Bolton Wanderers Vs Wolves Preview

Nuno would never admit it but his side effectively wrapped up the title last weekend.

One point is needed for certainty but it would take a dramatic sequence of events to deny Wolves the trophy with a goal difference buffer of 13 to lean on in the unlikely event of 7 results going against them.

Still, it would be nice to get the confirmation tomorrow to trigger a possible trophy presentation at Molineux next weekend.

We go in as red hot favourites for the win.

Bolton

The Trotters don’t have maths on their side just yet and need to accumulate a few more points from their remaining games to stay up.

Barnsley are only two back with a game in hand. Blues are sandwiched in the middle locked on the same points as Wanderers and only trailing by virtue of the two goals Wolves put past them last weekend.

After tomorrow Bolton’s remaining two games are favourable – away at Burton and home to Forest. It’s looking like another photo finish.

Wolves recorded their biggest win of the season in the reverse fixture at Molineux contributing to Bolton’s status as the worst performing away team in the division with just one win from 22 matches.

They nearly snatched a seismic victory at Oakwell last weekend, but in trademark style couldn’t hold on in injury time.

Wolves

I haven’t heard anything about Ivan Cavaleiro’s injury as I write this, but it looked like a hamstring tweak so assuming he’s done for the season.

Fortunately, Helder Costa has been back to his best lately and with Jota too looking sharper than he has for a while, we’ve got plenty of cover.

It would be nice to see Bonatini sign off the season with a few goals, but I’d start Benik.

Should we get the point we need tomorrow, it will be interesting to see if Nuno gives game time to some of the more peripheral figures in the remaining matches.

Predictions

This is a fixture we notoriously struggle to win but surely there will never be a better chance than now?

Not even the Bolton hoodoo, the curse of the former players and their appetite for the result can stop this Wolves side if they produce a performance.

I’m backing us for a 14th away win.

2-1.

Up The Wolves!

Comments

  1. Bedford Wolf (now for the title!) says:

    7-1 to Wolves is a score that always resonates well with me.

    I still remember the thrill as a 9 year old when we beat Cardiff 7-1 in 1966 just a month or so after England’s World Cup victory. Ah life was sweet back then.

    A few years later we beat Chelsea by the same score-line at Molineux.

    In between there had been a couple of thrilling 7-1 (aggregate) victories in our wonderful UEFA Cup campaign. First we saw off Academica Coimbra of Portugal 3-0 at home and 4-1 away. Then we despatched ADO Den Haag of Holland 3-1 away and 4-0 at home.

    So tomorrow I am going for the same score. 7-1 to Wolves. On aggregate.

    Oh and the much maligned Benik Afobe to score. Again.

    Grandchild number 4 is still refusing to come forth into the world so the plan now is for the little chap to make an induced appearance on Saturday. Imagine that? Another wonderful bundle of joy on the same day the mighty Wolves clinch the title! Now THAT will be champion. My suggestion of Campeao (Portuguese for ‘champion’) as a name for the lad has so far fallen on deaf ears.

    Good luck to Thomas who is running the London Marathon on Sunday. Whether you complete the course or not or do it in under 4 hours or take 4 days you are an absolute hero Thomas. Well done that man!

    OODCL

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    • Thomas says:

      Thanks mate. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your support and everyone else that’s sent me good wishes and/or donated to my fundraising efforts.

      I’ve now more or less reached my target, which is a timely boost ahead of running what looks a difficult race in the scorching heat. There’s still time to donate if anyone can spare a few shackles:

      https://whizz-kidz-london-marathon18.everydayhero.com/uk/thomas

      Best of luck on the arrival of grandchild 4 mate. I hope it all runs smoothly and we’re all celebrating come Monday.

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      • Brompton Wolf says:

        I shall certainly donate mate. If you beat my PB (which was achieved as long ago as 1986 I add) of 3:37:42, then I shall even donate an extra sum!!

        Good luck for the run mate, enjoy the atmopsphere, it is amazing.

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        • Brompton Wolf says:

          Oh yeah and the prediction is the same as the November game at the Mol:

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          Wolves 5
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        • Thomas says:

          Thanks Brompton. Your dosh and kind words are greatly appreciated mate. I’m hoping to run around your PB, but the weather might scupper those efforts.

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          • Vladimir says:

            Best of luck, Thomas!

            London marathon has unexpectedly been brought up to my attention couple days ago. A girl is flying all the way from The Big Smoke on Sunday to visiting me in Bulgaria (yes, it’s a date!) and she’s been nervous whether she could reach the airport freely, fearing shut down roads and possible re-routes.

            As for the game – no pressure, no bogey teams. Wolves to win and to be crowned champions vs Wednesday at Molineux.

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      • theDOOGooder says:

        Best of luck mate!

        I hope it all goes to plan.

        I don’t know anything about long distance running. The furthest I’ve run is a school cross country and most of that was on the back of the local milkman’s electric float.

        One thing I really don’t understand is when you ‘hit the wall’.

        Why the hell don’t you just run round it?

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    • peterobbo says:

      7-1 is a good score Bedford and I remember Wolves beating Man City by that score at Molineux perhaps some time in the 70s? Scorers included Waggie amongst others.

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  2. Sevlow says:

    Yes, let’s get this title won – and in style.

    Like all games in this division, it will not be easy but then we are streets ahead in quality, fight, spirit etc etc

    Up the Wolves!

    🙂

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    • Karlir-Johanarnt Kristjanson says:

      A very interesting game for both parties. What’s worrying me more, is the rumor that Liverpool is just about to seal a deal with Neves for 30 mill. He’s worth at least 50 mill, and it is not a smart move selling him to a rival, to one of the contenders for one of the champions league spots.

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      • Let’s not forget. Nuno has not only coached Porto but also coached in the Champions League and he has a good idea how his squad compares to the best teams in the world that he has coached against.
        He knows where Wolves main weaknesses are and probably has a good idea where we will slot into the Premier League table with who we currently have and what we need to get nearer the top.

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      • Norsk Wolf says:

        The rumours are generated by mainly one source the guy Alves……there are teams that can take this fellah down and it wouldn’t be that expensive.

        We owe Bolton big style from the Battle of Burnden amongst other games…….lets send them packing all the way down to League 1

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  3. Thomas says:

    PL table is up to date chaps:

    http://www.wolvesblog.com/prediction-league

    I’m aware that there’s still kinks in the system (which I vow to get resolved over the summer) so apologies if you think your score isn’t quite right. I know the prediction count column is wrong for everyone. But please only contact me about your points if you’re properly in the shake-up at the top as I have to manually correct errors in the scores and it’s a time consuming exercise.

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  4. Burbage Wolf says:

    Thomas good luck for London, I’ve done it twice, so can appreciate what you’ve already put yourself through and what you will be putting yourself through!

    I generally only read the blog, but will endeavour to comment more in future as it is my first Wolves read each day and has true Wolves fans commenting on it.

    Good write up of Notlob match and here’s to a 3-0 victory.

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    • Thomas says:

      Thanks for the kind words mate. Very much appreciated.

      I got up to 22 miles in my training so feel confident, although the weather has thrown a spanner in the works. Just got to pace it right as I’ve never ran the distance before.

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      • Dorset Wolf says:

        Good luck Thomas on Sunday have only been on the blog since September last year it has been great met some great people.
        Thanks for making it possible.
        Wolves Aye We

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  5. Paulcooksleftpeg says:

    Let’s wrap it up in style away win again even though Bolton will be fighting??

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  6. CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH says:

    I hope the FAT BASTARD McGinlay is in the stands tomorrow to witness the CHAMPIONS piss all over his parade. A 30 yard screamer from Ruben will cannon off the cross bar and shoot in to the press box thus knocking FAT BASTARDS fucking teeth all over the place. At the same time the unusual warm weather will ensure a rare plague of locusts will descend on to the Macron Stadium just as the Bolton fans are singing ‘super John McGinlay’ acting like a blanket so that noise coming from their horrible Peter Kay gobs is stifled. The FAT BASTARD will be on his knees in Row S 7 looking for his displaced teeth and emerges just in time to see IVAN THE GREAT bash home the opening goal. The hapless Bolton defence , distraught because FAT BASTARD no longer has any teeth, are all over the place as WWFC romp home 4-0. After the game Nuno said “As I have assumed God-like status I ordered the locusts to come. And they did. I am sorry John McGinlay has no teeth but being unable to eat for a bit will enable the fat git to lose weight. There are no celebrations. I want 104 points. I may allow some more beer in the dressing room after the game next week. I thank the fans”. John McGinlay said “The boy Ruben is getting my dentists bill. Luckily I am so fat and ugly having no teeth will not make much difference”. WWFC 4 FAT BASTARD 0.

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    • RickRack (Keep calm & drink Banks's) Wolves says:

      Cheesie,
      I’m with you re Fatty Bathtub – I will hate Noblot for ever for the fact that John “dunderhead” McGinlay played for them.
      Just hope we don’t get the same ref with no bolox from that day.

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  7. Burbage Wolf says:

    Thomas, I ran the marathon in 2011 & 2012 and it was quite warm, so on the day picked a bottle up at first water station and carried it with me taking small sips regularly, when empty threw it away and picked up another bottle, small sips often really helps and there are plenty of water stations. Just run as your body feels and enjoy the occasion as this is the best marathon in the world!

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  8. DancesWithWolves says:

    Good luck in the Marathon Thomas. I just chipped in a bit to speed you on your way. Bear in mind the weather, gonna be pretty hot in London. It’s the taking part that’s important rather than the result or even finishing. Drink even more water than you planned to.

    Big news this morning that Wenger is leaving Arsenal at the end of the season. That may put paid to our chances of signing Wilshire. It’s even put the spotlight on Nuno, he’s one of the bookies’ candidates to replace Wenger.

    I checked my BetVictor account at the weekend to see if they were paying out on my 16-1 bet for the title. No. Tightwads. It’s well neigh impossible for us NOT to get the title even if we don’t get another point. The good news though is that I’d forgotten the number of different bets I’d made at 16-1. There was one on 31st May I’d forgotten before I got a few on in early June. The main reason for multiple bets was that they were not being accepted over a certain amount.

    I’m chuffed about the Prediction League. I’m up to 5th now, only two points off top. I’m going for the title now! This makes for a nerve wracking time when making predictions. Here goes for Bolton. Afobe to possibly get a brace with Costa on the score sheet too. We might concede one to a desperate Bolton side. 3-1

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    • Bedford Wolf (now for the title!) says:

      Bet365 paid out my money for us winning the title a couple of days ago.

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      • Brompton Wolf says:

        They haven’t paid me yet!!!!!

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        • theDOOGooder says:

          That’s because they need to take out a loan from The Money Shop in order to afford to pay you!

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          • Brompton Wolf says:

            lol. I will check my bank acct tonight when I get in from work.

            I MIGHT tell the wife if it’s in, just MIGHT though.

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            • DancesWithWolves says:

              BetVictor has been my lucky bookie. I got 6-1 on Brexit and 4-1 on loudmouth Trump. Not personal choices, I just thought this was how things would work out. Wolves at 16-1 was very different, very emotional, I deliberately went for the big one rather than just a promotion.

              Early days for next season, we have to see who leaves and who comes in. I’m thinking top six at the moment, but if we get the signings right, who knows….

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    • Thomas says:

      Thank you mate for the kind words and the donation. Chuffed to have surpassed my target with the support of this great community we’ve all created. Sounds like you’ve got a few quid to spare with those pre-season bets mind 🙂

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  9. Can I bet against Nuno going to Arsenal? This just shows how mutually beneficial all of these Mendes signings have been.

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  10. Let’s not forget. Nuno has not only coached Porto but also coached in the Champions League and he has a good idea how his squad compares to the best teams in the world that he has coached against.
    He knows where Wolves main weaknesses are and probably has a good idea where we will slot into the Premier League table with who we currently have and what we need to get nearer the top.

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  11. Brompton Wolf says:

    How many are going to Sheff Wed game on the 28th?

    Where we meeting again and at what time? I only ask as I am too lazy to scroll through previous threads to find what was arranged!

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    • Thomas says:

      I echo this question as I’ve got lost trying to catch up on previous threads. Would be great to see everyone before the Sheff Weds game.

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      • Bedford Wolf (now for the title!) says:

        Thomas – you are more than welcome to join us for a drink at The Novotel and at the Italian that evening.

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    • Bedford Wolf (now for the title!) says:

      Before the game I guess we will have a drink or two in the Novotel – the Wolves ‘deal’ includes a free drink and as Mrs BW can’t drink anymore I’m having hers! – and then afterwards we are eating at the Rosso e Nero Italian restaurant at 730pm. There are 24 of us at the Italian including at least 7 I’ve never met before.

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  12. The Newt says:

    I started supporting the club back in the 80’s when we were in the old Fourth Division and the first real crushing disappointment I felt was losing THAT game against Bolton in the playoffs. I’ve nothing against Bolton who are a proud old club like us but the thought of John McGinlay still winds me up to this day.

    Perhaps if we could get the point to win the title at their place in front of McGinlay it would be karma for his cheating all those years ago.

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  13. Graham from Horsham says:

    Tomorrow will confirm us as champions l have no doubt. Could be quite an intersting game given the need for Bolton to get some more points on the board. However; unfortunately for them, it won’t be at our expense.

    Three goals and a clean sheet l feel in my water.

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  14. Portuguese Men of Wolves says:

    Good Luck Thomas , wear your wolves shirt , I’ll look for you on TV.

    COYW (and Thomas)

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    • Thomas says:

      Thanks mate.

      I wish I could but I’ll likely be sporting a lime green running vest supplied by the charity.

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  15. I’m going tomorrow my last game this season as I’m working next weekend. I’m hoping we can do what Chelsea did a few years back an clinch the title tomorrow I prefer to watch Wolves away always have don’t know why we’ll I do the football at the Molineux League one and this season apart has been dire at times even the Merlin years.

    I think I feel more of a bond away from home and even when we have lost the fans always sing and make the most of the day out.

    Anyway the game . This season this team has broken every curse in the book and I expect them to do the same tomorrow Nuno has no time for what’s happened in the past he has no fear or time for curses he just prepares the team as normal to go out and play and win a football match wether its Bolton or Barcelona

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  16. theDOOGooder says:

    This is going to be a walk in the park for us.

    Would have been Burnden Park a few years ago.

    I don’t like it when football clubs move grounds and/or rename them.

    The Baseball Ground, Highbury, Maine Road, Highfield Road, Upton Park (or The Boleyn Ground for all you pedants out there), Filbert Street, The Manor Ground… the list goes on and the memories come flooding back.

    Roker Park, there’s another one.

    The scene of our last match in the Championship.

    Well, it’s The Stadium of Light now – but what’s in a name?

    See you there.

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    • Brompton Wolf says:

      I was looking forward to going to Saint Mary’s next season so Southampton best pull their finger out.

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    • RickRack (Keep calm & drink Banks's) Wolves says:

      Doog,
      haven’t been to “the stadium of light (or darkness as it might be known after 6th May)!” before but I remember “the rocker roar” – I reckon it’ll be “the stadium subdued sigh” this year
      Come on mi babies

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  17. Teddy Eley says:

    And with the point we go up as champions

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  18. shrewd simon says:

    Here’s to hoping the team do not have the same mind set as my own

    A monster hangover?

    Following what has been a near perfect season to go to the Macron in search of a point to become Champions all feels a little bit of an anti climax ….

    As such if my own apathy is replicated we will struggle …

    The cure as they say is another drink ……

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  19. vicsmith says:

    I believe only complacency can stop us from winning this game and I cannot see Nuno let that happen. I think a 2-0 scoreline will do us fine

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  20. Twixfix says:

    There’s only one real winner tomorrow … and that’s StevieBoy Brompton….. don’t let them hoods from Bet@@@ welch on the winnings mate …. absolutely brilliant faith shown in WWFC at the start of the season… reap the rewards buddy.

    Good look Thomas in the London … I’ll try and spot you in your green onesie… amongst the 26000 others… keep a steady pace to start with and save your energy for the latter stages…. try to keep focused too as for sure your head and body will be nagging at you to stop…

    Wolves to pummel the Macron Aces … payback John McGinlay ..

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    • Thomas says:

      Thanks Twix. If you do spot me be careful. I’m so pale it’s like staring directly at the sun an you’ll probably go blind and miss the trophy presentation.

      Appreciate the support mate.

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  21. Bagsy says:

    Let’s secured the title on style and stick one over Bolton.

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  22. Cannock wolf says:

    Not been a happy hunting ground for us over the years but tomorrow will be different. We will win the Championship in style tomorrow.
    OODCL

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  23. Old and Wise (JHP) says:

    Easy win for us, we could well win all our remaining fixtures.

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  24. Clive from Houston says:

    Stop whining about the temperature, Thomas, 75 degrees is jeans and coat weather over here!
    I love Bolton, they are the only team so far this season who have bothered to get my prediction correct.
    So, just gotta go same again.
    5-1 to Nunohampton Wanderers

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    • Thomas says:

      I’ve never seen you in anything other than shorts old mucker so I know you’re having a larf.

      Here’s hoping 54CLIVE lightning strikes twice in the same season against Notlob.

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  25. StuWolf says:

    I don’t think for one iota that these players that have been kicked, poked, prodded, pushed and treated downright badly will consider taking their foot off the gas with the Champions title outright within their grasp. They will want this, all the Jonny foreigners will want to prove their point to the nupmties at Boro, Leeds, Villa and Cardiff, we can play in the rain, we can tale a kick and (give it back) we can skate and waltz around your thuggery on snow and ice. We’ve won the league on merit, we were not given it on a platter, our stats in doing so are amazing, certainly not stats we’ve seen at the end of a season for many a year.
    So away day tomorrow, I’m in Paul Featherstone’s camp here, I love the away games far more, because new songs are invented and tried out away from home and the banter is amazing.
    Bloody good luck on Sunday Thomas, i tried to be clever with my donation but ended up looking like a blue meanie, still it’s the thought that counts. Have a great race, I love people getting off their arse and doing stuff for other folk. So Well done.

    For me, it’s feckin simple.

    Bolton 0- 3 Wolves, they want points, we want points, but we’re too strong.

    Thank you me Bambinos

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    • AmberWolf says:

      Stu,

      I Love your passion, it certainly comes across in your post. Agree 100% with what u have said.

      We deserve to be champions and all the moaning whingers should shut the feck up, and give us the credit and complements we deserve.

      Hope we thrash them heavily.

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    • Thomas says:

      Thanks Stu. You’ve given generously mate and I really appreciate the support. Enjoy your day out.

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  26. Larry Talbot says:

    Good luck on Sunday, Thomas; though you get no running advice or tips from me; probably the worst, uncoordinated distance runner ever born, who hung around at the back selling chocolate to the fatties during school cross country and for whom cricket and goal-hanging was invented for.

    As to the match, I am surprised, nay shocked, to still be in the running for the prediction league, so I suppose I’d better make more of an effort than wishing for another five goals in what was a cracking result best described by the vlogs of two bolton supporing kids, apart from where the girl is nearly in tears, but their commentaries are easily better than the emotionless rubbish served up on our ‘highlights’ slot on You Tube and Mikey Burrows definitely needs to replace that robotic automaton.

    Anyway, back to the plot. Wolves to win and become Champions again, it’s much deserved and boy has it been good to watch. Congratulations to Jeff, Jorge, Nuno and the boys for probably the best season I can remember since Sammy Chung’s champ’s of 76/77, and a special well done to the Wolves fans who’ve shown how we respond when a real Wolves team gives us the scent of victory and fights for every blade of grass on Fortress Molineux, instead of mithering over fans “getting on their backs”. Fantastic, one and all.

    UTW

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  27. Croydon Wolves says:

    Wow, in the prediction league I’m bottom out of all the people who have predicted in every game this season. I feel like South Park’s Eric Cartman who fails spectacularly in most things. Serves me right for being a cynical bastard.

    I didn’t really understand football back when John McGinlay made a name for himself, but I DO remember Uriah Rennie and Bolton doing a job on us in our miserable Premiership season of 2003-04. And I DO remember the return or Mark Davies and how he dived for a penalty – flappy-eared prick.

    So Bolton might be in a humbled state, but I’m being careful not to sympathise with them. Our boys need to give them a really hard kick in the nuts tomorrow.

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  28. Thomas good luck!!
    Have no advice to offer as my best finish in school cross country was 82nd…just don’t stop until you cross finish line

    Talking of which I’m hoping we don’t lose tomorrow so that I get to see the team presented with league trophy at Sheffield Wednesday game.. fireworks and all

    Meantime praying that Mendes has tabled a new shopping list for Nuno to consider…

    What’s UTW in Portuguese..and Mandarin?

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  29. steppenwolfe says:

    Despite the Bolton hoodoo I think we’ll be champs this time tomorrow.

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  30. wolfman jack says:

    Stroll in the park.

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  31. London wolves loyal says:

    HeyTom, ihad no idea you were doing the marathon , i have never done one of those but my advice to you would be to run for quite z long time anc then when you reach the end , stop running
    I hope that advice is useful to you and can you put up a link so as i ca n donate
    Also champions 4
    Boltons 1

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  32. RickRack (Keep calm & drink Banks's) Wolves says:

    Thomas,
    Great write up as always and I reckon we should knock that Scottish smug grin that is etched in my brain every time I here McfeckinGinlay’s name – bath-tub.
    Never want to help the blue noses but I hate Noblot more and we won’t be playing Brum for a number of years to come.
    Good luck with the marathon, I’ve just jogged back from the chippie with Pukka and battered chips, so I know how you’re gonna feel Sunday with the sun shining and 26 miles to go, but hang on in there, you is a star (sorry for late donation but working to a JIT basis)
    On the coach at 9.30 beer o’clock from 8.30 and Noblot crying at 16.55 – it’s such a perfect day.
    UTW and TB for sunday, FOst, brucie and noblot

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  33. Pauluswolf says:

    Predicting an easy win here and looking for 100+ points.
    Thomas if you need a trainer let me know. In my younger days 2hr 20min International. Good luck on Sunday remember the race doesn’t even start till you’ve got 5k done at a steady pace to ease in. But you could have alreay cooked it by then if you get carried away at the start.

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  34. Tipton Exile ( Keep the faith for Carl) says:

    I hate Bolton nearly as much as the Sandwell shadow dwellers and the Vile. Bloody Rennie( just as crap as Atwell in his day) and don’t get me started on Mcginley and Davis.

    A repeat of the performance if not the exact score as earlier in the season will do and be more than enough to ensure a win and the title.

    Good look on Sunday Thomas, as long as you finish in daylight you will have done well in my opinion.

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  35. DancesWithWolves says:
  36. theDOOGooder says:

    As a follower of other on line blogs and vlogs, I’d like to wish ‘Dazzling Dave’ a speedy recovery.

    Always entertaining and a bloody good bloke.

    Get well soon mate!

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  37. basherbaz says:

    All the best for Sunday Thomas.

    Loved Jeff Shi comment “I know every rule in the FA book”.

    His move to be at Compton everyday has cemented the wolf pack.

    Close in the prediction league with just 3 games left Witley leading by 1 point and 8 others within 3 points – glad the championship has not been as close, Nuno wants those 104 points.

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  38. Val hever says:

    There are not many teams that I dislike but Bolton are right up there. Let’s win big so we can celebrate the championship on their ground and show them we are the one and only wanderers. Plus as a bonus we could drop them into the bottom 3. Bet at some stage they will wheel out John McGinley to wind us up 5- 0 wolves

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  39. spikeyboy says:

    No brainer for me .
    We just don’t do the old stuff of losing to tossers and Bolton are tossers……. I remember the playoffs.
    Smash the crap out of them.

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  40. Matt Cook says:

    So we can clinch the title at Notlob!!!! Perfect!!!!!

    Fully expect a fully focused Wolves to claim the three points tomorrow in fact I fancy us to win all our remaining fixtures which would give us 104 points. Its only what this incredible team deserve. Interesting team selection questions tomorrow with Bennett and Cav being ruled out. I would have thought Afobe would come in for Cav but who replaces Bennett is interesting. Batth & Miranda have not made the best of their opportunities recently so I would love to see Hause giving a chance but that would mean moving Boly over to the right and with how Nuno is know for liking a settled team I would not be surprised to see Batth start.

    CHAMPIONES!!!!!

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  41. Adrian says:

    Routine win I hope.

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  42. Bedford Wolf (now for the title!) says:

    Just read that as well as Cavaleiro missing the game Ryan Bennett does too. Please Nuno don’t play Batth! Kortney Hause to start for me – or even play Saiss back there and put N’Diaye in the centre of midfield.

    Watching Millwall v Fulham – what a cracking game.

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    • StuWolf says:

      Dave,
      Can you tell BOG, Jen & I are in …..
      Block G
      Row DD
      Seat 145 tomorrow at Notlob, he said he wanted to stand with us.

      Stu

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      • Bedford Wolf (now for the title!) says:

        Done. Enjoy the title clinching day out!

        Any news on AST’s yet?

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        • StuWolf says:

          No mate still waiting, 30 seconds after I find out, I shall tell you.
          🙂

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          • Wokingham Welsh Wolf says:

            I anticipate a tougher game than many are predicting.

            I think Parkinson will have Notlob wound up for this one, plus missing Cav and Benno is a disruption.

            Still fancy us to clinch it as campiones.

            Good luck tomorrow Thomas, sorry it’s a small donation as already sponsoring someone, but I guess it all helps. Make sure you drink and eat all the way round – little and often.

            UTW!

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  43. Witley Wanderer says:

    Macca man of the match by a country mile Bedders.

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  44. The Witley Wanderer says:

    Just a little win for the Babbies tomorrow, then on to next week to party with the Bloggers a la creme.

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  45. Bedfordshire Old Gold says:

    Bolton v Wolves – a fixture steeped in the history of association football.
    Ahh Bolton Wanderers – like Wolves Bolton were original members of the football league and a typical northern football club in a typically northern town all cotton mills and railway lines. As one Bolton fan once said to me “ehh bah gum, we are nowt to do with them in Manchester wemm in Lancashire”. Quite right….

    Bolton has won the FA Cup on 4 occasions, including the first final at Wembley Stadium in 1923 – the “white horse final” when approximately 200,000 fans tried to gain access (the match was not all ticket). The pitch was a sea of human activity until a policeman on a white horse nudged the masses towards the touchline which allowed the game to commence. Since then every final has been all ticket. Bolton beat West Ham United 2-0. The “official” attendance was never proved but some historians have estimated 127,000.

    An altogether far more serious incident occurred in March 1946 this time at Burnden Park. 33 spectators were crushed to death and over 400 injured at the railway end when 67,000 sardined into the ground for a cup tie v Stoke City – Stanley Matthews being the principal attraction. Over 15,000 were locked out when the decision was taken to close the turnstiles at 2.40 but this had little effect as thousands clambered over walls. Indeed it was subsequently admitted that the attendance was probably closer to 85,000. Amazingly the game went ahead with players retrieving the ball when it went out of play by the corpses laid out alongside the pitch at the Railway End.

    The club relocated to The Reebok (now Macron) in 1997. Mixed fortunes here bloggers – seen ‘em lose a few times
    In the head to head between the clubs it has been very close – Wolves have won 55, Bolton 54 with 27 drawn.

    During our sojourn in the lower reaches of the football league some 30 years ago, for some inexplicable reason the two Wanderers developed an unhealthy relationship – both on and off the pitch. Maybe it started way back at Burnden Park in May 1977 when a well-crafted goal by Kenny Hibbitt following a peach of a chip by Willie Carr from a free kick gave Wolves a 1-0 victory. Hence Brian Clough and Forest won promotion and Bolton missed out. Wolves were already promoted and it was party time – just like it will be on Saturday!

    I vividly recall travelling to that game on the football special with a load of mates and we agreed to meet “on the penalty spot” after the final whistle. It was common knowledge the 8,000 Wolves following would try and get on the pitch. Par for the course so to speak! Nearly 34,000 crammed into Burnden that day and the crush at the open end resembled a can of sardines.

    Well Wolves fans did pour onto the pitch which caused a bit of a problem as the home supporters had the same idea. A corner flag was used as a javelin as madness ensued and continued in the streets afterwards. Those (elderly) bloggers who attended the game will no doubt recall this was really the day we kick started Brian Clough’s top flight career at Nottingham Forest. (Actually, it was the second time in 5 years that Wolves gave Mr Clough a helping hand. Of course we beat Leeds in 1972 which handed the title to Derby when he was manager at the Baseball Ground).

    A few years later both teams experienced a dramatic fall from grace. Bolton went into division 3 in 1983 and then into division 4 whilst our subsequent demise is well documented.
    So we met again during the 1987-88 season in division 4. Wolves lost 1-0 at Burnden Park in front of 3,833 spectators but won 4-0 at Molineux when a healthy fourth division attendance of 12,430 turned up. I watched the game from a box in what is now the Steve Bull stand (then the John Ireland) as Bully netted a couple including a screamer with his left foot as I recall. Both clubs were promoted.

    The following season in division 3, Paul (mate from work) and I travelled to Bolton in October on Whittles coaches. There was a quite nasty atmosphere between the supporters and we were up for it. Bolton scored first which pissed me off no end – I was right at the front in the open end (formerly known as the railway end) up against the railings. Then Kendall launched a howitzer route one, Mutch headed it on and Bully equalised with a cute slide rule finish right in from of the away fans. He ran behind the net and high fived those of us with hands through the fence. Robbie Dennison scored to make it 2-1 as the Wolves ate the Trotters. We celebrated as much as if we had beaten West Brom – I can’t explain it.

    Then fast forward to the “battle of Burnden Park” and our old friend John bloody McGinley who started it all. In January 1997 Wolves were bounding along towards promotion as were Bolton. (Colin Todd v Mark Mcghee). In Wolves’ previous game West Brom had been demolished and in high spirits we then travelled to Burnden for a crunch game with both in the top 3. Blimey riley from the away end we witnessed the mother of all scraps – no handbags here bloggers. Punches were traded with gay abandon – Sheridan taking an uppercut and Bully two smashes to the chin. Iwan Roberts waded in with a couple of lovely right handers and the fun continued at half time and into the second half with blows all over the place. I simply lost count whilst the referee simply lost all control. The Bolton mascot paraded in front of the visiting fans and was pelted with every conceivable bit of ammo going – I particularly liked the hot meat pies that smacked into his ugly mush. Bully and that cunt Taggart were booked for head butting one another. Wolves lost 3-0….

    See you on Saturday bloggers – bit of a trek from here in sunny Bedfordshire. Up at 6 o’clock, bus to Milton Keynes railway station, train to Manchester Piccadilly then train to Horwich – my wife thinks I have completely lost all sense and reason and maybe I have.
    But ain’t it just great to be a Wolves supporter bloggers!!!
    All the best and have a great summer – fixtures out about 22nd June I believe.
    BOG
    Wolves to win 3-0…to reverse the score from the battle of Burnden Park

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    • Dorset Wolf says:

      Brilliant Bog remember the 77 game at Burden l had just left school and could afford the travel cost as you say 8,000 Wolves fans packed in the away end and other parts of the ground do you remember a pocket of Forest fans there, hope to see you after the Sheff Wed game in the Italian.
      Safe trip tomorrow.
      Wolves Aye We.

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      • Bedfordshire Old Gold says:

        Hello Dorset – great to hear from you.
        I love memory lane but the present is simply wonderful.
        Had a smashing day out yesterday – eventually arrived home at 9.30 after countless trains and buses!
        The happiness of 5,000 away supporters was just marvellous.
        I won’t be at the get together next Saturday as 16 of us are travelling together on a mini bus to the Molineux stopping en route for some scran and beer.
        We shall be returning to Bedfordshire directly after the game and presentations.
        Hope you catch up with you at some point to share a beer and all things WEFC.
        All the best
        BOG

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        • Dorset Wolf says:

          Hi Bog,
          Glad you had a great day I was following it on twitter yesterday great time to be a Wolves fan waited long enough mate, disappointed you won’t be there for the meal next week have yourself a great summer hopefully catch up next season.
          Take care.
          Rob Jill.

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  46. kiwiwolf says:

    Much better side now than when we beat them 5-1 at home but expect that the maestro Nuno will have them tuned in to clinch the title. Wolves to win 2-0

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  47. Steve showcase says:

    Lack lustre performance expected by me
    4-0 should win the league and a shite one it is too..goodbye..

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  48. MILDENHALL WOLF says:

    ON THE LAST LAP NOW BOYS…..COYW

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  49. GoWolves says:

    “Twenty-six miles; forty-two kilometers. But they are just numbers. One step at a time. One breath at a time.” Adharanand Finn, ‘Running with the Kenyans’.

    Good luck on Sunday Thomas. Enjoy it. Keep hydrated and you’ll do great. Coincidentally, I’m running a local half this Sunday, in preparation for two marathons in May and July. I’m trying to qualify for Boston next year. One day, maybe London. On my bucket list. 🙂 Write us a blog to tell us how it all went!

    And of course, Wolves will be champions by then. Big weekend for ya!

    Very best to you.

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  50. Ash K says:

    Change to the backline means we will likely leak a goal

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  51. Jazzwolf says:

    Just time for a quick forecast before I dash out. I seem to have done a Villa in the PL over recent weeks so it probably doesn’t matter anyway. Hoping for a title-clinching victory. COYW

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  52. Border Wolf says:

    Now to finish the job and be champions.

    Best of luck tomorrow Thomas.

    COYW

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  53. Mosman Wolf says:

    Surely Karl Henry can’t score so a clean sheet for me.

    With some of the pressure off I think we will win easily.

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  54. dannyvelinski says:

    Wolves 2 Bolton 0 Wolves 2 Bolton 0

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  55. Not a great one for running, me, so can only watch on in awe when the London Marathon is on the tele’. Only advice I can give, Thomas, is, don’t listen to any advice from me. That should help. I’m sure that all will go well though, and your preparation will be amply rewarded with the warm glow that comes from mission accomplished.

    The way we marmalized them at the Mol indicates that this should be a walk in the park. And, notwithstanding a few fitness issues and their desperate need for points, I think we should certainly glean enough from the match to take the title.
    Love to see Kortney given a run out but I feel it would be unfair to Bolton’s relegation rivals to make too many unnecessary changes.
    Either way, a comfortable and convincing victory.

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  56. Ferris says:

    Bolton are fighting for their lives so it’ll be a tough game today. Score draw will be enough. Afobe to score

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  57. Newark Wolves says:

    A third 2-0 win on the bounce to wrap up the title with two games to spare and Newark Wolves to go and fetch their winnings in the morning. And to all the Bolton fans – there is only the “one and only Wanderers” and that’s us followed closely by Wycombe.

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  58. ExiledWolf (we're all with you Carl) says:

    Hats off to you Thomas for doing the London Marathon tomorrow. If you are around, I’ll be more than pleased to share a glass two with you in the NBB this time next week.

    As regards this afternoon’s proceedings, I reckon Wolves will continue on their merry way with a hard fought victory. I see Cav and Bennett are both out; I guess Miranda or Batth will come in for Ryan but, personally, I’d like to see Hause step in.

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  59. Telford (Out of darkness cometh light) Wolf says:

    If I could auto post my score I would, but then I’d miss the banter off you guys.

    Thinking about it, what are we going to do in the summer? Apart from get pissed, and see who we’re signing?

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  60. 0-3 Wolves. Hat trick for Leo. OK, maybe not.

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  61. Brompton Wolf says:

    Can I change my prediction . Batth is playing!

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  62. Old and Wise (JHP) says:

    one up already, keep it going lads. Nuno giving our stalwart captain Baath at game; I wonder if either Baath or Hause will be figuring for us next season.

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  63. Old and Wise (JHP) says:

    sorry Danny, Batth, not Baath !

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  64. Tipton exile says:

    Champions aye we

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  65. theDOOGooder says:

    Champions! Champions! Champions! Champions! Champions! Champions! Champions! Champions! Champions! Champions! Champions! Champions! Champions! Champions!

    PS. Champions!

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  66. Vladimir says:

    CLASS!
    I love you all!

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  67. Only one team can win the league. Just one can be the best. And that, is us.
    Just brilliant, that’s all.

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  68. StuWolf says:
  69. CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH says:

    Fuckin hell. I got a prediction right!

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  70. Steve showcase says:

    Justice …Gods repayment for the past misery and the MM era that blighted our lives.

    Fosun Mendes Nuno take a bow…
    New era.

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  71. So what happens to WolvesTV showing all of these games outside of the UK if they are all going to be on television next year?

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  72. MILDENHALL WOLF says:

    THE UPS AND DOWNS OF FOOTBALL…

    THE CHAMPIONS…… AND CHUMPIONS.

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