Match Thread: Manchester United vs Wolves
New signing Podence
February 1 2020
Wolves travel for another big challenge today, facing Manchester Ubited at Old Trafford in the day's late kick-off. New signing Daniel Podence is likely to be in the match day squad, along with Diogo Jota and Willy Boly who have recovered from injury.
In light of their injury list it could be considered that today is a very good time to be playing at United. Rashford and Pogba are still unfit to play along with several others. However word has it that their major new signing Bruno Fernandez will play today, whilst their new striker Odion Ighalo is still in China!!
After what many Wolves fans would consider a poor transfer window - which certainly didn't live up to the expressions of hope frm Nuno Espirito Santo earier in the season - having seen only Daniel Podence join as a potential first team player and defender Ryan Bennett depart on loan to top four team Leicester City, Wolves must surely be hoping they will not suffer any further long-term injuries, and will have a big enough squad to face the rigours of the rest of the PL season and the Europa League knock out stages. We must also hope that this is not secretly a source of frustration to Nuno as his appeal to other clubs grows!!
Once again Wolves will be heading off to Marbella next week for warm weather training during the international break.
Today's match will be screened by Sky TV with a 5:30pm kick off, and will be refereed by Paul Tieney.
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“Dear Podence, won’t you come out to play”
As John Lennon once wrote:
“Dear Podence, won’t you come out to play”
Changes to our team this afternoon. Willy Boly steps back into the team replacing Dendoncker who drops to the bench. Neto also on the bench & replaced by Jota. Keeping them company on the bench is Daniel Podence. Line-up
Surely we have a great chance in this one ....... when don’t we? Would love to see us deliver a Man City / Liverpool style performance again - or Saints second half! Who wouldn’t.
So Man Utd will be playing their new signing. In the words of Benny and Bjorn:
“Can you hear the drums Fernandes? As we travel up the M6 on a starry night like this”.
As I don’t subscribe, in your face Facebook.
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Full of hope for the outcome if this game
Good play by Utd - Pereira shoots from outside area but wide
Quote:He had a real grip on him Ivy didn't he!! That's the end of a very even first half. Both teams have had attempts but only few on target. United resorting to 'professional fouls' to stop our faster players as usual.Ivybridge Wolf
Did I just see Maguire pull Traore’s arm out of it’s socket?
It’s a game of ‘cats’ and mouse. ‘Midnight’ by the time we get a winner at this rate.
The rest seems to have done the world of good for the energy levels.
An open game where we have edged it, just need that first goal to really put the pressure on them.
Traore shoulder seems to be a constant problem for him so hoping that he comes out for the second half but if not we have Podence who can continue to terrorise their defenders.
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Onwards and upwards.
We could have made better of some of our chances but that is the story of the last two seasons. Equally Manchester United had very good opportunities and the one at the death was a massive heart in mouth moment! Happy with the point and definitely deserved.
As Lupinehowler has said, so good to see Jota and Boly fitting back in, though would say Big Willy was the most assured of the two. Dear Podence looked good too, that one turn and shot, whilst blocked, has given me plenty of hope.
Well played Wolves, great stuff!
Shame we now have a stupid ‘winter break’ (ffing ridiculous) as we could do with a bit of continuity, two weeks without a match is too long at this stage.
I'm assuming it's another international break with players born in Jamaica donning the 3 lions because their grandmother once farted in Uk airspace in 1955 so we have to endure a few pot bellied drunks and deranged old biddys waving their flags again. Keep the world cup as an instant knockout , scrap qualification making it like the FA cup where minnows can draw "giants " … who wants to watch England pummel another country in qualification where residents think the wheel is a new invention with Wright and Shearer wheeled out in suits telling us all how there is progress when England wins 8-0 vs san marino type opposition. I wouldn't wash my car with a d1ckland shirt.. which I have now purchased after going to court last week somehow keeping my license on 13 points
........ erm, okay ........ no internationals it’s a premier league induced winter break. 1 week’s fixtures spread over two weeks to give the molly coddled athletes a well earned break and because mystic meg foresaw and predicted huge snow drifts across England ........ and of course, more money achieved via TV schedules.
As for my England shirt, I’ll put it away until June 14th . Angry, I have a couple spare, feel free to PM me if you’d like to borrow it!
Just goes to show that you give an inch however - instead of focusing on the fact this stupid break has been introduced because of constant bleating , the likes of Pep and Klopp still love to pedal the erroneous view of playing too much football. Tiresome.
I always believe proof is in the pudding with these things whether its crutone, impending relegation battles or even prediction league tables to see where these... experts are