Cardiff City Vs Wolves Preview

The first home defeat of the season always smarts.

Cardiff

Of course being 2-0 up and contriving to lose from such a dominant position didn’t make it any easier to digest.

But the game was always wide open and both teams were threatening goals throughout.

Had Martinez shown stronger hands or the chances we created been more ruthlessly dispatched, it might still have been our night.

There are frailties in this Wolves side, but there’s still much to feel positive about heading to Wales.

Cardiff

800px-Cardiff_City_Crest_2015Last season must have been depressing for Cardiff fans who had high hopes of an immediate top flight return.

It wasn’t Wolves Solbakken/Saunders bad, but they were a long way off being contenders.

This time under Russell Slade they start with a significantly lower profile, which may prove a benefit.

Three draws doesn’t scream strong start, but to come through undefeated from tough away assignments at Blackburn and QPR is no easy task.

There are a lot of experienced heads in their side as well as young talent like striker Joe Mason who Wolves were heavily linked with over the summer.

Wolves

All eyes will be on Kenny Jackett’s team selection this weekend after the midweek setback, but I don’t think we’ll see significant change.

Wolves team for Cardiff

On reflection, it was QPR’s third goal Emiliano Martinez should be disappointed with conceding. It was straight at him, unlike the equaliser, which also came through bodies.

I agree with the overwhelming majority who think Ikeme should regain his place, but the above XI is the team I think will be picked.

Hause has averaged a costly mistake every game so Ebanks-Landell is surely worth a punt? And I think freshening up the midfield might not be a bad idea. van La Parra did some good things after coming on Wednesday.

The gaffer

Predictions

Three games in and I haven’t got a single prediction anywhere close to right, so feel free to skip over this section folks.

Would most people agree that a draw is probably the most likely outcome?

Either way, I’m hedging my bets. I always back us to score, but we’re very open and there’s uncertainty at the back.

1-1

Up The Wolves!

Comments

  1. Bagsy says:

    Same old story that we’ve got plenty of firepower, but look a little iffy at the back. Therefore I’m taking a punt at a draw.

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  2. Brompton Wolf says:

    I will be watching the Cardiff game in the pub. A nice little pub, out in the sticks, where no-one knows me …………….. just in case this prediction fails me.

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  3. Karlir-Johanarnt Kristjanson says:

    The Wolves u21 team plays against Fulham tonight. Two players back from injury, Wallace and Boukary, are supposed to play a part of the game.

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  4. Graham from Horsham says:

    Maybe slightly too optimistic on this prediction but the lads have got to prove themselves worthy contenders soon so let it be tomorrow in front of the cameras.

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  5. No(r)way wolf says:

    I don’t belive in this result, but I have a dream.
    Optimist 🙂

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  6. Hong kong wolf says:

    Let’s see them do a Wolves….I. e. Lose 2-3 at home.

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  7. Wightwolf says:

    Add a wobbly goalkeeper to a leaky defense and the omens are not good. I usually get my predictions wrong so a win for either side must be on the cards.
    One question though, Are we paying Arsenal for Martinez or are they paying us?

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  8. Tettenhall Wolf says:

    Ikeme must come back. You can’t play an inexperienced goalkeeper behind an inexperienced right back and centre back. That was painfully clear on Wednesday night.

    But he won’t change it now.

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    • Wokingham Welsh Wolf says:

      I’m with you Tettenhall.

      Martinez looked totally inept on Wednesday and this adds pressure upon Hause and Iorfa. At the moment the lack of experience in defence is costing us.

      Sorry to be so negative, but unless Ikeme is restored, which is unlikely judging by Kenny’s comments in the E&S, I can only see us getting turned over again.

      Hope the lads prove me wrong.

      COYW!

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  9. Finsbury Park Wolf says:

    More in hope than expectation. Big difference in the 2 halves on Wednesday was that QPR kept 4 men back marking Dicko and Afobe at all times in the first half, thus limiting their attacking ability. When Dicko went off they only kept 2 men at the back marking Afobe, thus giving them 2 extra players going forward, which overwhelmed Wolves as the team failed to adapt to the tactical change. The extra numbers really told and even though Dicko had an off-game his presence was far more of a threat to QPR than ALF was ever going to be given he is quite clearly not very fit.

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    • Basherbaz says:

      that is exactly what I said in the previous blog, I really do think when Kenny took dicko off is what changed the game – hope he plays ikeme but Kenny’s comments does not make this likely,

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  10. wolfman jack says:

    Despite Wednesday’s result there are still a lot of positives. A good (if fortunate) result at Blackburn, a great first 70 mins v Hull and a very positive start aginst QPR. We are still a good side and if KJ can get us back to not conceding we can take this League. Be interesting to see what system we play tomorrow.

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  11. Gold Wolf Sven says:

    I’d be happy for us to be consistent throughout an entire game. I think I’m gonna sit on the fence and say 2-2. Will the real wolves please turn up.

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  12. Gold Wolf Sven says:

    Sorry forgot to put my scores in the box

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  13. Clive from Houston says:

    Got nothing earth shattering to say today, too busy sharpening my knives.
    Easy three points.

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  14. colin says:

    Will back us to bounce back if we dont this could become a tricky spell for Kenny.

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  15. MrAussieWolf says:

    Hearing Cardiff’s squad has been hit by illness, hopefully it doesn’t spread to our boys!! Let’s bounce back on sky

    UTW

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  16. EGGASVAN says:

    Can,t see us keeping a clean sheet but still think we will score plenty. for me Ikeme must be in goal because if Martinez has another stinker his confidence will be shot

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  17. Got a bad feeling on what’s happening at the moment, not convinced we’ve got it quite right yet so going for a negative prediction.

    Hope they prove me wrong. Egg on face time I hope.

    🙁

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    • Bedford Wolf says:

      I reckon you realised how rubbish I am at this predicting malarky and then just reversed my scoreline! lol

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  18. woodywolf says:

    For large parts of the Hull and QPR games the game seemed to pass our midfield by. Coady in particular can look good but can also be anonymous. Early days but signs aren’t great.

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  19. Tipton Exile says:

    Hope I am wrong but if Martinez is in goal can’t even see us getting a point.

    Going to buy some knives to join Clive I think.

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  20. theDOOGooder says:

    Being an optimistic sort of bloke I’m inclined to think:-
    “Play Martinez again. It’s early in the season, if he drops another clanger he’ll find himself on the subs bench, if he has a blinder everything will be OK because he is obviously a decent ‘keeper and if he gets his confidence back will save us points over the season”.

    But the nagging pessimist, which sits permanently on my shoulder, is whispering in my shell like in its sly, Uriah Heep like way:-
    “Hang on a moment. We are playing a goalkeeper who is ‘on loan’ above our usual number one (who incidentally is our ONLY experienced netminder). This would suggest that a feeling of dissatisfaction might well start to form in the mind of the aforementioned shotstopper….

    Hang on, I’m starting to sound like bloody Horace Rumpole QC.

    What I’m trying to say is, why piss of your only decent contracted goalkeeper by dropping him in favour of a loanee who is going to bugger off back to Arsenal at the end of the season?

    Ikeme will get itchy feet and ask for a move and next season we will be left with a big hole in front of the net where there should be a six foot plus bloke with the buns of a God (PMDG’ers words not mine).

    I also think that Hause should be rested. He is a bit of a liability at the moment and EBL might be worth another run out.

    Apart from that, I see a win for us this weekend – that’s the optimist taking over again – and a much improved 90 minute performance.

    COYW!

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  21. sevlow says:

    If there is one team that we MUST beat this season, both home & away, it’s Cardiff.
    Only because I dislike their manager so much as I have mentioned once or twice in the past 😉

    I watched Cardiff v QPR the other week. They are nothing special but like most of the teams in this division there is not much between us all.
    So a close game again, one we can win of course and one I expect us to win.

    Will KJ change the goalkeeper?
    Will KJ look to provide more width down the left side?
    Will KJ change his formation?

    All these exciting questions, and more, will be answered on Saturday.

    My own thoughts are that he will stick with Martinez but we may see Ebanks-Landell in for Hause and a change in his formation.

    Onwards & Upwards

    🙂

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  22. Ferris says:

    i think we’ll be back to winning ways after the disappointment in mid week. I think the lads will have had a good look back at the qpr game and we’ll improve on that tomorrow. Dicko to score

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  23. DCWolves says:

    COYW… turn it around.

    Gotta be Ikeme and I see VLP getting involved earlier but think Henry still holds his starting spot.

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  24. Steve Showcase says:

    Lots of fire power.. and power in midfield …we all know the rest.

    There must be a story with Ikeme.
    and……..Will someone tell me what the situation is with DB ffs?

    This is a must 3 points win for me just to keep up with the pack..and wouldn’t a clean sheet be nice..but I’ll give them 1.
    We are capable of destroying this lot as long as we can keep the ball in their half..lol
    Actually it’s not even funny..
    Ikeme..all is forgiven (I hope KJ is saying)
    COYW

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  25. Steve Showcase says:

    Being a rotund (fat) bastard I went to my doctors surgery recently having lost a bit of weight and he said ..you taking diet pills then? I replied no..I just support Wolves ! ..’oh’….
    I’ll be down to Stu’s weight by the end of the season…

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  26. Teddy from Chicago says:

    We have to keep a clean sheet one of these days

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  27. AmberWolf says:

    Result borne out of Kenny’s inability to admit he screwed up.

    Agree wholeheartedly with theDOOGooder Martinez has to warm his buns on the bench to allow the God like buns of our No1 to return. Again I said the same EBL to return and Hause to sit next to keeper on the bench.

    …..last but not least play a formation that we know, and play well and buy a damned winger for godsake its obvious already and its the elephant in room.

    Rant over, till the result comes in, only hope I am wrong.

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  28. GoWolves says:

    Usually we lose in 2’s and it takes us a while to recover.
    But I am going to continue to keep faith in this squad.
    With the right team selection, and some grit and determination, they can do this.
    Go Wolves!!! Keep fighting!

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  29. MadBandit says:

    Despite a disappoint defeat which shows that we still have some defensive frailties, I still think we have goals in the team.
    It’s early in the season, so KJ might stick to the same side that started against QPR.

    I would certainly concider a return for Ikeme, EBL for Hause as well as a switch to 4-5-1. Doherty could play “wide right” in front of Iorfa for added cover with RVLP / Ojo on the opposite flank. Edwards is always going to be driving forwards in support of the lone striker in that scenario.

    It’s not ideal, but we have to try to tighten up at the back.
    It’s nice to have a squad that we can be confident in for different options.

    #UTW

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  30. Sam 2.0 says:

    Really disappointed with the second half listening on the radio Wednesday. Hopefully a big performance for the cameras but doubt we’ll keep a clean sheet for a while

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  31. Johnny Paskin says:

    Back to winning ways !!!!

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  32. Exiledwolf says:

    I’m still a bit shell-shocked with the turn of events on Wednesday but I’m hoping that the players are more resilient. Being in the full glare of the TV cameras will certainly be testing, but that goes for Cardiff also as they will have something to prove to their fans.

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  33. Chris in Newcastle says:

    Ever the optimist! Don’t mind if Martinez starts so long as he plays well.

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  34. Wolftone says:

    Not a very original prediction I’m afraid.

    I am old school and firmly believe that good teams are built on a strong defence and until we improve drastically at the back all the exciting attacking becomes irrelevant, Wednesday’s failure being a case I point.

    I’m sure Kenny will sort it out…….please make it soon though!

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  35. Bedford Wolf says:

    As my plan to go with my heart rather than my head and recall past results has been going so swimmingly thus far – we did stuff Hull 4-0 and QPR 3-1 right? – I thought I’d stick with it and recall a thumping 4-1 away win at Ninnian Park from the 1965/66 season. I’ll also go for a repeat of us being 3-0 up at half time though sadly the legendary Mike Bailey won’t be amongst the scorers. Goals from Afobe, Dicko, Coady and Le Fondre.

    P.S. my prediction will work if King Kenny drops Martinez, Edwards and Henry – which he won’t – and starts Ikeme, Van La Parra and Ojo and has Enobakhare on the bench. Which he also won’t. Oh well.

    P.P.S. Watching the game at our local pub with two other Bedford Wolves (combined age 187 years) which equates to about 7 years of untold joy and ecstasy and 180 of anything from doom to abject despair.

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  36. Twixfix says:

    Can’t see any improvement here than what was served up on Wed.
    Cock-eyed diamanod system (Perhaps it’s from the Glenda Hoddle manual) …. which we don’t have the fit of players to utilise it ….OH … and coupled with a shaky defence and flappy goalkeeper … = disappointing defeat

    Mind your back KJ the knives are out already…. it’s no more than us Wolves fans demand … to be on track for promotion …. bollox to all this waffle about work-in-progress…..

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    • BARDWolf says:

      Spot on – the manager is only as good as the last result, especially when he drops a proven goalkeeper for a loanee that makes too many mistakes.

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  37. pauluswolf says:

    Daft prediction maybe, but you’ve got to believe.

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  38. trenchmanmick says:

    We ‘should ‘ bounce back from our midweek defeat.Let’s see.

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    • trenchmanmick says:

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  39. Danny says:

    Hause scares the shit out of me.. But we are strong enough to beat these! Leta start ojo

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  40. You couldn’t make it up.

    Wait all this time to see the bloke and he gets injured again.

    At least Conor Ronan’s on the score sheet again.

    Wolves, who have lost the luckless Razak Boukari to injury, extend their lead with @ConnorRonan10 finishing off @jedwallace62 cross. 2-0.

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  41. bullyisagod says:

    Our defense is too shaky to think we won’t leak goals.

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  42. Steve Showcase says:

    Love that last comment Danny.. .’Hause scares the shit out of me’
    Lol…Too true but what about the goalie !
    I could of saved the third against QPR
    …really..

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  43. Brizzie says:

    The frailties that have been cruelly exposed in many areas of the Wolves performances, formation, tactics and inexperience so far this season, will not be resolved overnight. We were inexcusably late in preparation for the start of the season and therefore teething problems that we are experiencing now, should have been ironed out during pre-season games.

    We are a bit of a shambles at the moment and until this is acknowledged and positive action taken, mid-table might be the best we can expect.

    Hoping to have egg on my face and eating humble pie (not at the same time) tomorrow night

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  44. vexrob says:

    I can’t see us losing two in row.
    I can’t see Jackett taking off Dicko again at half time.
    I can’t see Martinez diving out of the way again this time.
    I can’t see another Hause mistake.

    So therefore. I’m going for an away win but no clean sheet as I also can’t see improvement in our defence until we have more leadership back there.

    That said, we will score so if we can get a clean sheet, I’m pretty sure we will win.

    UTW!

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  45. Johnok53 says:

    We will win only if KJ has the bollocks to change the way we play and also make the necessary changes to
    Some of the team who clearly shouldn’t be playing yet a while.
    I also think KJ should lead by example ie,if you drop a bollock you get dropped.
    4_4_2 For me.UTW..

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  46. Sheffieldwolf says:

    Think we might have another wobble here. I’d take a draw though

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  47. Wolf in Devon says:

    Loads of goals! Hard fought 3 points. Still no clean sheet.

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  48. They call him ben 10 says:

    I don’t think 2 days training is going to address the issues that have been raised.logically then you think for every goal we score we’ll let in 2.lm also concerned that we might have been found out tactically,2nd season syndrome and all that.We don’t seem to be able to compete for the whole game either.But this is the Wolves were talking about,and logic seldom applies.

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  49. Steppenwolfe says:

    I’m naturally a tad pessimistic and after the second half on Tuesday I’m concerned. I don’t really fancy the keeper on that showing. Not sure about the, “Go where you like midfield”, either.

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  50. A bit of a blow to the confidence mid week. Will be interesting to see the response

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    • Chester Wolf says:

      Well done mate on 2 – 0. I think predictions from now on will be a little easier !… Nil goals for the Wolves and you’re half way there – unfortunately.

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  51. whitestone wolf says:

    We can’t afford to lose two in a row so I expect a backlash to that awful 2nd half on Wednesday.

    Ikeme’s to start, Ebanks-Landel at centre half and the rest unchanged and hopefully they’ll perform in front on the cameras.

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  52. A dull draw with a goal on the hour saving us

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  53. Well I’m feckin happy even if you lot ain’t.

    Bradley Reid scores in the first minute, Conor Ronan drops on a Jed Wallace pass and scores the second. Conor Hunte comes on as sub and passes to Jed Wallacewho bags the third. Fulham stuffed 3-0 by Wolves U21’s.
    I still believe in the youth, they want to win.
    Oh yeah, and Goalie Jon Flatt had a good game to boot.

    Wolves Ay we and Wolves Ae we.
    Wolves Ay we and Wolves Ay we.

    If youw didn’t loff yowd go barrmy

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    • Bedford Wolf says:

      How did Wallace look Stu? Ready for the first team yet? Not so bothered about Saville but I’ll be polite and ask. Boukari – what a great shame. Poor chap must be distraught. Wolves website called it ‘ a serious knee injury’. I am hoping no Enobakhare might mean he is in Cardiff.

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      • StuWolf says:

        Hi Mate.

        I didn’t actually get to this one as it was in Fulham but I was following it on the Wolves website on “The Wall” sounds like Wallace had a good game one assist and a goal himself, IMO he’s got to be batter than Ojo if they’re not going to play the bloke. All the fuss about getting him and he’s only been given 25 minutes at best.

        Iv’e copied and pasted the report below for you to enjoy.

        Fruitful Friday in Fulham marred by injuries
        Fulham Under-21s 0
        Wolves Under-21s 3 (Reid 1, Ronan 41, Wallace 80)

        Wolves under-21s picked up their second win in three games at the start of the season after goals in the first half from Bradley Reid and Connor Ronan were added to in the second by Jed Wallace to comfortably beat Fulham.

        There were starts in the Wolves side for Jed Wallace and George Saville as their recovery from injuries continued, while Razak Boukari was named in the starting line-up following a succession of injuries that have prevented him being involved for a long period of time.

        On a warm sunny evening at Fulham’s Motspur Park training ground Wolves got off to a flying start. From kick-off Boukari was picked out on the left and his ball inside was given to Reid who fired low past Marek Rodak to give Wolves the lead inside 15 seconds.

        Reid had a chance to double his and Wolves’ tally nine minutes later but, after another pass from Boukari, his low effort was pushed behind for a corner.

        In a game largely dominated by Scott Sellars’ side, Wolves came close again on 14 minutes when after a surging run from Wallace, he picked out Reid whose effort was heading for the top corner before a smart save.

        However, after 25 minutes Wolves were dealt a huge blow when Boukari, who was set to play a maximum of 45 minutes, suffered a serious knee injury. After five minutes of treatment he was replaced by Connor Hunte.

        Hunte went on to play a role in Wolves’ second goal as they doubled their lead four minutes from the end of the half. From a Fulham free-kick by the corner flag Wolves counter-attacked brilliantly through Hunte who fed Wallace down the right. The new signing from Portsmouth flicked it past his man, raced down the line before playing an inch-perfect cross to Ronan who rolled the ball underneath the ‘keeper.

        Wolves were forced into a second enforced change 12 minutes into the second half when Reid was caught from behind with a nasty challenge to his ankle and Donovan Wilson replaced him. A third change was to come five minutes later when Aaron Simpson pulled up with a hamstring problem, Ben O’Hanlon coming on from the bench.

        Fulham went close to pulling a goal back in the second period but Jon Flatt twice denied Joshua Smile who took aim from distance.

        The win was wrapped up with another good Wolves move ten minutes from time. The ball was fed to Hunte down the left and his cutback was met at the near post by Wallace who tapped in from two yards out.

        Wolves: Flatt, Simpson (O’Hanlon 62), Deslandes, Rowe, Upton, Carter, Wallace, Saville, Reid (Wilson 57), Ronan, Boukari (Hunte 30). Unused Subs: Burgoyne, Weeks.

        Read more at http://www.wolves.co.uk/news/article/report-under-21s-post-impressive-win-2638140.aspx#ee86iYOmzHvawuu3.99

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  54. slider says:

    I’m confident the boys will be able to deliver another good televised performance. Great to see Mcdonald score in the week, could be just like the buses!

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  55. JazzWolf says:

    Another messy game – with any lick we’ll get a point out of it.

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  56. iceni wolf says:

    Tightened up at the back, loan goalie remembers the basics, team up front do the business and its 3 points towards nivarna!

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  57. Linden says:

    Sorry but until we sort out the back 4 we can’t hope to come away with 3 points. KJ will probably go with Martinez so a fragile defence will become a bag of nerves. First goal will be crucial and if against us will open the floodgates I fear. Time to splash the cash Morgan.

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  58. Telford Wolf says:

    I’ve got to get it right soon!!

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  59. Back on track for this one I reckon.

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  60. man in a sherpa van says:

    Unless we just discovered a shed load of plugs we’re gonna leak… some goals. Should score though. What the heck it’s early hours. 3-3

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  61. Kowloon Wolf says:

    On the basis that I can’t get anything right, I’ll predict a loss …

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  62. jmwolv says:

    The defensive errors against QPR where alarming and i just didn’t see that result comming.
    I’m sure Kenny will sort it out though, hopefully sooner rather than later.

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  63. robin says:

    We are a weak team with out Sako.
    Hopefully the ‘midfield’ will prove me wrong.

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  64. vicsmith says:

    Better use my head and not my heart. Hope I’m wrong.

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  65. Steve Showcase says:

    I see my thoughts on the defence is seeping through to the blog..

    I’m still perplexed by the DB situation ..if he’s going to be late on parade (and even if he’s not) then we buy to get out of this league.
    MMs you know it…just think of £120M the corners being built..the asset value of the club..lets get up there and take the money….

    (Alternative tactic..please pass on )

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  66. lobo de malaga says:

    I think we’ll scrape through.

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  67. Border Wolf says:

    Ikeme back in goal PLEASE!!!!!!!!

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    • BARDWolf says:

      Latest news – REDROW have loaned Wolves 2 ton of bricks which will be used to brick up the goal rather than play Ikeme.

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  68. Shready says:

    Ikeme must come back, KJ must be man enough to admit he’s dropped a big bollock but I doubt it.
    Away loss for me just ain’t got no confidence in our back line at the moment.

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  69. Shready says:

    I need to learn to count

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  70. Peakwolf says:

    Interesting thought on the WM phone-in this week that Dicko was taken off to rest him before Cardiff because ALF would not be available. Umm?! Whilst we were unfortunate to come up against a QPR side with two premiership players soon to be gone, should there not have been a plan to stifle the two of them? One goal from the two of them is understandable, three are shocking, especially from 2-0 up. But I won’t mention the need for hard-headed experience this time. And do we know a player of the Curtis Davies type who would actually be available? The return of Joleon (though no longer as mobile as CD)??

    I think an unoriginal consolidating draw is likely today.

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  71. 6 minutes for Cassidy ( Paul Featherstone) says:

    This me being optermistic, yeah I know frightening I’m in uncharted water. I am hoping Jackett has work on the defence but, and there’s always a but I don’t think we will keep a clean sheet, but hey my glass is half full today as I’ve broke up and I’m of to Italy for aweek and a wedding.

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  72. BennyWolves says:

    Disappointed as everyone with the last game.
    It’s good that games are coming along at a fast rate so we can roll on to the next one.
    Gonna be another tough game but so are most away games in this division.
    We should be good enough for a win but I’ll settle for a draw and a clean sheet would be awesome but who knows which goalie will be between the sticks. Hopefully Ikeme but we have to trust Kenny.
    I’ll be watching on Bein Sports keeping my fingers crossed that we can defend as a team and take our chances in front of goal.
    COYW

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  73. Jerryd says:

    Never predicted a loss, does not sit well with me. Like SuWolf, I am concerned about what is or is not going on. Martinez for Ikeme – wh y? If I were him. I would ask for a transfer pronto. What has he done? I am not happy. We need to replace Sako, or get him back on loan. I also say EEL in fot Hause.

    I hope, really hope that I am wrong, about the prediction. But, for the first time, i think Kenny is wiong, so wrong about Martinez.

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  74. DancesWithWolves says:

    Given our midweek result I think a nervy draw is on the cards and I’ll take one right now. Kenny the Tinkerman got it wrong with the keeper issue. With Ikeme in goal I think we would have beaten QPR 2-1.

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  75. Vladimir says:

    I’m sticking with my 2-0 prediction from previous game. Oh, well..

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  76. Danny Velinski says:

    I think Kenny may stick to the Tony Blair formation.

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  77. BobbaWolf says:

    Gut feel is a draw, which I think would be a respectable point at Cardiff.

    Afobe (of course) with the goal.

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  78. Dalmatian Wolf says:

    Actually, I think we’ll struggle today. Illness in the Cardiff camp is surely a white elephant, they’ll gain a lot of confidence from our capitulation on Wednesday. I trust that Kenny will show his ruthless side and bring back Ikeme, who by all accounts was probably the best keeper in the Championship last year. As I say, I thnk we’ll lose, but I can’t bear to predict defeat so have gone for a lucky win.

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  79. BARDWolf says:

    Ikeme back in goal, play 4-5-1 to defend PROPERLY, Afobe to poach 2 goals.

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  80. Mick the wolf says:

    We will always look like getting a goal or two but goalkeeper and the defence is just not right, I think once Danny was out we should have got am experienced centre back on loan.

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  81. Mosman Wolf says:

    Hoping we do better and learn from Wednesday. Hopefully the defence lifts.

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  82. Our shockingly poor defence will see us maintain our championship status next season, can’t see anything but a bluebirds win here with at least 2 of their goals from defensive errors. Long range consolation from Coady late on

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  83. ManxWolf91 says:

    We certainly need to sharpen up in defense or wins are going to be hard to come by, even with such a formidable attack. Hope we nick it but suspect we’ll be held to the draw.

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  84. Marin wolf says:

    fingers crossed
    Don’t need another disaster

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  85. Wolfman Steve says:

    I was at both opening home matches but forgot to do my predictions. As it happens I wouldn’t have got any points anyway because I thought we would win both of ’em!

    Just seen the starting line-up for this one and I reckon Kenny has done the business. We’ll defend better with Ikeme and Ebanks-Landell and the pace of Ojo and VLP means we can hit them on the break.
    Come on me babbies!

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  86. Sutton wolf says:

    Don’t believe that happened Wednesday night I’ve haven’t seen us play a good first half for a long time then a couple of bad defensive play and we lose,but we’re going to bounce back and win tonight so it’s COYW

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  87. Adrian says:

    With a decent goalie back between the sticks, it’s a win for Wolves.

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  88. Ade In China says:

    I’d take an away draw at this point!

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  89. Adrian says:

    Not a shot on target, what a load of bollards.

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  90. CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH says:

    Pile of shite. Mediocre. No ideas. Pressure is building on the regime.

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    • trenchmanmick says:

      That was embarrassing.We’ve just made Cardiff look like Barcelona.We seemed absolutely clueless.For the first time I’ve seen cool,calm KJ looking concerned; he should be,because on this showing Wolves are heading in one direction only and it aint up.

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  91. Peakwolf says:

    November has come early this year…….

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  92. Brompton Wolf says:

    WTF was that? Even at this early stage of the season I am becoming concerned.

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  93. CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH says:

    Bin goin down wolves since late 70’s. Apart from the odd season or so in the top flight, usually fighting relegation i have never seen a decent top 10 wolves side.I am beggining to fear i never will. That tonight was not a promotion winning team. Light yrs away from the prem. Who is to blame? Let the debate begin. Fed up.

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  94. johnok says:

    Well I for one asked for changes and changes we got,don’t know why he dropped Dicko and Golbourn.
    All I hope its a blip and we muster again for the Charlton game and in the meanwhile we get some players in because this team ain’t gonna do it on the last two performances.
    “MORGAN GET THAT CHEQUE BOOK OUT NOW”
    INVEST TO ACCUMILATE YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT BY NOW,,,,UTW.

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  95. Vladimir says:

    Knackered & toothless.

    Can someone call FA and get a permission for Wolves fieldind at least two goalies?

    Sorry for venting out, that day was born ugly.

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  96. Bedford Wolf says:

    Sack KJ, shoot Morgan, annihilate Moxey – that performance at Cardiff was the worst since I suffered at Palace on New Years Day under Solbakken. Dire. Desperate. Awful. Not a single shot on target in 90 minutes. No cohesion. No game plan. No nothing. We were abysmal. Dave Edwards please hand in your resignation now. You’ve had a good innings but as we have all suspected for some time you are not a footballer. As for the rest – I’d suggest Afobe leaves now as we are going nowhere, relegation possibly, fast. As for the rest, well where do you start? Ball control? The basics of playing football you would think but Ho many of team looked like they’d even seen a ball before? Or each other?

    More depressed than I have been for a long time. Morgan I fecking hate you and hope you sell up and feck off bback to scouse land asap. And take that moron Moxey with you.

    Meanwhile Ipswich, fewer resources, worse squad are top of the table under Super Mick. Hmmmmm what a good idea that was to sack him eh?

    That’s it. Had enough. No more. Any one want a season ticket?

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  97. Steve showcase says:

    As I said if we play EBL I’ll book into the funny farm..I’m going now..crazy crazy crazy team selection and misguided tactics…what is KJ doing ?

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  98. CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH says:

    Would suggest 10/11 points min from nxt 5 games. Anything less and the atmosphere down the mol could become poisonous. Not massively anti kj but moxly morgan. Can see afobe goin.

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  99. Clive from Houston says:

    4 points from 4 games.
    That has relegation stamped all over it.

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  100. trenchmanmick says:

    KJ has garnered loads of goodwill as folks have watched him rebuild this club. He now states no new additions before the ‘window’ closes.If he really believes these players are good enough for a promotion tilt,he’s in danger of losing that goodwill.I know it’s ‘early days’ and and there’s over 40 games to go and ‘lots points to play for’ but when you cannot muster a shot on goal against Cardiff (who hadn’t won a game this season) things will take a lot of putting right.We’re still behind you Kenny……………just.

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  101. Linden says:

    What a pile of shite. Not sure who to lambaste first- oh the irony of bringing back Ikeme who proceeded to gift Cardiff their first goal. What now? Bring back Martinez?
    A word of advice to Mr VLP – with your pace if you can’t give someone like Fabio the run around then professional football is not the career for you- go and find something else to do.
    I see he took his mate Ian Rush to the game- I bet he was over the moon to have given up his Saturday night for this fiasco.
    Cardiff are a poor side but made easy work of beating us. Worryingly for the first time under KJ I saw a lack of desire and belief in the players. Morgan has no intention of investing .This could be a long hard season.

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  102. Peakwolf says:

    Bloody ‘ell – the speed with which feelings have turned suggests there was substantial over-optimism pre-season about what we can ‘win with kids’. It was indeed dire, but we haven’t so far strengthened enough to be nailed-on promotion bets and we’re equally not yet a basket case. But I can’t understand why Golbourne was dropped and Hause put in his place – he provides some width and much needed experience. And Fabio showed what a bit of tough experience can bring.

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  103. someblokeontinterweb says:

    I was going to post this earlier but we had guests, that was the worst wolves performance since I can’t remember when, bloody hell we were awful and then some. My wife actually said do you have to swear so much. Too right I’m Wolves ay i.

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  104. BARDWolf says:

    Does anyone remember a game in the 70/80’s when Wolves were so BAD that when they kicked the ball into the North Bank the fans refused to give it back, must be on youtube?

    A season is 46 games, the championship teams are all very close and there is a very thin line between success and failure, remember last year how many games we won 1-0 at the start of the season?
    Any defeat is hard to accept, especially when you see the lads heads dropping when they should be fighting to the end of the match.
    Lets reassess the position after 10 games!!

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  105. Steve showcase says:

    Bard wolf if we continue to play like we are with no stability in 10 games well be in the relegation spot…
    Seeing how we go is ostrich stuff.. to have a chance we need to stop conceding NOW (plus it prevents a bid for Afobe)
    This is a full on emergency.

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  106. 6 minutes for Cassidy ( Paul Featherstone) says:

    Dire 2 defenders out jumped by Kenwin Jones for there first goal, and yes one of them was Stearman I think the other was Hause hardly midgets.

    Jacketts tatics team selections bizarre no passion no fight we are already 6 points of the top 2 on this form we will end up in the bottom 2.

    Afobe will be wondering what have I let my self in for. Rumour has it Dicko fell out with Jackett over being subed Wednesday. I think there we be a lot more people falling out with him if he doesn’t sort this out and quick……!

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  107. Martin says:

    At the very start of last season, and following an amazing title winning year before, our management decided £3m was too much money for a 21 year old because he had proved himself a prolific goalscorer in Division1only!
    Just 12 months on and Callum Wilson’s scoring hat tricks for himself and his team in the premier league. What’s his valuation now, 5, 6, 7 times that amount?
    No instead we bought or loaned crap so bad I can’t even remember their names.
    That’s Morgan & Moxey for you, no ambition to give the fans a team worth watching but plenty of ambition to keep feathering their nests.
    I’ve seen all 3 games this week culminating in that inept, insipid, clueless perfomance yesterday and that is enough, I’m off back home to Cyprus.
    I have huge respect and admiration fot the season ticket holders, home and away….you’ve been sold short now far too long. You deserve so much better.

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  108. In no defence of any particular person because to defend anyone after yesterdays performance would be a crime, but, Stearman clearly went for the ball and attempted to head it. Then EBL decided to clatter into his back and knock him into touch. Ikeme had a mind block and attempted to come for a lost cause but fortunately punched EBL in the jaw, the only good point out of the fiasco.

    Truely the worst performance turned in by a Wolves team for many a year, i don’t recall anything as bad as that for a long, long time.

    Brompton, I am cancelling our coffee at Bolton, after that display Jen de Wolf and I are going to London a day early as we fly out to Vegas for 2 weeks on the Sunday, so had enough of being embarrassed by half hearted players with no drive or ambition and a manager who takes the only bloke with an ounce of idea off and leaves EBL on who consistantly passed the ball to Cardiff players.
    Don’t know what to think, players looked downbeat and defeated, it’s only the 5th game.
    If we had won 3-0 yeaterday we would have been 4th not 17th.
    Defenders please Kenny:-(((

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    • Brompton Wolf says:

      Stu, I have not yet purchased the ticket for Bolton, so that will be three less watching the game.

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