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April 4, 2019

Wolves can challenge for Champions League next season – Raul

Raul Jimenez believes Wolves can challenge for the Champions League next season. The £32m club record signing made the bold claim that Nuno Espirito Santo’s side can gatecrash the top four at the press conference called to announce his permanent signing from Benfica, after signing a four-year deal. Wolves are currently seventh in the Premier League and in the FA Cup semi-finals this Sunday when they face Watford, but more investment on top of the £165m Fosun have spent on transfers is expected in the summer. “This is our first time in the Premier League for a while, but we…

Raul relishing chance to follow Wolves famous No 9s

Raul Jimenez wants to make more history wearing Wolves’ famous number nine shirt. The £32m club record signing was unveiled today after his loan from Benfica became permanent and he signed a four-year contract. He as paraded in his number nine Wolves shirt. Numerous players who have worn the number in gold and black have become Molineux terrace idols through the decades – from Dennis Westcott in the late 1930s and 40s, Roy Swinbourne and Jimmy Murray from the glorious, all-conquering 1950s teams, Derek Dougan in the late 1960s, John Richards in the 70s, Andy Gray in the early 80s,…

Raul signs for £32m and says: Wolves move feels like home

Raul Jimenez says making his £32m move to Wolves permanent was easy because it feels like home and a privilege. The 27-year-old was officially unveiled as a full-time Wolves player this lunchtime in front of a packed media room at Compton after signing a four-year deal in a club record move from Benfica. Talks have been ongoing for some weeks to turn the Mexico international’s season-long loan into a permanent move after his hugely impressive impact as the club’s 15-goal top scorer. His move again smashes the club transfer record, which was the £18m paid for Adama Traore in August…

Wolves fans only pubs around Wembley

Some 11 pubs or premises have been set aside for Wolves fans only areas around Wembley Stadium before Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against Watford. Wolves have an allocation of 34,300 tickets on the East side of the stadium and all the establishments are located on that side of the ground. Wolves FC Police @Wolves_WMP, the Force Football Unit for West Midlands Police, have tweeted: “Wolves fans attending Wembley on Sunday the following pubs are all on the East side and are for Wolves: The Torch, Crock Of Gold, Blue Check Cafe, Crystal Club, The Parish, Sports Bar Double 6, The…

A father and son divided by Wolves and Watford

A father and son can’t lose between them in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley this Sunday – because one supports Wolves and the other Watford. Scott Mathers, 40, and his nine-year-old son Oliver, from Bridgnorth, are both football mad. The only trouble is Scott is a boyhood Watford fan, and Oliver follows Wolves. Both are Wolves season ticket holders in the Billy Wright Stand and have seats in the East side of Wembley with the 34,300-strong gold and black following. Scott’s Watford ties go back to his teens. Born in Luton – the town whose football team are arch…

Diogo Jota insists Wolves are better with J Force

Diogo Jota believes his partnership with Wolves’ new record signing Raul Jimenez proves two is better than one. Jota and Jimenez – whose £32m permanent signing from Benfica is set to be announced by Wolves today – have been on fire since they were paired together as a duo for the 2-1 win over Chelsea on December. The J-force duo have bagged 20 goals between them since head coach Nuno Espirito Santo tweaked his formation from 3-4-3 to 3-5-2 before Christmas. “Football always reinvents and people always find ways to find solutions and we found ours. It is working at…