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Stoke

Premier League

Molineux

17th December

Attendance: 24,684

Referee: Anthony Taylor

WolvesStoke
Stephen Hunt pen 17 Kevin Doyle og 58, Peter Crouch 70
Wayne Hennessey     Thomas Sorensen    
Ronald Zubar     Jonathan Woodgate     19
Roger Johnson     Robert Huth    
Christophe Berra     Ryan Shawcross    
Stephen Ward     Marc Wilson    
Matthew Jarvis     Ryan Shotton    
Nenad Milijas     75 Dean Whitehead    
Karl Henry     Glenn Whelan     83
Stephen Hunt     80 Etherington     87
Steven Fletcher     Peter Crouch    
Kevin Doyle     75 Jonathan Walters    
Substitutes
Dorus De Vries     Asmir Begovic    
George Elokobi     Kenwyne Jones    
Richard Stearman     Ricardo Fuller     87
Ebanks-Blake     75 Jermaine Pennant     19
Adam Hammill     80 Matthew Upson    
Adlene Guedioura     75 Cameron Jerome    
Anthony Forde     Wilson Palacios     83
Game Statistics
10
Goal Attempts
8
5
On Target
4
7
Corners
5
8
Fouls
11
2
Yellow Cards
4
0
Red Cards
0
59
%
41

Writer:Akela
Date:Saturday December 17 2011
Time: 5:43PM

Comments

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I was at the game and the stats speak volumes. We dominated the first half. They got a right royal lucky break with the free kick that wasn't and the immediate wicked deflection. Second goal was on the break and taken well. After the second, our heads dropped a bit. Shame really because on the whole I thought we played very well......sadly no points to show for it. I'm sure people will have different opinions but I thought we looked ok. Jarvo had a great first half and defensively we looked tighter than at any point this season. Onwards and upwards....Norwich next. Up the Wolves
Rustmonkey
17/12/2011 19:06:00
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It was the proverbial game of two halves. If Hunt had crossed to Fletcher instead of shooting, we would have been 2-0 up and flying. We didn't turn up in the second half and the goal which Stoke scored from a wrongly awarded free kick (RJ clearly won the ball) was all they needed to turn up the pressure. Perhaps Ward should have intercepted the cross before it reached Crouch for the second goal but by then we were always going to lose. I am so disappointed. The only positive aspect of today's matches is the failure of Bolton and Blackburn to obtain a point and the fact that Wigan only gained a point against Chelsea. Mind you, the Wigan result indicated that we cannot expect them to go quietly. We have to gain three points on Tuesday. If not, MM has to go.
southbank60
17/12/2011 20:19:00
0
A game of two halves. One deflection and the second on the break does not alter the fact that Stoke turned the match in the second half, not just on the score sheet but on the field of play. MM's counter-measures were ineffective. Tony Pulis seems to be the magician.
lovesW
17/12/2011 20:22:00
0
..we must have been writing at the same time, Southbank.
lovesW
17/12/2011 20:24:00
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When all said and done I think we need fresh ideas,if not a change in coach then someone to come in and assist with some new input,clearly what we have now is not working. I feel that we have not improved since we came up,we are simply 'treading water',we have got away with it so far but I fear if we let things stay as they are we will not get away with it again this year. I, along with all the others who blog on here no doubt?, am getting fed up of writing the same comments,but that is because we can all see that its the same problems cropping up week after week. I think we need a genuine goal scorer,Doyle is a good player who has lost his form but he's never going to score a lot,that is what seperates the mid table clubs from the bottom ones,they have a goalscorer. Also the wide men have the talent but the final ball/cross is so poor,I fear for Merlin,I think Tuesday could be it,he's got the result when needed before but I dont know if beating Norwich on tuesday will be enough,if he does'nt win I think it will be the end for sure.UTW.
Crete Wolf
17/12/2011 21:00:00
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Once again weather it was a game of two halves it just goes to show our lnability to keep a clean sheet. Which is the biggest worry of all the game turned on its head when the ref did not send Woodgate of eleven against ten Wolves would have won.MM has been promised funds in jan has said he wants players in at begining of jan not the last day hopefully will buy one or two and loan a couple as long as their the ones we need.
kiawolves
17/12/2011 21:10:00
0
Watch the site poll this week!, I have a feeling the stats will change a little!. Remember though if Merlin goes who will replace him?,I would still prefer someone new to come in and assist with the coaching,Merlin has taken all the flak,I think its time Coco went and takes his clipboard with him!. Back to the game,commentators blamed Hennessy for the first goal,that was I thought harsh,it took a huge deflection and wrong footed him,Ward was caught out by Crouch but thats what you get for ten million pounds!.January tip for the transfer market,you pay peanuts you get monkeys. Rather than buy rubbish,would be better to loan but just found out we are only allowed one loanee from the premiership in January window!,oh well we are used to trolling the championship for monkeys!.UTW.
Crete Wolf
18/12/2011 07:31:00
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Crete Wolf i think its two loanees but have to be from different teams in the PL. Think we played realy well and the ref changed the game with some bad decisions.MM should stay get the players in he wants in Jan then let him be judged we are scoreing goals only once in last 7-8 matches not scored that was against chelsea its the defence and to a certain degree the midfield thats the problem.I think if we could get Onounho of MC Gardener of Sunderland and Diame of Wigan we would be alot more solid thats only my opinion.Anyone have suggestions on who we should go for in jan who would make a difference.
kiawolves
18/12/2011 08:43:00
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Kiawolves: we played well in the first half but fell apart in the second period. So much for MM's mid-match pep talks! What happened to Jarvis? Without decent crosses (and they are still few and far between) Fletcher cannot operate effectively. After the second goal we lost heart ... unlike Wigan who managed to secure a late equalizer against CHELSEA. Where were our vaunted fighting qualities? Even so, we were lucky as results elsewhere favoured us. Thank you WBA. On Tuesday only a win is acceptable.
southbank60
18/12/2011 10:20:00
0
SB i agree we fell apart in the second half but the ref changed the game when he did not send of woodgate which would have made all the difference then gives a free kick which wasnt like i said we need reinforcements to help change things if we cant beat Norwich on tuesday it could be curtains.
kiawolves
18/12/2011 10:35:00
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