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Crystal Palace

Championship

Molineux

02/10/2012

Attendance: 19,561

Referee: G Salisbury

WolvesCrystal Palace
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake 53Wilfried Zaha 67,73
Ikeme     Speroni    
Ward     Ward    
Johnson     Moxey    
Berra     Delaney    
Foley     82 Bolasie     62
Peszko     69 Garvan    
Henry     58 Blake    
Sako     Jedinak    
Doumbia     Williams     71
Ebanks-Blake     Zaha     88
Doyle     Murray    
Substitutes
De Vries     Price    
Stearman     Ramage     88
Batth     Parr     71
Edwards     82 O'Keefe    
Davis     58 Moritz     62
Forde     Goodwillie    
Sigurdarson     69 Wilbraham    
Game Statistics
14
Goal Attempts
13
6
On Target
6
11
Corners
5
1
Offside
2
10
Fouls
14
1
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
53
%
47

Writer:Akela
Date:Wednesday October 3 2012
Time: 9:32AM

Comments

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And now we've lost Peszko!
Patrickdoran
03/10/2012 09:44:00
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And now we've lost Peszko!
Patrickdoran
03/10/2012 09:44:00
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Players like Gedioura and Hammil could come in real useful in times like this. I hear Leigh Griffiths also knows his way to goal. Its a kick in the teeth but not the end of the world...5, heck even 4 games on the trot was much more than even the most optimistic fan was expecting ... I think though, we've had a bit of the rub in one or two of those games and we seriously need some strenght in depth ... Roll on January Transfer !! WE ARE WOLVES!!
AdMant
03/10/2012 09:54:00
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Players like Gedioura and Hammil could come in real useful in times like this. I hear Leigh Griffiths also knows his way to goal. Its a kick in the teeth but not the end of the world...5, heck even 4 games on the trot was much more than even the most optimistic fan was expecting ... I think though, we've had a bit of the rub in one or two of those games and we seriously need some strenght in depth ... Roll on January Transfer !! WE ARE WOLVES!!
AdMant
03/10/2012 09:54:00
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We only have ourselves to blame for the defeat. According to the official blog, we dominated play for long periods of the game with Sako constantly pumping pinpoint crosses into the box. Similarly, we squandered a number of good chances. Doyle, yet again went close on several occasions without netting. I'm not blaming him because he is not playing as a pure target man, a role he could not effectively perform any way. But, with Sako pinging them in we do need a player in the box who can latch onto the end of the crosses. It's no good reminiscing about the past and the fact that Fletcher would have scored a hat-trick, given the quality of the service, but rather we must seek to remedy this weakness. We clearly need a target man and unless there is someone out there, whom we can get on loan, the only person who remotely fits the bill is Nouble ... with all his shortcomings. Roll on January.
Southbank60
03/10/2012 10:08:00
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We only have ourselves to blame for the defeat. According to the official blog, we dominated play for long periods of the game with Sako constantly pumping pinpoint crosses into the box. Similarly, we squandered a number of good chances. Doyle, yet again went close on several occasions without netting. I'm not blaming him because he is not playing as a pure target man, a role he could not effectively perform any way. But, with Sako pinging them in we do need a player in the box who can latch onto the end of the crosses. It's no good reminiscing about the past and the fact that Fletcher would have scored a hat-trick, given the quality of the service, but rather we must seek to remedy this weakness. We clearly need a target man and unless there is someone out there, whom we can get on loan, the only person who remotely fits the bill is Nouble ... with all his shortcomings. Roll on January.
Southbank60
03/10/2012 10:08:00
0
I was at the game so this is my personal account. We completely dominated the game making Palace look very ordinary. Some of our interplay was the best I have seen for a long time at Molinuex. We looked comfortable in both defence and midfield. Yes..we were lucky.....deffo penalty shout for Palace. Zaha was their man of the match....what a great player and a stunning second goal. The first was offside which caught us out but given their penalty shout was nothing more than redressing the balance. Sako and Doumbia were magnificent. Henry was poor and I applauded Stales substitution because it was a brave move to take off your Captain, something MM would never have done. My big issue is that although I understand the possession football that Stale is trying to inject, the lack of any meaningful, decisive attacking purpose worries me. It's all very well dominating but if you don't score from your chances you always risk getting hit on the break. Palace had 2 chances and scored from both. We pass the ball around great but we seem unwilling to burst forward and pressure what was a poor defence. SEBs goal was almost laughable. No idea what their defender was thinking. We need to be able to balance domination with a real attacking threat. I agree SB and said so to my missus who attends with me.....had Fletcher been on he would have bagged a hatrick. I am happy with the changes, happy with the new boys but do feel we lack strength in depth outside of the obvious 11. We really must start to attack with a purpose or this kind of result will keep happening. A strange game really...I came away thinking....How did we lose that. But as stated....maybe 5 from 5 was a bit optimistic.
Rustmonkey
03/10/2012 10:52:00
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I was at the game so this is my personal account. We completely dominated the game making Palace look very ordinary. Some of our interplay was the best I have seen for a long time at Molinuex. We looked comfortable in both defence and midfield. Yes..we were lucky.....deffo penalty shout for Palace. Zaha was their man of the match....what a great player and a stunning second goal. The first was offside which caught us out but given their penalty shout was nothing more than redressing the balance. Sako and Doumbia were magnificent. Henry was poor and I applauded Stales substitution because it was a brave move to take off your Captain, something MM would never have done. My big issue is that although I understand the possession football that Stale is trying to inject, the lack of any meaningful, decisive attacking purpose worries me. It's all very well dominating but if you don't score from your chances you always risk getting hit on the break. Palace had 2 chances and scored from both. We pass the ball around great but we seem unwilling to burst forward and pressure what was a poor defence. SEBs goal was almost laughable. No idea what their defender was thinking. We need to be able to balance domination with a real attacking threat. I agree SB and said so to my missus who attends with me.....had Fletcher been on he would have bagged a hatrick. I am happy with the changes, happy with the new boys but do feel we lack strength in depth outside of the obvious 11. We really must start to attack with a purpose or this kind of result will keep happening. A strange game really...I came away thinking....How did we lose that. But as stated....maybe 5 from 5 was a bit optimistic.
Rustmonkey
03/10/2012 10:52:00
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Rustmonkey: in a sense your report, which confirms my view of the match, fills me with equal measures of hope and frustration. Hope because we are clearly playing better football than before and are dominating games. Frustration because we are not converting superiority into goals on the score-sheet. If I were an optimist, I would expect the situation to improve as the team gets used to playing together and the strikers and wingmen integrate their play to a greater extent. But, I think it will be difficult to find a bona fide, skilful target man within our ranks at the moment. It's also worrying that we are running out of wingers and left backs. It seems as though Zaha gave Ward the run around yesterday.
Southbank60
03/10/2012 12:26:00
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Rustmonkey: in a sense your report, which confirms my view of the match, fills me with equal measures of hope and frustration. Hope because we are clearly playing better football than before and are dominating games. Frustration because we are not converting superiority into goals on the score-sheet. If I were an optimist, I would expect the situation to improve as the team gets used to playing together and the strikers and wingmen integrate their play to a greater extent. But, I think it will be difficult to find a bona fide, skilful target man within our ranks at the moment. It's also worrying that we are running out of wingers and left backs. It seems as though Zaha gave Ward the run around yesterday.
Southbank60
03/10/2012 12:26:00
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