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Match Thread: Wolves vs Newcastle United

Two Giants Battle

By Wolves
January 10 2020

After probably only their second full week without a midweek game so far this season, Wolves will be keen to get back on to the Molineux pitch and seek three points against United. 

Coach Nuno Espirito Santo will be keen to avoid a third consecutive Premiership defeat for Wolves after their disappointing result at Watford last week, and will be seeking to reward the home faithful with a better performance than against Manchester United in FA Cup tie.

Wolves still have Willy Boly and Diogo Jota unfit to play, whilst Morgan Gibbs-White is apparently now fit to play. As expected Patrick Cutrone has departed on loan to Italian team Fiorentina, so Benny Ashley-Seal may find himself part of the match day squad again.

Or referee will be Peter Bankes, who also controlled our recent away game at Norwich.

I have secured a last minute ticket to attend the game, so will be unable to provide the usual level of commentary. Meanwhile board members are encouraged to post their observations of the game for the benefit of those unable to follow it.


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Match Thread: Wolves vs Newcastle United
Discussion started by Wolves , 10/01/2020 16:56
10/01/2020 16:56
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2020:01:20:09:29:25 by Cheshire wolf.

Cheshire wolf
11/01/2020 14:56
Ivybridge and I have met up and had a bit of lubrication prior to the game!! I will try and give you an update at half time - signal depending.

Starting Xl Patricio, Donk, Coady, Saiss, Doc, Joao, Neves, Jonny, Adama, Raul & Neto

Cheshire wolf
11/01/2020 15:11
Sloppy back pass from Doc let them in, two passes and Almirante couldn’t miss. Rui had no chance
Wolves 0 Utd 1

Cheshire wolf
11/01/2020 15:12
Now they are taking as much time as possible for a substitution!!

11/01/2020 15:22
Haven't we equalised?

Cheshire wolf
11/01/2020 15:40
Yes Wolverina a header by Donk from a Joao corner

11/01/2020 15:42
We always seem to have to concede a goal before we can score one - they've got to do something about these sloppy starts.

Billericay Wolf
11/01/2020 16:19
We could do with 3 points today to ensure we haven't lost our momentum.

11/01/2020 17:00
Another two points thrown away - need to start buying some players - very disappointing

Billericay Wolf
11/01/2020 17:02
FT 1-1

11/01/2020 17:18
We huffed and we puffed but we lost two points that were there for the taking.
Having controlled the majority of the game we again could not find the cutting edge we so obviously lack. The main attacking route is from wide and some variation and some passes through the middle would give the opposition something else to think about instead of concentrating on nullifying our wide players. No poor performances from any of the players but no standout either.

Cheshire wolf
11/01/2020 17:30
I couldn’t agree more LH. It was a very frustrating game to watch, with the back theee constantly passing it from side to side, and no threatening play through the middle at all. Neves and Joao are great at passing it through midfield but present very little attacking threat through the middle of the park. I also think teams are becoming aware of where our threat comes from and are planning to nullify it like they did today. Having said that Newcastle were pretty bloody dreadful and the referee had an awful game!!

Billericay Wolf
11/01/2020 17:44
How long until Jota is back; plus some new faces?

Ivybridge Wolf
12/01/2020 00:34
In one sense, you could say we were unlucky - 2 great saves this week (like Romero’s one last week) and a scramble hooked off the line, however that wouldn’t reflect the whole match and I fully agree it’s 2 points lost. We really made hard work of it in the second half, and as Newcastle set up their lines, we possessed little idea of how to break them down. What’s more we had little variety available on the bench to mix it up. Bar a couple of chances, a really frustrating watch which had 1-1 stamped all over it for the majority of the second 45. We just don’t seem to get anybody into the box when we do have promising moments - several times today, Jimenez was the lone soldier in the box, ably marked by up to 5 black and white shirts!
Onto Southampton next ....... good grief they’ve hit form haven’t they!? I’ll be there.

12/01/2020 05:41
Pretty feeble stuff. Watched without joy. I was one of the screamers who did not want Bruce here after Mad Micks demise.
I was thinking Rafa or perhaps Jose but not Terry.

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