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🔶Wolves Everton🔶(LIVE)

Obviously you’ll have missed the missed the match threads over the closed season, but Halfy’s back with a brand new format worthy of our new found premier league status !

And just wait till you see Halfy’s carrot

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Wolves could hand debuts to World Cup players Rui Patricio, Joao Moutinho and Raul Jimenez.

Jonny may also feature, but new signings Adama Traore and Leander Dendoncker are unlikely to be involved as neither has trained fully this week.

Everton pair Richarlison and Lucas Digne are set to play their first competitive game for the Toffees.

But manager Marco Silva will not consider deadline-day acquisitions Yerry Mina, Andre Gomes or Bernard.

Winger Adama Traore joins Wolves for £18m
Everton pay £27m for Colombia defender Mina

@alistairmann01: While for almost every promoted team consolidation is the aim, Wolves' ambitions appear a great deal loftier - and with justification.

It became apparent very quickly last season that they were a Premier League team in waiting, whose burgeoning confidence in possession was destined for a higher status.

They have since recruited more players with genuine international pedigree, and anything lower than a top-10 finish would be a surprise.

Everton are similarly buoyed by their summer recruitment, including the manager they craved - their first goal will be to harness the optimism which their astonishing deadline-day activity has created.

With the calibre of player on show, this should be a truly fascinating opening weekend duel.

VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo: "We cannot control expectations outside, it doesn't affect us.

"We are comfortable and confident with the way we are starting the game. We are ready.

"There is no aim or target position. We are highly motivated to play in the Premier League."

Everton manager Marco Silva: "The market is difficult and the World Cup year is not easy.

"It's not easy to bring players to Everton either because they ask for lots of money in some moments.

"But I am happy as a coach. We have finalised the market and we are happy with the players here and the players we've brought in."

MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

Wolves are winless in the last six league meetings, losing four, since a 2-1 victory at Molineux in May 2004.
Wolves have scored in just two of their last eight home league games against Everton.
The two sides previously met on the opening weekend in the 1957-58 season, when Wolves went on to win the second of their three top-flight titles.
Wolves

Wolves ended their most recent Premier League season, in 2011-12, with a winless run of 14 games (D4, L10).
Their last top-flight victory came at QPR on 4 February 2012, when Matt Jarvis and Kevin Doyle scored in a 2-1 win.
They lost just two games at Molineux last season, the most recent of which was a 2-0 defeat by Cardiff in January.
The last four winners of the Championship have avoided relegation from the Premier League the following season.
Wolves could break the record for most Portuguese players in a Premier League starting line-up (three), set by Chelsea.
Nuno Espirito Santo and Marco Silva met four times as head coaches during their time in charge of Portuguese sides Rio Ave and Estoril respectively, with each game won by the away team.

posted on 19/9/18

comment by Cinciwolf--Top ten finish? Piece of pee (U11551)
posted 22 hours, 1 minute ago
comment by Alasnomoresmithandjones (long live Israel) (U15157)
posted on 13/8/18
comment by Cinciwolf--I'm stepping outside and may be sometime (U11551)
posted 8 hours, 59 minutes ago
I wouldn't worry too much Arouna, i still think you guys will just about finish ahead of us, your best was as good as our below par performance.
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You better pray that's a below par performance. You're judging Wolves usual form on the championship, the Prems a different kettle of fish, as you witnesses on Saturday. Even with 10 men, in large parts we looked the more likely to score,and it was away.

I don't know if it's bravado and you lot are trying to save face after your arrogant predictions before the game, but the fans on that Wolves forum are far more honest than the ones on here.
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So you come along mocking a loss? Strange, but so was the build up before that first game, as if there were some rivalry between the clubs?

posted on 19/9/18

Oh it had nothing to do with your defeat but more to do with performances, i don't think a single fan can now doubt that we are a very good side, as we said we were and that clowns like you, so entrenched in your views of the premier league hierarchy are being shown up by those pesky 'championship' fans that tried to educate you a little.

Enjoy your season, i know we will

posted on 19/9/18

comment by Cinciwolf--Top ten finish? Piece of pee (U11551)
posted 1 hour ago
Oh it had nothing to do with your defeat but more to do with performances, i don't think a single fan can now doubt that we are a very good side, as we said we were and that clowns like you, so entrenched in your views of the premier league hierarchy are being shown up by those pesky 'championship' fans that tried to educate you a little.

Enjoy your season, i know we will
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Wolves played some nice stuff in the championship. But this is a different league with much less time on the ball. With 11 v 10 it showed weakness in the way Wolves are currently playing.

That experience of PL will benefit the team after Xmas.

posted on 20/9/18

comment by Arouna Jagielka oooh I wanna take ya, Heitinga... (U1308)
posted about 19 hours ago
comment by Cinciwolf--Top ten finish? Piece of pee (U11551)
posted 1 hour ago
Oh it had nothing to do with your defeat but more to do with performances, i don't think a single fan can now doubt that we are a very good side, as we said we were and that clowns like you, so entrenched in your views of the premier league hierarchy are being shown up by those pesky 'championship' fans that tried to educate you a little.

Enjoy your season, i know we will
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Wolves played some nice stuff in the championship. But this is a different league with much less time on the ball. With 11 v 10 it showed weakness in the way Wolves are currently playing.

That experience of PL will benefit the team after Xmas.
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not as weak as everton judging by our respective performances against west ham though

posted on 20/9/18

Let’s revisit this at the end of the season.

Then compare results/performances and position.

comment by Neo (U9135)

posted on 20/9/18

Wolves to finish above Everton this season.

posted on 20/9/18

comment by Neo (U9135)
posted 1 hour, 7 minutes ago
Wolves to finish above Everton this season.
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posted on 22/9/18

Would you look at that, now the bookies install us as seventh favourites

posted on 23/9/18

So that means if you put £100 on Wolves to finish top 7.........


You lose £100

comment by Neo (U9135)

posted on 23/9/18

comment by Neo (U9135)
posted 2 days, 23 hours ago
Wolves to finish above Everton this season.
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