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August 28, 2019

Wolves’ Cup tie against Reading is a Portuguese managers’ reunion

Wolves have been drawn at home to Championship side Reading in the third round of the Carabao Cup – re-uniting Portuguese managers Nuno Espirito Santo and Jose Gomes. The Molineux men will take on the Royals during the week commencing September 23, in between the Premier League matches away to Crystal Palace and at home to Watford. Nuno’s second spell as a goalkeeper at Porto, from 2007-10, coincided with Gomes’s stint as assistant manager there from 2008-10, as part of Jesualdo Ferreira’s backrooom staff. But Nuno played only eight times in three seasons before calling time on his playing career…

Nuno insists Wolves are embracing their busy schedule

Nuno Espirito Santo insists Wolves’ players are embracing their busy schedule. Wolves face Torino at a sold-out Molineux on Thursday in their seventh game in 22 days and their fifth in 15. It is part of a hectic spell of nine in a month, with Everton away still to come in the Premier League on Sunday before the first international break. In addition, there has been plenty of travelling, with Wolves’ first eight games of the season played across four countries – England, Northern Ireland, Armenia and Italy. Nuno is expected to ring the changes again to rotate his squad…

Timewasting debate: ‘There’s nothing wrong in it’ – Dyche hits back at Wolves fans

Sean Dyche has hit back at criticism from Wolves fans accusing Burnley of timewasting, insisting their tactics are no different to other teams. Frustrated home supporters moaned after Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Molineux that Dyche’s Clarets had used any break in play to deliberately delay restarts. Fans in particular pointed out the time it took for goalkeeper Nick Pope to take kicks and the disruptions at throw-ins. One Wolves fan tweeted that he paid his money to watch 90 minutes, not 35 minutes, in criticism at Burnley allegedly slowing the game down. Burnley boss Dyche feels their approach is the…

No one safe as Vallejo vying for all Wolves defensive spots

Jesus Vallejo insists he is happy to challenge Conor Coady and Willy Boly for their places at Wolves – not just Ryan Bennett. The on-loan Real Madrid defender has played the last two Europa League games in place of Bennett on the right side of the defensive trio, but hasn’t yet made his Premier League debut. Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo has preferred Bennett for domestic games so far this season. “I’ve been very happy in my first month. I played in a three-man defence at Real Zaragoza and Eintracht Frankfurt,” said the 22-year-old. “At Wolverhampton, I tend to play…