All Premier League victories are sweet but this was an all inclusive golden ticket day out at the chocolate factory.
And not just because it was Villa. But partly because it was Villa.
More satisfying for me though was just seeing the team deliver in those clutch moments.
Clawing back that deficit is a fair old mountain to climb for any team, but for our goal shy team of nearly men it seemed like Everest.
But climb it they did, pinning Villa back and somehow playing through them when they had every single player defending their own 18 yard box.
Neves, Podence and Traore all did some excellent work to engineer angled balls through the gaps and in a pleasant change of pace, our battering rams forced it home.
First it was Saiss and then Kilman, Dendoncker and finally Coady drawing us level through sheer force of will.
And then with both teams still throwing punches, it was Wolves who found the glory moment.
Traore extracted that final drop of petrol in the tank to win the free kick and a stuffy deflection only cancelled out their stuffy deflection for McGinn’s goal. No complaints please.
Even before Danny Ings opened the scoring, it had been an absorbing contest in which both sides had their say.
For Wolves, Traore would have had a Goals of the Season contender had he been able to finish his dinner and Hwang saw a very presentable opening blocked by Mings in what was a poor afternoon for the South Korean.
Villa perhaps had the greater cohesion but that’s not entirely surprising given Bruno’s experimental team selection.
I suspect had we not performed the late miracle he would have been getting some serious pelters for playing Dendoncker in an advanced position and leaving plenty of attacking talent on the sidelines.
As it is, everything came together but I wouldn’t want to see Raul sitting it out too often in future as we’re not cute enough to operate without someone leading the line.
Today is not for questions though – just sit down, grab a fork and savour every delicious moment.
I am absolutely GUTTED!!!
95 minutes gone and my Prediction League 3 points are in the bag.
Then up comes that man Ruben Neves and ruins it all. (With a little help from Targett).
It’s going to take a few glasses of Remy to drown my sorrows.
As we were driving home from a visit to my mum in her nursing home, we were listening to the scores coming in and I nearly drove into a standing stone when we equalised.
The PMDG’er said to me:- “We can win this. Would you sacrifice your three points for a 3-2 win?”
Delighted with our two late goals and not expecting another, I said flippantly:- “Of course I would.”
And then it happened.
And my chance of three points went out of the window.
Yes, it showed great character coming back like that.
Yes, we scored three goals in ten minutes.
Yes, we made a few ‘early’ bloggers look a little foolish.
Yes, it means we go eighth, above ‘Veela’ in the League and silenced their supporters in the most wonderful fashion.
But… I am GUTTED!
Also had it as 2 – 2
But that win was glorious
Great weekend to everyone been like a dog with two d—-s ever since
When they went 1-0 up I was also hoping for no more but immediately heard myself chanting “come on me babbies”. When their second went in I was also gutted as my prediction league 3 points were gone, but I was still on for 2. Pissed off that we had lost tbh but after all I did predict a loss so should not have felt like I did. Then …… Saiss, Coady and Neves off Targett happened ….. boom. No PL points feel much better when you win. Come on me babbies.
Sweeter than sugar, sweeter than honey, what a wonderful game of football! We all know that being a Wolves fan is full of highs and major pitfalls, but what a memorable game!
At two goals down, I was really only hoping for a consolation goal to garner a little excitement.
So much positivity my glass runners over. Wonderful game, wonderful result!!
Pre match I commented that apart from the 1960 FA Cup semi final I couldn’t call to mind any memorable games against Villa. Well I can now!!!!. Well up there with all the other comebacks I’ve seen down the years. And that first goal – not one but two slide rule passes to split the packed defence wide open. Great.
One of the signs of a good team is the ability to win when playing below par, and we seem to be acquiring that very nicely. Be interesting to see what the experts? say on MOTD.
COYW – ONWARD AND UPWARD!!
The experts said …… NOTHING and I’m not surprised. Our WhatsApp group is called “Wolves are also playing” for obvious reasons.
All u wolves fans i love u all lets play crap everyweek and we will be in europe omg i love u all im pissed wolves aie we
Whether we deserved the win overall is irrelevant. We’ve lost several games we deserved to win this season and any team that can stage such an amazing comeback from such a hopeless situation deserves to take the points.
I said to Jayney when the first went in that the Vile defenders would be living on their nerves. And so it proved.
Pocket rocket Podence was a marvel and transformed the match. MOTM for me.
Kilman, Semedo, Coady, in fact all of them. They got the bit between their teeth and would not be denied.
Heroes, the lot of ’em.
What a match!
What this victory was all about was character and belief. The willingness to fight and not to give it up, as would many teams in such circumstances, was simply inspirational
And let`s not underestimate the quality that we showed in getting the result. No hoofing long hopeful balls down the middle. The Sainz goal was a masterpiece of quality football which broke down a massed defence
And finally, let`s not forget just how important was this victorty to our players. The celebrations of Sainz, Coady, Nevez et al, gives a true indication of how important to them is the success of our team. With commitment like this our future looks very bright.
Just imagine where we’d be if we play well…lol
Dean Smiths face when our winner went in was a true picture..
But we did in the first three games and got zilch. Playing well doesn’t always equate to winning games and points, unfortunately.
Just think where we woukd have been if we had took 6 points from the first 3 games which we should have.
With ten minutes to go I’d made it to the top of the prediction league. Ten minutes later I’d been unceremoniously dethroned.
Couldn’t be happier. A performance built on grit and determination.
More please, just add Raul into the mix and we could be a real force.
A question. We`re two down and looking poor. Defeat beckons. We have Raul, one of the best strikers in the world on the bench. So Bruno makes his subs. Raul stays on the bench, and unbelievably the useless Silva takes the field. Silva, unlikley to score if he plays from now until the end of the season.
Could it be that Bruno is under pressure from Mr Shi to play his blue eyed boy Silva as means of trying to justify the ridiculous waste of money expended on his purchase of a glorified schoolboy ? What other reason can there be ?
I don’t know Mike, do you think it might have something to do with Raul still working his way back from a horrific injury and Bruno deciding to rest him, as he had flown to Mexico and El Salvador and played in three international games in the last week and only just arrived back in the UK?
Perhaps Bruno doesn’t want to take any risks getting him injured as we don’t have much back up in the squad and wanted to protect him.
Or perhaps you’re right and Jeff is telling Bruno to play Fabio instead.
Have a word with yourself.
I don’t think that’s the case. He scored two goals for the Portuguese U-23 team (I think he had two assists as well). If he continues to bang in goals for the national u-23’s, he’ll probably be a hot name on shortlists for any Spanish, Italian and Portuguese top teams. Sometimes it takes time to adjust to the high standards of the Premier league. It’s kind of nice to know we currently have the best player in the world (in his age group ;=).
You may be right about Silva but don’t you think Raul might have been a touch knackered after his exploits over the past two weeks? Perhaps Bruno was in a slightly better position than yourself to make the call on Raul’s contribution. He should now be fresh to take on Leeds.
Or could it be he doesn’t want to flog his best thoroughbred to death?
He has a reputation for bringing players through and he seems to be doing just that. We can’t have it both ways.
Anyway whatever your opinion Bruno had the last laugh.
It’s called good husbandry, footballers are not machines and we have three quarters of the season left.
You have lots of dislikes mike but i for one am in total agreement .
But lets not spoil an incredible day .. after all as bruno said we won .. in the end..so
his decisions were correct.
Bruno’s tactics were spot on I thought. He had Raul on the bench as he was jet lagged. Could have brought him on earlier if really necessary. Only way for Silva to find form is to play.
Yes, and we must not forget that Silva almost managed to register an assist when Kilman headed the ball against the lower part of the bar. Unlucky.
There is absolutely no hope for any fellow blogger who does not still have a shit eating grin plastered all over their face.
Still cannot believe we played so utterly crappily for eighty minutes, gave them not one but two goals, and then scored three in the last eleven minutes.
I had given up, ready to write a scathing obituary about how shit Saiss, Semedo, and Traore had been, ready to have a shit weekend, rueing Traore’s attempt at goal of the season, and then ten minutes of pure delight.
How to silence nearly forty thousand baying morons in an instant.
And what a final goal.
Targett the target, smack off his arse, sending the ball in quite the opposite direction to their keeper.
Yow coodnt mek it up.
And at Villa Park.
Have fun on Monday, all you fellow bloggers who work with them Brummies.
Shit Eating Grin Still Firmly In Place!!!
Can’t really add much to that synopsis. Spot on. It was bedlam in the stands when we equalised but nothing compared to when the winner went in. Unforgettable moments. Just as we taunted Mings……..” If Semedo can play for Barca, so can Clive, if Semedo can play for Barca, so can Clive……….” but I digress and we should just savour the win for now!
Forgive my ignorance SC Wolf but who does “Clive” refer to ?
Having spent my entire life on the periphery of Wolves support I often miss out on this type insider knowledge.
He with the ‘shit eating grin’ above, perhaps.
Yes that’s the one
Firstly, what a thoroughly inspiring fight back.
Brought back memories of 4-3 Leicester in 2003.
If it wasn’t our most fluid performance, but so what ?
Away from home, chips down, a handful of minutes left and we battled, fought, and never gave up.
Some justice for the games we should’ve picked up points for. Make no mistake – we earned this.
A word for those who were calling for Bruno’s head ( and other things ) after 3 wins on the bounce and currently sat 8th ………. Undignified – appearing foolish and unseemly; lacking in dignity.
Another word for those special few who lack the ability to wait for the final whistle before assaulting the rest of us with their inane comments ……… Idiot – a stupid person.
Finally, for those who seem to be able find negatives after a turnaround battling performance like that …….. Joyhoover. Figure out your own definition.
Load of tripe.
We all know the result is what matters, but play like against any other team and its game over.
It wasn’t man management, It wasn’t tactical genius, it just somehow worked.
SO people have there opinions and they are allowed them. This isn’t Bruno’s doing so get that out your minds, We deserved one, we got one.
Lets see what happens at Leeds shall we, because if we cannot turn up against them like we did with Villa, Boy – your statement will not age well.
Specifically what is a load of tripe ?
Might I suggest you scroll through the comments on the previous blog that were being made whilst the game was still being played, on this blog and other social media formats.
It is a game of 90 minutes plus time added on. A point Dean Smith made after the game.
Free speech, yes absolutely everyone is entitled to their opinions, but for goodness sake, have the decency to wait until the final whistle blows.
As for ageing well – my comment is doing a bit better the ones I referred to.
“A word for those who were calling for Bruno’s head ( and other things ) after 3 wins on the bounce and currently sat 8th ………. Undignified – appearing foolish and unseemly; lacking in dignity.”
I didn’t mean it as a targeted statement, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I was trying to say, its not Undignified – 3 wins on the bounce, Yes – all by 1 goal against arguably some of the worst teams in the prem, We lucked out against Villa – If that hadn’t of happened EVERYONE would of been calling for Bruno’s head because the Performance was utter utter shocking.
Now it does take the sting out of it, that we got the result, but it was the worst 80 minutes of football I have seen from this team in years. There was no synergy, no commitment, no fight. We sat back and tried to counter attack… against VILLA, 5 foot nothing Danny Ings, Beats both of our 6ft Center halves to a headed goal… Embarrassing – this after Mc Ginn made Marcal spin in his own circle – Villa are a poor poor side but out played us for 80minutes – and if it wasn’t for Sa, we would of been 3 or 4 down….
At least when Nuno did this, it was the likes of Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal, United…. And we took points from all of them.
We have beat teams we are supposed to be beating, but none of them have been convincingly. I guess this doesn’t really matter when we get the result, but to say people are “appearing foolish” is not a fair assessment In my opinion.
Bruno had an idea for 3 games, didn’t get the result and is now banking on Nuno’s set up. Rather then forcing the football he wants. First 3 games, our xG rate was only beaten by Liverpool… in our Last 3, there’s only 3 teams below it.
It’s a slipy slope, We have Leeds and Everton next…. They are not great, but I don’t see anything other then 2 losses after that first 80 minutes.
I hope i am wrong.
Too many positives to list. What a brilliant derby. We made a fist of it throughout and never looked like being out the game even at 2 down imo.
Lage made brave decisions.
Jiminez not starting!?!? Imagine the backlash if we had lost. Jiminez starting was a no brainer after the last two games but there’s something to be said for good husbandry. It’s early days and at the end of the season it won’t matter where the points came from so a fit Raul was the safe option. The vast majority of us would have been screaming for him from 60/70 min, me included but Lage got it right. The sight of Silva entering the fray filled me with ominous dread, surely he was not the one to save us. Podence blows hot and cold but is very creative when hot so i got that. He turned the game round. Silva did well too imo. He was lively, nearly got an assist and despite being penalised, the sight of him barging someone over in a 50/50 was encouraging cos he’s looked a bit lightweight to say the least. He’s staying so lets get behind him.
My schadenfreude is off the scale as most of my mates support Villa, i’m not sure it gets any better than an 80min smug busting collapse.
I’m off the mark in the predictions league! Whoop whoop!
One downer….. Hwang is not the new messiah. Sloppy passes all game, one leading to the second Villa goal. Lets hope he can sort that out.
Good post BHW. Good points well made.
They say that the sign of a great team is winning a game when it is playing badly. What a GREAT team Wolves is !!
I, like most Wolves fans, was complaining most of the game about our standard of passing to a team mate. Flashes of Traore were encouraging, flashes of Hwang were totally disheartining.
But the never say die attitude shone through in those last 10 mins. Podence a true inspiration. His 10 minute appearance gets voted by most as a MOTM performance. When have we ever seen that?
I am still worried about our managers timing for substitutions. Yes it worked this time, but when you are 2-0 down, surely you bring in fresh legs ASAP. And this has happened before.
Still, I am so looking forward to the day when we have a front three of Traore, Jimenez and Neto, with Podence as AM. Yep that would mean 4 at the back, but against lower teams, and with Boly and Coady as CB’s, we could have a wonderful and happy 2022.
Have to think hard about predicting next week. I was correct (2-1 loss) for all of 5 mins this week. However I was still waving my arms in the air (silently of course, as it was 3am over here) when those last 2 goals went in!!
I think unless there’s a complete overhaul of the squad Vic, a back four will be inevitable. To make it work we need that much discussed midfielder on our Christmas shopping list.
In making my prediction I referred to a dream about Wolves winning three on the bounce. With ten minutes to go I knew dreams are no indicator. The doubts I’d had pre-game were correct. Villa are better than Wolves.
But then the football gods took a hand and lifted the players to another level of courage and belief. Because those are the qualities you must have to succeed in the EPL.
And yes dreams can come true.
79 minutes gone and looking like a frustrating defeat. Villa weren’t anywhere near playing us off the park but we couldn’t string it together so poor defending for the first and a decent strike with a touch of luck for the second and it should have been more than enough to see them home. Cue 15 minutes of mayhem and we’re all like Clive. Boly, Jonny, Raul and Neto would stroll into that Villa side and none started. If we can get everyone fit on a regular basis, add a couple in January and Bruno finds the right formula……. As Nuno said dreaming is for free.
Well we all know about the Wolves Rollercoaster because our ticket is a lifelong one. Where to start.
1. Was hoping for an upset by doing the Villains in their own back yard, after all we owed them at least one for that smash and grab with a penalty gift courtesy of Semedo, which early in yesterday’s game I thought he was going to repeat.
2. In my head I was thinking if we get a point = decent result because they have bought some decent players including one that I was hoping we would go for, Mr Ings.
3. Then (apart from Adams’s chance for goal of the season, which as he was running in I thought here comes the fluff, BUT at least it was a save and not a ballooner, left or right flanking Adama NEVER straight up the middle) I spent most of the game talking rather loud and fast (without the help of my beloved Erdinger due to nasty mouth abscess). In this discussion with myself as the comments from the opposite sofa was “I’m surprised that this new guy hasn’t dragged off DeadDonkey, Saiss, Marcal and the others you say can’t pass for shit for your Mr Podence, Ait Nouri and that Mexican Sun God you keep shouting for. He can definitely hear you because they can hear you up at North Cape.
4. Then came dreadful defending for Ings opener knocked up a notch on the volume into a near scream to pick up Ings, like an Exocet you can see it coming from miles but there’s pretty much FA you can do about it.
5. Shouting again at the under par Mr Hwang for his slack passing which TBF about 21 on that pitch were guilty of.
6. Shouting again at Coady for letting that ball go out for a corner instead of putting it back across the face of goal, as an expert he should have listened to me. I think they are doing more set piece work and thankfully those stupid short corners from the last era seem to be a thing of the past.
7. Felt sorry for Mr Kilman’s one off the bar but the desire was there from 11 on the pitch and a great crowd of our faithful trying to head and knee the pinball effort into the net which duly happened.
8. Watching the team celebrate with the fans was truly beautiful, especially wiping the smug arrogant smiles from the faces of the other lot who will have been guffawing with each other after Traore’s saved shot earlier in the game. After the equaliser you could smell the fear.
9. Adama having the penultimate laugh as he is taken down in the most perfect spot (Mr Grumpy/Annoying twat stating “we should have fouled him further up the field” shows the lack of integrity old Smiffy has, so glad we never had him as a manager when his name was being mooted many years back.
9. Making everyone in the house X everything whilst chanting “come on Neves you are so due one in that top corner” I actually think the deflection was so much sweeter on so many different levels. Queue unbridled celebrations and BPM off the Richter scale.
For me the main thing is that the game was a DERBY and emotion, nerves and the rub of the green all thrown into that vociferous melting pot has to be taken into account. We so so deserved this. Yes there was a shitload of bad passing but the effort cannot be denied. The manager I am liking more and more even if he is slower at the sub changes than my advice to him, which seems to be often ignored. This win for me was better than the comeback against City for today we are all ‘cock’ of the Midlands. I am heading to the UK this coming week attending a reunion with some very old soldiers of whom a few are Villains, the lads have just made my trip a lot lot easier. Wim a big club wi am……UTW
I echoed number 2.
Dean Smith apparently gutted that the Villa lost that game. Tough shit buddy. Look at the scores on the doors as they say.
My shit eating grin probably bigger than Clives this morning. Have not had so much fun since Adam was a lad.
True golden Grit…
Whatever anyone thinks about the failings of this side,our owners and the manager… when needed this side can step up a gear.
And remember our captain .
He is one heck of a leader of men!
I am sure that all of you have watched this already, but, just in case someone hasn’t, here’s the link.
And for those who have – well, watch it again… and again… and again…
It’s worth it just for Mikey Burrows’ commentary.
And again, and again. Jaw really aching now.
PS. And again
thanks for sharing that.
Forty quid better off this morning but more importantly living in Aldridge which is full of the smug golf playing mortgaged up to the eyebrows villa morons I can venture off to the lazy hill pub at lunch time with Clives shit eating grin all over my face.
The game… well its all been said really , neither side were brilliant so it was always going to take a gargantuan effort to pull back two stupid give away goals but the vile peed their nappies when we pulled one back then pooed them when we got the equaliser
Lady luck was on our side at bloody last and its massively true what others have said that we have deserved this after the way we have played and lost
But it is a well worn cliché thats says you make your own luck in this game and we pushed it and it worked so tough luck villa i dont give a flying @@@k.
Think im going to the pub early today !
Wish I lived in Birmingham .
But only for a day, surely?
On an aside, interesting that both the ref and the fourth official have two first names.
Kinda like, back in the day, Charlie George and George Graham.
I have a customer in Galveston who’s name is Graham George, and its so difficult not to call him George!
He’s a fanatical Hammers fan so there will be some grief around Nov 20th.
Shit eatin’ grin still here, at 5.42 in the morning!
You would need a mortgage you cant afford and join a golf club you cant afford either then you would fit right in .
Sorry brompt you didnt want to be a villa fan just live in brum for a day !
Glad you understood.
You don’t mate, it’s like headbutting a reinforcewd brick shithouse.
Now the exhileration has eased (only a little, mind) what do we make of yesterday’s events ?
Their first goal came from Saiss getting turned far too easily by McGinn and Ings dropping off from Coady to find space. So long as we continue to play midfielders in defence we will continue to concede ‘unprofesssional’ goals like this. Surely Boly would have prevented McGinn’s cross. A ‘proper’ centre-half wouldn’t have given Ings the space he sought. But difficult to criticise too much when both the culprits went on to score…
Don’t know what Hwang was thinking, (or even if he was thinking), for their 2nd goal but either way McGinn’s shot took a massive deflection off Neves so our winner simply compensated for that.
Hwang was quiet but from what I read Lage wanted him to play as a ‘false 9′, so we didn’t get to see him making runs in behind as he did v Newcastle. I’d love to see Hwang and Raul up front, making those sort of runs and being fed passes by the Podence we saw today. When he’s on form Podence gives our attack different dimensions, and it could be argued that he turned the game around yesterday, tho’ Neves and Traore’s contributions were also significant.
Marcal was, again, fairly average/poor but I don’t see him being dropped for those away games where we need to absorb pressure. But surely RAN is a better option at home when we need to open teams up ?
As for those bloggers (you know who you are) who regaled us repetitively throughout the summer with how Villa were doing things right, how they were leaving us behind, how they were buying players (Ings, Bailey) we should have bought, how their owners were committed (and ours weren’t) – enjoy your humble pie today…
COME ON ME BABBIES. AND SOTV. WITH KNOBS ON. That’s it really.
Greetings Golden Wanderers,
What an effort by the lads. Coming back from internationals can’t be easy, but Neves squeezing the pips outta Vanilla for the 3 points remarkable.
Massive credit to Coady for captaining the team when the chips were down. And a goal, brill.
In retrospect it was a pleasure to see Silva on the turf, his youthful locks flopping around in the sunshine. Thrown into the funace at least he didn’t get in the way and stood in some useful places. This is just the sort of team experience he needs to get the WWFC roller culture in his veins.
Adama Traore, ha ha ha. on for 90, good for 90 more. A pay rise in the offing no doubt, give him the keys to the bus. No goals, no assists? The man is a threat with one arm tied behind his back giving away 10 yards. There is just no way you don’t want to see him in the Owd Gold. Really.
This was the performance and result we needed to push on.
A Thrilla at the Villa.
1 lv & COYW.
What a match. I’m looking for comparisons but I don’t have good memories of us coming back from 3-0 to beat Leicester 4-3 years ago, as we both got relegated, along with Leeds. In the financial stock market world our comeback then would have been called ‘dead cat bounce’. Yesterday was no dead-cat-bounce. No, we are in touching distance of Europe, not the bloody Championship! Villa are a very decent team and got a big pay day selling Greaseball. We slipped up against Brentford, but they are no mugs either. Just ask Liverpool. I’ve said for a good while that we becoming a very good side again, after the disappointing final months of Nuno . Bruno is like.a breath of fresh air after Nuno’s demise. Would we have won yesterday if Nuno was at the helm? Not with his his tactics we wouldn’t. And we had the luxury of.leaving our star centre forward on the bench to rest him after his travels. And Traore, no goals, no assists but a match winning display all the same! Had he scored from that incredible mazy run, it would have been goal of the season. Must have added ££££ to his value. Messrs BetVictor will hear from me in the morning to collect my winnings, again. Thank you Bruno.
Yes turday had everything on the scale of human emotion.
I messaged my mate who was at the game yesterday and was surprised ? he messaged me back.?…he’d left at half time and was watching the game in a pub!?!?
Neeeeveser ever leave a game early…
I was gutted for him but boy what a game.
Entertainment at its finest.
Its a bit like having Keegan at the helm tbh ..exciting and nerve racking.
Bleeding marvellous ?
Watching Newcastle v Spurs. Newcastle are truly appalling. Could be Steve Bruce’s last game.
Ha ha ha
Ha ha ha ha ha
Can’t stop loffin’
Dean Smith looking for a new house in Sutton Coldfield.
Two up, three down.
Has to be two storey as he loves sliding Down the bannister
That is 5 goals in the previous 2 matches having scored 3 in the other 6. Perhaps the Bruno ball is emerging. The way we swarmed all over Villa in the last 20 minutes certainly showed an attacking intent and a mindset once we had equalised of ‘let’s go and win it’s. . That’s 12 points from 8. If we could get say 14 to 16 from 10 then that would be a more than satisfactory start. Given we lost the first 3 games.
Refreshing to see that we have not drawn any games- we fans much prefer to see a team go for a win even if we leave ourselves open to counterattacks. With the quality we now have on the bench there’s no reason not to. Villa’s time wasting rebounded on them, it’s cheating and Mings was rightly booked. Despite the prematch concerns re Referee, 4th official and VAR, we had the rub of the green, for once. Interesting next few games against better opposition. Bruno MOTM for October if we beat Leeds.
born in Brierley Hill then moved to Great Barr when I was 3….So a rare Wolves fan amongst locals,,,,,how I wish I lived in Brum now ( well thats a lie but you know what I mean)
texted my mate Mike to remind him about the (making that up) 50 quid bet ( nasty reply…..
my prediction meandering was 0-0 snoozer or 3-3 thriller ( my pick)
so delirious to be a bit off with my forecast
so is Podence the midfield creative we’ve missed for too long?
If only we could play 4 at the back….
But,,,,,maybe in a year or so?? (just for fun)
Semedo Mosquera Boly Ait-Nouri
Podence Dendoncker Neves (C)
Traore Jimenez Neto
Bench Silva Jonny Marcal Hoever Hwang Kilman Saiss Trincao
For me, Kilman is the most skilful central defender in our squad.
Others of course may disagree. I for one am thankful that he was there to step up
when Boly, whom I also admire, was unavailable.
He has quicker feet than Boly and is just as commanding in the air.
I note that our defence is about the eighth best in the league.
Today, I watched Silva playing for the Under 23 s against Saints. He was an ineffective lone striker who appeared to be very distant from the rest of the team.
Cundall was involved in everything. Overall, I thought the team performance was disappointingly weak.
That was a good workout for the old ticker!
And, more importantly, those last fifteen (inc. stoppage time) minutes must be a huge shot in the arm for the team. Hopefully they can kick on from there.
On another point, I see that the December fixtures are now confirmed. The home match against Liverpool on 4 December remains a 3pm start, which leaves the door open to a Bloggers get together in the evening. Anybody fancy an early Christmas party?
I’m flying over for the game….well I do need to see my new grandson for the first time but the Liverpool game is a bonus.for this visit ..will hopefully be staying at Park View Saturday nite so hope to see some bloggers, if only for pre/post game drinks (as we knock them off their perch)
I thought this would work for you, Marin. You should book APV soonest as it does fill up quickly.
It will be good to catch up.
Interesting to see Fosun’s No. fan totally absent from this blog when a modicum of praise is due the team.
Just saying, for a friend.
That should of course read No. 1 fan!!
Any news from pj ! Not heard from him either, funny that some people only like the negative stuff, I’ll never understand it myself.
Come on you wolves ( up to tenth)
As predicted – Steve Bruce has been sacked at Newcastle. I think a suitable candidate to take them forward is TONY PULIS. That would be excellent !!
…forward to the championship?
If only for making the away fans walk up six flights of stairs to watch the smallest players in the world play subbuteo
I’m not a big fan of Steve Bruce but the way the Newcastle fans treatment him on Saturday was a disgrace even by their low standards.
It has been obvious since the Saudi Government bought the team that Bruce’s days were numbered; they could have at least let him go with some dignity intact but, no, they had to humiliate him.
Don’t fret. It’s working out well for Steve Bruce. He’s getting an £8mil payout. Has to go to the Saudi embassy in Istanbul to collect. He’ll be in bits at the news!
lets hope they get relegated the two faced t@@@s.
Question- who’s the worst at human rights chinese or saudis ?
Whats that got to do with footy ? you ask.
Nothing and everything i would guess.
The Arabs have already been up to their usual tricks and tried to sponsor their own club through a subsidiary which got voted out by every other club apart from ???????
Yes you guessed man city .
that should get paul typing
Goodbye you handsome rich bugger.
Do we assume you refer to the mince pie you have just eaten?