Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton Your Report added by KriSaint at 00:26:56 A frustrating defeat as we could definitely have gotten a result. A 'home team referee' didn't help much. I liked our 'new' shape, but where the hell were KWP and Che Adams in our starting line up? Ralph? Fantastic free kick - again - by JWP. Now no. 2 in the 'all time PL number of free kick goals list' behind Beckham with a total of 12 free kick goals. I feel very proud of that and of the fact that - this time - it wasn't his normal 'left wards' / 'inwards' curling type of shut but an astonishing thunderbolt 'outwards' one - from 40 yards out. Amazing.
Bring on Tottenham and Manure and let's come with a proper reaction and beat those 2 annoying teams. COYS! <3
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton Your Report added by ElijahK at 18:17:16 Ok fair enough foreversaint, he saved a single penalty in the shootout, but that’s what most people expect from a keeper in a shootout, to save at least 1 penalty, and ether way, it doesn’t remove the fact that he’s shite and McCarthy is better, but should only be our backup keeper as nether are PL quality whatsoever
Queens Park Rangers v West Bromwich Albion Your Report added by Geoff78 at 13:37:17 Wonderful finish to a game that started badly for Rs. We so often start slowly and could have conceded a couple of early goals as we failed to cope with WBA's physicality and pressing. Dickie's early booking was a worrying sign and Stef's passing was loose, as if he was trying too hard. Gradually Rs got their passing going, had more possession and by the end of the first half were arguably getting on top. The beginning of the second period was fabulous. Gray's goal was disallowed, but that seemed to fire us up further. We moved the ball with pace and accuracy, Albert and Lee were finding space and giving the full backs a torrid time. Chrissy was on fire. Stef started chasing everything, closing down keeper and defenders, forcing errors. But the Baggies defended well and we only created a couple of proper chances. WBA's big lad coming on began to shift the momentum and when Charlie came on (I thought Gray had been poor) the inevitable seemed possible. Of course with QPR the inevitable is unpredictable and usually only favours the opposition. Barbet coming back with the bandaged head was another inspiring moment. But West Brom created at least one glorious chance and had what seemed from a long way away in the upper Loft a good penalty shout. And then Charlie did what Charlie does. Magic! Thought Dunne and Barbet (at least one out of this world tackle) were MotM. And Johansen's running and determination kept us going when we tired near the end.
Penalty save number 2 clearly shows a save whilst he is keeper, hand definitely gets there. ElijahK I suggest you watch the footage, definitely does not “ski over” as you are suggesting.
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton Your Report added by AmericanSaint at 01:20:32 Yeah, a disappointment but Wolves are hard at home - Best GAA at home. I can see the PEN being given, but where was VAR when OR was kick under his knee while he was in the box. That was a clear and obvious PEN. The ref did show his inexperience but did an ok job overall. FF was to blame for the 2ns goal no doubt, but had a decent rest of the game. Everyone makes errors and we forget that stupid foul that gave away that free kick. Perraud was so unlucky not to score and Salusi should have scored his header. Oh, the good is that we showed spirit and fight and again like I said after the last match, this game would show where we really are. Dont believe the scoreline, it flatters wolves who only really tested us the last 10 minutes after JWP thunderbolt. Now we just have to keep playing with this same intensity and finish our chances and we will be fine.
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton Your Report added by codge at 22:42:17 You could tell the Ref was only on his 2nd game clueless for most of the match, Forster in no man’s land for the second goal.We played quite well over all,between there diving at the slightest touch especially Prudence such a weasel. Overall we put in a decent performance just didn’t get the rub of the green. COYR.
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton Your Report added by SanMarco at 21:05:07 Clear and obvious error? All four words in the sentence are simple ones. What it doesn't mean is: bloke in the VAR booth would have given it and has a stronger personality/is senior to the man on the field and therefore leans on him. The idiots in charge of the EPL need to sort VAR out. Make the officials keep to the rules - it is clear and obvious.
Having got four last time I suppose there was always a good chance we would miss our chances today. A shame because we should have got something from the game. Tella and barn doors + Forster and crosses sum up the day for me, oh, and did I mention clear and obvious errors??
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton Your Report added by ElijahK at 21:00:05 No foreverred Forster didn’t save a single penalty against Chelsea, as they got 4 outta 5 and Mount skied his penalty miles over, so you could’ve had ether of us in goal for that and it couldn’t have been any worse, and how’d he keep us in the cup at Swansea? As his distribution was awful, and he gave away the ball to one of their goals. As yeah I agree that McCarthys only good enough to be a backup keeper, and that we need a new one, but Forster isn’t better than McCarthy, as at least McCarthy can do better with the penalties and makes up his mind when deciding if he’s coming out nor not
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton Your Report added by Foreverred at 19:43:04 Very unlucky today, debatable pen, Fraser was at fault for second, but was lynaco playing them on side, and their third was a breakaway goal when we were caught upfield , but it’s was one of those days when the decisions went the other way. Fantastic goal from JWP shame it didn’t count for much. But on the question of Fraser Forster he makes a mistake Which cost us a goal, and people are on his back. to say he can’t save penalties well short memories hey didn’t he save in the penalty shootout at Sheffield, again at Chelsea, kept us in the cup at Swansea with a great save before extra time, and two point blank saves against Brentford .i cannot remember McCarthy saving a pen in a longtime, and he has faults also Notably his near post v Norwich .we need a new keeper no question of that ,because this is Forster last season with us, but McCarthy is only good enough as a back up keeper. Henderson or Johnstone would be a good choice.
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton Your Report added by ElijahK at 18:42:27 Well at least this game just shows that yeah Forster might get a fluke performance against Spurs, but when he’s regularly tested he messes up too much and just isn’t good enough. As McCarthys no legend, but at least he’s not on the ground before a penalties taken and makes up his mind on whether he’s coming out or not
The penalty from VAR looked wrong. How can it take 20 repeats to spot a clear and obvious error. Back to the bad old days of atmosphere killing if this carries on.
JWP scored a stonker of a free kick. 30 yards out to go up to second in the free kick table.
Saints had 2 great chances to get a result. Tella, one that looked harder to miss than to score and Perraud thumping one against the crossbar that could have levelled it.
Wolves matched us up and indulged in plenty of shIthousery. Worked hard for their win though.
We lost but I'm smiling. We almost got back in it. I hope everyone takes a lot of positives out of a good performance that just wasn't quite enough.
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton Your Report added by I_would at 17:53:29 Tella hopeless as RB. Diallo out of position as well. Redmond had his worst game ever in a Saints shirt completely invisible but favoured by Ralph so stayed on. Armstrong brought on did nowt except for run across the pitch a few times. Che brought on but did nowt. AA brought on did nowt. Horribly painful to watch as forgone conclusion given Ralph's team selection and subs. Prowsey's free kick looked good but I suspect he meant to slot in top left hand corner and accidentally cut across the ball to the top right. Either way didn't effect the outcome.
Wolves 3 - Ralph's management 1.
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton Your Report added by silverspringsaint at 17:52:15 Bah humbug! Had us down for a score draw today - and in truth we might have got that if we had snagged a goal from our early pressure. Facing very good opponents today and a major step up defensively to what we saw in Brentford. Broja was neutralized and Redmond et al. didn't step up enough so we did not have that cutting edge. Romeu and JWP (what a goal!) were good today and Perraud was lively. We were a bit unlucky with their penalty, but Tella had been caught dithering on the ball just before that incident (hope KWP is back for the next game). Forster was shocking for the second goal and that put us into a hole just too deep to get out of. Ah well, on to City - we have tied them once this season so who knows??
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton Your Report added by KilkennySaint at 17:25:29 Disappointed result, at least we got back into it and went for it at the end. Priority now should be a keeper, today showed why Frazier should only be a back up, his has good moments but too indecisive at times, yes he was at fault for the 2nd goal but why are our defenders so slow to react, not just today but have seen it for the past few years.
JWP goal of the season contender.
Coady scored his first league goal at Molineux and Traore first premier league goal, of course against us.
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton Your Report added by codge at 17:22:44 You could tell the Ref was only on his 2nd game clueless for most of the match, Forster in no man’s land for the second goal.We played quite well over all,between there diving at the slightest touch especially Prudence such a weasel. Overall we put in a decent performance just didn’t get the rub of the green. COYR.
3 CBs, 2 wingbacks and 3 midfielders who all worked hard and supported each other well in a well organized shape - including 2 hard working strikers - worked fine on an evening where we scored from most of our chances (for a change). JWP my MOTM from his RB position - and fine performances throughout the team besides perhaps Redmond who wasn't very succesful as link up player and striker , but at least he tried..
Ralph must be thrilled and relieved and proud as must be our new main owner, Dragan Solak , allegedly Serbias richest man , and his partners in business Rasmus Ankersen and Henrik Kraft , both Danes. Great to see Diallo score our second goal, a difficult volley; unfortunately categorized as an own goal by Brentfords keeper; and great to watch Romeu assisting Broja for his 5.th PL goal - Broja running through from the middle of the pitch and into the box before finishing in the bottom corner to the keepers left. I had the feeling "I'm sure he'll score", when he accelerated towards goal and left Brentfords captain and CB Pontus Jansson for dead , and so he did; scored; again. Such a talented, young player. I hope we get to buy him from Chelsea. Jan B scored again with another delicate header from another delicate JWP corner kick, and Che scored a fine, controlled goal - putting the ball calmly over the keeper on the edge of the box - being one-on-one with him receiving the ball from Diallos long clearance from deep inside our own half. Saints 4 Brentford 1
Disappointing to read in some reports that Brentford had an off-day, but let's be honest and not give Saints a dis-service, we played them off the park and totally controlled the whole game apart from a few brief flurries in the first half and a crazy 5 minute spell towards the end of the 2nd half. It was great to see us passing it around and cruising at 4-1 up, so credit to all the players and for RH for making the changes when he did.
My only criticisms would be that we still switch off and ball watch a bit - like for the Brentford equaliser - and still lack that bit of organisation at the back - hence that frantic 5 mins at the end and the pinball in our box.
The players clearly grew in confidence as the game went on and the further in front we got. Both Diallo and Romeu were showing off all kinds of skills and turns in the middle of the park and if Perraud could learn to cross after beating his man, we would have a top notch left back.
Glad we shared the goals out, as it shows we are not reliant on a single player and that has been the case over the last few games. Enforced, or not, RH has used a lot of the squad in recent matches and the results have been superb, so no reason why they should not continue at Wolves on Saturday.