Short reports from the Internationals

Wolves actually had 5 players who played in their national teams tonight, despite injuries to Doyle, Vokes and Edwards;

  • Hennessey played the first half for Wales against Luxembourg
  • Berra played the whole game for Scotland against Sweden
  • Fletcher played for over an hour for Scotland against Sweden
  • Keogh played the last half hour for the Republic Of Ireland against Argentina
  • Young Academy player Johnny Gorman played the last 30 minutes for Northern Ireland against Montenegro

I watched the Scotland game on TV and they were completely outplayed by the Swedes for most of the game. The Scot defence was abysmal the first half at least and Berra was one of the defenders to blame.

But Scotland are in a crisis and have a young unproved team, while Sweden had the benefit of getting their world player Ibrahimovic back in their national team. And they went forward with many men pressuring the Scotland back four very hard.

Fletcher didn’t get much to work with when he was on. Not a decent chance that I noticed (but I was off making dinner for a while) 😆

Sweden won the game with 3-0 and Berra and Fletcher got a good run out and – at least as it seemed – they went injury free through it, thank G.

Watch the goals below:

Hennessey was on late in the first half when Luxembourg made their only goal. It was a deflection on a player that then went on the inside of the bar and into the net.

Nothing to do about that, says reports. It was one all after the first half and Wales went on to win by 5-1. Bellamy is reported to have been very good for the Welsh.

Former Wolves striker Robbie Keane walked onto the pitch to the new arena for his 100th match holding his son in hand. Must have been great for him!

Sadly there were no Doyler walking behind him or playing beside him, though. Argentina were the competition. With eight World Cup players starting. They scored after 20 minutes. Apparently it was offside, but the referee didn’t see that. I think they all must go kissing that stone asap!

Just watch here! Shocking!

Beside Keane was a youngster -Sheridan from Celtic – who had played in the U21 the night before. The reports say that the Irish play did get a lift-up when Andy Keogh came in with half an hour left of the second half.

He had a great chance when the Argentina keeper was outplayed after a nice cross from Keith Treacy. But he didn’t reach it properly and it went over the crossbar.

At stoppage time Keogh headed a free-kick on from former Wolves loanee Darron Gibson towards Keane in the area who tried an overhead kick, but Robbie couldn’t wrap his foot around the ball, so the match ended with that only offside goal to give Argentina the win.

Northern Ireland lost to Montenegro with 2-0. I know nothing about that game except that the Wolves Academy Player Johnny Gorman came on with 30 minutes left. His third cap, I believe. A man for the future, without a doubt.

Goodnight fellow Wolves supporters!


(Edit: Now i see that Jelle Van Damme, and Milijas has played 45 minutes each tonight aswell. But it’s goodnight anyway;-)

~ by paddytheflea on August 11, 2010.

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