Rotherham 2 Wolves 2 - E&S fans' verdict

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Wolves fans have their say on the Rotherham draw in the first of a new regular feature.

Today we launch our E&S fans' verdict, in which a group of die-hard Wolves supporters will share their opinions on the good, the bad and the indifferent after every Wolves match.

We've selected eight supporters - all of whom are home season ticket holders - and every time they go to a game we'll be getting their verdict.

In what promises to be a fascinating season in the Fosun and Walter Zenga era, our fans will be telling it straight week after week.


What's your verdict on the match? Full of hope, the season began with the fans in full voice. Would we see a new, different Wolves from last season?

The answer came within 15 minutes, devoid of confidence in possession with seemingly no idea what they should be doing - and that is being kind.

A goal was coming well before it hit the back of Ikeme's net and when a second followed after just 23 minutes heads visibly dropped.

Saville's well taken goal just before the break gave hope. Surely the second half couldn't be any worse?


Iorfa's harsh red card should have ended the game as a contest but an inspired substitution saw Texeira set up a cool finish from the Iceman.

The 10 men never looked in trouble from that point and could even have snatched the win.

A well deserved draw in the end and, just a thought, but would Wolves have fought back for a point with 10 men last season?

Who played well - and who didn't impress? Walter Zenga was my star performaner. Excellent, positive substitutions.


Matt Doherty wasn't at his best but it could have been any one of 11 in the first half.


What's your verdict on the match? If Walter Zenga was not aware of the rollercoaster ride previously, he is now!

A team including 10 of a potential Kenny Jackett 11 found itself two down inside 30 minutes courtesy of static defending and inadequate midfield play but knuckled down and improved.

The previously anonymous George Saville scored a cracker to reduce the deficit and Zenga went for 4-4-2 only to see his charges reduced to 10 men.

The Viking then rifled us level following some quick footwork from the impressive Texeira and all celebrated in from of the sell out away following culminating in the Icelandic Clap. Welcome aboard Walter!

Who played well - and who didn't impress? Texeira looked sharp but no one stood out. Bodvarsson and Mason looked a good partnership but a draw was fair


What's your verdict on the match? An awful team selection led to the first half shambles.

The second half was better. The sending off galvanised us and at least we showed some fight.

That midfield should never start again. Lee Evans was very poor, Jed Wallace ineffective and George Saville saved by his well taken goal.

Evans over Jack Price - who made that decision?

Who played well - and who didn't impress? Texeira showed more in 30 minutes than the other three midfielders combined. Creative, inventive, wanted to make things happen.

Joe Mason's body language is all wrong. He looks like he would rather be anywhere than on the pitch.


What's your verdict on the match? The rollercoaster ride that is Wolves' new adventure is off and running - and at the very first bend it wasn't good.

For half an hour it was last season, both in players and formation, new boy Bovarsson excepted.

Gung-ho Rotherham certainly set the pace and even George Saville must have been surprised to find himself able to pull a goal back before half time.

A change of plan after the break saw Joe Mason join Jon Dadi up front and at the next lurching bend, there were no real complaints as Iorfa was sent off.

The next big turn was from another new boy - Teixeira's pass to Bodvarsson and, rather than look to pass, his decision was a wonderful shot into the far top corner - fantastic.

Walter Zenga's new barmy army were definitely satisfied with the outcome, which looked so different early on. The ride will be bumpy, hang on tight #coyw

Who played well - and who didn't impress? Bodvarsson and Teixeira both had good games making important contributions to the outcome.

Neither Jed Wallace nor James Henry came up trumps for me and to be fair that may be a crossover between Jackett and Zenga.


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