Sunday, March 9, 2014

Wolves Marching On

March has been good for Wolves so far. Two local derbies and two 3-0 wins. The first came on the first of March against a sorry Port Vale side at Molineux and the second against Walsall at the Banks' Stadium.

Nouah Dicko has scored a brace in each game with Bakary Sako scoring the other goal in each of the contests. A flourishing partnership indeed. Dicko has now scored 7 goals in 7 games for the new signing. 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Wolves Sting Bees

Brentford’s last league defeat came on 12 October and that meant 19 games without defeat going into today’s top of the table clash with third placed Wolves. The Midland side went to Griffin Park and made light work of their opponents.

Brentford were the better side in the opening stages of the game but it was Wolves who had the first real opening of the match as Dicko fired straight at the Brentford keeper when through on goal. The first half did not produce any clear-cut chances, but Wolves took the lead just before half-time when James Henry scored with a curling ball from a Kevin McDonald's pass.

In the second half, Forshaw and Judge both went close to putting the Bees on level terms with long-range efforts that went just wide. But Michael Jacobs finished off a terrific Wolves counter-attack before striking the third into the top corner. Then in the 85th minute, Jacobs slid the ball underneath an oncoming Button against the run of play before striking from the edge of the area to seal Wolves’ sixth successive win.

Wolves vs. Brentford: 1st vs. 3rd

Wolves take on leaders Brentford are unbeaten in the League since October. In the reverse fixture, Brentford emerged from the reverse fixture with a goalless draw, but another clean sheet could prove a tall order as Wolves, who sit third, have scored 12 times in five consecutive wins.

 BBC preview.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Wolverhampton Wanderers look set to enter an all new Premier League B division.

Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has revealed plans to scrap the current Under-21 league format and create a new B League. The B league will be an Under-23 division with four over age players allowed in the squad. The entrants will involve all the teams currently in the Under-21 league, with category one Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP).

Scudamore's plan is to broadcast games from the main club stadiums, giving the division a more competitive edge.

"The Under-21 League isn`t where it needs to be in terms of meaningful competition. The challenge of developing English talent to play in the Premier League is how do you get them from Under-18s into first-team squads? It`s such a huge leap. You have to have the transition phase, the 'professional development phase`. The minute you call it 'Under-21` people think it`s no use. It needs a better name. We need proper kick-off times, using main stadiums - anything to create an experience more like the first team so it doesn`t come as such a shock." said Scudamore.

Jacobs' Crackers

Michael Jacobs scored two cracking goals to give Wolves a 2-0 win over struggling Notts County. This was Wolves' 5th consecutive win in a run that has seen Jackett's boys score 12 goals and conceded a solitary goal. This has helped Wolves climb into second place with three points from 3rd placed Leyton Orient and also become League 1's best goal difference overtaking the same team.

For his first goal, Jacobs capitalised on Wolves' bright start to head in his first from Scott Golbourne's left-wing cross. He made it two with a 25-yard strike. Wolves had a succession of misses in a game where they had 11 shots on target. Bakary Sako was twice denied by Notts keeper Bartosz Bialkowski, while Nouha Dicko fired wide from 10 yards.