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Wolves fan survey 2018/19 results – Wolf pack on cloud nine

By Joe Edwards | Wolves | Published:

Wolves fans are overjoyed with the work of Nuno Espirito Santo and his players – and they cannot wait for the Europa League qualifiers.

Nuno Espirito Santo (AMA)

Nuno oversaw a rise to seventh in the Premier League and a run to the FA Cup semi-finals last season, so it is no surprise 99 per cent of fans said they are happy with the job he has done, in the Express of Star’s end of season survey.

Finishing seventh sealed a European chance – three two-legged qualifiers to make it into the Europa League group stage – and 96 per cent are excited to get going in the competition.

It truly was a stunning campaign including several victories over the top tier’s big hitters, and the 2-1 success against Manchester United in the Cup was the supporters’ favourite.

Wolves displayed utter fearlessness in that game, and many others, and 99 per cent are happy with the style of football.

Ninety-nine per cent of fans are also delighted that young players have been given an opportunity to shine by Nuno, with Morgan Gibbs-White and Ruben Vinagre starring throughout the term. Max Kilman, Ryan Giles and Niall Ennis also got minutes.

One man who mainly had to make do with substitute appearances was Spanish speedster Adama Traore.

Signed for £18million from Middlesbrough last summer, Traore only ended up scoring one goal as he featured as a winger, striker and even a wing-back.

Things did not quite go as planned for the ex-Barcelona youngster, but 69 per cent would keep him at the club for next season.

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Thursday night games across the continent are coming up if Wolves make it through the qualifiers, which start next month, begging the question whether a bigger squad is needed.

Nuno only had 16 senior outfield players at his disposal last campaign and 69 per cent like having a more tight-knit group.

Signings, though, you would imagine are inevitable, and the majority (52 per cent) want to see between one and three fresh faces coming in.

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Attack (59 per cent) is the area fans want to see strengthened most too.

Off the pitch, 97 per cent of supporters feel well-informed with club developments while 90 per cent enjoy the Molineux light shows on matchdays.

One-fifth of fans are unhappy with ticket prices though.

The South Bank is becoming all rail-seating for the start of next term, and 91 per cent are welcoming the move.

It is all part of making Molineux even more special, and 96 per cent are excited by the recent artist’s impression of what the club want the stadium to look like in the future.

Finishing seventh was a surprise to 72 per cent, 76 per cent expect another top-half finish and 71 per cent are looking for another long run in the Cup.

Portuguese pass-master Joao Moutinho (70 per cent) was the player of the season, ahead of dynamic strike duo Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota (both 15 per cent).

It is a fantastic time to be a Wolves fan, but is Nuno the greatest manager they have ever seen at the club? For 87 per cent, he is.

Joe Edwards

By Joe Edwards
Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @JoeEdwards_Star

Wolves fan turned Wolves correspondent for the Express & Star.

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