As debilitating as the lack of goals has been in this awful start, Wolves have still dropped 8 points from winning positions.
Leeds, Newcastle and Palace were all opportunities to get results that would have kept things respectable.
But instead, those matches went away through poor game management and individual defensive errors.
Even in the two victories that were secured we relied on a penalty save and an inexplicable miss from Che Adams to stay ahead.
The goals have got to come but things have got to tighten up all over the pitch if Wolves are to dig themselves out of this mess. Does this group have the character and leadership to rise to the challenge?
Not many people will have seen the 4-0 drubbing at Villa Park coming prior to the weekend in what was their worst performance in an otherwise good start to the campaign.
They’ve seen off Leeds, Brighton and Man Utd, all at home and were unlucky not to beat Chelsea too prior to their humbling at Villa.
Ivan Toney is still the main man and his 8 goals already have him pushing hard for a place at the World Cup. If nothing else, he should be picked for his penalty prowess alone.
The Bees have scored 18 overall but conceded 21, so they certainly give you a chance. Whether Wolves can take advantage is another question.
Although I thought they’d struggle this season, Toney and Mbemo alone are enough to keep them out of trouble if they can tighten up at the back.
I think Steve Davis needs to revert to the side that started at Palace.
We didn’t possess enough bite or athleticism to cope with Leicester and I think Semedo and Boubacar can bring those things.
I’ve seen a few people suggest dropping into a back three and bringing Toti back in. There might be some value in that if we continue being as open.
But if we can cut the supply line to their forwards and press higher up, it should also help us win the ball in better areas to start our own attacks.
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Nobody thought we’d lose 4-0 to Leicester.
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Up The Wolves!
I was worried about Leicester’s attack and the full horror was realised. It’s the same here with forwards who know what they want to do and will cause us problems.
Even if we’re in the game, I’m losing faith in this side to stay the course.
I hope they can prove me wrong but I see us getting edged out with Toney the difference.
‘Does this group have the character and leadership to rise to the challenge’?
I’m not sure that they do. That Leicester game has been on my mind all week. I’ve listened to all the podcasts and read lots of comments so I know that the morale of the fans is at rock bottom. Even mutinous in some cases.
But I can’t go into this game in a negative state of mind. I’ll enjoy a few pints around Brentford, then take my seat to watch Wolves grind out a 1-0 scrappy win with Diego Costa to get his first for the club.
Come on Wolves. Please…
Is there an away fans pub at brentford?
I had a quick look at the away ground guide and apparently there’s a few decent pubs round Kew Bridge. As long as you keep your colours covered you should be sound getting in most places I’d imagine.
Ryan, see Wulfrunian post lower down!
I have suffered the same kind of week as you Ryan. No doubt we are not alone.
Ryan and Thomas both use the term ‘group’. “Does this group of players have the
character and leadership to rise to the challenge?”
Well, they are a group of players. They are certainly , by no stretch of the imagination performing like a team. Successful teams are made up of members who balance well with each other. The present group do not. I doubt that Chi and Sellars have grasped that understanding. There is little evidence of constructive leadership there. Leadership on the field and in the dressing room and training ground? Big influential players have now been sold on . There is precious little leadership on the field now. ( Mendes is an agent and only interested in making money. Already he is reported to be arranging moves for at least two players at a time when the ship is sinking.) So that leaves character. Not individual character but the character that emanates from a unified group of players when all is not well. The only time the eleven are together is before the kick off. What is said?
Perhaps this should be followed up at the start of the second half. And then after the final whistle they should huddle again and have the character and confidence to acknowledge the fans. When they used to win they had no trouble doing that. When they lose they should all be respectful and go to the fans.
So in response to your question Thomas , and your reiteration of it Ryan, for me
I am devastated to conclude that at present, both leadership and character are in very short supply.
As much as I’d like to see us get at least a draw, I just can’t see it. Brentford are strong at home, we are just plain weak. If we concede an early goal, I can see another drubbing. Head ruling heart with my prediction.
Broadly agree with Adrian. Brentford definitely much more of a team at the moment. Wolves need that inspiring manager now not in January.
Nuno was a coach
I can only think our interim coach is giving everybody minutes in every position to show the incoming coach what they each can do.
I’m convinced the club have an agreement with Lopetegui to come when circumstances are sorted.
Until this happens I can’t see a win.
CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH
There can’t be too many places more boring than Brentford. Basingstoke post office perhaps but apart from that. However, an interesting event took place on 17th June 1977 when a Mr Albert Horse-Manure Smythe of Flat 267B Underpants Court, The Alleyway, Behind The Bike Sheds, Brentford decided to mend a set of bagpipes given to him as a christmas present by his great Auntie Tracey who was a sheep who lived in a tree in Hereford. Anyway whilst out in Brentford High Street looking for a Bagpipes Repair shop a flock of geese flew overhead on route from Margate where radio 1 star DJ Dave Lee Travis was doing the roadshow. One of the geese inadvertently had a shit which landed on DLT’s head just as he was about to introduce The Rubettes to the expectant crowd. The moral of this story is if you are out looking for spares for your bag pipes beware of passing geese. Which brings me on to the match. Well. It is going to be FIVE FOR CLIVE naturally as it is the great mans week isn’t it. So without further ado and for no other reason than I am stark raving bonkers it will be Brentford 1 WWFC 5.
Cheeseburger, what`s this about Clive? I used to love his posts on this site, but haven`t seen anything for some time.
CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH
Unfortunately Clive passed on a couple of months ago. You must have missed the tribute to him on here. Sad news mate.
Hard to see anything but a Wolves win in this, especially for a stark raving optimist like me.
I am losing a bit of ground in the predictions league though.
I’m sort of coming round to the idea that we are going to get relegated this season.
It will need a turnaround approaching that made in the recent Tory mini budget fiasco to save us.
I just hope to DOOG that I’m wrong.
Come on Wolves – show some bloody heart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Still shocked at the decision to wait until 2023 to appoint a new manager. “Nero fiddles while Rome burns” comes to mind! Hopefully, they are actively searching behind the scenes to find a competent one, for we are drifting without direction.
I really feel that we are due for some luck in front of the goal, and there has been marginal improvement in recent games, so maybe the footballing Gods will smile on us for a change. Hope springs eternal!
I fully agree with the team suggested by Thomas, and believe we need some steel in midfield, hence B. Traore! At least the young guns are motivated, and perhaps some of the others can be coaxed into trying. There is nothing worse that looking at players in a Wolves shirt not giving 100%, and it is our right to demand an effort and let our feelings be known!
But it is a new game on Saturday, a new dawn of hope, and anything can happen. The Wolves players are massively underperforming, and surely we are overdue for a good performance — for the full 90 minutes! Surely, right?? Right??
CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH
New manager rumour Vitor Pereira coming in November. Not staying on at Corinthians apparently.
Impossible to predict a win with any degree of confidence since…..I can’t even remember?
I reckon another decent 10 minutes first half, Brentford score and we fall apart again and give up. Just like most fans have!
This fan hasn’t!!
There are still 26 games to go, enough to get a few points…
We`re asking Steve Davis to undertake a task for which he patently not qualified. The decision not to seek the urgent appointment of a new coach is ludicrous, and one which, if not very quickly reversed, will have disastrous consequences. Shi is making our beloved club nothing more than a joke.
Many of our players are undisciplined and appear completely demotivated to the point of not trying. This is unlikely to change until a new man is installed. Thus I can see nothing other than a loss at Brentford
Wolves 0 Brentford 3
I think Costa can Nick one in at the back post. He was close during the last game. We were all over Leicester at the start of the game. We’ll take the lead. However, we take silly risks and make errors at the back. I expect a point.
Where in Toronto do you live. I’m near Yonge and Eglinton.
Got a feeling we’re due an almighty thumping even worse than Leicester,hopefully Toney has stubbed his toe after tripping over his cat and is not 100%
Surely the players have enough self respect to come out fighting, even forest gave 100% against Liverpool I’m sure bully’s injury problems should have cleared up by now so we could throw him on for the last half an hour couldn’t do any worse
Sorry 3-1 with sa scoring from a long kick out
Like I’ve said
We’ve not suddenly become a shit squad and we’re not
Yes we need some bite all across the field but hey it’s Brentford
Turn around starts here
Fast start and lots of shots on target … from US
You keep singing the same song.
The squad hasn’t suddenly declined overnight it’s been in slow decline over 2 years which has accelerated for the last few months.
We have decent players but some who clearly don’t want to be here. particularly the more recent Mendes imports, leaving team spirit at an all time low.
And the ability to score a goal or two would be a big help.
Sutton Coldfield wolf
This fixture pretty much marked the high point of last season, as immediately after it we let Traore go to Barcelona and the team momentum fell apart immediately thereafter and we embarked on a run of woeful performances that ultimately led to Lage”s dismissal and the team hasn’t come round from it since. Indeed, Shi’s decision making hasn’t got any better since either! In answer to Thomas’s question I don’t think this team has got too much leadership, even though neves is a great player and I don’t see much character either. Another chastening defeat on the cards.
Got to be optimistic
Suggested pubs at/near Brentford’s Gtech Community Stadium are courtesy of the website: beesotted,com authored by Ian Westbrook.
Thank you Ian!
The pubs to go to are mentioned towards the bottom of the article after all of the images and are from the old Griffin Park ground all the way to the new ground at Kew Bridge.
Pleasant drinking and have a good day at the game!
So some pride boys
No disrespect to Steve Davis and I truly mean that he’s been put in a horrible position by Jeff but the longer we leave not appointing a manager the worse it could get.
The reason I say that is because the players need stability they know Steve Davis might not be here next week so in their minds it’s hard to buy into what he’s trying to do when someone could come in and rip his ideas up.
I’m not making excuses for the players there are none there is no excuse for not giving 100 per cent and fighting for the cause that goes without saying whoever is the manager.
My head says we will lose my heart say we could win it depends on whether these players have any pride in themselves there profession and the club………we didn’t see much of that against The Foxes.
It’s been a bad start, and it’s not helping with the rumour that Neves might be away come January. He has been a very rare, shining light.
After the last few weeks, I cannot see any positive results coming soon. But, we live in hope.
Two teams hammered last time out. suggests it might be a tight affair as both sides try to tighten up at the back.
But looking back to last weekend for a moment – 25 attempts on goal and 0 scored. Leicester only 5 attempts and 4 scored. It is tempting to consider 25 attempts as a positive, the more chances you create, the more likely one might go in. In the Championship this carries some credence, but the Premiership is all about being clinical. Leicester were clinical so they are performing like a Premiership team. We, by extension, are looking like a Championship team.
The point is – all the time and energy you spend trying to fashion half chances, the less time and energy you are spending on limiting theirs. For us it looks like a vicious circle. The more we lose the more we focus on creating chances, so the more we concede and lose again. Steve Davis, or whoever comes in when they eventually do, must coach balance throughout the team and clinicality up front, not just how to create chances.
I am not going to pretend I know why what happened to Brentford last weekend happened, but what I do know is the in Toney and increasingly in Mbemo they possess the Premiership clinicality that we are not showing at this moment. They also look quite good at home.
It may just be that one or two of our many chances may sneak in this time, but can we keep them out at the other end?
Been in the doldrums all week.
The Nylons will be keen to forget that 4-0 drubbing at Villa and have a striker that can cause us all sorts of problems.
I’m sure we will want to forget our 4-0 pasting too, but I fear the heart has gone out of our squad somewhat and we need to move heaven and earth to get a result at Brentford.
But move heaven and earth we will! COYW and Diego!!
Just feeling incredibly negative about the whole Wolves scenario.
Don’t see how Villa can bring in a top manager who actually wanted to come to England again yet we can’t bring in anyone. Not confident in SD ability to manage a premier side. If he was good enough he would have done it before.
Win, draw or lose to Brentford, we need to move heaven and earth to get a new coach in now, instead of 2023. There is simply too much at stake to persevere with Davis and Collins. We need a coach with a track record of top level experience and success. Get the new guy in, and take the team abroad for a warm weather training week when the world cup is on. No disrespect to Bournemouth, they can promote from within if they like but we have bigger fish to fry.
I can’t imagine finances are holding Fosun back in respect to Wolves. Sure, they have major cash flow problems, but we’re loose change in the big picture. If money is a problem at Wolves and/or Fosun can’t focus on our problems in isolation, then bloody well put us up for sale. There were several American consortiums unsuccessfully bidding for Chelsea. For 10% of what was paid for Chelsea they can own an historic club in the same league as Chelsea. ‘Wolves’ as a brand will resonate with the American paying public.
Forgot the score prediction. The sad thing for me is that I could in the recent past with some confidence make a prediction. The past I mean started with Nuno and covers a period of about five and two thirds seasons, until the last Brentford away match early this year. Lending Traore to Barca in January, and other stuff, seemed to start our downfall under Bruno. Lending Coady to Everton and moving Saiss and Boly on, was disastrous defensively. I haven’t a clue for tomorrow but I guess we will wimp out. The real fighters have been moved on. Once upon a time we used to moan about foreign players, can they play on a wet Tuesday night in (insert name of some grim town up north). Nuno showed us they could! Now, they can’t anymore….
Sooooo worried for this season.
Relegation beckons – no such thing as too good to go down.
If rumours are true Ruben could be off to Barcelona at Xmas leaving us with no leaders on or off the field. And I can’t see any reason why he would want to stay with us.
After Leicester, we can’t score, and can’t stop opposition scoring.
Fosun bring in a manager NOW.
Fantacising we can get 3 pts for the Predicion League – dream on!
A source ! A source ! My life savings for a source …….. of optimism or inspiration.
Can’t see it at the moment. Bad games, you can bounce back from. Even a bad run. This is something on a different level.
I won’t disagree with Thomas’s predicted line up, but it does rather feel like adjusting the Captain’s table seating arrangements as the Titanic is sinking.
I wrote this on the last post – the clincher for me was seeing just 4 players and the coach go over to acknowledge the home supporters at the end of the 0-4 Leicester debacle. The remaining highly paid culprits disappeared down the tunnel, tails between their legs, without so much as a glance over their shoulder.
Until we have a united team, no amount of shuffling the chairs about is going to help.
You’re always been able to see some positives from games and kept a lot of faith where others haven’t.
If you’re seeing the ship sinking, gowwwd help us ?
Hi Toronto. What’s so disappointing and concerning about our current situation is that all of the good people that bought us such positivity and success have been discarded or have moved on.
Despite the understandable anger being directed at Scott Sellars, he is not the main issue. All of the decisions are being taken by Jeff Shi and when in doubt he turns to, you guessed it, Jorge Mendes.
It smacks of arrogance where someone who’s only experience in managing a top end sports club, let alone a football club, thinks he can call all of the shots. Sell Ruddy, loan out Coady, move Saiss on, Boly, hire another Mendes coach Lage who didn’t work out, buy Fabio for £35m; Jorge pocketed £6m of that. Dalrymple, Thelwell, NES gone. The list goes on.
It’s a recipe for disaster. And so it has proven. Until Jeff changes his ways or is recalled by Fosun, I fear nothing will change.
TWO 4-0 LOSERS playing each other the following week ,,how many times do you think thats happened ???
Who will be the ones to bite the bit, put in the extra thats needed and turn it around as Bournemouth did after their unfortunate falling apart ?
Brentford ? who on previous form have all the makings of a bloody good side and the grit, guts and determination to right their wrong.
Wolves ? who on previous form have absolutely none of the above !
If the difference is the motivation from a skilled determined manager then Brentford have it by a country mile whereas Wolves Steve Davis whom i feel desperately sorry for is simply left dangling from a rope after being hung out to dry by a totally incompetent senior management team.
I would wager he cant wait to run off back to Compton and the youth team the first chance he gets.
So half of me wants us to lose 10-0 so those at the very top might be forced to step in and sort this mess out as it is no where near a lost cause at this moment in the season and as marin has stated we do on paper have a decent side .
But then predicting such a massive kick in the nuts for my wolves team is not how the other half that isnt so angry but full of belief wants to react and that means our players will motivate themselves rally round and sort this mess out between them.
I think this will go one way or the other and i am preparing myself for both events , i would advise others to do the same because at this moment in time we as supporters are in a state of dizziness not knowing which players will put their boots on the right way round or which ones will simply down tools and do a runner first chance they get.
We are looking for signs from the players that they want to dig us out of this mess and are prepared to die for the cause but i fear that if we get the opposite anarchy may be around the corner.
ONE WAY OR THE OTHER !
I imagine like a lot of Wolves fans at the moment, I’m not feeling great about our club. Trying to find some positives but it’s hard to see how we get out of this rut, with our laughable goals record. Maybe, just maybe, we can put in one of those performances, like our win here last season before things went south, but I just can’t see it at the moment. We’re in terrible form, these are a good side. Toney, Mbeumo et al should be licking their lips.
Wolves Fan In Liverpool
what ever happens – Podence cannot be on the pitch when Wolves Kick off.
Have to keep the faith 2-1 to the Wolves Costa to get his first goal fingers crossed along with everything else.
As Wokywolf eloquently posted earlier, we look like a Championship side now despite the investment in the last window. Each season sees a team floundering out of its depth and this year its us. Other teams will see this too and look upon us as a banker and Brentford will be confident of a win despite their setback last weekend. The most disappointing aspect is the lack of respect for the fans and confirms that team spirit must be at an all time low. Under Nuno you could expect a reaction after a heavy defeat- not so with this side.
I’m expecting us to make a good start, concede a well worked Brentford goal then watch us implode. Another 4 nil drubbing in prospect. Until we appoint the right man we will continue in free fall.
london wolves loyal
when are we going to get a manager
it’s a fucking joke !
The only real cause for optimism is that they were also tanked 4-0 last weekend. But, like you, their strike force means they have the edge on us. Fingers crossed we can respond and take a point ahead of a winnable game against Brighton next weekend.
It’s hard not to feel down after last match, but I still think this Wolves team has been more unlucky than bad. A couple terrible individual performances and clinical precision from Leicester on their chances led to the lopsided score.
Portuguese men of Wolves
I see 3-0 as a popular prediction so am jumping on that bandwagon
There’s nothing wrong with the management setup. The problems, as they have done for a while lie with the balance of the squad.
We’re middle heavy with midfield water carriers – however talented they may be but short at the pointy end. No coach is going to fix that.
Fortunately some of our water carriers are pretty good and SHOULD be worth a goal or maybe even two.
I’m not going to be greedy and hope for just the one and pray our back four return to some of their early season form.
Prawny, as you will recognise from my post above, I agree with your observation that balance is the problem. However, it is that imbalance that is the result of poor management at the club. It is the management of the club that is responsible for recruiting players and the coach and his team for assembling and coaching a side which utilises the strengths of those players.
As for your last sentence, I am right alongside you.
Sorry Kendal. When I referred to management I really meant Steve Davies and his team not the directors.
I think they have bought decent players but neglected the forward position.
One or two astute signings there and we would be an altogether different proposition.
In a rut and nothing has changed from last weekend. A sorry state of affairs. What more can be said?
Who wants a bet we don’t get relegated?
Wolves ay we!
Reading this in the recovery room of Guy’s Hospital having had the procedure (at last) the offered date for which I declined to watch the Forest match. I think I’m trying to construct hopeless omens for a win on Saturday.
In over 50 years of watching Wolves I don’t think I’ve ever been so disappointed by a group of players. The promise that was so eagerly anticipated at the start of the season never materialised. The hope (yes, the thing that kills) that Neves would prove a worthy successor to Coady as captain has drifted away – a bit like the team.
I saw a bit of Kilman on Sky Sports News (a potential captain according to Bruno – prove it Maximilian) saying it’s not too late. It’s not but it’s getting precariously close even to this eternal optimist.
I still can’t predict a loss so a draw – pretty please – and I’ll forgo the “performance” for a dirty point (or more). We might even need another drone.
Anyway enough of my post-anaesthesia droning.
Have you forgotten the 90s Deptford?
It would appear so ? unlike that #alwaystoosoon match at Wembley. Tbf I was raising a family (I was a late starter) for most of that time.
Speedy recovery Deptford Wolf…
Most of us ‘Golden Oldies ’ have a few procedures to deal with .., my last one forced to watch Villa in the fa cup final a few years back .,,
Put my discharge back a day … lol..
Best wishes mate … x
Good luck Deptford.
It might be best to wait until Final Score tomorrow because the previous 90 plus minutes could be stressful.
Get well and think of the good times In the 70’s with Doog, Waggy et al!
Oh yes! Those were, indeed, the days!
Get well soon Deptford.
The PMDG’er and I send our love.
Thank you both!
Hope you are better soon. The stress from wolves can’t be helping!
Wokingham Welsh Wolf
Good luck Deptford.
Can’t see us turning this around after last week’s horror show.
It’s so frustrating at the moment.
First goal will be important.
COMBs prove me wrong!
We’re toothless right now. Brentford have a proven strike force and I bet will show a desire to win that certain members of our squad seemingly are missing.
It doesn’t get any easier this prediction league…….
It does tbh …… lol
If you predict a loss you get points, sadly.
How wrong was I.
Great unexpected point, but no Costa for next couple of games.
And how right was I ??
A draw would put a bandage on the gaping wound that is the ongoing season. I hope we can find some mummy wrappings…
It’s reported that Ruben Neves has agreed terms with Barcelona.
Whether it’s true or not, I don’t know.
If it is, I wish him luck. He’s been a great servant to Wolves over more years than any of us could have hoped.
But it doesn’t half make me wonder how a club that is squillions of pounds in the red can afford to keep spending money like it’s gone out of fashion.
New manager to be announced soon?
And another report says Barcelona have decided NOT to sign Neves as he doesn’t fit in with their plans!
So it’s United or Arsenal then?
Shedzeebo is empty
I’m going to continue being positive..
So here goes
Strength in the Pack.
Or sheep in wolves clothing.
What have we become.
Whoever’s the coach the player’s must take pride in the shirt they wear and the club they represent.
No need to say anything else.
Win at all costs.
I just can’t see us getting anything from this game. Brentford are a bit up and down but our current form fills me with no hope that we can get at least a point. Not only can’t we score but our defence is too weak so I would be inclined to revert to 5 at the back. It’s worth a try.
Yes, pretty much how I see it Sandwich Wolf.
However, I’m going for a slightly more pessimistic forecast. Please see below:
Like Brentford being referred to as the Nylons. We just need Fluff Freeman to come on our screens, standing outside the shop in the Mander Centre.
I was going to stick with my beloved 2-1 Wolves win, as much as I can’t see it.
But since the great Clive from Houston was lovingly mentioned earlier, only one score for me.
Predicting Wolves scores is like playing the roulette wheel..
It keeps landing on Red (losses) and you just know you want to gamble on black .. but another red comes along ….grrr.
Well tomorrow the black is going to show on that damn wheel….
It won’t be pretty .. but I won’t care … I just know that little ball on the big wheel is going to fly off Costa’s boot into the net ..
I’d play Semedo and Ait Nouri.. along with Traore mk2 in midfield…. Please let’s get some points boys ..
The Mighty Atom
Fair play to one of the posters above, thinking we’ve been more unlucky than bad, such a positive outlook is admirable.
For me, it was clear from very early on this season that we weren’t a happy camp. The players looked like they were just going through the motions under Bruno, never really being ‘at it’ or fighting for each other, all that ‘team’ stuff. Things have improved marginally under Steve Davis, but we still look like we’re on the slide.
Yes, there are a lot of games left to turn things around, but we don’t look a side capable of turning a corner. I’ll be really surprised if we avoid relegation.
In my opinion, the only way out of this would have been to bring back Nuno: would’ve given the place an immediate lift, no settling in period needed, unfinished business, and all of that. Instead, we’ll probably bring in another no-mark manager, who’ll need time to settle in, get to know the players, etc. etc. The one thing that could work in our favour is that the World Cup would allow any new manager that time to settle in, assuming of course that we change tack and employ one by then!
I think history will judge the decision to sack Nuno as one of the worst the club has made in many years.
I came across something on FootballFanCast recently regarding Alan Curbishley’s ending at Charlton: “When Curbishley decided to leave in 2006 fans were already growing tired with the brand of football being played at the Valley and mediocre mid-table finishes, the fans wanted to see some more excitement and somebody to take the club forward”. Sound familiar? Charlton were in the Prem at the time…
The shedzeebo is in the Himley house Hotel
I live a couple of miles from Charlton and I was astonished at the time for Charlton fans calling for curbs to go as they wanted to push on. Then once relegated the fans that appeared on arrival in the prem. Scarpered. I think that the experience of following the wolves in the 80s and 90s and early 2000s stood me in good stead for all my future football following. I of course want us to be successful but if that means being bought by another multi billionaire jenny come lately who don’t give a toss about the fans then I’ll happily take the championship if it happens. Football is being destroyed from the top IMHO and I can see it getting worse.
The Mighty Atom
Always fascinated to hear where other bloggers are from Shedster. That’s some trip if you manage to get to any games mate.
At least there’s no VAR in the Championship…yet!
Davis shedzebo is wanting some support
We’re everywhere mighty…wherever I wear my wolves shirt I get someone telling me that they support the wolves.Cornwall , Devon South Coast, Norfolk.
Was born in wrens nest rd and lived there till 5 years old then moved to South East London.
Very concerned with us at the moment and I struggle to see where the next result is coming. I don’t care what the stats say against Leicester, we where embarrassing with some players refusing to run back. As for Brentford they are also smarting from a 4-0 thrashing so I expect them to come out the traps quick. For that reason I would bring in Boubacar and surely Guedes must be worth a shot admittedly but quite fired but he is the only member of the squad with a recent history of scoring goals
Steve Davis who I have a lot of respect for has been put in a horrible position and angry as it makes me, it seems as though a chunk of the players just don’t seem to want to play for him and / or are so low in morale, that they can’t seem to drag themselves out of their tauper. It’s crystal clear we need a new manager urgently to give our beloved club the best chance of avoiding relegation. Why no news from the Board on this? Hopefully it’s something to do with the sensitivities of ongoing negotiations. The alternative is that Fosun have decided to cut their losses and if we start to see a fire sale of assets in the Winter window, I would fear the worst. Really hope the wonderful Neves doesn’t abandon the ship and stays with us till the Summer to hopefully help get us to safety. In a completely counter-intuitive prediction, I’m going to go for a stirring Wolves victory against the Bees – well, dreaming is for free. UTW
If the players know Never is going, Traore wanting to go and now talk of Mendes offering Podence with Everton interested, no wonder the players don’t feel like playing. The club are selling the assets and the rest of the players can see us being relegated.
No longer living in hope. Would love a victory, can’t predict a loss so a draw it is. Problem is that I can see them scoring but no idea where our goals can come from. Maybe Bueno, he scored a few in the u21/23s.
Franski, given the recent dismantling of the defence and sale of influential
players, the departure of key senior figures, together with the current speculation of more players on the move, it is not totally unreasonable , as you imply, that some asset stripping is going on.
A situation such as this unlikely to attract a new coach of any real substance.
It is certainly going to affect the motivation and confidence of the remaining players .
Prior to Coady’s departure I was told by a former Wolves Great that “ there was something not right at the club”.
Some of us who read this blog will recall The Batti Brothers reign.
I am a natural optimist . As Captain Tom would say, “ Tomorrow will be a good day”. Let us hope so.
With over £100m spent, I’d suggest that it’s more like incompetence or gross negligence than asset stripping (to date).
An improvement from last match, but not enough to push over the line. Want to see them grinding out draws first.
Early doors and far too early to have our heads up our arses. Kilman had a stinker against Leicester, losing possession 20 times, Neves x14 , Bueno x13, Podence x14. All playing on the left dealing with Madison, Tielemans and Castagne who came out top rated for Leicester. Something needs to change there, not sure what though, revert to a back 5? Toti in for Kilman? Guedes on for Podence? Back 5 would seem sensible given we are now shipping goals. Play Nunes in his preferred position on the right to try and get the best out of him. 21 chances is a solid foundation to build on. Let’s hope Costa finds some form. UTW
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Wolves 1 – 2 Brentford
Tipping wolves to lose has got me towards the top of the table after being rock bottom last year on points per game picked… so here I got again. Sad.
Never mind Aussie. We’ll win the Championship next season.
Everything points to another loss, therefore
Who should it be.....time to act before it gets worse.
The longer were procrastinate over appointing a manager the longer we are going to suffer.
Here are some names.
To be honest any one of those 3 Ange is probably out of our reach Ince would be gettable but would he work under Jeff’s constraints in fact would any manager that seems to me to be the biggest obstacle to getting a manager in working with Jeff.
Then there Dyche who would come because his ego wouldn’t let him turn it down.
Then there the Jonny foreigners
Me I’d go with Ince I know he’s not been in management long but he’s ex Wolves he will be recognizable to the plays they should respect him having played the game at the highest leveland he takes no shit.
Here a real wild card….Roy Keane.
All I know is the longer we sit on our hands the worse it could get and be for whoever eventually takes over
We’ll need a penalty and a couple of good VAR decisions to get anything out of this one.
I feel we need Semedo and Boubacar in the team and, maybe, Toti in a back three at present. Otherwise we will continue to leak more goals. The number of chances we created compared to Leicester tells the story ; four frm five efforts from Leicester compared to one from, I think, twenty-one attempts. We need to tighten up at the back at present and hope we can start to finish chances. I’ve absolutely no idea what the score will be but will go for a 1-1 draw in hope. I pray we can keep off the players backs and don’t resort to scapegoating particular players, but the guys have to put the effort in at all times and circumstances…
All else is failing so let’s predict a comprehensive defeat and hope that the boys can pull it out of the bag.
I honestly now can’t see where the next goal is coming from now. We need a Manager NOW & they need to get this team playing before it’s too late.
I can only see a defeat here but I still won’t predict one so more out of hope – Wolves win.
The Witley Wanderer
Come on you Wolves, make my weekend.
Don’t get too high when we win a game or two and don’t get too low when we lose some games.
It’s early in the season and Raul and Diego will get healthy and improve. That alone should be good for some wins.
This group has a history of being negative – always expecting the worst.
We still have a chance of finishing in the top half of the table and I will not bet against it.
Graham from Horsham
Looks like the Villa’s speedy appointment of a new manager is paying dividends!
He hasn’t even arrived in the country yet! Hopefully they’ll be just as bad when he does.
CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH
The clocks are going back tonight so it will be darker by 1 hour tomorrow evening. I blame Shi and Sellars for that. Bastards.
Sutton Coldfield wolf
Don’t be daft, they couldn’t organise that, not without Mendes.
CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH
Yes. Quite useless aren’t they.
So you think Shi, and to a lesser extent, Sellars, are not responsible for the mess we find ourselves in?
I blame David Luiz.
CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH
All i will say is there are a lot of experts out there who are wise after the event. Not much negativity after the transfer window was there ? Mistakes are made. Sure. Remember it ? Coady can’t play in a back 4. Saiss needs to be upgraded. Boly needs to be upgraded. Nunes signing universally lauded. When it all goes tits up it’s easy to gain the moral high ground and come up with irrational comments which resulted in Sellars having to be escorted out the ground for his own safety. But if that’s what you want you are welcome.
Mistakes certainly have been made, of colossal proportions, which could quite possibly lead to our relegation. Whilst the transfer window was a big improvement, especially compared to the last 4, we were still woefully short of real quality up front. Have you seen the Romain Saiss interview? He was clearly pointing the finger in Shi’s direction, as was John Ruddy. We can all forgive the odd mistake,but the constant f##k ups this club has made is unforgivable. I can’t think of many (any?) other clubs that have made so many in such a short time. These people are paid extremely handsomely to make the big decisions, and to make the right ones. The catalogue of errors is almost laughable. Unfortunately some Wolves fans have been used to such mediocrity over the years, they are happy for it to carry on, as long as they have a few years of success .Sometimes I think there will be some fans happy when we are back in the Championship.
CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH
I think you are too busy putting people in to ‘camps’. I’m a Wolves fan. Sometimes we are shit. Occasionally we are brilliant ( 2018/2020). The owners do things. Sometimes they are shit. Sometimes they are good. I am not saying Jeff and Fosun are always brilliant. They make mistakes. But i can guarantee Jeff Shi doesn’t do shit on purpose. Why would he? He is the face of Fosun. I assume Fosun want what is best? Why would they want everything to be shit ? But yeah. Mistakes have been made. I can’t deny that.
Speaking for myself, I am just incredibly frustrated. We all thought that finally we had owners with financial clout (which they do) and we could break into the top half of the premier league, and then push on from there. Consistently take on the big boys, push for Europe, (for more than 2 seasons) and maybe win a domestic trophy. Sadly it looks like that could be all over. Typical Wolves eh. Oh, and just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse, Leeds go and beat Liverpool at Anfield!
CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH
Ok mate. Wolves ay we !
CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH
How come no one ever makes a catastrophic error like Liverpool did tonight when they play us. All we ever get is some bloke in goal for Leeds who turns in to fucking Gordon Banks.
And the Gordon Banks with two eyes, not a dodgy one Cheeseburger
CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH
Well yes. I did envisage a fully functional Gordon Banks.
The way we are playing at the moment, we would have put it over the bar, (Leeds first goal!)
CHEESEBURGER OF DEATH
Nothing like a bit of positivity.
We need to raise the bar Beowulf.
First of all I thought there was an improvement in the team display generally.However I find myself frustrated that Mees dragging to the floor of Costa originating inside the penalty box went overlooked and if the VAR officials had looked at the passage of play in its entirety then yes Costas head went towards Mee but Wolves should have been given a penalty for Mees actions the same as Nunes was penalised when he gave the penalty away a few weeks ago If pulling opponents down in the penalty box is a foul then give the appropriate call every time.
With regards to Reuben’s possible move to Barcelona or anyone else then I do hope they recognise his true value in my honest opinion to being 100 mill in todays valuations and not the figures of 40 mill banded about by some news media. I honestly hope he stays with us for years to come He is through this current dark period we are experiencing a true legend
From what I could see on the tele, Mee was pulling Costa towards him and he merely stopped trying to pull away.
Also, there was some guy who seemed to be fouling Podence all the time. Not sure how you can run with your arms out and not be carded for impeding someone.
Unfortunately they have let Neves get to a position where he will only have a year left on his contract next summer. So his transfer value will be determined by his contract more than his undoubted ability. Sadly I would be amazed if we manage to get as much as £40m for him. Anyone expecting £100m needs to give their head a wobble.
Bit like Traore being allowed to run down his contract and leave for free at the end of the season.
Really poor club management.