Huddersfield 2 Wolves 1 - match report

Wolves lost out on a club record as Huddersfield frontmen James Vaughan and Jermaine Beckford terrorised them at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Stale Solbakken stock 3

Vaughan’s far-post header put the Terriers ahead in the 11th minute and the impressive Beckford doubled their lead on 27 with a spectacular overhead kick with his 100th League goal to leave Wolves, who were chasing a fourth successive away win without conceding for the first time in their history, shellshocked.

Half-time substitute Dave Edwards helped orchestrate an improvement after the break and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake’s fifth goal of the season in the 63rd minute sparked a late flurry of pressure from the visitors.

Edwards headed against the post from Jermaine Pennant’s 78th-minute corner.

But there was to be no grandstand finish from Stale Solbakken’s side and Huddersfield deserved their victory.

Solbakken made two changes from the side that won 1-0 at Blackburn two weeks ago before the international break.

On-loan Stoke winger Pennant came in for his debut on the right side of midfield, and striker Kevin Doyle returned after recovering from a thigh injury up front alongside Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, and as captain.

Making way were Richard Stearman, who dropped to the bench, and captain Karl Henry, who served a one-match ban for five bookings.

Wolves were second best from the start as the Terriers lived up to their name, snapping away at the visitors and not allowing them to settle into their passing game.

Just as at Leeds on the opening day of the season and at Cardiff in their previous away defeat, Wolves were bullied and couldn’t work out a response.

Beckford should have given Town the lead in the third minute after Adam Clayton’s long ball over the top caused Roger Johnson all sorts of problems.

But the former Leeds and Everton striker could only scuff his volley harmlessly at Carl Ikeme.

Huddersfield, with strikers Beckford and James Vaughan causing all sorts of problems with their movement, continued to probe and took the lead in the 11th minute.

Vaughan nodded them in front at the far post with a classic downward header ahead of Kevin Foley from Jack Hunt’s superb cross.

Wolves couldn’t get hold of the ball, or if they did, they quickly gave it away again to leave themselves under pressure.

But there wasn’t enough movement from the front players, or it has to be said, from Pennant early on as he struggled to get into the game.

The first threat from the visitors came soon after the first goal when Tongo Doumbia let fly from 30 yards but with keeper Alex Smithies at full stretch, the ball sailed narrowly wide.

Wolves were at sixes and sevens defensively and Beckford should have made it 2-0 in the 18th minute but missed his connection from two yards out sliding in for Vaughan’s cross.

Bakary Sako curled a free kick on top of the net in a rare effort from Wolves as he was fouled 25 yards out by Danny Ward.

But it turned out to be an isolated threat as Huddersfield returned to the attack.

Hunt cut inside Sako and drilled wide from 22 yards before Huddersfield doubled their lead with a superb goal in the 27th minute.

Stephen Ward’s pass was cut out inside the home half and they immediately launched a counter attack into the left-back position he would have been occupying.

Sako sprinted back to cover but couldn’t make a challenge to prevent Clayton’s cross, which was swept home majestically by an overhead kick from Beckford.

It was no more than Huddersfield deserved in a dominant display from Simon Grayson’s hardworking outfit.

Sako curled inches wide after cutting inside from the right when he and Pennant swapped wings following Wolves’ first corner.

But again the visitors couldn’t sustain any momentum as Huddersfield pushed them back, this time Beckford seeing a snapshot palmed wide by Ikeme before the clean-through Vaughan curled just wide after Keith Southern was allowed to run from deep.

Solbakken made a change at half-time in a bid to drag EWolves back into a game which appeared to have slipped beyond them as Dave Edwards replaced David Davis as he looked to ask more questions in midfield.

But Huddersfield continued to look the better side after the break and they threatened when Oliver Norwood’s chip floated over after a clever dummy by Clayton on the edge of the box from the excellent Vaughan’s cut back.

Norwood got his sights better aligned soon afterwards when his free kick forced a diving save from Ikeme after a flare-up between Johnson and Vaughan saw both players booked.

Wolves pulled a goal back out of nothing when Ebanks-Blake diverted home Sako’s low left-wing cross after Stephen Ward’s floated centre from the same flank had been cleared.

And it signalled a much-needed if belated improvement from the visitors.

Sako cut inside and saw a right-footed effort drift wide before Edwards headed against the post from Pennant’s corner.

Wolves enjoyed far more possession after their goal but they couldn’t turn it into clear-cut chances.

And although Sako smacked a fierce shot straight at Smithies at the death, there was no doubting Huddersfield deserved their win.

Comments for: "Huddersfield 2 Wolves 1 - match report"

English Exile

Just as at Leeds on the opening day of the season and at Cardiff in their previous away defeat, Wolves were bullied and couldn’t work out a response.

It really is going to be a long hard season.

Be interesting to see how our foreign legion cope with below freezing temperatures won't it

old goldy grumpy numpty

i have erred on the side of negativity for what seems ages but its probably not such a bad thing for ss to see first hand ALL of our failings now so things can be sorted on the training pitch.also i would prefer us to sneak in under the radar rather than put ourselves under pressure to achieve...the lads have got to learn to enjoy playing again and progress naturally. i think maybe..yes the non english players may be our achilles heel....wtid

Evesham Wolves

Will be a season of ups and downs. Only three points off the top. Looking forward to the rest of the season.

colehill wolf

I hate these international breaks we were doing well then along comes a break plus for all the Henry knockers he is suspended we lose know tell us we dont need him and he is rubbish!! I do not think so and so its proved today. Bolton will be difficult on Tuesday but we need to win UTW

Greg

I totally agree 3 games that karl henry has missed we have lost, and we were beating palace 1-0 and the henry was substitued and we ended up losing. He is a very important player for us and all those fans who slag him off should realise that we need him playing

gamblino

With you both.

Westcott

Still rubbish.

Tasmanian wolf

Karl Henry' has been the lynchpin for years, it's a pity a lot of Wombles on this site don't get it.

Johnny

Totally agree! Henry is the first name on the team sheet for me every week!

Dj

Henry is a must in this decision if he not playing Davies should replace as he is next best centre defensive midfielder

The Flying Winger

Defence, Defence!!!!!

Goals given away again inside the box.

We got solbakken the club

Defence, Defence, F.W. ....I have always had time for Foley and Zubes, but maybe my misguided loyalty has taken one to many lampin,s now. We shouldn't be playin a converted striker left back and now the clubs first choice right backs are cause for concern, in fact, now we've landed back on planet earth, the January window can't come soon enough (unless your surnames Moxey) . Dynamo Solbakken Manager Impossible needs a big old top hat to pull the out the rabbits needed for consistency and to implement his style of play. The magic word ain't MONEY anymore, it's knowledge and Solbakken has it in skip loads. Wonder if he's got anymore beautiful assistants in mind to cure the defensive illusions ???

Au revoir our kid...

The Flying Winger

I agree until someone at the club sorts this out we are going know where.

me

FW-did you mean nowhere?

Filthy Wolf

Surely no more than expected. I'd be surprised to see them come together before Christmas. All points gained by then will be a bonus. Too early to admit defeat.

SUGGY devon hudds terrier

hudderesfield are going up and could not believe the disrespect shown by many wolves fans on here in the week.

Andy C

In all honesty mate it's to be expected on the website of a partisan newspaper. Huddersfield are a small team from a small town, and one we've never really had any luck against.

johnnyrichards

Not if you can't keep hold of Beckford who's loan expires in January, also a few injuries or bans would also kibosh your run as your squad is not the biggest or posess strength in depth.

mardygit.

I could not go today so i cannot realy comment on the game, but i can live with it. Difficult place to go up in the Yorkshire pennines they usually play like their nickname suggests, i do not think we can learn anything from it because we are far from full strength. You can cope with one or two injuries but four and one crucial suspension, then it is difficult. COME ON YOU WOLVES.

AucklandKiwiWolf

'Central defenders run ragged'today?I presume you watched the 38 videos from last season.NUmerous fans such as myself have nexpressed concerns about the defence and you still continue to bury your head in the sand about the defence Stale!Get real Stale,we are not going anywhere until that defence is sorted.

stPaul

Have to agree there both goals from one player in our box against four defenders shocking till the back five is sorted won't make the final push and allow rest of the team the freedom and confidence to play

kiwi wqlves

I know you are in West Auckland BUT WHERE? I am in Glen eden, Captain scott road. My rego is WQLVES - hence the name on here and yes I too have been a WOLVES fan all my life.

poglatrotts

Emglish Exile.....Which of our 'foreign legion' are unfamiliar with hsuch temperatures. French winters, for example, are typically colder than soft English ones. Is this simply a poorly veiled gripe about foreigners? Stay exiled mate.

Dean Lonsdale

Absolute garbage,outfought,outclassed,no plan B. This new Euro Revolution won't work.Get rid of now.Plenty good managers out of work....

Noisy

Considering we got played off the pitch in the first half and then made a change that left us unlucky not to get something out of the game this seems like a particularly ill judged remark.

Realistic

Is this a joke mate! You're already calling for his head? Who would you like to replace him? Owen coyle? A mick McCarthy return? Oh wait....BRING HARRY REDKNAPP IN!! Wake up mate, believe in Stale he will come good

English Exile

Realistic, I hope you are right and he (Stale) does come good.

If he does, he will be gone, to bigger and better things and you lot will all be praising Jez for getting £ X Million compensation when he cost us nothing.

Clowns......

Noisy

Always looking on the bright side! Setting yourself up to still be moaning if we get promoted - like the way you think ahead.

Solano

Only one thing to say to you Lonsdale and that's Belt Up

Realist.

"Belt up" Lonsdale.

Do you want us to be classed with the Sandwell bunch and have a new manager every 6 months?

THe Grassy Knoll

How rude (and inaccurate). If WWFC could find a head coach - not a manager - to emulate the successes of the last 3 Albion coaches, you would not be languishing in the Championship

astleistheking

Thats not strictly true is it Realist? but hey however regular we change our manager reflects on the league and position we're in.

astleistheking

How many managers have Wolves had this year? 3 isnt it.

Kevin Rowland circa 1980 Ohh Geno

Yeh Belt Up

chris h

We got 12 million quid in for a striker and now we lack a cutting edge up front.Vital that they spend a large chunk of this money on a quality striker. Iwelumo played a big part in getting us promoted last time ,we need another quality target man ,with the physique to trouble Championship defenders and the ability to score plenty of goals. Identifying the problem is easy,getting Messrs Morgan and Moxey to part with the money and then signing the right player ,that is the difficult bit.But if we don't we can kiss promotion goodbye this season.

PJB

Absolutely inexcusable. Everyone knew that Fletcher would leave after relegation and he played his cards in exactly the same way as he did at Burnley so the whole scenario was completely predictable. But the Club made no attempt to address the situation and we now have only SEB who can find the net on a regular basis from open play. But never mind Steve, the money's in the bank.

Realistic Wolf

No need to panic just yet although worryingly apparently we were bullied again into submission. Please, please can we get a strong central defender. Johnson and Berra are not the answer, never have been and never will be. A strong proven striker would come in very handy as well. For all Henry's fault without him our midfield looks lost. Roll on Tuesday, heads up. UTW

wilfy

Wolves will go up first time around dnt lose the faith just needs a little polishing here and there then watch us take the title again

Tomwolf

As i said the other day, we never seem to play as well, when Karl Henry isn't there to sit in front of the back four, and break up the play, and make those 2-3yrd passes, which helps keep possesion. But what worried me more, was the same thing as our 3yrs in the PL, when our defence/CH's play against strikers/wingers with pace, they get caught out every time. Vaughan and Beckford are both very pacy players, and it showed today, according to the radio ( when i could find the bloody the station on Free Radio AM as i missed 10mins of it ) they was leaving Johnson/Berra for dead. But when they play against more static types of strikers, they look very good.But in the last twenty mins or so, it was all Wolves, and we were very unlucky not to snatch a point, and again we've hit the post twice, when on other day, both could have gone in, instead of hitting the woodwork and ended up winning 3-2. As except for the two goals,Carl Ikeme, didnt seem to have to many other clear goalscoring chances to save. But most people on this message board agree, we are still learning SS system of playing football, so there will be times when we have setbacks, but i still firmly believe we will win more than we lose this season and finish in the top six. But i will keep repeating myself, and say we need a big strong striker ( Kenwyne Jones ) or even like someone else on here said Shola Ameobi, you must have 4 good strikers and one should be a big target man, like we had in big Chris Iwelumo, who did an excellent job for us, making goals for SEB, with knock downs with his head, and scoring a fair few goals himself for us last time we was in the Championship!!! UTW:

Northern Wolf

Johnson had a good game, He broke up a lot of play and had a good touch. It was Ward (and Berra) who was tested for pace. We missed Henry for sure. At times they turned to 433 and their 3 in midfield and 3 up front ran rings round our two banks of four. Slyvan was off the pace first half, but second half looked the real deal again. Sako is an amazing individual, but his immense skill, pace and exocet of a shot doesn't seem to fit in with the organisational play of messrs Foley, Davies and Ward. At times we looked unbalanced as an outfit. Heads seem to drop too quickly as well. But for the last 30 minutes we 'ad em' and could/should have got something.

essexboywolf

I agree. We were flat first half and defensively poor but I didn't think Huddersfield were that great. Shoddy defending (again) and two top crosses from the right for the goals. The first was so good my Gran could've scored (and she passed away 20 years ago). After 10-15 minutes of the 2nd half we were all over them. Played some good stuff, hit the woodwork twice, had some good chances and a penalty shout (I didn't think Doyle would get it though). If we had got the 2nd we would have gone on to win it. We missed Henry and Edwards made a real difference when he came on (thats to all you doubters out there lol!). Johnson and Foley were solid (mainly in the 2nd half). Respect to Rog' for throwing his training bib into the crowd in warm up. Was willing him to get equaliser... Keep the faith. UTW!

genevawolf

SOS Frimpong

SOS Henry

Gotta say we are often in trouble when Henry is away... and personally I think Stearman is a more than a match for most opposition at this level....

HAARLEM WOLF

CURSES !!!

Sir Lupi

No Karl Henry.....No win

Stop picking up stupid bookings Karl. we are not as good without you.

ficklewolf

Just a blip. Wolves were missing out midfield general, Karl Henry today and it showed. Much maligned in the premership, he is quality and often underated. We will bounce back in our next game. Huddersfield are our bogey team.

Bricks and Mortar

Early days yet but we need a left back, centre mid and striker. Ward aint good enough, if henrys out theres no decent cover and doyler has been ruined by mccarthy.

3 points tuesday now.

Western Isles Scot Wolf

I've said it before: Get Leigh Griffiths back from Hibs in January. The wee man scored again today, and is enjoying a great run of form. At the end of the day, it's GOALS that win games and get the points needed for top of the table challenge.

wol1877ves

gorra agree with you Western Isles Scot Wolf,he's our inform striker getting goals on a regular basis and lets face it we need as many inform players as we can get for the second half of the season,,,IN STAALE WE TRUST,,,/wwfc/the pride of the midlands

Old Golds Worth More

How much longer is the loan window open for (thats if it isn't already closed)? We need some DEFENDERS, we win a handful of games, and all of a sudden the defence is no longer a problem, well today was a wake up call. A friend of mine supports Leicester and went and saw them a couple of weeks ago when they were at Huddesfield, he said Leicester played them off the park, so where are we going wrong?

ajsfad

Neither Vaughan or beckford played in that game and so town had no cutting edge. And Leicester played well but it still took 2 wonder goals to beat us.

Good luck for rest of season.

Andy C

Poor first half by the admission of everyone concerned. Much better second half and deserved a draw given everything we threw at them. Can't win 'em all though.

ian clarke

No good without henry dream on Wardy is the problem and Doyle both useless needs to Give Nouble a chance look how many goals he has scored in researves when does he get his chance total quality going to waste. we should have had Beckford still can when hes loan spell his up sign him up quick and frimpong and make Tchoyi permernant before someone snaps him up. wheres the money gone Morgan and moxey we need quality players . has for solbakken if you watched DVDS last season surely you can see Wardy his the weakness. how about playing Sako up front instead of Doyle might work. wheres the attacking ideas you promised. still the same old Mccarthy way pass back square football. feel sorry for fans who travelled today moxey and morgan should put on free coaches to appreciate fans.

Noisy

I travelled today and I do not want your pity. The crowd clapped the players off, disappointed but still proud of the efforts and not going home grumbling as most are realistic that we are a work in progress. I love the way people who said last season that Ward only got in the team because he was Mick's son-in-law and that any other manager would drop him still won't admit that at this level at least he is a perfectly decent left back. In fact the stats show that the player we have missed most thus season when injured/suspended is the second most derided player on here - Karl Henry.

chris h

Noisy, I didn't go [strictly a homer these days].I agree with you about Henry,but shouldn't a smart manager have compensated for this loss by tightening up midfield with an extra player? Seems to me Davis and Doumbia were always likely to get overrun ,especially since both wingers are not good at tracking back.As for Ward, he is good going forward,but he has been playing full back for 4 years now,it is a pity that no one has thought to tell him the priority for a full back is to stop crosses coming in ,rather than charging forward and leaving the rest of the defence exposed.

Noisy

Chris, I did wonder if we might play a similar formation to the Blackburn game, with Edwards forward and Doumbia and Davis holding, but I think the second half showed that 442 could have worked. Huddersfield worked terrifically hard in the first half and I think they ran out of steam a bit. I'll confess that I thought Davis would be perfectly good cover for Henry, however he has been a huge disappointment so far this season when he has played (except for Blackburn when he played with Henry). Also Doumbia has been very impressive when playing alongside Henry, but looks lost without him. As for Ward I guess you could blame him for charging forward for the first goal when we gave it away and left a big hole and for not putting enough pressure on the crosser for the second. However I get fed up with the people who will point that out, but ignore that Foley ran under the cross for the second when he could have just stayed with Beckford. None of the back four covered themselves in glory yesterday.

ian clarke

has for new manager bring in Holloway might have his way at Blackpool but he has attacking ideas and very passionate bring him in next season if Solbakken fails.

sue

Holloway, really ! Why do you think Solbakken will fail? just because of one match.

Yorkshire Wolf

Why wait until next season? Let's sack him now and get someone else in. After all, three points off top after a dozen games is unacceptable. Relegation fodder. Moxey out. Morgan out. Strip Henry of the captaincy. Sell them all to Kidderminster. Get Harry Redknapp in with Ray Wilkins as first team coach.

Cretin.

wol1877ves

if he fails what you on,give staale a chance he's only been here 5 mins and he was left with a rebuilding job which could'nt be fixed with a click of his fingers,even fergie took time at utd and mad mick took two seasons to get promoted but could'nt move us on to the next level which i think will be no problem for staale he's a different class of manager a modern manager that likes to play football on the ground the way it should be played,he will get us promoted if not this season then next so long as the board relise this and back him when he needs it,,,IN STAALE WE TRUST,,,/wwfc/,,,pride of the midlands

Golden Wonder

Flipping heck Wolves. Why do you always kick us in the nicknacks when we are feeling positive.

No complaints with the result. Huddersfield were by far the better team.

We always seem to struggle after an international break and although Henry was missing it was a bad day all round for us.

sue

nicknacks what are they?have I got any?sounds nasty.

Golden Wonder

Sue. I'm too much of a gentleman to talk about a ladies er doo daahs.

sue

Are you sure you're not Sid James!!!

HAARLEM WOLF

HUH HAH HAH HA !!!!!

mk wolves

For Christ sake make your minds up i'm fed up with all you negative so called wolves fans. if we win were great lose and its doom and gloom grow up. Now i feel much better.

UTW.

sue

It's quite amazing isn't it how people turn so quickly, We ain't going to win every match , stop moaning. Now I feel better too...

gold n black on me back

Totally agree, some of the negativity on here coming from so called fans throwing their toys out the pram is pathetic

OxWearingSocks

Glad to hear the media build up of the most successful defensive away run in our history is over at least. Would have preferred it to end with a 2-1 win mind, but 3 points off the top suits me fine right now.

Kevin Rowland circa 1980 Ohh Geno

NUMPTYS OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

raymond simms

Bad luck ,you can`t win every match.Let`s hope lessons were learned ,but,one thing remains certain,the defence needs sorting and fast.Berra is rubbish,he thinks he`s Premiereship class but he does live in cloud cuckoo land.I`m still happy to be where we are,3 points off the top is still good right now.

Sir Billy Quite

Oh the fickle football fan............yes, breaking news Wolves can lose as well as win...........get over it move on, get behind the lads win or lose.

khs

dissapointed with the defeat, but we must fight on, nobody is gonna give wwfc 3 points on a plate. and that idiot who is calling for the manager to be sacked, get lost fool.

for bolton

ikeme

ward

foley

berra

johnson

henry

doumbia

sako

pennant

ebanks

sigudarson.

subs

de vries

baath

doyle

forde

davis

edwards.

utw.

Solentwolves

Before the season started, would the moaners on here have settled for 5th. place and 3 points off the top after 11 games? I know I would have done (and I'm not likely to moan in this season of rebuilding). I like the way the management team is shaping up. Eventually, good times await us I think. But there will be hiccups along the way. That will be inevitable. (And, of course, there will be moaners to take note of them!!) UTW.

Hermanus-wolves

I like Stale he complements when other teams play better than us. I think on the day we were beaten by a better team. ON THE DAY. Not every day. Look at other teams Cardiff got hammered, Blackpool, Bristol.City both lost. It happens; it's a great league with great teams.

Tuesday we will win.

Have a great Sunday

Albrightondek

A dissappointing result, but not the end of the world.

It's naive to think we are going to win every game till the end of the season. The trick is to win more games than you lose. As things stand, we are 3 points from top spot in the league. If supporters had been asked before the season started, if they would be happy with that position after 11 games, I think most would have been more than satisfied.

Love him or loathe him, Wolves play better when Henry is in the team. This is not because he's the most skilful or gifted footballer that's ever lived, but his value to the team is his ability to break up the play of the opposition. His presence in midfield yesterday was sorely missed.

I've seen some of the comments above going on about our defence. This is the same defence which shut out the opposition in four successive away games prior to yesterdays match. You cannot judge one set of players or individuals on one match or result. At the moment we have only let in eleven goals, which compares favourably with most of the teams in the top ten of the Championship table. Even yesterday we only lost by one goal.

The problem for me is not in defence, but that we are not scoring enough goals. Sako seems to be providing a numberous chances in matches, but our strikers don't seem to be able to provide the finishing touches to his crosses. This needs addressing.

All in all, we're not doing too badly at this stage of the season.

Noisy

A perfect summary

gold n black on me back

A good post there mate I agree

Senior Wolf

What match were most of you watching? This was a most inept performance and we could have been 5 down by half time. Yes we mounted a come-back of sorts in the 2nd half but all too late. All the old defensive frailties were shown up again. Teams now realise if they attack down the right they will always get a cross in as Ward neither tackles or blocks the winger. Our central defenders cannot cope with pace.When will our managers learn our defenders are not good enough even at this level. On a brighter note Pennant will do well for us, it would be nice to have a forward to head in the crosses he provides.

Solentwolves

As the professional, Stale will be aware of what is needed and I'm sure he will address the situation either through a loan or in January. After his time at Cologne, he'll want success as much as we do. He needs this season to sort things out. We have to be patient.

Golden Wonder

Absolutely agree with you Solent.

Staale is going to be class in the long term here.

Still have a rant when we play rubbish though.

wilfy wolves

Panic wot panic we will get promoted no problem

zakii

We only lose one game and people turn againist wolves we ay gonna win every match yano and we only 3 points off top aswell so whats the fuss about really

Crunge

You learn more in defeat than you do in victory etc etc etc etc......

give stale a break

what are some of u going on about (ian clarke) already talking about new manager prospects......... the club has had the same problems for the last 4/5 years sh*t defence...... ward thinks he is above his actual level he is crap......... we will be alright we have already seen enough to see we are a good team.... but again im afraid to say no henry no win

Doyler!

Cannot understand why we have not got more fight in us! Stale commented some weeks ago that we were bullied and it has happened again. The defence is worrying as at this level and three yrs PL experience you would have thought they could have handled Beckford etc. No disrespect to Huddersfield they played well especially in the first half but come on, Wolves did not do enough with the ball when they had it. We gave it away too cheaply! If they were snapping and fighting then for god's sake GO up a gear and snap and fight back! Win the ball back, do not give up, do not fear them they fart n bleed like all of us!

If you are up against a pacy winger/forward then you have to be equally pacy and stick to them like poo to a blanket!

Learn their game and match it!

I know we will not win every game but they have to up it a bit more as other teams will note it and try it on time and again.

Henry is a decent player and he is a hard ball man when he wants to be and i think we missed him today. Defence needs sorting out, if what we have is not good enough then bye bye! Simples! We need a target striker definately. Ok SEB finds the net but he has not got the panache like Fletch has. What's happened to Kevin Doyle? He cannot find the net and his lack is sorely missed.

I do hope we get someone in in Jan 13. It's definately promising and with a bit more quality we will return to the prem this season.

In Stale we trust.

WTID!

Old Golds Worth More

Good review, I and god knows how many others, have been saying the defence needs sorting out for ages. We won a few (and as I mentioned in an earlier post) all of a sudden the defence is not a problem. We won some of those games, because the opposition had strikers that contrived to miss the goal when it looked easier to score. The defence was and still is a problem, the midfield looks okay, and if Doyle can start finding the net regularly then the striking department won't be a problem. I think Stale has done a brilliant job since he arrived, and I am very happy that we are in the play off places, if it wasn't for our defensive frailties we could have been clear at the top.

angrywolf

On that performance no one at Wolves should be paid. Poor. lack lustre football, and really lucky to lose by one goal.

We need a central defender with the confidence of Fringpong, and a decent striker with the talent of Fletcher.

Otherwise, we will be in this division next year.

ps.....Let Kevin Doyle go in December, he can't score goals

DAV - SIERRA LEONE

Wolves will get promoted this season, guaranteed.

Amazed but not surprised by the negativity still being spouted on here.

No team wins every game, get real and support the boys or switch your computer off and try going down to Molineux to actually watch a match.

Too many opinionated armchair supporters on these forums.

SS is the man, bit of fine tuning to do with the team in January, then plain sailing for promotion.

KEEP THE FAITH

UTW

Ted

1. We've got a new manager

2. A completely new style of play

3. Lose two of our best players

4. Many new, foreign players coming in

5. Three points off the top

and you're complaining?? Come on - Rome wasn't built in one day - Stale and the team needs to be given some time and encouragement. They're not going to win every game - the team isn't good enough to do that, but given time, Stale will bring Wolves back to the Premier League - better equipped than for a long time.

But support the team and manager instead of moaning all the time. It will give you a better life as well!

paul davo

could have had a point at the end, maybe we are just not good enough at the moment, still only 3 off the top with 2 home games to come , i still expect us to finish in the top two, just a top class forward short, and players to come back from injury . P>S, Mr Morgan finish the rebuild it looks stupid as it is, sir jack did, so get on with it.

bsd

Bsd. Oh no we lost. Yes we lost. Wolves lost, yes we lost - so what! We cannot win every game. It's a long season, more games to win and lose. I do not worry if we win 3/4 games the draw/lose the odd one here and there. As long as we remain in the top 6 for the time being we will get better like afine wine. So let's stop being negative and call it a bad day at the office and move on. Ss is the man to make wolves the winner. So no more moaning and groaning . Just support the wolves and wolves we support. You know we are going up this we are just waiting for the right moment. So if wolves want a positive coach I the man.

sid

this season or last season , no Karl Henry , we usually lose. I hope all the idiots who jumped on the henrys rubbish bandwagon, last season, now understand a little more about football.

sue

well said couldn't agree more.

Noisy

I agree of course, but if memory serves (God knows I've tried to forget) we lost with and without KH last season!

Fab Karl

Not football pal but am learning more about Karl and Stale. There's the diff. OK?

We got solbakken the club

Gawd Sidney, where you bin mush ?? The Steptoes thread has reduced by two thirds since you stopped twistin the knife, and the ones that are left only come on to read about my valued observations. You should make an appearance to boost their ratings kidda.

Au revoir our kid...

mardygit.

I have just watched Sunderland v Newcastle, Ameobi was replaced very early. Maybe we should try and get him on loan, loads of skill for a big lad, they have also got Best who does not get a game very often, surely we could get one of them. COME ON YOU WOLVES.

Bricks and Mortar

Best went to blackburn in the summer

Paul Norman

Just looking at the replays, to give ANY strikers at least 10 clear yards inside the box is criminal defending,which was the case with both the goals.As for the talk of adjusting to a new style of play.These players have been coached for at least 5 to 10 years 7 days a week.I would have thought that with just a small amount of intelligence they would have picked up the required moves quickly.and should not need three to four months of continual football education to get to the required level. One can only assume that the great majority of them are completely stupid and are not capable of assimilating the information they are given.

The Liquidator

Look back at the video for Huddersfield's two goals. Woeful marking by Kevin Foley on both! Calls to mind MANY similar lapses in concentration from the full-back last season. Surely there's a better option?????

Toronto Wolf

The lads were not sharp with the extra time off. We seem to do better with closer spaced games.

Looking forward to the next game.

And by the way, also expecting better with Henry's return.

Toronto Wolf.

CastleValeWolves

We were poor first half but based on the second half performance, we could have scraped a draw. Huddersfield were in a bit of a panic at the death and their defenders were hoofing the ball anywhere. Henry was clearly missed but our forwards must do more.

What I find hard to believe is the reporter not mentioning the 2 penalty incidents? Doyle being taken out and a handball in front of the Wolves fans. Admittedly, we have had some penalty decisions go for us recently.

No concerns and I fully expect us to be top 6 and I very much doubt whether Huddersfield will? We must bear in mind that 3 of our potential midfield were out - Henry, O'Hara and Pezsko/Boukari - but Pennant should be more than capable of covering the wing?

Hopefully 6 points off 2 home games and things will be good again!

Andre

Karl Henry ans Sylvan Ebanks-Blake are to represent Jamaica for the final stages of the Reggae Boyz World Cup qualifying. That will be interesting.

I'm the only Wolves fan in the village

Bsd totally agree. Support the team not the result

razzaman

what worries me is that a pattern is emerging, one which we have seen so many times before. we go on a decent run and then run out of puff. this division is all about having and using the squad. no good us moaning when we have a few players out. good luck lads for tuesday night

Championship Wolf

why do we always loose after the international brake it looks like the players havent trained for two weeks and it takes us 45 minutes to get going.

Kevin Foley was woeful for both goals not even noticing both times that there was a centre forward next to him but the same must go for the players who allowed the winger get crosses in without an attempt to block him.

saying that the chances we created in the second half we should have got something out of the game.tomorrows game will be even tougher especially with Boltons good record recently at Molineux.watch out for the diving Mark Davies again i bet.

English Exile

Ever since I have watched Wolves, including when we won the league and Billy Wright played, Bolton have always been a bogey team.

As I said, when we last had a great team Nat Lofthouse and his team mates always seemed to ''do'' us.

I am hoping things have changed but history IS against us.

Bruce Trinidad

We need to get tactics to stop those teams who set out to bully us. This has happened in all our away games against the better teams and the other teams in the division will soon catch on. Let us hope that we are smiling again at the end of the week after the home games against Bolton and Charlton

mardygit.

One of M Ms big mistakes was letting Mark Davies go, i really thought a lot of him and expected him to get to the top. He still might. COME ON THE WOLVES.