Friday, August 14, 2009

Wolves vs Hammers Pre-Match Analysis

Well Wolves fans, the time is upon us. Were back in the Premiership for the first time since 2004. Like most of you I will find it awfully hard to fall asleep tonight. At 8:45am my time I will be rolling out of the driveway on a 35 mile journey to a pub called Gus O'Connors to watch the match live via satellite. Accompanied by only my friend Dave, we will live and die with each minute that ticks by.

The Wolves start their assault on the Premiership by facing West Ham at the Molineux. The Hammers finished 9th last season but were within 6 points of finishing twelfth and just 10 points clear of 15th. There away form was near as good as their home form but in my opinion with their current squad, the were the consonant overachievers. Their away record against lower table opponents was 4-4-2 with key losses to West Brom(2-3) and Hull City(0-1).

The Wolves and Hammers have never faced each other in the Premiership but have squared off on the pitch 55 times in their history with the London side edging out the boys from Wolverhampton 25 wins to 17.

Last season of the three promoted sides only one team managed to lose in their first home game. Hull took Fulham down 2-1, Stoke beat the Villains 3-2, while it was the Albion whom got bitch slapped by Everton 2-1.

West Ham did very little to improve the squad from last season while the Wolves seemed to spend wisley on players like Kevin Doyle, Ninad Milijas, and an on loan Mancienne.

Players to watch:

Sam Vokes- this super sub scored 9 goals in all competitions not including a goal for the Welsh national team in their 2-1 loss midweek.

Ebanks Blake- his golden foot netted 25 in the Championship League and if on good for and injury free I see at least 14 goals for this rising star.

Nenad Milijas- the Serbian international scored 22 goals in all competitions last season and has been labled a creative midfielder.

Players to hate:

Dean Ashton- that guy is an ugly bastard and mediocer at best.

Robert Green- the 6ft2 keeper stopped 133 shots last season but let in timely goals for the opposition.

Wolves win this home opener with a score 2-1. I see Ebanks Blake and Nenad Milijas opening their premiership goal scoring account in this one.

You can see my daughter and I discuss the Wolves on youtube. Our user name is wolvesfcdetroitfan .


  1. other predictions for this weekens matchups.
    Chelsea beat Hull
    Villa draw Wigan
    Blackburn draw Man City
    Sunderland lose to Bolton
    Fulham take care of Portsmouth
    Burnley beat Stoke
    Everton draw Arsenal
    Man U beats Birmingham
    Liverpool beat Tottenham

  2. i am a huge wolves fan from australia!!!!
    thanks for your blog i am going to enjoy discussing games with you since i dont have anyone who cares!!
    need to not play craddock. he was too old and slow last time we were in the premiership and the only thing thats changed is he's six years older. rather stearman play and make mistakes. he has the chance to get better and learn from them.
    really need kightly. when is he due back?? thought halford played well too

  3. Hey Adam... liked your blog... great garden btw! I am a Wolves fan in Bristol UK. Re: Keogh, the bashing of him all started when we bought a player called Freddy Eastwood 2 sesaons ago who scored 5 in 7 starts but then got rested after a nightclub punch-up in favour of Keogh who brought more possession & workrate football to the team up front. As Keogh didn't score regularly enough compared to Eastwood he got picked on ever since. Personally I think he's a great player, never will be a prolific striker but keeps the ball well and has great skill.