Match Thread: Besiktas v Wolves (Europa League)
October 3 2019
Wolves are in Turkey ready to face Besiktas for the first ever time tonight in the next stage of their Europa League adventure.
Coach Nuno Espirito Santo hopes to build on the confidence-boosting win over Watford on Saturday and see Wolves establish themselves as a force to be reckoned with in this competition. Both teams will be hoping to put their opening losses behind them from two weeks ago. Wolves will surely see some changes to personel for tonight's game, in view of the upcoming visit to the Etihad on Sunday, and will definitely be without striker Diogo Jota who is still struggling with a toe injury.
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Line-up: Patricio, Boly, Coady, Saiss, Doherty, Neves, Moutinho, Jonny, Gibbs-White, Jimenez, Neto
Subs: Ruddy, Bennett, Vallejo, Vinagre, Dendoncker, Traore, Cutrone
Quote:I think probably so too Angry, but also that we shouldn't underestimate the Turks. They have Liverpool's Karius in goal tonight.an angry wolf
I think this has 1-1 all over it
Quote:an angry wolf
Isnt Karius the ex Liverpool keeper that cost them the CL final a bit back? The Turkish league is generally poor but Besiktas have an excellent home record in it- that said the only thing they are proficient at is harassing western women and flogging flea ridden mats to some poor soul wandering around the markets so I expect a result. I would have preferred to see Traore start and despite decent performances he continually gets left out of starting lineups for some reason... if he is being " rested" why aren't others.
Adama's improvement recently has been impressive, although all the commentators seem to continue with the 'lack of end product' line which is no longer true. Also I despair when MGW gets the ball because HIS improvement has been much slower (yes, I know his role in the Watford OG).
And what is that kit they are wearing? They look like they are auditioning for a Tarzan movie.
MGW just had a great opportunity to feed Raul but blew it. He has only been on the ball twice and hasn't produced a pass yet. however don't want to judge him at this stage of the game.
Well I do , the guy is a liability - how he keeps getting games Ive no idea
Cutrone has made a difference in last 10 minutes
Besiktas 0 Wolves 1
I think Traore has to start now and Cutrone really cannot be far away from starting himself.
MGW should go on loan. Someone should give him videos of Mason Mount and Harry Wilson who to be fair are both a few years older. I think we should have tried a bit harder to get hold of Wilson.
Another clean sheet. Will need tenacious defence against City.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019:10:03:19:56:47 by oldngold.
As for our 'first' goal being offside - total Bullsh!t decison from the linesman. Should have stood.
Well played Wolves, a good away performance became a very good away performance. Still plenty to do, 3rd in the group with Slovan Bratislava on top - who'd have thought that 2 matches ago?
Boly was fantastic and Jonny not far behind and the group is wide open now.