Wolves fan Quirkafleeg is a rare League One fan as he’s happy with his team, his manager and his board. Here are his views on Saturday’s game.
Quirkafleeg from the Wolvesforum.co.uk has been following Wolves since his first game in 1985. His stand-out era was the Steve Bull seasons. He told us he enjoyed: “Two titles, a Sherpa Van Trophy success to start, seeing Bully hit over 100 goals in two seasons.” Being a Wolves supporter has been tough over the years especially the last few seasons, but he thinks that “we’re getting it right now and a hopefully return to the Championship awaits.”
He has one claim to fame, explaining that “watching Wolves on the old North Bank car park I used to wait behind the far goal and fetch some balls. I did ten odd kick ups once and got a well done from Mutchy and Bully. However Sir Graham Turner didn’t like it and shouted at Bully to concentrate on training instead…”
How are Wolves doing?
I expected Wolves to be where they are. Jackett has now built the team he wants and all the players are fitting into the system nicely.
Who should we watch out for?
You can say the obvious. Sako, Dicko, Henry. But the two players who are really standing out are Micheal Jacobs and Jack Price. Jacobs is playing just behind the striker and is reaping the benefits, he has a good eye for goal, can move the defence around at will and is decent in the air as well. Jack Price is a little version of Roy Keane but without the filth. He has a great touch, eye for a pass, plays football simply and most importantly can tackle.
What are your thoughts on your manager?
It took a while for him to build his own players and weed out the Doyles etc. Now his team are playing the best football in the division…
Most Wolves fans sounded out Steve Davis from Crewe to start with but had no real concerns when Jackett was appointed. It took a while for him to build his own players and weed out the Doyles etc. Now his team are playing the best football in the division and long may it last.
What are your thoughts on your board and off-field club activities?
Morgan has distanced himself from Wolves this season and let Moxey and co get on with things. Moxey has quietly been doing his job to get the trash off the wage bill and again has done brilliantly. Thelwell has been instrumental along with Jackett in sounding out players in transfers and players in the Academy like Price for example. The set-up off the field is in a very healthy state again.
Any views on Port Vale?
I see Tom Pope as a danger man but sadly that’s me being rather ignorant regarding The Vale team…
It would have been again dominated by Lee Hughes had he been there but he’s left. I see Tom Pope as a danger man but sadly that’s me being rather ignorant regarding The Vale team. I sadly haven’t been bothered checking you out.
Any views and memories of players/managers that have been involved with both teams?
I did remember Lee Mills playing for both If I’m correct. He had a better time at Vale then at Wolves. One notable goal in the FA Cup against Ipswich springs to mind for us, sadly that’s it. Dan Jones, as an example, like countless kids at Wolves back then it ended in tears as they simply weren’t good enough, and for Jones that proved correct as he’s been lacklustre for loads of his clubs to date.
If we carry on playing like we can then we’ll win…
A score prediction?
If we carry on playing like we can then we’ll win. However, you never know.
Quirkafleeg was answering REP’s questions. Our thanks to both of them.