There has been some rumours about Wolves being interested in Hammill, a player from Barnsley. But I think you can forget that altogether.
The reason of these rumours are very probably the fact that the Wolves manager Mick McCarthy – originating from Barnsley – was there watching out on-loan Wolves player Matt Hill.
He was probably there because Hill actually scored his first goal since 2004 when he snatched the ball from Tudgay and had open roads against Forest on Saturday.
And he kept his head cool. The Barnsley manager liked what he saw and said to the BBC:
“He’s stepped in today and not only has he defended well, but he’s gone through and nicked the ball and driven through and scored a great goal and kept his head when he’s been in the penalty area. I’m delighted for him.”
Sounds good! Perhaps McCarthy was there to bring him home to play on the left back position that looks to need some strengthening.
Hill is just back from a five week lay off after an injury to his ankle. But the interesting thing is that he seem to play as winger now. He did that again today against Coventry, but this time – with McCarthy watching – he wasted a good effort in shooting over. But Barnsley did win the game by 2-1 anyway (Eastwood scored the Coventry goal – only his fourth this season).
Greg Halford also scored this weekend, but his team – Portsmouth – lost against Hull. Perhaps partly because a penalty was awarded against Greg. His goal was a consolation goal – with a header of course – as Hull won by 3-2.
According to the Pompey manager Halford will stay there for the season. Are you sure, Mick? Halford said about the match to the Pompey Official Site:
“We deserved a point at the very least but individual mistakes cost us again and we can’t afford to do that. That’s nine goals we’ve conceded in our last three games and it’s not good enough.”
“We created plenty of chances but we couldn’t take them. We could have scored five or six and we need to be clinical.”
And a third Wolves player out on-loan also scored today. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing – our fast running young winger – finally succeeded in scoring for Peterborough against lowly Walsall.
He came on after 74 minutes and scored eight minutes later after rounding Saddlers keeper Jonny Brain for 3-1. Posh scored another one on extra time to make the final result 4-1. Congratulations, Natty!
Scott Malone was less lucky against Port Vale as Burton went two goals down after just seven minutes. And the second seem to be by a defending error by Malone. At least that is what Italian manager Peschisolido said after the game:
“We were 2-0 down and up against it before the game had hardly kicked off. I find that unacceptable because everyone knew who they were supposed to be marking from the set-piece.”
“And then Scott (Malone) has made a mistake for the second goal. I’ve had to shake it up and the substitutions made a bit of a difference.”
Yes. Scott was made the scapegoat and was substituted for the second half – right or wrong – and Burton got a goal back in the second half, but despite a red card to a Port Vale player, Burton lost by 2-1. Let’s hope Malone is back from start for the next game.
Hemmings played from start for 66 minutes for Torquay against Oxford in a goal rich game. Seven of them, but unfortunately only three to Torquay. And non of them from Hemmings.
The manager said afterwards that they were by far the better team, but Oxford had more precision. Or maybe at least one man – Midson – who scored a hat-trick.
And that’s about it?!? No. The Wolves striker out on-loan to MSV Duisburg – Stefan Maierhofer – is out cold with a flu and can’t join the rest of the squad to a training camp in Turkey with games against Bielefeldt and Werder Bremen.
Paddytheflea hopes for a quick recovery. The league starts up again on the 16th.
(sorry bout the lousy layout. There’s something wrong here. Perhaps a virus) 😆