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A Chance of a Molineux Upset? Wolves Preview

Blues travel the short distance to Molineux today hoping to complete back to back wins for the first time this season against a Wolves team that is struggling as much under expectation.


Ståle Solbakken is unlikely to bring sweeping changes to a team that beat Championship whipping boys Bristol City 4-1. However Solbakken has to find cover for the luckless David Edwards who came off after an hour at Ashton Gate and will be out until the new year with injury.

Wolves haven’t won at home in six previous attempts and their win last weekend halted a run of nine games without a win. Wolves sit two places above Blues in the table and Solbakken is under the same sort of pressure as Lee Clark, with unhappy Wolves fans defacing the Norwegian manager’s car to display their anger.


Blues are only missing Darren Ambrose and Colin Doyle in addition to long-term absentees Stephen Carr, David Murphy and Keith Fahey for this fixture, and could well recall Nathan Redmond to the side in an attempt to bring some pace to attack a frail Wolves defence. Peter Lovenkrands will also be pushing for a start after an assist for the third goal whilst Wade Elliott could get the nod over Rob Hall.

I don’t like trying to call derby results because they tend to ignore the formbook, but this is a game Blues need to try to put the pressure on. Wolves are very fragile at home – as fragile as Blues are even – and it’s a commonly held belief that a spell of sustained pressure early on could cause the crowd to turn on the Wolves side and make the job easier for the team. It’s another game about pace, about tempo and about passion and we have to hope Lee Clark will be able to get the team giving that from the get go.

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14 Responses to “A Chance of a Molineux Upset? Wolves Preview”

  • Paul Carter - The Voice Of Reason says:

    I predict a 2-0 win to the mighty Blues.

    Am just off now so banner boys beware.

    KRO boys

  • daddybluenose says:

    im feeling a goal rout today blues for a 6-1 win. optamistic maybe but i feel an overdue goal rush today for that much needed spark. kro

    • Art Watson says:

      Think you’ve had too much Xmas spirit!,

      Enjoy the game but I think you will be disappointed with the result.

  • Ed says:

    Well it’s nice to be optimistic, I always feel we are going to win every game, but being realistic I think that we will be lucky to get a draw.

  • Ali Duncan says:

    1-1. Leaving the house now. Hope we take a few as I’ve been warming up the vocal chords this morning and am in fine voice.


  • Masaccio says:

    wolves to score first, we win the game in second half

  • Dave mann says:

    theres been 17goals in our last 4 games at an average off 4 per game and i think another 4 will be scored with the blue boys scoring 3 so 3-1 marlon zigic and burke on target kro.

  • Ryan says:

    Come on Blues. Truly believe we can win this today. Strange KO time for this fixture though.

  • Oldbluenose says:

    Almajir;, Off topic with this one, !!. Article in the B/ham Mail lunchtime, concerning possible buyer ,?.

    Charles Chan, Owner of Hong Kong, T-V, station,!!.

    Any comments, mate, ?.

    • chris says:

      tom ross says “I understand that the Chinese company who were in advanced negotiations to buy Blues is the Shanghai Entertainment group but I believe the deal has stalled and may be dead..I understand that PP is talking to another Chinese company but I wonder if this paves the way for the Paladini bid to be brought back to the table “.
      So yet another company so more time delays, it will drag on for months by the look of this.

      • Art Watson says:

        If what you’re saying is correct-what happened to the disclosure agreement?

        Looks like this potential deal is now dead in the water – hence the publicity.

        Like our performance against the Wolves- it’s a complete shambles.

  • nicko says:

    almajir going back to c/y yesterday my friend lives in australia his buiness takes him to china hong kong he went to see c/y house in march/april and was told by the police he was not allowed down
    the road kro

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