Wolves News In Short
I’ve been lazy at updating again, so here comes a bunch of news on Wolves from the week gone by.
First some international news:
* Kevin Doyle and Nenad Milijas played the first half for the Republic Of Ireland and Serbia respectively on Tuesday and Wednesday. Hopefully they will be fully fit and hungry tomorrow.
* Wayne Hennessey played for Wales against Doylers Ireland and saw three goals go into his net, but there were not much he could do about either of them. He did some excellent saves, though. He will be just fine tomorrow.
* Christophe Berra played the game for Scotland when they registered a win against Northern Ireland.
* Dave Edwards is reported to be doubtful for tomorrows game with a ‘leg problem’. Hunty is on his way back and will face a late fitness test before the game. O’Hara seem to be fit enough to play for 90 minutes against the club he started his career (in the Arsenal Academy) and Foley is ready for selection aswell.
* The Wolves Academy Under 18’s played against Stoke City Saturday and managed to come out victorious with 3-1 after a good second half. Goals by Zeli Ismael, Liam McAlinden and Jack Price. Read all about it on the Wolves Official Site and – more in detail but with funny names – on the Stoke Official site.
Out on-loan news:
* Wolves young striker Sam Winnall joins Scott Malone (who apparently has tonsilitis) on loan at relegation threatened team Burton Albion in League Two. They are playing tonight against top team Chesterfield – a team they have beaten twice already in this season.
* As said before Andy Keogh scored for his new – for three months on-loan – club Bristol City last weekend. They will face Leeds – the club where Andy started his footballing career – on Saturday. Nicky Maynard – the Bristol star striker – will probably be back in contention after a long injury absence. Will that mean that Keogh will find it hard to get playing time again?
* Greg Halford played from start for Portsmouth when they drew against Derby Saturday. They will play Doncaster away tomorrow.
* Peterborough United – with Nathaniel Mendez-Laing playing the last twenty minutes – saved a point after a penalty for a handball in the area, when they played Southampton Saturday. They will face Charlton away tomorrow.
* John Dunleavy continues to sit on the bench at Barnet, when they played a goalless draw against Northampton.
Edit: * Wolves player Stefan ‘The Hoff’ Maierhofer – on-loan to Duisburg – has been busy. Last weekend hey won against Erzgebirge Aue
with 3-1. No goals by our tall hero, but he played well and got high ratings from the fans. But unfortunately a fifth yellow card, so he will be out in the next game against FC Augsburg. Highlights can be seen on Paddytheflea’s Vodpod site.
He also played for 90 minutes for Austria in the friendly against Holland. They lost with 3-1 and The Hoff did not score the goal.
I look very positively on that as the club need more revenues to get the economy necessary to be a regular team in the Premier League.
I believe that more seats, bars, shops etcetera will accomplish that. And we – the supporters – will come closer to the pitch and will be better heard and have better seating and facilities.
The bad societal economy that prevents fans to go to the games today will be better soon and we will fill the extra seats, I’m sure. Read all about the developmental plans on the Wolves special site HERE.
I will be back with the probable teams for the game against Arsenal later today or tomorrow. Up the Wolves!