HIGHLIGHTS: Mouyokolo goal videos

18 06 2010

Here’s Mouyokolo’s goal against Chelsea this season. A towering header from a corner.

Here’s Mouyokolo scoring for Boulogne in the French cup.

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Craddock offered new contract

18 03 2010

Craddock has made over 200 appearances for Wolves

Jody Craddock has been offered a new deal to stay at Wolves for a seventh season.

Wolves signed the 34-year-old defender for £1.75million from Sunderland when they were promoted to the Premier League in 2003.

McCarthy revealed the offer in his pre-match press conference today.

He said: “I’ll tell you how highly I rate him – we’ve offered him a new deal already and we want him to sign.

“That’s irrespective of where we are. I put him my hand up in getting it wrong about him in that I sent him on loan to Stoke.

“But at the time, I don’t think he was playing well enough. He came back, got in the side and has been in the side virtually ever since.”

My verdict: If Wolves do stay up we can’t play Craddock next season. Although he may come in for the odd game, we need someone stronger with more pace if we are to have a comfortable campaign next year.





Zubar: All the pressure is on Villa

16 03 2010

The Frenchman has made 14 starts this term.

Defender Ronald Zubar says all the pressure is on Villa ahead of Saturday’s clash between the Midlands clubs.

Villa still have faint hopes of securing a Champions League spot and Zubar says all their recent success like getting to the Carling Cup final puts huge pressure on them to win.

Zubar said: “Villa will be expected to win because they’re at home, so there won’t be any pressure on us. We go to Villa Park trying to do the same things – stay strong on the pitch and stay in the game.

“They’re a good team – they’ve just played in the Carling Cup final and are seventh in the table. Villa is another difficult one, but we’ve been doing well away from home.

“It’s a special game because it’s a derby. When we played at home it was a very tough game and we managed to draw. After a point against Stoke they will be wanting to beat us.

“But we have a good feeling after Burnley and will be ready to battle again for 90 or 95 minutes. We have to try to keep a clean sheet and take our chances when we create them.”

Zubar admits that despite the success at Burnley on Saturday Wolves have to get on with the next game.

He added: “It was a good performance but we still have more to do. It was an important win, because for the last couple of months we’d played very well and had created chances to score.

“We have to keep it going, because we’ve got nine more big games to come. We need to keep it going and stay solid. Everyone is working on the defensive side from the front players back to the defence and goalkeeper, chasing the ball and doing what they can.

“We all want to keep playing like we have been doing for the last couple of months.”

*Daniel Jones has had his loan deal at Bristol Rovers extended until the end fo the season.

My verdict: Zubar is right but I don’t think even the most loyal of Wolves fans can expect us to take much from Saturday. Villa have really pacey wingers (something that we really don’t have in our defence) so that will cause us problems.

Good move for Jones. He won’t be involved with Wolves for the remainder of the season and I expect him to be released in the summer.