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Best Wolves manager

Discussion in 'Molineux Mix' started by Numpty, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. Golden Moth

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    Hope so...... that would be amazing.
    But Stan Cullis won us three top tier league titles and two FA Cups, so for now it has to be him in my lifetime.
     
  2. MasWolf

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    Statistically in my lifetime it's Mick. I love Nuno, but there's a special place in my heart for Mick. No nonsense and great manager with the resources he had.
     
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    Enjoyed the years with Mick, but this promotion has been on another level.
    Last time we went up, we knew we would do well to survive. This time we won at a canter and i really looked forward to the chance to blow most the premier away.
    Nuno was more connected and engaged with us, he mentions our support, pack mentally all the time and really makes us feel something special has started.
    McCarthy just called us numpties:(
     
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  5. Rhoswolf

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    No great fan of McGarry, Allen laid the foundations of that team.
     
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  6. David webb

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    Different managers with different tools and resources let’s face it

    Graham Turner will always always be special. Mid 20s a full head of hair, Wolves on a Saturday, Steve Bull, Kipps then the Raglan. Happy days indeed

    Dave Jones? ****ed up big style and I cannot really forgive him for that ****fest. Nice bloke tho.

    Mick. Loved him. Great football (forest at home) but he is not a top flight manager

    Nuno is different gravy. Has our club ever been this much together?
     
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    Haven't read through this thread. But can't believe the question has been asked; there is only one candidate - he who alone refused to give the Nazi salute when England played in Berlin....

    Nuno in 2nd place though.
     
  9. Rhoswolf

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    Barnwell second for me, hopefully Nuno soon.
     
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    I wonder if the fact that his disciplinarian manager fought at the Somme had any bearing on his decision? :)

    It would take something incredibly special to displace Cullis as Wolves No.1.
     
  11. JadeWolf

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    What style of football did Cullis play?
     
  12. Rhoswolf

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    Winning!:D

    Guess today would be described as long-ball, but so much more.
     
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    Direct lol.
     
  14. highlandwolf

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    Very high energy and certainly long ball but mainly very accurate long passes to fast running wingers who stayed wide (can't think what this (partly) reminds me of). Very hazy memories from my early days at the Mol late 50s/early 60s. But the style of play this season is as good as Ive seen, with a very few exceptions.
     
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    Exactly what I was going to say. He did an incredible job at Rio Ave. He probably wouldn't have got the instant success he did here but it took McCarthy three years to get us promoted with a decent level of investment, I think Nuno would be capable of the same if he was in the same situation, he can clearly develop a player and has built a team that's greater than the sum of it's parts (in very little time)
     
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    It is really hard to tell guys,given our outside perspective and weighing in the money made possible for each one and so on.
    All I can say with some sort of security though,is that it will take quite a manager to surpass Stan Cullis.
    Nuno included.
     
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    Taking that on a level, where would Cullis rate/stand in a list of all the best managers in England throughout the years? Ferguson top, presumably, followed by Shankly, Paisley? Would put Cullis above Wenger, Mourinho, and Bobby Robson (more achievements outside UK.) Who else would come close, although my knowledge of managers from late 1800’s and early 1900’s is limited.
     
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    Brian Clough
     
  19. Flea

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    Chapman presumably,made Huddersfield the Arsenal of the 20`s..only to go to Gunners and just continuing.
    Surely a manager way ahead of his time.
     
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    Good call.
     
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    Dave Bassett?
     
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    It has to be Cullis. We were the best team in the world. Nino is doing a great job however.
     
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    In our post glory years Nuno is clearly our best manager followed by Mick. :):)
    Before then it would have to be Stan Cullis.
     
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    You forget Barnwell?
     
  26. Flea

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    Merlin did great for us no doubt.
    Just to stubborn and too old fashioned in the end.Fudge me,remember us turning up with the B-side more or less at Anfield?

    Limited by Morgan and our fat controller at the times..but Mick had his limitations as well.

    Particulary first season 06/07 was a revelation though.I remember us drawing versus Plymouth early on(first game at Mol?)and thinking it was a valuable point towards avoiding relegation.O´Connor,a deflected shot wasn´t it?

    Anyways..
     
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    Super Sammy Chung! :confused:
     
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    As did Major Buckley for Cullis.

    In my supporting life, late 60's..... Nuno has produced the most attractive football to watch.
     
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    Cullis by a million miles
     
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    Interesting thread.
     
  31. Jack Russell

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    This, but I had/have a lot of time for Mick McCarthy. Turner was special in that he turned us from total losers on our way to the Conference, into a potent force again. The problem with this topic is that it makes me seeth at the disgraceful way that Ireland sacked Cullis when he had been ill and not really able to influence the situation. So pleased when the John Ireland stand was renamed the Steve Bull Stand. That went along way to redressing a grave injustice! Barnwell, Taylor, Ronnie Allen and Dave Jones have my full support as well.
     
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    Doesn't anyone rate Saunders then? :D:D:D
     
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    I believe his mother does although please dont ask me for a link to verify this bold claim.:eek:
     
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    Stale Solbakken.

    Closely followed by Mark McGhee.
     
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    The 5 managers who have had the most impact on the club, IMO :

    Major Frank Buckley, Stan Cullis, Bill McGarry, Graham Turner and Nuno.
     
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    Cullis was before me, but clearly the best.

    I'd love Nuno to be here as long as Stan and to keep that 56% win percentage - we'd definitely be Champions of the World again.

    Nuno has us playing the best football I've seen at Wolves.
     
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    Better than Stale Solbakken?
     
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    Yup, a strong candidate for the Joseph Grimaldi cup...
     
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    Methinks someone is taking the pee lol
     
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    Old Trafford wasn't it?
    Ah yes, the infamous 10 changes. IIRC we'd played Steadman at right back (3rd chouce at the time?) for the previous game, but had both Zubar and Foley playing against United (1st and 2nd choice RBs). Similarly, makeshift (at the time) left back Ward was replaced by Elokobi (who ironically scored at Old Trafford the following season). Hahnemann was the only one who kept his place.

    Castillo had been starting games earlier in the season, but had fallen out of favour, Mancienne was in and around the team, often coming on from the bench (as he did in the previous and following games), and Halford was allegedly a Premier League player.

    Difficult to justify the rest of the team though (Surman, Friend, the Hoff, Hill), and I wouldn't have been happy if I'd forked out on tickets and travel for the match, but the 10 Changes headline really grated with me.

    As it happened, we finished comfortably above the relegation zone, but it was Burnley (who we beat the following game) who finished third from bottom, so I can't fault Mick for making the changes.
     

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