On Monday the four teams to play in the Premier League’s Asia Trophy in China during pre-season were announced with Wolves, West Ham, Manchester City and Newcastle all set to be involved.
The competition will take place in July but reacting to the news on Twitter, Wolves fans have been sharing mixed views.
?? Wolves are going to China! ??
We will be competing in the @PremierLeague Asia Trophy, taking place in Shanghai and Nanjing in July.
— Wolves (@Wolves) March 26, 2019
Some individuals were looking forward to the prospect of a long distance away trip but there were more serious concerns for other fans, questioning where the club’s priorities lie.
One fan claimed it was unnecessary and could affect them going into the next season, with the potential of playing in Europe still a real possibility.
Wolves currently sit in seventh place in the Premier League so qualifying for the Europa League may be on the cards, through that channel, or via the FA Cup.
Others meanwhile sarcastically made reference to the ticketing system that had annoyed many fans when applying for FA Cup semi-final tickets.
The 2019 Asia Trophy will be its ninth instalment. Having been founded in 2003, it’s a competition that’s played every two years. The previous winners in 2017 were Liverpool.
Here’s the best of the reaction from the Molineux faithful.
China away let’s have it
— Spencer (@SpencerF98) March 26, 2019
Another semi-final we’ve made it to, proud of the lads! How many loyalty points are needed before they sell out?
— Tom Morgan (@Tom_morgan75) March 26, 2019
Wouldn’t this be affected if we got into Europe??
— Jo Gough ?? (@goughy123456) March 26, 2019
Ridiculously unnecessary, players are going to be burnt out and can see this really affecting next season, concentrate on hopefully Europa League
— santino (@tino_santino) March 26, 2019
It’s coming home
— Dan (@DanWWFC666) March 26, 2019
Looking forward to the loyalty points argument surrounding tickets for this.
— Tom (@laneystain) March 26, 2019