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Match Thread: Europa League - Wolves vs Crusaders


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By Wolves
July 25 2019

Wolverhampton Wanderers kick off their 2019-20 season this evening with the home leg of their inaugural games in the Europa League. 

Wolves take on Northern Irish team Crusaders whio have won the right to take them on over two legs. Wolves will undoubtedly take the game very seriously and go all out for a a win in their first home game since May, and follow on from their success in the Asia Premier League Cup in China. 

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Match Thread: Europa League - Wolves vs Crusaders
Discussion started by Wolves , 25/07/2019 18:03
Wolves
25/07/2019 18:03
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019:08:04:19:27:09 by Ivybridge Wolf.

Cheshire wolf
25/07/2019 18:06
I have seen that this game is being broadcast but a membership charge is involved. However I will endeavour to find the match online and offer regular updates on this board, and trust other members will also.

an angry wolf
25/07/2019 19:02
Cheshire if you find a working link can you put it up , cheers

Cheshire wolf
25/07/2019 19:45
Nuno is not sparing the horses tonight and is fielding a full strength team:

Patricio, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Traore, Dendoncker, Neves, Moutinho, Jonny, Gibbs-White, Jota

Subs: Ruddy, Vinagre, Saiss, Kilman, Sanderson, Perry, Jimenez

So some youngsters on the bench, and Gibbs-White starting but otherwise an unchanged approach.

Cheshire wolf
25/07/2019 19:55
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an angry wolf
Cheshire if you find a working link can you put it up , cheers

No luck so far Angry, so relying upon OS commentary

Crusaders just went close from a corner given away under pressure by Coady, then Wolves broke and had a good opportunity missed by Joao

Cheshire wolf
25/07/2019 19:57
Leander won the ball well to set up Jota but unusually he put his left footed shot well wide

Cheshire wolf
25/07/2019 20:07
Wolves trying to be inventive to break down a congested defence, and Jota in particular is giving them e a headache. Just not making the final touch so far

Cheshire wolf
25/07/2019 20:20
Still finding it hard to break down a well organised and packed defence. Neves & Joao trying to be wily, and Gibbs-White and Leander have both had good attempts. Traore seems to be quite disciplined so far. Heat appears to be a problem for both teams

Cheshire wolf
25/07/2019 20:24
Jota opens his account for the season with a typical half volley

Wolves 1 - Crusaders 0

Cheshire wolf
25/07/2019 20:30
Good save to prevent Jota from getting his second after good work from Traore

Cheshire wolf
25/07/2019 20:31
Neves has a free kick in prime position after hand ball buts puts it high & wide

Cheshire wolf
25/07/2019 20:33
Referee adds no time at the end of first half.

Wolves 1 Crusaders 0

wolverina
25/07/2019 20:34
Seems like it's going OK so far...

an angry wolf
25/07/2019 20:35
Ive watched the entire first half on this link

[www.hesgoal.com]

Bearing in mind we are playing part timers at home, Jota goal aside we have been truly dreadful.. no creativity at all going forward which was often the case when teams sit back like Huddersfield last season. The usual Neves blasting the ball from 500 yards out trick and MGW looking like a park player. Surely to God Fosun intend to sign a striker this transfer window

an angry wolf
25/07/2019 20:38
Quote:
wolverina
Seems like it's going OK so far...


Im not sure a goal up at home to plasterers and bricklayers is encouraging- none of the crusaders team are full time and would struggle to avoid relegation from the conference north

Cheshire wolf
25/07/2019 20:39
Quote:
an angry wolf
Ive watched the entire first half on this link
[www.hesgoal.com]

Thanks for that Angry but 45 minutes ago would of been helpful!! I tried that link but it wouldn't work for me

an angry wolf
25/07/2019 20:45
As always with these links I worry about moving sites incase the stream goes off.. the silly internet streams due to thousands of different football stations are tiresome but as there are a multitude of paid sites like BT , sky , " premier sports " whatever that is we all have to go through this routine with the working mans game taken away from the masses unless you fork out a fortune each month

Ivybridge Wolf
25/07/2019 20:53
Sensational goal I see. First since Mel Eves!



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Cheshire wolf
25/07/2019 21:00
Jimenez warming up & ready to join the game

Cheshire wolf
25/07/2019 21:02
Great effort by Joao to feed Jonny but unlucky. Neves was hurt early in 2nd half and is replaced by Raul

Ivybridge Wolf
25/07/2019 21:02
Neves off Jiminez on.
We’re a bit frustrating up front but so on top it’s unbelievable. Fingers crossed for the extra breakthrough



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Cheshire wolf
25/07/2019 21:06
A shot then a header from MGW both wide & should do better. Raul already heavily influencing play

an angry wolf
25/07/2019 21:07
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Ivybridge Wolf
Neves off Jiminez on.
but so on top it’s unbelievable.

Ivy , we're a premier league side . The best player for crusaders works down greggs

Cheshire wolf
25/07/2019 21:08
Vinagre replaces Jonny Otto

Ivybridge Wolf
25/07/2019 21:09
Are you doubting the quality of Greggs Angry? 😁



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Cheshire wolf
25/07/2019 21:09
Rui Patricio touches the ball!!!

an angry wolf
25/07/2019 21:11
(Sm9)

Ivybridge Wolf
25/07/2019 21:13
29,708 there
Amazing all things considered



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an angry wolf
25/07/2019 21:17
That guy serving big macs in the heart of the crusaders defence has done well so far

Cheshire wolf
25/07/2019 21:19
Scrappy stuff despite some crisp passing by Wolves. Leander smashes a shot high & wide. Corner met by Boly but no real connection. Then Raul has his first attempt on goal but his header is easily collected.

an angry wolf
25/07/2019 21:22
so we travel to a 3000 part time arena next week with a one goal lead against a bunch of bakers, butchers and candlestick makers as it stands. We may be one of the best defensive teams in England but going forward we're pathetic illustrated by the results last season when nearly every team that sat back contained our strikeforce.. if this isnt inspiration to sign strikers nothing is. What an embarrassment so far, if this was Albion we'd be laughing.

Cheshire wolf
25/07/2019 21:26
Ten minutes to go and we ares still to create real goal-scoring opportunities

Cheshire wolf
25/07/2019 21:28
Saiss replaces MGW. Great play by Traore but his shot hits Raul!!

an angry wolf
25/07/2019 21:29
The first half was even worse Cheshire which is why I spared you the horrors of it with the delayed link thumbs down

Cheshire wolf
25/07/2019 21:34
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an angry wolf
The first half was even worse Cheshire which is why I spared you the horrors of it with the delayed link thumbs down
I can’t thank you enough angry!!👿
Final minute + 3 minutes added time. A one goal lead is not impress

an angry wolf
25/07/2019 21:35
Vinagre unable to beat a tesco shelf stacker in goal blazing 40 feet over

an angry wolf
25/07/2019 21:35
well the tescos guy failed to pick the ball up , 2-0

Cheshire wolf
25/07/2019 21:37
Ruben Vinagre punishes a mistake by the Crusaders keeper and puts us 2-0 up

an angry wolf
25/07/2019 21:37
shocking overall , hopefully we have some signings lined up

Ivybridge Wolf
25/07/2019 21:41
The last minute goal from Vinagre probably ends matters. However, Very frustrating match which likely exposes things we already knew about how we can or can’t break opposition down and the ability for us to score the amount we should. Credit to the valiant Crusaders players but it really should have been 5 or 6.

Oh well, we should be safe and sound into the hat. Certainly as an occasion for all Wolves fans, a great night, if in actuality the match itself will be forgotten!

UTW



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Ivybridge Wolf
25/07/2019 21:45
Nuno stated in his post match interview it is ‘obvious ‘ we need more signings of quality



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an angry wolf
25/07/2019 21:50
I think we will probably score a few in the 2nd leg due to crusaders coming out of defence but the point stands, any team that sits back we play the same style of football offering very little penetration. I envisage plenty of dropped points against the likes of Norwich /villa /sheff utd next season whilst the decent results against better sides where our defence comes into its own

Sheffield WWFC
26/07/2019 07:49
I thought some of the runs into the box were quite penetrative, especially Traore, but it was very congested. Crosses into the box were very poor including corners. The few set pieces from Neves were poor. It seemed they were still in pre-season warm up mindset.

Official programmes up to £5 but nothing special - no stickers for the kids.

an angry wolf
26/07/2019 19:15
I dont know if its my computer but whatever has been done to the boards layout is awful

Cheshire wolf
28/07/2019 11:38
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an angry wolf
I dont know if its my computer but whatever has been done to the boards layout is awful

No it looks as though major changes (probably considered an upgrade) have been made Angry. I'm afraid i cannot report being informed by Sportnetwork prior to this happening, but my initial reaction is that posts look a little clearer to read, but I don't understand why the boxes have been removed. I'm sure we will all get used to it.

an angry wolf
28/07/2019 17:38
Clearer to read? Maybe if you are a guidedog user logging in but there is nothing clear about this site

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