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March 2019

Wolves trio start for Portugal alongside Ronaldo

All three of Wolves’ Portugal internationals started as the European champions were held to a frustrating goalless draw in their opening Euro 2020 Group B qualifier against Ukraine. Goalkeeper Rui Patricio played the full game and Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho featured for 62 minutes and 87 minutes respectively in Lisbon. Wolves’ other player in the squad, Diogo Jota, will have to wait a while longer for his first full cap after being an unused substitute. The big plus for Portugal was the return of superstar Cristiano Ronaldo after he missed the past six internationals following Portugal’s exit from the…

Nuno says he is happy at Wolves amid Chelsea link

Nuno Espirito Santo insists he and Wolves are on a journey together after reports linked him with the manager’s job at Chelsea. The Portuguese head coach is currently with his family in his homeland before returning after the weekend, but reports have placed him on a two-man shortlist with Derby manager Frank Lampard to replace Maurizuo Sarri at Stamford Bridge. Sarri, 60, is under pressure to ensure Chelsea finish in the top four to qualify for the Champions League and they are currently sixth, three points behind fourth-placed Arsenal. The Italian’s position was undermined by goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga’s refusal to…

Edwards urges Wolves U23s to return to winning ways

Wolves Under-23s coach Rob Edwards has urged his side to return to winning ways as they seek to cement their place at the top of Premier League 2 with today’s trip to Newcastle (12 noon ko). Wolves went top following a 3-1 win against promotion rivals Southampton at Molineux a week last Monday, only to suffer defeat to Derby in the Premier League Cup last weekend. Edwards and his squad head to Blue Flames Ground (Northumberland FA), Newcastle knowing they face a tough task to maintain their position. Newcastle are one of the form teams after seven wins in their…

Dendoncker ‘sent out message to Belgian football’ – Martinez

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez believes Wolves midfielder Leander Dendoncker played ‘like a regular’ in his side’s opening Euro 2020 qualifying campaign 3-1 win over Russia. Martinez was full of enthusiasm for Dendoncker’s display, declaring he ‘sent out a clear message for Belgian football’. Chelsea’s Eden Hazard was again the stand-out performer at King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels after the captain scored twice in their opening Group I qualifier. But while showing appreciation for Hazard, Martinez also reckons the performances of Dendoncker, who won his seventh cap, and Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans – who scored the other – offered plenty of encouragement…

How Wolves can be all-white in the Cup – here’s the proof

Wolves will be hoping it will be all white on the night at Wembley – and they have some history to prove it. The Molineux side will wear their traditional change kit for the semi-final against Watford on April 7 after losing the toss of a coin at the FA’s headquarters. Wolves have never worn anything but gold and black at the national stadium – but they have won in the FA Cup wearing white on at least five occasions, and there is television footage to prove it. Back in January 1971, they beat Norwich 5-1 at the third round…

How Wolves fans can find out their loyalty points, and sit together

Wolves fans have been asking www.wolvesbitecom how can find out their loyalty points so they know when to their tickets for the FA Cup semi-final against Watford at Wembley. We have had this prompt response from Dave Wood, the club’s supporter liaison officer: “Supporters can view their loyalty points by logging in to their Wolves Account at www.wolves.co.uk and then heading to the ticketing site. “The loyalty points total will then be displayed in the top left hand corner of the ticketing site. “Alternatively, supporters can call the ticket office on 0371 222 1877 calls will be charged at a…

Wolves U23s coach Edwards: ‘Nuno’s made my job so hard’

Wolves Under-23s coach Rob Edwards admits he and his staff must raise their game to to produce players for the first team become their success has made it ‘unbelievably hard’. Edwards’s side are currently top of Premier League 2 with four games to go and Elliot Watt, Pedro Goncalves, Ryan Giles, Niall Ennis and Benny Ashley-Seal have all made fleeting steps up to the senior level this season from the Under-23s. But only England Under-19s midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White – whose rise has been described as ‘freakish’ by Edwards – has established himself as a regular in the senior squad. Providing…

Wolves’ Dendoncker plays full part in Belgium win

Wolves midfielder Leander Dendoncker played the full 90 minutes as Belgium beat Russia as they began their road to Euro 2020 with a 3-1 victory over their Group I rivals tonight. Chelsea’s Eden Hazard scored twice for the World Cup semi-finalists to spare the blushes of former club-mate Thibaut Courtois. Leicester’s Youri Tielemans’ low shot gave Belgium a 14th-minute lead. Two minutes later goalkeeper Courtois gave the ball away under pressure from Artem Dzyuba and Denis Cheryshev slotted in. But just before the break it was 2-1 when Hazard converted a penalty before he slotted in a late third. Belgium…

Wolves to wear white at Wembley

Wolves will wear their all-white away kit in the FA Cup semi-final against Watford. A toss of a coin took place today at the FA to decide who would wear their home kit at Wembley on April 7 as both teams play in similar colours, and Watford won. Wolves have won all their post-War trips to Wembley, winning the FA Cup in 1949 and 1960 there, the League Cup in 1974 and 1980, Sherpa Van Trophy in 1988 and the Premier League trip against Tottenham in December. But they have lost their last four FA Cup semi-finals, in 1973, 1979,…

Coady: Wolves’ success is down to Nuno

Captain Conor Coady insists all the credit for Wolves’ remarkable rise should go to boss Nuno Espirito Santo. Wolves are into the FA Cup semi-final where they will play Watford at Wembley on April 7, while they are seventh in the Premier League after winning the Championship title last season. Coady himself was transformed from a defensive midfielder to a sweeper by Nuno and the skipper believes the success of the club is down to the head coach. “We’re all enjoying it, over the last two years since the manager came in he’s really changed the direction of the club,”…