If you want a poetic spin on a dead rubber, how about this one?
Julen Lopetegui arrives in November with Wolves at rock bottom and watches from the stands as Arsenal cruise to a 2-0 victory.
Six months on, with the salvage job complete and rumours persisting about his possible departure, where do we close out the campaign? The Emirates of course.
So, if it is the end, it would be the most appropriate finale to what’s been a turbulent spell under the charismatic Spaniard.
Nobody wants him to leave – not least because of what that says about the club’s plans for the summer – but it’s better to be having these conversations now than in August.
It’s been a season of considerable progress for the Gunners but it’s ending in disappointment.
9 points from their last 8 Premier League games is the type of form that keeps teams in the Premier League but their objective was somewhat loftier. Talk about deflating.
Mikel Arteta has to make sure this sluggish finish doesn’t creep into next season because the competition at the sharp end isn’t going to ease up.
Injuries have pinched them with the most damaging loss being William Saliba. His partnership at the back with Gabriel was one of the most important factors in their title charge and without him, they’ve really suffered.
Zinchenko, Jesus and most recently Martinelli have also missed games and their squad wasn’t deep enough to cope. That’s something they’ll look to address in the months ahead.
On the plus side, they’re back in the Champions League so that will help with their recruitment plans. They also know that their best XI, which is a young group of players, gives them a fantastic platform to build.
It’s been away from home that we’ve missed some of the stalwarts of previous years. The leadership of Coady, the bite of Saiss, the towering presence of Boly. These foundational players gave us some backbone and we haven’t replaced these qualities, hence why we’ve been like a piece of paper.
No, I haven’t gone crazy and I know this won’t be the team on Sunday, but the above XI are players that might be here next season if all the obvious ones leave.
Nunes is another who might seek a move but Joao Gomes could come in there to create a physically imposing midfield.
Either way, what this group has in common is energy. I think they could press high and play at a tempo with the ball that creates more chances.
The point I’m scratching at is that even if Lopetegui walks and we dispense of Raul, Jonny, Ait-Nouri, Moutinho, Traore, Raul, Costa and one or two others, we’d still have the foundations to build something.
Keep in mind we haven’t even talked about Kalajdzic, Chiquinho, Fabio, Giles, Hoever or several others that could come back and make a difference.
I think the squad needs shaping in the right way and a clear style of play introduced, but there’s plenty here for someone to work with and the right additions will bring out the best in some of the existing talents.
Well done to Ben Rasmin, Rich and BigNachos who all correctly predicted the 1-1 scoreline against Everton last weekend.
Rich has now established a phenomenal total of 58 points to further underline his status as 22/23 Champion. There’s a battle for second heading into the final day with Ash K, Matt Cook, Ben Rasmin and WishFart all in contention.
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You can read my prediction for the game in the comment section below.
Well, that’s another 38 Premier League previews in the bank so thank you to everyone for reading them and contributing your own views in the comment section throughout the season. The diverse opinions in there before and after matches really help make this site a worthwhile destination and I hope even more people will join in next season. We need the happy clappers, the misery guts, the statisticians and everyone in between, so if you read but don’t contribute, please do consider making your voice heard. Equally, if you’d prefer not to, that’s also fine. You’re appreciated all the same.
Next season we’ll be into the 15th year of Wolves Blog and I’m looking forward to making it one to remember. There will be content over the summer when someone feels inspired, but if you’re taking a break, have a great holiday and see you in August.
Up The Wolves!
Two Ruben Neves worldies and Raul to sign off with the winner on the ground where he suffered the cruellest of setbacks.
Come on, it could happen.
It is difficult to make a judgement without knowing all the facts but if Jeff Shi misled JL or lied to him he has certainly “lost face.” Shi needs to go back to the negotiating table and go and look for his lost face! Maybe he will find it!
His hands may be tied though as there is not much way to avoid FFP restrictions other than selling players or attracting additional investors.
Interesting team selection, but strongly feel that both Neves and Raul should play some part. Not sure what the story was, or is, in respect to Moutinho or Jony, but Moutinho should also play a part if available.
We are safe for this season, but as always with Wolves, there seems to be a spanner in the works and the future is never clear! Par for the course I guess!
I don’t think we’ll get anything out of this game but frankly there are more pressing issues than this end of season dead rubber
Can’t see us scoring and worried about Max & Collins as a pair.
The gooners have nothing to play for; we could move up a place in the league and get an addition million quid or so.
Damn shame about Raul not getting a great send off with some minutes played last week; l just wonder if he’ll be in the aquad tomorrow given the November 2020 incident. I think he can be justifiably peeved about last week.
Albeit our away form has been abysmal we could round of the season in style and that’s how my prediction will go.
Finally, many thanks to those who put this blog together ; have a good break.
The problem with Mikel Arteta is he looks like Virgil Tracy off Thurnderbird 2. Virgil was a hero unlike Mikel who just moans and waves his arms about like he is some sort of manic windmill.Virgil was able to pilot a massive flying machine that miraculously appeared from some sort of dungeon beneath a swimming pool. Before taking off without any need to go down a run way. Splendid. And rescuing the globe from some evil geezer who had designs on Lady Penelope. I always felt sorry for the chap in Thunderbird 5- was it Gordon ? Stuck up in a space ship near Neptune all on his own. No telly. No radio. No you tube video’s of the latest Wolves triumph. His space craft never got involved in exciting things unlike James T Kirk who managed to land on planets and have meaningful conversations with large heads in glass jars in caves. So Sunday it’s Thunderbirds are Go and so will Mikel Arteta- banished to the stands as his head explodes after Granite What’s his name falls over and doesn’t get a penalty. The reason why no penalty? VAR has been taken over by Parker and Lady Penelope who inject much needed common sense in to Stockley Park. They even appoint Virgil Tracy as a last minute replacement referee in place of the usual clown from PGMOL. The result ? A 2-1 win to WWFC. So. the end of another season. Thanks to Thomas, Ben et al for their continued care and devotion to this blog. Thanks to all contributors to the match prediction blog . And I’ll raise a glass over the weekend to those who left us during the season inluding the legendary Clive From Houston (well Penn actually!).
One of your best,cheesy.
F.A.B Sea Pigeon mate !
Great write-up, mate. Maybe Steve Zodiac, Venus and the gang from Fireball XL5 could be persuaded to take over at FA headquarters?
Excellent idea chap. The thought of Fireball XL5 running the FA is one that fills me with joy . How about The Clangers running the PGMOL. We could have the Soup Dragon refereeing next weekends FA Cup final.
Going out with a bang, whimper or something in-between? That’s the conundrum. If the match had real meaning, I could see it being a bang, with one on the nose for our away record, given the arse have become somewhat shakyand fragile of late. However, despite the sunshine suiting our Latin contingent,I can forsee a final bit of tinkering from Lopetegui as he tests out players for next season or the long goodbye and that is unlikely to end well,particularly as “officialdom” will bend to the London based media and have sympathy for the arse ‘s failed title bid and grant them a final hurrah.
Still sad about the Raul business at the weekend. He deserved MUCH better.
Surely he MUST get a game at Arsenal, where his troubles began.
It won’t be the same but a goal, or two, might ease his pain a little.
With so many players, and possibly the manager, seemingly set to leave, it really seems like the end of an era.
Who knows what next season might bring?
Well, for a start, theDOOGooder’s and the PMDG’ers bottoms will be gracing the same seats in The Steve Bull stand for one more season.
After that, it’s in the lap of The Gods.
Let’s hope they smile on us.
20 years ago today? Wolves 3 Sheff Utd 0,play off final Cardiff . Remember the pre-match kick about outside the stadium involving hundreds as if it were yesterday. We parked near the prison and there were many inmates not enamoured with Wolves fans and their singing judging from the uncomplimentary finger signs appearing through many of the barred windows.
Brilliant preview and brilliant blog- thank you Thomas and the two Bens for your continuing and insightful dedication again this season.
Routine win for Arsenal, on paper, for them to celebrate with their fans an excellent season. Everton put a late spanner into ours last week and here’s hoping we can do the same in North London.
Hopefully a cameo from Raul to end his spell with us although it really came to an end in 2020 following the life threatening assault from David Luis. Will Julen also involve the other likely departures- we will see but the 12th man will be hoping so.
Narrow win for the boys, plenty of time to worry about FFP implications etc later.
Cannot believe that J Lo knew nothing about ffp
Rumours of Kilman interest
Clubs all buy and sell it is how well they do it that brings results I.e. Chelsea and Brighton being examples this season.
We have the assets and expect J Lo to be able to wheel and deal to improve the squad with the help of Hobbs etc
Think we are on the beach and Arsenal will be keen to sign off at home with a win
I to have renewed my season ticket in the South Bank Doog, probably need to relocate the season after next. not sure I will be able to stand for a hundred minutes, dodgy refs playing ten minutes injury time.
Have a great summer one and all, maybe, just maybe it will be our year.
Concrats’ to Brighton and Hove, now that’s the way to do it. C.O.Y.M.W.
Hoping that Arsenal don’t turn up as have nothing to play for same as Wolves although a win and other results go are way we can move up the league. Thanks to Thomas and Ben who do a great job like reading the comments and predicting the scores even though I’m useless.
I would like to see Raul given a start with Cunha playing alongside him. I’ve been saying this for months and unfortunately Julen never saw fit to try it out. I’d also like to see Joao Moutinho given a start ( if he wants to play) with Limena and Gomes and Neto out wide. Giles must be given a chance next season surely? We can get a draw here I reckon as Arsenal are surely completely demotivated.
The Thomas line up isn’t horrible but I’d start Traore instead of Neto
Jimenez should also be given a chance to show the Emirates that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
I’m expecting a thrashing
Meantime … the JLo unrest feels bad and I don’t see us making sales of our leaving group fast enough to build enough of a war chest for new arrivals… and if he goes who is guiding Mr Shi through all of that?
We’em Wolves ay we?
Thank you again Thomas and Bens 1/2 it’s a wonderful blog
First off a big thank you to the lads who run this blog. It’s my first venture into blogism and found getting things off my chest and reading others views on relevant WWFC matters very enjoyable
A point on the JLo situation that no one has mentioned and that is JLos agent surely has some blame to be credited after all he probably made a couple of million out of pushing JLo into the position irrespective of ffs rules. I don’t think we did anything underhand in this negotiation so don’t let’s throw all the mud in Jeff and Co direction until we get to know the truth
At Xmas I was pretty sure we were heading for the Championship but somehow we’ve managed to stay in the promised land given some howlers and apologies from refs and their association. Now let’s look to the future and perhaps be a little less fickle (me included) and give the coaching staff and all the players our full support
On the Arsenal game I would be happy with a loss as long as Raul managed to score especially if it’s his last game in a Wolves shirt
I admire your optimism Thom, but I’m not sure I share it if Lopetegui walks. I’m hoping that talk of a premature exit is just a case of posturing on his part, but time will tell. Thanks for the opportunity to contribute to the blog for another season, looking forward to sharing my musings with you all next season!
Please, please please stay J Lo…
I hope Raul can get his moment on the pitch and grab us a beaut.
I’ll stick out for a draw and hope for better things to come.
Thank you to everyone who makes this blog a great place to come to… we all want the same thing when all is said and done.
Julen is staying having received promises about recruitment, so all seems much better for the time being.
I shall be upset to see some leaving, especially Neves, but we all know he deserves to be playing in the top European competitions. I feel so sad for how Raul’s stay with us has ended. I shall follow their careers and hope for good things.
Next season will be a new start and as demanding as ever; who knows what may happen?
A 1-1 draw might be a decent ending to the season… COYW
I know he’s probably gone but I hope Ruben learns from what happened to Adama.
Being on a Champions League team and playing in the Champions League is not necessarily the same thing. The coach seems to rate him as a second or third choice at best.
He should stay and help Wolve fight for Europe again, after signing an improve contract extension. I guess Mendes doesn’t like that idea.
Not sure what to expect given the lack of stakes for either team, but would love to see one last goal from Ruben or Raul before their likely departure.
No, it really should be all of us thanking you.
See you all again in the fall.
They emptied the bottle bank of all the bottles. Got to be room for a chorus of ’10 Green Bottles’ or ‘Message in a Bottle’ from the away end on Sunday.
Or, in a display of derision which I in no way endorse, just throw bottles at them. If you can find a bottle anywhere in N. London. It must be a ‘Bring a Bottle’ do, I’m taking a Methuselah of Bank’s Bitter with me, the big one with the extra thick glass base.
They owe us, and Jimi, so much more than 3 points.
J-Lo certainly likes to keep the faithful on his / her toes. But this is surely the stage for Jimi to bang in a hat trick. Neves and Moutinho with a goal each. That’s Five for Clive, and Brompton. Collins manages to score an own goal to keep PJB happy. The perfect end to an iffy season.
Which I’m glad is ending. I’ll miss the blog more than the football, which has resembled a man trying to do a jigsaw with the wrong picture and a couple of pieces missing. It’s been emotional and a tad frustrating. So thanks Thomas, Ben 1, Ben 2 and not forgetting Paddy, for being the headline news in the uncertain world of WWFC. Same to all commentators great and small.
Don’t forget your bottle.
1 lv & COYW
Rasta my man you pipped me on the prediction there. I never had the good fortune to meet the two dearly departed but when the Doogooder raised a glass to the fallen Wanderers last week at the Bloggers Ball even though I always forget to fill in the prediction boxes I knew what this weeks prediction would be.
This is the only blog (on anything) that I venture on to as the contributors seem a very varied, mostly balanced and an interesting bunch. Thanks to all and especially Thomas and the Ben’s for administering the site. Til next season stay lucky and stay safe all
Well, a couple of months ago, in a banter with my bro who is an ardent Arse supporter, discussed the fact whether this game might be decisive in them winning the championship or us being relegated. Both scary thoughts. As it turns out, there is nothing to worry about in both cases. So what is there to lay for.
Well, Wolves need to show the fans that there is a good base for the team next year. It also needs to rectify the Raul Farewell situation I therefore agree with previous blogger, who suggested Traore and Raul in the 1st eleven. I could not understand JLo’s reason of puttint Traore on the wing last week, then put Hwang, Sarabia and Podence as the possible recipients of any centres. So, Raul or Costa in centre if Traore on the wing. (by the way – still not sure what Sarabia offers).
As for my last prediction for the season. Form tells me a 3-1 loss.
Thanks to Thomas for all the previews and the others who wrote reports.
All being well we’ll all be here for next season when we can hope for better.
Realistically i don’t see us getting anything here.
Hope our soon to fly the Molineux nest contingent all get a run-out today, especially Raul. Would love it if we gave Arsenal a shock today, so going to dream the improbable. UTW
It’s hard to see anything other than a loss today. It’s realism not pessimism. But it’s ok because of what JL has achieved – another season in the top flight..
Three scintillating seasons. Championship champions 2017/18 followed by 2 incredible 7th place finishes. A fine FA Cup run and Europe. The happiest of times. All under the enigmatic Portuguese, Nuno Espirito Santos.
In those heady days, the cash injection of Fosun, the influence of Mendes and the leadership of NES combined to propel our beloved club skywards. We were on a high.
However, now we are experiencing the low. The model was not sustainable. The foundations were not set. Key senior figures went. Mendes initial influence became a hinderance. Expensive acquisitions suited him more than us. After all, he’s an agent, whose sole interest is to make money.
We didn’t quite achieve orbit. We were tumbling back down to Earth before the Chairman finally landed his man and our present manager, Julen Lopetegui, who arrived in the guise of a parachute.
Disaster averted, for now.
But Jeff Shi must do everything in his power to keep JL. For Wolves to have a manager of his caliber and lose him after he achieved his target of survival after just 7 months would be unforgivable.
If we cast our eyes upwards, a fine example of a club who have apparently got it right is Brighton.
They were promoted as runners up the year before our promotion. Since then they have finished 15th, 17th, 15th, 16th and last season 9th. They have taken time to establish themselves, but since Graham Potter’s departure, new coach, Roberto De Zerbi, has overseen an impressive kick on. Incredibly they will finish 6th this season, and have already qualified for Europa League football next season.
Owned by their Chairman, Tony Bloom, they have a stadium with identical capacity to Molineux.
However, whilst it looks as though we will have to walk an greased tightrope, without a safety net, over a crocodile infested river during this Summer’s transfer period, the Seagulls should have no such worries.
Looking at this season’s transfer activity, Brighton paid out €63.7m. But they received €138.9m in sales. Their biggest incomings were defender Pervis Estupinan €17.8m and forward Julio Espinola €11.6m. Their other acquisitions and loans (11) were all under €9m or free.
By comparison, Wolves spent €175.7m and received €62.9m. Our biggest buys were Matheus Nunes €45m, Guedes €32.6m, Nathan Collins €24.3m, Joao Gomes €18.3m and Sasa Kalajdzic €18m. From that expensive 5, only Gomes can be described as a success.
Our main income was MGW €29.5m, Dendoncker €15m and Vinagre €10m.
This is why Wolves will find future player purchases difficult. FFP.
UEFA permits football clubs to spend no more than €5 million (£3.9 million) over what they earn in each three-year assessment period. There is, however, a new limit of 30 million euros (previously 45 million euros) if the owners of the club or a related party can cover these losses.
Our way forward rests with JL having clarity over what he has to spend, control over who to sell and who to buy, and then making shrewd purchases for players that fit the positions he wants to strengthen, have the required mental and physical attributes, and are affordable and/or have the potential to grow in value.
That is no easy feat.
In the last transfer window he bought in Lemina €11m, Sarabia €5m, Dawson €3.8m and Bentley for €57k. We also landed Cunha on loan. Better value for money by far, and an indication of what we need to do moving forward.
Far more €8m to €15m purchases. No more big buys. And we will have to sell to buy first.
A challenge will be that our competitors know we need money. It won’t be easy to get the price we want.
But first Jeff Shi needs to convince Julen Lopetegui to stay. Watching him pre-match he seemed like a man who will be around come August, and he was just flexing his muscles – right now he has leverage and needs to start planning for next season immediately.
Show him there is money available and a plan. Then maybe, just maybe we can look forward to having the success that Brighton are experiencing now and we enjoyed just a few short years ago.
Firstly, a big ‘thanks’ to Thomas, both Bens and Paddy for their work on the Blog. Fourteen years of Wolves Blog is some achievement. Roll on next season.
This feels like a momentous occasion, with so many of the old guard likely to go. I for one will raise a glass to Ruben, Joao, Raul and others likely to move on – and remember blogger friends no longer with us.
Here’s to one last hurrah.
Ps: congratulations to the U19s winning the Next Gen tournament in Mumbai.
Ps: I’ve just revisited the email I had from Wolves earlier this month and see that my season ticket auto-renewed yesterday. So it’s back to Molineux in August.
Help! I’ve lost a ‘p’.
You can thank Bob Holness for that.
Last chance of the season to stay at zero points in the prediction league.
A slight deviation from the main matter in hand, but I wanted to say “Well Done so far and Good Luck for the final” to Rob Edwards and his Luton team.
A connection I remembered between us and Luton was a game in August 1956 when, at Molineux, we won 5-4 against them in a match which several journalists at the time described as the best match they had ever seen. On the same day we signed Malcolm Finlayson from Milwall. I couldn’t get to the midweek Luton match but did see MF’s debut a couple of weeks later when we were beaten 2-1 at home by a Leeds team which included John Charles. I remember they played in blue shirts with yellow sleeves, colours which they still use on their scarves along with the white.
I was lucky enough to be in Luton for the replay of their cup match with Mancheser City. The original game was postponed after about 70 minutes with City winning 6-2. Dennis Law had scored all their goals. He also scored in the replay which Luton won 3-1.
Enough – more than enough probably – about the heady days of my youth. I’m just hoping we acquit ourselves well tomorrow, and, like many other bloggers, would love at least one from the much abused Raul.
Thanks to Thomas, the Bens and Paddy who, along with the rest of the bloggers, have given us another great year on the blog.
I’ve kept off the prediction league this time, but can’t resist ending the season with a Clive – and happy memories of being at Highbury when we actually achieved this result. Time for a repeat??
Hard to see us getting a victory from this one and even a draw looks a tall order.
It’s a depressing way to finish the season but I have to predict a heavy defeat and pin my hopes on the negative rumours about Julen proving to be ill founded.
Thanks to those who contribute to Wolves Blog. Is great to feel connected from so far away (Australia). Enjoy the summer break and looking forward to a better 23/24 season!
It will be interesting to see if that rule about time wasting minutes being added to extra time is still in effect this weekend or if that was just an excuse to give Everton more time to score.
Would love Jimi to bang in a header from a Traore cross.
But dreams rarely come true.
Likely to be a gentle stroll in the park.
Thanks again Thomas, Ben, Ben and all the contributors – from. Long way away in Australia, you make us feel quite a lot closer.
This weekend will feel completely flat compared to last weekend ..
and it’s purely down to what could only be described as another fantastic BLOGGERS BALLBASH.
However life goes on .. and I’m looking fwd to saying hello to Bedders “darn in Landan”tomorrow, who’ll be sitting next to the Twixes at the Emirates.
I’m hoping that Raul gets minutes on the pitch and smashes a header in to remind that thug Luiz how lucky he was avoiding prosecution for gbh.
All the talk of JLo leaving had died down and it’s a pity that the FA see fit to rob the fans of his touchline presence because he challenged the referee last week … but think it’s ok to reduce Toney’s ban for knowingly breaking FA betting rules 230+ times .. something does smell fishy here..
A massive thanks to Thomas, the Bens and Paddy for the brilliant hard work putting the Blog together.. plus of course all, we’ll almost all, of the contributors views …
Big mention too for the far away international guys from Oz, US, Norway and Gornal who add total global value to this site ..
Finally, a special five for Clive and Brompton prediction going into the close season .. FOWB and Ruben .. can I have your shirt..
Ooops forgot the Clive ..
Have a great day at the Emirates with your good lady my friend and hope to catch up with you next season. I’ll be watching with Norwegian commentary but German Beer! The pundits and majority have us down for a whipping, let’s do this one for Raul and family.
Nice one Danny … thanks…
There’s Gooners everywhere at Kings Cross station ..!
Apparently WBA are being sponsored by Tampax next season. They are going through a bad period.
Lots of unknowns for next season. Glad this one is over but looking forward with hope. At least we can be sure of plenty of changes.
Just seen Luton promoted never remember having much luck against them it’ll be like having a 6 point deduction to start the season
Let’s hope this is a Raul turning point and a hat trick as a farewell thank you I can see him doing well in a less demanding league
I’m a little frustrated with how all this FFP / transfer drama is being played out in the media. These conversations happen at every club behind closed doors. Is it a ploy from Julen to ensure he gets the backing he needs???? I am not so sure it’s as bad as people think we could easily raise 60/70 million at least with player sales and I only think we need to freshen up the top end of the pitch and possibly a right back. Enjoy the summer. Up the Wolves!!!!!
Last night , walking past Morecambe’s Eric Morecambe statue in his “ bring me sunshine “ pose, I smiled at the thought of how Eric would have reacted to Luton’s win yesterday.
By contrast, how wretched that Coventry lad must have felt with his deciding penalty. How do you get over something like that?
The likeable Rob Edwards is one of our own and it would not surprise if he looks at our potential outgoing players.
I have mixed feelings about introducing players today for sentimental reasons.
I have loved watching the likes of Moutinio ( who it is reported that he will not in any case travel) , Neves and Traore. I was ecstatic when they were signed.
However, I agree with Thomas’ team selection.
Treat this game as the first of the new season. Yes, there are , thankfully, promising players to return from injury and loans. But this is an opportunity to select a group of players who will likely be at Wolves next season. If anything it should give the selected players a chance to shine and test themselves against top opposition. It will also provide Lopetegui and the Club with an indicator of the quality, strength and balance of the present available players.
I fear that if he decides to give substantial swansongs to selected players, it might mean that he has decided on his own future.
In a hurry so just a hope for a win and thanks to all who contribute to the blog.
Firstly, thanks must go to the authors of this blog whose dedication to the cause over many years is exemplary. I read through every post for several years before finally plunging in with my own thoughts. It made me realise that my opinion is as valid as anyone else’s.
Bit of a nothing game this, though the importance of a few places in the league to help the finances shouldn’t be underestimated.
The Arse have fallen off a cliff of late so the possibility is there to rub salt into their open wounds. Given the necessary application, for sure we can take the points.
I too would like Raul to be given his chance to bid us farewell, but I can’t see it happening. At his best, one of the finest strikers ever to grace the Old Gold. How long before we will see his like again?
Thank you all for sharing your views, comments and predictions over what has been, imo, an odd season.
It started as a hangover from a capitulation, after being in a promising position, at the end of the previous season. And it got worse.
The arrival of JL started a revival and an escape from relegation but it never felt secure. Great results (v LiVARpool at Molineux) were followed by abysmal performances (Ballmouth in this case). We need to be better.
I’m relatively satisfied with my Prediction League position, given I never predict a Wolves loss.
I think we can get something today.
Then it’s seeing what happens between now and the start of the next seasons. Ins and outs could have a huge impact.
But whatever, we will all (I hope) still be here next season.
See you then
Was n’t too bothered about todays game but having just watched 2 previews from The Emirates on Sky which managed not to mention Wolves once. So hope we stuff them. If we do London obsessed media will discuss what went wrong for Arsenal, and again no mention of Wolves.
I really hope that Raul does have at least a cameo role to play on the ground where he so cruelly nearly lost his life and most certainly ended his career at the top level.
The media should focus on his return and a standing ovation from both sets of fans would be appropriate as many home supporters would have witnessed the assault in 2020.
My prediction of a 2-1 win was somewhat lacking. That is 2 massive thrashings out of the last 3 away games.
Was almost a good shout
Gonna buy my old friend PPG a pint. Going back to January it was indicating 35/36 points as safety. As it turned out 35 points would have kept somebody up.
REJOICE ! We are one of the top 13 sides in the country !