Wolves: A Difficult Afternoon?

After two draws, can we return to winning ways this afternoon?

Wolves have lost their last 3 games, we are on an unbeaten run stretching back to 1982, the portents are good. But before we start assuming an easy victory Wolves are the only team apart from L’pool to take points off Man City and drew at Old Trafford – they have ability.


Every time I have visited Wolverhampton it has rained, and I have to say, it is a grim place enlivened only by its proximity to Tipton (home of Steve Bull). A historical highlight for W’hampton is that the first automated traffic light in the UK was sited in Princess St. (1927).   Slade come from Wolves as does the teams most famous supporter, Robert Plant of Led Zep fame. That’s it really.

Apart from it’s football team. Billy Wright, later to become Arsenal manager, is their signature player, a man whom in his day was the biggest star in English football.

In David Wagner they have a fine manager who is doing a wonderful job with very limited resources. By far the most impressive of the promoted sides, Wolves already have 18 points, just 2 behind the incredibly lucky Man Utd.

Mr. Emery must be delighted with his start in the PL, to take a team which is in a transitional period and go unbeaten for 14 games is remarkable. True, we haven’t hit the heights of Wenger’s first season but nonetheless the green shoots are clearly evident.  Our new signings have all bedded in well and both Terrier and Curly look amazing purchases.

My Team:


Catwalk    Mustafi    Holding   Wardrobe

Terrier    Xhaka   Mhiki


Laca   PEA

Towards the end of the Sporting Lisbon game Iwobi looked shot, perhaps he is carrying an injury because his stamina has never been an issue; as such I would start Mhiki.

Perhaps the Greek Bloke for Holding who could use a rest, otherwise the team picks itself ahead of another Interlull.

It would be excellent if we could go into the break on the back of 3 points, especially as the Top 6 are consistently winning.


Remembrance Day. 100 years since the Armistice.  5 out of the 23 Arsenal players who served died in the conflict. Humbling.



28 Responses to Wolves: A Difficult Afternoon?

  1. Stevie D says:

    I really think you should endeavour to get your facts even close to being right before attempting to comment on the opposition. We do not have David Wagner as manager, we do not have ‘limited resources’, and we don’t have 18 points. Not until Sunday at 6pm anyway.

  2. Sharmwolf says:

    What a rubbish incorrect piece. Check the managers name.
    So we are grim but we do have people living in the area with British sounding names which our lovely capital can no longer boast

  3. fred1266 says:

    Would go ramsey over xhaka just to offer more attacking threat

  4. chas says:

    Nice one, BR.

    Will be a tricky afternoon for sure.
    I reckon Wobbly to come on from the bench is a good shout.
    Up The Arse.

  5. Big Raddy says:

    Not my best work 🤭🤭🤡🤡

  6. mickydidit89 says:

    Thanks very much Erik

    As I’ve said before, never get bogged down in the detail. It’s an excellent piece of work 🙂

    Leaving home again in a minute, so will miss the game. Radio commentary for some of it is my only hope and that’s slim

  7. mickydidit89 says:

    enjoy the game all

    Up The Gunners

  8. Rasp says:

    Morning Raddy, thanks for the PM, who cares about a few minor details 🙂 The bigger significance of today should not be forgotten.

    Anyone who has access to BT Sport should try to watch Brothers in Football .. it was aired last night. It tells the Story of Corinthian Casuals. They lost 105 men in WW1 and played the game with the Corinthian spirit, their goalkeeper would not defend his goal for penalties and they would deliberately miss if awarded a pen.

    Beyond that they gifted 2 footballs to a player who was half Brazillian and who was returning home. Those were the first two footballs to be kicked in Brazil and gave rise to Sport Club Corinthians Paulista in homage to the casuals. The documentary chronicles the CC travelling to Brazil to play a commemorative game. A timely reminder of our history and the importance of fair play and dignity.


  9. Big Raddy says:

    From the fixture comparison we have exactly the same points as last season!

  10. Ants says:

    Thanks BR. I can’t understand why Steve Bull’s origin makes Tipton any better. It’s also a shithole😂

  11. Big Raddy says:

    LBG. It was sarcasm 😀 As you say, the place is a shithole.

    Liverpool just scored a very controversial goal, atrocious linesmanship. Fulham are not getting any luck at all

  12. chas says:

    LBG hasn’t been on yet today.
    Are you OK?

  13. LB says:

    Never let the truth get in the way of a good story, that’s what I say anyway.

    Good read BR difficult to get excited or even have the slightest interest in a place I know nothing about and care even less.

    A good win will solve all this.

    It’s Mesut time, I can feel it in my bones,

    It’s off to the Costa Blanca Arsenal supporters club for me today.


  14. GunnerN5 says:

    Morning all,

    It’s always a good idea to add some faulty data – it brings out all of the losers.

    Busy day – F1, Darts, Football.

  15. Aaron says:

    Enjoyed the piece, but then I am not from that “grim place” which rains often.
    Like the names in the starting lineup, Catwalk- that is amusing.
    Just a note, I have seen Iwobi gassed many games and have often wondered if he just is not built for Ramsey type of running-more fast twitch muscle mass for Alex most likely.
    Need 3 points today.
    Can the Arsenal win one today ? All things considered.
    The Arsenal will keep pace or else…………

  16. Big Raddy says:

    Chas. No and thank you for your concern

  17. Big Raddy says:

    Team announced. As above but Iwobi starts instead of Mhiki

  18. Rasp says:

    Impressive omnipotence Raddy 🙂

  19. Rasp says:

    Incidentally … spot the masonic symbol in the badge on the left in the pic at end of the post. SHN was a big Knob in the masons.

  20. Big Raddy says:

    Had I known the masons was a Gooner organisation I might have joined 🤤

  21. Big Raddy says:

    Measured start. Don’t like Iwobi on the right

  22. Big Raddy says:

    Truly dreadful goal to concede. Terrible defendin

  23. Aaron says:

    That was a lot of bleh.
    Man, I do not like Kola on the left-is he really a defender??
    Just not much drive going forward and the Arsenal are marked by 2,3, or 4 when in the Wolves half in space.
    More 1 touch passing and runs into space to the corners!
    Emery and players need to raise their game.

  24. Big Raddy says:

    Not the best of halves.

    I have a friend from Cph who has taken his son to THOF for his first Arsenal game. Shame for the lad.

    Our big players are absent so far. We are playing with 9 men – Ozil and PEA hardly in the game.

    Only Bellerin, Bent and Terrier playing well. Iwobi getting much of the ball and at least is trying to create chances.

    Thank goodness we are only one down.

  25. Big Raddy says:

    Fairplay to Wolves, they were the better team and deserved to win.

    We looked tired and lacked any pace in our passing. Ramsey and Mhiki made a difference.

    Much to think about but the unbeaten run continues.

  26. GunnerN5 says:

    Well – does that game mean we have out Old Arsenal back.

    Let’s hope not – it was miserable to watch us, once again, fail to do well against a determined defense.

  27. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    As predicted, it was a difficult afternoon. Now two weeks of nothing

  28. chas says:


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