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Wolves 1 - Crystal Palace 2

Championship

Molineux

02/10/2012

Attendance: 19,561

Referee: G Salisbury

Wolves
1 - 2
Crystal Palace
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake 53
 
Wilfried Zaha 67,73
 
Venue: Molineux
 
Attendance: 19,561
The Teams
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




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Writer: Akela Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday October 3 2012

Time: 9:32AM

Your Comments

And now we've lost Peszko!
Patrickdoran
And now we've lost Peszko!
Patrickdoran
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I do wonder how Sako and Nouble would work together.
Patrickdoran
I do wonder how Sako and Nouble would work together.
Patrickdoran
The fact that Nouble is being touted as some sort of resolution worries me... Surely we have a recall on Griffiths ?
AdMant
The fact that Nouble is being touted as some sort of resolution worries me... Surely we have a recall on Griffiths ?
AdMant
Absolutely, AdMant, and on both counts. While putting forward Nouble's name, I do so with great misgivings but he is the only possible target man in the squad. How tall is Cassidy? Similarly, I have long pointed out how prolific a scorer Griffiths has been in the Scottish PL and surely, given the service he would receive from Sako, he would be able to net a few for us.
Southbank60
Absolutely, AdMant, and on both counts. While putting forward Nouble's name, I do so with great misgivings but he is the only possible target man in the squad. How tall is Cassidy? Similarly, I have long pointed out how prolific a scorer Griffiths has been in the Scottish PL and surely, given the service he would receive from Sako, he would be able to net a few for us.
Southbank60
I said to the missus last night that it was a shame Nouble wasn't on the bench. We needed a tall strong target man. I wish we would have gone in for Kenwye Jones....he would have lapped up Sakos crosses.
Rustmonkey
I said to the missus last night that it was a shame Nouble wasn't on the bench. We needed a tall strong target man. I wish we would have gone in for Kenwye Jones....he would have lapped up Sakos crosses.
Rustmonkey
We need to sign Doumbia asap too before he gets poached by Arsenal.
Rustmonkey
We need to sign Doumbia asap too before he gets poached by Arsenal.
Rustmonkey
kenwyne Jones was the first name I thought of too.
gregory house
kenwyne Jones was the first name I thought of too.
gregory house
 

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