Leeds United Vs Wolves Preview

Wolves have managed to achieve yo-yo club status without leaving the division.

Five consecutive league defeats here, five consecutive league wins there and now back to back losses and a strong possibility of another setback tomorrow.

That’s difficult to accept as a football fan and shows exactly how difficult it is for any manager to get a handle on this group of players.

There’s obviously talent within the group. Our cup exploits and occasional league upturns show that Paul Lambert has something to work with.

But he’s got to discard the dead weight sharpish, develop a settled group and with that will come greater consistency.

For now though, we can expect a typically bumpy landing to finish the campaign.

Leeds

It did appear in the early months that Gary Monk would be just another manager Leeds use up and toss on the scrap heap.

But he’s worked wonders in a limited period and with limited resources to give them that consistency that has alluded Wolves for years.

It’s helped their cause no end to have Chris Wood rattling in goals left, right and center proving why we pursued him, albeit unsuccessfully, for so long.

Their win at Molineux earlier in the season was as ugly as they come, but you could see they were compact and difficult to break down, ingredients for success at this level.

A late goal at St. James’ Park on Friday (Woods’ 25th of the season) got them a useful point, but 7th placed Fulham are now breathing right down their necks, just three points back and with a superior goal difference. Only a win will do for them.

Wolves

Over to you Paul. I have no idea what team I’d pick other than knowing that the difference between any lineup that includes Helder Costa is considerable.

If Ikeme is back I’d put him back between the sticks. Andy Lonergan had a great games versus Forest but should have done better with goals conceded in all three of his other recent appearances.

It seems like madness to me that Weimann banged in a few goals when played through the middle and has subsequently been shifted out wide. I’d give him another go as our main striker.

Who knows what we do in midfield. I’m starting to think that none of the individual players we have in there are good enough.

Saiss has played poorly and nearly cost us goals in his last two performances, while Edwards, Price, Saville and Evans have their own deficiencies that counter balance their positive attributes. I’m not sure I’d hang my hat on any of them to get us promoted.

Predictions

We need one more win to be absolutely certain of safety and if we get stuffed tomorrow and other results don’t go our way, there might be some pressure on that Blackburn game next weekend.

I think we’ll probably lose here, but even a point would be welcome to stop the latest rot.

2-1 Leeds.

Up The Wolves!

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Comments

  1. Gold Wolf Sven says:

    It’s easy enough to say clear out the dead wood and I’m all for it but we have to wait for the summer. I think it’s hard to judge lambert as he’s using the same old players we have had for ages with very mixed results. When coasta and cav are both available we’ve been pretty good generally. I think the signings he’s made marshall and Costa have been a huge success,
    If he gets a decent striker a solid midfield general a left back and a centre half I think we can challenge.
    My worry is that it may not be lambert picking all the players and we ended up with a similar scenario to this season.

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  2. Bedford Wolf says:

    Don’t like predicting a loss but can’t see any other outcome.

    I fear PL will drop Saiss and Cavaleiro as he usually does, and bring in Evans and Saville. So keep Lonergan, Batth etc. Personally I’d drop Lonergan, Coady, Batth, Edwards, Weimann and Bodvarsson bringing in Burgoyne, Iorfa, Williamson, Evans, Costa (if fit) and Dicko and line-up as follows;

    Burgoyne
    Iorfa Williamson Hause Doherty
    Saiss Evans
    Costa Marshall Cavaleiro
    Dicko

    OODCL

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  3. The Witley Wanderer says:

    If Leeds have an off day we may scrape a draw. What a miserable end to our season, which started with so much promise but yielded very little. Come on Wolves get it going in the right direction, give us something to feel good about through the summer.

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  4. Lambertt has not helped himself, strikers playing as wingers, wingers as midfielders, and midfielders as right backs, center backs and so on the curse of” Stephen Ward ” my brother calls it.

    Wieman is a striker so PLAY his as a STIKER……Paul.

    The midfielders on our books put them all together and still wouldn’t come up with on decent player.
    Sais has potential as does Cav but they seem to have been dragged down to the others level and th e fact that they to as being asked to play out of postion.

    Costa well if we ever see him again in a Wolves shirt ill run bollock naked round Featherstone, he gone wether is his choice or not at the end of the day he signed a 4 year contract so in theory and might I add the club should at least make an effort at making him stick to it or a least 1 more year the fact everything is quite re: Costa suggests its all done and dusted.

    As for the game well I haven’t the slightest hope of us getting even a draw this squad is so out of form, talent, skill, confidence and it has to be said direction from the manager as to how he wants them to play.

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    • Telford Wolf says:

      QUOTE: “Costa well if we ever see him again in a Wolves shirt ill run bollock naked round Featherstone”

      Oh Paul, why oh why did you say that!?!?!

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  5. This thing about it will be hard to get rid of the dead would, so does that mean then just because no one comes in for them whoever they turn out to be the manager has to keep picking them…..NO it doesn’t if no one wants then let then rot. Because keep playing them for the sake of it and you end up having a season JUST like the one we are having.

    I just don’t understand, people saying ” it won’t be easy to get rid of the dead wood ” no shit but does that mean them the manager has to keep picking them………No

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    • theDOOGooder says:

      The trouble is, us bloggers have so many different ideas as to what constitutes the dead wood in the team that Lambert is always going to be wrong no matter who he chooses to chop from the team.

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      • I undstand that Doog, but what I’m saying is who ever he decides are the dead wood then wether they leave or not he should not pick them because they cannot be sold.

        If the he decides a player is not in his plans then that’s it wether they are sold or not.

        The words hard to get ride of only apples to selling them not that they are hard to get out of the team.

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        • robin says:

          Lambert took a while to take the job.
          He is no fool.
          He had plenty of discussions with Fosun and he must have known the state of the club.
          My feeling is he told them he would keep us up, assess the squad, hence the constant changes, and totally re build the team, in the summer.
          It doesn’t look like Lambert thinks that ‘flair’ will get us to the Premier league.
          Nevertheless I am sure he will be given the chance to have a pre-season, bring in the players he thinks we need and get rid of the dross.
          It takes time.
          Not really bothered as to the result.
          Of course, I want a win, but for me the season is over, more or less.
          Am more interested in what happens in the summer….

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  6. Having been at the Bristol debacle and watching the Brighton balls-up on the tele’, even I am finding it hard to rustle up any confidence for this one.
    I think one word covers both of those performances perfectly. Rubbish. Plain and simple. Bristol was probably worse by virtue of the level of the opposition, but Brighton showed a level of defensive incompetence rarely seen at this level, except by teams heading for a lower division next season.
    I’m hoping that these latest clouds are, however, blessed with a silver lining. Imagine, if you will, that our winning run in March had continued. Not winning every game perhaps, but certainly not performing with the depressing crapness seen in the last two. Then we would see the summer window reduced to a few tweaks here and there rather than the more drastic pruning and replanting job we seem to require. These most recent games could well spur Fosun into the serious action we need.
    I remain happy enough with the front line, especially with Zyro and Graham rejoining the fray next season. But it’s no good having a midfield and defence which simply hoofs the ball up to ’em with icicles dangling off it. That ain’t playing off the front foot. That’s playing schoolyard footie. I can’t see how much will change before Elland Road though.
    I’ve been surprised at just how bad we’ve been in the last two, but I’ve been surprised by our team many times this season, in both good and bad ways. I’m looking for (dreaming of) another big surprise tomorrow. Boy, they do owe us.

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  7. theDOOGooder says:

    If we can get the first goal tomorrow we might have a chance of pulling off a result but it’s pretty unlikely so I think we’ll struggle to stay with Leeds.

    Weimann must be given another chance as a central striker, that’s where he’s most effective so let him play there. He can do no worse than the others who have tried and failed so far.

    If Ikeme is not fit, Burgoyne would be my choice to deputise.

    I still think that Saiss is a bit of a liability playing so deep, his habit of giving the ball away in dangerous areas is going to bite us on the bottom sooner rather than later.

    I don’t expect much tomorrow but a committed 90 minutes by the whole team would be a step up from the last couple of games.

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  8. Brompton Wolf says:

    I have no idea, no idea at all. So ……………..

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  9. Clive from Houston says:

    Well, I suppose I must be the first to sing it:
    ” We all fuckin’ ‘ate Leeds”
    Dont matter how many times we play them or lose to them, nothing they do will ever beat that magical Molineux night in the early 70’s when we stopped those arrogant fucks, under that prick Revie, winning the double.
    That ignomy can never be erased from their history!!
    Fuck the score tomorrow, cant wait for the end of this terrible season….. but we will still win 5-1!!

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  10. Clive from Houston says:

    And why is Edwards in both of the above pictures?
    Haven’t we suffered enough?

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  11. Graham from Horsham says:

    There is no way that my prediction should come about seeing the way we have played over the last couple of games and the fact that Leeds are having their heels chomped at. But the roller coaster that is Championship football along with the fact that this is Wolves that we are talking about; it’s 3 points tomorrow.

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  12. john Payne says:

    Surely after all the criticism of Edwards’ performance he will finally be given a rest. And is Williamson fit ? If so surely play him. Lonergan seemed at fault in both Brighton’s goals so drop him.
    Agreed Weimann should play in the middle. Finally why not start Donovan Wilson and Gibbs White. ?
    Oh, and what happened to the promising Bright ?
    We’ve been sticking with players who just aren’t doing it, so let’s give up on them, give others a chance.

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  13. The Newt says:

    For the Brighton game I worked on the theory that we always get a result when least expected so I predicted a draw.

    I won’t be making that mistake again.

    Leeds win with perennial Kenny Jackett target Chris Woods to get on the scoresheet.

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  14. sevlow says:

    I can only see a continuation of what we have served up from the last two games – dross,
    Going from winning 5 games on the trot we are now back to ‘normal’ with two back to back defeats.
    This is so frustrating supporting a team that suffers from some sort of jekyll and hyde syndrome.
    It must go down as one where I began to wonder what the hell I was doing supporting a team that should have a mental health warning – “Watching Wolverhampton Wanderers can seriously damage your health”

    I can’t wait for this season to end.

    As for the game tomorrow. Leeds will eat us alive and spit out the bones.

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  15. kiwiwolf says:

    Must replace Lonergan ,keep Saiss and bring in Williamson

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  16. Ash K says:

    Guessing there is no Costa again – we really do need his talent, flair, inspiration – otherwise the forwards are feeding off uninspiring scraps again.

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  17. Telford Wolf says:

    Can’t see us getting much from this. But live in hope……

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  18. Bedford Wolf says:

    Lots of rumours circulating that Chris Martin is our number one striker target in the Summer. £7m? If true then gawd’ ‘elp us is all I can say. Sadly would sum up my current impression of Paul Lambert to a tee. I want a young, hungry, speedy and talented striker like Tammy Abraham who could cost at least £10m and possibly as much as £15m for a player who would be ‘Premier League ready’ and not an overweight, lazy, ill-disciplined journeyman plodder like Martin. I am not sure Mr Lambert shares my vision of the future for our Club.

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    • It’s not who you may want Bedders. It’s who you can get.

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      • Bedford Wolf says:

        Wolf ie – I was hoping that the days of Morgan and Moxey when it was very much a case of who we could get were long gone and that under Fosun it was now a case of who we want and need.

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        • On a similar note. I saw a few glimpses of one Anderson Talisca in the Champions League highlights during the week.
          Very impressive. There’s no way he’d come to the Mol’ until we reach the promised land.

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  19. Twixfix says:

    My logic is this …
    Leeds get a point at a top 2 team (Newcastle) over the weekend and we get nothing from a top 2 team (Brighton).
    So putting all this into Mr Babbage he spits out the following forecast …. Leeds 0-2 Wolves….goodness know why.

    One thing we do need though is a performance. ..with or without Costa (can’t see him pulling the shirt on again) to match dirty Leeds’ efforts.
    Am expecting Williamson to start instead of Batth and some midfield mods with Evans in for Saiss (coz Lambert doesn’t rate him) and Dicko for Bods.
    Let’s hope Ikeme is fit as Lonergan is becoming a liability.
    I’ll be up at 2am tuned in….. a point or three and we’re safe..!!

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    • Mosman Wolf says:

      Where in NZ are you? I am in the North Island but not sure I share you enthusiasm about getting up at 2:00am to listen.

      All the best to you and your family.

      Cheers

      Michael

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      • Twixfix says:

        Cheers Michael …I’m in the South …in Christchurch.
        We haven’t been in the North Island this time … been down to Queenstown and over to Greymouth.
        I only listen at 2 because I get up for a pee.
        Then I get the IPad under the bed sheets and watch the express and star website for updates.
        Can’t say I was best pleased on Friday between 4 and 6am !!!

        Hope you’re all keeping well…have you moved from Oz or visiting wife’s family?
        We’re returning 24th April ..but I always look out for yr comments …
        Take care mate …

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        • How’s the weather been down there Twix?

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          • Twixfix says:

            Nothing spectacular Wolfie…. in fact we’ve come all this way and had 2 cyclones !!…which were deluges on a different scale..!!
            The way of life though is really chilled ..just like yourself…. and it’s like living in a time warp…little traffic…no driving aggro or roadworks etc. Or even many HGV’s.
            Temps are between 13 and 20 deg C.
            Hope you’re both ok and we’re looking fwd to seeing you at the Ballbash on the 6th..

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            • Yeah, I heard about the cyclones Twix, hence the question.
              It sounds kinda like my sort of place. Much the same as here except, of course, everything’s upside down.
              You can tell us all about it at the bash.

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        • Mosman Wolf says:

          Still in Australia – visiting the outlaws for Easter.

          Safe travels home.

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  20. StuWolf says:

    It’s a nailed on result tomorrow, Wether Jekyll or Hide comes out tomorrow who knows, (who gives a f*#k) let’s just get those 3 points, get over the line and start again with yet another bloke who trains players to kick the ball to opponents, hoof it into the heavens, pass it across the area until it’s stolen from us and shoved in the net.

    I only see one thing from this team tomorrow a Wolves 2-0 Leeds, me, Jen de Wolf and Newark will be whooping it up on the terraces and spilling beer down the back of some poor punters neck.

    We am Wolves and anything can happen in any given 90 minutes.

    Dimitar Berbatov is begging for a team, we’ve got forwards that can’t hit my sisters arse from 3 metres what’s not to consider.

    My team for tomorrow….

    Joe Hart
    Kyle Walker. Curtis Davies. Zabaleta. Clyne

    Vincent Kompany. James Milner. Coutinio

    Costa. Donovan Wilson. Cavalerio

    Subs….
    Ikeme
    John Terry
    Dlli Alli
    Morgan Gibbs-White
    Marshall

    Coach…
    Claudio Raniari

    Trainer…
    Billy Smart

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  21. StuWolf says:

    It’s my heart it’s in my soul,
    It is my breath should I grow old.
    It’s in my soul

    https://www.moteefe.com/wolverhampton

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  22. vicsmith says:

    I think Leeds want a positive result more than we do – and they have the team to do it. Would be lovely to be proven wrong, but I fear a drubbing here.

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  23. Mosman Wolf says:

    Which Wolves will turn up – hoping it is the 5 win Wolves.

    Not a lot of confidence but am hoping we can get something going away from home. I would love to see how the team goes without Edwards but don’t think that Lambert is up for that.

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  24. marin wolf says:

    can’t add anything to what’s been said other than to plead patience with PL…like 2 more seasons patience..really.

    meantime I need the team to get up to 12th spot in order to take money off an Arsenal supporting friend…its a bet too complicated to explain here,…but flaking out for 6 games or playing U 18’s doesn’t work for me

    however think we have an unhappy Easter in prospect

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  25. basherbaz says:

    Agree with that team Thomas, started out wolves to win 3-1 then a bout of realism kicks in wolves 0 leeds 4, then back to optimism wolves 2-1, if costa/ikeme (looks like he is out for season – Burgoyne it is then) are fit and weimann plays down the middle and the wolves turn up who want to play its wolves, if the i’m on holiday wolves turn up no costa, lonegan in goal and saville it a leeds gimme.
    Great to be a wolves supporter because the consistency is always s–t but as I am a supporter lets go for:

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  26. wolfman jack says:

    I can envisage a midfield partnership of Saville and Evans again which leads me to predict a loss.

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  27. HershamWolf says:

    Agree, we have no central midfielders (Saiss at times can play a forward pass). My mother-in-law can defend better than Doherty.
    Plenty to do in the Summer.

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  28. Steppenwolfe says:

    We’re away from home so must be in with a shout. Woods is doing well and I must admit to not being sure about him when we wanted to sign him. I thought there were better around. It will be an interesting tussle between him and Batth if they both play. I think Danny will have his hands full. I don’t think Saiss gave us anything extra and he doesn’t really complement Edwards. He also seems to play very deep which leaves us light in front of the back four. One thing we can probably rely upon is that if we lose Edwards and Batth will come in for some stick.
    Having said all that I think we’ll struggle to get anything. Leeds have a lot to play for.

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    • Who ever plays crap gets stick its just those two have been more crap than the others Batth espeacilly I was at Bristol he was chasing shadows all game out of postion.

      Just because those two have been mentioned more than others doesn’t mean there the only one just the worsed ones most on this Blogg and infact most Wolves fans think these two are just not good enough run and chase as much as they might…….shadows that is.

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  29. Tipton Exile says:

    Suspect that tonight will once again give bragging rights to my Leeds supporting newsagent, especially as it seems Ikeme is out, probably for the rest of the season.

    I just hope that PL has the nouse to drop chocolate wristed Lonegran and pick Bourgoyne instead.
    Unless Costa also plays it probably does not matter who the other 10 are they will more than likely checking their holiday plans.

    Still you never know your luck so I will go for a win.

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  30. The highs and lows of being a Wolves fan. You’ve got to admit the unpredictability is compelling. Can’t see a win at Elland Road today, but I just can’t predict a loss, so going for a unlikely and entertaining high scoring draw just for the hell of it.

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  31. Steve Showcase says:

    and Leeds and Leeds Leeds and Leeds I def hate Leeds….
    almost as much as Derby..memories when we beat them at Mol with 50000 + there..
    Any way we can beat them off the front foot first half..Dicko to score 2 before he’s sold end of season to Port Vale with DB..
    Costa to get the 3rd

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  32. The highs and lows of being a Wolves fan. You’ve got to admit the unpredictability is compelling. Can’t see a win at Elland Road today, but I just can’t predict a loss, so going for a unlikely and entertaining high scoring draw just for the hell of it. COYW.

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  33. Steve Showcase says:

    Stupid I phones

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  34. colin says:

    Just caught up with blog can agree with players not being good enough but the style of football was also not good enough. Too many long ariel passes that Brighton found so easy to
    defend and just left us looking bereft of ideas. Midfield never getting close enough to the forwards and Jon daddy looking like one of the ball boys. Anyway still going to predict the unpredictable.

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  35. colin says:

    Meant to predict 2-1 to us bloody Leeds ! Omen ? Amen.

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  36. DancesWithWolves says:

    Without Costa we seem to be clueless in attack. Second half against Brighton we just lobbed long balls into the box. Going through the motions. Where is the leadership on the pitch?

    While relegation is mathematically possible I believe it can’t happen as teams below us have to play each other, therefore they can’t all get maximum points. Maybe that’s why we seem to have given up?

    Leeds have everything to play for. 2-0.

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  37. Cotswold Wolf says:

    Lonergan was embarrassing, Saiss is nowhere near as many believe and both should be dropped. Weimann should be back in front of goal and let’s hope Costa plays and maybe we’d have some hope.

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  38. Wolf in Devon says:

    Really tough game to predict. Which Wolves team will turn up though?
    Toying with us turning up and turning them over in front of a big crowd.
    Or turning up and getting walked all over.
    The latter is the most probable outcome.
    Another 2-0 loss.

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  39. Wokingham Welsh Wolf says:

    Worried by last 2 performances and the alarming lack of quality (which I guess we all knew)
    Can’t see us being able to arrest the slide particularly as dirty Leeds need to win this one badly.
    Prove me wrong lads!
    UTW!

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  40. pauluswolf says:

    Fully expect to lose to a Leeds team needing to ensure a top 6 play off position and the fact they have Chris Woods – always likely to score.
    Can’t predict a loss so will go form a draw with fingers crossed.
    Shame if Carl is out for the season, if so young Burgoyne has to play and not Lonnie Donnegan.
    So what is the real position with Costa – genuinely still injured, or awaiting his big transfer deal and not available. Anyone really in the know, answers please – and not just crap speculation?

    One last plea for the doom and gloom merchants above – PLEASE – get a sense of perspection/reality check –
    5 wins on the trot does not make us world beaters, 2 losses does not make us Leyton Orient.

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  41. RickRack wolves says:

    Seems to me there’s a lot of negativity around our ability to win a simple game of football.
    Easy win for the mighty Wolves

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  42. Larry Talbot says:

    I wish I could work out the algorithm that is Wolves. We lose five, we win five, we lose two….so far. I mean, if we all did our jobs the way Lambert and co perform, we’d be on our third warning in between an employee of the month award. Ijust don’t get it.
    I can confirm after my last post that having spoken to Jeff, Costa is definitely gonna be here next season and that an Americano will be £3.50 a mug (of which there’ll be no shortage)

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  43. London wolves loyal says:

    Lot of pressure on Leeds to win this one and you know wolves… the can when they should not !

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  44. spikeyboy says:

    Not a prayer at filthy leeds too many know they are going come summer so they dont give a s##t
    And definately dont want to get injured SO

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  45. Cannock Wolf says:

    After the shambles on Friday – God only knows!!

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  46. CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH says:

    We usually play better against footballing sides and we are away from home so it will be a draw. There must be a reaction to the rubbish i watched on Friday.

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  47. Exiledwolf says:

    I don’t like predicting a loss but I really can’t see us getting anything out of this.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the likes of Evans and Price come back in for this. Maybe also time to give Burgoyne some game time?

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  48. Border Wolf says:

    No idea what’ll happen here as it would appear current form is all over the place! I would put Burgoyne in goal any day instead of Lonergan & we need a vast improvement here.

    Prediction more hope than expectation but hey anything is possible.

    Come on Wolves!

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  49. Border Wolf says:

    Prediction didn’t take for some reason!!

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  50. Adrian says:

    Interesting line up. Williamson and stearman at the back, Saville in midfield. No Costa or Cav (both injured). Might as well roll the dice with Wolves, no rhyme or reason. Gonna go for a defeat though, not a lot of confidence in them atm.

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  51. Sevlow says:

    Today’s team. DB and Cav out injured

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  52. Bagsy says:

    Surely Chris Wood will once again remind us of what we missed out on. Not feeling too confident about this one.

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  53. Bedford Wolf says:

    Just seen the team. Lonergan keeps his place. How? Saville in again. How? Why? Edwards picked yet again and as captain. What? How? Why? The world’s gone mad. Our subs bench would scare the living day lights out of any one – said no one ever! Lambert is fast becoming a Scottish version of Jackett. Limited in thought and ambition. Not even going to bother following the game online now.

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    • theDOOGooder says:

      If you’re not following it on line, I’d better tell you

      We won 1-0 !!!!!!!!!

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      • Bedford Wolf says:

        Cheers DOOGie but of course I was glued to me iPad for the whole game. Sad git eh?

        Very happy but very surprised. Just goes to show I know nothing. Or as Manuel said ” I know nuth-ing, NUTH-ING. I am from Barcelona”. Well, Sarf-East London actually but you get my drift.

        So despite having a rubbish keeper, Edwards as captain, Saville in the team and no Costa or Cavaliero we win at dirty Leeds and have now beaten 4 of the top 7 sides – interestingly though only one at home and that was under Signore Zenga.

        Next game I’m gonna ask my one year old granddaughter Rose to do my prediction.

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      • Brompton Wolf says:

        And I was there, with Stu and Jen.

        Got my prediction wrong, but am chuffed to bits. Marshall was immense and Stearman, YES Stearman worked his feking socks off. Good to watch, especially as my Leeds mate was driving and we have now caused them to drop out of tha play offs. PMSL.

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  54. BARDWolf says:

    Hard fought draw.

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  55. Marney says:

    Not too inspired by the lineup tbh, and way too much hoofball lately to trouble any team in the top six

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  56. Wolfman Steve says:

    Just seen the line-up – PL will come in for some stick if we lose this one. Personally I’m pleased Williamson is getting a game. It’ll be interesting to see if we’re any better defensively with him and Stears. Savile’s a mistake and paired with Saiss? Cav’s injured apparently, but where’s Costa? Hope his omission isn’t ominous. Looks like we’re gonna lose but I refuse to predict it so going for a win. Come on me babbies!

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  57. Looneytune says:

    Getting fed up with getting predictions wrong, thinking to much with my heart and not enough with my head.

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  58. john Payne says:

    PL has put out a defensive side that may keep Leeds score down, but there’s really not much hope of a goal from us – ever the optimist though, I suppose it could be one of those unexpected wins, if we ‘re up for it.

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  59. I’m listening to the match commentary and we seem to be having by far the best of it in the opening 25. But I can’t help having that sense of foreboding as, despite several opportunities, we haven’t scored yet.

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  60. Another well earned point in the prediction league for me. Get in you Wolves.

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  61. colin says:

    Tense but i love it when we beat them Wolves fans never stopped singing.

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  62. Gold Wolf Sven says:

    Get in well done lads,
    On another note I think the only manager guaranteed to get us out this division is Zola, ??

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  63. spikeyboy says:

    BLOODY unbelievable , ecstatic, bewildered, mystified, astounded,
    Good dog how do we manage to do this !!!!
    Wasn’t going out tonight but i am now …..pub full of vile and noses so very happy days

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  64. colin says:

    Blue noses going down ? Good day for football all round.

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  65. CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH says:

    I do believe we are now mathematically safe and can’t go down. So at least there will be no squeaky bum time for the next 4 games. Interesting PL record is W11 D4 L 11 which is consistently inconsistent and ave just short of 1.5 points per game which over a season would get you just on the edge of the play offs. Looking at the last 8 games it is 6-0-2 or 18 points from 8 which is a much better return. So a few quality additions in summer should make us a side that can compete around top 6 next year. Great result. I predicted a draw so glad to get it wrong as usual. Oh and WE ALL HATE LEEDS AND LEEDS AND LEEDS !

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  66. StuWolf says:

    What a team we support, they were brilliant everyone turned up and played well, what is it about this feckin team of ours, If only, If only, If only…..

    Ben Marshall MOTM today, ran the show from ko to being withdrawn, everyone of them tried and even Lonnie Donnergan pulled off a match saving tip over the bar from point blank range. We never looked like we would lose, Leeds were on the beach and now they’re like beached Whales.
    They elbowed, kicked, fouled and whinged all afternoon, we silenced the 32000 Leeds fans and lifted the team on to find that second half that they never seem to produce week in week out.

    Met up with Brompton before and after the game, what a day coming away and making Leeds look very average is always a bonus.

    I’m loving it.

    Well done you guys, you did everything this blog has been crying out for. Top marks today.

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    • nige3367 says:

      They don’t do it week in week out because they can’t . They are not good enough to do it.
      On Top of that the majority of them know if we get promoted they are out of a job ….
      Cannot believe we are celebrating avoiding relegation with only 4 games to spare…
      A disgrace…
      Major cull needed…

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      • robin says:

        Note Lambert’s remarks after the game.
        He said what happened last summer was nonsensical.
        We bought in 13 players, who didn’t know the league.
        Now, for half a season, he has managed them, adding only Marshall & Weimann, who have made huge contributions to us staying up.
        I think we are going in the right direction.
        Congrats to Dave Edwards on his 300th game…

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      • StuWolf says:

        Nige,

        I’m cerainly not celebrating avoiding relegation, I’m celebrating what I witnessed today at Elland road as opposed to the shite I’ve had to watch week in week out. Today was a bonus for a shit, poor season.
        These were the same players that have been underperforming during the season, the fact that they can’t do it every week confirms what you say and most people on tnis blog have said in the last 3 days. “We just aren’t good enough”

        But today was great.

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  67. DancesWithWolves says:

    Fantastic result for us. Done my Fulham mates no end of good! Well we know what Wolves team turned up today! There was me forecasting. 2-0 defeat. So glad to be wrong. There is life after Costa!

    BTW, watching the Spurs v CheatingMouth game I thought Afobe looked well off the pace. Slow and ponderous. Chuckle chuckle.

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  68. RickRack wolves says:

    Nuff said.
    Just a bit worried that a win against Blackburn will keep Blues Up. Talk about being caught in two minds.
    I fekin lurve the Wolves but 8 brum’s & da shite.
    I now want Wolves to be top midlands team of the Chump, with Blues fans crying in three weeks, but think that can’t happen.
    COYW

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  69. Steve Showcase says:

    I’m Just imaginening all those Leeds neanderthals foaming at the mouth..
    COYW the enigma team.

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  70. Tipton Exile says:

    I am looking forward to getting my paper in the morning, suspect my Leeds supporting newsagent will be hiding in the store room.

    Great win well done the lads.

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  71. Paul Feathetstone says:

    Great result, if it’s a small word but massive connotations, is my aunt had balls she be my uncle… See what I mean

    If Wolves could play like this week in week out, if the wife could shed a couple of stone…. IF.

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    • robin says:

      “If,
      “If’s and buts,
      “Were apples and nuts,
      “Wouldn’t we all be greedy guts.”
      Well played the lads.

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    • Steppenwolfe says:

      IF only we could give Lambert a bit of time. Let him have the opportunity to move out who he wants and bring in who he wants without the constant criticism – which may take a while. Let him have a full pre season. He hasn’t even been here for twelve months. Let’s judge him when he’s had a fair crack and not when he’s had one transfer window.
      IF only we could support the team through thick and thin and not moan like fuck if we drop a couple of points here and there. We’ve won at Newcastle, Leeds, Fulham, Stoke, Liverpool . . . . . . and we can’t be as bad as some punters on here make out. Three new faces in the right positions and we could be a half decent side and challanging for promotion- Five more and we could really be there or thereabouts but it needs a bit of patience to bring those guys in – they may not even be available this summer. The last thing we want is a load more mediocre players who do nothing to enhance the current squad – just for the sake of bringing players in.
      IF only we could realise that manager after manager have rated Dave Edwards. When the chips are down he will always give 100% and you can guarantee he won’t hide or sulk. He will win the ball back high up the pitch and he will chip in with the odd goal or ten. He’s reached the autumn of his career and will probably play a lesser part in future but if we could find another like him I would sign them tomorrow. The same goes for Evans – its guys like this who allow the likes of Coasta and Cav to play.
      Batth, Saville, Edwards, Evans, Doherty, Saiss and the rest – they are all Wolves players at the present time whether we like it or not. I may rate some more than others but I will always give them 100% support when they are representing the team I love and I have done so for more years than care to remember. Yes we’ll get pissed off and frustrated at times but if you can’t can’t hack it – well, you’ll know the tune. After the Bhattis you learn to appreciate the most meagre offerings.
      IF I couldn’t accept that then I would support someone else but I do so I don’t and I suspect you are the same. On the second bottle of McGuigans after a couple of pints of Magners. It soothes when you lose but tastes much better after wins like todays.

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      • nige3367 says:

        Drop a couple of points here and there !!
        We only have 54 points from 42 games !!
        By the way I do support the lads through Thick and Thin..
        That’s how I know they are simply not good enough.
        We have also lost to Wigan TWICE… Burton, Bristol, Blues, Barnsley.. and
        scrapped a draw against Rotherham !!
        lost more than we have won..

        Forget the Bhattis that’s History.. Next Season is what matters and with this squad we will end up where we are now… Massive summer Needed forget 3 or 4 that wont be enough.
        Massive Cull Needed .
        I hope I am proved wrong and next year we are banging on the door of the top 6 nothing would give me greater pleasure. However the majority of this squad have had their chance and already proved they cannot do that..

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        • Steppenwolfe says:

          ” Massive summer Needed forget 3 or 4 that wont be enough”.
          How many did we bring in last summer – was it 12? That really sorted things out didn’t it? That has been our problem for years – we bring in loads of totally inadequate players who do nothing to improve the squad. When is the penny going to drop that we need quality not quantity???? What do we do if the right players are not available in the summer – bring in more dross anyway? I can remember the approval that accompanied each new signing last summer and what happened – C&C apart it was an unmitigated disaster. So what’s the answer – bring in more again – right!! Then we can have another massive cull the following summer. FFP or whatever its called now may have something to say about that anyway.
          This time around we have Costa and Cav and PL has brought in Weimann and Marshall who are an improvement on what we had. We have some talented youngsters coming through and they will have a years more experience next time around. The best of the current squad and three to five more, FFP allowing, and I think we may be there. That is about the best we are going to get. I would rather have two or three quality players than any number of mediocre ones. Building a side to challange for promotion will take time.

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          • The Newt says:

            This will always divide opinion but I’m with you SW. We tried chucking money at it in the 90’s and it didn’t work. Brighton have got promotion without spending a fortune but with clever player recruitment.

            The Japanese have a philosophy of Kaizen which is the act of gradual but continual improvement and I hope the Chinese have something similar. In Lambert’s post match interview he had a pop at last summers transfer policy so I am hoping for the addition of a handful of quality players rather than another scattergun approach.

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  72. Steve Showcase says:

    I agree nige the proof was in the pudding or in this case points and the matches we lost particularly at home.
    We need not kid ourselves.. if we are serious about the PL then we must be serious regarding the current standard which is not consistent enough.
    We have the resources to be in the top 2 and should be one of the favourites to go up nxt season.

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    • Bedford Wolf says:

      I agree but am worried that many still seem constrained by the mind-set that engulfed us under Morgan and Moxey. I can’t believe people are saying for instance that we should sign Glen Murray who is likely to be freed by Brighton as not up the PL standard next season. Glen Murray? Can still do a job sure but he is old, past his prime (and indeed his prime wasn’t exactly earth-shattering now were it!) and surely not the sort to match the ambitions of the Club and its owners. Likewise Chris Martin. If we ARE serious about promotion – not scraping into the play-offs but automatic promotion and indeed as champions – then we should be setting our sights considerably higher than Murray or Martin and buying players who are young, hungry, quality players who will not only help us get up but who could also perform at PL level. Tammy Abraham for instance would be far more the type we should be looking at.

      We no longer have to do it on the cheap and shop in the bargain basement at Poundland surely? Whilst we are not quite able to shop at Harrods or Fortnum & Mason at the moment we are at least a Waitrose shopper now.

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  73. spikeyboy says:

    Its always an emotional time when a squad has to be broken up , everyone has their own opinions about who should stay and who should go. who has been a good servant and who hasn’t etc.
    Where there seems to be no argument between us all is that this squad definitely wants breaking up….to smithereens.
    What the hell was going on a few months back with the handing out of those contracts ?
    was it the old pals act ?
    Surely no one should have been guaranteed anything until this season was over and the manager had handed his assessment sheet in.
    Some players will improve dramatically with better quality around them and some wont no matter who you put with them .
    That is a decision for the manager to make and surely it wasn’t Paul Lambert who handed those contracts out .
    I bring this up because these ridiculous ffp rules ( or whatever they are called this year ) could really scupper our rebuilding plans
    So, we are left with no choice but to dispose of quite a large number of players some of who may be the ones who have been handed these nice contracts and wont want to leave…. very strange way of doing business IMO.
    The other naughty alternative is that we do what other successful clubs have done and ignore ffp ( or whatever ) and just get on with the bloody job and pay the sodding fine..
    That is what i would do.
    The reason i would do that is because i am now 61 and i cant wait 15 years for us to play by the rules.
    I WANT TO BE AROUND WHEN WE WIN THE EUROPEAN CUP.. THE F.A CUP AND THE PREMIER LEAGUE ALL IN THE SAME SEASON AND NOT SIX FOOT UNDER SO BALLS TO FFP .

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