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Clive’s autograph hunt 

14 Jun 17

I do hate an illegible autograph so when Clive sent me this a few weeks back asking for help identifying the culprits, I was keen to help.

Changing faces 

6 Jun 17

So, what have I missed? Embed from Getty Images Apologies for the lack of commentary on the Paul Lambert saga, but truth be told I didn’t think it was worth interrupting my once a year holiday over what could have been nothing more than…

A dangerous triangle 

30 May 17

Am I the only one concerned by the current events in WV1? The cautious optimism that followed our final day win over Preston has been superseded by the gut- wrenching fear that Wolves are about to commit the same mistakes as 2016 – namely …

The Bloggers’ Ball 2017 

12 May 17

To all those who attended and survived…I salute you.

Wolves 1 Preston North End 0 

8 May 17

After finishing last season in midtable with 58 points there was insatiable appetite for change.

Wolves Vs Preston North End Preview 

5 May 17

Nearly there.

Derby County 3 Wolves 1 

30 Apr 17

Quite a few people pointed out I’d incorrectly named Andreas Weimann in my preferred XI to this game, despite the fact he was ineligible against his parent club.

Derby County Vs Wolves Preview 

28 Apr 17

Central midfield is the issue.

Bloggers Ball 2017 – Final Update 

27 Apr 17

A final update on the Bloggers Ballbash on the 6th May.

Wolves 0 Huddersfield Town 1 

26 Apr 17

Since their jubilant arrival in sunny Wolverhampton last summer, our Chinese owners have often spoke about the size and potential of the club and the importance of returning it to the Premier League sooner rather than later.

Wolves Vs Huddersfield Town Preview 

24 Apr 17

The good news is this can’t possibly be any worse than Saturday.

Wolves 0 Blackburn Rovers 0 

23 Apr 17

I said to Paul Lambert back in November that we should adopt Jurgen Klopp’s ‘entertainment first’ philosophy.

Wolves Vs Blackburn Rovers Preview 

20 Apr 17

Be honest, would you take a defeat to see Blues sucked into the bottom three? Embed from Getty Images Now we’re out of the brown stuff ourselves, what else is there to play for? For the third preview straight I’ll mention beating…

Leeds United 0 Wolves 1 

18 Apr 17

If you can’t have your own party, you might as well ruin someone else’s.

Leeds United Vs Wolves Preview 

16 Apr 17

Wolves have managed to achieve yo-yo club status without leaving the division.

Wolves 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 2 

15 Apr 17

At least the ‘supporter experience’ away from the pitch is slowly changing for the better, with a master-blaster missile launcher sending T-shirts high into the stands for fans to clamber over empty seats for.

Wolves Vs Brighton & Hove Albion Preview 

13 Apr 17

I think we’re safe from relegation.

Looking back to move forward 

12 Apr 17

Losing so subserviently to a relegation candidate would usually be enough to provoke an angry tweet or two, if not a call to Franksy on Radio WM, in any given season.

Bloggers Ball 2017 – Update 

11 Apr 17

Just a quick update folks.

Bristol City 3 Wolves 1 

9 Apr 17

Paul Lambert thinks we’re better than this performance.

Bristol City Vs Wolves Preview 

7 Apr 17

Only Wolves could lose five matches in a row and then reel off five consecutive wins.

Wolves 1 Nottingham Forest 0 

5 Apr 17

With four wins in succession, a dizzying Helder Costa goal still fresh in the memory and an eminently winnable fixture against Nottingham Forest ahead, the walk along Waterloo Road had never felt so breezy.

Wolves Vs Nottingham Forest Preview 

3 Apr 17

Different teams present different challenges in this league, which is why you can never be sure about the result from one game to the next.

Wolves 3 Cardiff City 1 

2 Apr 17

Perennial sore loser Neil Warnock said this result owed more to luck and refereeing decisions than anything Wolves accomplished.

Wolves Vs Cardiff City Preview 

31 Mar 17

It would be nice to cancel out those five straight league defeats with five straight victories.

Bloggers Ball 2017 

29 Mar 17

It is nearly that time again.

Fulham 1 Wolves 3 

19 Mar 17

What a difference two weeks can make.

Fulham Vs Wolves Preview 

17 Mar 17

I do think Wolves have better players than every other team in the bottom half of the league.

Brentford 1 Wolves 2 

15 Mar 17

Performance and result – finally.

Brentford Vs Wolves Preview 

13 Mar 17

Perhaps I’ve been a little hypocritical.

Wolves 1 Rotherham United 0 

11 Mar 17

We won.

Wolves Vs Rotherham United Preview 

9 Mar 17

We have to win this game.

Ipswich Town 0 Wolves 0 

8 Mar 17

When you’re celebrating a point at Ipswich Town – while frantically checking the results of Wigan Athletic, Burton Albion and their implications for the bottom three – then you know your season has plunged to new depths.

Ipswich Town Vs Wolves Preview 

7 Mar 17

Where did it all go wrong? Embed from Getty Images After victory at Anfield and winning so convincingly at Barnsley a few days later, even the most pessimistic among us wouldn’t have foreseen five straight league defeats.

Reading 2 Wolves 1 

5 Mar 17

Yesterday’s game drew neither the fanfare or headlines to match Haye v Bellew but like other recent defeats was reminiscent of your average boxing match.

Reading Vs Wolves Preview 

2 Mar 17

We’re in deep doo-doo.

Wolves 1 Birmingham City 2 

25 Feb 17

I’m still trying to land on the most disappointing thing about this poxy defeat.

Wolves Vs Birmingham City Preview 

23 Feb 17

15 games to go and we probably need to win at least a third of them.

Wolves 0 Chelsea 2 

19 Feb 17

There was as much to lament as admire about this gutsy performance against the best team in the land.

Wolves Vs Chelsea Preview 

16 Feb 17

You never want to fight with a long term love on Valentine’s Day but Tuesday was a serious test of our relationship.

Wolves 0 Wigan Athletic 1 

15 Feb 17

Anyone reading the programme notes of Kevin Thelwell and Danny Batth who didn’t know better would think Wolves are a club riding an upward trajectory towards the upper echelons of the Championship.

Wolves Vs Wigan Athletic Preview 

13 Feb 17

Please don’t lose this one Wolves.

Wolves 0 Newcastle United 1 

12 Feb 17

In summarising QPR’s home defeat to Huddersfield yesterday, Ian Holloway was only too happy to offer up his usual soundbite for the boys in the press office.

Wolves vs Newcastle United Preview 

10 Feb 17

I really didn’t see us losing at Burton.

Remembering Rachael Heyhoe Flint 

8 Feb 17

As a youngster with just one parent to navigate me through those choppy waters of adolescence, my dear old man decided that the pen was mightier than the sword.

Burton Albion 2 Wolves 1 

5 Feb 17

I never thought I’d begin any piece of writing by paraphrasing the mildly annoying American rock band Paramore but the lyric ‘that’s what you get when you let your heart win’ seems appropriate for this particular report.

Burton Albion Vs Wolves Preview 

3 Feb 17

Momentum is huge in football and right now we’re hurtling along.

Barnsley 1 Wolves 3 

1 Feb 17

Typical of Wolves to go to Barnsley on a miserable Tuesday evening and lose… Embed from Getty Images …After an FA Cup win at Anfield, a £13 million record signing and a genuinely fresh-thinking season ticket offer, these last four days have…

Barnsley Vs Wolves Preview? 

31 Jan 17

Is there really a match tonight? Embed from Getty Images After Saturday’s legal high and the mouthwatering prospect of Chelsea’s visit to Molineux in the next round, can there be a more stark contrast? But regroup we must as there…

Liverpool 1 Wolves 2 

29 Jan 17

The last great FA Cup away day for me was back in 1998 when Don Goodman scored the only goal at Elland Road in an unforgettable quarter final victory.

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