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04.12.2017… Wolves (h)…

Birmingham City 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1

St. Andrew’s… Monday December 4th… 7.45pm

Attendance: 19,641

Ticket: £30 – Programme: £3

Not a great game. Birmingham were poor, not managing a shot on target all night. Wolves weren’t really much better…

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Pre Match: The Players Warm Up…

Wolves scored early (8 mins), via a goal missed by the referee but picked up by the goal decision system, and subsequently had much the better of the first half. Blues picked up after the break but certainly weren’t helped by the officials. Alfred N’Diaye should have been sent off for making contact with Stephen Gleeson’s face; bafflingly, the referee saw it, and gave a yellow card. To add insult to injury, Harlee Dean was then sent off for a second yellow…

Allegedly ‘Wolves are playing the type of football the Championship has scarcely witnessed’, well not on last night’s showing…

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Second Half: Alfred N’Diaye Protesting His Innocence…

Birmingham City; Stockdale, Roberts (YC), Morrison (YC), Dean (RC), Nsue, Ndoye (Davis 80), Kieftenbeld, Grounds, Jota (Gleeson 45), Boga, Jutkiewicz (Adams 67)

Not Used; Trueman, Cotterill, Maghoma, Gallagher

Goals; None

Wolverhampton Wanderers; Ruddy, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Doherty, Saiss (Enobakhare 80), N’Diaye (YC), Douglas, Diogo Jota (YC), Bonatini (Price 75), Cavaleiro (Costa 61)

Not Used; Norris, Batth, Miranda, Vinagre

Goals; Bonatini (8)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

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11.02.2017… Wolves (a)…

Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 Newcastle United 1

Molineux… Saturday February 11th… 5.30pm

Attendance: 24,876 (4,200 away fans)

Ticket: £25 – Programme: £3

It was cold, it was wet, the game was poor, but we won. And at this stage of the season, that’s all that matters…

Aleksandar Mitrovic grabbed the winner on the stroke of half time, very much against the run of play. To rub salt into Wolves’ wounds he was possibly lucky to be on the pitch, following an earlier coming together with Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, when already on a yellow card. Rafa made the very wise decision to withdraw him at the interval, he certainly wouldn’t have lasted another 45 minutes…

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Pre Match: Outside Molineux…

The second half was more of the same, and much of the credit for the victory must go to a defending masterclass from Jamaal Lascelles and Ciaran Clark…

Job done though, and glad to get this one out of the way. Wolverhampton is never an enjoyable place to visit. Hopefully we’ll be able to give it a miss next season…

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Second Half: Wolves in Possession…

Another tough game to follow on Tuesday night at Norwich. Having Dwight Gayle back in the squad is a massive bounus, but Norwich are in good form. I’d be more than happy with a draw…

Next game for me, Birmingham v QPR next Saturday…

Wolverhampton Wanderers; Ikeme, Coady, Batth, Stearman, Doherty (YC), Edwards, Price (Evans 46), Helder Costa, Enobakhare (Bodvarsson 61), Weimann (Marshall 75), Dicko

Not Used; Saville, Hause, Burgoyne, Ronan

Goals; None

Newcastle United; Darlow (YC), Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie (YC) (Murphy 82), Shelvey, Colback (YC), Gouffran, Diame (Perez 88 (YC)), Mitrovic (YC) (Atsu 46)

Not Used; Hanley, Hayden, Elliot, Jesus Gamez

Goals; Mitrovic (44)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

30.07.2016… Wolves v Swans…

Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 Swansea City 4

Molineux… Saturday July 30th… 3pm

Attendance: 7,968

Ticket: £10 – Programme: £2.50

My 100th game since the start of the blog at the beginning of 2014/15…

A comfortable win for Swansea, and wishful thinking on my part, I’m hoping that every team in the Championship plays this badly when we come up against them this season…

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Outside Molineux…

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Inside Molineux…

Wolverhampton Wanderers; Ikeme, Iorfa (Odoffin, 21), Batth (O’Hanlon 45), Hause, Doherty, Evans (Coady 45), Price (Edwards 45), Saville, Wallace (Byrne 78), Ennis (Collins 78), Henry

Not Used; Lonergan, Wilson

Goals; None

Swansea City; Nordfeldt, Naughton, Fernandez (van der Hoorn 71), Amat, Kingsley (Rangel 45), Britton (Fulton 71), Fer, Cork, Dyer (Barrow 45), Ayew (McBurnie 71), Routledge (Montero 63)

Not Used; Tremmel

Goals; Routledge (12, 62), Naughton (59), McBurnie (84)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…