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Ruddy's first PL Start

By Wolves
March 2 2019

Nuno Espirito Santo made the surprise announcement yesterday that John Ruddy will start today's match in preparation for the FA Cup Quarter Final against Man Utd. Wolves fans will be hoping for a similar performance from him to the one at Cardiff last season when he saved an added time penalty.

Wolves will be hoping for a dramatic improvement in fortunes today, having unexpectedly lost at Huddersfield midweek, following draws against Newcastle and Bournemouth. They will also be wanting to avoid the possibility of Cardiff completing a double over them just like Huddersfield have! Nuno has declared a fully fit squad - presumably his only concern is the fact that Ryan Bennett is on nine yellow cards, and one more will lead to a two match suspension. Fans will be waiting to see whether Adama Traore might be given another run out having been totally overlooked in the midweek game.  

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Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
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02/03/2019 11:40
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019:03:18:11:09:22 by Cheshire wolf.

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
maiseytaw (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 12:49
In addition to Patricio, reliable source says Doherty, Jonny, Neves and Moutinho also dropped in favour of Adama, Vinagre, Saiss and MGW respectively.

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 13:32
Will be nice to get one over Warnock but Cardiff will come with a certain intent.

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 14:38
Quote:
maiseytaw
In addition to Patricio, reliable source says Doherty, Jonny, Neves and Moutinho also dropped in favour of Adama, Vinagre, Saiss and MGW respectively.

Your source was quite right Maiseytaw!!

Line-up:

Ruddy, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Traore, Saiss, Dendoncker, Vinagre, Gibb-White, Jumenez, Jota

Subs: Norris, Jonny, Doherty, Neves, Moutinho, Cavaleiro, Costa

So, Patricio didn't make today's squad. It will make for an interesting game that is for sure

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 15:01
Our referee today is Andre Marriner who also reffed the game at Cardiff in December

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 15:07
MGW lucky not to get an early yellow for a late tackle. Good refereeing. Ruddy mishandles ca corner but manages to pounce on the ball in time

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 15:08
City settling better than us so far

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 15:11
Great kick out by Ruddy to Jota who takes it into their are but no support for him - goal kick!

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 15:15
Traore already looking to make runs whenever he can. I wonder if he will link up with our front two like Doc does.

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 15:17
Superb one-touch play between Raul, MGW & Jota and Jota puts it away. Great goal
Wolves 1 City 0

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 15:19
Mistake by Bamba punished by Raul who links up with Jota, gets it back & buries it
Wolves 2 City 0

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 15:25
Vinagre set free & he runs half the length of pitch, centres it, and it just bobbled before reaching MGW otherwise we would have had three

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
wolverina (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 15:29
Cracking start - let's hope we keep it up - Cardiff can be very sneaky and they won't give up!

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 15:30
Wolves new line-up is a delight to watch so far. Jota is on fire - he just nutmegged Gunnarsson before taking a shot which unfortunately was blocked. Boly majestic, & MGW doing well so far.

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 15:35
Leander hits the post from a corner, then Etheridge manages to put his shot over the bar.
Bennett fouls Reid and gets an inevitable yellow card & will now be missing at Chelsea & Burnley

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 15:38
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wolverina
Cracking start - let's hope we keep it up - Cardiff can be very sneaky and they won't give up!

Afternoon Wolverina. Glad to know there's someone out there!!

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 15:40
Morrison delivers a forearm smash to Jota but referee says no foul!!

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 15:43
Nice round of applause from all fans on 39 minutes for Wolves fan Jamie Brown who died of Leukemia aged 39 on 24th Feb leaving his wife & 4 children

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 15:45
Traore tackles back, then breaks at speed before being brought down by Bamba who gets a yellow card & hurt himself in the process

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 15:46
Unfortunately Bamba has to leave the field on a stretcher and is shown the yellow card on the stretcher!! Replaced by Bruno Manga



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Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 15:48
Four added minutes to play

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
wolverina (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 15:52
Quote:
Cheshire wolf
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wolverina
Cracking start - let's hope we keep it up - Cardiff can be very sneaky and they won't give up!

Afternoon Wolverina. Glad to know there's someone out there!!

No - you're not on your own - though I am watching the European Indoor Championships at the same time!

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 15:52
City get a chance with a header from A free kick, but well collected by Ruddy. Ryan Bennett commits a silly foul and gets his last warning from Andre Marriner

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 15:56
Half time and two excellent team goals from Wolves give them a two goal lead, and it is well deserved as they have managed any threat from Cardiff well and broken well when the opportunity has arisen. A different type of performance to what we normally expect from our team. Traore has flown with the ball at times and has made some good passes, but is totally different from Doc in that position. Vinagre has had some good possession on the left, and MGW. Has linked up well with our front two.
The only blot is Ryan Bennett' yellow card which means he will miss the next two games

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 16:07
Ready to go again. No changes to Wolves side

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 16:09
Diogo Jota replaced by Doc, presumably for fitness reasons. This will probably mean Traore playing further up front

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 16:11
Traore breaks from centre circle at speed but goes for glory and smashes it wide & high. Vinagre was free on the left the whole time!

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 16:13
Thanks for your efforts Chesh, you are not alone, I’m appreciating it.

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 16:18
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Lupinehowler
Thanks for your efforts Chesh, you are not alone, I’m appreciating it.

Afternoon LH & thanks good to know you are!
Another very quick break by Traore but no final result. He doesn't think of passing it to a colleague and shoots well wide - again!!

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Billericay Wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 16:18
Keep it up lads.Sounds like some of the'2nd 11' are playing for their places. Yes Cheshire you are not alone.

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 16:24
Thanks BW

It's reassuring how well they are managing without our usual midfield stars,. Saiss, Vinagre & Leander are having a good game, MGW is erratic at times and Traore is doing very much as expected.

Peltier floors Vinagre & gets a yellow card

Joao replacing MGW

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 16:28
Good break by Vinagre, one two with Raul, and he is set up for a shot which brings a save from Etherington. Shame - it would have been a great goal. MGW leaves to a huge reception & replaced by Joao who immediately delivers a superb corner kick

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 16:30
Vinagre is such a talented 19 year old



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Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 16:32
Period of pressure from City but pretty toothless

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 16:35
Boly praised as a '£10 million steal'. I have to agree - he is so calm and assured, a real classy defender

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 16:37
Jimenez has a glorious chance to make it three but puts it too close to Etheridge who saves well.
Traore leaves the field to good applause and is replaced by Cavaleiro

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
wolverina (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 16:39
Would like my third goal, please!

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Billericay Wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 16:41
3rd goal please. If Cardiff get one back it will be a nervous period.

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 16:41
Working on it Wolverina!!

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 16:44
Too much passing backwards from Wolves at the moment. Corner to City is well dealt with.into the final ten minutes

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 16:48
Snatch shot by Gunnarsson from 8yd line goes well wide. Wolves off the boil at the moment & having to defend

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
wolverina (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 16:49
They need to concentrate - can't afford to switch off - that's why we needed a third goal!

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 16:49
Great ball from Vinagre but Cav had gone just too soon. Another corner to City well taken by Ruddy

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 16:52
Once again Vinagre runs half the length of the pitch with the ball, and brings a great save out of Etherington

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
wolverina (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 16:53
Sounds like Vinagre's had a good game - though perhaps he should have passed the ball this time!

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 16:54
Three minutes added time to be played. Just started losing my signal!!

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
an angry wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 16:55
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Cheshire wolf
Vinagre is such a talented 19 year old


I dont rate him at all tbh.. he could have rolled it back for a certain 3rd goal just now but somehow managed to miss from a few yards out.

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
wolverina (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 17:00
Well, done and dusted! Three points - happy bunny. Thank for your efforts, Cheshire!(Sm128)

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 17:00
That's it - Job Done
We now have our highest ever points level in 7th place after a well deserved victory. We should have scored far more goals and put them to the eword, so the second half was disappointing from the perspective, but overall a very good performance from a 'squad team'. Credit to Nuno and his team for giving a chance to squad members who stepped in and performed very well.
It now gives Nuno a headache as to who will play at Chelsea next Sunday, which I'm sure he will delight in!
Afternoon all

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Billericay Wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 17:07
Cheers Chesh.

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
irishwolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 17:59
Happy days - I wonder what Warnock will moan about in his post match interview!

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Andy Fincher (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 19:17
I wasn't sure when I saw the line-up but Nuno knows what he is doing. Traore was very good playing down the right but not sure how he would get on if more defending was needed and when he moved into the attack he was a little bit wasteful. Overall though, he had a really good game as did Vinagre on the other side.
MGW also played well but was a little in and out, if that makes sense.
Jota and Jiminez look to be forming quite a partnership in attack and the first goal in particular was excellent.
It seems churlish to be picky but I thought we should have had at least one more but it was a comfortable win and very pleased and a great response to Tuesday night's game.



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Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 20:06
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an angry wolf
Quote:
Cheshire wolf
Vinagre is such a talented 19 year old


I dont rate him at all tbh.. he could have rolled it back for a certain 3rd goal just now but somehow managed to miss from a few yards out.

I'm not saying he's the finished article Angry, nor would I disagree about passing back, but I do think he has undoubted talent and can be developed very positively for the future.

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
chicagowolf (IP Logged)
02/03/2019 23:21
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irishwolf
Happy days - I wonder what Warnock will moan about in his post match interview!

So now we know, he was bellyaching about Bennet not get a red card. Maybe he will be happy next season in the championship, playing the Baggies.

 
Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Cardiff City
maiseytaw (IP Logged)
03/03/2019 10:30
Quote:
Cheshire wolf
Quote:
maiseytaw
In addition to Patricio, reliable source says Doherty, Jonny, Neves and Moutinho also dropped in favour of Adama, Vinagre, Saiss and MGW respectively.

Your source was quite right Maiseytaw!!

Line-up:

Ruddy, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Traore, Saiss, Dendoncker, Vinagre, Gibb-White, Jumenez, Jota

Subs: Norris, Jonny, Doherty, Neves, Moutinho, Cavaleiro, Costa

So, Patricio didn't make today's squad. It will make for an interesting game that is for sure

The reliable source generally gets these things right more often than not, yesterday being a perfect example!

Very good performance from Wolves yesterday, MOTM for me was Saiss, absolutely bossed Cardiff's midfield and added that much needed steel against a physical Cardiff side. Honourable mentions for Adama, Vinagre and Boly, all of whom had good games too. Vinagre and Adama at WB against lesser teams at home seems the way forward, excellent attacking outlet. On to Chelsea!

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