Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton


Happy Nuno
By Wolves
September 29 2018

Wolves look for their second home win of the season today against Mark Hughes' Southampton to maintain their place in he top ten of the Premiership

Nuno Espírito Santo may break a Premier League record today by naming an unchanged team for the first seven games of the season against a team which suffered a 3 - 0 mauling at Liverpool last week. Ivan Cavaleiro proved he is back to match fitness by playing in the midweek game with Leicester, so he may appear on the subs bench. The 'experts' are now taking note of Wolves performances this season and are making them favourites to win this game. Let's hope they are right!!

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Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Wolves (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 12:19

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Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 13:05

So.... for the seventh time this season Nuno plays the same line-up:

Rui Patricio, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Doherty, Joao Moutinho, Neves, Jonny, Costa, Jimenez, Jota

Cavaleiro makes it on to the bench instead of Gibbs-White. Subs:
Ruddy, Hause, Vinagre, Saiss, Cavaleiro, Bonatini, Traore

Southampton pose a real threat fielding Danny Ings and Charlie Austin up front who are both proven goal scorers!

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 14:03

OK so I'm watching the game live with a beer in. Greek bar so will try & keep you up to date. First free kick from Neves earns a corner but poor delivery



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Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 14:08

Another Neves free kick but Doc's header is way off target. Good attempt by Joao from outside area just goes over

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 14:10

Great right footed shot by Jonny brings a good save

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 14:14

Saints break & shoot but easy for Rui. Wolves giving away possession too easily in the Saints pen area

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 14:21

Free kick just outside Saints are but poor shot from Joao, then corner met by Bennett but easily taken

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 14:24

Today's ref is Stuart Atwell who sent off Doc & Neves at Boro last season but he's having a good game... so far!!

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 14:26

Atwell lets Joao off with a poor tackle that probably merited a yellow card

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 14:29

Redmond set up Elyounousis but his effort dealt with by Rui. Poor shot from Lamina. Saints growing into the game now & Wolves struggling up front



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Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 14:34

Raul sets up Neves - the only other player near him - but his shot is wide

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 14:38

Doc picks out Raul in their box he fires it straight at McCarthy though

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 14:43

Joao puts it on Raul's head but just too high.

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Trurotommo (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 14:44

SOunds like the beer may have more promise than the game Chesh smiling smiley

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 14:45

Saints get a corner & Elyounnousuis puts it straight behind the goal!!!
Shot from Ings easily taken by Rui

Half time Wolves 0 Saints 0

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 14:49

Disappointing so far. Wolves doing well as usual in defence & midfield but not really firing up front. Raul has had a few goo efforts but no support when he gets into the area. Too many poor touches from Jota letting him down. Costa trying hard but little final result. Saints have matched us and had their share of efforts on goal. Redmond is always a threat & Danny Ings has been dropping deep to get possession. It will be interesting to see if Cav gets a run out.

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Billericay Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 14:50

Sounds like Nuno needs to put Traore on earlier than usual to liven things up.

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: wolverina (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 14:55

Afternoon, all! sounds like the usual - not putting the ball away when we should. Enjoy the beer and sun, Cheshire - though it's quite sunny here but a cold wind. Let's hope for some Traore magic second half.

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 15:01

Quote:
Trurotommo
SOunds like the beer may have more promise than the game Chesh smiling smiley
Ha ha - possibly TT but he closes tomorrow for the season & beer stocks are low!!

Second half underway with no changes. Costa hurtn a clash of knees but can go on.

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 15:06

Ryan Bertraand gets a yellow for a stopping tackle then Jota upends Lamina & also gets one. Looks like Costa being replaced by Traore which will hopefully inject some attacking verve

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 15:10

Quote:
wolverina
Afternoon, all! sounds like the usual - not putting the ball away when we should. Enjoy the beer and sun, Cheshire - though it's quite sunny here but a cold wind. Let's hope for some Traore magic second half.

Afternoon Wolverina & thanks. We hoping that a cyclonic wind which has been close by will drift past Crete before we fly home tomorrow!!

This game could easily be one of those we lose to a sloppy goal!

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 15:12

Jonny having a good game - as usual, but he then upends Ings & gets a yellow card!

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 15:18

Scrappy game today & we are not playing anything like we can. Fortunately Saints unable to take advantage yet, but they have just gone close & earned a corner which came to nothing.

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: wolverina (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 15:20

Complacency perhaps?

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 15:23

Quote:
wolverina
Complacency perhaps?

I don't honestly think so Wolverina, just one of those days when things aren't going right, but some of our passing has been very poor up front, Traore has just given a typical example!

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: wolverina (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 15:25

They need to wake up - we could lose this!

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 15:27

Westergaard takes a long distance free kick which Rui needs two attempts to collect.
Raul earns us a corner. Let's hope they don't take it short again

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 15:28

Even Neves is ff the boil today! Now Traore gets a yellow card

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 15:32

Saints showing much more goal-scoring threat than us. Armstrong's shot well taken by Rui. Ivan Cavaleiro about to make his PL debut. McCarthy clears a chance for Jota.
Gabbiadini replaces Austin
Cav replaces Jota

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Billericay Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 15:33

Cav scores 1-0

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: wolverina (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 15:34

Well done, Cav - now let's get another!

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 15:34

Oh - good afternoon Billericay Wolf!!!!

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Billericay Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 15:36

Hi Cheshire. That goal should help you enjoy your holiday even more!

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 15:37

OK - t was great play by Traore who found Jimenez. He turned & fed Cav & he slotted it in. Good goal. Now need to tighten up. Doc in the area has no-one to pass to

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 15:39

McCarthy makes a world class save to deny Raul with a header. He then goes close again but puts it over the bar

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Billericay Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 15:40

2-0 Johnny gets another!

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: wolverina (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 15:42

Great - when they finally wake up they really wake up,!

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 15:42

Why don't you do these commentaries Billericay. I do all the work and you jump in and and announce the goals before I even see them!

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: wolverina (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 15:44

Quote:
Cheshire wolf
Why don't you do these commentaries Billericay. I do all the work and you jump in and and announce the goals before I even see them!
I saw it on Final Score but kept shtum! LOL

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 15:45

Bonatini comes on for Jimenez. Now we need a clean sheet

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 15:47

Gabbiadini tests Rui but he is solid again
3 minutes of 5 added time played already



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Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Billericay Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 15:50

Sorry Cheshire. I just got carried away.

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: wolverina (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 15:52

Good result in the end! Enjoy the rest of your holiday Cheshire!

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 15:53

All over
Wolves 2 Saints 0
Not the best performance from Wolves but a clean sheet & 3 points which lift us to 8th place - 2 above Man U!!

That's it from me - on to Palace next week eh!

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 16:20

Fantastic win, 12 points and 8th.

Who'd have thought it? Well - we've all seen our ability, so I'm sure we all can to an extent.

Just love the fact we have such a settled line up, Nuno keeping faith with his core - and leaving up to the others to impress to grab their chance. Talking of which, what an impact Caveleiro has made. Terrifc. Not just the line up either - the style and system. Settled where everybody understands what they need to be doing - playing as a team despite the individual capability.

Nevertheless although it sounded like a fuilly deserved 3 points, Saints had their cahnces and applied pressure in the second half.

Excellent Wolves!



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Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 16:32

Quote:
Billericay Wolf
Sorry Cheshire. I just got carried away.

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Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Andy Fincher (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 19:32

When Cheshire said this was a game we could lose to a sloppy goal, that was exactly what I was thinking at the time.
Despite not being at our best, we were the better side in the first half but as the second half progressed, Southampton began to get into it and Patricio had to make a couple of smart saves.
I was disappointed with Traore when he came on, didn't do a lot and messed up most things he tried. I think Nuno has got it right in not starting with him at the moment. Fair's fair though, he did really well for the first goal and there is no doubting he has pace to burn and after that first goal I thought we were back in control.
The main positives for me were that Patricio was safe when he was needed, the back three played well again, particularly Boly, Moutinho and it was good to see Cav back. I would have thought it can only be a matter of time before he is starting.
It sounds like a good effort from afar on the commentary Chesh.

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 29/09/2018 20:19

Quote:
Andy Fincher
It sounds like a good effort from afar on the commentary Chesh.

Thanks Andy. I was obviously pleased to be able to watch the Man Utd game and today’s live and wanted to share my observations. The only problem is the delay after it’s travelled half way round the world!! I agree with your assessments - especially about Traore.
I feel for Jota - he had so much promise for the PL after last season, and I think he is struggling to adapt to it and to identify his correct positioning.
I have to say I too thought our defence were excellent again today & great to see the smile on Cav’s face when he’d scored!!

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Julius Cesar Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 04/10/2018 16:31

It is tough finding positions that seems clear we must strengthen to take the next step at present.
I was thinking about it the other day...and the only current starting eleven names I can think of that has not stepped up to the Premier league plate after seven matches is Helder Costa and especially Diogo Jota.

I think Costa shows great promise allthough I would like to see more points and more even performances from him.

Diogo on the other hand has been the only real disappointment thus far IMO.He hasn´t looked equipped to deal with Prem surroundings up til this point.My old confidence in the lad is high from last season though,so I am not saying he won´t come good for us in the end playing in the highest division..but to be frank I haven´t seen any evidence thus far into the season.

He will be forced to up his game,if not he will be replaced.Traore,Cavaleiro or some new signing down the line.Fosun won´t feel sentimental.

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
Date: 04/10/2018 17:58

Must disagree with your views regarding COsta, he is full of confidence and looks to have the beating of every defender he has met so far.
Jota does seem a bit below par but I feel that if he can get one good match under his belt it will do his confidence the world of good.

Re: Match Thread: Wolves vs Southampton
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 06/10/2018 12:36

I also think Costa has had some good games and looks very promising at this level. He has shown no fear in taking on PL defenders and has put in some fantastic passes and crosses.

I am disappointed for Jota so far because many commentators thought he would set the PL alight this season after his performances in the Champ last season, but this is now overdue. I don't know whether it's due to him trying to forge a partnership with a new striker in Jimenez, or he's just not sure of his best positioning in games, but he certainly isn't yet having the impact we hoped for. I really hope he gets a lucky break soon and can score his first PL goal for us, which I think will then help him go on to big things this season.

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