Vital Football

Latest Wolverhampton Wanderers News

Kightly makes long awaited return

Kightly makes long awaited return

Wolves went to St James' Park with the one of aim of dragging Newcastle United into the relegation battle.

A win for Wolves would have brought them within a point of us, instead Kevin Nolan, Shola Ameobi and Peter Lovenkrands gave Newcastle a 3-0 lead within 5 minutes of the second half starting to basically push Newcastle past the invisible safety line of 39 points.

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake got us a consolation, while Jonas Gutierrez made it 4-1 in the 90th minute.

The result leaves us 19th with 7 games to play, but with the bottom 11 clubs separated by 7 points, any club which can string a back-to-back wins together will probably survive.

The problem is the last time we strung a couple of wins together was in pre season when we beat Hearts and Athletic Bilbao!

In the league you have to look back to December 2009.

But there was one highlight to take from the game and that was the return of Michael Kightly.

Kights made an appearance on 53 minutes when he replaced Adam Hammill.

It was his first senior appearance for 16 months.

"The operations seem to have done the trick - I should have had them done a year ago but that`s just hindsight and I`m just happy to be back.' he told the Express & Star.

He continued: "There`s still a lot of football to play so it would be nice for me to help the lads stay in this league.

"Everyone at the club has stuck by me and we`ve come through the other side now.

"I`m trying to concentrate on getting as many minutes as I can on the pitch."

Vital Wolves Comment: Since Doyle was injured on international duty we have been running a front page poll asking who we should select to play in his place.

Mick went with Sylvan Ebanks-Blake against Newcastle, but what did our users think?:

48% agreed with the decision to pick Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, Steven Fletcher took 43% of the vote, Stephen Ward took 6%, while the some-one else option took 3%.

Tell us what you think

As well as joining in on the forum and article comments below, you can also write an article to appear on our site!

This website is 100% by the fans and we are always looking for people to get involved. If this interests you please contact Vital Wolves.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Akela
Date:Monday April 4 2011
Time: 4:17PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Wolves Articles

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (22/2/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for 2016/17.

Wolves are overdue a gift

Wolves seem to have had more than their share of refereeing decisions go against them this season

Football League - Fixture Day & 2017/18 Key Dates

The Football League have released the key dates for the coming 2017/18 season, and the all important fixtures will be released on Wednesday June 21 at 9am.

Lambert - Chelsea Proved What's Possible

Wolves' FA Cup run might have ended against Chelsea on Saturday but we pushed the Premier League leaders all the way in front of the watching Fosun president.

Archived Vital Wolves Articles

Vital Wolves articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Wolves
Write For Vital Wolves
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

FAC - Chelsea MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Ikeme2%
Coady6%
Batth6%
Hause25%
Doherty0%
Edwards6%
Price37%
Saville6%
Costa6%
Bodvarsson6%
Weimann0%
Sub - Wilson0%
Sub - Saiss0%
Sub - Ronan0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 32 22 3 7 69 37
2 Brighton 32 20 8 4 68 28
3 Huddersfield 32 20 4 8 64 8
4 Reading 33 18 6 9 60 5
5 Leeds Utd 33 18 4 11 58 11
6 Sheff Wed 33 17 7 9 58 10
7 Fulham 32 14 10 8 52 17
8 Norwich 33 15 6 12 51 11
9 Barnsley 33 14 7 12 49 4
10 Preston 33 13 10 10 49 4
11 Derby County 32 13 9 10 48 7
12 Cardiff 33 13 6 14 45 -2
13 Ipswich 33 10 11 12 41 -7
14 Brentford 32 11 7 14 40 0
15 Q.P.R. 33 11 7 15 40 -10
16 Birmingham 33 10 10 13 40 -14
17 Aston Villa 32 8 12 12 36 -8
18 Forest 33 10 6 17 36 -12
19 Wolves 31 9 8 14 35 -4
20 Burton 33 9 8 16 35 -13
21 Bristol City 32 9 5 18 32 -6
22 Wigan 33 7 9 17 30 -10
23 Blackburn 31 7 8 16 29 -13
24 Rotherham 33 4 5 24 17 -43
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Wolves Results (view all)

Wolves Fixtures (view all)

Feb 24 2017 7:45PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Huddersfield Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Ipswich Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 14 2017 7:45PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.johnwolf3
2.Telford Wolf1
Vital Football Comment