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šŸ”„Wolves v BrightonšŸ”„[LIVE]

Simple.....win today and we go into 4th spot


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Wolves winger Adama Traore could feature on Saturday despite sustaining a dislocated shoulder in the win at Tottenham last weekend.

Injured pair Jonny Otto and Morgan Gibbs-White have both been ruled out.

Brighton & Hove Albion welcome back defender Shane Duffy, who missed the defeat against Crystal Palace for family reasons.

Midfielder Dale Stephens, who has not featured since 1 February, is available after recovering from a groin injury.

Jonathan Pearce: All Premier League clubs now invest millions in data analysis. Number crunching improves preparation. But it can't win matches. That's down to adrenaline, athletic sinews, heart and utter belief in the manager.

Wolves have all of that. Nuno Espirito Santo has a real aura on the touchline. Their football has flowed gloriously despite a demanding fixture list. He has played to their strengths.

I worry that Brighton have tried to change their DNA too quickly. The defensive protection of last season has gone. Passing football won't keep them up unless they can score. Too many fans I spoke too after the Crystal Palace defeat fear the worst.

But football is fickle. Brighton are Wolves' bogey team. On paper it has to be a home win. You never know!

VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo: "It's not about the table, it's about your opponent.

"It's going to be very difficult; Graham [Potter] since the beginning has implemented an idea, a pattern of play - it's a good team, full of quality players."

Brighton & Hove Albion head coach Graham Potter: "You can't predict the future in this sport.

"Togetherness is important, I have full confidence the lads will keep giving everything they can.

"I have been through a lot in life both inside and outside of football - it isn't always an upward journey.

"We have a wonderful challenge ahead of us now."

LAWRO'S PREDICTION: fack off Lawro !

Brighton are the only team in the top four tiers of English football yet to win in any competition in 2020.
MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

Wolves have won only four of the 31 league meetings (D12, L15). All four of those victories were in the second tier.
Brighton are unbeaten in all nine top-flight matches against Wolves (W7, D2).
Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolves are looking to secure three consecutive Premier League victories for the first time since May 2019.
The six goals they have scored in the past two league games equals their total from the previous seven.
They can keep three consecutive top-flight home clean sheets for the first time since December 1983.
Wolves have conceded first in 18 Premier League matches this season, more than any other side. However, they have recovered 21 points from losing positions, six more than anyone else.
In the last two seasons, Wolves have come from behind to claim a league-high 35 points.
Raul Jimenez's 13 Premier League goals this season have been worth 16 points, a joint-high with Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Jimenez also scored 13 goals last term.
Diogo Jota has scored six goals in his last three games for Wolves in all competitions.
Brighton & Hove Albion

Brighton have drawn five of their nine league and cup matches this calendar year, losing the other four.
Albion have just one win from their past 14 games in all competitions.
Their solitary victory in 13 Premier League away games came at Arsenal in December (D4 L8).
Brighton's tally of 28 points is their lowest after 28 fixtures of a Premier League season.
The Seagulls had 24 attempts on goal against Crystal Palace last weekend, their highest tally in a Premier League game

posted on 10/3/20

Agreed. What does that make Nuno then for saying we need to go strong in the window and that it is clear we need players?

posted on 10/3/20

Poor by what standard? Tamwolf.

posted on 10/3/20

By the standard of strengthening the squad? We have tried and failed to do so. Two from the summer are no longer even at the club, that wasn't part of the plan.

posted on 10/3/20

We have signed players, with a long term view. You just refuse to see things in the long term, only the short term.

Hence my short sighted comment.

posted on 10/3/20

You can be pleased with long term business and disappointed in the short term. The two aren't mutually exclusive.

Being long sighted and ignoring the short term is probably just as bad as focussing solely on the short term. You can get fixated on a future that never materialises as you fail to be proactive in the present.

posted on 10/3/20

Yes our short term goal was to be promoted and challenging for Europe in six years. We are well ahead of that plan too. Yet fans still complain.

posted on 10/3/20

comment by Amigawolf no longer MIA (U18508)
posted about a minute ago
Yes our short term goal was to be promoted and challenging for Europe in six years. We are well ahead of that plan too. Yet fans still complain.
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Six years isn't a short term goal. I guess as we have achieved that we can just do nothing to improve us immediately for the next four years then.

If you don't strive to continually improve you stand still or go backwards. Promising jam tomorrow is exactly what saw us in League One not too long ago. Saw us lose players like Sako and Afobe just as we looked like we were starting to build something.

The short term is just as important as the long term. Ignore it and you go nowhere.

posted on 10/3/20

You missed my point, 6 years is not a short term goal but we are there already. So nobody can complain about the short term being a problem.

posted on 23/4/20

So UEFA have said that positions based on average will decide European spots if leagues are not finished.

We currently sit sixth but Sheff Utd have a game in hand and would go above us meaning we miss out on Europe.

That pathetic Brighton effort may have been more costly than we ever realised

posted on 23/4/20

We may have a back door entry given the FA cup may not complete either as the seventh ranked team.

I still can see them finishing this terms Europa at some point in maybe a mini tournament format given it was almost at the QF stage.

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