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Wolves former partner club FC Jumilla goes bust

Wolves’ recent partner club FC Jumilla have gone bust. Reports claim the club, based in south-east Spain, ceased trading after losing a court case against former captain Jorge Perona, who sued after they failed to pay social security costs following the termination of his contract in 2017. The Spanish club, who were founded in 2011 but relegated to Segunda División B Group 4 – the fourth tier – last season, took nine Wolves youngsters on loan last term before the partnership ended during the summer. Wolves chairman Jeff Shi later said it was a ‘pilot scheme’ for link ups with…

Nuno prescribes hard work remedy to cure Wolves’ ills

Nuno Espirito Santo has prescribed Wolves a hard work remedy to cure their defensive ills. Saturday’s 5-2 defeat at home to Chelsea means Wolves have shipped eight goals in their last two games. They are still searching for their first Premier League win of the season after going six top-flight matches without a victory to equal their worst run under Nuno. The loss was the biggest under the Portuguese and the club’s heaviest in three years, since a 4-0 reverse to Barnsley in September, 2016. Individual errors have accounted to huge parts in most of those eight goals conceded in…

Bennett’s axing down to ‘profile and shapes’ – Wolves boss Nuno

Nuno Espirito Santo put his axing of Ryan Bennett down to ‘profile and shapes’ after Wolves crashed to a 5-2 defeat to Chelsea. Head coach Nuno dropped Bennett to hand Jesus Vallejo his Premier League debut as one of two changes to his back three with Willy Boly suspended but it all went wrong on the day the club celebrated 130 years of Molineux. Wolves suffered their biggest defeat under the Portuguese and their heaviest for three years. Tammy Abraham scored a hat-trick and Fikayo Tomori one as Wolves trailed 3-0 at the break then 4-0 before Romain Saiss and…

Wolves 2 Chelsea 5 analysis: Amid so many familiar faces, this was an unfamiliar Wolves display

Wolves 2 Chelsea 5 On a day when some of the most familiar names of the five decades returned to Molineux, Wolves produced a very unfamiliar performance as they were humiliated by Chelsea. Nuno Espirito Santo has built his Wolves team from solid foundations over the last 26 months. But the defence looked as robust as one of the dozens of paper aeroplanes that cascaded down from the South Bank in the second half. With unfortunate irony on a day when 130 years of footballing history was being celebrated at Molineux, Chelsea brought to an end a 15-match unbeaten home…

Wolves boss Nuno: ‘Lamps’ will be a success if he is given time

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo believes Chelsea counterpart Frank Lampard will prove himself to be a successful manager if he is given the time. The two clash on Saturday when Nuno’s team takes on Lampard’s side at Molineux. Lampard, 41, is taking his early steps as a manager after returning to Stamford Bridge to replace Mauricio Sarri after a year in charge of Championship Derby. So far this season Chelsea have picked up five points from their first four games in the Premier League. The more experienced Nuno is still waiting for his first league win after three draws…

Line-up of Wolves greats parade revealed for big Molineux anniversary

Wolves will parade 10 of their highest appearance makers at the Chelsea game – and it’s a line-up to make fans’ mouths water. The club are planning a series of events to mark the 130th anniversary of Molineux for their return to Premier League action – and while Nuno Espirito Santo’s current side will wear special commemorative shirts to honour the occasion, it also promises to be a nostalgic trip down Memory Lane for supporters. Phil Parkes, Geoff Palmer, Derek Parkin, Mike Bailey, John McAlle and Kenny Hibbitt from the much-loved 1970s team and Andy Thompson, Steve Bull, Andy Mutch…

Nuno signals welcome break for Wolves star Raul

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has welcomed an international break for Raul Jimenez – and said his remarkable record is all down to the striker. Mexico coach Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino says all European-based players involved in the Gold Cup will be rested for the friendly at home to Trinidad and Tobago on October 2 and the four CONCACAF qualifiers against Bermuda twice and Panama twice next month and November. It means Jimenez will not be playing international football until next March. The 28-year-old £32.6m club record signing has just returned from Texas against the USA – where he didn’t feature…

Nuno doesn’t want a statue, he wants more Molineux magic from Wolves

Proud Nuno Espirito Santo wants to create more magical Molineux memories rather than join Wolves royalty with a statue. Head coach Nuno says he is honoured to be in charge of the club as it celebrates its 130th anniversary of playing at Molineux with the visit of Chelsea on Saturday. The Portuguese has played his part in that history by leading Wolves to the Championship title, seventh place in the Premier League, the Europa League group stages and an FA Cup semi-final in little over two years in charge. But he is not ready to join the three who have…

Double boost for Wolves as Doc and Saiss fit for Chelsea

Wolves have been handed a double fitness boost for the visit of Chelsea on Saturday as they seek their first Premier League win of the season. Matt Doherty and Romain Saiss are both fit and available for the game after recent concerns. Doherty underwent a small operation for a non-footballing issue during the international break and missed Ireland’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Switzerland and Bulgaria. Saiss returned home early from Morocco duty with a minor knock. “Romain had a minor problem with the international team but he’s been having treatment and he is doing well,” said head coach Nuno Espirito…

Wolves will be one of Chelsea’s toughest games – Nevin

Wolves’ opponents on Saturday Chelsea have been warned they face one of their stiffest examinations of the season at Molineux. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side return to action after the international break against Frank Lampard’s outfit seeking their first Premier League win of the campaign. Wolves took four points off Chelsea last term as part of their excellent record against the top six – winning 2-1 at Molineux – and Stamford Bridge favourite Pat Nevin believes the tests won’t come much harder than Saturday’s clash, which also marks the 130th anniversary of Molineux. Nuno’s side are seeking to extend their 15-match…