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Wolves 5 - Millwall 0

Carling Cup Third Round

Molineux

20th September

Attendance: 7,749

Referee: Kevin Wright

Wolves
5 - 0
Millwall
David Edwards 3, Adam Hammill 7, George Elokobi 38, James Spray 77, Adlene Guedioura 88
 
 
Venue: Molineux
 
Attendance: 7,749
The Teams
Dorus De Vries
 
 
 
Steve Mildenhall
 
 
Matt Doherty
 
 
 
Jack Smith
 
 
Richard Stearman
 
 
 
Darren Ward
 
 
Christophe Berra
 
 
 
Tony Craig
 
 
George Elokobi
 
 
 
Jordan Stewart
 
 
Adam Hammill
 
 
86
 
James Henry
 
 
Adlene Guedioura
 
 
 
Nadjim Abdou
 
 
Nenad Milijas
 
 
 
Alan Dunne
 
 
Stephen Hunt
 
 
74
 
Hamer Bouazza
 
 
46
David Edwards
 
 
46
 
Dany N'Guessan
 
 
74
Sam Vokes
 
 
 
John Marquis
 
 
Substitutes
Wayne Hennessey
 
 
 
David Forde
 
 
Michael Kightly
 
 
46
 
Paul Robinson
 
 
Karl Henry
 
 
 
Darren Purse
 
 
Stephen Ward
 
 
 
Liam Trotter
 
 
Matthew Jarvis
 
 
86
 
Scott Barron
 
 
46
Jamie O'Hara
 
 
 
Aiden O'Brien
 
 
74
James Spray
 
 
74
 
Toby Alabi
 
 
Game Statistics
16
Goal Attempts
10
12
On Target
6
5
Corners
4
11
Fouls
8
0
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
60
%
40




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Writer: Akela Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 20 2011

Time: 10:43PM

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Adam Hammill must get a game soon...has to get a game soon! Of those I mentioned on other threads this week, in terms of who i'd like to see tonight, all three of them startedi.e AH,AG & NM...and the bonus of Edwards nicking one.Quite literally from Vokes, at least that's how it looked!Hammill looks a class act on the ball, always looking to be positive and get forward. Gued was safe and sound, nothing dramatic...until that screamer that out-shone Hammills belter of a free-kick. Milijas was too much in search of a hollywood pass, memories of Paul Cooke, in that regard. That isn't to say he was wasteful, he wasn't. A shorter pass to MF would have sufficed at times but, to be fair, his long passing usually found the mark, only unplayable by the time it landed, at times. Millwall were pretty much spectators so the defence were just keeping warm, most of the game. Stearman still managed a few mis-directed passes, though.Doherty seemed sound enough. Was content to play square balls to the CH's most of the time. Which is fine and dandy as far as i'm concerned. George had the odd bull-charge upfield, again virtually no defensive duties to perform but no mistakes of note, either.Always good to see youngsters score and Spray took his goal well. Looked strong and lively in the time he had. The regular MF's who appeard were totally out-shone by the "reserves" on show. Kightly looked as out of it as he has been doing in the league, so far. Only seemed interested in scoring himself, it seemed.All-in-all Wolves display was sound at the back (with very little for them to do) and dynamic and adventurous when the MF got hold of it. That'll do for now, eyes are starting to go a bit west. MM cannot pretend his chosen ones pick themselves now, with Hammill and Gued. both justifiably in the frame for a start at Anfield. Milijas, although not his best game tonight, really is class on the ball, too...but we new that.
all4divisions
Adam Hammill must get a game soon...has to get a game soon! Of those I mentioned on other threads this week, in terms of who i'd like to see tonight, all three of them startedi.e AH,AG & NM...and the bonus of Edwards nicking one.Quite literally from Vokes, at least that's how it looked!Hammill looks a class act on the ball, always looking to be positive and get forward. Gued was safe and sound, nothing dramatic...until that screamer that out-shone Hammills belter of a free-kick. Milijas was too much in search of a hollywood pass, memories of Paul Cooke, in that regard. That isn't to say he was wasteful, he wasn't. A shorter pass to MF would have sufficed at times but, to be fair, his long passing usually found the mark, only unplayable by the time it landed, at times. Millwall were pretty much spectators so the defence were just keeping warm, most of the game. Stearman still managed a few mis-directed passes, though.Doherty seemed sound enough. Was content to play square balls to the CH's most of the time. Which is fine and dandy as far as i'm concerned. George had the odd bull-charge upfield, again virtually no defensive duties to perform but no mistakes of note, either.Always good to see youngsters score and Spray took his goal well. Looked strong and lively in the time he had. The regular MF's who appeard were totally out-shone by the "reserves" on show. Kightly looked as out of it as he has been doing in the league, so far. Only seemed interested in scoring himself, it seemed.All-in-all Wolves display was sound at the back (with very little for them to do) and dynamic and adventurous when the MF got hold of it. That'll do for now, eyes are starting to go a bit west. MM cannot pretend his chosen ones pick themselves now, with Hammill and Gued. both justifiably in the frame for a start at Anfield. Milijas, although not his best game tonight, really is class on the ball, too...but we new that.
all4divisions
I only caught the sky text updates for last nights game but this seems to only endorse what you have stated above. Seems we have a number of much more talented and eager players om the fringes, but ThickMicks golden children will not be moved - I guarantee you all4, that the EXACT same team will be picked against pool on Saturday. And we will be murdered. If we are in the bottom 3 come Christmas and McMuppet does not bring in three defenders and atleast 1 striker and midfielder then the message from the club is clear...
AdMant
I only caught the sky text updates for last nights game but this seems to only endorse what you have stated above. Seems we have a number of much more talented and eager players om the fringes, but ThickMicks golden children will not be moved - I guarantee you all4, that the EXACT same team will be picked against pool on Saturday. And we will be murdered. If we are in the bottom 3 come Christmas and McMuppet does not bring in three defenders and atleast 1 striker and midfielder then the message from the club is clear...
AdMant
I'd almost agree about the likely selection for Anfield, AdMant. With the exeption of George. I think Wardy will play LB,which probably means one MF place up for grabs. I don't think he'll start with two up-front but it wouldn't surprise me in the least if he starts with the rest of them that started against Q.P.R.If he does start with Jarvo and KH, though, it'll be with AH and Gued ready to come on.Id start 4-5-1 with both of them on from the start. Jarvo and Henry benched.
all4divisions
I'd almost agree about the likely selection for Anfield, AdMant. With the exeption of George. I think Wardy will play LB,which probably means one MF place up for grabs. I don't think he'll start with two up-front but it wouldn't surprise me in the least if he starts with the rest of them that started against Q.P.R.If he does start with Jarvo and KH, though, it'll be with AH and Gued ready to come on.Id start 4-5-1 with both of them on from the start. Jarvo and Henry benched.
all4divisions
Ooops! That's 4-4-2..Jarvo on,KH on the bench. He doesn't win the ball anyway.
all4divisions
Ooops! That's 4-4-2..Jarvo on,KH on the bench. He doesn't win the ball anyway.
all4divisions
Nice report, A4D. It was a morale-boosting victory and it will keep the 'old lags' on their toes. I suspect that MM will not make wholesale changes for Saturday, except to add an extra midfielder. His choice will be interesting, given th eperformance of DE, AG and NM yesterday. Ward will replace GE at LB of course. What about Doherty for RB. When advocating the case for trying him out, I wrongly kept thinking of him as a LB. That's a pity because we're reasonable well provided for with RBs. Of course, we cannot get too carried away by the performance against a weak Championship side but it's very encouraging, nonethless.
Southbank60
Nice report, A4D. It was a morale-boosting victory and it will keep the 'old lags' on their toes. I suspect that MM will not make wholesale changes for Saturday, except to add an extra midfielder. His choice will be interesting, given th eperformance of DE, AG and NM yesterday. Ward will replace GE at LB of course. What about Doherty for RB. When advocating the case for trying him out, I wrongly kept thinking of him as a LB. That's a pity because we're reasonable well provided for with RBs. Of course, we cannot get too carried away by the performance against a weak Championship side but it's very encouraging, nonethless.
Southbank60
I do fear Milijas may well bail-out in January. If he doesn't it's, hopefully, because he's been seeing some action, rather than him staying for the salary. I'm sure there are plenty of European leagues that he'd cake-walk through.His obvious comfort on the ball is matched by his team-mates confidence in him. They wanted NM to have the ball, that's for sure.
all4divisions
I do fear Milijas may well bail-out in January. If he doesn't it's, hopefully, because he's been seeing some action, rather than him staying for the salary. I'm sure there are plenty of European leagues that he'd cake-walk through.His obvious comfort on the ball is matched by his team-mates confidence in him. They wanted NM to have the ball, that's for sure.
all4divisions
Even before the QPR game, I said it is time to bring on Milijas and Gued. And I gave the reasons. For me these two deserve a place in the starting eleven, only all the more so now. Not that that will put an end to the interviewers' long-standing question to MM: why does it happen?..along with MM's helpless reply: if only I knew the answer! I have been contemplating taking to the caves since there are no mountains on the Island, leave behind all books on human psychology, Western and Eastern, since they have both failed, take along only a mind devoid of all content whereupon the slightest whisper of an answer from the infinity of space may impinge- where else could the answer lie? If an answer is forthcoming, I promise to make it known, and to MM first of all. If not, it will mean that the question should not be asked at all, and I will advise interviewers accordingly. Yet, I for one will still be asking myself: why does it happen? Now wait for the Anfield game - Millwall was only a rehearsal.
lovesW
Even before the QPR game, I said it is time to bring on Milijas and Gued. And I gave the reasons. For me these two deserve a place in the starting eleven, only all the more so now. Not that that will put an end to the interviewers' long-standing question to MM: why does it happen?..along with MM's helpless reply: if only I knew the answer! I have been contemplating taking to the caves since there are no mountains on the Island, leave behind all books on human psychology, Western and Eastern, since they have both failed, take along only a mind devoid of all content whereupon the slightest whisper of an answer from the infinity of space may impinge- where else could the answer lie? If an answer is forthcoming, I promise to make it known, and to MM first of all. If not, it will mean that the question should not be asked at all, and I will advise interviewers accordingly. Yet, I for one will still be asking myself: why does it happen? Now wait for the Anfield game - Millwall was only a rehearsal.
lovesW
I hope you are right all4. The anger at only one signing was only just subsiding when I watchted that capitulation against qpr, at home as well... someone needs to set the fire up them again...
AdMant
I hope you are right all4. The anger at only one signing was only just subsiding when I watchted that capitulation against qpr, at home as well... someone needs to set the fire up them again...
AdMant
Don't worry AdMant, by the sounds of it lovesW is going to wander the earth like Kung Fu ,communing with nature and the cosmos, in search of enlightenment and the answers we seek!
all4divisions
Don't worry AdMant, by the sounds of it lovesW is going to wander the earth like Kung Fu ,communing with nature and the cosmos, in search of enlightenment and the answers we seek!
all4divisions
I too have noticed an increasingly philosophical tone in lovesW's posts recently even if I am not sure that contemplating the fortunes of WW is the place to find enlightenment. As a child of the 1960s I blame it on his hippy upbringing.
Southbank60
I too have noticed an increasingly philosophical tone in lovesW's posts recently even if I am not sure that contemplating the fortunes of WW is the place to find enlightenment. As a child of the 1960s I blame it on his hippy upbringing.
Southbank60
...and he still doesn't register on the league table either.
all4divisions
...and he still doesn't register on the league table either.
all4divisions
Okay all.........Why does it happen? No one has the answer, I am out to find out whether there could an answer in the first place. AdMant: it has nothing to do with the number of signings, it has to do with this constant inconsistency, or, we may say, with consistent inconsistency. There, Southbank! ...and replace that time machine of yours, IT belongs to the 60's. It does not befit a time lord ! I despised everything about the hippie movement and all that had to do with esapism in any form at the time, never had flowers in my hair, the odd flower power shirt I had I was given for my birthday. I was a mod not a rocker, but these beatniks fitted nowhere this side of the Atlantic. A4D: what of the earth? I am at the centre of Infinity as it is, so I am certainly seeking in the right place, the only right place, there is nowhere else to be, and wherever I choose to be I will be in the exact centre. As for my still not registering on the league table, we already have the answer to that, A4D!! What of it, I was never one out to make a name for myself..the only league table I am interested in is the PL one.
lovesW
Okay all.........Why does it happen? No one has the answer, I am out to find out whether there could an answer in the first place. AdMant: it has nothing to do with the number of signings, it has to do with this constant inconsistency, or, we may say, with consistent inconsistency. There, Southbank! ...and replace that time machine of yours, IT belongs to the 60's. It does not befit a time lord ! I despised everything about the hippie movement and all that had to do with esapism in any form at the time, never had flowers in my hair, the odd flower power shirt I had I was given for my birthday. I was a mod not a rocker, but these beatniks fitted nowhere this side of the Atlantic. A4D: what of the earth? I am at the centre of Infinity as it is, so I am certainly seeking in the right place, the only right place, there is nowhere else to be, and wherever I choose to be I will be in the exact centre. As for my still not registering on the league table, we already have the answer to that, A4D!! What of it, I was never one out to make a name for myself..the only league table I am interested in is the PL one.
lovesW
We dealt with footballing inconsistency in another thread but approached it from a psychological rather than a philosophical angle.Well, at least I did. It explains why, if on a subconscious level, teams perform poorly against teams they ought to beat (or at least have a chance of doing so). That's what I found encouraging about the game against Milwall. Instead of strolling through the game, believing they would win at a canter (and struggle), they made their superior class tell. If they can CONSISTENTLY tap into this energy and skill against the teams around them, they will not only survive but flourish.
Southbank60
We dealt with footballing inconsistency in another thread but approached it from a psychological rather than a philosophical angle.Well, at least I did. It explains why, if on a subconscious level, teams perform poorly against teams they ought to beat (or at least have a chance of doing so). That's what I found encouraging about the game against Milwall. Instead of strolling through the game, believing they would win at a canter (and struggle), they made their superior class tell. If they can CONSISTENTLY tap into this energy and skill against the teams around them, they will not only survive but flourish.
Southbank60
From what I have read on the game, and the apparent lack of passion from the team. I think you are spot on SB. There seemed to be a case of the team thinking something will happen as opposed to making it happen themselves. In a big game against bigger sides, players will raise their game to try and stand out. Its a case of being a follower or a leader, the leaders know who they are, and need to stand up every game!!
SUPERSPARKES
From what I have read on the game, and the apparent lack of passion from the team. I think you are spot on SB. There seemed to be a case of the team thinking something will happen as opposed to making it happen themselves. In a big game against bigger sides, players will raise their game to try and stand out. Its a case of being a follower or a leader, the leaders know who they are, and need to stand up every game!!
SUPERSPARKES
We started with a complacency about the match against QPR. SB mentioned on another thread, how we've capitalised, in the past two seasons, when teams thought they only had to show up against us to get the 3 points handed to them.As it turned out, not only did they outdo us for commitment and work rate, they had better players,more naturally comfortable on the ball, too. It would seem, not only did Wolves decide they didn't have to try very hard, they chose not to against a better team.With the inevitable outcome.
all4divisions
We started with a complacency about the match against QPR. SB mentioned on another thread, how we've capitalised, in the past two seasons, when teams thought they only had to show up against us to get the 3 points handed to them.As it turned out, not only did they outdo us for commitment and work rate, they had better players,more naturally comfortable on the ball, too. It would seem, not only did Wolves decide they didn't have to try very hard, they chose not to against a better team.With the inevitable outcome.
all4divisions
SS, we have got to do something about this posting at exactly the same time business!
all4divisions
SS, we have got to do something about this posting at exactly the same time business!
all4divisions
Right you go for top of the hour, i will go for the bottom of the hour!!
SUPERSPARKES
Right you go for top of the hour, i will go for the bottom of the hour!!
SUPERSPARKES
Spot on, A4D: complacency against a better team is bound to end in tears.
Southbank60
Spot on, A4D: complacency against a better team is bound to end in tears.
Southbank60
This is precisely it, SB. Serious now. On the psychological level, you have it right, I have it right, everyone else has it right...yet it has not been put right. If it could be put right, it would have been put right, because there have been more than enough opportunities for it to be put right. Every five or so games it happens, we are disappointed, and MM is baffled in addition to being disappointed. Only he CAN put it right, and I am sure that he would if he could, but, on his own admission, he has no answer as to why it happens, so how can he come up with the remedy when he knows nothing of the disease, notwithstanding the evidence of the symptoms. We ourselves, unlike MM, at least claim to have the answer as to why it happens, but that does not mean that we have the cure. Psychology, now philosophy...what about having the team chant a mantra during the pre-match collective hug? Who knows.... some clean, harmless white magic for a start, and nothing like a savages' Haka aimed to instil fear in the opponents, either;no, no, not even that far......yet, should even that fail, there remains only the other kind of magic we can resort to. And we have Merlin.
lovesW
This is precisely it, SB. Serious now. On the psychological level, you have it right, I have it right, everyone else has it right...yet it has not been put right. If it could be put right, it would have been put right, because there have been more than enough opportunities for it to be put right. Every five or so games it happens, we are disappointed, and MM is baffled in addition to being disappointed. Only he CAN put it right, and I am sure that he would if he could, but, on his own admission, he has no answer as to why it happens, so how can he come up with the remedy when he knows nothing of the disease, notwithstanding the evidence of the symptoms. We ourselves, unlike MM, at least claim to have the answer as to why it happens, but that does not mean that we have the cure. Psychology, now philosophy...what about having the team chant a mantra during the pre-match collective hug? Who knows.... some clean, harmless white magic for a start, and nothing like a savages' Haka aimed to instil fear in the opponents, either;no, no, not even that far......yet, should even that fail, there remains only the other kind of magic we can resort to. And we have Merlin.
lovesW
LovesW I love it, spot on! We are not the only sports team to suffer like this, all teams do. I wont go on about my other love Rugby, but you mention the Haka! It doesn't always work putting the fear of god into the opposition, but sometime it does. Who know, but I hope that you are right and Merlin can work his magic again!
SUPERSPARKES
LovesW I love it, spot on! We are not the only sports team to suffer like this, all teams do. I wont go on about my other love Rugby, but you mention the Haka! It doesn't always work putting the fear of god into the opposition, but sometime it does. Who know, but I hope that you are right and Merlin can work his magic again!
SUPERSPARKES
LovesW: are you beginning to wonder whether MM really can sort out our problems? Your opening passage, in which you deal with the reality of the situation, suggested otherwise. Then you went all spiritual and in this frame of mind repeated your belief in the white (haired) magic of the old sorcerer. I think it is time for you to come clean.
Southbank60
LovesW: are you beginning to wonder whether MM really can sort out our problems? Your opening passage, in which you deal with the reality of the situation, suggested otherwise. Then you went all spiritual and in this frame of mind repeated your belief in the white (haired) magic of the old sorcerer. I think it is time for you to come clean.
Southbank60
...but I have , SB. MM cannot sort out THIS problem (on his own admission, excuse the repetition of the phrase) which is THE problem. All other problems he has been sorting out for the past 5 years, by and by, tactics, formations, enlarging the squad to its present size, players 'for the future', from Championship to PL. This one nagging problem, the fear that it may strike at any moment with MM powerless to do anything to prevent it. SS assures me that we are not the only ones to suffer like this, but I have seen the Chelseas and the ManU's (non-)perform like this only once in a season, if at all, and not to such a degree, either, except in the case of the latter against Barca, but that is excusable because, to me at least, it was forseeable. As to magic, it was no belief or non-belief in MM I was refering to, only to the application of the practice itself, seeing that first team talk has obviously failed, psychology probably also, philosophy will surely follow, leaving only the esoteric as the only other avenue to explore. And should it come to that, who better than MM?. This is what I meant. I hope you and the rest have realised by now that all this deviation from pure football talk is just my way of taking my mind off that QPR match. Millwall was only CC. I promise to go mainstream again once the memory of it is overshadowed by a worthy PL display.
lovesW
...but I have , SB. MM cannot sort out THIS problem (on his own admission, excuse the repetition of the phrase) which is THE problem. All other problems he has been sorting out for the past 5 years, by and by, tactics, formations, enlarging the squad to its present size, players 'for the future', from Championship to PL. This one nagging problem, the fear that it may strike at any moment with MM powerless to do anything to prevent it. SS assures me that we are not the only ones to suffer like this, but I have seen the Chelseas and the ManU's (non-)perform like this only once in a season, if at all, and not to such a degree, either, except in the case of the latter against Barca, but that is excusable because, to me at least, it was forseeable. As to magic, it was no belief or non-belief in MM I was refering to, only to the application of the practice itself, seeing that first team talk has obviously failed, psychology probably also, philosophy will surely follow, leaving only the esoteric as the only other avenue to explore. And should it come to that, who better than MM?. This is what I meant. I hope you and the rest have realised by now that all this deviation from pure football talk is just my way of taking my mind off that QPR match. Millwall was only CC. I promise to go mainstream again once the memory of it is overshadowed by a worthy PL display.
lovesW
LovesW I hope for your sake that the performance is tomorrow, I just want to see the fight back in the team!
supersparkes
LovesW I hope for your sake that the performance is tomorrow, I just want to see the fight back in the team!
supersparkes
 

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