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Wolves v Olympiacos Match Preview [LIVE]

Date: Thursday 6th August
Venue: Molineux
Kick off: 20.00

Live @ https://www.ja606.co.uk/articles/viewLiveArticle/424093
One match ban enabled

On March 12th Wolves faced Olympiacos at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Athens. At the final whistle the game finished all square at 1-1 despite the fact that Olympiacos played two thirds of the game with 10 men.
The game was the first one that the sides had played behind closed doors due to the Covid-19 virus. Since then Wolves have played 9 games without fans and although they have stated on several occasions how hey miss the fans, they have won 5 and drawn 1 of those games.

Having missed out on both Champions League and Europa League qualification by means of league position and then failing to qualify for Europa League by dint of Chelsea winning the FA Cup this game is one more step towards a final that would give Wolves European football for the second consecutive season and Champions League football for the first time in their history.

Olympiacos are top of the Greek Super League having won 3 and drawn 1 of their last 5 games. The game they lost (after the league title was won) was the only game they lost all season. With a massive goals for tally of 74 and a paltry goals against figure of 16, this is not a team to be taken lightly. However now that the Wolves players are less concerned with contracting Corona virus when travelling to a club whose chairman had been tested positive for the disease they will undoubtedly be more focussed on the football.

Olympiacos’ Portuguese keeper Jose Sa has kept 28 clean sheets this season a feat not equalled by any other goalkeeper in the world.
Striker Youssef El-Arabi who is a team-mate of Romain Saiss in the Moroccan national side has scored 27 goals in all competitions, one more than Raul Jimenez.

The game will be shown Live on BT Sport 1

Gem’s prediction 2-1

posted on 6/8/20

Premier League meeting tomorrow with 4 items on the agenda;
Will the 5 subs rule introduced this summer be retained for next season
What changes will be made to the use of VAR (although UEFA are hoping that a Europe wide consistent policy will be agreed)
Policy for the gradual reintroduction of fans to stadiums from October
Policy to be agreed on what happens if next season can’t be finished due to another lockdown

posted on 6/8/20

comment by Spangles (U17289)
posted about 3 hours ago
Premier League meeting tomorrow with 4 items on the agenda;
Will the 5 subs rule introduced this summer be retained for next season
What changes will be made to the use of VAR (although UEFA are hoping that a Europe wide consistent policy will be agreed)
Policy for the gradual reintroduction of fans to stadiums from October
Policy to be agreed on what happens if next season can’t be finished due to another lockdown
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I'm sure I read that the 5 subs rule will be continued next season but the manager/coach doesn't have to comply if they don't want to.

posted on 6/8/20

No sign of Halfy. Looks like this might become the match thread again.

posted on 6/8/20

100 on the preview thread, outstanding!

posted on 6/8/20

old mates

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/aug/06/pedro-martins-the-slayer-of-arsenal-who-now-has-sights-set-on-wolves

posted on 6/8/20

Premier league clubs have rejected the idea of 5 subs for next season, according to reports

posted on 6/8/20

comment by GeminMallorca FOVAR (U18318)
posted 1 hour, 28 minutes ago
comment by Spangles (U17289)
posted about 3 hours ago
Premier League meeting tomorrow with 4 items on the agenda;
Will the 5 subs rule introduced this summer be retained for next season
What changes will be made to the use of VAR (although UEFA are hoping that a Europe wide consistent policy will be agreed)
Policy for the gradual reintroduction of fans to stadiums from October
Policy to be agreed on what happens if next season can’t be finished due to another lockdown
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I'm sure I read that the 5 subs rule will be continued next season but the manager/coach doesn't have to comply if they don't want to.
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Nothing decided until tomorrow gem. 14 clubs have to vote in favour for it to continue. Expectation is that it won’t get that much support

posted on 6/8/20

8:33
BREAKING
PL clubs vote against five substitutes in 2020-21

Simon Stone
BBC Sport
Premier League clubs have voted against extending the experiment with five substitutes per side for the 2020-21 season.

FIFA had allowed individual leagues the power to decide whether to allow the concept to continue after it was introduced for the restart following the break due to the coronavirus pandemic.

But, at a meeting of the clubs today, it has been decided to revert back to the old system.

Many clubs felt it was unfairly benefiting the major clubs.


posted on 6/8/20

Yeah I was wrong about that Premier League meeting which was today not tomorrow

They also voted to fully accept the Europe wide proposals for revising var that are being put together by Arsene Wenger in his role with fifa. This will almost certainly lead to referees consulting the pitchside monitor more than we have been used to in England

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