Wolverhampton Wanderers -Wolves- Football Club
Wolverhampton Wanderers Football club, affectionately called Wolves FC is established in the city of Wolverhampton and was founded in 1877. The club was one of the founder members of the football league. The club has amassed victorious seasons in the first division while has also held the FA cup a number of times. Wolves soccer team initially played in Blackenhall arena and moved to the Molineux stadium which can facilitate more than 29,000 spectators in 1889.
Wolverhampton Rovers are nicknamed the Wolves. The club's emblem consists of a representation of the head of a wolf to go with the nickname. The home outfits contain orange and yellow shirts with black shorts.
Mick McCarthy manages the club right now.
Sir Jack Hayward, Billy Wright, Steve Bull, Bill Slater
Tenacious midfielder Karl Henry is the current captain of the Wolves Football Team.
The club has been very successful winning the first division title thrice, the FA Cup four times and the Football League Cup twice. The club was also the runner up in UEFA Cup in 1972.
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Wolves Football Club was the second English club to enter in the prestigious UEFA Cup, the first being Manchester United.
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September 26, 2011 by Moiz Siddiqui · Comments Off
Final Score: Liverpool 2-1 Wolves
Goal scorers: Liverpool (Johnson o.g, 11; Suarez, 38) Wolves (Fletcher, 49)
Liverpool: Kelly, Lucas, Carroll
Wolves: Ward, Hunt, Henry, O’Hara
Man of the Match: Luis Suarez
Liverpool secured their second home win of the season against Wolves after having suffered two successive away defeats at the hands of Stoke and Tottenham. The win gave much needed confidence to Dalglish’s men especially after the horrible performance that they displayed against Tottenham last week. Wolves were competitive throughout the match but were not able to put an end to their losing streak which has seen them lose to QPR and Tottenham in back to back to games.
Liverpool started the game on a bright note with Suarez threatening to score at every opportunity. Despite Liverpool’s superiority the first chance of the half fell to Wolves but Jamie O’ Hara’s effort was easily saved by Liverpool keeper Reina. Liverpool then came in to the groove and took the lead on 11 minutes when a long range shot from Charlie Adam was deflected into his own goal by Wolves captain Roger Johnson. Suarez added a second for Liverpool in the 38th minute with a superb solo effort that gave Wolves keeper Hennessey no chance.
The second half was much more even with Wolves having most of the possession. Their efforts were rewarded 4 minutes after the restart when Fletcher scored from Stephen Hunt’s cut back. Wolves mounted on the pressure in the later stages of the second half but were unable to find the equaliser handing Kenny Dalglish his second home win of the season.
Liverpool next face Everton in the Merseyside Derby while Wolves welcome Newcastle to Molineux.
September 15, 2011 by Moiz Siddiqui · Comments Off
Wolves come in to this match after suffering a defeat at the hands of Tottenham last weekend which ended their unbeaten run in the League this season. Wolves would love to go back to winning ways against the Premier League new boys QPR. On the other hand QPR were frustrated by Newcastle and only managed to get a point last weekend. They would like to take all three points in this fixture to add to their one point they got against Newcastle.
Wolves were on a good run of form when they were beaten by Tottenham. Manager McCarthy would like that his side tries to regain their winning mentality against a much weaker QPR side that has only managed a single win this season. QPR played well in their last encounter against Newcastle and were unlucky not to get a win. Shaun Wright Phillips was magnificent in his debut for QPR and would like to score a goal in this fixture to improve upon his last performance.
QPR have no injury worries for this game but Wolves might not have the services of striker Steven Fletcher who picked up a groin problem in the match against Tottenham last Saturday.
Being the home team Wolves would fancy their chances of winning this game. QPR on the other hand would like to avoid defeat and build on their draw against Newcastle in their last fixture.
Wolves Player to Watch: Doyle
QPR Player to Watch: Shaun Wright Phillips
Venue: Molineux Stadium
USoccers Prediction: Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 QPR
September 13, 2011 by Moiz Siddiqui · Comments Off
Final Score: Wolverhampton 0-2 Tottenham
Goal scorers: Adebayor (67th minute), Defoe (80th minute)
Wolverhampton: Roger Johnson, Hammill, Stearman
Tottenham: Walker, Parker
Man of the Match: Scott Parker
Tottenham Hotspurs got their campaign up and running with a fine 2-0 victory against Wolves. This win was their first in the new season and gave them much needed three points. Wolves on the other hand lost their first match of the season and had to give away their unbeaten run.
Tottenham started the match brightly and started attacking the Wolves goal from the onset. Luka Modric and the new signing Scott Parker were dictating the midfield and never allowed Wolves to gain any momentum in the game. The first half produced no goals but in the second half Adebayor, making his Tottenham debut, scored in the 67th minute to give Spurs the lead which was doubled 13 minutes later by Defoe.
Wolves were never in the game and were thoroughly outplayed. Spurs had the bulk of the chances and managed to win rather easily. Wolves had enjoyed a great start to the season thus far but were brought back down to earth by a brilliant display put on by the Tottenham team.
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is positive that this win is going to provide the spark for his team to get better results in their upcoming games. Wolves on the other hand would like to get over this defeat as early as possible.
September 9, 2011 by Moiz Siddiqui · Comments Off
Wolves come in to this game brimming with confidence on the back of two wins and a draw in their opening fixtures in the League. Spurs on the other hand have been going through a very rough patch. They ended up losing spectacularly to both Manchester clubs and find themselves at the bottom of the League table.
Tottenham badly need a win in this game to get themselves out of the bottom of the table and install some belief and confidence in the squad which has been demoralized due to the two crushing defeats which have raised questions about their top 4 challenge this year. Wolves are high on confidence and would love to get three points out of this fixture and pile more misery on Spurs.
Tottenham suffered a major setback with the injury to their influential attacking midfielder Rafael Van Der Vart. His absence is going to make it all the more difficult for Spurs to get something out of this game. Wolves do not have any injury concerns and manager McCarthy is looking forward to field the same team that did so well against Aston Villa in their last game before the International break.
Tottenham must win this game to keep their European dreams alive while Wolves would not be disappointed with a draw but would love to win the game and gain three precious points.
Wolves Player to Watch: Doyle
Tottenham Player to Watch: Bale
Venue: Molineux Stadium
Tottenham: Rafael Van Der Vart
USoccers Prediction: Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Tottenham Hotspurs
August 27, 2011 by Moiz Siddiqui · Comments Off
Aston Villa will welcome Wolves at the Villa Park in an unlikely top of the table clash. Both teams have made a positive start to the season with Wolves winning both their Premier League games while Villa winning one game and drawing the other.
There are no injury concerns for Alex McLeish while Ebanks Blake is the only notable absentee for Wolves.
Aston Villa were last beaten at Villa Park by Wolves and would like to take revenge while Wolves would be looking to repeat the history once again.
Aston Villa Player to Watch: Gabby Agbonlahor
Wolves Player to Watch: Matt Jarvis
Venue: Villa Park
Wolves: Sylvain Ebanks Blake
USoccers Prediction: Aston Villa 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
August 20, 2011 by Moiz Siddiqui · Comments Off
Wolves were quite lucky to avoid relegation last time around and would like to make a healthy start to the season. Wolves have no new injury concerns for this game with just Vokes, Guedioura and Edwards missing with long-term injuries.
Fulham were involved in European action in midweek and Jol would look to reshuffle his pack again for the weekend. Jol has two major players- Bjorn Helga Riise and Simon Davies- missing for this game.
Wolves would like to take the advantage of a tired Fulham team while Fulham would love nothing more than to silence the crowd at Molineux.
Wolves Player to Watch: Steven Fletcher
Fulham Player to Watch: Bobby Zamora
Venue: The Molineux
Wolves: Edwards, Sam Vokes, Guedioura
Fulham: Bjorn Helga Riise, Davies
USoccers Prediction: Wolves 0-0 Fulham
August 12, 2011 by Moiz Siddiqui · Comments Off
Blackburn and Wolverhampton clash again in a rematch of last season’s final day enthralling clash. Both the teams were in danger of getting relegated. However, Blackburn’s 3-2 win ensured them top-flight status while other results favoured Wolves as they also survived with only a single point between them and relegation.
Both teams would start afresh this season though. Wolves have spent heavily this season signing Jamie O’Hara, Dorus De Vries and solid centre back Roger Johnson. Roger Johnson was signed after stiff competition and has already been made club captain.
On the other hand, Blackburn lost their player of the season- Phil Jones- to Manchester United and hasn’t signed any notable replacement. The club finally dipped into the transfer market by snapping up Goodwillie and Radosav Petrovic.
Center backs Nelson and Samba both would be unavailable for Blackburn due to injuries which leaves Kean with limited options at the back. New signing Goodwillie would certainly play a role in the match. Kevin Doyle, Muyokolo, Sylvan Ebanks Blake, Duediora, Kightly and Foley are all injured or lacking match practice and won’t play. New signings Jamie O’ Hara and Johnson would however be heavily involved.
Both teams would want a successful beginning to their campaign in order to lay foundation for a season free from the rigors of fighting against relegation.
Wolves Player to Watch: Roger Johnson
Blackburn Player to Watch: Morten Gamst Pederson
Venue: Ewood Park
Form guide (last season):
Blackburn: Nelsen, Samba.
Wolves: Doyle, Guedioura, Edwards, Mouyokolo, Foley, Kightly, Ebanks Black (LMP)
USoccers Prediction: Blackburn 1-1 Wolves
August 10, 2011 by Moiz Siddiqui · Comments Off
Wolverhampton Wanderers had a really close shave as the club finished 17th last season just one spot above the relegation zones.
Star Man: Steven Fletcher
Fletcher was the best player for Wolves last season as he scored goals when the team needed the most. Wolves showed some good resilience at the back but had it not been for Fletcher’s goals, the club would be lying in the Championship this season. His goals will once be required if Wolves want to stay afloat this season.
One to Watch: Matt Jarvis
Jarvis collected the best player award for Wolves last season by dint of his magnificent and mercurial displays from the right-wing. It was his pace and skill which created most chances and was also on the end of some chances. He is certainly one to watch out this season.
Manager: Mick McCarthy
Mick McCarthy is awaiting another difficult season and a number of nail biting weekends would await him. He would like it if his team makes a good start as it would fend away any doubt about his future at the club.
Roger Johnson (Undisclosed from Birmingham City-Defender)
Dorus De Vries (Free Transfer from Swansea City- Keeper)
Jamie O’Hara (£ 5,000,000 from Tottenham Hotspurs- Midfielder)
Greg Halford (Undisclosed to Portsmouth)
Adriano Basso (Free Transfer to Hull City)
Roger Johnson is a rock and he will certainly add a lot to the Wolves team. He is a top-quality centre back and his addition will further strengthen the defence.
Likely Top Scorer:
Kevin Doyle remained quiet last season but he is certainly a very good player. Though Fletcher was the top scorer last season, Doyle may well regain his lost form this season to outscore his compatriot.
Possible Best XI:
Hennessey, Cristoph Berra, Roger Johnson, Stephen Ward, George Elokobi, Karl Henry, Nenad Milijas, Jamie O’Hara, Matt Jarvis, Steven Fletcher, Kevin Doyle
Predicted Finish: 15th
August 1, 2011 by Richard · Comments Off
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