Neil Warnock: Wolves fans spurred me on

By Tim Spiers | Wolves | Published:

Neil Warnock said the Wolves fans spurred him on after Cardiff ran out 2-1 winners at Molineux.

Neil Warnock celebrates at full time at Molineux (© AMA / Sam Bagnall)

The Bluebirds boss got a typically raucous reception from the home supporters but had the last laugh after goals from Joe Ralls and ex-Wolves youngster Nathaniel Mendez-Laing kept Cardiff top of the table.

The home supporters gave the veteran boss plenty of stick during the game, which Warnock said he revelled in.

Warnock said: "It were just a cracking game – a typical Championship match which I love.

"I said to the fourth official just before half time, 'cracking game isn't it?'...he thought I was going to shout at him I think!

"It was two sides really having a go at each other. We didn't come to defend, we came to attack as much as we could.

"Obviously we had to have a plan because Wolves have steamrollered every team they've played so far.

"We wanted to press them everywhere, not just high up. We had to forego a full back into midfield, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing played wing-back at times.

"I thought it worked well and we shaded it.


"I'm pleased that we dug in, especially when you lose the goal as well which gives them the impetus and the crowd, it's a great crowd at Molineux and you can see how much they love me. I revel in that, it spurs me on if anything.

"We won as a team, we haven't got any stars."

The win extended league leaders Cardiff's 100 per cent record.

Warnock added: "Let's enjoy it. I'm going to enjoy it – I haven't got long left. I want to enjoy football as it is today – you go away talking about the game, wow, the tackles, the headers, everything. I just thought it was great. That's why I love the Championship. I don't think I could manage in Portugal.


"I think Wolves have seen a good side today. They'll probably spend another £20m or £30m in January won't they?

"I think Wolves is a good club and it's nice to see them like this. They've been in the doldrums for quite a lot of years. It's a good atmosphere and they always give me a good welcome. I've never been a banker, I think that's what they were calling me?

"I said to one of the young lads outside who wanted an autograph 'you'll be going home disappointed tonight son'. Another guy a big mouth, shouted to me 'Warnock you've no chance today'. I said 'well you come and see my after when I'm getting on the bus'...but I bet he's not there!"

Tim Spiers

By Tim Spiers

Writes about Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club for a living


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