We are all Wolfsburgians now

So. Farewell then Tuncay Şanlı
Loved by the fans
But not by TFP.

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20 Responses to We are all Wolfsburgians now

  1. AndyP says:

    I’m “desperately disappointed” to paraphrase the cap wearing clot.

    Ok it was supposedly Tuncay’s dream to play in Germany but as probably the most exciting player at Stoke in recent times we should have been building a team around him not letting him fester on the bench while “grafters” ploughed up and down the pitch.

    Oddly enough there was another transfer deal on the BBC site next to the Tuncay move that caught my eye for other reasons (like amusing, fond memories)…

    Tuncay [Stoke – Wolfsburg] £4.5m
    Daniel Uchechi [FC Dender – Leicester] Loan

    PS Pulis out!

  2. Stephen Foster says:

    I don’t know about his dream, but I can easy imagine what his nightmare has been.

    If Pulis had the faintest idea then Daniel Uchechi would be on the website wearing a Stoke scarf by now.


  3. AndyP says:

    Tsk indeed. Turns out this FC Dender is in Nigeria. Not the club once graced by our rotund Dutch friend and so famously visited by a bunch of mad Stokies. Ah well…

  4. Stephen Foster says:

    Two FC Denders,
    there’s only two FC Denders.

  5. markelt says:

    Stoke fans are proving tonight how paper thin their affection for Pulis is. Doesn’t take much does it?

  6. Stephen Foster says:

    He’s a Ford in a world of Ferrarris; he would deserve sympathy if he wasn’t who he is.

  7. shep207 says:

    Are you more bothered about the fact he has left or that TP never really played him?

    To be honest I can’t see his departure making much difference to the club. He rarely played for us and when he did, he didn’t really suit our style of play did he? I think Fuller leaving would have been worse for Stoke City.

    I reckon Carew will be a lot more effective for us than Tuncay.

  8. Stephen Foster says:

    The later, that he never gave him a chance to bed in; he’ll play his favourites through patches of shitty form, but it’s a different rule for the rest. Alan Hudson would have been treated just like Tuncay under Pulis, in fact, he’d have seen even less game time for his worse attitude.

  9. OS says:

    I am at this very moment, fueling up the Boskamp Bummers Bus for the trip. 😉

    Where’s Wolfsburg?

  10. Stephen Foster says:

    You may be a senile old git but not all the lights have gone out have they 🙂

  11. markelt says:

    Wolfsburg is in Northern Germany. It’s the home of VW, the Nazi car.

    Fact fans – all German cars use a suffix on their registrations to denote their home town. That’s why all VWs in adverts have a WOB numberplate.

  12. Stephen Foster says:

    Who are they playing the day we fight for our Premiership survival? That’s the fixture we’re after.

    nb: It has to be pointed out that this saga rather throws McClaren into the Boskamp role.

  13. shep207 says:

    I know what you’re saying but I honestly believe he didn’t get played much because he wasn’t that effective when he did.
    He appeared to work hard and chase down balls which was good to watch but he never stuck to his position and TP’s team is all about organisation and structure.

    He did seem to be adapting to our style in his last few matches and I would have liked to see him stay but I don’t think the situation is anywhere near as bad as many on The Oatcake like to make out..

    At the end of the day, he didn’t play enough for his departure to be a massive loss and Carew looks much more suited to us.

  14. OS says:

    Steve McLaren is a perfectly decent bloke. He’s just not a very good England manager. But he is a fule. Anybody who would take the poisened chalice of the England job is a fule.

    So, Mark, we would have to be honourary WOBS for a few days then. Hannover is nearby. Is that Nazi enough teritory? Is there a red light district? You know stuff.

  15. markelt says:

    I prefer to think of you as a Wolfbagger, as the locals are known. I’ll get you a t-shirt made up. 🙂

    I don’t know Hannover and I wouldn’t stay in Wolfsburg. Somebody I went to Uni with worked at VW and hated the town.

    Braunschweig might be nice. That’s not far.

    Of course there’s a Nazi history. I thought we were all Nazi’d out though.

  16. OS says:

    So, its a car trip then. I’ve always fancied driving along one of them autobarns. Andy can sort the contacts out with Tuncay and get us free tickets to a game, and book us onto the 15.37 (or is that 15.38 and 33 secs) out of paddington. 😉 @ Andy.

    Raff can bring the beer and we’ll stop at the backy place in Belgium to stock up on the way home. Sounds good. I’ll sort out how much a 12 seater mini-bus is from Afford. Go friday evening/afternoon and come back sunday night. Nobody will miss us then.

  17. markelt says:

    It may be better if we go to use the Harwick – Hook ferry rather than the tunnel. Takes slightly longer but includes a rest of sorts on the ferry for stuff

  18. AndyP says:

    I’d be desperately disappointed if some sort of rail journey(man) was not included in this excursion. As for a road trip – it will be like a team of Morris Minors against a bunch of Rolls Royce, Nigel.

  19. Stephen Foster says:

    we could probably do the whole trip by train.

    That would be ace.

  20. markelt says:

    It’s a journey I’ve done many times when I was at University in Munster. It was always very good, especially the bits I remember.

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