Discussion in 'Molineux Mix' started by Essex Wolf, Apr 20, 2017.
Over 3 hours and no post from the President of his fan club, where art thou Bright?
You want players who care for the club and have pride in wearing the shirt, without question Stearman has this, so yes you would want him.
BUT, if promotion is our aim, then we must get better quality as first choice.
As a squad filler, I understand but that would require us moving EEL and Williamson out, while still recruiting a first choice (ideally captain material) player in.
Can completely get why the e&s poll is so close c
Are people actually serious? 51% want Stearman to be signed?! Really??
Good God it's no wonder this club goes nowhere.
"He bleeds gold and black, he kicks the post every time he ***** up and we concede. Sign him up"
Absolutely unbelievable. What are you watching? There's a reason Fulham binned him. It's because he's ****.
I actually despair of our fans sometimes. The sorrow when he was sold, the tears of joy when he rejoined, theve got no idea what a good centre back does. Last ditch sliding blocks are NOT the sign of a quality centre back.
Give up. If FOSUN sanction the signing of this poser (oh Iv ****** up, let me run my hands through my lovely hair) I'll send my season ticket back.
SIGN A PROPER CENTRE BACK FFS.
Is that a yes or a no?
Yes from me
He's contributed to some of the bright spots of this season and (despite what some of you seem to think) we're not in a position to sign much better just yet
Get him in for £1m and focus on bigger issues, ie central midfield + striker
If we sign a first choice defender for decent money then yes one of Batth / Williamson / Stearman probably leaves (Hause is the future - sorry kids). But until then, hang on to what we've got
He needs to leave for footballing reasons...
I was against bringing him back, but watching some of his performances this season I would definitely want to keep him. He is one of those guys you can call upon when he has been out for weeks and you get a complete 100% delivery from him. For me he compares very favourably with any of the other defenders we have had this season. It's a no-brainer.
Send Stearman back and sell Batth..
Both way, way off pace from where we need to be.
We Need to get rid of 15 to bring 5 in.. These two plus Williamson would be on that list
If we let Williamson go because we don't feel he can stay fit and we let EEL go because he isn't good enough (please) and he was willing to be back up on back up wages, Then sure
God no. Please please no. We need to be ruthless and move on players like this! We can do better.
It would be a polite NO from me but wasn't he fantastic at Anfield? One of those individual Wolves performances that will be etched in the memory forever and lets face it he farted creed that day. One of those you wish would be consistently better than he is but I'm swayed by wanting to see the Wolves in the Greed League again. New heroes can be found who are much better suited to the task in hand.
no no from me got enough cosy club players at the club don't need another
He's not the answer if we're starting to improve the first 11. He would however be a decent back up option, if the fee was minimal then yes sign him up.
We have to be better than the Stearmans of this world if we're ever going to get out of this godforsaken league .... Fans identify with his passion and commitment but that can only take him so far.
At a push I might take him as a squad player on a free but paying valuable FFP money on him is madness!!
I love Stears for his never say die attitude, he is the defensive equivelant of Dave Edwards, but the issue now is he good enough for a position that needs strengthening? the answer to that is NO. Batth, EEL, Stears, probably Stears is the best of these three, Not so good as Williamson who has his injury issues, and Hause has many years ahead of him. Thats the problem for Stears all of our defenders are much of a muchness, and they are not good enough for where we want to be, but we dont have to pay for the others they are already signed.
I would be shipping out EEL (probably not good enough) and Williamson (injury record is a joke and his getting on). I think Batth and Stearman would be ok as squad players, provided we sign a really good centre half to play alongside Hause.
PL - 'Wolves squad is too big'
Then don't sign average players then Paul. Stearman and Weimann are average and you're not trimming your squad by adding squad players who have absolutely no chance of making a difference to a side trying to win the league.
Its about 1 good game in 10 with Stears
Il love him forever for scoring at Anfield and great he loves the club but we really have to move on and push forwards now, he isn't good enough if we want to go up
A lot of polar opinions on here regards Stearman but that seems the case with many of the clubs players.
Should he resign for Wolves then as a back up I think he'd be a very good signing as can't imagine he will cost a great deal. If he was signed to be the ever present when available then I'd worry that Wolves chances of success were limited or at least reduced but as cover an excellent signing.
I love Stears, on his day he is a warrior at the back (see Anfield performance as an example). I was gutted when we sold him/ delighted when we re-signed him.
But as has been said, I believe by Tring, if we're only signing 4 players this summer and Weimann (who I think we should sign if £1.5m quoted is true) and Stearman are 2 of them this worries me that we may not be significantly improving the team.
I don't wish to vilify Batth here as again he gives his all and clearly loves Wolves, but if he were to go leaving us three Centre halves in Hause, Stearman and a new quality centre back with Iorfa as cover I'd be happy to see Stears signed permanently.
He is a good guy (genuinely) but that just about epitomizes where we have gone wrong in the past in holding onto these players.
Thanks for the good memories Stears, but time to move on.
One good game and people want to sign him up............we've been so poor at the back for large parts of this season and yet, Stearman has rarely forced himself into Lambert's plans.
No wonder we never seem to progress, far too much sentiment. Could have a team with players like Stearman, Edwards and Dicko in next season instead of pushing on and improving.
By the way, loving the club and giving 100% is appreciated by the fans but is never a valid reason to sign a player. We need better than that......giving 100% should be the bare minimum for a professional footballer anyway.
But it's not just one good game is it PW? Stearman, when he has featured, has often been praised and on occasion highly.
And you can't complain about the defence being poor when Stearman hasn't been involved much of the time. If anything all that does is highlight that Lambert has failed to address an obvious issue getting his team selections wrong more often than not. When he has played Stearman by and large he hasn't let the side down where in comparison many of the defenders utilised this season most certainly have.
I don't think he was Wolves POTY for nothing before being disgracefully pushed out.
I agree the circumstances of which he was ''pushed out'' as you put it, were strange. I wouldn't call the fact he was sold ''disgraceful'' because football is a business at the end of the day, I think both players and clubs understand that. Saying all that, I think it's safe to assume that there were financial reasons behind his move to Fulham rather than footballing ones at the time.
However, the reasons behind him being sold are irrelevant now and time has moved on, it's time for Wolves to do so as a club too. Time to look forward and not back. Quite simply, Stearman wouldn't improve our starting 11 and therefore, I see no reason to buy him. If we want leadership in the dressing room at the CB position then it makes far more sense to sign Williamson up for another year on a pay as you play deal. He's far better than any of our other CB's.
Know what you mean PW in your opening comment but for me it was the poor excuse given as to the sale. Would have been much better just to say that £2M was a good deal. This footballing reasons guff was what exactly?
I do agree Stearman may not improve the starting 11 but when you look at the central defensive options currently available there really isn't much quality. I'd like to see several of what's at Wolves now moved on and better signed up and have Stearman as an experienced and seasoned pro as back up. A back up I believe is much better than those that by and large offer cover now. The regular 1st team picks don't instill me with much confidence. Batth much as I like him is inconsistent, Williamson more injured than available, Iorfa has taken massive retrograde steps and Hause who I believe is the only one showing marked improvements.
But it will be whatever it will be. If he signs I'll be happy if it's as cover and if he doesn't then move on.
If Stearman was that great then firstly, he would have established himself at Fulham, he didnt, and secondly, he would have established himself as our first choice center half, and he hasn't. That should tell everyone everything we need to know. Yes, he might be passionate about playing for us, but so was George Elokobi, and he wasn't good enough either.
We don't need cover and squad players though Essex.
Reading lots of posts saying Stearman would be a good signing as back up.
Why should we sign any player as back up???
Surely every player we sign should be seen as a potential first team regular?
I'm amazed that people think we should sign a player while admitting he's not good enough to be a regular!!!
I love him.keep!
Stearman a "leader and organiser".
I give up.
Keep him as a backup, a role he would be more than happy to fill frankly. Doesn't want to leave again and can't blame him.
I'd sign him up.
He is experienced, but he is certainly not the other 2 things.
Cheers that's that sorted, you should have given your opinion before!
As a backup, not as a main CB. That's clear as day, we need a squad at this level.
With Hause and whoever comes in as the choice pairing is a solid 4 to rotate for the onslaught of games we get, and any likely injuries.
You need players who are content with being on the bench, and Stearman wouldn't mind at all, he's all for the team.
Frankly, it's a no brainer to sign him.
Okay, who's with me? I have a cunning plan for the transfer window:
Firstly to kidnap Thelwell and Lambert and hold them hostage in the Brazilian jungle between end of the season and 1st September.
Secondly break into the Compton Park offices, burn Kevin's dossiers and Betamax tapes, destroy his Amstrad PC2086 and rip up every contract he's issued in the last 6 months (aside from Helder's of course).
Install a look-a-like from off here complete with comedy nose off eBay, Mendes' personal phone number and a video of Messi's greatest goals with Paul Gladdon's head skilfully edited on. Edit Dangerous Dave's Wikipedia page to convince everyone it was he and not Bale who led Wales to glory in the Euro's and put Saville up for sale on eBay. Post the video and links on Kev's LinkedIn page and sit back and wait for offers.
When Jorge's finished and we have a decent squad and new manager let ****gy and Scooby unmask the imposter and let Paul and Kev free with bus fare home.
Come on if we want to progress as a club we can't have players like Richard Stearman at our club. I don't care if he ' bleeds gold and black' he is not good enough end of.
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