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Thread: FT: WOLVERHAMPTON W 2 - 0 CARDIFF CITY. Match thread

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    FT: WOLVERHAMPTON W 2 - 0 CARDIFF CITY. Match thread

    Team News

    Goalkeeper John Ruddy will make his first Premier League appearance for almost three years against Cardiff as Wolves prepare him for their FA Cup quarter-final.

    Rui Patricio has been ever-present in the league this season, but boss Nuno Espirito Santo will start Ruddy in Saturday's visit of Cardiff before the last-eight clash with Manchester United in two weeks.

    As well as Ruddy starting in goal, Romain Saiss and Ruben Vinagre may also be handed Wolves recalls against the Bluebirds.

    Cardiff welcome back Victor Camarasa and Oumar Niasse for the trip to Molineux.

    Spanish playmaker Camarasa has not started since January 19 because of a calf problem, while loan signing Niasse was ineligible to play against his parent club Everton on Tuesday.

    Harry Arter and Callum Paterson could both return after being rested in midweek, while Joe Ralls has recovered from a calf strain to rejoin the squad.

    The Managers

    "In terms of who is going to play (in goal), we have already made our decisions, said Nuno.

    "We don't normally do this, but to avoid any confusion, John Ruddy is going to play because we consider it is the right moment to prepare him for what's coming in front of us.

    "Because in two weeks' time, we're going to play in the FA Cup, and John Ruddy is going to be in goal. We consider this is the right moment for him to get some game time in competition, and to be stronger.

    "We have a lot of confidence in the three goalkeepers we have. Rui has been playing in the league, John has been playing in the cup, Will Norris has not had a chance until now to play but we have 100 per cent confidence in all three."

    Neil Warnock has sat down with players to look into themselves after two terrible defeats.

    "I had a chat with them all and put my point of view forward about the remainder of the season," Warnock said.

    "After that they had a meeting of their own, and I was quite pleased about that.

    "When you do make mistakes you don't tend to look in the mirror, you tend to look around. All I've asked is for them to look in the mirror."


    Opta stats

    • Wolves have lost five of their last seven league matches against Cardiff (W2), losing the reverse fixture at the Cardiff City Stadium in November.
    • Cardiff City, 2-1 winners at Molineux in August 2017, are looking to win consecutive away league matches against Wolves for the first time since February 1988.
    • Wolves have won four of their last five home matches in all competitions (D1), as many as they'd won in their first 12 games at Molineux this season (W4 D3 L5).
    • Cardiff have won two of their last four away Premier League games (L2) - as many as in their first 28 in the competition (W2 D6 L20).
    • Wolves haven't lost consecutive matches in all competitions since November 2018, when they lost against Huddersfield and Cardiff.
    • Cardiff have conceded at least three goals in 11 different Premier League games this season, more than any other side.
    • Wolves failed to register a shot on target in their 0-1 defeat to Huddersfield, only the third time they had failed to do so in a league match under Nuno Espirito Santo (also against Barnsley in January 2018 and Man City in January 2019).



    Match Officials

    Referee: Andre Marriner
    Assistants: Scott Ledger, Simon Long
    Fourth official: Peter Bankes

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    Re: WOLVERHAMPTON W v CARDIFF CITY. Match thread

    Wolves programme covers this season are being designed by Louise Cobbald https://twitter.com/SPLouiseCobbold

    Here is the image she drew for today's programme

    #wolcar.jpg


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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Morris View Post
    Wolves programme covers this season are being designed by Louise Cobbald https://twitter.com/SPLouiseCobbold

    Here is the image she drew for today's programme

    #wolcar.jpg

    Got a good feeling about this game.
    Blooooobirds!

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    Re: WOLVERHAMPTON W v CARDIFF CITY. Match thread

    Cardiff City: Etheridge; Peltier, Morrison, Bamba, Bennett; Gunnarsson, Ralls, Camarasa, Decordova-Reid; Zohore, Niasse.

    Zohore Reid AND Niasse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitman View Post
    Cardiff City: Etheridge; Peltier, Morrison, Bamba, Bennett; Gunnarsson, Ralls, Camarasa, Decordova-Reid; Zohore, Niasse.

    Zohore Reid AND Niasse
    expected to play narrow but didnt expect 442

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    Both Holliet and Murphy dropped from the match day squad

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    Quote Originally Posted by SABlue View Post
    Both Holliet and Murphy dropped from the match day squad
    And Mendez-Laing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SABlue View Post
    Both Holliet and Murphy dropped from the match day squad
    And NM-L, he’s had a cull of his wingers.

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    Wolves changes are significant

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    Interesting team today with an attacking mindset.

    I like the programme cover too. Gunnar looks like the fella from The Grand Hotel, Port Talbot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SABlue View Post
    Both Holliet and Murphy dropped from the match day squad
    Quote Originally Posted by dml1954 View Post
    And Mendez-Laing.
    And Danny Ward. Didn't really do anything wrong against Everton so guess he's injured again?

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    fair play that's a bold lineup. Our wingers have been terrible all season so I agree with dropping all of them. Hopefully this formation allows us better control of the ball

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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Oddie View Post
    Interesting team today with an attacking mindset.

    I like the programme cover too. Gunnar looks like the fella from The Grand Hotel, Port Talbot.
    Interesting? The attack line up is.. But what is he thinking with that defense?

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    "We're gonna win 6-5, we're gonna win 6-5"...

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    It appears that Morrison is undroppable no matter how he plays.

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    They don’t like us up there do they!

    https://victorianwolvessupporters.cl...-colin-wanker/

    I’d love to beat them

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    Re: WOLVERHAMPTON W v CARDIFF CITY. Match thread

    Quote Originally Posted by StraightOuttaCanton View Post
    Wolves changes are significant

    5 changes apparently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfmother View Post
    Interesting? The attack line up is.. But what is he thinking with that defense?
    Bollocks to it. Attack is the first line of defence. IF we get an early goal, I reckon there'll be changes within the team to be more defensive. Didn't he do a lot of that last season? I can't clearly remember what happened last night, let alone last season...

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    It is really shit or bust time.
    If our defence is anywhere near good we have enough up top to score.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfmother View Post
    Interesting? The attack line up is.. But what is he thinking with that defense?
    Morrison played better in the second half against Everton, Manga played poorly for the whole game. Also you cant expect a player who has had an operation and been out for 5/6 weeks to come straight back in and be fully fit. With Manga being rested, the defence basically picks itself.

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    Bollocks

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    Unbelievable Goal ..... Well deserved

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    Morrison watching butterflies.

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    morrison a PASSENGER yet again

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    And we'd started better than we have done all season.

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    WELL DONE BAMBA

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    I'm sure people will somehow blame Morrison for that one

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    Bamba can also **** off

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    The midfield must be looking at that back four with disgust, shocking defending

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