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Re: Match Thread: Wolves v Burnley 25.8.19
an angry wolf 25 August, 2019 19:18
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Three draws, all with big VAR calls.
Anyway we jumped about five places
I don’t think we’ve moved at all Chicago. B’ley however are in 6th place!!

Yes Angry I think we did the majority of the attacking in 2nd half whilst B’ley defended in numbers, so yes I think we deserved to get something from the game, but certainly not three points!!

Well it's a game of opinions but I couldn't disagree more. I thought Burnley outplayed and outclassed us for virtually the entire game and a pen in stoppage time doesn't warrant a draw being a fair result and I hate Burnley.

The real concern is the lack of flexibility in nunos style, we set up the same way against every side with no back up plan at all.

Re: Match Thread: Wolves v Burnley 25.8.19
Lupinehowler 25 August, 2019 20:05
On a more positive note, the more I see of Neto the more I like him.
Think that we may have signed a player with a really good future.

Re: Match Thread: Wolves v Burnley 25.8.19
Andy Fincher 25 August, 2019 21:02
Blimey, it was hot sat in that sun. Only just cooled down.
Terrible performance by Wolves and although Burnley wasted time from the minute they scored I have to sadly admit that for three quarters of the match they were the better side on the day.
The only good thing to come from Wolves was the Jiminez penalty. The pressure on him with it being in the last minute wasn't helped by the fact that he was kept waiting by the fun killer that is VAR. That being said, he didn't have a good game and neither did anyone else.
Nuno can drop who he likes on Thursday and none of then can have any complaints.

Re: Match Thread: Wolves v Burnley 25.8.19
an angry wolf 25 August, 2019 23:21
I saw the whole match bar the stoppage time pen decision and having seen it , it's soft. A foul on the player but very unlikely we were going to score had the foul not occurred. Good news for us but I think game changers like pens shouldnt be given for things like that and it should be a free kick in the area instead of a little tap equalling a 90% chance of a goal with a pen. Having seen the highlights again I have concluded Cheshire is enjoying his vacation with copious amounts of alcohol to think we deserved a point from that .. Burnley have been robbed

Re: Match Thread: Wolves v Burnley 25.8.19
Ivybridge Wolf 25 August, 2019 23:52
We sat in the lower Steve Bull, got to the match 3 minutes late due to watching the cricket in the Clarendon pre match. What a fantastic finish to a test match. So many Wolves fans stayed to watch the end of the test and loads hurried out of their various watering holes To try and get to the turnstiles prior to KO! Many failed.
As for the match, don’t think I’ve ever been so hot at football, a sweltering 31C. Did that affect the football, probably is what I suspect but it was the same for both sides.
We got out of jail BIG time today. We were so poor first half, never really laid a finger on them and they probably should have been more than 1 ahead. Couldn’t say that anybody in gold deserved much credit. Jota and Jiminez below par, midfield power puff, MGW failing to deliver (as did Neves and Mout TBH) and I beginning to really wonder if he can (yes, he’s only young, I know, but I don’t get the vibe from him), Bennett and Boly missing headers, Coady poor on distribution, Doc anonymous in the main (he looked seriously off the pace).
Good finish by Barnes by the way. Burnley were by far the most assured in that first half
Second half we were better, marginally. Couldn’t understand why Donk came on for Moutinho rather than MGW. Couldn’t understand why Traore didn’t come on again at HT for Doc.
We huffed and puffed, Jiminez really unlucky with a characteristic turn on a sixpence and hitting the post but Burnley had chances too, it wasn’t one way.
In the end, in injury time, two long throws by Bennett caused mayhem in their box, the second leading the to penalty. Couldn’t really see it but at least we knew what the VAR wait was about today. Jiminez put the penalty away, so coolly. 1-1 , as said out of jail against a tenacious, well organised Burnley.
Overall, such a disappointing performance but I will take solace that we remain unbeaten. That on todays efforts has to be the positive but we desperately need a win. Everton next.
I will say this about Burnley, they are not on the same level as Pullis’s Stoke, but my god, they were dreadful with their awful time wasting tactics ... which seemed to start after they scored. Terrible stuff completely unchecked by the below par ref. Having said that they’ll be gutted not to get all 3 points and were they not so negative, I would sympathise a great deal more ...... we were not at the races. I now wondering if we made Manchester United look good on Monday?!!
I suggest we get Ben Stokes drafted in for the next league fixture. We need a bit of guile and spirit.
Enjoyed the day however!
UTW!



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Re: Match Thread: Wolves v Burnley 25.8.19
maiseytaw 26 August, 2019 08:00
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Undefeated in three!!!!

great stuff , lets go undefeated in 38 , with all draws and end up back in the championship :/ 3 points from 9 is borderline relegation form and I'd ignore those stats you're looking at as they're completely inaccurate

I wouldn't worry too much at this stage AAW. The fixture congestion will ease after these qualifiers have finished, with 2 or 3 week breaks between European games for the rest of the calendar year (if we get through, obviously).

The players look tired (to be fair, that's wholly understandable having played 6 competitive games in 18 days) and I would suggest this is solely the reason we've started without a win in the league. The league form will come in the next few weeks and we'll still be looking at another top 10 finish, which will have been another great season.



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Re: Match Thread: Wolves v Burnley 25.8.19
Ivybridge Wolf 26 August, 2019 10:10
Re the Europa, you’re right, the fixtures are much better spaced, should we qualify to the league stage.

Just watched MOTD2. The penalty was as soft as they come! Given and then scored with aplomb however. Lacklustre all over the pitch but at least we kept going and the unbeaten status will do something for our confidence I’m sure, whether we deserved it or not. Essentially a poor performance but didn’t lose. I’ll take that.

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Re: Match Thread: Wolves v Burnley 25.8.19
Lupinehowler 26 August, 2019 10:19
And I suppose that our expectations are much higher than they were just a few seasons ago when a draw was consistently seen as a good result.

Re: Match Thread: Wolves v Burnley 25.8.19
maiseytaw 26 August, 2019 10:51
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And I suppose that our expectations are much higher than they were just a few seasons ago when a draw was consistently seen as a good result.

If you'd told me just over 3 years ago, before the Fosun takeover (yes, it really is that short a time period), having just watched one of our worst seasons from an entertainment viewpoint in living memory, that we'd be a little disappointed having started a second Premier League season with 3 draws, one against Man Utd and one away at Leicester, whilst simultaneously being one home draw/win away from qualifying for the Europa League group stages, I'd have called in the whitecoats.

One word ladies and gentlemen - perspective.



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Re: Match Thread: Wolves v Burnley 25.8.19
an angry wolf 27 August, 2019 00:32
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And I suppose that our expectations are much higher than they were just a few seasons ago when a draw was consistently seen as a good result.

Draws are never good results unless you are away to a big hitter - if draws are seen as good results who would take 38 points then on here? I think we will finish mid table again which 7th essentially was last season but prob around 10th -12th this time.

I don't know why people talk about unbeaten runs in football genuinely as its a meaningless statistic bearing in mind you could be unbeaten all season and finish relegated. Since the 3 points for a win came in , winning games is far more important than losing which is why the Arsenal invincible team will never be viewed for eg as impressive as a team that wins the most number of matches. 3 points from 9 is a fairly poor start and I fail to believe a 90 minute flight in a private plane is responsible coming back from Turin going along with this tiredness from travelling b0llocks. As we have previously alluded to, tennis players have back to back 5 set matches on consecutive days yet the poor lambs are tired sipping orange juice on a plane 3 days ago - it's quite funny really the guff some people believe if this daft propaganda about tiredness through travel gets spun by enough newspapers. There are athletes who run marathons on back to back days yet we are expected to believe that kicking a ball around for 90 minutes with most of that time not running is too exhausting on a Thursday to Sunday schedule. I call bull @#$%& I'm afraid... we failed to beat Burnley for the same reasons we failed to beat Huddersfield ,Watford etc last season at home. I fully expect us to travel to goodison next game and get a result with the counter attacking style coming into its own against an attack minded side with people saying we look fully rested again lol which I don't think has anything to do with it.

Re: Match Thread: Wolves v Burnley 25.8.19
an angry wolf 27 August, 2019 00:48
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And I suppose that our expectations are much higher than they were just a few seasons ago when a draw was consistently seen as a good result.

If you'd told me just over 3 years ago, before the Fosun takeover (yes, it really is that short a time period), having just watched one of our worst seasons from an entertainment viewpoint in living memory, that we'd be a little disappointed having started a second Premier League season with 3 draws, one against Man Utd and one away at Leicester, whilst simultaneously being one home draw/win away from qualifying for the Europa League group stages, I'd have called in the whitecoats.

One word ladies and gentlemen - perspective.

I don't think what happened before fosun has any bearing on what perspective we should have, what matters now is we are owned by one of the richest companies in world football and have aspirations to challenge the top 6. I don't see why any fan should be calling white coats on a supporter that is disappointed on failing to beat a united side at home which we beat last season who got d1cked at home by palace and failing to beat a Burnley team on a shoestring budget compared to our club these days and being completely outplayed/outclassed. If we are going to keep harking back to the past for perspective , then we should be pleased to be in the premiership at all as we were league one a few years ago by that logic. The flip side of the coin are very old fans thinking how we were once the finest team in Europe and pioneers of European football in the 1950s which is about as irrelevant to the current day as the Morgan argument for any "perspective" .

I don't look at league tables before around 10 matches have been played, but our performances against United first half and Burnley for 90 minutes have been dreadful and a real step back from last season so far which constitutes disappointment to me unless we once again look back at the past and think " thank Christ we arent playing at goldthorn hill in the 19th century " when it rains as we now have a roof.

Re: Match Thread: Wolves v Burnley 25.8.19
chicagowolf 27 August, 2019 11:38
Perspective would seem to me to be the perfect word. Shrug it off and move on. Yes we were weak against Man U in that first half and truly dire on Sunday but perspective shows us that Spurs, United and Arsenal have already lost games. Despite our inability to string together two passes we are the only team outside the top four still undefeated. (I know! If we have 38 draws we will be playing Luton next year, but I don’t see too many times when that has happened. Three points for a win was
Introduced for a reason and we will likely win more than we lose)
If we get through Thursday unscathed we can at least get a short breather before the group stage . Worried? Too strong a word. Mild concern would better describe it ; this inability to beat the ‘smaller’ teams. But I am enjoying the summer, back in England this week and Autumn will be here soon enough. Plenty of time then to get back into the self flagellation for which Wolves supports are rightly famous.

Re: Match Thread: Wolves v Burnley 25.8.19
maiseytaw 28 August, 2019 20:24
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And I suppose that our expectations are much higher than they were just a few seasons ago when a draw was consistently seen as a good result.

If you'd told me just over 3 years ago, before the Fosun takeover (yes, it really is that short a time period), having just watched one of our worst seasons from an entertainment viewpoint in living memory, that we'd be a little disappointed having started a second Premier League season with 3 draws, one against Man Utd and one away at Leicester, whilst simultaneously being one home draw/win away from qualifying for the Europa League group stages, I'd have called in the whitecoats.

One word ladies and gentlemen - perspective.

I don't think what happened before fosun has any bearing on what perspective we should have, what matters now is we are owned by one of the richest companies in world football and have aspirations to challenge the top 6. I don't see why any fan should be calling white coats on a supporter that is disappointed on failing to beat a united side at home which we beat last season who got d1cked at home by palace and failing to beat a Burnley team on a shoestring budget compared to our club these days and being completely outplayed/outclassed. If we are going to keep harking back to the past for perspective , then we should be pleased to be in the premiership at all as we were league one a few years ago by that logic. The flip side of the coin are very old fans thinking how we were once the finest team in Europe and pioneers of European football in the 1950s which is about as irrelevant to the current day as the Morgan argument for any "perspective" .

I don't look at league tables before around 10 matches have been played, but our performances against United first half and Burnley for 90 minutes have been dreadful and a real step back from last season so far which constitutes disappointment to me unless we once again look back at the past and think " thank Christ we arent playing at goldthorn hill in the 19th century " when it rains as we now have a roof.

I said I'd have called in the whitecoats if you'd told me in May 2016 that we'd be where we are right now. I'd have said we were closer to League One than the Premier League at the time so to have ever imagined we'd be in our current position 3 years later would have been laughable. That's why sometimes a little perspective is helpful.

Am I disappointed in how we have started? Yes. Was I disappointed with the relative lack of summer transfer activity given we had the opportunity to close the gap on a club like Chelsea in their position had we spent big? Again, yes I am. Do I think it's worth getting my knickers in a bunch though, considering we had the nightmare of Steve Morgan's ownership until Fosun came along and gave us the best football most of us have ever seen in such a short space of time, and a positive result away from the Europa groups? Definitely not. As I said, perspective.

Re: Match Thread: Wolves v Burnley 25.8.19
an angry wolf 28 August, 2019 22:06
There's no one "getting their knickers in a bunch" over anything. You talk about perspective but then refer to times of Morgan. It's like saying because Saunders is rotting away in prison , wolves are associated with drunk drivers- we have moved on from Saunders, Morgan , Terry Connor and days of the bowler hat at Goldthorn hill with a penny farthing cycling past. There is no perspective in drawing parallels between life at wolves these days and under Steve Morgan and the " wolves way " under Jez Moxey. I don't think it's reasonable for someone to be slightly disappointed with as you alluded to , the summer transfer activity and performances against utd/Burnley using the mantra of " look how bad it was under Morgan". For the record, I'd sooner see us reach the knockout stages of the Europa league than this top ten finish you mention as a supposed target .. what do we get for finishing 10th exactly? There is no discernible difference than 8th and 17th in the league bar a modest sum of "placement money " which goes to shareholders so using tenth as a gauge to a good season from a football purist perspective is probably fair, in the real world it is about as useful as a chocolate teapot... give me the shame of finishing 15th and a good run in the Europa anytime. Burnley finished 7th the season before us and are still regarded as a fairly tinpot club with Dyche performing wonders- if they had been on a decent Europa league run it would have helped their club much more from a reputation point of view than a top ten finish whatever that's supposed to achieve.

Re: Match Thread: Wolves v Burnley 25.8.19
maiseytaw 29 August, 2019 06:59
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There's no one "getting their knickers in a bunch" over anything. You talk about perspective but then refer to times of Morgan. It's like saying because Saunders is rotting away in prison , wolves are associated with drunk drivers- we have moved on from Saunders, Morgan , Terry Connor and days of the bowler hat at Goldthorn hill with a penny farthing cycling past. There is no perspective in drawing parallels between life at wolves these days and under Steve Morgan and the " wolves way " under Jez Moxey. I don't think it's reasonable for someone to be slightly disappointed with as you alluded to , the summer transfer activity and performances against utd/Burnley using the mantra of " look how bad it was under Morgan". For the record, I'd sooner see us reach the knockout stages of the Europa league than this top ten finish you mention as a supposed target .. what do we get for finishing 10th exactly? There is no discernible difference than 8th and 17th in the league bar a modest sum of "placement money " which goes to shareholders so using tenth as a gauge to a good season from a football purist perspective is probably fair, in the real world it is about as useful as a chocolate teapot... give me the shame of finishing 15th and a good run in the Europa anytime. Burnley finished 7th the season before us and are still regarded as a fairly tinpot club with Dyche performing wonders- if they had been on a decent Europa league run it would have helped their club much more from a reputation point of view than a top ten finish whatever that's supposed to achieve.

I didn't say you were, I'm saying I'm personally not getting twisted knickers over any of it. I personally don't think people should be overly critical of the current owners, staff or players when you consider what we've had to put up with in recent years. Perspective is good sometimes, just embrace it. smiling smiley FWIW, I'd also prefer to concentrate on Europa so we agree there, I'd sooner finish 17th and win the Europa League than finish 6th and go out tonight - I see it as our most likely initial route into the Champions League! (And I'm sure Fosun probably do too).

Re: Match Thread: Wolves v Burnley 25.8.19
an angry wolf 29 August, 2019 18:38
well Indeed Maisey , hopefully if we are mid table later in the season and still in the Europa we can prioritise our European games assuming we are nowhere near relegation or top 6

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