan will crowbar in a Saunders pic into every single article.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Visage View Post
    The Hoddle and Saunders installments should be epic.

    Im just wondering if Dan will crowbar in a Saunders pic into every single article.
    Agreed. I still struggle to decide which of the 2 deserves more venom, both are contemptuous cunts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lemonjelly View Post
    Agreed. I still struggle to decide which of the 2 deserves more venom, both are contemptuous cunts.
    Hoddle definitely, Saunders is just stupid - Hoddle is clever enough to know he is an utter cunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tredman View Post
    Hoddle definitely, Saunders is just stupid - Hoddle is clever enough to know he is an utter cunt.
    This for me. Hoddle was/is a cunt, Saunders was incompetent.

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    Sounds like we need a poll to decide who TWF hates more...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tredman View Post
    Hoddle definitely, Saunders is just stupid - Hoddle is clever enough to know he is an utter cunt.
    I dunno. His Brian Clough 'story' was pretty distasteful, to say the least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trips View Post
    This for me. Hoddle was/is a $#@!, Saunders was incompetent.
    I've done this argument to death with DW and agreed to disagree. Hoddle and Docherty were piss taking, arrogant disinterested cunts, Saunders is an imbecile who was grossly out of his depth. The first two have their own level of hatred from me, Saunders is a level down along with McGhee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by machin05 View Post
    I dunno. His Brian Clough 'story' was pretty distasteful, to say the least.
    Absolutely, but I dont think he was purposefully mendacious - he just lacks the brains to think through what hes doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Towner View Post
    . Hoddle and Docherty were piss taking, arrogant disinterested cunts, Saunders is an imbecile who was grossly out of his depth. The first two have their own level of hatred from me, Saunders is a level down along with McGhee.
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    Was just wondering Dan, would it be worth writing a piece on our current perception in the media and online with regards to finances, agents and FFP?

    Every football fan I've spoken to since Friday when we had a fee agreed for Neves has been saying "what about FFP?", "Is Mendes running the club?", "it'll all come crashing down eventually", "Mendes is dodgy just look at Valencia", etc.

    I've had several conversations trying to explain Mendes' relationship with the owners, how FFP works, why Mendes walking away wouldn't really matter, and why it's not the same as Valencia's situation because of Lim.

    Maybe something comparing our situation to Man City when they got taken over, explaining the FFP consequences, why we seem to be getting lots of criticism compared to other rich clubs (Mendes probably) or other clubs spending heavily in this division (Villa most recently), and also how our situation compares to Mendes' other clubs like Valencia, Benfica, Braga, etc.

    I've no idea if you'd be interested in writing something like that, but I'd certainly like to have something to share with people to help them understand without going into a lengthy post/discussion every time!
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    The amount of people on Twitter who think Mendes owns part of Wolves is staggering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bear View Post
    Was just wondering Dan, would it be worth writing a piece on our current perception in the media and online with regards to finances, agents and FFP?

    Every football fan I've spoken to since Friday when we had a fee agreed for Neves has been saying "what about FFP?", "Is Mendes running the club?", "it'll all come crashing down eventually", "Mendes is dodgy just look at Valencia", etc.

    I've had several conversations trying to explain Mendes' relationship with the owners, how FFP works, why Mendes walking away wouldn't really matter, and why it's not the same as Valencia's situation because of Lim.

    Maybe something comparing our situation to Man City when they got taken over, explaining the FFP consequences, why we seem to be getting lots of criticism compared to other rich clubs (Mendes probably) or other clubs spending heavily in this division (Villa most recently), and also how our situation compares to Mendes' other clubs like Valencia, Benfica, Braga, etc.

    I've no idea if you'd be interested in writing something like that, but I'd certainly like to have something to share with people to help them understand without going into a lengthy post/discussion every time!
    Yeah, for sure. Got this series on obviously and something else coming up this week, but I'll try to outline a lot of all that - FFP in particular, where it is shocking that Fielden/Britney just plain don't understand it when it should really be their job to do so - in a piece over the next fortnight or so. It's a good idea.
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    Nice one. As Kenny says the amount of bitterness and misinformation is staggering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bear View Post
    Nice one. As Kenny says the amount of bitterness and misinformation is staggering.
    TalkSport have been hilariously bad with their "thoughts" on us. Fuck 'em, I say
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    It really is. If I can do my bit to right that then great. I hadn't really thought about doing it (I'd resigned myself to having the same argument on Twitter every day for the next however many weeks) so thanks bud. It really does make sense.

    Always willing to write stuff that people want, without readers I don't have anything so as long as they're sensible requests, I'll always try to follow whatever the demand is.
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    I wouldn't normally have asked but I know your knowledge on football finances and ownership is well worth sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsch Wolf View Post
    Yeah, for sure. Got this series on obviously and something else coming up this week, but I'll try to outline a lot of all that - FFP in particular, where it is shocking that Fielden/Britney just plain don't understand it when it should really be their job to do so - in a piece over the next fortnight or so. It's a good idea.
    I think that objective factual view is what is needed. We all think we know bits but holistically we make errors and having the info in one place would be good. I like flow charts so this type of approach appeals. Your writing ability would suit this type of piece and it would be good to shove down the throat of moronic naysayers who really do not realise the whole wolves game, etnois and strategy has completely changed. We have spent a decade begging Morgan to do half of what fosun have done financially in 12 months. The difference in the strategy is huge. Enjoy the ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bear View Post
    I wouldn't normally have asked but I know your knowledge on football finances and ownership is well worth sharing.
    I knew that particular branch of nerddom would come in useful one day

    Just depends on when I can free up time, I'll do it as soon as I can though.

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    I think that objective factual view is what is needed. We all think we know bits but holistically we make errors and having the info in one place would be good. I like flow charts so this type of approach appeals.
    Thanks man, I never guess on facts in my articles. If I say something then I know it's right. It's what annoyed me a bit when I did my Lambert piece when he left and people (not on here) doubted it when I said he was binned for footballing reasons. If I wasn't confident that were the fact (from various sources, all of them good - enough folk on here will tell you I only pass on decent info, often though it would be irresponsible to stick it on a public forum) then I would never have written it. It's my rep on the line at the end of the day. Opinion stuff is opinion stuff but you'll never see me guessing at actual events, either it's verified and in the public domain or I'm confident enough to say that it may as well be.
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    No rush mate. We'll undoubtedly be spending more money in the next few weeks, so I doubt the fury will subside any time soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsch Wolf View Post
    I knew that particular branch of nerddom would come in useful one day

    Just depends on when I can free up time, I'll do it as soon as I can though.



    Thanks man, I never guess on facts in my articles. If I say something then I know it's right. It's what annoyed me a bit when I did my Lambert piece when he left and people (not on here) doubted it when I said he was binned for footballing reasons. If I wasn't confident that were the fact (from various sources, all of them good - enough folk on here will tell you I only pass on decent info, often though it would be irresponsible to stick it on a public forum) then I would never have written it. It's my rep on the line at the end of the day. Opinion stuff is opinion stuff but you'll never see me guessing at actual events, either it's verified and in the public domain or I'm confident enough to say that it may as well be.
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    So, excuse my ignorance, I haven't paid much attention to FFP up till now, but are we in danger of contravening the rules with our spending this season? It appears you are allowed to make a loss of 39 million over 3 years, what have been our losses over the last few years? Can Fosun 'give' us cash to wipe out any losses or is that against the rules? I'll be amazed if we don't have a team dedicated to making sure we don't fall foul of FFP...........or is it all much more complicated than that?.....sorry if I'm being a bit thick
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bear View Post
    Was just wondering Dan, would it be worth writing a piece on our current perception in the media and online with regards to finances, agents and FFP?

    Every football fan I've spoken to since Friday when we had a fee agreed for Neves has been saying "what about FFP?", "Is Mendes running the club?", "it'll all come crashing down eventually", "Mendes is dodgy just look at Valencia", etc.

    I've had several conversations trying to explain Mendes' relationship with the owners, how FFP works, why Mendes walking away wouldn't really matter, and why it's not the same as Valencia's situation because of Lim.

    Maybe something comparing our situation to Man City when they got taken over, explaining the FFP consequences, why we seem to be getting lots of criticism compared to other rich clubs (Mendes probably) or other clubs spending heavily in this division (Villa most recently), and also how our situation compares to Mendes' other clubs like Valencia, Benfica, Braga, etc.

    I've no idea if you'd be interested in writing something like that, but I'd certainly like to have something to share with people to help them understand without going into a lengthy post/discussion every time!
    Really good idea. Dan - you'd explain it far better than anyone else I know and you actually know what you're on about!
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    Brilliant idea for a blog Bear. I would say the vast majority of football fans don't really understand FFP and the Evil Mended rhetoric is an easy one to purvey and believe.
    I'd share the shit out of a piece like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sycophantia View Post
    So, excuse my ignorance, I haven't paid much attention to FFP up till now, but are we in danger of contravening the rules with our spending this season? It appears you are allowed to make a loss of 39 million over 3 years, what have been our losses over the last few years? Can Fosun 'give' us cash to wipe out any losses or is that against the rules? I'll be amazed if we don't have a team dedicated to making sure we don't fall foul of FFP...........or is it all much more complicated than that?.....sorry if I'm being a bit thick
    We're being clever in giving Costa and Neves huge contracts this amortises the fee and wages. So it's rumoured we spent 15m on Neves over 5 years that's 3m (plus wages) per year on FFP.

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    A lot of comments about FFP on Neves' thread on Reddit tbf, that could be a popular one to write about. There was a hell of a lot of butthurt Portuguese fans too who are really upset with their club and Mendes, some saying that Neves had to be sold for FFP their end. Heck you could write about their FFP ha - can you speak Portuguese ?

    One comment which caught my eye was that Nuno dropped Neves. And now we've snagged him due to their FFP problems. It's not like Neves won't still be amazing in this league but I'm kind of the more stuff I read.

    I guess only time will tell with Wolves / Mendes. FFP for us should be more straight forward.
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    The Villa Till I Die Twitter feed claimed the deal looked dodgy so I've asked them to explain what they mean funnily enough haven't had a response back.
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