Given the intolerable misery of recent times, it’s hard to believe there are teams in this league who are doing worse than Wolves.
On current form of course, no other team is doing worse. But Bristol City do have 7 fewer points overall, which is a considerable buffer.
Ashton Gate has hardly been a fortress this season either with only 2 wins and 5 defeats already.
21 goals conceded too, which is the highest of any club in the division on their own ground.
I thought Derek Mcinnes might get them moving in the right direction, but that doesn’t appear to have happened. They struggled last year and it looks like being the same again this time.
That said, they’ve scored some big wins this season when they have performed, sinking Cardiff, Middlesbrough and Palace. Yet another sign that any game is winnable in this league with a decent performance.
Surely this is an opportunity for Wolves to start clawing their way back then?
Karl Henry returns after suspension and must go straight back into the starting lineup. Until we find a more creative midfielder partnership that can operate successfully together for 90 minutes in a 442, the skipper remains our linchpin.
And it will almost certainly be 442 again tomorrow. However, just because I’m tired of mocking up the same eleven, this for the record would be the team I’d send out tomorrow:
I’d pack out the midfield and give Sako more license to get forward and do damage.
There’s more chance of me playing tomorrow than Zubar, but I’d pick the Frenchman at center half, just as a radical alternative. As far as I can understand, he’s been completely frozen out after a couple of gaffes at Cardiff.
Given that we turned down £2 million for him in the summer, I think the manager should be getting him more involved. On his day, he was one of our best players, in the Premier League. And it’s not like the others don’t make mistakes.
Here are a couple of different quotes from a Bristol City Forum:
“Think we have a good chance to win. They are in a very bad run and their confidence is not strong. Their manager Solbakken is on his way out if they lose the next 2 games. Its gonn be a good chanse for City toake all 3 points. Come on you reds!”
“We’ve played several sides this season that have been in horrendous form and lost to the lot I think – apart from Peterborough? Fact is we’ve got our wins against three of supposedly the best teams in the league – Cardiff, Palace and Middlesbrough. So can’t get too excited about Wolves being one of the league’s poorer teams at the mo. That said with Danns in the team we have a chance and I do fancy us to pick up a point at least.”
“Should be a very interesting game, with the likes of sako and Ebanks-Blake we will have to defend very well because they have a real goal threat. But I also feel we won’t have too much problems in scoring goals ourselves with the confidence back in the side. COYR”
23 people correctly predicted defeat against Millwall. 3 of those got the scoreline spot on in addition.
Well done to Haywood Wolf, Morph and Dave h for doubling up. A single for the other 20.
Hoping and expecting an improvement tomorrow. Henry will play and strengthen the midfield, from a defensive standpoint at least.
They’re conceding goals for fun so hopefully this can be a game for our attacking players to have a say.
I’ll be foolishly optimistic – 2-1 to the old gold.
Up The Wolves.