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Wolves Preview - Feb 2nd, home

Wolves Preview - Feb 2nd, home

This weekend sees some lot called Wolverhampton Wanderers roll into town, dunno who they are, but thank god they aren`t that lot that visited last weekend! Oh, hang on, they are…

What Wolves did last weekend was frankly rude. It was, in everyday terms, the equivalent of arriving at a special occasion, uninvited then proceeding to trash the place in a matter of minutes. Five to be precise; but not even stopping there, continuing to trash the place until such a point the authorities were called. Pretty rude don`t you think? Time to teach these punks a lesson…

Just in case the Old Bill recognize them a second time, Mick McCarthy, head honcho of this house-trashing organization will be able to call on several new recruits. David Edwards joined the club a fortnight ago and has settled into his new home well, notching on his Wolves debut against Scunthorpe. Having joined from Luton, the former Shrewsbury midfielder will be guaranteed and even more hostile reception, independent of his looting potential…

Sylvain Ebanks-Blake is another who has joined the Golds recently having left Plymouth Argyle in a deal worth around 1.2million. Having been raised at Old Trafford [the best looting training facilities in the country] he joined the Pilgrims for just 200k, rejecting Watford at the same time. His Wolves career has seen him notch twice in his first three starts so he will be a danger for definite.

Also joining in the transfer window was Kevin Kyle who didn`t enjoy a particularly successful spell in Coventry. A Scottish international, the 6`3" forward was snapped-up on-loan having been frozen out by Iain Dowie. Having grabbed a goal on his Sky Blues debut against former club Sunderland [conveniently then managed by Mick Mc.] Kyle has struggled for fitness and form and this will be grateful for the chance to re-establish himself.

Finally, another one-time Hornets target, George Elokobi arrived at Molinuex. A powerful full back, Elokobi can also play at centre half, but after the departure of Jamie Clapham, is likely to start his Wolves career down the left. His competition for that place is another former Mackem, Neill Collins who has impressed since his transfer from the Stadium of Light. Michael Gray could also be in line for a re-call having sat out the Cup clash last week. Again, the Sunderland link continues as Gray made over 300 league starts for the Wearside club in a spell lasting the best part of a decade. Since then he has been unable to settle down having spells at Celtic, Blackburn and Leeds.

The defence is strong; Kevin Foley, Rob Edwards and former Hornet Darren Ward provide further options for McCarthy, but it us up front the Midlander`s come into their own.

Stephen Elliot also joined Wolves from Sunderland this Summer after a few successful years on Wearside. His move was largely motivated by the chance to work with Mick McCarthy again. Elliot managed to add to his goal tally for the season against Watford, as did Andy Keogh who added another two goals to his fairly modest 11 goals for Wolves.

Providing further competition up front, as if it was needed, former Perugia, Charlton, Blackburn, Coventry and Arsenal. Although he has struggled at the highest level, the 6`3" forward settled in well last term scoring nine goals in the process. The increased competition this term means that he has even fewer, just the three in fact.

Freddy Eastwood rounds off the attacking options for McCarthy although he is being linked with a move to Q.P.R at the end of the season - poor kid, lives in a caravan, could be plying his trade for a dumpster of a club soon…

Quantity? Check. Quality? Check. Lower in the league? Check. On poor run? Check.
Winnable? [Very] Check.

Wolves XI
Hennessey; Foley, Edwards, Ward, Collins; Kightly, Olofinjana, Edwards, Jarvis; Keogh and Ebanks-Blake.

Watford XI
Lee; Doyley, Bromby, DeMerit, Sadler; Smith, Williamson, Eustace, McAnuff; Ellington and John.

Recent Meetings
0708: Wolves 1-2 Watford
0506: Wolves 1-1 Watford
Watford 3-1 Wolves
0405: Wolves 0-0 Watford
Watford 1-1 Wolves

Come on you 'Ornssss!




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Writer:wfc123
Date:Friday February 1 2008
Time: 5:33PM

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