Wolves vs Newcastle United Preview

I really didn’t see us losing at Burton.

And Paul Lambert was right about the importance of taking a point when we can’t win tight matches.

In the Championship that’s probably the key difference between sides in the top and bottom halves of the table.

Now we go into this difficult fixture once again fretting about what a couple more negative results could mean in the context of our season.

The performance up at St. James’ Park in September was one of the best we’ve managed all year and certainly the high point of Walter Zenga’s brief time in charge.

Newcastle

Jonjo Shelvey can expect a hot reception after being found guilty of racially abusing Romain Saiss in that 2-0 defeat for the Magpies.

There’s no excuse for his actions, even in the heat of the moment. Hopefully the players involved will just get on with it, but the fans certainly won’t be as forgiving.

Newcastle are still setting a brisk pace at the top of the table, well ahead of the standard 2 point per game average normally required for automatic promotion.

They’ve lost 7 times, but racked up 20 wins in 29 matches. Whenever they wobble, they seem able to readjust and stay on course.

Rafa Benitez is an exceptional coach and has good depth in the squad.

Top scorer Dwight Gayle might miss this one but they can still call on Aleksandar Mitrovic who more than held his own in the Premier League.

Wolves

Still really anyone’s guess about the starting eleven, but this would probably be my best effort:

Much of the team remains interchangeable and I’m still deciding whether that’s a good or bad thing.

It’s certainly very useful to have options, but most teams that are successful at least have a nucleus of 7 or 8 players who start most weeks providing a consistent platform.

Our nucleus consists of about four players (Ikeme, Doherty, Costa & Edwards) and I feel that has to increase if we’re to ever challenge in the top half.

For the moment, we can be more relaxed about going week to week and trying to eek out the wins that will keep us out of strife at the bottom.

Paul Lambert

Predictions

This looks a really tough fixture.

Newcastle have outscored everyone by a considerable distance, averaging just under 2 goals per game. They have one of the best defensive records too.

Wolves seem to thrive on the big occasion at present so there’s an argument that being underdogs plays into our hands.

On balance, I think we’ll score, but probably not as many as them. Hope to be proven wrong.

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Up The Wolves!

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Comments

  1. Bedford Wolf says:

    As the snow falls down against the backdrop of the black Molineux skies the Newcastle players become disorientated and are unable to differentiate between the weather and their shirts and start passing the ball to imaginary teammates.

    Meanwhile those plucky Wolves chaps, with their old gold shirts shining like beacons in the wintry conditions, have no such problem and run in 4 goals against the erstwhile table toppers.

    Towards the end of the game a nasty, lumbering slap-head on the Newcastle side becomes incensed after spotting an advertising hoarding promoting a local Indian restaurant and is red carded after leaving the field of play to kick several lumps out of said advertisement. As he trudges off down the tunnel, knuckles dragging on the floor and the cacophony of boos and jeers ringing in his ears, he wonders what he has done to deserve such contempt and hatred and why those horrid people are calling him a smelly runt? It is not until he is back in the sanctuary of the loser’s dressing room that he realises they weren’t saying ‘runt’ – these things take a while to permeate his polished and hairless dome – and then it suddenly dawns on him, “Oh yes, of course, it’s because I am a vile, pathetic, pig-ignorant little racist”.

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    Wolves 4
    Newcastle 2
  2. Brompton Wolf says:

    Hope the snow stays away. I am traveling down for this one and will be in APV around 1500 hrs for those who want to meet up for a drink before the game. As I am staying over, I am also up for a few “shandies” after the match too.

    As for the game itself. Even though we have done a lot better since PL has come to us, and we whilst we beat them 2-0 at their place earlier in the season, I feel they are going to be a tad too strong for us to take all 3 points, (even though I hope I am wrong), so:

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    Wolves 2
    Newcastle 2
  3. basherbaz says:

    Is it just me, surprised and worried that Costa’s release clause is only £25mill, would have set that at £40mill if we were really serious about fending off interest in the summer, why has the figure come out as well ?.

    See another of our missed Morgan/Moxey “too much money” interests Chris Woods continues to score goals for fun, think it’s 21 for the season now, what a difference he would have made to our points tally.

    Well FA cup game is 1 week away and we have Wigan in midweek, so knowing Wolves that will be the difficult game to which Wolves team will turn up (to remain uninjured will be foremost in the players mind) so this week they will/should all be focused on winning this.

    Saying Dicko would not score did not work last week so he will score this week for definite (costing me on betfair)

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    Wolves 3
    Newcastle 1
  4. Steppenwolfe says:

    Expect the unexpected – whatever that is. My head is saying we’ll struggle – especially at home.

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    Wolves 0
    Newcastle 2
  5. ferris says:

    Being the underdogs certainly plays into our hands. We’ve beaten some big teams this season including Newcastle and I think we’ll win again tomorrow. I’m still 100% confident we wont go down and are only looking forward. Edwards Costa and bodvarsson to score

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    Wolves 3
    Newcastle 2
  6. Great point that we have not yet got a nucleus. A large squad a little thin on quality and stand out characters PL has been patient in giving everyone a chance and keeping all the players on board. To go up a gear he may have to leave a few behind.

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    Wolves 1
    Newcastle 1
  7. BARDwolf says:

    Newcastle may score 2 but Wolves will score more (hopefully?)

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    Wolves 3
    Newcastle 2
  8. Graham from Horsham says:

    Given how Newcastle are doing this season l would probably be happy with a point. All 3 would be better but cannot in anyway be expected, especially after last week’s debacle.

    That said, if we want to go anywhere we are going to have to mix it with the big boys consistently and not on the odd occasion. Unfortunately, we are not there yet and will probably be around mid table come May. Would love to be proven wrong.

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    Wolves 1
    Newcastle 1
  9. I’m going say we ll win two nil but I dont really believe it , although ,A win tomorrow would see a good 500 to 1000 on season ticket sales .
    I doubt he will but I would like to see Saiss back in the side and it would have to be at the expense of price
    . I just think R S could do the job on shelvey, (combined with our help ..)I’m sure between us we can make
    Molineaux the last place on the planet that he wants to be . Let’s all work together to fuck him up !
    I shall be doing my part
    I shall also try and stick my head in the P V .
    Up the wolves

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    Wolves 2
    Newcastle 0
  10. pauluswolf says:

    Couldn’t believe we would beat Liverpool – wrong!
    Thought we would whoop Burton easily – wrong!
    What do I know, or perhaps more pertinently which Wolves team is going to show up?
    Realistically I’ll settle for a 1-1 draw, fingers crossed as per normal.
    Yet in all of this we remain a mere 6 points off the relegation zone!

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  11. pauluswolf says:

    Prediction: 1-1 as in the text above.

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    Wolves 1
    Newcastle 1
  12. Burgoyne
    coady stearman Williamson Doherty
    price. marshall Edwards
    Costa. Biedvarsson. Wiemann

    This would be my strongest side

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    Wolves 2
    Newcastle 1
  13. Paul cooks left peg says:

    Would love to beat the geordies but I must admit a narrow,defeat is what I’m going for which I haven’t done all season.
    I just hope,we make a good count for ourselves. They will be bring a lot of fans along so we have to get behind our boys, high tempo breaking up play from the off. Good luck my boys up the wolvrs

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    Wolves 2
    Newcastle 3
  14. RickRack Wolves says:

    So tomorrow sees us kick off 1st of 5 x home games in 18 days

    We play top of table – bottom (but 1) table – Top of Prem – Brummie scum (irrespective of table position) – 4th placed Huddesfield to round off a cold February

    A couple of facts:
    We seem to play well against the “better” teams – tick… 4 out of 5
    We have a point to prove and there’ll be a lot of angst with the Uncle Festa look-a-like
    Wigan – potential banana skin + Warnock & Bruce snr’s will tell their off spring to hate us on their behalf
    Chelski we shouldn’t beat, so nowt to lose
    Brummies, I’d personally prefer to play Zola than Rowett
    Huddesfield – RVP where were you at Molineux

    I believe the team/management are now much closer & tighter than in the WZ days, performances have been considerably better and yes we haven’t won every game, but, we now look like a team!

    We do need our strikers to start scoring – anyone will do for me but I believe Bod’s strength and Dicko’s desire could see them both starting and we have been known to knock a few in against the Toon

    As far as this season goes, don’t really believe that we could make or even win the play off’s but with being only 7 points off the big “R” this has to be our priority.

    I sincerely hope that in 19 days time, we don’t have to worry about looking over our shoulders, that we’re in the 1/4 finals of the FA cup & the Whorethorns has imploded.

    I PL we trust – FOWB – COYW

    Wolves 3

    Geordie Shaw 2

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  15. vicsmith says:

    Just when I started feeling positive about Wolves, we get hit by Burton. Who knows what team comes out to play. I’m playing the each way bet and tip a loss hoping for a win.

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    Wolves 1
    Newcastle 3
  16. Wolf in Devon says:

    I think there’ll be goals so I’ll go for a draw.

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    Wolves 2
    Newcastle 2
  17. Clive from Houston says:

    Sick and tired about everyone saying the underdogs won at Liverpool and Stoke.
    Bollocks.
    Two in a row is not luck, and now another underdog test or two coming along.
    Well, bite me!
    The stripeys will think this will be an afternoon stroll in the park, and they might as well go to West Park and feed the ducks coz they wont get anything from us.
    Similarly that team from LWL’s neck of the woods next week will be sent packing, tail between collective legs, while we bask in the glory of sixth round anticipation.
    Have faith boys and girls, this is our year!!
    5 – 1 has never looked easier!

    Matron…………..

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    Wolves 5
    Newcastle 1
    • Meanwhile, your hero was talking to Putin and had to ask is advisors what the nuclear treaty with Russia was.

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      • Clive from Houston says:

        This is a Wolves blog, not an outlet for you try, and I use the word loosely, to insult my President.
        That’s my job.

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  18. Kiwi Wolf says:

    We am shit lads

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    Wolves 0
    Newcastle 4
  19. sevlow says:

    Newcastle are probably the best team in this division so this will be our hardest league game to date. PL’s selection will, again, be interesting. His options are numerous and I am confident that whatever team he picks it will be specifically done so to deal with Newcastle.
    With all these home games coming up it gives us the opportunity to put a few points on the board and maybe even go on a run. Who knows? In this league anyone can beat anyone.

    I can see a few goals in this fixture and am going for a narrow and nervous win.

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    Wolves 3
    Newcastle 2
  20. wolfman jack says:

    Although we are at home, expect Newcastle to do the bulk of the attacking/have the majority of possession- and us to pick them off,scouse-style, on the counter.

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    Wolves 1
    Newcastle 0
  21. It was no fluke when we beat them at St James’ earlier in the season. Likewise, it was no fluke when we beat Stoke and the ‘pool so recently. We have it within us, that’s for sure.
    I’m glad we raised our away fans allocation twice for the Geordie hoards. Our boys seem to revel in the atmosphere generated by the big games and 4000 geordies trying vainly to outdo the vociferous home supporters should be just what the doctor ordered.
    It’s anyone’s guess who will start but I would think it will be a similar line-up to that which will start against Chelski next week, with changes in the mid-weeker v Wigan.
    Ever hopeful of one of those famous victories.

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    Wolves 3
    Newcastle 1
  22. theDOOGooder says:

    Please don’t ask me to predict the outcome of this game.

    I don’t bloody know!

    How long’s a piece of string?
    Which team is going to turn up?
    Is the Pope a Catholic?

    Those are easy questions.
    6″, well this one I’ve got here is
    Newcastle
    Yes

    But I haven’t the faintest idea about tomorrow.

    I’ve just spun a coin and it’s landed on heads.

    Bugger! That means The Toon are coming out on top.

    Best of three…..

    That’s better. Wolves to win.

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    Wolves 2
    Newcastle 1
  23. The Newt says:

    We’re certainly capable of beating Newcastle but equally we’re more than capable of losing. I’ve lost track of the number of years where we’ve lost to teams down the bottom (Burton) and then and gone and beaten one of the big boys of the league. It would seem that for most of my lifetime of supporting Wolves we are consistent only in our inconsistency.

    So having said all that I haven’t a bloody clue what the score will be so I will do what I do every time we play – expect the worst and hope for the best!

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    Wolves 1
    Newcastle 2
  24. StuWolf says:

    I was there at Toonville when we beat them and 4 days later when they spanked us. That’s how quickly this Wolves team of ours collapses or crumbles, for no particular reason, they just do.
    I think we will see a bounce, I feel we shall play them at their own game and come out the blocks snarling at Shelvey and he may well lose it again and walk. Come on, Harry Arter does it to great effect every week so get Coady or Stearman on the wee jobby, piss him off and get him sent off. I’m sick of teams doing it to us and the ref’s accepting it.

    I feel optimistic and will go for a hard fought game with us running out 2-0

    With Dave Clarke’s song belting out, sending a shiver down the spine and getting the Molineux super charged and behind the lads.

    Cause we’ve got (clap clap) HELDER COSTA
    We’ve got (clap clap) HELDER COSTA
    Yes we’ve got (clap clap) HELDER COSTA, allll the tiiiime.

    COMB’s

    Onwards and upwards.

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    Wolves 2
    Newcastle 0
  25. To Brompton wolf I said that would be my strongest side and if you think Ikemi is good it’s you that wants to give up Wolves will always struggle with him. He has no positioning sense doesn’t command his area

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    Wolves 2
    Newcastle 1
  26. Bedford Wolf says:

    Ikeme
    Coady Stearman Hause Doherty
    Saiss Edwards
    Costa Enobakhare Ronan
    Dicko

    subs: Burgoyne, Iorfa, Marshall, Price, Mason, Weimann, Bodvarsson

    My team for tomorrow. No room for Lonergan, Batth, Saville or Evans. Williamson, Cavaleiro and Graham still out.

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  27. DancesWithWolves says:

    Being the underdogs helps? Try telling that to the bottom team in the division! Actually it might work if said bottom team was playing us! Home or away!

    Onto Newcastle. On paper and in reality they are a better side than us. We have the occasional habit of raising our game against the better teams and conversely a more regular habit of dropping off against the poorer teams.

    I’m going for the occasional good habit tomorrow. 2-1 to us.

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    Wolves 2
    Newcastle 1
  28. Cannock Wolf says:

    Newcastle have a weakness at the back in dealing with crosses into the box so I would definitely start with Bodvarsson up front.

    Can’t see us winning though and I would be reasonably happy with a point.

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    Wolves 2
    Newcastle 2
  29. LA Wolf says:

    We need to compensate for average players and a dire league position with a defensive formation this Saturday. Midfield is average (good but not good enough to control the match) so we need 5 in there. This also stops them running at our defence (defence is okay but not excellent if players running at them). Then go for pace upfront with Dicko.

    Crucial game for Lambo to stop critics suggesting FA Cup is masking poor league form. If Chelsea beat us next week its all eyes on the league table and we could be lower than when he came in.

    Keeping the faith.

    Ikeme, Coady, Steers, Hause, Doc, Price, Dave, Saville, Costa, Weimann, Dicko.

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    Wolves 3
    Newcastle 0
  30. Nancy Trump says:

    Thomas,

    I like the look of your team but we MUST have Ronan in there, easily the most creative midfielder we have despite his youth, AND a top dead ball merchant. Really can’t afford to leave him out.

    1-1

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  31. Marin wolf says:

    Like Bedfords team line up …but it won’t send shivers down Geordie spines, I’m afraid

    Got a call from a Way Ay mate last week so now there’s a bottle of malt whisky riding on this one

    It’s either 1-1 which means no whisky changes hands or 2-1 and me sipping at some Glenlivet

    Lose and he gets Talisker .. and I’ll buy myself a consolation bottle of Glenlivet anyway …so that’s an expensive result

    We should beat Burtons and lose to Geordies but who knows this season?

    Whatever..?

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    Wolves 2
    Newcastle 1
  32. I predict we will get anywhere from 0 to 3 points.

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  33. CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH says:

    With the temperature around kick off time being barely above freezing the Geordies will think they are in some sort of tropical oasis as they swan around the Stafford Road in t shirts and shorts thus sending a psychological message to their team that they are in fact already on the beach. This will infuriate Rafa Benitez to such a degree that he literally chews his arm off.He also has a long memory and tries to hunt down Zenga for a punch up following their scrap in a pub in Newcastle last September (not widely reported). He doesn’t realise Zenga was sacked in October so takes a swing at PL instead with his remaining arm. He misses,falls over and is escorted from the ground by police. They throw him in to the back of the van and he is greeted by 2 familiar faces. Yes. It’s Ant and Dec. Earlier arrested for unusual activity with a duck over West Park. All the chaos and upset allows WWFC to come away with a valuable 2-1 win.

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    Wolves 2
    Newcastle 1
  34. The Witley Wanderer says:

    This one will be hard fought, if we keep our cool we can edge it.

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    Wolves 2
    Newcastle 1
  35. We need to win to keep some distance between us and the bottom 3. I still think if we are not carefull we could get dragged into a relegation battle this league is like that lose a couple and you are down there, win a couple and its mid table I’m not being all doom and gloom it’s simple mathematics.

    There’s added spice due to Shelby and we are going to need the ref to be strong with both teams.

    We are half way through the season and our strikers need to step up we cannot rely on Ewards and Costa all the time they have to start scoring.

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    Wolves 2
    Newcastle 1
  36. Wight Wolf says:

    Absolutely no idea how this game will turn out, we’re far to inconsistent. Just looking forward to what could be a good game and a few beers after.

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    Wolves 3
    Newcastle 3
  37. The result will surely depend on which team PL chooses and what tactics, formation he goes for.
    He is reported as saying that Williamson has recovered, back in training, but not ready.
    I have been hoping to see Bodvarson and Dicko starting some time, and certainly would like to see Ronan start.
    I’ll be hoping for the run of the ball, and Wolves ability to rise to the occasion, albeit that’s usually been when we play away.
    As for the Burton result, compared to Anfield or St James Park, the stadiums are so different, it’s like playing pool compared to a full size snooker table, maybe OK if you’re used to it, but didn’t suit our players.
    I’ll get good odds for 3-0 !

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    Wolves 3
    Newcastle 0
  38. Twixfix says:

    This has got that previous FA Cup tie feeling about. They were PL and we were Championship.
    The sight of George Noah dancing through the Geordies defence to score in our famous (amongst many) 3-2 win at the Mol.
    Even more so at the end seeing ugly Craig Bellamy getting dogs abuse from the Wolves fans as he trudged off broken and defeated… yes Craig FUCK OFF AGAIN….
    Tomorrow a repeat of past glories …. Ant and Dec crying all the way back to Byker Grove ….

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    Wolves 3
    Newcastle 2
  39. Bedford Wolf says:

    Anyone else have money on Sir Billy Wright in the 3 o’clock at Southwell today? Romped home at 20-1.

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  40. Exiledwolf says:

    It’s a pity that this game clashes with the televised Wales v England rugby match but that is of secondary importance to our own titanic fixture. Best buy my Sky Sports day pass asap.

    I would be reasonably content if Thomas’s team started tomorrow and it would be so good if Bodvarsson got back on the goal trail. I see that PL is saying Saiss is unlikely to start following his AFCON exertions but I would like to see him in the team sooner rather than later.

    Heart says a win but…….

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    Wolves 1
    Newcastle 1
  41. Gold Wolf Sven says:

    I can only go with my heart on this one, come on you wolves

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    Wolves 2
    Newcastle 1
  42. I’m keeping the faith with this one. Mind you, I always do. We’ll be the underdogs, as we were up there, and at Liverpool and Stoke, but not at Burton. Still looking forward to that warm cuddly feeling of seeing Nouha’s name on the scoresheet.

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    Wolves 2
    Newcastle 0
  43. Mark G Davies says:

    Working this weekend so sadly can`t get to the game. Really enjoyed the day out at Newcastle earlier this season, but we are a better side away from home, and it won`t be easy tomorrow.
    However you have to be optimistic and the lads know they can beat these, top of the table they may be. I don’t expect many goals though so for once I`ll pray for a clean sheet and a one goal victory, Dicko or Iceland to get an unexpected but long overdue goal.

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    Wolves 1
    Newcastle 0
  44. Adrian says:

    Well, common sense says we will probably lose, but then when was common sense and wolves used in the same sentence. I haven’t managed to get a single score line correct yet, so sod it.

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    Wolves 2
    Newcastle 1
  45. whitestone wolf says:

    Every time I think we’ve turned a corner I predict a win and we falter again so I’ll stick with defeats from now on so we should finish the season strongly.

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    Wolves 1
    Newcastle 3
  46. kiwiwolf says:

    Heart says if we can beat Liverpool we can beat Newcastle.
    Head says…Burton… WTF

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    Wolves 1
    Newcastle 3
  47. The Money Shop vs Wonga. Which is better? There’s only one way to find out: FIGHT!
    ….. and we’ve got the fighters!

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    Wolves 1
    Newcastle 0
  48. bullyisagod says:

    Gonna go contrarian on this. We have some big game players who I think will show up tomorrow. Come on lads.

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    Wolves 1
    Newcastle 0
  49. Larry Talbot says:

    The good thing about playing the likes of Nuke-hassel is they will come-on to us.

    Whether we can defend against ’em is the next question? As in; who do we play at the back? Will Lambert use Saville and Evans to patrol between the defense and Midfield lines? That would mean one up front again…at home?

    Who the hell knows? I haven’t called a line-up right for ages and that concerns me somewhat. Does Lambert know his best team yet or is he just over-cautious?

    3-2 to the lads, I hope.

    UTW

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    Wolves 3
    Newcastle 2
  50. Telford Wolf says:

    Back to winning ways…..just!

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    Wolves 2
    Newcastle 1
  51. LedburyLupus says:

    Undoubtedly going to be a hard fought game that we need at least a point from but most important that we don’t lose anybody to injury or silly red cards cause we cannot afford anyone to be missing next weekend.

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    Wolves 2
    Newcastle 2
  52. Sutton Coldfield Wolf says:

    We are now entering the pivotal part of the season for us. The play offs are gone ( in fact they went a while ago) despite PL’s understandable protestations that he hasn’t given up on them. 5 wins needed to ensure safety and 4 home league games on the spin. Win them and it’s pretty much job done on what has been a wasted season, save the excitement of the fa cup. Lose them or take a poor return e.g. A win, a draw and a couple of defeats and we will most definitely be in a relegation scrap. For all the positive signs of recent weeks, the performance I witnessed at burton reminded me that this team is still a long way from being a potent championship team. Take Costa out of this team and who would back us to win more than we lose?

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    Wolves 1
    Newcastle 1
  53. Half a mind on Chelsea next week and content that we should be Ok to maintain Championship status even with a loss here – not my thoughts, but my concern that this may be hanging in the heads of our players…

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    Wolves 0
    Newcastle 1
  54. Mosman Wolf says:

    The game is on TV in Australia which is good because I get to watch live and bad because we don’t do that well in the televised games.

    I think its time to start with Bodvarsson and sit Dicko on the bench. I have been hoping for weeks that he would get that allusive goal but I am not sure that is going to happen.

    We rise to the big occasions and I can see us winning – just – maybe – hopefully.

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    Wolves 2
    Newcastle 1
  55. Tipton Exile says:

    We all know that we beat good teams and loose to bad ones.

    Therefore logic says a home win.

    Nurse medicine please.

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    Wolves 2
    Newcastle 1
  56. Cotswold Wolf says:

    PL picks teams for the game and the opposition. If we can take Shelvey out of the game, through Saiss maybe, their supply is cut. Sounds like a good theory anyway.

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    Wolves 2
    Newcastle 0
  57. Sutton wolf says:

    Hope the lads do Rachel proud today and win COYW

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    Wolves 2
    Newcastle 0
  58. spikeyboy says:

    last gasp breakaway winner after being pummulled for 90 minutes

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    Wolves 1
    Newcastle 0
  59. Border Wolf says:

    Going for a draw & hoping I’m wrong.

    Come on Wolves!

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    Wolves 1
    Newcastle 1
  60. BennyWolves says:

    I agree Mosman,
    Good to get a live game in Aussie but bad because we seem to struggle when we play live.
    After Burton brought us back to earth, we have to show the same desire as we did before that, which we hopefully will.
    A tight win for me.

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    Wolves 1
    Newcastle 0
  61. Bouncebackability!

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    Newcastle 1
  62. CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH says:

    The sheep in south wales are on red alert.

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  63. Keeping an eye on game at work………..not looking good..!

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  64. First shot on target 86th minute…………simply not good enough it’s either the strikers are not good enough or the system they are being asked to play isn’t working…….forget the penalty shout it was’nt given.

    That’s 6 points in the last 2 games we have dropped would have been 12th instead 18th, fact not doom and gloom FACT..!

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  65. Bubble wel and truely burst…….6 points of relegation places………sorry but just not good enough. System, wrong personnel wrong formation wrong tactics whatever………….no wonder Costa has a buy out clause.

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  66. CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH says:

    Forget Chelsea. Wigan fuckin massive. Lose that and in deep shit . PL record now only slightly better than WZ.

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  67. Brompton Wolf says:

    Hmmm. I am cold. Not happy with our strikers – when our midfield don’t play well, we don’t score, and if you don’t score yoh don’t win. Simple

    Come on PL the priority MUST be a striker now. ONE shot on target in the 86th is not good enough. Poor defenders, kept them out as long as they could, waiting for us to score – which was never going to happen today.

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  68. someblokeontinterweb says:

    Fellow blogers, I have a question “How many more shite referees are we going to get?” These referees are paid to do a job there are rules stick to them or find another job! I’m well pi$$ed of the ref in the Wales v England 6 Nations was not much better if you are going to be in charge be in charge but, please learn the efing rules first. Rant over for now,but?

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  69. May well have been handball against Coady in the lead up to their goal – no point complaining about the ref. We didn’t create anything.
    Not sure why our plan was continually to push down a very crowded right side and put the ball in to Dicko & Costa & Coady with no room to work.
    Impressed by Enobakhare – not quite the end product, but lovely skills and strength.

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    • someblokeontinterweb says:

      AshK, I’ve said this before and more than once. When we are trying to clear the ball and it’s in the air the head tennis seems to be in any direction other than forward, it might be me but there does not appear to be anyone capable of getting the ball back on the park.

      The 86 minutes to hit the target is definitely not good enough, we had a lot of the ball last night but we did not do anything with it.

      In reality now every game is a six pointer and we need to win a few just 2 on the spin would be a massive morale booster.

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  70. RickRack Wolves says:

    So all referees are watched & rated by the FA each game – 5/10 – must try harder – learn rules – then stick to them – obvious Mitrocheat was gonna score after staying on & Carl if you’d have gone to ground as Wes Whosalamb he walk have walked
    86 mins first shot on target – not > good enough
    couldnt pass wind today & why cant we take throw in’s?????
    6 pts off ‘R’ – Wigan on tues now massive game
    3 more home games to put space between us & “R”
    COYW FOWB

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  71. Jackomac says:

    I thought passing game was OK today right up until the penalty area. Our defence looked strong apart from the goal. We only made one error but unfortunately their defence made none. PL understands the importance of getting on the front foot, it’s because we just don’t have the game plan and players to come back from going a goal down. If your a boxer without a killer punch you have to win on points. I really respect what Dicko brings to the game but at the moment Weimann looks potentially the better finisher and should lead the line. Maybe try Dicko wide left till Cav or Graham or Zyro is back. We need more of a threat on the left as sides are now putting three on Costa. Good game for Bright today. Need to get today into perspective, we were never going to overrun Newcastle they are a good side at this level. They had a bit of luck on their goal and we didn’t with the Stearman and Edwards chances.

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