Wolves in Switzerland: Nathan Judah and Tim Spiers' Day five diary

By Nathan Judah | Wolves | Published:

The morning after the night before - did it really happen? I guess it did.

Nathan Judah and Tim Spiers' Day five diary

Sadness about the semi-final result, but pride in the team and the reconnection with the public.

Gareth Southgate has done a wonderful job and deserves all the plaudits he is quite rightfully receiving.

For those of you who don't know, I was with Gareth at Middlesbrough for five happy seasons while working in the Boro media department.

TS: Not like you to name drop.

I can tell you that he's exactly the same off camera as he is on it - an incredibly intelligent and humble man.

Personally I think he could do the England job for the next 10 years and I hope they offer him a new long-term contract.

Spiers came down the stairs pretty smug after his Croatia prediction last night.


Never seen an English guy celebrate a goal against his home nation with so much vigour.

TS: Can I just state for the record that this didn't happen. You were clearly drunk from two sips of mild beer if you thought it did.

So with the World Cup over (I know they've got another game but meh) let's turn our attention to those Wolverhampton Wanderers shall we?!


Back at training and these guys are working so hard. They will be in superb shape for that Everton game - mark my words.

Have been really impressed with Ivan Cavaleiro this trip, not just in the FC Basel game the other night, but the way he has performed day in, day out.

Wolves outtake: Tim Spiers and Nathan Judah blooper post Basel win

I think Cav could be a huge asset this season and with more time on the ball in the Premier League, he could be a key differential.

Training over, we went down to the beautiful town on Montreux to take in Lake Geneva close up.

The views are absolutely breathtaking and the people are so friendly (even if we're speaking in a completely different language).

How you doinnnn?

Such a romantic setting, it was a pleasure to walk hand-in-hand with my favourite Wolves reporter.

These are the memories you cherish for the rest of your life.

TS: It's a beautiful part of the world, Lake Geneva looks good enough to drink.

Was also great to see the Freddie Mercury statue in Montreux. Queen recorded their final album there during Freddie's final weeks and the statue is a belter.

From one Queen to another

After a couple of hours, it was back home for a night of typing and uploading via the Co-op to pick up some fly spray (these pesky insects will not leave us alone.)

With a can purchased, Spiers kicked down the door, bottle in hand emulating a scene from Reservoir Dogs.

Wielding this aerosol of purchased poison, he systematically took down every living organism in the apartment.

TS: I must have gained at least 20 man points here. Those flies just didn't see it coming.

The fumes are astonishing and I'm feeling a little bit dizzy myself! Have been for the last hour or so.

Back at training tomorrow ahead of the Young Boys game on Saturday. Looking forward to bring the Uhrencup home!

Nathan Judah

By Nathan Judah

Digital Sports Editor for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star


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