Wolves Vs Wigan Athletic Preview

Please don’t lose this one Wolves.

After such a positive start to the year, getting reeled in by the bottom three would put us on a right downer heading into the Chelsea game.

As stated in the match report, I felt the team were unlucky and toothless against Newcastle in almost equal parts. We can’t afford to be either tomorrow.

Let’s approach it with a positive attitude, play on the front foot from the start and get a useful result to push us up towards midtable.

I think that would also be a useful confidence boost before playing the best team in the country at the weekend.

Wigan

It was late heartbreak at Craven Cottage on Saturday for the Latics as Fulham turned the game around to secure a 94th minute 3-2 victory. What is it about Fulham?

That leaves Warren Joyce’s team five points off safety, albeit having played a game less than Burton in 21st. Not insurmountable by any stretch, but they’ll want to get a few more points on the board soon.

They’ve lost six of their last ten and won only twice, which is relegation form in itself so hardly a glowing endorsement for the manager who took over from Gary Caldwell in October.

I thought Caldwell might have been given a bit more time having got them out of League One at the first attempt, but I suppose that’s the nature of the Championship?

Scoring goals has been their major problem all season. They might have Will Grigg but even with him burning a path, they’re still the joint lowest scorers in the league with just 28 goals.

Wolves

I really feel Bodvarsson should be starting up front. Nouha Dicko looks shot of confidence and while the big Icelander hasn’t scored for yonks, he seems more likely to find the net sometime this year.

While we’re at it, I think Hause is unfortunate to be out of the team after some big performances at Stoke, Liverpool and Barnsley. Evans will likely get the nod with Jack Price ruled out.

I’m torn about whether Connor Ronan should start down the left. He’s a big talent but this is an important game that we need to win, so perhaps the experience of Weimann would be wiser, even though he was off colour at the weekend.

Ben Marshall is another contender but Paul Lambert has suggested he’s short of fitness so hard to know if he’d be considered ready yet.

Paul Lambert

Predictions

As part of my ‘be positive’ mantra, I’ll back us to get it done.

No doubt Michael Jacobs will score or their goal-shy forward line will ping one in from thirty yards, but hopefully we can overcome those kind of setbacks to win.

I suspect this might finally be the night for at least one of our forwards to shine.

3-1.

Up The Wolves!

Comments

  1. Bedford Wolf says:

    Must win game – and I believe we will win. I’d play Thomas’s team apart from Saiss and Ronan instead of Evans and Edwards. Saiss is quality, as is Ronan, and we need as much quality as we can get.

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    • Wokingham Welsh Wolf says:

      Agree with your “quality” comments, Bedford.

      Can’t share your optimism on reversing our shortage of goals.

      If we lose this one it will be an absolute disaster, because the players’ confidence will be completely shot.

      Worrying times.

      I’m still keeping the faith, but don’t know why.

      COMBs!

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    • Karlir-Johanarnt Kristjanson says:

      I think I’d play Ronan left and Weimann or Bodvarsson up front.

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  2. Amber Wolf says:

    This is a game we need points from, 3 would be most useful. I would agree with Bedford Wolf, Saiss is class and should come in now he has returned from ACN duties, and Bodvarrson should play up front, see no reason not to play the more skillful youngsters we have coming through in both Ronan and Bright too, we need to blood and bring these players on for next season when we will need the 20 odd goal a season striker we’re missing.

    Expect Lambert to ring the changes mid week and for the FA Cup at the weekend, but Costa if he’s fiy has to play both. Hause at least one of the two.

    If I had a choice of winning and losing one this week its awful to say it but I’d choose the cup to win and the league to lose. I dont think we will go down and there’s enough time to get the few extra points we need to be safe.

    Andrew

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  3. Lorry1978 says:

    Wigan will be like us in the FA cup – they are probably not expected to win so they will go all out to get a result. Needs the players to step up from Saturday and create chances and put their defence under pressure from the first minute. First shot on goal as the home team in the 86th minute is NOT ACCEPTABLE no matter who the opposition.

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  4. Newark Wolves says:

    I have to agree with Dave, this really is a must win game. We are only 6 points off Blackburn in the bottom 3 and if Wigan beat us it will be the same with them. With 15 games to go after tomorrow night it would be squeaky bum time. Any team in this division can have a little run of form and beat anyone else. We have only won 9 games all season, the same as QPR and Bristol City below us. And, even Burton Albion have won 8 so come on lads, it is time to give us all a boost and thump someone for a change. We are really looking forward to tomorrow night as we don’t get to many night matches so here’s to a nice big Wolves win even if Jacobs gets a consolation.

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  5. Wolves ain’t going down. A two nil win tomorrow will stop the slide
    Bring on the chelsea

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    • Newark Wolves says:

      Ay up mate, no doubt you will be sharing the train up with the Chelski fans on Saturday. Have to say that I have not got very fond memories of their lot over the years !

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      • Nor me but for different reasons .. bumped into a good mate of mine ( proper Chelsea and England lad ..goes everywhere ) last time we played Chelsea at the mol And I had just jumped on the train back to London with a case of beer. The train broke down and I had to share it !

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  6. Wight Wolf says:

    Must say I would like to see Saiss back in the team, assuming he has acclimatised. I also expect to see a Jacobs cracker, it’s almost inevitable. We therefore need to score at least 2 and Dadi is the man for me.

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  7. The Witley Wanderer says:

    This is not “The Last Chance Saloon” tomorrow but we do need to take this game by the scruff of its neck and give it a bloody good shake and not worry about Chelski till Saturday.

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  8. Incognito says:

    This is a game to play to our strengths and therefore play our strongest possible side, which means no room for players seeking match fitness!!! Marshall take a bow!!!! we cannot afford to fanny around with all that. This team can play decent football and would beat Wigan: Ikeme, Doherty, Hause, Stearman, Coady, Ronan, Saiss, Price, Costa, Bod, Bright. Pick that team and we win 2-0. Don’t pick that team, which will be the case as PL won’t then we scrape an ugly win 1-0.

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  9. john Payne says:

    Lambert is sure to ring the changes, with this important league match followed so soon by Chelsea. He may rest Edwards tomorrow, even leave Costa on the bench.
    If he sticks with Dicko I hope he’ll start Dadi too, to hold it up and give Dicko a few chances.
    Saiss and Ronan for skill and creativity too please.

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  10. CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH says:

    Torrid affair but a scruffy goal on 68 minutes will do it 50 points should be enough this year so this win will take us to within 12 points of that with 15 games left. So we should be ok. I wonder if I can sneak a machine gun in with me and shoot Jacobs before he scores ? Only joking but you know what happens when our old boys come to town. Even Tomasz Frankowski would knock one in if he come back with Gornal Athletic. Come on Wolves. Ease my worries.. AND set us up nicely for Chelsea… WHERE WERE YOU? WHERE WERE YOU? WHERE WERE YOU WHEN YOU WERE SHIT ! AV IT……….

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  11. nige3367 says:

    Would love to see us go 4-4-2 for such a must win game…
    This game is bigger than the Chelski game..

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  12. Steppenwolfe says:

    Going 2 – 0 although no idea who the fc*k will score.
    After beating Stoke and Liverpool on their own patches and the second half improvement on saturday I don’t understand the criticism of Evans and Saville.
    What is it about Wolves strikers and scoring? Last year Siggy, ALF or whoever couldn’t hit a barn if they were inside it and this year, with an arguably superior team, its no better. It says something about the supply line although with Costa you would imagine more opportunities were being created.

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  13. johnok says:

    If i said i wasn’t nervous i’d be lying,this is a must win game as we all know.
    I only hope PL gets it right on the night because Wigan like us are fighting for their lives and scoring goals.
    We must be on our metal to overcome this hurdle.UTW

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  14. StuWolf says:

    This is just a game of football in a season that has been stood on it’s head by Fosun, Zenga and now Lambert. We are now going nowhere league wise, the FA Cup tnat’s a pipe dream.
    For me:-
    Ikeme
    Doherty, Hause, Williamson, stearman,
    Ronan, Siass Gibbs-White
    Costa, Bodvarsson.

    Gibbs -White offers more than Bright who can come on with Dicko and Weinmann when legs tire.

    Wolves to win, 3-0 with Jacobs doing lots of fancy stuff with no end product as before.

    COYW’s

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    • Lowves -- we have plenty of bread says:

      No wonder we keep losing matches Stu when we only start with ten men!!
      Must count the line up tomorrow LOL

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      • StuWolf says:

        That’s what I get for trying so hard to leave Bhatt out. Stick Weinmann on from the start and add Ewards to the subs to come on.
        Bhatt will be the undoing of us…… and me.

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  15. Mosman Wolf says:

    At least its not on television.

    Would also like to see 2 up front.

    I keep hearing that we are playing well so hopefully we snag this one.

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  16. Wolf in Devon says:

    Hmmm this is a hard one to call? Who knows which team will turn up on a cold Tuesday evening with Chelsea on the horizon. I’ll go for a hard fought 2-1 win after conceding early on.

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  17. Ex-players scoring against their old clubs. It’s a famous syndrome throughout football so Jacobs is bound to get one. Nothing we can do about that then. What I can’t understand are the calls to finally drop Nouha for this one. Not scored for, 18 months or more is it, and he’s playing his old club. Just tailor-made for him to break his duck at long last. C’mon Nouha. Your moment has arrived.
    Otherwise, yes, it’s a must win game. Or at least a should win game. I believe it’s a will win game.
    No worries.

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  18. kiwiwolf says:

    Must agree with leaving Dicko out, should have been loaned out during window to rebuild confidence.

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  19. LA Wolves says:

    I think we should put Wiemann up top, with Bodvarson (who does end up on the flanks with no one to cross to on occassion). The downside is that we lose Dickos pace but I think he would need less chances than Dicko does at the current time.

    It would also allow us to use a proper winger Marshall or Ronan?

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  20. theDOOGooder says:

    A Valentine’s Day message to all Wolves fans…

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Wigan will score
    But we’ll get two

    Happy VD to everyone concerned with the blog.

    Perhaps I ought to rephrase that.

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    • Brompton Wolf says:

      Roses are Red
      Violets are Blue
      Wigan will score
      But we won’t because we are utter shit at putting the feking ball in the back of the net, because our strikers are absolutely crap at the moment and can’t hit a barn door at whatever the distance is, and I am dreading this game as it will bring our confidence level to rock bottom, and, and, and ….

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      • theDOOGooder says:

        Ooooh! Get her!

        Who hasn’t received any Valentine’s Cards then?

        See you in APV, I’ll lend you one of mine, I’ve got hundreds.

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        • theDOOGooder says:

          On Saturday, not tonight of course.

          I’m on a promise.

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        • Clive from Houston says:

          Yes, I remember.
          You went to the half price card and chocolate store, last year, on Feb 15th!!
          Been around StuWolf too long!!

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        • Brompton Wolf says:

          Never done Valentines, ever. Been married for 35 years so it aint done me any harm lol.

          Just a tad fed up with our lacklustre strikers at the minute mate. Ok, we do concede still, but not many, and you can only win a game if you score.

          Looking forward to seeing you both on Saturday.

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  21. whitestone wolf says:

    Just win.

    Ronan to start, he won’t feel any pressure and will have the entire crowd on his side. I have a feeling that Edwards will be rested for this one so we’ll need to find a goalscorer from somewhere.

    Not the kind of game we usually win but here’s hoping.

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  22. Cotswold Wolf says:

    Maybe not the time to experiment but I fancy playing Costa in a central role. Got to be more likely to score than our non striking strikers. OK so he’s no Messi but at our level could be effective.

    Wolves to win.

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  23. If it were me I would play Bright Enobakhare, from the start, as the striker.
    He has speed and confidence, put him in the six yard box and he’ll knock ’em in, faster than Bod or Dicko…
    It’s a non brainer with plenty of competition to play behind him.
    I do not think we will bring back Saiss till Chelsea.
    Many have said we need a certain type of player to get us out of this division.
    Lambert with Weimann & Marshall recognises this but it may well be at the expense of flair.
    Costa plays better with Cav as the other winger.
    It means if they double up on Helda we play it to Cav who is equally as dangerous.
    I’m ambivalent about the remainder of the season.
    We may or may not win tomorrow but I think we will stay up, a feat, considering the rocky ride of take overs & managers…

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  24. bullyisagod says:

    Think we’ll get an early goal and then sit back. They’ll get a fluky equaliser and then a very nervy last 10 when they’ll bundle one in. Oh and my Dad’s going and we always lose when my Dad goes.

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  25. Its going to be scrappy and ugly, with both teams desperate not to lose. A point each, with Wigan leaving the happier of the teams

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  26. Graham from Horsham says:

    I have to get 3 points on the prediction league sometime. Might as well be at the same time as our strikers start earning their salary.

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  27. Twixfix says:

    I’m feeling ok about tomorrow…. for me Wigan (ever since Martinez was manager) play a formation which is just not in the coaching manuals. 2:4:1:2:1…….or is that the diamond.? I know I’ll ring Glenda Hoddle ..he’ll know.
    Enough levity ..tomorrow is serious…….we must not fail.
    I like your team Thomas but although Enobakare has loads of potential he is nowhere near the finished article….this will be a night for experience, steel and strong nerves….and that’s me.
    I can only hope we get a decent ref and Jacobs runs his legs into knots.
    Body and Costa to score.

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  28. Jackomac says:

    433 with a midfield of Swiss and Evans covering Ronan who plays in the number ten role. Front three is Dicko Weimann and Costa but Weimann to lead the line and Dicko wide left.

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  29. Clive from Houston says:

    What’s brown and full of holes?
    Swiss shit.

    A joke, barely, to jollify the atmosphere pervading the blog, of doom and gloom.

    Whats up folks?
    This is the no brainer to beat all no brainers, even Brompton.
    The easiest three points in the history of the world.
    Wigan, dont even bother showing up, it will be The Valentine Day Massacre to end ’em all.
    Five superb goals, with just a token gift to them in the last minute, to get my prediction spot on.
    Onwards and upwards, boys and girls, The Black Pig has finally set sail and Pugwash Paul is rollin’!!!

    Five days until West London lose all interest in the FA Cup!

    FOwb

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  30. Paul Tamworth says:

    In the absence of Price please start with Saiss, he has to much quality to keep being frozen out he is a much better player than Saville and Evans. He won’t obviously do that and will go with one of those two very average players. I see I am not the only one saying this hope Lambo reads the Wolves blog!!

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  31. Steve Showcase says:

    This is all Lambert again as in on the spot proper..3 out of 4 recent championship losses ..conceding conceding and my moaning still stands with everything around the no 5 spot..(and R back)

    Next season prob the most important for years and years..but we must stay up and these 3 points could be the most important of the season as 1 point would embarrass us even more and a loss would be a crisis..

    Who’d be a manager…
    This match attack attack attack ..
    Where’s Williamson incidentally?

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    • Brompton Wolf says:

      He is poorly. I like your attack philosophy, but our strikers suck at the moment and I do not see where our next goal is coming from. We should NOT rely on others to score – I say their wages should be docked until they start doing what they are Paid to do.

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  32. RickRack Wolves says:

    If our strikers were striking i’d say go 442 but they ain’t

    So we need experience then go 442

    & back in the day we had a 50 goal a season hero playing? Yes 442

    Why wheN playing a poor team do we worry about them? We’re Wolves, we beat Stoke & Liverpool & not anywhere near our “normal” starting 11. Lets go at it from the start, dont sit back if we get an early goal, play like its a cup tie & fek the pie men off
    ,
    Ikeme,
    Doc & Iorfa
    Williamson if fit starts Hause alongside if not fit Stears……
    Saiss & Evans ctr mid
    Costa & Weimann
    Bright & BoD

    I think thats 11 players & it’s fekin 4 4 fekin 2

    Plus Dicko on if needed or if 3:0 up – replacing wide man or front man

    It’s about time we gave someone a tonking why not before Chekski

    Wolves 3

    Pie men 1 (via an 94 min consolation) – as my acca is Wolves win both teams score

    COYW FOWB We 8 cockneys (but not the nice ones on ere)

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  33. vicsmith says:

    Let’s be perfectly honest – Chelsea are likely to start with too strong a side for us to consider a decent result. There are still the best teams left in the cup – so let us focus on the league instead of dreaming of a cup run. The Stoke result was excellent, the Liverpool result looks good on paper but there was a very much weakened opposition due to their schedule. Chelsea will be different. So let’s play our strongest team against Wigan. That is far more important. If we do, we’ll win.

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  34. Marin wolf says:

    In the style that Fergie apparently used when doing the team briefing before Spurs games

    Lads, it’s Wigan

    Haven’t got a prediction right since Villa but felling like we get revved up ready for Chelski by taking 20+ shots

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  35. Agree with your team Thomas though i could be tempted to try Batth and Stears up front with Dicko and Bod at the back.

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  36. Tipton Exile says:

    As we all know Jacobs is bound to score so we must get at least two in a game we HAVE to win.

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  37. basherbaz says:

    That made me smile Colin, Think we may see some kids play tonight and still think we will win (ever the optimist)

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  38. sevlow says:

    Time to pull up our big boy pants and get 3 points on the board. Wigan are fighting to stay in this league and it will be another tough Championship game, like the rest of them are in this league.

    I am hoping my new bracelet will work it’s magic and prove to be a lucky charm for us!

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  39. Very nervous about tonight. I too think he’ll ring the changes, we have plenty of cover in most positions. I just hope the players play with fluidity and freedom and enjoy it, but it’s been seen before that we freeze in situations like this. It’ll be scruffy I fear, but points are important and am expecting three. Come on Nouha.

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  40. DancesWithWolves says:

    A disappointing night against Newcastle but it says a lot that the MOTM was Lascelles, a defender. They went all out to nick a win and it worked, but there are virtually the champions-elect.

    Moving on, you would think that the goals would come, especially against the likes of Wigan. I think we will win by a margin otherwise we will be liable to panic-concede in injury time and drop two points. 2-1 ahead will not be enough at the death. Goals will give us confidence against Chelsea.

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  41. I think both teams are in similar situations and so both will be desperate not to lose. Ultimately I don’t think either side will be left satisfied with a draw.

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  42. Cannock Wolf says:

    Fancy us to win comfortably tonight – we should be way too strong for them.

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  43. wolfman jack says:

    Dicko’s lack of goals can be directly attributed to the system we play. Under KJ it was possession based, releasing Dicko behind the defence with passes on the floor. Currently Ikeme is (presumably) being told to launch it long and we pick up the second ball/knock down somewhere round the half-way line, leaving little space into which to launch Dicko. Either we change system or we have to start with JDB who can at least compete in the air.
    I’d go 4-1-4-1 for this one – leave Saiss to protect the back 4 (he’s good enough) and bring Ronan into the midfield 4 for some creativity. If we play as we started againt the Toon we should win this, but we have got to make some quality deliveries in the final third.

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  44. pauluswolf says:

    Going to be positive and say Costa will run rings round them and eventually we’ll score – probably Dangerous Dave.
    But, less face it this becomes a must win game – should we lose we are part of the relegation mire!

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  45. Paul cooks left peg says:

    Hate being a wolves fan at the minute
    If we score first we win if we concede first we won’t win
    Got to get our noses in front
    Please boys get a win

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  46. The Newt says:

    It can be a difficult game against teams down the bottom fighting for their lives and they were unlucky against Fulham the weekend. Saying that if we can play to the best of our ability then the three points should be ours. Time for our strikers to step up to the plate over the next few weeks.

    Going for a narrow win.

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  47. Newark Wolves says:

    Just setting out for Wolverhampton.Hope to catch up with some of you guys later.

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  48. Shalom Cohen says:

    We’ll win. Positive thinking.

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  49. Exiledwolf says:

    I’m in agreement with those saying that Saiss should come in to protect the back four. Also, as it is our home game, so we should be playing with two strikers, with Bodvarsson and Dicko both starting – the latter if only for the ex-player factor.

    The recent Barnsley result shows that we can win on a Tuesday. Over to you lads.

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  50. A demoralising 1-2 reverse as we dream of Chelsea next w/e

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  51. Mitchwednesbury says:

    A tight affair with Wolves equalizing after an early Wigan opener.

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  52. Marney says:

    If you could buy 3 points in the league for a forfeit on Saturday and get another 6 points instead of the wins against stoke and Liverpool…… would you?
    Anyway ronan and bright to shine tonight and give pl a nice selection headache for Chelsea
    Utw

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  53. Mark G Davies says:

    The opposition will really fancy their chances tonight, and didn`t they go sign that goalscoring Grimsby striker, because they had a problem scoring also. Our forwards can`t score, so we do nothing, and there is no young lad in the reserves/under 23s who is a natural goalscorer either.
    Everyone is right, it would be massively helpful if we won tonight, maybe even draw, just don`t bloody well lose.
    I for once predicted the right score on Saturday, but thought we were going to win. As for tonight what about Dicko getting one and Bodvarson one as well, maybe Micky Mouse could get a third.
    I don`t care if we enjoy 3 own goals from the away side, and like other posts, hope the lads are up for this and get the win we could do with.

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  54. BARDWolf says:

    i’m with Graham from Horsham, goto get a score right sooner or later (please???)

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  55. Sharmwolf says:

    Can only see 1 point tonight in front of a half empty stadium with not a lot of atmosphere. Wigan look pretty useful going forward so I can see them scoring and our goal will come from a striker. Dicko off the bench with 10 to go. Having 5 games in a month is crazy with money so tight for some people and it is no wonder only 17000 will get down there tonight. Get into em

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  56. ferris says:

    I’m trusting wolves to get this done. Hopefully they won’t all be focused on the game Saturday and put the effort in and secure the points. Bodvarsson and Doherty to score

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  57. Border Wolf says:

    We need to start scoring & get some consistency – starting with a win this evening.

    Come on lads!!!

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  58. Olivergoldblack says:

    Home win, can see Costa and Edwards being rested. No striker to score lol. I’d like to see Ronan, bright and gibbsy start tonight.

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  59. Bright and Ronan to start, Gibbs White and Wilson on the bench. Lambo certainly putting his faith in youth.

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  60. Brompton Wolf says:

    What a surprise ………45 mins gone …….NO goals scored!!

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  61. Brompton Wolf says:

    What a surprise …… no goals scored in 88 minutes with only two shots on target against a team who have not had one until that time ….. and it goes in.

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  62. Bedford Wolf says:

    Bugger!

    Please Mr Lambert, ditch Batth and Stearman and play proper centre backs. Williamson, if fit, and Hause MUST start on Saturday. Equally Saiss MUST start ahead of Price or Evans or, God forbid, Saville.

    The chronic need for a decent centre back and a proven goalscorer are once again highlighted by tonight’s defeat at the hands of a dire Wigan whose first shot on target in the 88th minute consigns us to another home defeat.

    Pissed off. Thoroughly, utterly, totally and completely.

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    • john Payne says:

      me too, there I was just thinking if we held on for the draw we’d have gained a point on some teams below us when……………..0-1

      I still wouldn’t be completely surprised if we don’t do well against Chelsea, maybe they’ll play an even weaker team after watching us tonight !

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    • Brompton Wolf says:

      I am gob smacked mate. Lost for words. I predicted this, but was hoping I would be wrong. I should have known.

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  63. Clive in Despair says:

    There it is.
    Dean Saunders Mark 2
    Relegation just confirmed, just a matter of time
    Dead Team walking, literally.
    Fuckin shower of shit
    Take a calculator if you are bothering to go on Saturday to tot up Chelsea’s cricket score
    One goal in three games, two of them against teams below us, and there aint many of them left.

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  64. The Witley Wanderer says:

    We are the only team not to score in the Championship to night, the FA Cup is a big distraction we are better than this, surely ???

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  65. Marney says:

    How to kill all the ‘feel good ‘ atmosphere surrounding wolves lately!! Dear me wolves
    Is it fair to say that the Chinese revolution of West Midlands football isn’t quite going to plan

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  66. Tipton Exile says:

    What an absolute shower of shit.

    Relegation here we come

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  67. Brompton Wolf says:

    Nowt whatsoever to do with our defence. 8 teams conceded tonight but still won. Every team who played tonight, scored, apart from Wolves.

    We lost this game purely due to our inability to score …. I am becoming tired of seeing this match after match.

    I wonder if pferdepferde wi?l be at Molineux on Saturday.

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  68. Brompton Wolf says:

    Well this could end up okay for us. Chelsea will probably play their B Team after seeing this so it could result in us having a better chance against them………..

    ……… losing 5-0 as opposed to 10-0.

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  69. nige3367 says:

    Well Well Well… Mr Lambert…
    Stoke , Liverpool, Chelski…
    No thanks…

    I’d have tajken wins against Burton, Newcastle and Wigan any day…

    In fact after watching the abortion tonight i’d have taken 3 of Kenny Jacketts 0-0 Bore draws…

    Be careful what you wish for..

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  70. spikeyboy says:

    Sometimes you wonder if you are on the same planet as whoever makes the decisions at wolves , I say whoever because surely a clever man like Paul lambert would have sent out his team to smash wigan to pieces tonight , would have thrown caution to the wind and gone for their jugular to get the win
    Every wolves fan to a man wanted a balls out go for it win … except it seems the manager.
    what is the man doing? We have the players to rip a team like wigan to bits.
    It’s obvious what the distraction is and it will be over after saturday have no doubt thank god.
    Let’s get on with the league , safety and progression into next season.
    Grow up lambert because this ridiculous inconsistency is killing us

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  71. Johnok says:

    That’s gotta be one of the worst games I’ve witnessed in my fifty odd years of watching the wolves,No shape at all,The only plus point was the young lad Roman.
    Lambert must take the blame totally he’s got both eyes on the cup that we ain’t gonna win.The way we’re going it’s gonna be a relegation battle if we continue to play like that,pathetic.pissed off.

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  72. StuWolf says:

    Not good enough I’m sorry to say, not good enough.

    WTF is going on at our state of the art academy/training ground. The ball is in the air more time than on the ground and with a bloke like Bhatt who can’t head the Fecking thing WTF.
    Conor Ronan MOTM by a Country mile, thank Dog he is signed up but I bet he’s wondering what is going on with the “First Team”

    Never seen such a one sided game and the team on top ending up losing to a piss poor side.

    Not good enough.

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  73. CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH says:

    Only young mr Ronan can hold his head up tonight. Barely wasted a pass and was NEVER afraid to receive the ball. As for the rest of em………

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  74. Larry Talbot says:

    I don’t like sounding like a know-all, but I’ve been scared that this could happen for a few weeks now, and I mean scared!

    You see, we have got some good players, but no team. The side Lambert fell upon when we played Liverpool was, to my mind now, a mere fluke of panic that somehow payed off against another side bereft of confidence and pressured by their own home fans. The win against Barnsley pulled me up a bit, but the tactics employed against Burton, Newcastle and Wigan are reminding me of the reign of Mark McGhee and the reason I stopped religiously buying a year-on-year season ticket.

    The manager has to sort this mess out PDQ and for starters find his best team and bloody stick with it. Whether that upsets some bodies in the team who like being ‘rotated’ because it gives them a game, tough, there are plenty of non-league teams out there that they can easily slot into. I could care less. Who I’m bothered about are the fans who turn out like I used to until I saw the light. We can’t have another generation of fans who, like me, pick their games or snipe from afar. Our gates and fan base are dropping, we’ve got to do better, and we have to start now. It’s non-negotiable. We are Wolves for God’s sake!

    UTW

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  75. GoWolves says:

    Totally unacceptable.

    Big picture:
    1. Strikers haven’t scored since August. WTF! Even our defenders have scored more!
    2. Virtually the same defence since last year – 2nd division at best. Williamson disappeared once again, so not counting on him. Don’t know how much difference Ben Marshall made … will rely on thoughts of those who saw the game.
    3. Apart from Helder Costa, (and Cavaleiro) we haven’t really improved the team from last year. Does anyone really think Costa or Cavs will stay if we get relegated, or even if we don’t come close to going up? By the end of this season we need to have a convincing story for certain promo next year, or they’re gone!
    4. Once again, we failed to improve the team with proven premier quality players in the txfr window.

    Worst thing could have happened to us was beating Liverpool in the cup. It impacted bringing in better players. It was the worst bit of false marketing we could have fallen for.

    Lambert and the players, cut out all the BS and get down to business. Cut the BS of “ooh, confidence is so high”, and the Icelandic Crap, and focus on the only fekin thing that matters, results! You are getting beaten by the bottom teams; over and over! Burton for crying out loud. How are you not embarrassed! Shameful!

    Do your fekin jobs! It’s a disgrace.

    Furious.
    GW.

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  76. The Witley Wanderer says:

    Is there a cooling off period to get your money back when you have bought early bird season ticket ??? I can’t be watching this week in and week out. What an earth is going on at my beloved Wolves???

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  77. Got to put my 3 penny’s worth in now cos the despair & frustration cannot wait until the well written blog!

    What an utter crap performance that was. We are rubbish. Was rubbish! Dean Saunders 2 I said half jokingly after the Toon defeat but it’s a reality now. Back to Ikeme at every opportunity hoof either out of play or back to them. That is’nt football. I can’t see any progress at all. The kids ain’t gonna get us out of this crap. The experienced guys like Saiss have to come in as does Williamson. I’d only play Ronan of the kids. Enobakhare skilful yes but no end product & too selfish. He needs further work.

    They are or have been clearly deluded that good things are just around the corner for this squad. This was as poor a team performance that I’ve ever seen recently. To be unable to get a win at home to a bottom 3 side is piss poor. No chance of the season ticket refund at this rate. But get the experienced guys in & sort out a style of football asap. I’m sick of this back to Ikeme lark. It’s schoolboy level if that.

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  78. nige3367 says:

    Worst thing is we dishing out new contracts to these losers…
    Evans 3 year deal WTF…
    Dicko 3 year deal WTF…
    If anyone thinks this group of players can get us to the Premier league you are Bonkers…

    Jackett, Zenga, Lambert…
    Common factor … Piss poor players…

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  79. Steve Showcase says:

    Besides not having quality strikers who can’t score we loose to the usual set piece because non league defenders are better than we’ve got..
    PL is good enough to keep us up but the writing is on the wall for 6 players who must go…we need better players..full stop.
    Yet another home tragedy….

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    • Brompton Wolf says:

      Hear hear mate. I am now really looking forward to us getting beat on Saturday so our focus can be solely on us staying up.

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  80. wwwebs says:

    I pity the poor blogger who is going to have to waste their time attempting to summarise that.

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  81. Sutton Coldfield Wolf says:

    I blogged before Newcastle that the clutch of 4 home league games were going to be pivotal.WE ARE MOST DEFINITELY IN A RELEGATION BATTLE. Putting on one side the abysmal performance against Wigan ( and Burton) for that matter, we have some pretty fundamental problems and sadly, all routes lead back to the management of the club ( again!). Why did we not sign a striker with a proven goal scoring record in the window? If you don’t score goals consistently you are never going to win football matches consistently and our lack of quality in this area has been glaring for nearly 2 seasons!!! IF we are aspiring to be a PL team inside a couple of years, why are we giving 3 and 4 year deals to players who are struggling to be effective at championship level e.g Batth, dicko and most unbelievably of all Evans? Why did we chase so hard to sign a player like Marshall who has journey man championship mediocrity written all over him? Sorry but those that say we have quality players are deluded. Costa has real talent as do a couple of the kids but the rest have pretty much consistently, game in game out,proven themselves to be struggling championship players who lack the mental resilience to achieve anything. Winning is as much a mentality and mindset as it is a technical or skills attribute and save the odd big game performance, too many of this squad have proven themselves to be only one thing over time……..UNDER ACHIEVERS.

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  82. someblokeontinterweb says:

    The mountain has gotten higher and much steeper, yet again.

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  83. Johnok says:

    Just had a thought sack lambert before it’s to late,he’s no better than his predecessors.

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  84. Bedford Wolf says:

    We have to keep faith and believe in PL to get it right.

    Having said that I do worry when our manager prefers Lee Evans and George Saville to Romain Saiss and Prince Oniangue.

    I also worry that he didn’t feel the need, presumably it was his choice, to bring in a proven goalscorer and a decent centre back in January.

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  85. Paul cooks left peg says:

    Fucking shocking defeat against shitty wigan
    Well pissed off when went to bed even more pissed off when I woke up
    I still.don’t think we will go down but come,on wolves
    I’ve just gone to Ladbroke put a tenner on us to beat Chelsea which I wouldn’t be surprised if we beat then after this shite last night
    We deserve better than this its always false hopes with us fans embarrassed at the moment
    We have,spent 28 odd million quid and,we are 18 th.

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