While the lads are sunning it up in Marbella, I’ve been taking a moment to really soak in their achievements back in blustery old Blighty.
If you haven’t already, do take pause to consider how flipping marvellous our club is doing right now.
Yes, it would be lovely to kick in the door to the top six but realistically, this is as good as anyone might have hoped right?
Comfortably and deservedly 7th in the table, an actual chance of winning the FA Cup and the best football witnessed in 40 years – if not ever at Molineux.
It’s tough to do better but honestly, I don’t feel like we’ve yet hit the ceiling.
Suffice to say the garden hasn’t felt quite so rosy at St. James’ Park but the Geordies are in a better moment of late.
Back-to-back Premier League wins – including that fine victory over Man City – lifted them up to 15th and they were somewhat unlucky to go down late against Spurs last week.
Added to that they’ve finally broken their transfer record with the signing of Paraguay playmaker Miguel Almiron who could make his debut on Monday.
That said, they’re still just 2 points ahead of Cardiff in 18th and Rafa has repeatedly pointed out survival in itself would be an achievement.
Hard to disagree considering the setup there and the general mood of the place. I can’t see the Spaniard hanging around next year if it’s the same again with Ashley still in charge.
The away end
Some comments from the match thread on a popular Newcastle forum.
Would be happy with a point here, as long as we beat Huddersfield the game after.
Not many teams having much joy against these, but we were robbed when they came to our place. There’s points here, but a 1-1 draw seems a good bet.
Think Moutinhos been one of the best players in the prem so far.
Underappreciated shout for signing of the season imo. He’s always been class too, should have played for better teams when he had the chance
I think we’ll get a result. We were alright against them up here and would’ve probably beat them with 10 men if not for a bent ref. Away from home, with Almirón on the break in place of Atsu, we’ve got a very good chance. They’re very hit and miss at Molineux.
Man City were on a great run before we beat them so maybe we can the same against Wolves. I would be happy with a point. I always prefer playing teams on a run of good form than bad form as we usually give out of form teams wins.
As I said post-Shrewsbury, it’s hard to imagine anyone did enough to force their way into the first team reckoning.
If everyone is fit the team picks itself and rightly so after three consecutive victories.
Saiss is the only one you might feel has had rough treatment, but if you’re going to build a really competitive Premier League squad, good players who’ve done little wrong will end up on the bench.
Well done to Wolfstroker, shrewdsimon, Tipton Exile, theDOOGooder, jazzwolf54 & St.Kitts Wolves who all collected a maximum for predicting the 3-1 scoreline at Everton.
It’s still the familiar names at the top of the Prediction League table with vicsmith holding off the challengers.
As always if you want to join in simply leave your prediction in the comment section below using the boxes provided, which is where you’ll find my best guess for this one.
Up The Wolves!