Bully: Marbella bit different to our old Wolves trips to Torquay!

By Steve Bull | Wolves | Published:

I hope Wolves’ warm weather training camp in Marbella has done them the world of good.

We went on a few trips like that in my day, but never abroad. It used to be Torquay or somewhere like that instead.

Nuno insisted it would not be a holiday, but an intensive training programme to make sure the players are fully prepared for Newcastle on Monday.

It is a chance for Wolves to make it four wins on the spin in the Premier League – something they have not done before.

And that just puts into perspective the astounding things they have done recently.

The Magpies could really do with a win themselves, so I cannot see them coming to Molineux and being content with just holding on for a point.

And that could open the door for Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez to run them ragged, just as they did to Everton, West Ham and Leicester.

I think Nuno will go back to the XI that played against Everton last weekend, as long as Jota, who has been carrying a slight knock, is at 100 per cent.

If we win as well, we’ll be on 41 points and that is pretty much survival confirmed.


It might sound silly talking about that now, but let’s not forget that was the aim first and foremost at the start of the season – to stay up.

We are going into the game on the back of a narrow win over Shrewsbury in the FA Cup replay on Tuesday, and the support on the night was phenomenal.

It just showed the urge of the fans to have a Cup run, so hopefully we can get past Bristol City in the last 16.

Nuno wanted to see a bit more from the players who came into the side though for the tie, and I fully agree with him.


It was frustrating as we should have taken them to the cleaners but, to be fair to Shrewsbury, they put up a good fight.

Those who came into the team did not stake a claim. It just did not click – people did not know where to pass it.

They were not on the same wavelength. Thankfully, Matt Doherty was able to score two goals to help see us through to the next round.

He keeps on coming up with important strikes and is definitely making a case to be our player of the season.

Steve Bull

By Steve Bull

Wolves legend and the club's record goal scorer


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