Wolves bites

14 04 2010

Wolves face Fulham at Craven Cottage this weekend.

Wolves reserves beat West Ham 4-1 last night. Goals from Sam Vokes, Stephen Ward, Greg Halford and Richard Stearman.

Wolves currently have approximately 120 tickets remaining for the final away game of the season at Portsmouth on Saturday, May 1. They go on sale to supporters with 1030 loyalty points from 9am tomorrow (Thursday).

Spurs’ Jamie O’Hara has been linked with a summer move to Molineux. The Daily Mail say West Ham and Newcastle are also interested.

There are about 80 restricted view tickets left for the trip to Fulham on Saturday, April 17. These are still available from the Ticket Office to Season Ticket Holders only.

Strongest reserve team of the season face West Ham tonight

13 04 2010

Wolves have scored just ten goals in reserve games this season.

Wolves have named their strongest reserve side of the season to face West Ham at AFC Telford‘s New Bucks Head ground tonight.

Reserve team manager Steve Weaver will take charge of the side who currently sit bottom of the Barclays Premier Reserve League South with just two wins from 14 games.

Wolves line up as follows:


Halford Stearman Castillo Ward

Keogh Guedioura Milijaš Surman

Ebanks-Blake Vokes

SUBS: McCarey, Dunleavy, Mendez-Laing, Davis, Bennett.

Admission to the New Bucks Head is free for Season Ticket Holders or otherwise £4 for adults and £1 concessions.

Mick McCarthy keeping his feet on the ground

26 03 2010

Wolves have taken seven points from their last three games.

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has today insisted that he and the players were keeping things in perspective despite Wolves’ 3-1 at West Ham on Tuesday.

McCarthy hopes all the fans were jubiliant after Tuesday night but wants everyone to stay calm.

He said: “I hope the fans were celebrating the result and nothing else, because how quickly could it turn around? If Hull and Burnley win two games and we don’t get anything out of tomorrow and then go down to Arsenal, it could be so different. It’s dangerous ground that, because this is another game.

“We’re not getting carried away – do people think we’re quaffing champagne and smoking cigars? Do me a favour. Everyone is blowing smoke up our rears at the moment. Once you start feeling like that outwardly, that’s when you get a slap. We could get our backsides kicked against Everton, because the Premier League is like that.

“You can get results through style, but we’ve done it with hard work and if you get ahead that way in a game where the other team is suffering and the fans are giving them stick, you get that bit of confidence to pass it. But you have to earn the right to do that. We’ll have to work twice as hard against Everton and then Arsenal.

“If you start off tomorrow like we did for periods against West Ham when we played with a bit of style we’ll get slapped. If we start off doing all the negative, horrible jobs properly such as beating them up, winning the fight, being in their half and in their faces, turning them around, putting them under pressure, being solid, not giving anything away, we can get a foothold in the game. But don’t start thinking we’re going out to play football otherwise we’ll get turned over.”

My verdict: MM is right. We all need to stay calm until it’s mathematically impossible for us to go down. I still think we will stay up but we’ve just got to keep going and picking up points. Up the Wolves!

Wolves’ hammering wins performance of the week

25 03 2010

Goals from Kevin Doyle, Ronald Zubar and Matt Jarvis sealed the win for Wolves.

Wolves’ 3-1 win over relegation rivals West Ham has been voted F&C Investments Performance of the Week.

The five-man panel is comprised of chairman Howard Wilkinson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Joe Royle, Dave Bassett and Barry Fry.

Despite winning the award numerous times during the promotion winning 2008/2009 campaign, this is the first time Wolves have won the accolade this season.

My verdict: A truly magnificent night for Wolves and thoroughly deserved. It’s about time we got some recognition instead of the national press just talking about West Ham.

*Wolves Ticket Office have issued important information to Season Ticket Holders ahead of the home game versus Everton on Saturday (KO: 3:00pm). Season Ticket Holders are once again advised to check in advance that they have the correct vouchers for the four matches remaining at Molineux. The vouchers that should now remain in supporters’ Season Ticket books are numbers 13, 15, 16 and 18.

West Hammered!

23 03 2010

Wolves have lost only one game against a team in claret and blue this season.

Wolves produced their best performance of season to win 3-1 against a lacklusture West Ham. Click here to view goal highlights.

Goals from Kevin DoyleRonald Zubar and Matt Jarvis sealed the win at Upton Park on a pivotal night for Wolves in their fight for survival.

Wolves went close early on after Kevin Foley rattled the bar  from a tight angle but Wolves eventually went ahead on 28minutes. 

Irishman Doyle put the boys ahead after capitalising on a James Tomkins mistake, Doyle ran into the penalty area before sliding the ball past Rob Green from a tight angle. 

Wolves doubled their lead in the second half when Zubar fired and angled shot into the bottom corner with the aid of the slightest of deflections. 

Jarvis put the icing on the cake with half an hour to go as he took a through ball from Dave Jones before blasting the ball past a helpless Rob Green from 18yards. 

West Ham grabbed a consolation in injury time as Guillermo Franco finished neatly by lifting the ball over Marcus Hahnemann but it won’t dampen Wolves’ spirits one bit. 

Man of the match: Karl Henry he was aided by Michael Mancienne patrolling the area in front of the defence but the Wolves fan broke up most West Ham attacks and played plenty of neat passes both long and short. Great game for Wolves’ skipper. 

Flop of the match: James Tomkins – he gifted Wolves their opening goal by first miss-controlling and then playing a weak back pass. He let Wolves score the crucial first goal 

Referee: Phil Dowd – A steady game for Dowd although he denied Wolves a stonewall penalty in the first half as Jones was brought down in the area. Not a bad night for the Stokie despite awarding 24 fouls against Wolves 

My Verdict: In beating both Burnley and West Ham, Wolves have taken a huge leap in their bid to avoid relegation. It would now take a huge downturn in fortune and results for us to go down. Keep it up Wolves – we can do it!! We are staying up, say we are staying up!