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Has Wolves’ bubble burst?

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Defeat at Cardiff last night means it’s now six league games without a win. After a decent start it seems that they’re having a trickier time than first thought.

With games against Chelsea, Liverpool, Spurs, Bournemouth, Fulham and Newcastle, it may not be a fruitful December for them either. 

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1 hour ago, Rocky Hurricane said:

Nuno needs to freshen up his tactics if he wants Wolves to do well, at the moment he hasn't even gotten a plan B. 

Welcome to the forum mate.

I'm quite surprised he hasn't began playing Dendoncker as of yet but if you look at their bench and the reserves the disparity in quality is rather evident.

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I think they were slightly over-rated from the off, but I'm pretty confident they will survive comfortably still.

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The bubble has burst without a doubt

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The bubble has burst but they've got enough about them to get their shit together and still avoid relegation comfortably.

It further emphasises the gap between the quality in the Premier League and the Championship though. Momentum can only take you so far, then you have to start taking your own initiative. 

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Depends which bubble you're talking about. If it's an overall bubble then no it hasn't burst, but I'd say the "favourites to finish best of the rest" is looking pretty well popped yes.

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R.I.P. Bill 

 

Bill Slater: Wolverhampton Wanderers legend dies aged 91

1 hour ago | Wolves

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         Bill Slater leads out the Wolves team in 1960

Former Wolves captain Bill Slater has died at the age of 91, after suffering with Alzheimer's disease and illness.

Slater won three league titles in the 1950s, the club's most successful period, and also lifted the FA Cup after leading the side to a 3-0 win over Blackburn at Wembley in 1960.

Slater, who earned 12 England caps, remains the last amateur to play in an FA Cup final - for Blackpool in 1951.

He is also the only part-time player to be named Footballer of the Year.

Slater won that accolade in 1960 while simultaneously studying for a BSc degree at university.

In 2010, Slater was inducted into the Wolves Hall of Fame. and the club have said they are "extremely saddened" to learn of his passing.

"Bill captured the hearts of Wolves supporters during the club's most successful period and will be remembered with great fondness," a Wolves statement said.

The former halfback - its modern-day equivalent would be a defensive midfielder - made 339 appearances for the West Midlands club, played four times at the 1958 World Cup and was selected for Great Britain at the 1952 Olympic Games.

Football was not his only sporting passion. He became president of the British Gymnastics Association in 1989 and also worked as director of PE at both Liverpool and Birmingham University.

Clitheroe-born Slater, who received an OBE in 1982, and a CBE in 1998 at Buckingham Palace, was a father of four - including BBC director of sport Barbara Slater - and grandfather of eight.

Former Wolves captain Bill Slater has died at the age of 91, after suffering with Alzheimer's disease and illness.

Slater won three league titles in the 1950s, the club's most successful period, and also lifted the FA Cup after leading the side to a 3-0 win over Blackburn at Wembley in 1960.

Slater, who earned 12 England caps, remains the last amateur to play in an FA Cup final - for Blackpool in 1951.

He is also the only part-time player to be named Footballer of the Year.

Slater won that accolade in 1960 while simultaneously studying for a BSc degree at university.

In 2010, Slater was inducted into the Wolves Hall of Fame. and the club have said they are "extremely saddened" to learn of his passing.

"Bill captured the hearts of Wolves supporters during the club's most successful period and will be remembered with great fondness," a Wolves statement said.

The former halfback - its modern-day equivalent would be a defensive midfielder - made 339 appearances for the West Midlands club, played four times at the 1958 World Cup and was selected for Great Britain at the 1952 Olympic Games.

Football was not his only sporting passion. He became president of the British Gymnastics Association in 1989 and also worked as director of PE at both Liverpool and Birmingham University.

Clitheroe-born Slater, who received an OBE in 1982, and a CBE in 1998 at Buckingham Palace, was a father of four - including BBC director of sports Barbara Slater - and grandfather of eight.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46609967

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I don't think their bubble has burst. I think they're still doing pretty well for a side that was just promoted, regardless of the dodginess surrounding them.

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Wolves post astronomical losses as cost of Premier League promotion is revealed

By Dean Rudge

13:37, 5 MAR 2019

Wolves lost over £1million a week to slump to an astronomical loss as they won promotion back to the Premier League last season.

Figures released by the club show their wage bill skyrocketed by nearly £20million, rising from £24.9million in 2016/17 to £44.6million, as owners Fosun International splashed the cash to realise promotion.

And continuing to secure the services of key squad members, including player of the season Ruben Neves, also hurt the club’s bottom line, as player trading losses hit £8million.

With revenues only £2.7million higher at £26.4million – helped by higher commercial income and ticket sales, as fans flocked to Molineux – the club fell to a £55.1million pre-tax loss in 2017/18.

This was a severe increase on the £23million pre-tax loss posted the previous season, when Wolves also spent heavily under their Chinese owners.

In all, the club’s overheads almost doubled year-on-year, rising from £46.8million to £89.2million last season.

Promotion to the Premier League has allayed concerns that the club would breach the EFL’s Profitability and Sustainability spending rules, however, with Wolves’ aggressive spending justified.

Under the tutelage of new manager Nuno Espírito Santo and the backing of Fosun, Wolves achieved a club record 99 points in the Championship to roar back to the top flight.

In the Premier League, Wolves will enjoy a seismic increase in broadcasting revenues to bolster their top line.

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/wolves-post-astronomical-losses-cost-15923303

 

 

 

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They had a slump but they've shown the value of having a clear idea of how they want to play (as well as your typically shady Portuguese agent shite and financial doping).

It's always noticeable that Nuno's comments tend to disregard the result - whether he's critical or happy about the performance doesn't seem at all dependent on what the score is.They didn't panic when they had a poor run of results, and they've found that by focusing on  playing their usual way that the results have worked out in time.

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