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April 2019

Wolves can make the top six next season – if they splash the cash

Wolves have been backed to gatecrash the top six next season – provided they splash the cash, according to pundits Alvin Martin and Ray Parlour. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have taken many by surprise this season with the relative eas in which they have settled into the Premier League. Wolves are sitting in seventh place with two games left, in stark contrast to their opponents this Saturday who they were promoted with – relegated Fulham. Wolves spent around £70m last summer while the Cottagers splashed out £100m, yet have struggled around the drop zone all season before being sentenced back…

Future is Sky Blue for Wolves cub Bright?

Wolves forward Bright Enobakhare has caused a stir among Coventry City fans after posting a selfie on social media with the message ‘I’m staying’, complete with a sky blue heart. The 21-year-old has been a star of Coventry’s push for the League One play-offs and many of their supporters took the message to mean he will be rejoining Mark Robins’s squad again next season, either on loan again or permanently. Enobakhare has lit up the second half of the season for the Sky Blues, helping the club go agonisingly close to making the play-offs with some impressive performances and six…

Nuno nominated for manager of the month

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo has been nominated for the Premier League Manager of the Month award after guiding Wolves to three wins in April. Manchester United, Arsenal and Watford were all beaten during the month to continue Wolves’ charge for seventh spot in the Premier League. Wolves also drew 0-0 against Brighton and lost at Southampton and to Watford in the FA Cup semi-final. Nuno will be aiming to win the award for the second time this season after earning it in September when he made history as the first Wolves boss to receive the award, on the…

Wolves will spend big again this summer – Crouch

Peter Crouch claims Wolves will spend big this summer to ensure their hold over the top six continues. Wolves have surprised many in the football world this season with the ease in which they have adapted to the Premier League. With two games to go, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are three points clear in seventh spot and will claim the final Europa League place if they remain in position and Manchester City win the FA Cup. The club splashed out around £70m last summer in readiness for their return to the top flight, adding Rui Patricio, Jonny Otto, Joao Moutinho,…

Wolves’ record breaker remains humble – Nuno

Nuno Espirito Santo has paid tribute to Raul Jimenez, insisting he remains ‘humble’ despite becoming Wolves’ record scorer in a Premier League season. Jimenez overtook Steven Fletcher’s total from 2011-12 when he scored his 13th league goal of the season in Saturday’s 2-1 win at Watford. The 27-year-old has netted 17 goals in all competitions this term, his first season in England. Wolves will make the Mexico international their £32m club record signing this summer when his loan from Benfica becomes a permanent deal. Head coach Nuno maintains that Jimenez is grounded, despite the huge success he has enjoyed since…

Wolves U23s are confirmed as champions

Wolves Under-23s have been confirmed as Premier League 2 Division Two champions. Rob Edwards’s side effectively won the only automatic promotion place on Friday night when they came from 2-0 down with nine minutes to go to beat Manchester United 3-2 at Leigh Sports Village. Southampton were then the only team who could catch them but they needed to beat Sunderland by 12 clear goals tonight in their final game of the season to overhaul them. Saints won 5-1, meaning Wolves will be joining the elite next season. Wolves pipped the south coast side on goal difference – theirs is…

Raul’s wrestling mate agrees to come to Wolves for Fulham game

WWE wrestler Sin Cara has agreed to a request from Wolves managing director Laurie Dalrymple to come to Molineux for the final home game of the season. The wrestling star, who is called Jorge Arias but goes by the name Sin Cara in the ring, has developed a connection with Wolves after giving striker Raul Jimenez a specially customised mask with Wolves logo on it, traditionally worn for bouts. Jimenez briefly donned the headgear when he celebrated his goal in the FA Cup semi-final defeat to Watford at Wembley three weeks ago. The Wolves striker was criticised by Watford captain…

Watford’s Deeney stands by ‘loser’ comments to Wolves star Raul

Troy Deeney has used his column in the Watford programme to stand by his ‘loser’ comments about Wolves striker Raul Jimenez. The Watford captain, who missed the 2-1 defeat to Wolves on Saturday as he completed his three-match ban, called Jimenez a ‘loser’ for celebrating his goal in the FA Cup semi-final against them by briefly wearing a mask, but the Hornets had the last laugh by winning 3-2 in extra-time. Jimenez gained some revenge by scoring at Vicarage Road and admitted he brought along a mask to celebrate, but revealed the Wolves’ backroom staff didn’t have it to hand…

Foster vows Watford will continue to hunt Wolves down

Ben Foster insists Watford will continue to chase Wolves down in the race for seventh spot. Seventh-placed Wolves are four points ahead of Watford with two games left after beating them 2-1 at Vicarage Road on Saturday. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side entertain relegated but in-form Fulham this Saturday before going to Liverpool for what could be a title decider on the final day. Watford got to Chelsea before hosting West Ham, while Leicester, who are eighth and three points behind Wolves, go to Manchester City before playing Chelsea at home. “It is hugely disappointing to lose the game in the…

Europe or not, it’s been a great season for Wolves – Jota

Diogo Jota insists Wolves have had a great season whether they get into Europe or not. Wolves remain seventh, three points ahead of Leicester, who climbed to eighth after beating Arsenal 3-0 at home on Sunday. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are four points ahead of Everton and Watford in ninth and 10th places respectively after Saturday’s 2-1 win at Vicarage Road. The club finishing seventh will qualify for the Europa League if Manchester City beat Watford in the FA Cup final. “Leicester have gone eighth in the table, so we’re just going to wait and see what we can do…