Vital Football

Latest Wolverhampton Wanderers News

Keep It Mean To Keep It Clean

Keep It Mean To Keep It Clean



In recent years Wolves haven't been known for their defensive strength, but that all changed with the appointment of manager Glenn Hoddle.

The team that once didn't so much leak goals in The Premiership as surrender to a deluge now have one of the best defensive records in The Championship.

And its that new found solidity that Rob Edwards thinks may hold the key against United.

'If you look back over the last 10-15 games we haven't conceded all that many goals,' said Edwards.

'We conceded a couple against Reading and a couple against Coventry which was particularly disappointing.

'But we've also kept a fair few clean sheets and that has to be good news going in to face an attack like Manchester United's.'

Rob's place in the starting line up is by no means a foregone conclusion. But he is hoping that whoever makes a start, they continue stand firm as a unit, and not present the game to United on a plate

'Whoever is selected at the back, our aim has to be to try and get another clean sheet or at least make it as hard for United as we can.

'We must make sure we don't gift them anything and that if they do score they have had to earn it.'

The fans who inhabit Wolverhampton are never the easiest to please. Having known greatness in the past, there is a tangible desire within the Molineux faithful to see Wanderers take their place once again in the nations elite.

And their performance on Sunday could be just as important as the teams.

'I'm sure the fans will be up for it and it will be a great atmosphere right from the start.' said Rob

'We'll have to keep our concentration and keep things tight for the first spell because the last thing you want to do against a team like United is concede an early goal.'

No one is under any illusions regarding the size of the task Wolves are undertaking. But that doesn't mean Wolves will be playing with a stomach full of fear.

It's an opportunity to show what the team's really capable of, and its one Rob hopes Wolves can enjoy.

'Obviously it's a massive test but we're all really looking forward to it because it's a chance for us to see how we cope against one of the best teams in Europe.'

It's been nearly half a century since that was said of Stan Cullis' Wolverhampton Wanderers.

But on Sunday they have the best chance for a long time to prove they can still mix it with the greats.

Writer:
Date:Saturday January 28 2006
Time: 12:34PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Wolves Articles

Officials - Wolves v Cardiff (1/4/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Cardiff City this Saturday.

Foreign Owners - An Outsiders View - Competition

Sportswriter Bob Holmes has taken a look at the rise of foreign ownership in the English game and as well as acknowledging the often aired thoughts of the fans, he's also...

Premier League Free Agents 2017

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should the club have an interest in any of the following free transfers from Premier League oppositions?

EFL Awards 2017 Shortlists Revealed

The Football League have now confirmed the shortlists for the awards categories for this years EFL Awards.

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)

Fulham MotM
Suggested By:
Ikeme2%
Coady0%
Batth4%
Hause0%
Doherty0%
Evans0%
Edwards4%
Costa58%
Cavaleiro16%
Marshall0%
Weimann8%
Sub-Dicko0%
Sub-Saiss4%
Sub-Saville4%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Wolves Results (view all)

Wolves Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Cardiff City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Nottingham Forest (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Bristol City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 14 2017 5:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Leeds United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.johnwolf3
2.peterwolf611
The Vital Football Members League