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2019

Right time for Wolves to take a break – Hibbitt

  Kenny Hibbitt believes it’s the right time for the Wolves players to take a break so they can come back refreshed for the run-in. The Wolves legend travelled with the fans on Tatter Travel coaches to watch yesterday’s 3-1 defeat at Southampton. Hibbitt believes the whole squad look jaded after yesterday, combined with the effects of losing the FA Cup semi-final after extra-time to Watford the week before. The players and staff have now jetted off for a warm weather training camp in Marbella. They return on Thursday, before returning to action on Saturday for the visit of Brighton.…

Wolves boss Nuno: ‘We were very poor’

Disappointed Nuno Espirito Santo departed for Wolves’ trip to Marbella admitting his side produced a ‘very poor performance’ after they lost 3-1 at Southampton. Wolves conceded an early goal for the second successive away game in the Premier League when Nathan Redmond netted after just 94 seconds. Although Willy Boly equalised, Redmond restored Saints’ lead within two minutes before substitute Shane Long made it three for the hosts. “It was a very poor performance,” said Nuno. “Our defensive organisation was very bad. We made mistakes from the beginning of the game. We weren’t able to control. Mistakes happen, and we…

Southampton 3 Wolves 1 – match report

Southampton 3 Wolves 1 Wolves’ recent struggles on the road continued as they were punished by Southampton for failing to take their chances. Nathan Redmond’s brace sandwiched Willy Boly’s equaliser and former Albion striker Shane Long poured salt into Wolves’ wounds with Saints’ third late on. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are now winless in their last five Premier League trips as they missed the chance to regain seventh spot after Leicester tripped up against Newcastle last night to stay ahead on goals scored. After losing back-to-back league games on the road for the first time this season, Wolves will welcome…

Prove you are winners – message from Wolves boss Nuno

Nuno Espirito Santo has challenged Wolves to prove they are winners as they look to bounce back from their FA Cup blow. The entire Wolves family was saddened by the huge disappointment of last week’s semi-final defeat to Watford after extra-time. Head coach Nuno gave the players a few days off to recover and try to clear their heads before resuming training to prepare for today’s trip to Southampton. But he wants them to use the feeling to win something in the future. “If you truly want to win things, you have to work harder and harder in training,” said…

Nuno: Why I made Wolves’ Wembley subs

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has explained his thinking behind his substitutions in the FA Cup semi-final last week – and admitted he never thought the tie would go to extra-time. Nuno’s changes sparked plenty of debate on social media, with many questioning why he replaced Ruben Neves and Diogo Jota with Ryan Bennett and Ivan Cavaleiro in the 86th and 89th minutes respectively with Wolves 2-1 ahead. But the Molineux head coach insists he had no regrets over his decisions over those who came off the bench. Troy Deeney’s equalising penalty forced extra-time and substitute Gerard Deulofeu grabbed his…

Wolves boss Nuno defends Raul mask wearing as ‘cultural’

Nuno Espirito Santo has defended Wolves striker Raul Jimenez for wearing his mask. The £32m club record signing donned the WWE wrestling headgear after netting the second goal to put Wolves 2-0 ahead against Watford in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Sunday, before the team lost 3-2. Watford captain Troy Deeney called Jimenez ‘a loser’ while Hornets legend Luther Blissett said it was ‘disrespectful’ and said he should ‘get another job if he wanted to be a cartoon character’. The criticism of Jimenez sparked a huge reaction on social media, leading to Deeney closing down his Instagram account…

Nuno won’t allow Wolves to do an Albion – Eves

Mel Eves insists Wolves will not do a West Brom and hit the beaches after their FA Cup semi-final disappointment – because Nuno won’t allow it. Wolves return to Premier League action tomorrow when they go to Southampton aiming to get over their Wembley heartache last week when they lost 3-2 to Watford after extra-time. Albion collected just five points out of a possible 36 from their last 12 matches in 2016-17, losing nine of them, after hitting 40 points on February 25. League Cup winner Eves, an FA Cup semi-finalist in 1981 and regular summariser on Wolves on BBC…

Saints boss reckons Wolves as hard to beat as Liverpool or Spurs

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhüttl insists Wolves will be as difficult to beat as Liverpool or Tottenham this weekend. Wolves return to Premier League action at St Mary’s tomorrow aiming to bounce back from their FA Cup semi-final defeat to Watford on Sunday. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have posted mixed results in the league recently, with two wins, three draws and two defeats from their last seven, while they have taken two points out of their last 12 on the road. Saints have won three and lost four during the same spell – including 2-1 at home to Spurs and a…

Wolves FPA dinner: Karl’s spat with Barton, Daley’s big regret and Denno on gaffers

  It was a night of rich on memories, revelations and laughs. From Karl Henry on falling out with Joey Barton to Steve Daley being tapped up in a lift by Bobby Robson and Ally Robertson’s tale of the team beating Burnley in a drinking game, there was no shortage of tales at the Wolves Former Players Association’s annual dinner last night. All were fascinating to anyone of a gold and black persuasion, and the trio, prompted by Wolves fanatic and the excellent host from Sky Sports TV, Johnny Phillips, held over 200 guests spellbound with their stories of life…

Richards: Wolves will be at the top for years to come

  John Richards has declared his belief that Wolves will be competing at the top level for many years to come. Richards was addressing around 220 supporters including 25 former players in his new role as vice-chairman of the Wolves Former Players Association in Molineux’s Hayward Suite last night. Richards, the club’s former record goalscorer, spoke of his pride at the achievements of the current team, and of his desire to move on from the blow of missing out on the FA Cup final last weekend after the 3-2 defeat to Watford at Wembley. “I would like to say at…