Fulham Vs Wolves Preview

I do think Wolves have better players than every other team in the bottom half of the league.

But putting it all together on a semi-consistent basis has been a big problem all season.

We’ve also got too many players of very similar ability levels who bring different things to the table, which is why managers keep tinkering trying to find the right combination.

Assuming we do stay up, the decks need to be swept over the summer. Shedding six or seven players is as important as adding the three or four we obviously need.

Until then, I can’t foresee us consistently picking up results with our mix and match lineups.

Fulham

I had one eye on the Fulham Blackburn game while Wolves were turning things around at Griffin Park.

They twice took the lead and had most of the ball as you might imagine, but Blackburn gave as good as they got in the second half and deserved their point.

Wolves have to do exactly what they did against Brentford and stop Fulham getting into their passing rhythm.

They’ve really gathered momentum over the last 10 games and if they’d held on against Blackburn they’d be in the top six.

I thought they looked really good at Molineux in that 4-4 draw, but they’re definitely still vulnerable at the back.

They’ve got where they are with decent form home and away so Craven Cottage is by no means a fortress. We should have a chance.

Wolves

It’s another case of stick or twist for Paul Lambert. Does he persevere with the starting lineup that did well at Brentford but couldn’t break through or bring in some of the players who helped turn it around?

I don’t really mind either way, but we’ve got to try and get something like a settled side for the final run-in.

And the above line up isn’t too bad when you’ve got the likes of Marshall and Cavaleiro in reserve to introduce as we did in midweek.

Also worth remembering that the above eleven did the business at Anfield (with just one change) too so they have some pedigree.

Paul Lambert

Predictions

It would be great to get a result here ahead of the international break. We’d then be heading into two winnable homes games with real confidence.

Can’t see us keeping Fulham out but if Lambert can extract another high intensity performance from the group, we should be able to inflict some damage ourselves.

I’ll go for half of what we saw at Molineux in December – 2-2.

Up The Wolves!

Comments

  1. Bedford Wolf says:

    This one is all about the numbers.

    9 – the time we are setting off for that London

    8 – the number of times I have previously visited Craven Cottage to see us play

    0 – the number of goals we have conceded on my last three visits (1-0, 3-0, 0-0)

    5 – the number of goals we conceded there on a wet, cold and miserable Sunday afternoon under TC which was one of the worst experiences of my life watching Wolves

    50 – the number of years since I first saw us play there, 1967, bloody hell how old am I?

    17 – the number of times Rhys Lightning will bang on about how we should have the city crest on our shirts

    11 – the time the first beverage will be consumed

    12 – the time we are booked in for lunch at the Red Lion in Westminster

    4 – the estimated number of bottles of red wine consumed with the meal

    42 – the number of times Rhys Lightning will tell us about how great Peter Broadbent was

    2 – the time we hope to reach the Eight Bells in Putney

    23 – the number of times we will curse Lambert when the team sheet is announced and we see that he has picked his love children Saville and Edwards yet again

    3 – the time the game kicks off and when my whatsapping to Clive and my eldest son Daryl in Dubai will commence

    87 – the number of times Rhys Lightning will tell us all where the team are going wrong and how they should play like he used to play when football was real and men were men

    3 – the number of points we will get as we win the game 2-0

    8 – the estimated return home time (and co-incidentally the number of weeks Mr Lambert probably has left in his job before being replaced)

    Drinking trousers on lads!

    p.s. I agree with Thomas’s team in the sense that it is what Lambert will pick. I don’t agree it is what he should pick though. Iorfa for Coady to nullify Ryan Sessegnon, Saiss and Enobakhare instead of Saville and Edwards to add quality, skill and brains instead of just effort and Cavaleiro on the left instead of Weimann. But hey, what do I know? Don’t worry though I am sure someone will tell me. Probably Rhys Lightning!

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  2. Bedford Wolf says:

    and the prediction of course – doh!

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  3. Paul cooks left peg says:

    Really hope,to see us,win before the break but I think we will come up short, gutted I won’t be,there,haven’t. Missed a Fulham away game,in a while.

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    • Karlir-Johanarnt Kristjanson says:

      Difficult game indeed. An open game. We have showed that we can win against everybody on a good day. However I’ll settle for a draw this time around.

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    • Wokingham Welsh Wolf says:

      Agreed PC’s LP, unless we manage to play as well as we did on Tuesday, but inconsistency is our problem (amongst many other things!)

      Fulham are the best team I’ve seen in the Chump this season, so it’s a tall order to nullify them.

      We have to be positive like we did at Griffin Park and prove me wrong with my prediction yet again. Hopefully Williamson replaces Danny.

      Gutted I’m missing the game, but hopefully some decent skiing will make up for it.

      COMBs!

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  4. Bagsy says:

    I’ll be there, so that’s probably a jinx. Would be great if we come away with something from the game though.

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  5. DancesWithWolves says:

    I’m with you on the 2-2 Thomas. I went out on a limb before the Brentford game to predict the two fixtures this week in advance. Fulham are too good to keep out, so I think they will score a couple. The way Fulham play it will be an open game, but they will give us chances on the counter. If we can counter effectively against the likes of Liverpool, we can do it against Fulham. I’d like to see Fat Chris Martin dumped on his ample arse in the wake of a goal-bound sprint upfield by the Doc. If Costa performs, Fulham will appreciate his quality. Their young winger Dembele (now at Celtic) was very similar to Costa.

    A week ago I dreaded this fixture, with nightmares of that 5-0 hammering at Craven Cottage under Clipboard after Mick got his P45. I was there. The Fulham fans kept telling me they hoped we’d stay up. Yeah right, I said, you’re just looking for six points from us next season.

    Happily I believe a similar nightmare will be averted tomorrow and we will emerge with a valuable point. Anything more and I will be tucking into double helpings of Craven Cottage Pie washed down with a few pints of best.

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  6. DancesWithWolves says:

    Woops, forgot the score!

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  7. Adrian says:

    Back to reality in guessing? But who knows with this team.

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  8. PAUL COYNE says:

    Seen Fulham not overly impressed very beatable it angers me we are even in the same league as the likes of them Brentford and bl###y Rotherham a solid 2-0 though

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  9. Steppenwolfe says:

    Rotherham and then Brentford – I think I’m in danger of becoming bi-polar. To get anything here we need a performance a step or two up again from Brentford. They had nothing to play for and Fulham have. A point would be a decent result but I fear even that may be too much to ask. Depends a lot on the team selected – we do have match winners and guys who can get the ball to allow them to play. My predictions have been crap this year so I’ll predict a loss in the hope that I keep up the trend.

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  10. Graham from Horsham says:

    Going for 3 points with tongue in cheek. Could it really happen, 3 wins, in 8 days? Looking forward to being at the match; 1st time to their ground. I see Eight Bells in Putney mentioned. Is that an away supporters pub?

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    • Bedford Wolf says:

      Graham – yes the Eight Bells is ‘away’ before the game though changes to ‘home’ afterwards. There’s another ‘away’ pub close by though the name escapes me for the moment but that one is even rowdier than the ight Bells can get. I’d say if you are aged 35+ go for the Eight Bells, if under 35 you could try the other one.

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      • Graham from Horsham says:

        Many thanks Bedford Wolf – I’m well over 35+ along with being follocally challenged so, the Eight Bells it is.

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  11. Oliver Goldblack says:

    It’s clear that sometimes this team can play very well (Newcastle (A), Liverpool, Stoke, Brentford (A) etc…), the managers job is to try to get them to do it consistently. I think Lambert needs to use the remaining games this season to prove he can get this bunch to play at their potential more often. If he can’t then I think he needs to be sacked in the summer. Fosun did well to hold their nerve during that losing run, but they were probably reminded that knee-jerk sacking a manager at this time of season doesn’t normally end well.
    I’m just happy Caveliero is back, he may be a bit wasteful but at least hes dangerous and Costa seems to play better when hes around. I’ll be happy with a point from saturday going into the international break.

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  12. sevlow says:

    Would really like to predict a win but my head says otherwise. I think we will revert to our old ways and taste defeat. How I would love to be proved wrong.

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  13. Marin wolf says:

    Don’t know which team will
    Show up
    Rotherhamwolves? Or Liverpoolwolves?
    Scratching around mid table in the prediction
    League so may as well
    Take a gamble on liverpoolwolves

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  14. theDOOGooder says:

    I’m confident that we’ll get a point at Fulham.

    Did I just say that?

    Yes, I believe I did.

    The thing that is getting me all hot under the collar at the moment (apart from the PMDG’ers new nurses outfit) is the name Jorge Mendes cropping up all the time.

    He is instrumental in bringing a load of Benfica ‘haven’t quite made it and perhaps never will’ players to Wolves when Fosun take over. He is their agent.

    “Kerching!” 10% thank you very much!

    He recommends Walter Zenga as manager. I presume he is his agent.

    “Kerching!” 10% thank you very much!

    We purchase Costa for £13M. Mendes is his agent.

    “Kerching!” 10% thank you very much.

    He recommends that Costa moves to the Premier League at the end of the season for a lot more dosh.

    “Kerching!” 10% thank you very much.

    Lambert is appointed manager of Wolves. Mendes is NOT his agent.

    Cash register gone silent.

    Lambert struggles with mostly the team that he’s inherited. The two players that he signed seem to be settling in but the team is inconsistent.

    Fosun are advised (by whom I wonder) to appoint a foreign manager with Championship experience for next season.

    Purely coincidentally (!!??) Aitor Karanka is sacked by Middlesborough.

    Karanka’s name becomes linked with Wolves. Mendes is HIS agent.

    “KERCHING!????”

    Do we not think we’d all be better off without his input – and out take?

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    • StuWolf says:

      See. You do listen after all.

      I am also very worried by Mr Greasy Diego Mendes, he’s in the same league as that Bloody Thelwell in looking after his own interests first. Everything that’s wrong about football and Wolves in particular is epitomised in those two. Do we never learn?

      Was told on Wednesday, “in the Premiership, every time your game is on Sky the home club will pick up,”

      Wait for it………

      Wait for it……..

      £10 miliion per game.

      Fosun will want some of that.

      Somone must have given PL the nod.

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    • I can’t imagine that Fosun will keep throwing good money after bad for too long. If some of Mendes’ horses don’t turn out to be winners soon he may well find out the his jockey skills are no longer required. The Chinese aren’t known as being happy to sit on the fence while everyone else’s horses race by to take the prize money. Especially if they’re buying the feed.

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    • nige3367 says:

      Our best 2 players this season Costa and Cav.. Both brought in by Mendes…
      Cav came frm Monaco who just beat Man City to the last 8 of the Champions league..
      Cav must be more pissed off by Mendes than us…
      Monaco for Wolverhampton ???
      Yes I can see what an easy decision that must of been..

      Get us another 9 Mr Mendes and we might stand a chance…
      By the way Silvo Costa and Cav were the only clients of Mendes out of 13 new signings.. whoever brought the rest needs to go now…(KEV) check out the GestiFute website that’s Mendes company and the players listed are his players…
      He is also the agent for José Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo amongst others..
      I rather think wolves need him on side more than he needs Wolves…

      Just saying….

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      • theDOOGooder says:

        So you think that we have been doing better since Mendes started exerting his influence do you?

        Costa will be gone in the Summer, Cav too in all probability if we’re still struggling, with Mendes taking a cut of the transfer fee, and we’re fighting a relegation battle after having spent squillions.

        Having someone onside is fine as long as they’re not using the ‘onside rule’ to line their already bulging pockets.

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  15. StuWolf says:

    Wolves U23’s are playing Stoke today at 2pm, Bright and Morgan Gibbs-White are not in the squad, so I’m hoping they get a run out sometime tomorrow. Also, their star winger and Scott Parker are not available tomorrow, Parker is sound and will be missed by them.

    I like Thomas’s team, just put Cavalerio in for Weinmann and play Weinmann behind Dicko, Edwards in place of Saville and Bob’s yer Aunty.

    Not seen us lose at Fulham for a while and we are playing Proppa football (Rotherham excluded) in the last couple of weeks.
    So going for am entertaining 94 minutes effort with us coming out on top 2-0.

    Looking forward to seeing what we are missing in McDonald.

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  16. Clive from Houston says:

    Two winnable home games, Thomas?
    Like Wigan and Brummijham?
    I think not!
    But that’s for another blog.
    Today, as I prepare to rebuild my fireplace, I am dreaming of a third win on the bounce, two weeks of not bitching about our manager, and shepherds pie.
    I have found a fabbo recipe and will be cooking tonight!
    I digress, big time.
    I remember George Best and Bobby Moore trying to play for Fulham, without much success, and they have done sod all since.
    Five goals and three easy points, with their fans getting wet knickers in the last minute as we let in a soft goal, just so Stu and co can sing “five for Clive”
    Also Arsenal to return to winning ways at sandwell.

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    • StuWolf says:

      Oh go on then, me and me 2121 mates will give it up for Clive. You better be listening.

      We want 5
      5 for Clive

      Photo just for you to drool over with yer Shepard’s pie.

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  17. Cannock Wolf says:

    My heart says a win but my head says a draw – sticking with the head!!

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  18. vicsmith says:

    Not matter what happens, I am never happy with Saville in the squad. Would love to see a Saiss/Marshall combination on the middle with Cav and Costa on the wings. The rest takes care of itself. By the way why do we keep going back to the Liverpool game? The result looks good on paper, but we were playing largely their reserve side who were obliged to attack. Played right into our counter attack plan. I just hope Saville will be part of the clean out at the end of season. Maybe we can sneak a win here too. Fingers crossed.

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  19. pauluswolf says:

    Have no idea of scoreline or the team sheet PL will employ, though I would start with Cavalleiro for Weimann, and anyone instead of Saville.
    Hoping for a Brentford-type performance at the Cottage and for the rest of the season.
    In the close season we need to offload 5/6 (we can all name them) and bring in a quality striker.
    Above all we need to give PL a close season to fully mould this team – Karanka – no thank you!!!

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  20. The Newt says:

    Seen Fulham play a few times this season and been really impressed with their performances and have a fancy for them getting promotion this season through the play offs. Worryingly for us they have had the most shots on goal than other Championship team this season and are currently on the division’s longest unbeaten run.

    I think we’ll lose this one but after the last three results a defeat wouldn’t be a total disaster although obviously would be delighted if we can come away with something.

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  21. HershamWolf says:

    Why, why, why go for Saville? Saiss contributes defensively and creatively, Saville…doesn’t. Also, be prepared to bring on a technically better player than Edwards (Enobakhare/Cavaliero/Gibbs-White) early in game. Follow this with Marshall for Coady, we are in danger of having a footballing team (mostly).

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  22. CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH says:

    Previous Fulham owner, Mohamed-Al-Fayed lamented the removal of the Michael Jackson statue which once stood outside Craven Cottage. Indeed, he blamed the removal, by the new owners, for the relegation from the Premier League a few seasons ago. It is the first time I had ever heard of a pop superstar being cited for a relegation. I am sad the statue has gone because I was going to go and have a look at it. However, by the time of arrival at the stadium I will probably have consumed about 10 pints of lager and ended up having a slash over it so it is a good job it has gone really. So with Jacko gone will it be a THRILLER at the Cottage ? The answer is yes. The excitement will build to massive proportions when the Oxford crew, practicing for the Boat Race on the nearby Thames will inadvertantly be picked up by a disorientated whale and the spout will propel the boat over the stand and on top of the Fulham goalkeeper enabling Wieman to steal in for a goal. With the goalie off for treatment a second goal will follow this time it’s Cav, thus equalising the scores. In order to gain a psychological advantage over the Fulham team, Saville in Michael Jackson fancy dress will rise like a salmon from a corner to seal a dramatic victory in the 93rd minute. He will then wildly celebrate by doing the moon walk in front of the angry Fulham crowd. So victory is assured.3-2. So off we go on the 6.45am train from Wolvo. In to Euston for 8.30am. Tube to a pub – must be a Spoons at that time of the day. Luckily from previous Wolves away trips I know of spoons in Leicester Square, Tottenham Court Road, Putney Bridge and Hammersmith, so that should tide us over until 11 when other boozers start opening!! The nice thing about tomorrow is Sandwell are playing Arsenal on telly at 12.30 so we can watch and celebrate as the Gooners giv em a good pasting. About 4-1. So it’s Wolves ay We from me….

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  23. Wolves have been a lot harder to beat lately and have only conceded a couple of goals despite one of those games being a horror show
    We usually do ok against Fulham

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  24. Tipton Exile says:

    Depends on which version of Wolves turns up. Hopefully the Brentford/Liverpool one not the Rotherham version.

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  25. wolfman jack says:

    I read that Blackburn did to Fulham what we did to Brentford – pressed high to prevent them playing out from the back. If we can reproduce Tuesday’s performance we can take something from this one – but its the usual ‘if’: Which Wolves is going to turn up ? The Rotherham or the Brentford version ?
    I wouldn’t mind Fulham’s manager replacing Lambert in the summer if they don’t go up (or even if they do). Did a great job at Watford and repeating it at Fulham.

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  26. Wight Wolf says:

    Have to agree with many on here that Cav deserves his place on the wing. Saiss in the middle, Saville in the changing rooms along with Dicko and we will definitely have a good chance. Hoping somebody has learnt how to make a decent pie since I was last at Craven Cottage or that will end up being lobbed in the Thames.

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  27. slider says:

    Friday afternoon, got a fixed grin from a few pints of dark matter. This is a no brainier. Keep up the good work.

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  28. The Witley Wanderer says:

    Fulham won’t be looking forward to the wounded Wolves coming to town. In there faces for ninty minutes will do the trick nicely.

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  29. The Cullis Dome says:

    My first ever Wolves game was A v Fulham 1960, a few months after we’d won the Cup, when we triumphed 3-1 with Broadbent, Murray, Flowers in command. I think all the goals were in the first half. It was great to see Broadbent outperforming bossy old Johnny Haynes who regularly had the England position that should have been his.

    I went with a group of mates for a birthday treat but I’m pretty sure I was the only Wolves supporter amongst us.. One friend spent most of the match looking out at the river. I suspect he was a Fulham fan

    Anyone else old enough to have been there on that autumn Saturday nigh on 57 years ago???
    Seems like yesterday, doesn’t it?

    Got to be 3-1 to us again, hasn’t it?

    If you’re going, have a great time and hope there’s no reason to look out to the river.

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    • Tipton Exile says:

      Got to agree on the Haynes/Broadbent statement. If Broadbent had played for a London club doubful if Haynes would have got many England caps. No comparison in my humble opinion

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  30. StuWolf says:

    I was there with Steve Showcase and my missus the last time we played them and I predicted a 3-0, we duly went on to whack them 3-0, get in there.

    I recall it was a damp cold windy day, as I stood on the terraces I said to my missus, “bloody hell it’s rained some down here, look over there, the car park’s completely flooded” .
    She was gobsmacked.
    Still haven’t got the balls to tell her it was the Thames.

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  31. Cotswold Wolf says:

    Would like to see Cav playing in the position he performed so well in at Brentford – through the middle. Fulham will let us play so both sides to score.

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  32. robin says:

    Schizoid about Wolves at the moment.
    No consistency.
    Schizoid about Lambert too.
    As that seems a madness about duality.
    I predict….

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  33. sevlow says:

    Really don’t understand all this Saville bashing. The lad has been asked to play out of position and did a good job and when he is in midfield he does a good job. No doubt if he scored a hat-trick some people would want him out the next game.

    He’s no fancy pants but an honest hard working lad.

    Still, I suppose people have to have someone to pile their shite on.

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    • Bedford Wolf says:

      sevlow – it would perhaps be churlish of me to disagree with the assertion that he has done a good job recently although I was at Reading, Ipswich and Brentford away as well as the Rotherham home game so I feel I must!

      It is not a question of piling anything on anyone either just for the fun of it but I think its just that some of us maybe want a little bit more than a team of honest hard working lads. Not decrying those qualities at all and indeed being honest and hard working are brilliant attributes to have but I just think we ought to be looking higher and at other qualities such as skill, pace, flair, creativity and ability which others who play in the positions Saville keeps getting picked in have e.g. Saiss, Ronan (I know he’s injured at the moment) and Oniangue (I know he’s been loaned out) in midfield and Doherty at left back.

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  34. Border Wolf says:

    Another 3 points please lads.

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  35. Mark G Davies says:

    Won`t be a 4-4 game, the one earlier this season was a classic. I agree we could win this one, but I`d settle for a draw and hope I`m wrong, so 2-2 for me.

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  36. basherbaz says:

    This is the game that Fulham realise they will struggle to make the top 6

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  37. Twixfix says:

    Games against Fulham more often than not means …GOALS.
    They put five past us on Clipboards inaugural debut and later on in time we’ve whooped them 3-0 and then there’s the 4-4 at the Mol earlier in the season…..that’s 16 goals in just 3 games.
    So onto tomorrow…I just hope Lambert makes some sensible choices for the team and that the momentum from Tues is still in the tank.
    Tomorrow will be a defying moment in our season of turmoil….

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  38. Steve Showcase says:

    Open game no doubt this fixture which means to me chances and give or take who we play at the back
    How we deal with their attack..
    We seem to do well against this lot so a draw is on
    And could even be a snatch and grab which would be a continued miricle but is def possible..

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  39. Steve Showcase says:

    I meant 3-2 to US

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  40. Brompton Wolf says:

    Hmmmmmmmmm,

    Hope not, but …….

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  41. Should be a good,open game ’cause Flum like to play footie and need the win and we can often upset the applecart when the opposition come at us.
    Same team as Brentford is fine for me, though I think if Cav does play, he’s much more effective up the middle. We’ve also got a wealth of talent out wide with Costa, Weimann and Marshall all cooking on gas at the minute. I do think it’s important in this one to make sure the pegs and holes are all the same shape. Saville did OK at full back and we did keep a couple of clean sheets, but I prefer to see him in his more natural defensive midfield spot. I also think Matt Doherty is better at full back anyway.
    Tough, tough game this. But so was Brentford and we cleaned up there.

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  42. Wolf in Devon says:

    Who knows which Wolves team will turn up at Craven Cottage? Hopefully one that gets us 3 points. Away win 2-1.

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  43. Landburgher Gessler 'the amburger guzzler' says:

    Now weem really hungry Wolves, gi’ us some of that Cottage pie

    Same again, please, 2-1

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  44. Exiledwolf says:

    I was impressed with Fulham in that 4-4 game in December and I’ll be more than content with a point tomorrow at their place.

    I see no reason why the lads shouldn’t give it their all as they will have two weeks to recover. We still need a few more points in the bank.

    I’m still banking on a few more surprising team selections from PL – perhaps one or more of the youngsters?There might be some logic in holding Cavaleiro back until early in the second half. Also, I wouldn’t be surprised if Bodvarsson starts as Tuesday’s game might have taken its toll on Dicko.

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  45. Johnok says:

    Have we turned the corner ?.
    I think it’s all about the starting 11 tomorrow that will determine if we will get anything from the game.
    I’m hoping we will at least get the draw but you can never predict what wolves team will turn up.
    What ever happens tomorrow we’re gonna enjoy the day,a belated paddy’s day celebration at Fulham.with a win.
    I hope the P.Lank chooses his very best team or I think we might get a doing,so I would ALWAYS play my best players Quality always counts.UTW.

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  46. john Payne says:

    Substituting Cavaleiro for Saville against Brentford seemed to work well so why play Cav from the start tomorrow ?

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  47. Telford Wolf says:

    Happy with a point, but sticking with my normal score lol

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    Fulham 1
  48. Looneytune says:

    Fulham is a tough place to go but so was Liverpool, stoke and Brentford. They score for fun but they also conceed, infact their goals against is only 2 more than us so there is hope. All previous games have been high scoring so I don’t see this one being any different but who will come out on top… I am going for the resurgent Wolves.

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    Wolves 3
    Fulham 2
  49. Steve Fowler says:

    Ikeme

    Coady Williamson Hause Doherty

    Evans Saiss

    Costa Edwards/Cav Marsall

    Weimann

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    Wolves 1
    Fulham 2
  50. Just watching Bristol city tearing a new one into Huddersfield
    This is not good and also I usually wish ex wolves players all the best .. so why is it that I think van la
    Parra is a c@@t !? I

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  51. StuWolf says:

    Just a reminder of what we did to Fulham over the last few meetings. What’s to worry about tomorrow? (PL teamsheet perhaps)

    FUL5-0
    WOL0-1
    WOL3-0
    WOL0-3
    WOL3-2
    DRAW4-4

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  52. Mosman Wolf says:

    Have a good feeling about the game. Hopefully Lambert doesn’t feel the need to tinker with a winning side that performed well last outing.

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    Wolves 2
    Fulham 0
  53. Phil Rickhuss says:

    Surely we should start with our best side to win – we have proved as said Newc’ Liver & Stoke that we play better when its a footie team – its also not Saville bashing by saying he shouldnt play but my team:
    Ikeme
    Iorfa, Batth, Hause & pls Doc
    Costa, Saisse, Cav & Marshall
    Enobakhare, Dicko
    That would be front foot football with option back, centre & front if needed
    They will score
    We will score
    Please no square & round pegs, play for 96 minutes to as we cant allow late goals if we’re going to get points to make us safe. Yous can all take 2 weeks rest after the game
    Wolves & Arsenul cheeky double
    COYW
    FOstfc

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    Wolves 3
    Fulham 1
  54. Kiwiwolf says:

    Many moons ago, in the days of the “Cowshed” we took them out 9-0, oh for some more of that. Back to the present.. if we start where we left off on Tuesday we could get a result but they are better opposition.

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    Wolves 1
    Fulham 3
  55. Ash K says:

    Sadly expecting us to take our foot off the gas here and show very little.

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    Wolves 0
    Fulham 2
  56. Steve Showcase says:

    Regards the Mendes story ..
    if Fosun was advised by him to buy the club and being football blind they needed a crutch then it’s no wonder they listen to Mendes..
    He no doubt has other players up his sleeve
    and if we are all honest we,because of the Fosun money did expect to be in the PL nxt season …his forte is that std of player (with more commission involved!)
    It’s getting there where he slipped up re the championship style and I suggest that if the Spanish international manager would of been with us then we would of been in the frame this year..Zenga was a bad stop gap but politically his replacement, PL is certainly not in the Mendes camp..
    I can see Mendes coming back into favour saying to the Chinese I told you so regarding Thelwells influence ..(is he a gonner?)
    From my point of view we need an English take on this (and) Mendes..
    He def is not going to go away so I see the close season to be a hive of activity..watch the Benfica and European player movement too ..if PL survives which is in Question IMO then there will be a power struggle ..but one way or the other now I can only see us buying into the PL…..Chinese saving face and all that..
    We need better players at Costa’s std..
    Mr Mendes…

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    • Brompton Wolf says:

      I didn’t expect to be in the Prem.

      Always said this was a season of consolidation, especially because we had new owners.

      Bet you were gutted you got your prediction the wrong way round today lol.

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  57. Steve Showcase says:

    What’s the odds on K-Mac scoring today then ?

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  58. DancesWithWolves says:

    Bristol City thrashing Huddersfield was not helpful from our point of view. Rotherham are down but everyone else will fight.

    I hear on the grapevine that Paul Lambert is off to Germany this summer. Does that mean he knows his job is over at Wolves or is it simply bringing himself up to speed on modern coaching methods? Lambert was always my choice at Wolves but even I can sense that Fosun must be disappointed. Mendes has Fosun’s ear and he no doubt wants to bring his own man in. If so, it would be a shame to deny Lambert a couple of transfer windows, but the Chinese do not want to lose “face”.

    I’m sticking to my 2-2 prediction for Fulham today.

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  59. I so nearly predicted 2-1 on Tuesday night but chickened out and went for a draw. I made a bit of an arse of myself at the pub quiz, following the match on Twitter. When the second goal went in proceedings stopped for a minute or two. At least it demonstrated I wasn’t cheating on Google.

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    Wolves 3
    Fulham 2
  60. Adrian says:

    I’m at a loss. PL has recently been bigging up Saiss, then drops him for today’s game. He did the same with Dicko. I just don’t get it?

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  61. Jackomac says:

    Brave squad today I really hope it works out for PL, can’t say he didn’t go for it this time. Presume it will be Costa and Cav wide with Weimann leading the line and Marshall playing the number ten role.

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  62. Wolfman Steve says:

    With the teams around us doing OK we need to win this. It would also start feeling like we’re putting a run together. I’m going for a win.

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    Wolves 2
    Fulham 1
  63. So far, so good. Seem to be playing really well on the counter with a very fluid front line. More of the same second half please, me boodies.

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  64. Brompton Wolf says:

    What the ……..

    Was not expecting that. Absolutely fecking amazing. Well done.

    Safe. Bring on next season.

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  65. Steve Showcase says:

    Relief ..away from the shit pot to safety..
    Hallelujah..PL nxt year..fantastic..

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  66. Jackomac says:

    Problem with loans is that the better they play the more the price goes up or you convince the holding club to hang on. Getting Weimann in on loan was a master stroke as Lambert clearly gets the best out of him. He has the Bully work rate and has a finishers eye for a goal. Pity that we couldn’t do the deal while Maclaren was still there. I think Rowett has more of a clue about his true value. Well done Lambert courage rewarded today.

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  67. RickRack wolves says:

    Well.
    Just goes to show when we play on the front foot we can beat anyone.
    3 games ago (after Rotherham) I wasn’t sure where we could find 4 wins from!
    A great result with 10 pts from 12.
    But PLEASE keep on the front foot as we’re still only 5 points off relegation.
    Also PLEASE keep a settled side.
    COYW
    FOstfc

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  68. Paul cooks left peg says:

    Get in brilliant win
    Well.done boys what do I know I predicted a loss
    Amazing what confidence does

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  69. Sutton Coldfield Wolf says:

    Well done wolves and pl. still a long way to go and Cardiff next up at home will be as big a test as either Brentford or Fulham but things are starting to look brighter. Keep it going,

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  70. Clive from Houston says:

    Bingle Jells
    Bingle Jells
    Bingle all the way
    Oh what fun it is to see Brompto get his scoreline and result wrong every day!!
    Again!!
    If he wins the preddo league now with all this negativity in his predictions then there is some serious cheating going on.
    Eh, Chalkie?
    Two more goals and I would have been spot on, again
    Bring on the Taffies
    And a serious fowb

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  71. StuWolf says:

    Outstanding display today, every single player gave there all, away support epic to embarrassing compared to the home crowd. Only one disappointment throughout the whole game, Danny Batth passing across the area which they latched onto and took a goal they didn’t really deserve. But, today Batth was brilliant and played really well. I think when he comes on Bedford will agree with me that Edwards was outstanding and never stopped the entire game.

    Ikeme………….. 8/10 couple of great saves.
    Doherty………….8/10 work rate and tracking forwards as well as back.
    Hause…………….9/10 the lad is growing in stature every game.
    Coady……………..8/10 one of his best games for Wolves, saved us a couple of times.
    Batth………………8/10 I actually clapped one of his passes, but he was excellent today.
    Edwards………….9/10 ran his legs off and took a bad knock in closing minutes hardly put a foot wrong.
    Evans……………..8/10 rock steady eddie today held the midfield really well.
    Marshall…………..8/10 what a game the guy had, his link up play with Costa was a joy to see.
    Weinmann,,………8/10 the bloke keepso running and running and some of his work around the box wow.
    Cavaleiro………….9/10 he was on fire today,smoking,him and Costa together are unstoppable.
    Costa……………….10/10 made all three goals won the game, brilliant footwork, running and passing today

    Subs,
    Saville…………….7/10 saved a certain through ball that was on it’s way, one of the Fulham guys in the clear
    Dicko………………6/10 because Coady sent him off on a fantastic run, he chickened out and mispassed

    Well done every single one of them today.

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  72. StuWolf says:

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  73. CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH says:

    After smugly predicting a 2-1 win at brentford I smugly predicted 3-2 today. Oh well what is one fuckin goal. Fifth best away record in the league. Know what i mean ? FWAW !

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  74. DancesWithWolves says:

    Just home after a fantastic visit to Craven Cottage. I was with Fulham mates and they slunk away on 90 minutes. I stayed to savour a great, great win. I predicted 2-2 but at least I got the number of goals right! So good to be wrong sometimes. I was in the Riverside Stand but I could see that the linesman on my side was getting stick big-time from Wolves fans in the Putney end. He made some atrocious decisions against us. Lambert looked like to was going to chin him at one point.

    What a league this. High-flying Fulham beat Newcastle away 3-1 and then lowly-Wolves reverse that score at their gaff. I have to give it to the Fulham fans, they said we deserved the points, none of this “we was robbed” business. They were turned over and they know it.

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  75. Bedford Wolf says:

    Ikeme 8
    Coady 8
    Batth 8
    Hause 8
    Doherty 8
    Evans 8
    Edwards 8
    Costa 9
    Cavaleiro 8
    Marshall 8
    Weimann 8

    Controlled the game from start to finish which is what happens when you play a proper 4231 with Edwards deeper alongside Evans and a creative/attacking player, Cavaleiro, in the number 10 role.

    Only blot on the landscape was the disgusting neon lime green kit – why?

    And why was the Fukham keeper allowed to wear an almost identical outfit?

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    • How do you control the game when the other team has 70% possession? Just curious.

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      • Bedford Wolf says:

        Very easy. Possession stats are totally meaningless. Trust me from the first whistle we were on top, very rarely threatened and always going to win. We were good at Brentford on Tuesday but even better today.

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      • Jackomac says:

        Tim I am assuming you are not being sarcastic, because if you are being sarcastic you are an idiot and know !title about football strategy. Anyway assuming you are not an idiot and you want to understand how irrelevant possession can be and how you can control the real game, read up on Leicesters premiership title win. More importantly read up on Mourinhio’s previous title wins and how he views possession as a weakness. That’s the start of your learning..

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      • theDOOGooder says:

        Tim, you sound like a man who hasn’t watched many football matches.

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      • Clive from Houston says:

        Watch the Liverpool game, Tim
        They had a gazillion percent possession, and look what happened, totally meaningless sideways passing for much of the game.

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        • StuWolf says:

          Tim.

          Ask Clive about Vietnam,
          The Yanks had 3 -4 years of possession and Feck all to show for it.
          They let the Yanks run at them, out shoot them, out manoeuvre them and at the end of the day the Yanks walked away with nothing to show for all their efforts.
          Sound familiar?
          Newcastle, Stoke Liverpool, Barnsley, Brentford.

          As Bedford states, we smacked them big style with 30% of the play. WTF’s wrong with that.

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          • Clive from Houston says:

            But we learned how to get stoned!!!!!

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            • No. I am saying Wolves didn’t control the game. They may have had the game under control but they weren’t controlling the game if it was in their end most of the time.
              Semantics.

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              • Steve Fowler says:

                Tim, the regulars on here don’t like it and become rather defensive when they feel they’re being questioned in anyway – I understand what you’re trying to say, mate.

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                • Bedford Wolf says:

                  Steve – not sure that was called for or necessary to be honest although everyone is entitled to their views and doesn’t matter to me if you post every day or once in a blue moon. I am frequently criticised on here but it’s not personal. Or at least I hope it isn’t! I don’t mind people questioning me at all as I take it in the spirit of friendly banter. We are all Wolves at the end of the day and all want the same thing. I often think these posts, like texts or emails, can be misinterpreted as one can’t see the intent or emotion of the writer – tongue in cheek, humourous, ironic, sarcastic, heartfelt etc.

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                  • Steve Fowler says:

                    Bedford, apologies: I should have qualified what I said by making it clear I wasn’t referring to yourself in this instance – I actually felt your response to Tim wasn’t at all about ‘putting him in his place’ for questioning what you had earlier said.

                    However, I do struggle with your assertion that what I said wasn’t “necessary or called for” in relation to the general point I was making.

                    Whether it is accepted by yourself and the regulars on here or not, there IS a tendency for certain regulars on this blog to be prickly and defensive when their views are questioned by others or when, clearly fragile, sensibilities are pricked – something that has spilled over on too many occasions and descended into ugly and nasty insults being thrown at others.

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    • Lowves says:

      I agree with al your scores except Doherty he deserved a 9 ____ FOR NOT WEARING HIS BLOODY GLOVES!!!!!

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  76. Larry Talbot says:

    Can we still make the play-off’s?

    Unbelievable…..I mean…..just unbelievable. Why couldn’t we do this before now?

    Anybody else enjoy MacDonald getting the hook at half time? made me grin a little.

    UT…bloody annoying….W

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  77. Steve Showcase says:

    27 points on the table ..

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    • Brompton Wolf says:

      Lol. That would be a dream mate. Nobody winning but us. I am looking forward to next season where I expext it to all happen.

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  78. Tales of the unexpected again.
    Im beginning to doubt my own doubts.
    Is it really the same players?

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  79. DancesWithWolves says:

    Can I have my shout on possession stats versus controlling the game? I was in the Riverside Stand, on the halfway line, with Fulham mates. These guys know their football. On the stats, Fulham had the lion’s share of the possession. But the Fulham fans saw the flaws in the stats, there were so many sideways passes going forward. In fact they were more often going backwards. Lots of pretty, tippity tap stuff going nowhere. As soon as we got the ball we looked dangerous. Fulham never looked dangerous. We controlled the game because we contained Fulham and confined them to pointless sideways passing, but when they inevitably lost the ball, we showed them what to do with it.

    I don’t want to get carried away. Fulham had an off day and also underestimated us. We played a perfect away game. On another day a draw would have been a good result for us.

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