Match Thread: Wolves v Everton 12.7.20
By Ivybridge Wolf
July 12 2020
It seems incredible that the reverse fixture at Goodison was played over 10 months ago on 1st September 2019, unfortunately that day we lost 3-2, so hopefully Wolves can put on a bit of a show and make amends. We certainly need to see an improvement in attacking effort and quality to erase the memory two tepid performances versus Arsenal and Sheffield United. A nice free kick from Neves would do the trick!!
Having 'retired' early yesterday after Saturday afternoon refreshments, I had no idea until this morning that The Blades had beaten Chelsea, a really excellent result for them and thus leap frogging us in the table. Does this put our midweek efforts against them into perspective perhaps? I hope so but fear not however we really could do with being 6th in the table again by 2pm today - that'd be an enormous boost for confidence.
Wolves have got to get onto the front foot today and show more purpose in Everton's half, an opposition who are equally hard to predict. It would be most welcome to see some creative play coming from any number of players, midfield especially because since 'project restart' it seems we are totally reliant on a piece of Traore magic to unlock defences. On that note, I hope his 4th shoulder dislocation of the season does not mean he is sidelined this afternoon.
Enjoy the match today, fingers and everything crossed for the right result and a much better and entertaining game and as always feel free to make your thoughts known on the thread below.
As a final note, it was really sad to hear of the death of Jackie Charlton on Friday. I just about remember him playing (an illustrious career) however it's his management days and as TV co-commentator / pundit that I am most familiar - as well as the World Cup folklore. What a character he was and I loved listening to him speak, a man in football who I thoroughly admired. RIP.
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Can you see me below, just above Willy Boly's left eye? I do think the mosaic is pretty stunning to be honest.
Would be sad to see a great season fizzle out.
Certainly no problem with seeing Neto in the side, he is a very good player in the making and will be interesting to see Podence -A pocket rocket he is, however he perhaps hasn’t shown a great deal for us as yet, albeit with only limited opportunities. A great opportunity for both.
Then Podence, great pass to Neto, just intervened by Digne, otherwise that could well have been in the back of the net. Then Podence, great play, great shot, very good save
Wolves’s main danger man this half, Podence, great piece of skill and gets brought down, penalty, coolly put away from Jimenez. Funny, I didn’t feel confident when he stepped up, I shouldn’t have worried!!
As a half overall we had a couple of good chances and were the better side but a match played largely at a training match pace. Definitely not a classic but I’m much happier now.
I don’t get how Everton have approached this match, very sedentary. Now we have something to hold onto, you have to back our defence against this Toffee attack
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Yeah, I need a fan too
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1 on 1 Jota ..... certain to score ........ trips himself up, muffs it
And then Mr Jota!!!!! 😂😂 Forget what I said, a simply superb strike after a pass from Neves of shear quality. That was fantastic 3-0
Great win over a poor Everton
Wolves 3 Everton 0
3-0 a competent and comfortable win. You might say easy. Much of what we were looking for, more attacking intent, better midfield play with much more purpose, different players (other than Traore) giving the Everton something to think about throughout the match. Our 3rd goal was so bloody good and delighted for Jota, his confidence appeared so low, a terrible miss immediately followed by his sumptuous thump into the back of the net will do him the power of good.
A very satisfying win indeed. I’m glad I’m not an Everton fan, I might have been grumpy post Arsenal and Blades but my god, the Toffees were dismal today, a totally bereft display ....... which I will say we enforced on them! I’d be spitting after that.
As for Podence, a great match for him, delighted with the ‘pocket rocket’ and how he took to his first start. Great energy, neat on the ball and more than a smidgen of skill!
This is definitely the type of performance which really gives me hope again, perhaps it should have been 5-0 however? The sad thing is that this win was missed by 31,000 fans, that’s a crying shame.
How Traore missed his chance God knows.
Neves was m.o.m for me. Always made himself available to receive a pass, defended well when he had to and some of his passing absolutely top drawer.
Great work as well by Nuno and his team to get a performance like that after a couple of poor matches.
Being picky (we have to be picky about something don't we) Doherty doesn't look at his best at the moment.
A joy to watch at times and the individual skills were abundantly on display. Podence will be pleased with his contribution and Neto is pushing to be a regular starter, hope that his injury is not going to interrupt his progress.