Match Thread: Wolves vs Sheffield United
5th vs 6th!!
December 1 2019
For the second successive week Wolves face the team directly below them in the Premiership, only this week they have the home advantage
Sheffield United come to Molineux in good form, performing particularly well for a newly promoted team, and will pose a strong threat to Wolves today. After their tough battle in heavy rain at Braga on Thursday which featured the currently recognised first team, Wolves will have had very little time to recover and prepare for today's game. Nuno Espirito Santo hasn't declared any injuries to the squad, although there were concerns about the fitness of Adama Traore when he left the pitch on Thursday. Romaine Saiss will miss today's game through suspension for five yellow cards, so perhaps Max Kilman will make another appearance, unless Ryan Bennett is fit to play.
I will be unable to provide any commentary as I plan to be at Molineux. As the game will not be televised, board members are encouraged to post their observations for the benefit of those unable to follow it otherwise.
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Sheffield not afraid to push forward so defenders will need to be awake.
Might be better in the 2nd half facing away from the very bright sun
Sheffield are well organised and competitive rushing our players into silly mistakes.
Kilman not outstanding but holding his own at present. Our defence seems a little disorganised and is not being shepherded by Coady as well as usual.
We need to press forward for any sort of result but will need to be careful as Sheffield are able to counter quickly and effectively.
No standout performances and the work ethic is what got us the equaliser.
Sheffield were very well set up so are good value for their current league position.
I did expect a home victory but we looked off the pace for large parts of the match.
Onwards and upwards.
Still only lost two matches though and on to Wednesday.
As no mention has yet been made about the ref, I will - generally rubbish in my view. His personal low was failing to issue a second yellow to one of the Blades defenders who had scythed Jota down. Terrible decision made with about 8 minutes to go which would have made the last minutes even more tasty.
Regardless, a draw seemed fair to me. Sheffield United are a good side.
Finally, I sat in the SW corner today. First time for me. Despite being around 3C, it was a lovely day and luckily no biting wind. The view was okay and the atmosphere was decent too. I would rather be elsewhere for sure but wouldn’t be crying too loudly if it was my only opportunity to see us play ..... the way tickets are going, it might be my well be my only opportunity.
Our unbeaten run continues then, UTW!
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019:12:02:00:44:24 by an angry wolf.
Sheffield should have won comfortable by 3 or even 4 goals.
It isn't just Jota, but he is not doing his job in the front 3. Jimenez, Traore and Doherty worked themselves into the ground to keep us in the game. Doherty made a defensive slip but apart from those 3 and Jonny's consistency the only other positive was Kilman making a strong debut and I can see why Nuno thinks highly of him.
We seem to be coping without Boly, and if Kilman can emerge as a reasonable option that will be a big plus. But if we lose Jimenez as well then we could be in trouble.
Let's see what the Jan window holds in store. I think we should look at a forward on loan to boost the front 3. Trying to find a marquee 10 and another centre back may have to wait until the summer. But who knows one of their targets might be available.