At a time when we should be excited by one of the most successful transfer windows in Wolves’ history – and with possibly further movement to come on deadline day – Bruno is doing his best to spoil the party on the pitch.
Lage could argue that only now is he being properly backed, but that is no excuse for failing to see off a woeful Bournemouth side that has just been thrashed 9-0 by Liverpool resulting in Scott Parker’s departure.
With Wolves continuing to look devoid of creativity, I wonder if Bruno is heading for the chop too.
Wolves’ obsession with moving the ball backwards and sideways is infuriating, and when we do reach the final third, we turn back and start another tedious sequence of pointless keep ball.
No taking on the man, no playing between the lines, no through balls into space.
A midfield of Moutinho, Neves and Nunes with wide forward options of Neto and Guedes should be mouth-watering, but Bruno’s risk averse approach is sucking the life out of the players and fans alike. We’re boring to watch.
Raul has to be on borrowed time after tonight’s showing; his touch is completely off, he looks disinterested and are any of us surprised he missed that one-on-one?
Although he slightly improved in attack upon moving to the right, I wonder if Raul’s best pal Jonny has seen better days as well. Too often he looked clueless when trying to take on his man down the left.
I’m tearing my hair out with frustration because we now have the players at our disposal to produce the attacking style we’ve seen little of since Project Restart.
Fosun will want to see a return on their £100m+ investment – and soon. Time’s ticking for Bruno.
Binda maan spain
I’m angry, that was awful, players are playing with fear, sidewards passing, what the hell is bruno coaching, molineux will be ugly when we lose, bruno has to go, no win in 12, relegation form, I don’t know what’s wrong, good team on paper, wolves aie we.
Didn’t see any fear (unless you mean lacked confidence in front of goal), more a lack of penetration and, once again, woeful finishing. We looked our most dangerous when Neto and Adama were on left/right flanks. Nice touches from Nunes but Guedes yet to convince. Goalscoring is going to be difficult again come the weekend as Southampton have two quality centre halves (Bella-Kotchap is going right to the top, mark my words).
Just more of the same as for the last 3 years.
Backwards, sideways anything but forwards.
Even the new players look stale already.
We have good players who have picked up 3 points and scored 2 goals in a relatively easy first 5 matches.
I sat down to watch this aberration on BT at 7-15pm fearing the worst and my doubts were were confirmed and then some.
Make no mistake this is a club in crisis and I don’t have any answers. But surely that is the job of Jeff Shi who to me has been clueless since the departure of Laurie Dalrypmlpe.
With the greatest of respect, this club is not in crisis.
There is time to get back on track.
Tonight could easily have been a win – Podence off the line, Nunes the crossbar, Neto just wide, Raul one on one. Fine margins and we’d all be singing a different song.
When the transfer window has closed and the coaching staff know who is at their disposal, with brand new players incorporated into the new system, then time is required.
I’ve no issue with differing opinions, but with the owners literally being in the process of backing the coach, let us allow the dust to settle and have a little self restraint and patience.
It’s a far more responsible and respectful stance to at least give the coach 10 games to show what he can do. Last season wasn’t his team and he wasn’t backed.
Now he has been, let’s show some self control, and belief before pressing the panic button.
Totally agree Muttleigh, much more eloquently put.
We can’t score goals,
That’s a crisis.
A club facing relegation – that could be described as a crisis.
A club unable to pay their employees and players. That’s a club in crisis.
A club whose owners don’t care and won’t invest whilst looking for a buyer – that could be described as a crisis.
We have a team in a poor run of form.
We are not a club in crisis.
Rubbish. It`s time stop stop sticking heads in the sand and to face reality.
We are a club facing a major crisis. This is NOT a team in a poor run of form. This is a team going nowhere fast. A team that`s played countless games with one thing in common. An ability to grossly underperform.
Tonight we played an abject Bournemouth side who had conceded a hatful in their past three games. But yet again we could not score. Sideways and backwards passes are the norm. We have no attacking ambition and zero penetration. We are just plain boring.
The problem ? Bruno Lage. The guy is clueless. Completely out of his depth.
Tonight post game we heard the same old miserable tale. “Don`t worry guys, it`ll all come good.’ What absolute crap is that! The only way we will begin to improve is when Bruno is fired and we get in place a coach who has the ability, experience and determination to succeed in the toughest league in the world. A coach able to inspire and to lead.
Bruno has been given more than a fair chance by very patient owners. But surely enough is enough, and a change should be made immediately before the present crisis develops to a stage when it cannot be overcome.
I get what you’re saying, Muttleigh. But at what stage do we transition from a team on a poor run of form into a team facing relegation?
We’re now on 12 Premier League games scoring only 7 goals. That’s relegation form in anyone’s book.
I also get the argument that we shouldn’t roll over last year’s results but when the output is exactly the same, it’s difficult not to take that into account. We’re not going to stay up scoring half a goal a game and whilst some may say it’s early days, we’re also only a few games away from being mired in the relegation dogfight.
Hey Tettenhall Wolf.
To answer your question – not 5 games in to 38 game season. Not before the transfer window has shut and some of the new players haven’t even kicked a ball, let alone had a chance to settle in to playing for Wolves.
I get the temptation to add last season’s last games to this season’s start. Some even saying it’s 5 months without a premier league win, somehow conveniently forgetting we stopped playing for two and a half months.
But last season Bruno was not backed.
If it becomes obvious that despite having had a fair chance to gel his new team into playing the sort of football that we want to see, SCORING AND WINNING games, and it’s not working out, then the coach will need to be changed. Totally agree.
All I’m saying is this. People that have been repeatedly bemoaning Fosun’s commitment, now in the midst of seeing that commitment materialize need to allow the coach at least some time to fit it all together and make it work.
That’s true but if we replicate what’s happened in the first five games in the next five games, then we’re a quarter of the way through the season and looking in serious trouble.
There’s also a very fine line between giving a manager/squad time to gel etc and giving a failing manager too much time – that’s an error we’ve made time after time in the past. And I think that’s where the results at the end of last season can’t be discounted entirely.
I don’t think I’m agreeing or disagreeing with you here, I think I’m just playing Devil’s Advocate ?
But so few chances against a poor Bournemouth side? It’s what 12 games without a win. Bruno has to step up, he has the players, there are no excuses. Lose against Southampton who showed read desire against Chelsea and Bruno is a dead man walking.
‘Bruno’s risk averse approach.. ‘ Wasn’t he the man who was supposed to bring bold attacking football after Nuno’s risk averse approach? The new guys must wonder what the hell they’ve come to. And the loss of Conor who would have driven them on was from Lage’s back four obsession, apparently with the aim of increasing our attacking potential. And no doubt we’ll be hearing about it being a process, being pleased with the performance and something or someone being or not being in the moment. Terrible start against teams off whom we should be gaining the points for security and the basis for a (laughable) European push. And soon we face some real teams.
CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH
BORING RUBBISH. SICK OF IT !!
Welcome to the realty club. It only took 5 matches after all.
Simply terrible. Players look like they believe they’ve done their job when they create a half chance. Why don’t we run at players in the centre of the park rather than pass sideways. Midfielders Running direct at a defender makes them nervous and then creates more space especially in the centre ( this is where the goal is Wolves) The two new Portuguese signings along with Neto and Podence have this within them to do it so go for it
So disappointing after getting excited about the new changes in the team.
We can’t hit a barn door if we had 15 shots with 3 on target according to the facts.
I didn’t see the game (glad I didn’t too) but it looks like nothing has changed.
What next chaps? 🙁
I’m basing my judgments on radio commentary and match reports atm so don’t have the luxury (if that’s what it is) of seeing matches with my own eyes.
It sound like the coaching may be contributing to taking away the natural predatory instincts of our forward players. All I’m hearing in commentaries and match reports is that we’re taking on players then stopping to look for a safe ball into the centre instead of attacking the box.
If our new boy becomes that box player then perhaps Bruno will be proved right. If not then maybe there is something in the over coaching accusation.
CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH
Sorry but he has got to go I just don’t know where we are going with him. It is just so boring to watch. No invention through the middle. Just boring get it out wide and put a cross in. Just boring fucking rubbish. Sack him now .
Spot on Cheeseburger. Bruno came to us promising attacking exciting football. Really!! Where is there one tiny little sign of this ? Why would quality players of the ilk of Nevez and Neto et al want to stay and play for this clown ?
Get rid now before its too late
A bit harsh Bloggers – we surely knew that Bournemouth would park the bus after last weekend’s drubbing. A point away against a new promoted team would normally be considered a good nights work. We should rein in our expectations until the new guys have had time to bed in, we have no god given right to steamroller teams- they have talented, hardworking players too.
This is generous in the extreme. I defended the team on Sunday because I thought we played pretty well for the most part but last night was embarrassing. We haven’t won yet this season and were playing a team who got humiliated at the weekend.
It was plain from the start they were there for the taking and barely threatened in surely one of the meekest home performances from a PL side ever. Fair play, they played for a point and got it. And luckily for them, they were playing against us who can’t hit a barn door. We should have scored early when on top but the longer it went on the worse it got as we lacked imagination and ran out of ideas.
I won’t criticise possession football because were criticised for the opposite on Sunday but it was boring and aimless. The worrying thing is when teams camp in there seems to be no ideas about how to break them down. Ball out to the wingers, poor cross in, repeat.
The one thing I take solace from is we look too good to be involved in any serious relegation drama but the goals need to come fast. Raul looked a shadow of himself as he made the wrong decision time and again. Saturday is huge, otherwise we’re heading towards October without a win and the pressure then really will be on Bruno.
Anyone who argues it’s acceptable not to have won any of these opening five games (good opening fixtures on paper, remember) is surely kidding themselves.
Funny thing is we are three points off being in the top ten!
Awful display showing a lack of confidence until Adam and Podence came on too late again with some fresh legs and the desire to attack. The two new boys are good imo but to expect them to play 3games in six days in a new and unfamiliar league is just silly to my mind. Raul was none existant until the two old boys came on and he started to become more involved setting up a couple of chances. He badly needs to get his confidence back which will happen if he can get a couple of goals. He is a shadow of his former self and, after his injury, he must be suffering some self doubt. I hope he can come out the other side. Maybe a two up front partnership with Adam asupplying crosses for the new lad and Raul could be worth a try. But I don’t expect Bruno to go down that route…
CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH
Sorry but just read his comments Tedious boring football. He needs to go. Never liked him. BRUNO OUT.
I say this with all due respect. But, it doesn’t make any sense to finally back a guy and then sack him before the players settle in.
Whatever happened to your mantra of you need to give it ten games?
I’ve been reluctant to make this comparison. But, if you look at Portuguese soccer – they qualified for two world cups between 1930 and 1998 (‘66 and ‘84). They’ve qualified for every World Cup since – which kind of nullifies my point. One year they seriously outplayed West Germany in both legs of qualifying and managed a draw and a 1-0 loss.
Portuguese soccer (football – sorry, I live in Massachusetts) always lacked the finishing touch. A lot of beautiful movement without end product. In Euro 1996, the Danish fans stayed late to give the Portuguese team a standing ovation after admiring their play during a match against the Danes – it finished 1-1.
What changed? Cristiano Ronaldo. He developed a nose for the goal that didn’t exist in Portuguese (or any) soccer. Even Luis Figo and Rui Costa were guilty of beautiful soccer without end product.
Maybe I’m over thinking. But, this may be the Portugal curse playing out in Wolverhampton.
Interesting, Lou. Maybe I’ll mull that one over another time.
A couple of things: You forgot about Eusebio, he scored a few.
And I don’t think “beautiful soccer without end product” quite described this game, more like crab-football. I don’t think many fans “stayed late to give the team a standing ovation after admiring their play” either.
I’ve been thinking along similar lines, Lou. Too many mon defensive players who are similar in style with no devilment or penetration and part of this may be due to nationality and consequently thinking and, of course, the manager falls into this generalisation too. That’s the problem with generalisations and stereotypes- they tend to be based on a high degree of accuracy. At least Sasa is of a different mould and let’s hope that if there is a last minute foray into the forward/midfield market that we go for someone just a little bit different.
We are not in a crises –yet, but how boring is our football? Two goals in 5 games? An average of one goal a game for all of last season! And similar the year before!
Bruno needs a few more games, but he is beginning to look to be in trouble, and the clock is ticking. He is fast losing the support of the fan base.
I said before we have been a tad unlucky, and some of that bad luck continued today, and with a bit more luck the results could have been different. But football must not depend on luck.
Notwithstanding,the truth is that our football is boring. Sideways, backwards, sideways, backwards, sometimes I cannot decide if we are playing is slow motion or reverse!
No Liquid football, just slow motion and reverse!
Sott Parkers available?
Haaland only has 7 more goals this season than our whole squad.
Raul 1 on 1 with the keeper has to score. I am afraid his confidence is shot and the new boy has to start against Southampton. I am yet to be convinced by Guedes, and Daniel P
should start ahead.
I get what people are saying, but those wanting Bruno out are way off the mark, this new team needs to gel and Bruno needs to be given at least another 5-6 games to show what we are capable of.
A few goals against Southampton and the doomsayers will be nullified.
The game against Bournemouth was an opportunity missed to score, win, get 3 points and lift the mood and confidence around the club.
That said, there are positives in every situation.
We kept a clean sheet.
We secured a point away from home.
Yesterday Wolves confirmed the signing of a striker we have all been asking for.
We had 17 shots and 66% possession. A big improvement on the last game.
The substitutions made a more sense and a difference to our play.
There were no fresh injuries.
Much of the narrative over recent months has been about the owners not backing the new coach. That can no longer be said.
However, the ink hasn’t even dried on Kalajdzic’s contract. The transfer window hasn’t closed. Some of the new players haven’t even had a chance to kick a ball, assuming there’s at least one more signing today. And the coach most definitely has not had a fair chance to work with his new squad and formation, now that he has finally been backed.
As I’ve stated above in replies above, we are not a club in crisis. Our situation could be described as a poor run of form; we are goal shy and seemingly lacking confidence.
Whilst this run of form cannot, and I’m sure will not be allowed to continue indefinitely, the prudent and morally correct approach from the Wolves hierarchy is to give the coach a fair and reasonable chance to show what he can deliver now he has the players he wanted at his disposal.
I wish Bruno nothing but good luck as he and his coaching team work with the new players and his preferred formation. But he himself will be all too well aware this is a results business and he needs to deliver sooner rather than later.
There’s a number of areas in modern life where your thoughtfull analysis & large spoon of common sense would bring benefit. Obviously the most important one being our club.
I have been calling to get rid of Bruno since the end of last season .
It is as plain as the nose on your face he is the problem .
He simply has to go
It’s far too early to be talking about sacking managers. In any case who’d replace Bruno?
We’ve got what we’ve been asking for, new players to beef up the squad and it’s up to them to get on with the job on the field.
They KNOW what they have to do!
Chopping and changing willy nilly only unsettles an organisation, so let’s give the boys some headroom, in spite of all the disappointment we are feeling.
While I’m not yet saying Bruno should go, the ‘who should replace him’ argument doesn’t hold any water. We won’t be in the market for the usual PL managers, it will be another Mendes client, someone most of us will never have heard of. Big Sam and Steve Bruce (mercifully) won’t be candidates. Mendes in all likelihood already has someone lined up should the time come to show Bruno the door.
Bruno’s got 5 more games. We’re not a club in crisis but Shi et al should start looking at who’s available to replace him cos it’s highly probable he’ll fail. Next 5 games Saints, Lpool, Man C, W Ham, Chelsea. It’s gonna take a serious turn around for us to come out of that with anything. Sasa Kalajdži? will need to hit the ground running.
Folks saying he wasn’t backed last season and he needs time to impart his system etc. He had Nuno’s team purring last season playing a back 5 till it all started to go wrong after Leeds. We already had the players to succeed, Bruno’s job was to maintain that once he had got the team clicking. Personally I can only see this going one way. He hasn’t got a tune out of this side for over 6 months. John Ruddy said Bruno is a good coach but has poor man management skills and we already know there has been discord in the dressing room.
No panic button here but it looks ominous.
Highlight: Bloke carrying his daughter and hitting the crossbar, in the crossbar challenge.
Funny bits: Sat with the gobby Cherry fans, who celebrated like they had won the league getting a score bore draw.
Best bits: Only took me 41 minutes to get home, unlike the usual 3 hour drive.
Onto Southampton then.
Over £120 million spent.
450 mins of football 2 goals.
That’s a goal every 3 hours 45 minutes.
On course to score less than last season and the season before.
On course to be relegated the signs are clearly flashing but not to the blind !!!
spikeyboy lips sealed
10 games before i draw any conclusions
5 to go still open minded
Oh and i owe doog a fiver
I didn’t like to mention it mate.
You can buy me a pint at the next Bloggers’ BallBash.
gladly old chap maybe even 2 pints
Watching Wolves for the last last 2 years has become like watching Mad Mick’s Wolves on a bad day every week. It makes the McCarthy football brand look positively exciting.
40 goals in the last 43 PL matches tells it’s own story. This hasn’t happened overnight.
Yesterday was abject.
Even our captain, who was brilliant against The ‘Toon was spraying passes to players – to nearly coin an Eric Morecambe phrase – “Not necessarily in the right colour shirts”.
Raul was truly awful. Our two new midfield signings looked ordinary. Johnny was getting nowhere on his wing and Semedo kept getting somewhere and then turning back inside. We seemed to be playing with no plan or purpose.
Its always the fans’ job to blame somebody or something for their team’s shortcomings.
Up until now, it’s been Fosun. Never spending money. Not backing the manager. Having no ambition. “I told you so from the start.”
But Fosun have splashed the cash in a big way.
Now we have to find the next scapegoat.
Of course! The manager.
Hasn’t got a clue… Taken us as far as he can… Never had the pedigree for Premier League management… “I told you so from the start.”
I admit that Bruno doesn’t fill one with confidence with his sometimes bizarre substitutions and “It’ll all come right in the end” mantra.
But, considering that the new players have not had a preseason with the team, and what could possibly be the most important signing hasn’t even played… we’ve got to give the poor chap a chance.
Fosun have backed him. It’s now HIS team and it’s up to him to make it work.
If it all goes tits up half way through the season, then sack the man.
Until then, cut him some slack.
I agree that Lage hasn’t had the backing until lately, but for me 2 critical questions apply.
1. Why has it taken so long to get our transfer business done; little or no urgency has been in evidence and as a result after 5 games we are already “behind the 8 ball”.
2. Why does one get the feeling that he has a mission to dispose of as many of Nuno’ lynchpins as possible. Has the defence really been upgraded with the departures of Coady, Saiss and Boly (probable). Not seen much evidence as yet and change for change’s sake is not necessarily an upgrade, And the mooted switch from Dendonker to Craig Dawson looks very much like a downgrade,
Dawson in for Boly surely. Donk’s primarily a midfielder.
Blog Executive:- ‘Paddy, it’s a bummer, you’re doing the write up.’
Paddy:- ‘Cheers lads’
Nil, Nought, Zero, sweet FA, Nada, Zilch, Zilch, Zilch. It’s a long way back from Bournmouth. As a bit of light relief from that 90 mins, I spent the next 90 sticking needles in my eyes and vandalising deck chairs.
Well we can’t sack Bruno now. He’s spent all the money and Big Sam doesn’t speak Portugese.
However we are now above the Filla with an extra fine gap. An outcome of sorts. Only when Adama came on did we look like going forward and creating chances, but it was too late with 15 mins to go, their bus was double parked outside the disabled toilet by then. Some of us had predicted this and some of us were right.
Not me. Oh no, Mr Optimistic, Mr Benefit of the doubt, Mr Trust the process, Mr Wait in Vain. Let’s hope Sasa Hoffer is the next Earling Haarland and not just the freak result of a dodgy Austrian breeding program.
In Bruno we still just about trust, sort of, having no other options.
1 lv & COYW
Thomas and Paddy are like good cop bad cop 🙂
I get that with new incomings a team needs to gel and that a different formation needs time to bed in, but there is something wrong. This was Bournemouth, not Barcelona. Why was our fabulously attractive squad chock-full of attacking skilled players constantly passing sideways / backwards? We haven’t won a game this season – where was the sense of urgency? Bruno is very detailed on the tactics and fastidious with the details, but I wonder if our players are just being over-coached and focussing too much on process? Changing managers now is incredibly risky, but Bruno needs to unshackle the great players that we have and let them play a more natural driving attacking style of football. If he doesn’t, I can’t see where the points are going to come in the next set of 5 games and then I fear Bruno will be looking over his shoulder. UTW.
Knowles was my Hero
From where I was sat, in my comfy armchair, watching on tele, it seemed to me that Bournemouth excelled in one area: getting 11 men between the ball and their goal posts at great speed.
Mind you, they didn’t need to be that fast when we were intent on giving them plenty of time with a half-dozen lateral passes between Neves and Collins.
Admittedly, the camera angles were never good because Bournemouth’s ground seems to be modelled on a bungalow, but there were always more red and black shirts than old gold on screen at any one time.
Back in our Championship days, and our first season back in the Premier, we had several players who could conjure a sublime cross-field pass to find Jota or Cav belting down the wing and cutting in behind defences. Now, we have to wait until Neves has passed to Collins, to pass back to Neves before we shift forward. And then not at pace.
I’ve heard all this crap about 4-3-3, and 2-4-4, and the rest, but right now we have two central defenders and 8 midfielders. I’m hoping (and I know, it’s the hope that kills you!) that with the signing of Kalajdzic, at least we’re going to have a target up front and not just sideways.
I still don’t think we’ll go down, we only have to be better than one other team besides Forest and Bournemouth, but I was hoping this season might just be the one where we’re at least comfortable . . . . . . . just like my arcmchair!
london wolves loyal
can’t help but agree with you . i thought four at the back was supposed to be for getting the ball forward quicker . we are giving the opposition’s far too much time to get players back behind the ball. our forward players have no room to play when and if they get the ball .
i don’t think Bruno’s ideas are any good for this division
Bruno Lage has his own footballing philosophy, and this summer Fosun have backed him to stamp his mark on the team, moving out some of our old favourites and switching to a back four. In honesty the time had come to do exactly that.
I like him, and really want him to be given the time to succeed. But all managers get judged on performances and results and rightly so, the only question is how much time will he be given to get those results? Personally I don’t think that point has come just yet, but with a difficult five games ahead things might yet get much worse.
I’m also strongly of the opinion that there is no point in sacking a manager without having somebody better lined up. At some point Lage will get sacked (as this is the fate of 99% of managers), but will our esteemed Technical Director have a dossier of prospective managers to call upon? Will these already be in work and be willing to come? Will we be willing to buy out their contracts? Will we just phone up Uncle Jorge?
If I was TD I’d be putting out the feelers for Rafa the Gaffer just in case it ultimately proves that Lage isn’t up to the job, but until then I’m hoping he will work through this tricky patch.
Rafa, just why??? How about Mourinho or Raneiri ??
The Mourinho who is managing a team clear top of Serie A and an already pensioned off Ranieri? Trust you are being sarcastic; if not real.
Roma have only played 4 games so it counts for nothing as does our lowly position. I seem to remember Spurs were clear top early in the season under Mourinho and we all know hoe that ended. I don’t want any of the 3 above and anybody who does is blind, they’ve all lost they’re mojo some time ago.
There must be some reason the team never played a full 90 minutes and the more players you ship out, the more of a chance that you remove whatever player(s) is responsible for that.
Tim always did that.
The comments are understandable, the frustration is obvious and clearly Bruno and the players are rightly under pressure to score goals and win games, so yes to all that.
However, so often the focus of criticism is on our view of our team rather than looking at what the other team are trying to do or stop Wolves trying to do what Wolves do.
After humiliation, national and global embarrassment, sacking the manager who was a hero three months ago, why be surprised at Bournemouth’s tactics to deny, thwart ,obstruct, time waste etc in order not to lose again.
Any team (barring Man City, Liverpool and currently Arsenal who were impressive last night during the boring stoppages of our game) would have struggled to break down a tightly packed defence in a tiny stadium.
We need to take a breath and save it up for Saturday, the team is reshaping and Fosun have coughed up for better players than the ones leaving, sacking the manager in August is ridiculous and besides, Lopetegui isn’t available.
BG, I think Pochettino is available…
london wolves loyal
bring Nuno back !
london wolves loyal
and put David Luiz in jail
Well I feel that I wasted two hours of my life struggling to watch the match on my iPad. I have BT Sport, but on Sky TV. Sky TV does not yet have a channel for BT Sport 5, so I had to use the iPad, which was buffering all over the place. When it did spring to life there was usually a player on the deck. At other times I almost thought that Karl (The Crab) Henry was still playing for us, but in multiple positions! Sideways, back, sideways again. Repeat infinitum. Why or why did we keep passing the ball out wide, and wasting time when we could have stuck it up them in the middle?
At the moment the team look like strangers in the night. I will give Bruno to match 10 to do it his way to sort this mess out., before I call for his head.
You needed to hit the red button on BT Sports 1. Took me a while to work that one out, mind.
OK, abject, I agree
Now I’m getting back into my bubble and will emerge mid October after 5 more games
but before I go, a fond farewell to Big Wily and the Big effing Belgian….we had great times
dendonker to villa !!
Some absolutely great posts on this one …
And I’m going to put my Cloive shirt on … (it’s me though .. although he probably feels the same).
Last night’s effort was absolutely garbage… not to even score a goal against a team back pedalling for most of the night is shockingly dreadful.
Is Karl Henry coaching this lot …
Lage is treading water… I’ve often doubted his credentials and do it’s proving to be …
He’s never been a PL coach .. in fact he’s only been assistant at Swansea and Sheffield Wed.
This is his team now… and there can be no more bullshit from him .. the performance was good .. blah .. blah .. blah …
Well the performances haven’t been good .., the bottom line is always the result… and results are shite ,
They say Time and Tide wait for no man .. the tide is about to go out on Bruno ..,
anything other than 3 points on Sat will mean .. Time is up ….
One last throw of the dice for him…
and please don’t harp on about 10 games…. This is like watching the Paul Lambert era again…..
London wolves loyal
Spot on Twix but you forgot the
FOWB ., FOWB
I think a lot of us have given Bruno a fair chance but you are right his tenure is hanging by a thread, If we give him a chance with his new recruits we could fall too far behind to recover.
But what do we know.
Over to you Jeff.
Suggest you get Laurie back from Harlequins to help you understand it all.
It’s not about “face” it’s about getting the job done.
Nobody has been a PL coach until they were a PL coach. Mourino, Guardiola, Klopp, etc.
Lage has won the Primeira Liga coming from behind in his first season as a senior coach. Anyone else have that kind of first-season record?
Happy with 3 points and 2 goals scored in 5 games are you John?
Dirty South Wolf
Sorry if I sound like an idiot but…. Can someone explain to me:
Why can’t Ait-Nouri and Semedo play at the same time on opposite wings? Is it because they’re both right footed?
If this midfield is so gifted then why are they so easily dispossessed right outside the box? If you’re going to lose the ball almost every time you approach the goal wouldn’t it make more sense to just keep banging it in there and try and get lucky? Instead of constantly passing around the edges reducing your odds. It seems that’s what Adama and Podence started doing as soon as they came on.
A very fond farewell to Wily Boly who has been an absolute rock for Wolves, good luck big man.
So with 4 hours to go we now have a full squad of 21 (source WW Official website),
This INCLUDES 4 complete rookies at senior level in Sarkic, Toti Gomez, Mosquera and long term injury Chiquinho plus wantaway Traore.
Assuming no more outs (not a given – Dendonker or Hwang possible, and no more signings is this a realistic scenario on closing day for the fist half of a long hard season? A fully fit senior squad of around 17.
On reflection could we really afford to ditch John Ruddy, Wily Boly, Conor Coady or even The Choirboy?And on reflection could we really afford to ditch Wily Boly, Conor Coady or even The Choirboy?
And I thought Nuno had it tough.
Sorry repeat non edit, They only left once it just feels like twice!
2 hours to go and Dendonker has signed for Villa.
Lots of school leavers on the bench till January then.
Leeds still trying to sign Hwang
Still time to offload Adama Traore as well Jeff.
Out so far – Ruddy, Marcal. Hoever, Coady, Saiss, MGW, The Donk, Big Willy and The Choirboy (scoring for fun in Belgium). Plus those never destined to play at Molineux Conor Ronan, Dashadov, Cundle, Campana, Cuitrone, Jordao, Bonatini and probably others.
In – Collins, Guedes, Nunes, Kaladjzik plus maybe Boubakar Traore on loan.
5 a side anyone?
Great recruitment policy Jeff and Scottie. Try counting the numbers on more than two hands – it’s a squad game now!
Relax PJB, Jeff has achieved a dynamic upgrade in player quality in one window AND retained Ruben and Adama who are two of the best players I have seen in 50 years. Everyone in is an improvement on the leavers- no disrespect meant to anyone who have all given admirable service but we must strive for continuous improvement in the squad and I believe we have this time. Let’s give them and Bruno the time to settle and then we will see the results.
On balance I agree incomers are an upgrade on those they have replaced, but there are simply not enough of them unless we have some very competent and mature youngsters in the ranks.
We must have the smallest squad of senior players in the PL. Let’s see who is sitting on the bench when injuries and suspensions start to kick in.
More incoming I hear……
With the Cheeseburger all the way !
Engineer Lage out with the old in with the new.
Saiss, Coady and now Boly the 7th PL placed defence all removed.
Marcal, Ruddy and MGW gone, Adama suffocated on the bench and now DeDonkey on his way with perhaps Hwang and even Jimenez and Jonny to follow.
Not one of them a Portugeezer simply incredible.
Who would have ever thought Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux with just one Englishman in their entire squad now probably ?
After most football fans voted for Brexit and the stopping of foreigners coming to work in Britain ?.What hypocrisy ?
Dirty South Wolf
I mean damn Bro. I get that it seems like Wolves are always trying to sign the best Portuguese player and not the best available player.
But brexit really? It’s always crazy to me when Europeans bemoan immigrants moving in. How did the locals feel when the colonists set up shop in their digs?
That’s how y’all say it right?
Dirty South Wolf
My understanding is that Wolverhampton has a distinct Sikh population. That’s awesome! Diversity is awesome! Xenophobia isn’t!
The front lines of democracy in the Western Hemisphere has entered the chat
Given that the England international team struggle to field 11 world-class players, and that there are 20 teams on the Premier League, I’d say having Kilman was more than our fair share.
I guess the FA’s “No Room for Racism” campaign and all those players ‘taking the knee’ last season was wasted on you?
I am predicting now that Adama will see what a great team we have and re-sign with Wolves.
After all, he wants Champions League football.
Surely Adama’s ambitions have been knocked back, firstly by the failure of the Barca move, and secondly that no PL team came in for him in the window? He’s not the ‘unplayable’ player of a few seasons ago. His pride must be bruised. But, it would be pathetic if he is now relying on running down his contract just to get a move for free. More likely is that Bruno has hopes of revitalising him and getting a contract signed.
When Bruno was talking about Traore being in his plans, it might be that it was not Adama he was talking about !!!!
Football should be fun
5 Games into the season; transfer window closed . . . . . some conclusions:
1. We have a Top 4 Defence (Only Brighton have conceded fewer and Man City have conceded 1 more)
2. We have a Bottom 3 Attack (Lowest with West Ham, Forest & Bournemouth)
3. Some very good signings which should improve our Attack.
4. Nothing we can do about Points 1-3 so let’s just watch and enjoy the ride.
5. PJB will NEVER be happy.
6. Wolves aye we!!!!
Are you happy with a senior squad which won’t be sufficient in numbers to fill the bench for most matches? There are 22 players listed on the updated official club website 5 of whom (Sarkic, Toti Gomes, Mosquera, Conor Ronan and Chiquinho) don’t have any experience to speak of at PL or equivalent level.
Thin on quantity does’t even get close.