Things have never been so good for Wolves in the Premier League.
Well, after 20 games anyway. 31 points at this stage is the best tally we’ve ever achieved in the competition.
We’re sitting pretty in 8th and with the possible exception of Brighton, everyone below us is lacking consistency.
The question is: do we dare to look north?
Man Utd certainly aren’t great, Spurs and Arsenal aren’t the finished product and we have games in hand to reel West Ham in, so why not?
February will tell us a lot with games against three of those sides, but before that we’ve got a trip to Brentford’s shiny new ground.
The Bees have kept themselves away from immediate danger with three narrow home victories in the last three months. Everton in November, Watford in December and Villa in January.
It’s been mostly defeats in between though and having played more games than all the teams around them, there’s still plenty of work to do.
They’ll look at this fixture as an opportunity, particularly having seen Wolves off with a degree of comfort at Molineux in September.
Ivan Toney and Bryan Mbeumo got the goals on that occasion and although they’re still the guys Brentford will look to on Saturday, the respectable 25 goals they’ve managed so far have been spread around the team.
Conceding has been the problem and the 36 they’ve shipped gives them one of the weakest defences in the league. They did of course though keep a cleansheet against Wolves earlier in the season.
That was a gutsy decision by Bruno to select Toti Gomes for the Southampton game and it paid off handsomely with the big defender putting in a strong performance.
With Ruben Neves available for this one, Dendoncker could move into the back three but I’d like another look at Toti to see if he can establish himself as a viable option. His aggression in the air and recovery pace give us qualities we don’t always have at the back.
Both Adama and Fabio contributed off the bench but I suspect they’ll have to settle for another supporting role with that front three looking more established in recent weeks.
Trincao helps the team tick along in possession but has to deliver more individually. Daniel Podence is looking sharper by the week and hopefully he can avoid those niggling injuries that have hampered his progress at the club.
New boy Chiquinho should be on the bench if he is – as reported – a first-team signing. With Hwang and Neto still to return I can’t help but think he’s being viewed as a stop-gap solution in the likely event Traore leaves before the month is out.
Last time out
When Brentford deservedly won 2-0 at Molineux in September, they moved five points ahead of us in the table. The fact we’re now eight points clear of them having played two games fewer underlines our improvement since those early weeks.
The last time this specific fixture took place it was staged at Griffin Park and was a rare stalemate in our title-winning season under Nuno. We won 3-0 in the game at Molineux later in the campaign.
On a sunny note for both sides, it’s worth remembering we’ve played each other in League One, the Championship and now the Premier League over a relatively short span of time. Both clubs have made outstanding progress.
Well done to Graham from Horsham, theDOOGooder, The Witley Wanderer and Jazzwolf54 who all got the 3-1 scoreline against Southampton correct to collect a maximum last time out.
AveburyWolf still holds a margin lead over Cannock Wolf (courtesy of having got his score with one fewer prediction) at the top of the overall table at the end of Gameweek 20.
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Up The Wolves!
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They couldn’t bring themselves to beat an out of sorts Newton Heath, so what chance against the mighty Wanderers? No chance.
Their fake injuries and time wasting throughout the game at Molineux mean that I am particularly keen to see us winning this one .I am lucky enough to be going there and hope to watch that happen
Tough game but I think we might win.
Ruben should be back in the team. That will help us control the midfield and get our front three into the game. What we must avoid is a repeat of the Norwich, Leeds and Palace away matches where the wheels never really got turning and we just sat in that deep block hoping for a counter. I feel that the team has improved since those performances, but they’ve got to continue showing greater assertiveness in possession.
Brentford will get a lot of balls into that front two and possess a considerable threat from set pieces. We’ve done well defending dead balls so far this season and hopefully this is another game where our defensive organisation sees us through.
Graham from Horsham
It’ll be payback time this week.
I fancy another 3 goals for us; just not sure about the clean sheet.
Got it right last time out so I’ll try it again.
Could be a sticky one this one. We will have to control the midfield much better than we did last time and it would be nice to see us get a couple of goals to make it comfortable by the end. I hope it’s not a case of over confidence after the last two performances though.
I’m way off the pace in the Prediction League so am going to have start saying Wolves for a win.
Before my prediction, a couple of favours from Mr Shi please.
Give Moutinho an extended contract. He’s playing some of the best football we’ve seen since he came here – for the ridiculous sum of £5m.
He owes us nothing. We owe him at least another year.
Offer him more money and unlimited Vinho… He luvs it!
Don’t get rid of Adama in this window. Give him one more chance to become the footballer that his talent, if not his football brain, deserves.
I’ve seen a slight improvement in his passing and link up play. Bruno is having an effect. Even though it’s painfully slow.
If it doesn’t work, get rid in the Summer. We are never going to get what he should be worth. Six months won’t make much difference.
As far as Brentford is concerned, they should have beaten Man U yesterday but couldn’t put their chances away. Sound familiar?
We seem to be starting to convert chances into goals – so I’m predicting another (narrow) win.
And I’d go with Thomas’ team.
I liked your summary and recommendations DG and I also like your score prediction. Given last week’s goal glut I’m tempted to make it 3-1 but, given my inherent paranoia I’m going to follow your example.
– With the best Wolves january standings ever, I expected some big signings (I’m still having a faint hope that Mendez snaps up Ramsey from the old lady). Instead we got some exciting young ones for the future. The mentioned Chiquinho may become a hit already this year and will probably outdo Traore in end product already this year (no pressure on his shoulder when it comes to that :=))). But seriously, why not invest when the prices in European football are record low?
I mean, we could have snapped up both R.Sanches and Palinha for 50 mill. In july Palinha alone was vauled at 50 mill.
We owe the Bees. We slipped up badly at home to them in early season. Not sure if we just underestimated a promoted side, or what, but their energy caught us cold. Our results at that point had been disappointing anyway, and we didn’t have underlying confidence then. This is the sort of fixture we should be winning now after such a good run recently, but it’s also banana skin territory.
Bruno has more options with Neves back, and Gomez looking so promising, We’ve started scoring more than our customary single goal too. I fancy a few goals, given Brentford’s lively attack and leaky defence. 3-2 Wolves.
Ours for the taking
4-2 Wolves Get on it x
The home match v Brentford was the worst performance by us this season by a long margin. Not sure why we were so lacklustre and outplayed by at best a mid-table team.
Hopefully Bruno will have sussed things out because this should be an eminently winnable game. This could well be the path to a top 6 Europa place.
Toti Gomes should start after his performance last week as indeed should Ait Nourri, I wont be disappointed to see the back of Marcal, he is getting on a bit now and his performances have been very hit and miss.
So the only change should be Ruben for the Donk, Chiquinho to get a run out at the end.
Hopefully Johnny and especially Neto back shortly so we have a real team + a bench to put out, and as the Doog points out Moutinho must get an extended contract for another 2 years.
Can’t be having this get rid of Marcal stuff. He’s exactly what we need; a squad player but with some quality. Don’t forget that we are generally only a couple of injuries or suspensions away from a considerably weakened team and we should be seeking greater depth to the squad not weakening it.
Balsall Heathen Wolves
Totally agree, he’s done nothing wrong since he’s been back from injury. Won 3 Drawn 1 in the games he’s started. Good squad player.
We’re in fine form. Brentford have been a bit hit and miss recently so this points to only one possible result.
Nevertheless I’m going to go against my own perceived wisdom and predict a Wolves win.
Missed last weeks prediction blog under the surgeons blade …….recovering nicely and a certain boost was the result last Saturday…..3 wins on the bounce certainly donates a feel good factor to the pot and should we make it four then no doubt we will all be talking up Bruno’s ability to take us into Europe…..we were awful against this lot earlier in the season and if I recall we had been really good prior to this fixture with the same positive up beat optimism going into the game having beaten Southampton once again and only dumped out of EFL cup on penalties
We are a more cohesive side now but I think we rode our luck last Saturday and the 2 lads up front for the Bees will stretch whoever is assigned to mark them ….. however we re on an upward curve and the opposite could be said of Brentford…up front I really don’t think Jimenez has been sparking …..for 4-5 games now….he looks drained and not necessarily short of pace but reactively slow to on field battles with the opposing defenders ….perhaps not this game but definitely in the cup the young Pretender needs to start as with each cameo performance Fabio Silva is starting to look like the investment was worth it after all
Another positive result is on the cards however I think it will be a tight game as deep down I think that the Bees ,a very good Championship side , maybe running out of adrenaline and steam
Good to see you are recovering.
Portuguese men of Wolves
watched them last night , they attack very well and Toney is a handful
think we will come under a lot of pressure , possible draw hopefully a win
Chiquinho. Number 20.
Revenge will be sweet against the Bees as, although they deserved their victory, some of their tactics were beneath a team with more than a few excellent players. Of those, Toney and Mbuemo stand out as real threats. Our defence will need their wits about them.
However, we should be brimful of confidence after recent performances and, if that translates to the grass, the three points should be returning on the coach back to Molineux.
Another tough away fixture- Brentford will be anxious to put right what they will now see as 3 points lost against Man United, last night. Quick turnaround for them and Adama’s introduction after 70mins win turn the game our way against a tiring defence. Must be careful not to get ahead ourselves, anything less than 100% effort and concentration and we could come unstuck. We definitely rode our luck last weekend, got a favourable VAR call and Sa was brilliant. Are we due a stinker? Hope not, going for a one nil.
CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH
Whenever I see Thomas Frank I immediately think he is the sort of bloke who plays bass guitar for an Austrian Death Metal band. Probably called Bloodbath Mayhem or something and the singer wears a backwards baseball cap and sings about ripping frogs eyes out. Which is all well and good but it won’t help Brentford at all. If Thomas Frank does rip frogs eyeballs out then I suspect he is slightly bonkers and sits in his living room with a bowl of custard on his head wishing Brentford could beat Wolves. Which they won’t of course because WWFC are now in rampage mode and the march to Europe is in full flow. Another 3 goals on the way. Raul double and Podence on the scoresheet. The Brentford team given such a dizzying football lesson that a shell shocked Ivan Toney inadvertently changes his name to Tony Ivan. So Bees 0 WWFC 3. After the game Thomas Frank said ” I’m fed up of being compared to some sort of Bulgarian death metal Eurovision entry and if anyone says that to me again I’ll f**king nut them”. Bruno said ” We had “it’s the final countdown” by Europe on in the coach on the way down . And then I saw Thomas Frank. For some reason he nearly dropped the nut on me. Pressure does funny things I suppose”. BEES 0 WWFC 3.
Firstly Jeff, tell Daniel Levy to do one. He fancies himself as a shrewd operator but he got Doc on the cheap, he needs to cough up serious dosh for Adama. We don’t have to sell him anyway to a rival if he wants to go back to Barca in the summer when we could swap him for Dembele or Puig.
So to Brentford, wasteful against ManU , pose an attacking threat but dodgy at the back. I’d start with the same back three, Donk, Neves & Moutinho in midfield with Podence and Raul up front, then use the subs to win the game.
But that’s me dreaming.
Take a point and a sharp exit.
We’ve improved a lot, and Brentford are not as lively as they were when newly promoted. I can’t believe Traore is worth as little as £20 million, let alone the cheeky £ 15 Spurs have offered. But it was obvious he’s going when Chiquito was signed. What with previous signings like Kilman, Fabio, Ait Nouri, and now Gomes, and more , we have a great team now, and can do without Traore, sad to say.
Brentford have reached the ‘stick or twist’ question….
Losing tomorrow will put them firmly in a relegation fight .. so they’ll need to rain in any gung-ho ideas.
The big problem they have, noticeably v Manure was that they could cope with pace, and their thug defenders will be cynically fouling our speed merchants to keep them at bay.. it will take some strong refereeing which Peter Bankes will not be able to master…. and I’m not expecting any miracles from Lee Mason in the VAR studios…
Nevertheless I think we’ll win by the odd goal …. Traore and a Jimi penalty doing the business…
On paper and form, we should win this, but football is not played on paper and form is not always reliable! We do have to be very respectful of Brentford and actually turn up or we could be ambushed! Really hope Toti keeps his place as he looked pretty good for a debut, but young players can be very inconsistent , so we do have to mindful of this. Brentford could have been three up at half-time against Man U, but did not take their chances. Had one of their chances gone in……!!
Hope Fabio comes on later as he has started to look real promising. Young Chicky will have to wait and bide his time!
The insulting offer from Spurs for 15M for Tarore is anoying. If I was Jeff I would raise the selling price to Spurs by an additional 5M over our asking price. I hope we wait to sell Tarore in the summer. So much potential and so little end game! Scares every defender to death though!
Play like we have in recent games, we should win.
I have just packed and off for a few hours nap. I will be on Carambola Beach from 0900 hours on the 25th if you are free for a catch up mate. I will wear a Wolves top.
As for the match:
Hi Brompton, I will try to get there around midday.
Carambola used to be closed to residents on certain days as a temporary measure to avoid the mixing of residents and cruise ship passengers due to Covid, but believe that restriction has been lifted. I will check later today with my colleagues as I believe we are agents for that ship!
Look forward to seeing you!!
Just checked, beach and restaurant are open to all so I will see you around midday!
Okay mate. Sat on beach in Bequia just now. See you on 25th hopefully.
A good fixture to win, for all the reasons above. We could do with winning consistantly. Sure the Nylons have been good value and got one of their best wins at the Mol. but dodgy performances are gone and we can build on our 2022 win rate with a good performance.
Now Brunos got the team rocking, I can’t see Wolves losing ever again.
15 million squid for our beloved Adama, we are all agreed is a massive insult, to add to all the other Spuddy insults we’ve had to endure over the years. He should not go there before he has reduced them to rubble at the Titanic with a crafty hat trick and Conte wobbles over with 25 big ones.
Are we still getting paid everytime Jota scores?
1 lv & COYW.
Nylons or Bees?
‘Brentford Nylons was one of the best-known and least-loved names of the 1970s. It never shrugged off the image of electro-statically charged sheets, and an advertising campaign starring the disc jockey Alan Freeman, so it was sold to Roseby’s, a Rotherham-based retailer. Roseby’s promptly dropped the name which then disappeared into history.
The chief executive of Rosebys, said: “Our research showed that the stores’ main weak point was the name. People would sooner be seen with a plain white carrier than a Brentfords bag.” ‘
Sums up my thoughts nicely. COYW.
Are United willing to sell Lingard to close rivals? No. If we sell Traore to Spurs, it will weaken us and strengthen Spurs – particularly if they also bag someone like Kessie as I can see them linking up well. There is no footballing sense in selling him this window (Barca aside should they come calling, as it would be hard to deny Adama the opportunity). I refuse to believe that we would lose that much from his value by selling him in the Summer when more clubs will signal interest should he still wants to go – although I would prefer him to stay. We surely can’t need £20m that badly at this point? If we were about to use it to snare someone like Sanches then fair enough, but is a deal like that on the cards? Probably not, so can we just tell Levy to do one.
Wolves to edge this one – time to put the earlier performance this season to bed.
Quite right .Makes no sense to sell him now as I don’t believe they plan any important buy in the next 10 days .If anything I would bet his value will go up before the end of the season when he scores a few more .
Clive from Houston
Levy is a bald headed, tight fisted twat of the first degree.
Holding out in the summer for a brazzillion quid for Harry the Diver, crying when nobody comes calling, hiring and firing Nuno in the space of four months, and making paltry and insulting offers.
I hope his stadium goes tits up, landing him in the current version of the poorhouse, and he gets royally screwed over.
Anyway, bollocks to him, on to the Brentford thugfest coming up.
We owe them a right pasting, and a physical stuffing.
I hate cheats, there are far too many in the Prem, Sterling and Grealish take note, and Brentford were full of them at the Mol, so let’s get some revenge, by taking all three points and giving them a footballing lesson in the process.
Isn’t he short and fat, too? Why was that not mentioned?
I’m loathe to predict a win as every time I do we lose or draw. And every time I predict a loss we win. So I’ll take one for the team. And I’m not superstitious at all…
We have been solid at the back and if Gomez plays as well a he did against Southampton, we can assume we have another raw diamond in the team. I fancy us holding out a 1-0 lead.
Still not quite sure what Trincao brings into the team other than some fancy footwork which eventually fails. On the other hand Traore seems more effective off the bench. If that is the case this time, I wish he is given at least 30 mins play time.
Balsall Heathen Wolves
They’re not scoring much at all of late and we are so a 2-0 win for me. UTW
We have to show the Bees we are a superior outfit that does not need to cheat to win
London wolves loyal
Couldn’t get a ticket for love nor money and it’s only down the road … well annoying. Any way , thesd are a good side , good vocal passionate support… this is a tough game and I would take a point , however, wolves to win two one
U t w
I’ve used this lot…. were reliable. About £100 including fees but sitting with the home fans. best.
Sorry, the ‘best’ at the end was as in ‘best wishes’
Trying to be helpful
Time for revenge…
Never had much time for Brentford, especially since the days of Warburton, arogant twat.
We owe them one big time after the first game this season. Could be tight but I fancy we will have much to much class for them.
Yes ! My image of Brentford FC is still spoiled by the shadow of Mark Warburton He certainly left a stain………
I’m pissed off by Levy’s insulting offer for Traore, but not surprised. Obviously Levy has form. I can offer you a bit of an anecdote about him and his philosophy. Many years ago my brother-in-law, who is a builder, got to know Levy through Spurs. Levy invited him as a partner to set up a company, buying and developing property. My brother-in-law had to sign a contract that was as thick as a bloody brick, there that many pages. Long story short, every deal put up to Levy fell through because it was either too expensive or Levy made stupidly low offers. This was at a time when property was a one-way bet, going up in value all the time. Eventually the company was dissolved. Levy, the man who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing! Nuff said.
Brentford started the season like a lot of newly promoted teams winning unexpected victories. Consequently and inevitably they were over-hyped by the London media and just as predictably their form has dropped as opposing teams have worked out how to stop them. Bruno seems to me to be pretty shrewd when it comes to tactics which should help Wolves to a win.
But against a poor Man U they showed an ability to set up chances on the break (but were less good at putting them away) so could be dangerous. Nevertheless I am expecting a win.
Once again, I have come across a hidden gem on the interweb, and stolen it.
In 2016, two different ownerships of two different football clubs appeared. Many a fans prayers were answered or at least at the time, that’s what football fans hope for. Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has invested circa £500m since 2016 into purchasing players, and a further £100m into the clubs shareholding announced today to enhance the clubs value, and compliance to FFP. The comparisons today, are that Everton squad value is circa £440m and Wolves squad value is circa £330m. Everton were obviously already in the Premier league in 2016, and Wolves were merely a ‘sleeping giant’ sitting comfortably in the Championship in mid table with aspirations of one day, becoming established in the Premier league. Everton had high hopes of creating a squad and first team that would be worthy of the new stadium that comes at a huge investment, and £45m worth of council funds to help towards the development which Everton owner had hoped, the vast sums of £500m and rising in player investment would provide the results desired and then the brand new stadium would be the icing on the cake. Everton are currently circa £353m in debt and Wolves are circa £200m in debt (most of Wolves debt are loans from Fosun). Looking forwards, Wolves are focused on getting the first team up to a level of consistency and standards and anchor the club as an established Premier league team and challenge for Europe each season. Opinions aside, I much rather prefer the route Fosun are taking, replacing an established Head Coach in Nuno with a relatively unknown in Bruno Lage is one helluva smart move. Yes there’s lots of things that irk us as football fans and supporters, but throwing hundreds of millions of pounds at players doesn’t guarantee success. As a fan and supporter of Wolves, I hope for the ‘names’ being purchased and wearing the old gold and black, but if we take a look around us, how many clubs want our players today and talk about how Wolves are today 8th in the Premier league, and even the likes of Paul Merson is now saying in the media that Wolves are the ‘dark horses’, for a top 4 spot. Compare that to Wolves before Fosun, mid table in the Championship, with two attempts at Premier league football and on a shoe string budget. Take a look around, yes we can improve, yes things are not perfect, but look elsewhere and realise how much fans and pundits are looking and say Neves or Neto, Kilman, Coady, Jimenez etc etc would fit into their club. Plenty to be proud of, and more to do FWAW ???
Pretty much agree Clive. I’d sooner Fosun’s approach than the Everton owner’s approach. Also I’d sooner not have the added expense of the ‘icing on the cake’ of a new stadium until we achieve a consistent foothold in Europe. Arsenal, Spurs and West Ham all suffered from the vast expense and distractions of a new stadium. The Hammers took the cheapest method by leasing rather than buying the London Stadium, but nearly got relegated anyway. My local club Chelsea abandoned the idea of a new stadium, and nobody was looking forward to a temporary home at Wembley during rebuilding.
Icing on the cake? More like poison!
It depends on how the stadium improvements are financed. If Fosun do it outside of Wolves’ books, then it won’t.
If they do it and add the debt to Wolves’ books, then it might.
Jeff should just play the same game with Levy – continuing negotiations and changing what he is asking for.
Then, come Jan 31st, pull out of the deal and leave Levy with nothing but a pissed-off Conte.
Hopefully, he will not give Levy enough time to implement a Plan B.
Agree but haven’t you mis-spelt the last word of your penultimate paragraph?
We were awful in the home game but seem more settled and able of late. I think Homes deserves another go after an impressive debut. I’ll try a 2-1 win and hope we can continue our current form.
Blooming predictive text even changed this effort to a ‘z’ as I clicked.
One nil wolves. Kilman with a header!
The result of this match is likely to come down to which team takes their chances. The Bees will likely create some but with our stingey defence they might need a bit of luck to see the ball across the line.
Wolves, on the other hand, have some very decent form in front of goal of late with even Traore netting a beauty last time out.
Confidence should be high, we’ve got to be fancying this one.
The extra few days rest will be the difference IMO.
They will come out all guns blazing, keep em quiet for the first 2 0 minutes and we will be fine .
Bruno, Bruno, Bruno
Is taking us to Europe, Europe, Europe
Can’t decide weather to go for tickets for world up, or wolves next January??
Come on you wolves
Agree with the consensus on here. We owe the Bees, Levy is a twat and keep Adama ntul the summer.
Close game, bu we are starting have a consistent game plan and on our day take on anyone.
Last thought sounds like the place to be, if Like Matt (and me) you couldn’t get a ticket, is to join Brompton & St Kitts on Carambola Beach. So there’s our choices gang 🙂
London wolves loyal
Or go in the Brentford end …
Just looked and it’s members only ticket exchange left. You up for Norwich, fancy a pint?
London wolves loyal
Yes mate but it’s 12 30 ko
Come down the lych gate on the next 3 pm sat ko
Will do buddy
If we play how we have been lately we should be targeting another three points here and hopefully serve up some revenge for earlier in the season.
Hoping for a positive result.
Toney absolutely bullied our back three in the home game and won the game for Brentford, we need a better plan to deal with him this time – maybe Kilman could kick him in the bollocks early on to slow him down ?
I still think that our starting eleven will be better than theirs and we will have strength in depth off the bench so I’m going for an away win.
The Bat Out of Hell has gone to Heaven.
R I P Meatloaf
Good test this and one I expect us to pass with flying colours.
It would be nice to rub their noses in it after the last time we met but I would settle for a solid assured performance .
Another very good result from a very good side.
Oh and last on motd ,,, no doubt.
Well I am a season ticket holder at Brentford* so this is going to be a strange experience for me. Wolves are getting better. The injury to Brentford’s first choice keeper in October (November?) has changed the dynamics at the back and they have become more vulnerable. However, they have danger up front and a wide number of players capable of scoring so it’s not going to be a walk in the park. Brentford Community Stadium holds all of 17,250 max and has a great atmosphere. There’s not a bad view in the house. Those travelling will enjoy the experience (though you exit straight in to the south circular which is far from ideal. I saw a fan hit by a bike two weeks ago so keep safe everyone). I’ll be sitting quietly with my son in the west stand hoping for an away win.
*Their ground being a 7 minute walk from my door – an unmissable opportunity to watch fun football without a lot of hassle.
Looks like Adama will go for £20m + £2.75m add-ons. I too agree we should wait until the summer. He is an exasperating player who still needs a lot of help during a game when he stands around looking lost (he is lost). I doubt Conte will turn him into a right back without a lot of grief. And I like to think Kilman could take the ball off him.
Brentford is hard to predict after the debacle at Molineux. I like Thomas’s team selection. We need to start confidently and quickly. I think we’ll edge it and keep a clean sheet (BTW I predicted 3-0 v Soton and should have the points as their goal was unreal!).
London wolves loyal
Alex Ferguson would never sell a player to a top 4 team . Selling our most exciting player to Spurs is fucking stupid
Sutton Coldfield wolf
100% agree. I can see the pros and cons of selling a player in the last 18months of his contract and one who has declined improved contract terms but to sell to a team that is a direct competitor for European football is plain stupid . If we miss out on qualification to them, the net gain of the deal, once the loss of European revenue is taken into the equation will be peanuts.
We really don’t know if what is being reported about Adama and Spurs is true or not but I just think it is disrespectful of Jeff to sell Adama when Bruno has specifically said he wants him to stay for now. And especially at the value that is being reported.
I know Bruno is a coach and not a manager but he must have a lot of say in who signs and who is let go. If it is all about a couple million pounds instead of team harmony and players knowing the system then I am a little dismayed.
Time to turn the table on Brentford_dominate possession _ workmanlike win.
Just watched Bruno’s pre-Brentford press conference.
The more I see him, the more I listen to him, the more I like him. And the more confident I am that this is the man who can take us where we all wanna be.
Take yer time Bruno. We’ve waited a long time. Another couple of years won’t hurt us.
Quite a lot of anti-Bees comments, but I can forgive them a lot after they sold Peter Broadbent to us – best £10k Stan Cullis ever spent.
I do like the way Bruno talks about choosing the best tactics to use against specific opponents. He doesn’t only have a plan B, but plans C,D,E,F ……etc. If he’s done his homework properly we could have a decent win here. I’m going for 3-0 with Silva , close last time, going one better and really having something to celebrate. Be nice if our captain got another, who knows, it might become a habit.
I think it’s fair to say that Brentford turned in one of the best performances against us earlier in the season. A lot has changed since then as they have picked up some injuries and we have settled into live under Bruno very nicely
The Witley Wanderer
If the Bee’s go for it, three points to the mighty Wolves.
CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH
I’ve just seen Adama Traore leaving the chip shop in Gornal. Is this a sign ?
So that’s were he gets the grease for match days.
On a roll ?
Let’s keep it going
A tough game not to be taken lightly, we are much better than when we played them at home but will need to put another top performance to get anything from the game.
Wolves 2 – 1
Looks like 9 out of 10 here expect a win but….I don’t think we’re close to the finished product yet despite some excellent form of late ? so I’m predicting a draw and that really wouldn’t be the end of the world ( will be happily wrong on this)
I like Brentford and I think they will
stay up comfortably this season
(Then they will have been sussed and will book a bottom 3 slot next year )
Meantime my reading of the tea leaves is that Traore is off and that’s a bummer… a deal that with add ons tops 20 mil will keep pride intact at both clubs
Yes a bummer
Meantime on a completely different topic … last home game of the season vs Norwich around May 15
Thomas… I’ve heard that you might be organizing a blogger ball around that match … I hope we have one as there will be much to celebrate before we head off to Anfield to stuff Liverpool and grab 6th place
So Thomas… anything you can say at this stage?
Had forgotten all the time wasting and play acting from the first game until mentioned above. Really really want to beat them tomorrow now. Would love Silva to score and another good game for Tito.
So, we ground and all that. Let’s just go and get the 3 points.
Will be a tough game, but treat it like the Man U game and we should win.
I’d go with minimal changes, so Neves in for Dendoncker and keep Gomes and the same front three. It sounds like it could be Traore’s last game for is, so hope we get to see him for half an hour.
They played on Wed night, so it’s up to Wolves to keep a high tempo.
I’m going for an away win. See you there later.
Brentford were all over Man U first half – despite a couple of thrashing’s, they aren’t terrible. Will need to keep the door shut.
Momentum – that’s something we certainly have in our favour currently. It would be a victory made all the sweeter if we can win this one, after the way Brentford behaved at Molineux in the reverse fixture.
I’d happily go with Thomas’s predicted line up.
A clean sheet has to be the starting point and with our super keeper and back three, if Gomes plays another blinder, we are more than capable of removing the sting from the Bees. With goals now coming from different players, we are offering more of a threat and giving the opposition something think about.
Our team is evolving superbly and when you look at the players we have injured and yet to return, Neto, Jonny, Boly, Mosquera, Marcal, Hwang and Saiss to return, the future looks very bright.
Traore looks destined for Spurs, so it will be interesting to see if he’s on the bench. He gave us a well taken goal v Southampton and another good super-sub performance would help grease the wheels of his pending transfer. Cash we really need in order to add to our Bruno inspired blossoming team.
It’s great being a Wolves supporter at the moment. Another 3 points today and we will all have an extra spring in our step this weekend.
I’ll happily go with Thomas with the team selection. As for Traore, personally I’d rather he went abroad rather than to a competitor & certainly not for £15m to Levy!!
King of the cowshed (Carl you're still my number one but Jose's a close second)
Levy will buy AT for £15m and sell him to Barca for £25m in the summer.
Any road I’ve been forecasting 2-0 for a few games (when I’ve remembered to post a forecast). We’ll get a 2-0 sometime. Sticking with that.
Wolves are on a roll.
Wokingham Welsh Wolf
No Raul – calf injury apparently.
Hopefully, Fabio steps up to the plate.
Still think we’ve enough to win this.
Minimum effort, maximum results.
Last night Norwich had two shots on target and scored three goals.
That’s the way to do it, lads. 1-0 is fine by me.
Easy 3 points
DRONE STOPPED PLAY!
But Glenn Hoddle isn’t commentating?!!
No but Tony Gale is droning on!
I know that Brentford are the great innovators when it comes to timewasting but this is ridiculous.
Jeez, what terrible losers the nylons are, hope they get relegated.
Snagged nylons. Not a good look!
Showing your age now Bardwolf. All we needed was Fluff Freeman to provide some half time, and drone stoppage entertainment