Bully: Wolves shouldn't change a winning team

By Tim Spiers | Wolves | Published:

What an absolutely fantastic result on Wednesday – a night to remember at Molineux.


It was in total contrast to the Cardiff game! We were in control for an hour there and when Cardiff scored we lost our confidence.

With a winner like that from Junior Hoilett they certainly deserved it.

To bounce back a few days later was brilliant – the lads did really well to respond and put on a show.

If you'd offered me three points from the two games to be honest I'd rather have beaten Cardiff and lost to Chelsea to open the gap up below.

But it was a great night. We showed great spirit, held our our in the first half with a solid structure to ride the storm after their lucky goal.

In the second half I thought we bullied them. We were pushing and nudging them and getting the tackles in and they didn't like it.

After the winner I couldn't see Chelsea scoring, we closed it out really well.

Morgan Gibbs-White do brilliantly on his first Premier League start. He was full of energy and kept bursting forward, we've been lacking that.


He's a very, very good player and for me he'd be in the team at Newcastle again tomorrow. In fact I'd play the same XI, you should never change a winning side.

Ruben Neves is available again and he's a world class player, but the guys who got the result deserve to stay in the side.

I liked them trying a new long-throw tactic with Ryan Bennett against Chelsea.

It's good to see them mix it up and trying to confuse the opposition. He got a good trajectory on it – they're as good as a corner.


For me tomorrow is going to be even tougher than the Chelsea game.

It's all about how we're prepared mentally and if we're focused enough.

I want to see us consistently take points off the teams around and below us in the table, rather than having to rely on beating the bigger teams. I'd take a point tomorrow as long as we beat Bournemouth next weekend.

I'm in the Wolves club shop today between 11.30am and 2.30pm signing copies of Steve Plant's brilliant book The Pack is Back. Hope to see you there!

Tim Spiers

By Tim Spiers

Writes about Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club for a living


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