Wolves Vs Blackburn Rovers Preview

Be honest, would you take a defeat to see Blues sucked into the bottom three?

Now we’re out of the brown stuff ourselves, what else is there to play for?

For the third preview straight I’ll mention beating last season’s 58 point tally. That would be nice. We’re on 54 with four games left to play so should be doable.

Maybe if we can string a couple more wins together a top half finish? Villa are on 58 points in 12th but we’ve got a game in hand.

That one might be ambitious but something to strive for rather than just getting the deck chairs out.

Blackburn

It’s Wolves away, Villa at home and Brenford away that will decide Blackburn’s fate. They’re a point behind Forest in 21st and three points behind Blues with a better goal difference.

I think they need two wins and that’s probably achievable when you consider none of their opponents have anything left to play for.

Getting rid of Owen Coyle in favour of bringing in Tony Mowbray seemed like a sidewards step and he hasn’t been able to steer them clear of trouble as yet.

Sam Gallagher looked quite useful in our match up at Ewood Park earlier in the season. He’s bagged 12 goals in a struggling team and could be a viable summer target for Wolves when he returns to parent club Southampton in May.

Rovers have one of the worst away records in the league with just 3 wins and 12 defeats in their 21 matches to date. That ratio needs improving in their final two matches if they’re to survive.

Wolves

Fair play to Paul Lambert and Wolves for seeing out a very good win at Elland Road on Monday. An unexpected bonus after the previous two performances.

It would be nice to see two up front for this one to put real pressure on a team who need a result. The pace of Dicko and Weimann should ask a lot of questions.

I’d bring Hause back in alongside Williamson because I think he’s worth persevering with in favour of Stearman who I think will leave.

Saiss is a player yet to convince me that he’s got the all round game to be considered a nailed on starter. Yes he can spray a few passes around but he loses possession too frequently and seems to be overrun by stronger opposition.

Will Costa play? Probably not, but I remain optimistic of seeing him at least once more in a gold shirt.

Predictions

I think we might win this one. Marshall will probably do something significant against his former employers and now the pressure is off, Molineux can relax a bit.

3-1.

Up The Wolves!

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Comments

  1. Paul cooks left peg says:

    Who wants it more is the question!
    They need something we don’t
    I want another 3 points keep.it going till the end don’t care,about brum
    Going for a score draw though
    Up the,wolves

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    Wolves 2
    Blackburn 2
  2. Basherbaz says:

    Relaxing by the pool in the south of France – hope the lads can wait a few more weeks for their break, does not look like Costa going to make it back yet, perhaps a swan song (hopefully we do keep him) against Preston ?. Think harry will keep the blues up anyway as they will raise their game against the Villa. Would love to finish above the Villa.

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    Wolves 3
    Blackburn 1
  3. South Bank Stafford says:

    It would be nice to see blues drop through the trap door, but I want wolves to take some consistency into pre season and the start of next season, 100% til the end of the campaign.
    I think it might be a low quality game trying to break down a Tony Mowbray side but I do think we’ll score. Hopefully dicko can get another 1-2 goals in the next few games. Pressures off now lads, let’s see what we can do!

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    Wolves 1
    Blackburn 0
  4. Steppenwolfe says:

    Blackburn have much to play for we – more than us. We have a few players hoping to get a place in the squad for next year. We’re also at home where historically we have struggled this season. Could be anything.

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    Wolves 2
    Blackburn 1
  5. Bedford Wolf says:

    Saturday 7th May 1960, Wembley, Wolves 3 Blackburn 0

    The day that caused me to support Wolves.

    Not right then but about 8 and a bit months later when I got a football book as a Christmas present (either Charles Buchan or Topical Times not sure now).

    The front cover showed Wolves parading the FA Cup at Wembley. The inside cover showed the team posing with the FA Cup and the back inside cover showed pictures of a Wolves game. Inside there were colour pictures of Bill Slater and of Ron Flowers in his England kit. There were pictures and stories from our European Cup campaign and a big article about how Molineux was about to be redeveloped into this futuristic looking place. I was hooked and here I am over 56 years later still hooked. I also still have the book. Sad old git eh?

    So in honour of that momentous day I am going to predict ……………1-1.

    Am past caring who PL picks anymore though I confess I hope none of Lonergan, Batth, Saville, Price or Edwards start on Saturday and that Costa, Cavaleiro, Williamson, Burgoyne and Saiss all do.

    I would also love to see Bright Enobakhare feature – what the heck has happened with him? Anyone know? Injured? AWOL?

    Will be in the APV from 1pm till about 230pm. Newark Wolves (Ian and Sue) should be there too I hope.

    OODCL

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    • Bedford Wolf says:

      Before some smart arse comes on here (you know who you are!) and points out that Christmas is only 7 and a bit months from that Cup Final and not 8 and a bit months let me clarify that when I were a lad we were so poor we used to have Christmas a month late so that we could buy all the presents and stuff in the January sales.

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      • RickRack Wolves says:

        Bedford,
        i have no issue with how many months – 7 or 8 ….
        but just for a little more clarity – how long is a “bit” of a month?
        also although I wasn’t around in 1960, I heard that DFS had already started their sale, so did you get you presents from DFS?
        COYW

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        • Bedford Wolf says:

          A bit is slightly more than a tad, a fair bit more than a jot but considerably less than some. And when I were a lad DFS stood for ‘don’t fecking start!’. Them workhouses were hard places I don’t mind telling you.

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          • Clive from Houston says:

            I’m just amazed you can count up to eight.

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            • RickRack Wolves says:

              in all fairness Clive, there is no mention of any numbers prior to seven, so maybe a bit presumptuous that either Bedford or myself could achieve that!
              DFS

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              • Bedford Wolf says:

                One, deux, drei, cuatro, five, sex……………………………………….

                Nope you’re right, I can’t make it past sex.

                The story of my life.

                Nurse where’s the bromide?

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    • Jazzwolf says:

      Nice memory Bedford. I was at Wembley for the match and I remember the Express & Star had vans out selling the pink ‘un along the route home. In 1949 they’d printed the pink on gold paper with a huge headline on the front “It’s Ours”. In 1960 they again substituted gold (a lighter shade) for pink with the headline “It’s Ours Again” which I thought a bit of a nerve after an 11 year gap. All in all a brilliant day, thanks for the memory.

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  6. pauluswolf says:

    Will not be easy Blackburn should be fighting for their lives, can easily see them getting a point, but still have to support a Wolves victory……

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    Wolves 2
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  7. SOIAW says:

    They will want it more but we’ll scrape a draw

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    Blackburn 1
  8. Graham from Horsham says:

    I see no reason why we cannot bag a couple of goals along with keeping another clean sheet. Nothing to fight for lads; other than your shirt!!!

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    Wolves 2
    Blackburn 0
  9. RickRack Wolves says:

    I’m really torn…. I have some knob-ed mates that are blue noses, they also sacked a good man/manager for no apparent reason earlier this year – it would serve them right to be relegated and see their pitiful little faces splurging out buckets of tears (I can say that now we’re safe!) in the papers & on the tele

    however, I also want us to finish higher than Asson Vile so sorry Blackburn we can’t help you!

    Back to the game in question – Marshall hatrick, a 25 yd screamer from Dicko and Costa 30 yr volley – easy peasey now this prediction malarkey

    PS, Steve Bruce has still got a big fat ed

    PPS, can we play Saisse and the kids (hause, enobakhare, morgan) and a cameo for Graham? that would make my day – plus pre-season has already started and PL should be making choices as per the title from “The Clash”

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    Wolves 5
    Blackburn 1
  10. Doog, you’ve done something no one else has managed to do for a while make me smile Re: mouth balled, payment.

    I know I’m intense about things ask the wife, but frustration and supporting Wolves go hand in hand and at the end of the day like everyone on this Blog I only want to see them do well. May be the Morgan years have taken there toll more than I thought they had and trusting someone new with something that is so close to my heart has made me a little clinical then is only because as far a Wolves are concerned I’ve watch them be dragged from pillar to post the last 10 years and by people proclaiming to have taken them to there heart, when all they were doing clearly pointed to the exact opersite.

    I want Fosun to be a success because this is my home town club I’ve followed them down the leagues back up again and down again and back up like all the Wolves fans have.

    My wife says I get more emotional about Wolves than I do about her, I did point out to her Wolves were there before her…BIG mistake folks….BIG.

    Mangers come and go, owners come and go as do players NO one loves there club more the the supporters do no amount of badge kissing or scarf waving will ever come close…..is in your blood it’s part of your DNA its like a child to you.

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    Blackburn 1
    • theDOOGooder says:

      I’m glad I brought a smile to your face, PF..of..the..etc.

      We all need a bit of relief now and then from the troubles of the World (and the Wolves).

      Some pay and some get it for free.

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      • Bedford Wolf says:

        DOOGie I am getting worried about you. First you go on about mouth-balled and now you are on about paying for ‘relief’ (nudge-nudge, wink, wink). If I see you hanging around on a street corner near the APV in early May I will be beside myself (which is not an easy trick to pull off). Talking of ‘tricks’ or indeed talking of ‘pulling off’……………….

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        • StuWolf says:

          Have you two stopped taking that Bromide stuff, good Dog, it’s going to be a long hot, steamy Summer.

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        • Telford Wolf says:

          It’s the ladies on the street corners of All Saints who pull tricks off. Apparently. So they tell me. Although I did buy a Renault from the garage at All Saints once. Never could understand why women had mini skirts and low cut tops in the middle of winter. They must have been cold. They waved at me, and wanted to sit in my car.

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  11. The Newt says:

    It’s little reward for the investment but I would like to see us beat last years finish of 14th place and 58 points. And if possible finish above the Villa for local bragging rights.

    Wouldn’t it be nice if the ex-player curse works in our favour and Marshall scores the winner. Can but hope.

    Narrow Wolves win.

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    Wolves 2
    Blackburn 1
    • RickRack Wolves says:

      Newt – beware the ex-player curse!
      Wolves – Ben Marshall = 1
      Blackburn – Elliot Bennett, Danny Graham, Charlie Mulgrew = 3
      However, fear not!
      I don’t believe there will be either a barn door or a banjo at the Mol on Saturday!

      Will still be 5:1 to the team in ode gold…..

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  12. theDOOGooder says:

    In spite of the back story of Blues gaining if we beat Blackburn, surely to goodness we must put them away.

    In any case, a trip to Small Heath is a local derby for most season ticket holders.

    A lot less bovver than going to Blackburn next year.

    Let’s try and end the campaign on a high.

    Echoing Thomas, I’m going for my last season’s stand by score.

    Although, a fat lot of good it did me then.

    Can anybody call to mind who won the prediction league last time out?

    I’m buggered if I can remember.

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    Wolves 3
    Blackburn 1
  13. Brompton Wolf says:

    Wolfstroker.

    Let me know your choices of starter main and dessert and your full names. Seats are confirmed. Chuffed you are joining us.

    http://www.wolvesblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/APV-Menu.pdf

    Oh yeah, and the score is:

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    Wolves 3
    Blackburn 1
  14. StuWolf says:

    We’ve already done Blouses a huge favour one shitty Friday horrible night not so long ago, we gifted them 3 points that we should have had sewn up & done and dusted instead of playing some of our worst football this season.

    So, NO.
    Feck em, I want 3 points let Birmingham’s fate be in their own hands not ours. Let’s get some pride from this season, can PL take us higher than that boring KJ did, that way I will warm to him and start to believe.

    Feck the bluenoses, this is my club, they don’t do me any favours so why should they do Blue noses any favours.

    Wolves last won the FA Cup in 1960, I started supporting them the next season 1961 and my first game was …….Blackburn Rovers. Just because of that piece of Trivia I’m going for Clive’s 5-0 (sorry Clive they won’t score if Williamson and Stearman are paired up).

    Come on me babbies end this season on a high note.

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    Wolves 5
    Blackburn 0
  15. I think it would be beneficial at the stage in the season, now that relegation has been avoided, to give some of the younger players a chance tp prove themselves. The club [ as in Guru Thelwell ] keeps signing “ones for tomorrow “, so it seems to me to be the ideal opportunity to see just what ” tomorrow ” some of these guys have in the real world of Championship football. Giving good playing time to the likes of Wilson and Ennis, for example, must make a lot of sense, assuming they are fit to play.

    Anyway, whoever plays, Wolves 3 Blackburn 1.

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  16. The WitleyWanderer says:

    Missing this one, in York for the weekend to see Chris De Berg, don’t laugh it’s definitely compulsory. Hope you guys have a goal fest.

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    Wolves 3
    Blackburn 0
  17. Wolves success rate is running at about 40 Percent and Rovers at about 24 so wolves to win 2nil
    Although I wouldn’t be surprised at a home defeat at this upside down time of year
    Up the mighty wolves

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    Wolves 2
    Blackburn 0
  18. Wolf in Devon says:

    We rarely win the winnable games so I’ll go for a score draw. 2-2.

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    Wolves 2
    Blackburn 2
  19. Paul Tamworth says:

    We never win the easy games and I want Blues to go down, has anyone got a Blackburn shirt?

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    Wolves 1
    Blackburn 2
  20. Larry Talbot says:

    The best comment I ever heard about Tony Mowbray was his likeness to the character ‘Meddlesome Ratbag’ out of Viz magazine. So we surely can’t lose to that joyless misery.

    As for the match, yes it would be good to beat the chicken farmers of Blackburn but Jasper Carrot has enough problems looking like he does and is still in rehab from trying to figure out the rules of Golden Balls, without seeing his favourite team sink into D3. So let’s be kind for once, eh chaps.

    And lets face it, as obnoxious as Blue Noses are, a quick trip up the M6 is infinitely better than a run to Blackburn.

    So yeah we’re gonna win, and easily, but hopefully Harry can stuff the Villa and we can close the gap and end up as top Midlands team….cos nome of us recognise that bunch of wxxxxxxx from up the road.

    UTW

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    Wolves 3
    Blackburn 0
  21. CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH says:

    If our Mable asn’t got t barmcake and chips ready on t table went i get ome arll put her across t knee and dish out a damn good thrashing. And t bloody wippett best warch aart as bloody well. Then aarm of aart t bloody boozer for 20 pints of foaming Chorlton and t Wheelies best brew. On t way orm bloody put t bloody venkys windoors thru and wish Tim t bloody Sherwood were back at t ewood an Shearer. Then its Freddie t Flintoffs chip van fer Wood pigeon pie and hot pot. Then orme t gi Mable another seeing to. ……….. Here we see what has happened to Colin when the football team he supports- Blackburn Rovers- lose an important game of football.Normally a rational happy go lucky nice sort of chap, he has turned in to a petulant miserable sad human being wallowing in self pity and threatening the life of his pet wippet, Keith. We have all been there Colin. Chin up lad – there is always Scunthorpe away next season.

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  22. john Payne says:

    Hope our player don’t relax, they are playing for their places in next season’s squad, and they have only a few (is it 3 or 4?) chances to win 3-0………….

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    Wolves 3
    Blackburn 0
  23. I’m really torn on this one.
    Birmingham City.Mmmm. I said at the time and I still feel the same, that after what they did to that nice Mr Rowett, they deserve to go down. I didn’t really believe they would end up anywhere near it but here they are, with three games to go, deep in the doggie doo doo’s. Poetic justice indeed. To add to their discomfort, their fate rests, to a fair degree, in the hands of us and the Villa. You really could not make it up. Just beautiful.
    We can beat Blackburn, of course. But looking at our results at home against the struggling teams in the division, you wouldn’t put it on your acca’. And yes, I want us to win. I always want us to win and now the pressure’s off, I think we will. Sure, Blackburn need it more, but that need brings it’s own pressures and that could swing it our way.
    I too would like to see the blooding of more youngsters now the safety line has been crossed. Not enough to risk losing team cohesion, but some. Remember, we owe it to clubs fighting relegation to field our strongest team, even if that club is the hated Bluenoses.

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    Wolves 3
    Blackburn 1
  24. kiwiwolf says:

    Talk about the “Magical Mystery Tour” , would be a good choice for the intro.
    Lets hope we stick with the same team or just replace Lonergan.

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    Wolves 2
    Blackburn 1
    • Wokingham Welsh Wolf says:

      Same team plus Costa (hope we get to see him before he heads to the Prem) minus Lonergan for me too, Kiwi.

      COMBs!

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      Wolves 2
      Blackburn 1
  25. Sharmwolf says:

    An impressive win to seal the Venkeys’ fate.

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    Wolves 4
    Blackburn 1
  26. Clive from Houston says:

    Don’t give a flying rat’s arse who our opposition is, I always want us to win.
    We can get six easy points next season whichever team beginning with B stays up.
    Pressure off, pick the kids, Lambo, and let’s see who really wants to stay and get promotion with us next year.
    Costa will be a Wolves player for the foreseeable future.
    Guru from Texas has spoked!!!
    FOwb

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    Wolves 5
    Blackburn 1
  27. Bagsy says:

    I’m not buying into any of this ‘Wolves to lose so Birmingham go down’ nonsense. I want to see the Wolves win, regardless of what that does or doesn’t mean for other teams. Hopefully Marshall and Lambert can inflict a bit of the old boys curse that seems to strike us all too often.

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    Wolves 2
    Blackburn 0
  28. Twixfix says:

    Que sera sera…whatever will be will be….
    The Bluenoses fate and that of Blackburn is in their own hands….it’s got sweet Football Association to do with us.
    Must admit now I’m getting Molineux sickness with yet another Home game I’m missing…..
    Still I’ve got Brompton’s face splattered all over the E and S to remind me of the Bloggers Ballbash in May.
    Onto Sat and my late push to overtake Stuwolf in the Predict League continues.
    Mowbray will be desperate not to lose and it will be tough to score against a defence minded team.. hence

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    Wolves 1
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  29. Big bet with Arse nal mate means I need us at least 12th
    So no eff ing about with U 16s
    Grind it out boys

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    Wolves 1
    Blackburn 0
  30. Tipton Exile says:

    Like most of us I would like to see the Bluenose’s relegated but I think they are shit enough to do that for themselves.

    With a bit of luck we will see the beginings of next season’s intensity and give Blackburn’s chickens a bit of a roasting.

    Going for a decent win for once

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    Wolves 4
    Blackburn 1
  31. DancesWithWolves says:

    Like a few of us above I don’t buy this tactical nonsense of losing to one team to make sure a bigger enemy goes down. They are all the same enemy to me. As far as I’m concerned, we are preparing for promotion and every game counts on that road, even if we can’t do much about our final position in the table this season. I want to look back on our recent form as the cornerstone of the start of our revival. I don’t want to spoil our record by playing silly buggers with tactical results.

    I don’t expect Costa to pay for us again and that should give a chance to someone else. I really hope there is strong competition for Costa because that’s more profit for us, to be re-invested wisely by Lambert. I also don’t expect to hear anything specific about Costa leaving, as there is every chance a deal has been agreed with a confidentiality clause imposed.

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    • Just pointing out that if a deal has been agreed, there won’t be any competition, so no auction, unfortunately. But I also fear the worst regarding Senor Costa.

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  32. DancesWithWolves says:

    Woops, forgot the score. 3-1 to us.

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    Wolves 3
    Blackburn 1
  33. spikeyboy says:

    We must finish above the vile or it costs me 5 quid and a lot of pride.
    Blue noses will beat them and we will beat blackbum grovellers .
    Then its one point of the big headed w#####s with a game in hand.
    OH YES !!!!!!!

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    Wolves 2
    Blackburn 0
  34. robin says:

    Couldn’t care who goes down.
    Do care that we win.

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    Wolves 4
    Blackburn 0
  35. vicsmith says:

    What a load of bull …Let the opposition win my bottom !!! That would be so unprofessional and probably worthless as there will be no guarantees that Brum would go down. My only concern is that we seem to go to pieces against opposition lower in the table. Let’s go for some consistency. After all a lot of the players should be trying to impress the boss that they are needed at Wolves.
    Fingers crossed for a decent win.

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    Wolves 3
    Blackburn 1
  36. sevlow says:

    Going to be difficult to predict this one. Blackburn will be desperate to win which will leave us to do what we do well – counter attack with speed. All we need is to convert our chances and we could see a goal fest.

    On the other hand….we could get hammered.

    Who knows?

    Not me

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    Wolves 3
    Blackburn 3
  37. Border Wolf says:

    Couldn’t give a toss about other clubs, I just want to finish as strongly as we can.

    Come on Wolves

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    Wolves 2
    Blackburn 1
  38. Cannock Wolf says:

    looking forward to a no pressure game and a comfortable win.

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    Wolves 3
    Blackburn 1
  39. wolfman jack says:

    Blackburn is one of the few English clubs I’ve never seen play live and, apart from one year, I’m not sure I missed much. Comfortable home win.

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    Wolves 3
    Blackburn 0
  40. CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH says:

    Last time Mombray was ere was
    With that shower of fuckin shite from Sandwell. Deserves a fuckin good kickin just for that !

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  41. Exiledwolf says:

    There is absolutely no pressure on Wolves tomorrow but they still have a job of work to do. I have no sentiment for either Blackburn or Blues other than the former is our opposition – so let’s beat them.

    I hope it’s a good game for those going tomorrow.

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    Wolves 3
    Blackburn 1
  42. Mark G Davies says:

    There is probably only one relegation spot left with Wigan maybe doomed, my preference would be result to get the local Nottingham Forest into the bottom three, although it would be shooting myself in the foot, as its a sure on 6 points next season, and only 30 minutes from home.
    So I`ll join the other bloggers and hope Blues give Arry a dose of severe indigestion, whatever the outcome of Saturdays results overall.
    Blackburn have to go for the 3 points, so should make for an interesting game, and maybe some space for our electric paced strikers to bag a few goals.

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    Wolves 3
    Blackburn 0
  43. Looneytune says:

    We have lots to play for tomorrow, some players playing for their future, a win on home soil, being top dog out of the three midland clubs, playing for pride, playing for the superb fans who have endured a roller coaster of a season especially at home, playing for the three points, playing for the shirt.
    Feel sorry for Blackburn, can’t see them coming back from division 1 any time soon if they get relegated, reminds me of our near demise under the Batti brothers and that memory will never fade. Some fans want the Blues to go down, does not make much sense to me, I look forward to the local games and wish that we were all there in the premier league. Hoping for once that the returning player curse works in our favour tomorrow and Marshall scores but knowing our luck it will be an own goal?

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    Wolves 3
    Blackburn 1
    • Looneytune says:

      Forgot to add my condolences to Ugo Ehiogu’s family, what a shock it must have been to his wife and kids. Never met the man but from what I have seen and heard he was very well liked in and out of the game, I am sure both sets of fans on Sunday will respond in the correct manner, it does focus ones mind on how precious life is and how quick it can be taken away, deepest sympathies RIP Ugo.

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  44. Johnok says:

    I say let’s stuff them,and leave the blouses to their own devices.
    They’ve got a tough run in
    anyway.
    Like most wolves fans I want 4 wins UTW.

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    Wolves 2
    Blackburn 1
  45. Clive from Houston says:

    ‘Scuse my iggorance, but I seem to remember something about not throwing games in the little rule book.
    Also fines and bans and points deductions and off with their heads scenarios.
    Just sayin’……….

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  46. Bedford Wolf says:

    April 22nd, on this day……………

    1937 Bert Williams made the last of his 420 appearances for Wolves

    1959 Billy Wright made the last of his 541 appearances as we beat Leicester 3-0 to seal the League title for the second year in a row

    1961 we won 5-1 (Clive?) away at Arsenal to become the only team to have scored 100 league goals in four consecutive seasons – a record that still stands of course.

    1967 we beat Bury 4-1 to seal promotion back to the top division with goals from Wharton, Burnside and The Doog (2)

    2017 …………………………Bedford Wolf will be in the APV around 1pm

    OODCL

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    • Twixfix says:

      Hiya Bedford …could you double check the 1937 statement …I thought he played after that…

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      • Bedford Wolf says:

        Well done Wilson, I was wondering who’d be the first to spot that one.

        1957.

        Off to hang my head in shame in a darkened room.

        See you on 6th May.

        2017!

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        • robin says:

          There was no European football in the 1930’s Bedford….
          It began post war.
          It was a well known fact that Major Buckley gave the lads ‘speed’ before they played their away European games….

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          • Bedford Wolf says:

            Robin – have I missed summat? Did I mention European football? This is getting too bizarre even for me!

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          • robin says:

            Sorry Bedford, was still on the last thread, (in my head), about managers….
            So mistook Bert Williams & Frank Buckley……

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  47. Steve Showcase says:

    Dicko’ s on a roll ..expect to see 3 youngsters on the bench he would play them all..this is the game for that ..eeeeeaaaaassssy win

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    Wolves 4
    Blackburn 1
  48. CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH says:

    RIP EGU EGIOUGU Apologies about the name but no humab bein age 44 doe deserve death it ay right

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  49. Clive from Houston says:

    You are at it again Bedders
    You cannot even remember the team, in 1937, and you were there!!!

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    • Bedford Wolf says:

      Haggerty F, Ferris, Noble, Codren, Davis, Crapper, Sullivan, O’Grady, Kembell, Hacker and Davitt.

      That were the team.

      With apologies to M.Palin.

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      • Clive from Houston says:

        Oops
        Forgot you collect programs of every match you attend……………

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        • RickRack Wolves says:

          Being just a mere whippersnapper (60’s child) and with with an impertinent and intriguing mind. How much was a programme back in 1937? Could you exchange say a ferret for a programme? What was the media printed on? did you still get the same programme seller coming into the APV as still comes into The Stile pre-match?

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          • I think when Bedders started attending, the match info was etched onto stone tablets and cost the princely sum of three groats.

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            • Bedford Wolf says:

              Now look here you rotten lot I am a mild and gentle soul who wouldn’t say boo to a goose. A sensitive sort of chap. I have been known to cry at sad films and on my journey to Molineux this afternoon I will, as usual, have tears in my eyes as I listen to Ed Sheeran’s song ‘Perfect’. I am nice, well mannered and an all round generally lovely sort. I was even born on All Saints Day that’s how angelic and saintly I am.

              With all that in mind could I please request, with all due respect of course, that you all feck off!

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            • Brompton Wolf says:

              Or even 3 goats.

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  50. Telford Wolf says:

    Home win.

    And remember what our mate from Featherstone predicted last week ” If Costa wears the shirt again…..”

    Oh Paul!!!

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  51. slider says:

    Blackburn need the 3 points doe they. This is a weakness we can exploit. Play with freedom and play with pride. Catching the villa is a far better prize that sinkin the blues.

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  52. Ash K says:

    Would love a clean sheet and a goal or two from our strikers – plenty of time for a holiday and rest in the off season.

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  53. Mosman Wolf says:

    These are the games that I worry about – at home to a team that we should beat.

    We need to be attacking at home and go for it – two up front and goals two weeks in a row from Dicko.

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  54. We’re safe, they’re scrapping for every point. We had a fantastically unexpected win. The team played with heart and soul. Nouha scored. Everything points to a Blackburn win. (Still can’t predict a loss).

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  55. StuWolf says:

    The transfer window opens July 1st, this looks tasty, Nuneaton just down the road, a great opportunity to gauge Lambert’s intent if he’s still here.

    https://thenationalleague.org.uk/news/details.php?news_id=20451

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  56. BARDWolf says:

    Will only accept a longer comment –> End of Season

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  57. Clive from Houston says:

    Yo, Brompto, living as you do on the side of the M62, you obviously know all about goats, and sheep, and other “domestic” creatures, dont you?
    Did you get a new pair of wellies for Christmas?

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  58. theDOOGooder says:

    I’m listening to ‘Fighting Talk’ on Radio 5 Live.

    They asked the listeners to text in the name of the best player in the Football League.

    I voted for the winner.

    Can anybody guess who it was?

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  59. theDOOGooder says:

    Damn!

    You were listening, weren’t you!

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  60. Bedford Wolf says:

    The early morning rain subsided to be replaced by glorious sunshine as I set off from Bedford at around 10.45am. The omens are good. First song on the radio? Gold by Spandau Ballet. Next song Pilot and Magic – ho ho ho they’re magic, you know, Dicko, Costa, Saiss-o. Then next up Elvis Costello with Lambert’s Army – ok ok so I changed the words but who cares? Lambert’s army are on their way……..

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  61. DancesWithWolves says:

    Just saw the line-up for today. Costa still injured, officially, but presumably sold. Don’t tell me sold to the Baggies, as one bookie’s site suggests? Surely Mendes has better sense? I know from my Chelsea mates that they have been watching him. We will soon know.

    I’m still going with my 3-1 prediction today even though Blackburn are desperate Dan and we are safe. In fact I hope we step up our tempo in every match now, smash ’em all, get the winning habit. Get Dicko back to his best scoring form and expect 20-goals plus next season from him.

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  62. Adrian says:

    Hoping for an unbeaten run till the end of the season, but who knows with this team?

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  63. theDOOGooder says:

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  64. Exiledwolf says:

    By the sound of it, not a lot to get excited about today. The next three games will be a good chance to give some of the squad players a chance to shine.

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  65. StuWolf says:

    Below is tnefull 90 minutes action from today’s game.

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  66. colin says:

    Obviously she is looking for the end of season Bloggers Ball poster.

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  67. You’ve got to get it off your chest before the official verdict! Utter garbage. Either Lambert had a deal with his ex team or we are just shite.

    A season best forgotten like the last one! Can’t believe the ineptitude of our midfield& front players this afternoon.

    Looked a tad more assured at the back with Williamson & Steers. Saiss garbage, Morgan Gibbs White can’t see why he’s brought on not yet up to it. Jon Dadi lost his mojo, Weimann just runs & runs. Edwards club legend or not he hasn’t the ability to change the game. Awful Wolves an afternoon in the sun wasted! Cavaleiro also looked totally off his game.

    I just cannot believe why Lambert won’t play Jon Dadi & Dicko together as Nouah did look OK in snatches 1st half. Lambert’s over cautious approach will be his & the team’s undoing. Hope things happen at the Club in the summer as this ain’t good enough.

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    • Your right re: Lambett I’m starting to think he’s more of a problem than the solution…utter garbage today I was seriously thinking of going at HALF time yeah seriously.

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    • john Payne says:

      I’ve thought that a Dicko / Dadi pairing was an obvious winner for months, but as with the midfield, problem PL just doesn’t seem to like creative solutions. Mainly because he felt it necessary to bolster the defence at the expense of attacking options.
      What a mess; we haven’t truly dominated a game all season as far as I remember, and until we can we won’t be up there with Newcastle and Brighton.

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  68. Bedford Wolf says:

    After 85 minutes I had had enough and made for home. Not one shot on target, only a handful of wayward efforts off target (all from Saiss) – not even a corner kick. And all against a poor side threatened with relegation.

    Anyone going on Tuesday night or to Derby I salute you and good luck!

    Lonergan – can’t kick, can’t catch, doesn’t dominate the six yard box let alone the penalty area and is one of the worst keepers I’ve ever seen at Wolves (and I saw Boswell!) 4

    Coady – ok 5.5
    Williamson – very little to do 5.5
    Stearman – very little to do 5.5
    Doherty – injured after 19 minutes n/a

    Marshall – did OK and delivers a good ball 5.5
    Saiss – ok and at least tried to score, but left exposed by Edwards’ usual headless chicken act 6
    Edwards – should never play in a 442 system, in fact should never play in any system 4
    Saville – actually did OK but one paced, filled in at left back when Doherty went off 5.5

    Weimann – tried very hard and worked his socks off but did little else of note 5.5
    Dicko – did OK and I was surprised he went off at half time 5

    Bodvarsson – ok-ish but no goal threat 5
    Cavaleiro – I really want him to to do well and the £7m player we all hoped he would be but he was awful 4
    Gibbs-White – quite lively when he came on 5.5

    Overall 5/10

    Best bit of the day was meeting up with Stu & Jen in the North Bank bar and Ian & Sue (Newark Wolves) both there and in the North Bank concourse at half-time.

    OODCL

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    • Bedders the only thing that kept my interest and stopped me going at half time was the tidy female steward I was chatting to…….and no that end like the game….in disappointment.

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    • sevlow says:

      Bedford – I know you don’t rate Dangerous Dave but recognise that he has scored more goals than our so-called strikers – 10

      Pretty good for a midfielder who you don’t even want to play in a Wolves shirt.

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      • Bedford Wolf says:

        sevlow – the issue though as I see it, and it’s only my opinion of course and what do I, or any of us really know?, is that maybe if we had had a real midfield with proper footballers our strikers might have had the service required to enable them to score the goals.

        We have had issues all over the pitch this season – centre of defence, up front – but the midfield is the real key to winning games. They are the heart and soul of a team. Our midfield this season has been almost exclusively filled with workhorses and runners. People like Edwards, Evans, Price, Saville and, earlier in the season, Coady. No quality, no flair, no creativity, no footballers. Will Hughes at Derby and Alex Pritchard at Norwich (who WE should have signed from Spuds) are midfielders of the level and calibrate required by a club aiming for promotion.

        I admire Edwards’ energy and his knack of occasionally bundling the ball home or glancing in a header but feel that his best position is on the bench ready to come on towards the end of a game when fresh legs are required or when we need to chase and close down to protect a lead rather than in the starting eleven and certainly not as captain. I never thought I’d see the day when the captain of Wolves is a midfielder who cannot control the ball when it is passed to him, or beat an opponent, or pass the ball or score from outside the box. He also seems incapable of playing in any recognised position regardless of the formation as all I ever see him doing is run around all over the place but as a result is always out of position. Today he was supposed to sit alongside Saiss as the central 2 in a 442 but for most of the game I was closer to Saiss and I was sitting in the North Bank.

        I would prefer a midfielder who scores none but creates 20 goals for our strikers than one who scores 10 but creates none.

        Like I say though it’s all opinion and at the end of the day we all want the same thing – Wolves winning matches and regaining our rightful place in the top division.

        OODCL

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        • john Payne says:

          I agree entirely about Edwards and our lack of midfield creativity which has starved the forwards of scoring opportunities. Finally after the match PL says maybe he needs to freshen things up.
          He seems to have been trying to play safe using reliable carthorses, but surely knows that to be at the top next season we need quality additions to the squad.

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        • sevlow says:

          I think we are all aware of the failings in this team, and yes, we would all love a creative midfielder but we have to use what we have at the moment.

          We are all experts when it comes to Wolves and how to run a football club, we all see where the weaknesses and strengths are.

          Hopefully by the start of next season we will have a decent centre half, a creative midfielder and a 20 plus striker…..we we can all dream can’t we?

          😉

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  69. nige3367 says:

    This really does not bode well for next season..
    I got shouted down on the last blog for suggesting this squad is simply nowhere near the standard required and that 3 or 4 players simply wont be enough..
    Lambert is not the answer and this squad of overblown league one players aren’t either..
    Any chance of a refund Fosun… ??

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  70. Went today, as I managed to persuade my boss to let me finish earlier, boy do I wish I hadn’t. More of the same infact it was like I was back in Asthon Gate Bristol the football was the same huff it and if that doesn’t work well…….erm…..yeah I know huff it again.

    Lambertt is starting to worry me more than this squad because his formation and tactics and well I say game plan……what game plan…?

    Edwards again in midfield, all you Edwards fan yes his goals and may be just may be at a real push give him a number 10 role every now and then but MIDFIELD………really I mean really he passed the ball to the left and to the right and then to the left oh and back to the defence and oh yeah across the pitch to the left and to the right to the left and to the right to the right and then………….yes guess yeah to the left again no wonder Frank Lampards retired.

    And do you know what Blackburn were truly awful absolutly awful and we made them look as average as we are.

    People and Lambert are saying there won’t be a lot of arrivals well I’m telling you then there won’t be a promotion either the trouble with all the arrival s last summer was none of them had Championship experience with I along with thousands of other Wolves fans pointed out to deaf ears.

    And again no Costa……ill quote Johnny Rotten from the Sex pistols last gig in the U. S.A in 1978 ” every get the felling you’ve been cheated ” yes John every day of being a Wolves supporter..!

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  71. CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH says:

    Bloke a few rows from me actually went to sleep. Snoring an everything. Got to last few mins I wouldn’t av bin borhered if they scored and put the small heath wankers in bottom 3.

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  72. Steve Showcase says:

    Writing on the wall for the big carve up for nxt season..not sure who’s totally safe and the omission of Costa I hope (is really) to do with injury..

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    • Steve, there won’t be one carve up that is or promotion because Lambertt cannot see the wood for the trees.

      He’s another one having the wool pulled over his eyes just look at the evidence oaks Edwards, Batth and Evans contracts. Believes we are not that far away……….from what League One.

      To much and to many people in cushy jobs at Wolves, players, coaches directors and yes even the manager……..average…….average…….and more average next season and beyond.

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      • nige3367 says:

        Bang on..
        Despite what Lambert says.
        Too many average people in good jobs happy to play Championship football…
        Forget the Greed League cos they would all be out of a job and they know it..
        Fosun haven’t a clue… No Jeff again today he is back in China so the muppets can do what they please..

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  73. someblokeontinterweb says:

    Dear Jeff, listen to the real fans you need a new structure from top to bottom i.e. Manager a real manager NOT a head coach new back room staff who know the game and about 10 new players. If you do not take this action it will be another same old same old season. You have had one season to bed in now man up and spend what needs to be spent on getting to the Premiership, alternatively bow out and leave.

    This set up of players and staff just do not have what it takes.

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