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It's a sign of how far we have come says Stearman

Richard Stearman wasn't going to be taking any negatives from the game against Spurs.

The Wolves man had put in a solid shift and was many peoples pick for man of the match.

'Losing 2-0 is not the result we wanted but all we can do is take the positives from the game,' said Stearman to Wolves Official Website after the game.

He added: 'It shows how far we've come that we're so disappointed to lose against a team which was in the Champions League last season.'

Wolves held out for the best part of 70 minutes but eventually were undone first by Emmanuel Adebayor and then by Jermain Defoe.

Vital Wolves Comment: It of course means the unbeaten run is over, which is a shame but was never realistically going to last anyway!

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The Journalist

Writer: Akela Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 13 2011

Time: 10:00AM

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I agree with Stearman that we have improved since the end of the last season ... and no-one has made more progress than he has. However, as MM reminded us after the match, we do not want to be remembered as plucky losers. We want to win such games, especially when we create enough chances to do so. On Saturday, perhaps we lacked a certain amount of self-belief and did not take decisive enough action. I noted a number of occasions when good approach work came to nought because of dithering, a misaimed or mistimed pass, lack of vision or movement off the ball, or poor control. Henry's run and shot indicates what is possible. We can do it: let's go for it (without being daft, of course).
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13/09/2011 10:47:00

I agree with Stearman that we have improved since the end of the last season ... and no-one has made more progress than he has. However, as MM reminded us after the match, we do not want to be remembered as plucky losers. We want to win such games, especially when we create enough chances to do so. On Saturday, perhaps we lacked a certain amount of self-belief and did not take decisive enough action. I noted a number of occasions when good approach work came to nought because of dithering, a misaimed or mistimed pass, lack of vision or movement off the ball, or poor control. Henry's run and shot indicates what is possible. We can do it: let's go for it (without being daft, of course).
Southbank60
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13/09/2011 10:47:00

I am sure that the belief will come with more games, the International break did us now favours, the big test will come this weekend against one of the new teams. We need to be beating them well. I really can see us beating all three teams home and away this season, and we really do need to!
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13/09/2011 10:59:00

I am sure that the belief will come with more games, the International break did us now favours, the big test will come this weekend against one of the new teams. We need to be beating them well. I really can see us beating all three teams home and away this season, and we really do need to!
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13/09/2011 10:59:00

I hope so, supersparkes. I viewed the QPR -v- NU match last night and QPR looked a decent team, one that will improve as the new players gell. Regarding the International break, it did us no favours as a a team but individual players benefited from having games to hone their skills and sharpen up. Watching Fletcher's lacklustre performance on Saturday, I thought that a run-out in the Scottish team would have done him good.
Southbank60
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13/09/2011 11:36:00

I hope so, supersparkes. I viewed the QPR -v- NU match last night and QPR looked a decent team, one that will improve as the new players gell. Regarding the International break, it did us no favours as a a team but individual players benefited from having games to hone their skills and sharpen up. Watching Fletcher's lacklustre performance on Saturday, I thought that a run-out in the Scottish team would have done him good.
Southbank60
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13/09/2011 11:36:00

I just hate the international break at this time in the season, teams need to be together! But you are probably right, aparently though according to the B&S Fletcher could be a doubt for Saturday. I agree that QPR wern't bad, but NU sat back and let them play. Windy night in London I think that they went for the point.
supersparkes
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13/09/2011 11:53:00

I just hate the international break at this time in the season, teams need to be together! But you are probably right, aparently though according to the B&S Fletcher could be a doubt for Saturday. I agree that QPR wern't bad, but NU sat back and let them play. Windy night in London I think that they went for the point.
supersparkes
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13/09/2011 11:53:00

Seeing as how you mentioned him,SB,my mind on Fletch is far from made up.Like a lot of people, I thought the fee paid for him was extraordinarily high.Last season,of course,injury interrupted.This season, hopefully, we'll get to see a whole lot more of him.
all4divisions
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13/09/2011 11:56:00

Seeing as how you mentioned him,SB,my mind on Fletch is far from made up.Like a lot of people, I thought the fee paid for him was extraordinarily high.Last season,of course,injury interrupted.This season, hopefully, we'll get to see a whole lot more of him.
all4divisions
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13/09/2011 11:56:00

The thing is SF is an out and out striker in my mind, whereas KD is a fetcher and carrier. But is does seem that the service to them was lacking. If they can both stay injury free then I think we will see the best of both of them this season!!
supersparkes
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13/09/2011 16:06:00

The thing is SF is an out and out striker in my mind, whereas KD is a fetcher and carrier. But is does seem that the service to them was lacking. If they can both stay injury free then I think we will see the best of both of them this season!!
supersparkes
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13/09/2011 16:06:00

We seem to have gone off topic here, Poor old RS, shall we talk about him again! I think he is a much improved player since he came to the club, and is far beter than his first year in the Prem, where he looked dodgy as, at the back. Well done, and he is right the squad have come on compared to where they were when we were promoted.
supersparkes
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13/09/2011 16:10:00

We seem to have gone off topic here, Poor old RS, shall we talk about him again! I think he is a much improved player since he came to the club, and is far beter than his first year in the Prem, where he looked dodgy as, at the back. Well done, and he is right the squad have come on compared to where they were when we were promoted.
supersparkes
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13/09/2011 16:10:00

Much as RS, as also the rest of the defence, has improved, the negative point I saw was the insufficient fight and bite in midfield. Spurs got the upper hand there eventually and the pressure told, then the clinical finishing of their strikers did the rest. I sense the entry of Guedioura as imminent as a corrective measure by MM, but as for the lack of vision.....how to get Milijas in the team? In the case of both players, the question is (even to myself) instead of whom?
lovesW
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13/09/2011 16:34:00

Much as RS, as also the rest of the defence, has improved, the negative point I saw was the insufficient fight and bite in midfield. Spurs got the upper hand there eventually and the pressure told, then the clinical finishing of their strikers did the rest. I sense the entry of Guedioura as imminent as a corrective measure by MM, but as for the lack of vision.....how to get Milijas in the team? In the case of both players, the question is (even to myself) instead of whom?
lovesW
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13/09/2011 16:34:00

Well, lovesW, we could do it if we operated a 4-5-1 formation ...
Southbank60
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13/09/2011 17:04:00

Well, lovesW, we could do it if we operated a 4-5-1 formation ...
Southbank60
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13/09/2011 17:04:00

Now SB there is a debate! I think that Guedioura in place of Henry, and Milijas should be pushing JOH for a spot. The midfield is good as we have a lot of options, hopefully not too many.
supersparkes
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14/09/2011 12:28:00

Now SB there is a debate! I think that Guedioura in place of Henry, and Milijas should be pushing JOH for a spot. The midfield is good as we have a lot of options, hopefully not too many.
supersparkes
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14/09/2011 12:28:00

I too would like to see Guedioura in place of KH - we have to produce more from the midfield.
astraltrader
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14/09/2011 18:06:00

I too would like to see Guedioura in place of KH - we have to produce more from the midfield.
astraltrader
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14/09/2011 18:06:00

Not sure Gued is a defensive enough player. I would rather have him and joh just in front of Karl in a 4 5 1 if Fletch is unfit
OLDGOLD
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14/09/2011 21:12:00

Not sure Gued is a defensive enough player. I would rather have him and joh just in front of Karl in a 4 5 1 if Fletch is unfit
OLDGOLD
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14/09/2011 21:12:00

Oldgold: you're right about Guedioura's defensive capabilities. He has the potential to develop into an effective enforcer but at the moment he is rather rash. On the other hand, he offers far more than Henry going forward, even if Karl surprised us all on Saturday with a great run and shot. So, I suppose one has to weigh up the respective qualities offered by the two players: a good enforcer with poor distribution and who is prone to dither, or a more dynamic midfielder, who will tackle, make forward runs and shoot on sight but who might dive in precipitously and leave a gaping hole behind him.
Southbank60
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14/09/2011 23:18:00

Oldgold: you're right about Guedioura's defensive capabilities. He has the potential to develop into an effective enforcer but at the moment he is rather rash. On the other hand, he offers far more than Henry going forward, even if Karl surprised us all on Saturday with a great run and shot. So, I suppose one has to weigh up the respective qualities offered by the two players: a good enforcer with poor distribution and who is prone to dither, or a more dynamic midfielder, who will tackle, make forward runs and shoot on sight but who might dive in precipitously and leave a gaping hole behind him.
Southbank60
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14/09/2011 23:18:00

You are never going to get every base loaded. I think with AG coming back, it will push KH harder! If you have AG in the JOH will cover for him, or should wehn he goes forward. With KH and JOH they seemed a little reluctant to burst through from midfield during the Villa game, not surprissing as we were away from home. The thing is now we are looking at smaller points compared with having gaping holes in the team.
SUPERSPARKES
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15/09/2011 15:42:00

You are never going to get every base loaded. I think with AG coming back, it will push KH harder! If you have AG in the JOH will cover for him, or should wehn he goes forward. With KH and JOH they seemed a little reluctant to burst through from midfield during the Villa game, not surprissing as we were away from home. The thing is now we are looking at smaller points compared with having gaping holes in the team.
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