Probable Team Lineups: Wolves v Newcastle

It’s a different Newcastle United visiting Molineux as our guests Saturday. I’ve witnessed – not without the kind of delight you sometimes have against others misfortunes in the world of sports – as the leaderships have changed a team that seemed to be working very well last season and sold – or even given away – players of very high class.

The fact that the Geordies are in 4th spot in the tables as I write is food for thoughts. though. Apparently they have managed to build a new team – and especially a new midfield – that works even better than the one they had last season. That Pardew fella might not be out of touch after all?!

I would describe it as they have adjusted to become a permanent feature in the Premier League. The rough edges much needed to survive in the Championships and break through into the Premiership are filed down and players with better skills in the technical department have been brought in.

The French are usually very good at technical skills and passing the ball around. Just look at Arsenal (well, maybe not this season) and the Wenger era. With the new French midfield it seems like Newcastle has succeeded in forming the team to a more playing team with better technic and passing skills and with their striker Ba flying at the moment, Newcastle will be a hard nut to crack for Wolves, even at home.

In play i believe we did witness some progress by Wolves away against Liverpool. With a bit of luck we could have snatched a least a point at Anfield. We were the better team in the second half of the game and if we can play like that against Newcastle I’m not that worried, really.

Can we do that? What team will turn up tomorrow? Well, it’s not too hard to figure out what team Mick McCarthy will turn out, it’s harder, though, to know if they are up to it for the day. Consistency is unfortunately not a characteristic to describe Wolves at the moment.

Definitely out for Wolves are Foley (foot)  Jody Craddock (hamstring) and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake (knee). Newcastle have Shola Ameobi, Alan Smith and Mike Williamson out injured.

Wayne Hennessey was the best player in Wolves against Pool and we need him to do another top performance this weekend. Right back is the only position that’s up for grabs this weekend. As Stearmans’s toe still looks to bother him and Zubar and Foley not yet looks fit to play from start I believe Doherty will have a go, maybe with Zubar replacing him in second half. Next week we could have four players fighting for a start at that position (!).

We will surely play a 4-4-2 with Fletcher and Doyle upfront and Doyle will be flying, happy over the newly signed contract, and probably gift us with at least one goal. Ward will take care of the threat from Obertan and Johnson and Berra will take good care of Ba and Best.

The big fight, though, will take place at inner midfield with Tiote and Cabaye looking to make our day end in misery. O’Hara and Henry must play at their very best to take them out and advance themselves. That’s the key. It’s not only Newcastle who are able to pass the ball around and advance forward. We are at home and should take command of the game and press forward to score, not waiting for them to come to us.

The score? I believe we will have a smashing game. It’s time for Newcastle to lose their first game of the season and it’s time for Wolves to show what they´re / we´re all about. 3-1 to the home team and a performance that make the critics gasp for air, talking about ‘The New Wolves’. Your read it here first. 😆 The probable starting elevens and their positions at Molineux below.






~ by paddytheflea on September 30, 2011.

8 Responses to “Probable Team Lineups: Wolves v Newcastle”

  1. You spelt newcastle keeper wrong its krul, but i do beleive it will be a tough game decided in midfield but with the form and partnership of cabaye and tiote aswell as benarfa to come in newcastle will edge the win 2-1

  2. If Jarvis and Hunt can play their best on the wings and deliver enough crosses we’d have a fair chance.

  3. If we play like we did against Pool then we are in with a chance definitely, Fletch is certainly our most potent striker at present and hopefully the new contract will spur Doyle on.

    Ohara needs to start finding the target soon, instead of spraying balls all over the place, if he cant shoot straight, then pass the effing ball..

    Hennessey is one of the best keepers in the country and my only concern, is the same concern i have had for 3 years now – our defence.

    I sincerely hope Doherty gets the run out, and have no doubt whatsoever that he will perform miles better then champiosnhip player stearman.

    Ward i still feel is better in attack, though i will give you, there is no one at the moment on the books to fill in that LB spot…

    Cant wait !!!


  4. I agree that this will be the starting line up. Despite my grave reservations about Henry (too slow on the ball and lacks any real imagination) and OHara (flashes of brilliance but woeful passing accuracy and how many high over the bar shots?) I think this isn’t a bad starting lie up BUT and it is a big but….

    If it looks as slow and lacking in attack as QPR McCarthy needs to bring on Hammill and Guedi to put the pressure on and work some goals and I mean mid first half not at 80 mins!! They are high risk defensively but to win we need to score more than Newcastle, it’s that simple even if that means a 4-3 scoreline then job done.

    Up the Wolves bring your sunglasses and suncream its going to be a scorcher, hopefully in more ways than one!

  5. Mcfadden scores 2 goals against Newcastle, if he’s signed in time.

  6. Half time report v Newcastle: We are going down with this defence. Absolutely fucking useless – the lot of them.

  7. Full time Report: How many times do you hear the word Disappointing and Roger Johnson in the same sentence… Well, anyways, a futile attempt to make up the deficit against a resolute geordie defence ends in our 4th defeat in a row, 3 of them at home…

    The only positive from this, was the introduction of Hammil and Adlene, if those two dont get a start over USELESS PIECE OF SHIT HENRY and, it has to be said, a very out of sorts Ohara then we’ll have concrete proof that Mcmuppet know nothing.

    Another waste of time.

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