Bully: Time to sting the Hornets and boost Euro hopes for Wolves

By Steve Bull | Wolves | Published:

Well, Wolves’ players will not be short of motivation going into today’s game.

Steve Bull

Taking on Watford again and looking to make up for losing to them in the FA Cup semi-final, this is a crunch clash.

Inflicting revenge on the Hornets at Vicarage Road would swing the race for seventh firmly in Wolves’ favour.

So let’s hope Javi Gracia’s men have one eye on the final and fall at the hands of Nuno’s charges.

Watford obviously have some top players and, unfortunately, we know how good Gerard Deulofeu is on his day, but I honestly believe we have got superior players all over the pitch.

We have just got to make sure that we go out there and prove it.

The fans will be massively up for it as well, with a fair few of them probably donning Mexican wrestling masks in support of Raul Jimenez.

How great it would be to see him become Wolves’ record scorer in a single Premier League season by grabbing a goal and helping us to victory.

We are certainly going into the encounter in fine fettle. The 3-1 win over Arsenal on Wednesday night was a clear example of a game-plan being executed to perfection.


The atmosphere at Molineux was incredible too – as it so often has been this season.

The Gunners looked comfortable for the first 10 or 15 minutes, but we had the quality to punish them with pretty much our first counter-attack – and took that in our stride.

The front two were excellent, with Diogo Jota in particular just bringing a smile to your face.

Of course, it took him a bit of time to get used to the bright lights of the top flight, but he now looks like he has been a Premier League player for years.


And while we conceded late on, I have to say the defence looked more solid.

That is thanks to Ryan Bennett, who also helped us keep a clean sheet against Brighton last weekend.

No disrespect to Romain Saiss, but the back three is better – a more cohesive unit – with Bennett back in it.

Him, Conor Coady and Willy Boly compliment each other so well and know each other inside-out. And I reckon they will keep the Hornets at bay today.

Steve Bull

By Steve Bull

Wolves legend and the club's record goal scorer


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