The light from Wolves’ bright start fades away

A run of six games without a win for Wolves has created great concern for their manager, Nuno Espirito Santo.  He has been unable to prevent a decline in his team’s form, which begun with a 2 – 0 home loss to Watford.  Since that occasion, Wolves have secured only one point from a possible 15.  It was from a 1 – 1 draw with Arsenal, during which many of the qualities that defined their bright start to the 2018 – 2019 English Premier League season were evident. Indicative of…

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Video assistant referees (VAR) set to be used in Premier League next season

Video assistant referees are set to be used in the Premier League next season after clubs agreed in principle to the move. The Premier League will now make a formal request to the International Football Association Board and Fifa. VAR was used at the 2018 World Cup, is in operation in Italy and Germany’s top divisions, and has been utilised in some FA Cup and Carabao Cup games. The Premier League has been carrying out “non-live” trials this season. VAR will also be used in the Champions League from next season. There…

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Premier League clubs asked for £250,000 towards £5m bonus for outgoing Scudamore

All 20 Premier League clubs have been asked for a £250,000 contribution so that the league’s outgoing executive chairman Richard Scudamore can be given a £5m farewell gift. The clubs were asked for the money before a meeting on Tuesday. It is expected they will agree to Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck’s request. Scudamore, 59, who is reportedly paid £2.5m per season, is stepping down next month after 19 years at the organisation. The league’s UK television rights were valued at around £670m when he joined, and the last deal was worth…

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‘I did not like my team’: Mourinho questions attitude as United draw

Jose Mourinho was highly critical of the attitude of his Manchester United players after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Wolves at Old Trafford. Mourinho even claimed he was more pleased with their last home display – the 3-0 defeat to Tottenham – than he was this latest effort. The United manager saw a run of three consecutive wins, all of them away from Old Trafford, come to an end in lethargic fashion. “Not a good performance, not a good result but a fair result,” said Mourinho. “Wolves, by the way…

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Sheffield Wednesday vs Wolves- Betting Tips and Predictions.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Wolves- Betting Tips and Predictions. Sheffield Wednesday host leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Hillsborough Stadium in this 7:45pm Friday night kick off. The Owls are struggling to get their consistency and have managed just 1 win from the last 6 games. Wolves have been in fine form this season winning 15 out of 21 games so far. The travelling Wolves will be looking to get back into winning ways after the surprise barren draw at home against relegation-threatened Sunderland last weekend. A win here will see Nuno Espirito…

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Wolves vs Sunderland- Betting Tips and Predictions

Championship Leaders Wolves host relegation-threatened Sunderland at the Molineux Stadium. Nunes Espirito Santo’s side will be looking to continue Sunderland’s woes and open the gap at the top of the log. Wolves have 47 points from 20 games, 4 points clear of second-placed Cardiff who travel to Reading on Monday night. Struggling Sunderland find themselves on the wrong end of the table. Having been relegated from the Premier League last season, the Black Cats find themselves caught up in yet another relegation battle. Hopes among the supporters that the club…

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Wolverhampton Wanderers v Middlesbrough predictions, betting tips and preview

Wolves will be aiming to put their disappointing last season behind them when they welcome Middlesbrough at the Molineux Stadium for the opening round of the new Championship season. Wolverhampton come into this tie on the back of an excellent 1-0 home win over the Premier League side Leicester City in a friendly game last weekend thanks to a second-half goal from Ivan Cavaleiro. Meanwhile, Middlesbrough beat Augsburg 2-1 thanks to goals from Martin Braithwaite and Adam Forshaw. Below we will take you through everything you need to know and…

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Championship season review – Rotherham, Sheff Wed, Wigan, Wolves

Rotherham United: 24th (relegated) It is difficult to know where to start with Rotherham. This was simply a season to forget; one which saw the club relegated pretty much before it had even begun. Not for many a year has a side finished with so few points, as a squad packed full of journeymen and loan players found itself truly incapable of competing at Championship level. Having pulled off a magnificent escape from the drop in 2015-16, the following summer was actually sprinkled with hints of optimism, with Alan Stubbs having…

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Championship Season Review – Reading, Rotherham, Sheff Wed, Wolves

Reading: 17th It was clear that Reading underachieved badly in 2014-15, so manager Steve Clarke quickly set about building a squad that would make a bid for the play-offs at the very least. Some high profile loan signings arrived including Chelsea starlet Lucas Piazon and Benfica’s Ola John, but it did not spark a flying start as results early on proved tough to come by. That was until the end of August, when something clicked and they were suddenly unplayable, wiping the floor with both Brentford and Ipswich Town in…

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Man United gossip: Shaw hoping to be back this season, but squad unbalanced says United legend

Here is Wednesday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United: Luke Shaw is reportedly hoping that he will be back playing before the end of the season, according to the Daily Star. The left-back had surgery on the double leg fracture suffered during the defeat to PSV Eindhoven, and the Star have suggested that he will not be out for quite as long as first feared. Hector Moreno has apologised for the challenge that led to Shaw’s horrific injury, according to BBC Sport. The defender – who suffered a similar injury…

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Former Man United legend Sir Alex Ferguson named as Premier League’s most influential figure

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been named as the most influential person in Premier League history. READ MORE: Manchester United Transfer News Ten unstoppable players Manchester United almost signed Man United would lucky to sign key target, says ex-Real Madrid chief In a list compiled by the Daily Mail, the veteran tactician saw off competition from the likes of Roman Abramovich, Rupert Murdoch and Richard Scudamore to exert his influence on the top flight. Current Premier League managers Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho also featured amongst the…

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Young Championship XI that Premier League clubs should be looking at

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With a promotion race that remained a four-horse race right until the final couple games of the season, the Championship retained its reputation as one of the most competitive leagues in Europe this year. While Bournemouth, Watford, and Norwich can look forward to playing in the top flight next season – as can some of the loan stars that shone – there are a number of young players who will, at the moment anyway, be plying their trade at this level for another year. Here is an XI made up…

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Championship season review: Sheff Wed, Watford, Wigan, Wolves

Sheffield Wednesday: 13th This was a season that saw Sheffield Wednesday make strong progress both on and off the pitch, as they performed solidly throughout to achieve a comfortable mid-table finish, while owner Milan Mandaric handed over the reins to ambitious Thai businessman Dejphon Chansiri. Stuart Gray had earned the manager’s job on a permanent basis after guiding the Owls clear from a precarious position in 2013-14, and they looked a force to be reckoned with early on, winning at Brighton & Hove Albion, more than playing their part in…

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Crystal Palace sign Wolves goalkeeper Hennessey

Crystal Palace have completed the deadline day signing of Welsh international goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey from League One outfit Wolves for an undisclosed fee, according to Sky Sports. Hennessey had spent time on loan at Yeovil earlier this season but has struggled to re-establish himself since returning to Molineux, and has signed a three-and-a-half year contract at Selhurst Park. Hennessey had spent his whole career as a Wolves player, but did spend spells on loan at Bristol City (2006), Stockport (2007) and more recently Yeovil. The 27-year-old is excited at the…

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New Wolves boss Jackett closes in on Ricketts reunion

Wolves are closing in on the capture of Bolton full-back Sam Ricketts, with new boss Kenny Jackett keen to be reunited with the 31-year-old at Molineaux, according to Sky Sports. The transfer, which is said to be in the six-figure department, will be confirmed once Ricketts has undergone a medical at Wolves, with the process scheduled for Wednesday. This will be the second time that Jackett has signed Ricketts, having swooped to sign the then-22-year-old star following his departure from Telford United in 2004. Speaking to the Express & Star,…

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Saunders dismissed by Wolves

BBC Sporthas confirmed the departure of Dean Saunders as manager of Wolves after just four months in the dugout at Molineux. The former Liverpool and Galatasaray forward has had a miserable time in charge of the Midlands side, collecting just 20 points in 20 Championship matches since succeeding Stale Solbakken in January. His win ratio of just 25 per cent is worse on the Norwegian’s reign, and relegation to the third tier of English football for the first time since the 1980s was confirmed by Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Brighton.…

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Wolves reveal new 2013/14 kit

Wolverhampton Wanderers’ new home and away strips for the 2013/14 season, produced by Puma, have been revealed. The home kit stays loyal to the clubs’ traditional black and gold colours with the away kit in blue. Both kits feature Wolves’ new main sponsor What House? emblazoned on the front. The online house search company signed a lucrative two-year deal with Wolves earlier in the month to become the main shirt sponsors with the company’s new black brand colour featured on the design. What House? have previously featured on the back…

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Burnley match must-win for Wolves says Ward

Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Stephen Ward insists that defeat in next Saturday’s match with Burnley would mean relegation for the men from Molineux, according to the Birmingham Mail. Wolves currently sit 22nd, in the relegation zone and level on points with both Barnsley and Peterborough United, who are currently outside the bottom three on goal difference. And the importance of next week’s match with Burnley if Wolves are to avoid back-to-back relegations is not lost on the Dublin-born defender. “First and foremost, we have to get a result and see where…

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McCarthy grateful for Connor help at Ipswich

Mick McCarthy has revealed that the presence of Terry Connor as his assistant manager at Ipswich Town has made his job with the Championship club a little easier. But McCarthy does not expect Connor to remain his assistant for long. Connor had a brief taste of management after replacing McCarthy at Wolverhampton Wanderers, having previously acted as McCarthy’s assistant at Molineux before the manager was sacked with Wolves’ Premier League status under threat. Connor could not save Wolves from relegation and soon left when Stale Solbakken was appointed the club’s…

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Elokobi happy with Bristol City switch

George Elokobi has spoke of his relief after Bristol City agreed a three month loan deal with Wolves for the Cameroonian defender, Sky Sports has reported. After failing to make a first team league appearance this season and after holding showdown talks with manager Stale Solbakken, the 26 year old, who can play at left back or in the centre of defence, was allowed to leave the club in search of first team football. Bristol City manager Derek McInnes was clearly delighted with the capture of the experienced defender, adding…

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Chelsea v Wolves – League Cup preview and team news

League leaders Chelsea are expected to line up a vastly different side from the one that pinched a late victory at home to Stoke thanks to Ashley Cole’s winner on Saturday. Manager Roberto Di Matteo has indicated that the Capital One Cup will be a priority for the club but that there are various players in his squad who are in need of football and at home to Championship side Wolves with a crunch league match away at in-form Arsenal to come on the weekend, he has the perfect opportunity…

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West Ham have Jarvis bid accepted

West Ham have moved a step closer to signing Matt Jarvis after a £10 million bid was accepted by Wolves yesterday. According to the Metro, Wolves – who have been attempting to fend off interest in their players after relegation last season – has refused to sell Jarvis for anything less than £10 million. The Hammer’s boss, Sam Allardyce, conceded however, that he knew very little about the deal, he said: “It’s on the top political level now because every player has a valuation and if that valuation is matched…

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Wolves confirm agreement to sign Sigurdarson

Wolverhampton Wanderers have confirmed they have reached an agreement to sign Lillestrom striker Bjorn Sigurdarson, beating several clubs, according to Sky Sports. The 21-year-old Icelandic international has attracted interest in recent weeks from sides such as Everton, Reading and Championship side Reading. However, it appears Wolves have won the race to sign the highly-rated teen, who has started strongly in the Norwegian Tippeligaen, scoring seven goals in just 11 appearances. New Wolves boss Stale Solbakken has gone back to his homeland to secure his first signing, with the Midland club…

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Brian Laws worried for Wolves

Former Burnley manager Brian Laws is worried about Wolves’ survival chances as the fight for relegation enters its final stages. After their narrow survival last season, the Molineux club have been in trouble again this season and sit bottom of the table. Laws moved to Turf Moor in the second half of the 2010/11 season after Owen Coyle’s departure to Bolton. The former Sheffield Wednesday boss was unable to stop the Clarets from relegation to the Championship and found himself in a precarious position just like Terry Connor at Wolves.…

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Time running out for Premier League’s relegation threatened bottom five

While the battle over which side of Manchester will claim the Premier League title rages at the top of the division, the battle to avoid falling into the Championship goes on at an equally furious pace, complicated by the presence of not just two teams, but at least five – Wolverhampton Wanderers, Wigan Athletic, Blackburn Rovers, Queens Park Rangers and Bolton Wanderers. All four of the threatened quintet who played on Saturday lost – some, such as Wigan, went down to an almost glorious defeat at Chelsea, where few expected…

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