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Blades v Wolves match preview [LIVE]

Date: Monday 14th September
Kick off: 18.00
Venue: Bramall Lane

Live @ https://www.ja606.co.uk/articles/viewLiveArticle/425241
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And off we go again! With the longest season in history followed by the shortest pre-season in history, the Wolves players have hardly had time to catch their breath.

Q. How do you turn Silver into gold?
A. You give FC Porto 40 million Euros.

During the transfer window Wolves business was looking typically underwhelming with Montenegro international but British born, 23 year-old Keeper Matija Sarkic brought in from Aston Villa, given a 3 year deal and sent out on loan to further his development. Following him midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White was given a new contract and sent to Swansea on a season long loan. Groans of dismay from the fans followed the news that fan's favourite Matt Doherty had been sold to Spurs with his touted replacement Ainsley Maitland-Niles being withdrawn from sale by Arsenal.
And then out of the blue the club spend £35.6m on 18 year-old Portuguese sensation Fabio Silva. This was widely regarded as a coup due to the €125m buy out clause which FC Porto had put in the much admired striker’s contract. That signing was followed the day after by the arrival of Brazillian defender Fernando Marcal, another excellent signing. Fosun are not done yet though, before a ball is kicked in this game it is widely expected that the squad will be expanded by another Portuguese arrival; attacking midfielder Vitor Ferreira, another highly acclaimed youngster from the ranks of FC Porto.

Chris Wilder has brought in 22 year-old keeper Aaron Ramsdale and curiously, another arrival at Bramall Lane was 29 year-old keeper Wes Foderingham who arrived from Scotland on a free after his Rangers contract was not renewed. Undoubtedly one of them will get the nod to replace Dean Henderson who will almost certainly be heading back to Old Trafford. After missing out to Aston Villa on defender Matty Cash, Chris Wilder brought in full back pairing Jayden Bogle and Max Lowe from Derby County at the weekend.

While the Wolves players have been having a 3 week domestic break after their quarter final Europa League game in Germany, and with 8 of their players away on international duty, United have been on a pre-season camp in Scotland playing a couple of friendlies including a game against Dundee United – a game which was abandoned at half time. Further friendlies were played against Preston and Derby County.

Last season Wolves drew 4 and lost 2 of their first 6 games, results which could be argued that ultimately cost them the chance of European football for the second successive year. Manager, players and fans alike will be expecting a more positive start to this season. The last time the two sides met, at Bramall Lane, the Blades ran out 1-0 winners. That game was also played behind closed doors but if you pardon the pun, this season will be a whole new ball game.

The game will be shown live on Sky Sports

Gem’s prediction 1-1

posted 1 week, 5 days ago

Doc having a great game for Spurs and just came very close to his debut goal after a nice little give and go with Harry Kane.

posted 1 week, 5 days ago

Tim Nash: "Nuno wanted reassurances that @Wolves' ambition matched his own in terms of investment in the squad, and he was able to gain those reassurances. The three recent signings are evidence of that commitment from the club." 👍

posted 1 week, 5 days ago

We are already above the baggies and we not even kicked a ball.

COYW

posted 1 week, 5 days ago

Buying young talent for large fees certainly suggests we are looking long term and in reality is likely the only way we get to close the gap over a period of years by selling said talent for much larger fees.

posted 1 week, 5 days ago

comment by GeminMallorca Wenger sort out VAR FFS! (U18318)
posted 45 minutes ago
Doc having a great game for Spurs and just came very close to his debut goal after a nice little give and go with Harry Kane.
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Had a good chance, but is being caught out a lot high up the pitch without Boly covering behing him. Tottenham have been terrible.

posted 1 week, 5 days ago

Doc has been subbed.

posted 1 week, 5 days ago

Think Everton highlighted what is possible with some game ready signings today. Their midfield is a completely different proposition now.

posted 1 week, 5 days ago

Think Spurs are pretty crap.

posted 1 week, 5 days ago

Spurs finished last season well so surprised they look so toothess today.

posted 1 week, 5 days ago

Harry Kane clearly a key player for Spurs and I don’t think he has been on his game since his injury last season

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