Man Utd v Wolves Preview: With a Heart Full of Hope (and soon to be disappointed?)

Written by World Wide Wolfie on November 5th, 2010

Having dispatched one Manchester team last weekend, what chance of another upset?

United are a far better team than City, and we’ll be away from home, but after a bit of a revival in the last couple of weeks, isn’t it great to be able to go into a game like this with a bit of hope. It may be the rose-tinted hope of a fool, and certainly doesn’t come close to expectation, but it’s real enough, and not entirely unfounded, and it’s what we’re in this League for right now.

Wolves have looked like a very good team in patches all season, despite results, but last week we looked like a good team for 90 minutes. Milijas brought a new, and much missed, dimension to the midfield, and Jarvis continues a golden streak of form, with the lovely Kevin Foley not far behind him in my eyes. Doyle looked more himself, and must get a goal soon. As to the lineup, why mess with a winning formula:


Foley – Stearman – Berra – Ward (although I’d be very happy with Elokobi)

Jarvis – Edwards – Milijas – Henry – Hunt


We can take encouragement from the fact that United are set to be without several key players, including Rooney, Nani and Giggs, and with the following also reported by the BBC as doubtful: Anderson, Jonny Evans, Gibson & Macheda (all flu), Fletcher (ankle). I’m sure no one at the club is stupid enough to take too much encouragement from that list, however. Let’s not forget that a team much less illustrious than those remaining available for United tomorrow triumphed in the cup not two weeks ago, and the only team to take any points away from Old Trafford this season are a certain poor relation of ours.

But the cup is the cup, and this is now. The players aren’t usually too phased by being the away team, and are guaranteed fantastic support from the travelling Wolves contingent. So I predict, more in hope than expectation: 1-0 Wolves, with a lot of hard work and a bit of luck…Here’s hoping!

In fact, this week I have introduced a new, guaranteed, foolproof way of predicting scores. Usually I look at recent form, and injuries or suspensions, see what mood I’m in, and make an educated guess. I will continue to do so, and as I’m in a good mood, my head says ’1-0′, but am also going to run alongside this system my patented Wolfie DiviningTM method.

It’s all very simple and highly scientific: We have two circles, one representing goals to Wolves, one goals against. The Wolfies are then thrown into the air and any Wolfie nose in either circle indicates a goal in that direction.

The Wolfies have Spoken

The Wolfies have Spoken

As you can see, the Wolfies predict 1-0 to Wolves also. What do you think?


8 Comments so far ↓

  1. Fergie is God. says:

    Fair enough, I wouldn’t really expect you to come and say “I am a Wolves fan but Manchester United will win”, I believe we will beat Wolves but I can see abit of a fight in this game. ps. It was great that Wolves beat the bitters back down into the real world. I think it might be 2-0 ManUtd on Sir Alex Ferguson’s 24 year anniversary, Thank you Fergie and long may you reign.

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    • World Wide Wolfie says:

      dunno, I’m generally pretty gloomy and quite happy to predict a loss (and when better to do it than now!), but I’m hoping for a lot of fight AND a bit of luck (you due an own goal?!)

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      • Parbati says:

        hi Jemma. thanks for the sexy chat last night, I feel that I tend to bablbe on a bit, so next time I will let you guide me into one of your fantasies. The reason why I hadn`t spoken to you for a while was because I was feeling sad because it was two years since my beautiful girlfriend died of breast cancer, I had the most amazing 12 years with Pascale, she wasn`t just my girlfriend she was my partner, my lover , but most of all she was my very best friend and I still miss her SO MUCH. I reckon that I was lucky because I had more love and pleasure in 12 years than most people have in a lifetime. but I`ve been celibate ever since which explains why I tend to get `excited `when I`m chatting to you, in fact Sweetlips you are the first girl that I`ve really spoken to in two years . I am finding it very difficult getting back into the `dating game`, because I know that I will compare every girl with Pascale and I don`t think anyone will ever come close to what she gave me. If I could find someone like you Sweetlips, beautiful, sexy,and I think you are quite sensitive to other peoples feelings and very loyal and caring to those close to you. sorry for rambling on Jemma, I`ll finish now. all my love xxxxxxxxxx big hug and gentle kiss ..Peter ( mr happy ) P.S. can you wear that red and white bikini that you wore last Sat(23rd ) you looked stunning . still looking forward to the photos and striptease ! !

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      • Abdou says:

        hi Jemma. please tatolly ignore my last rediculous message. I wrote it on the spur of the moment and I am feeling tatolly embarrased to suggest such a ridiculous idea. I want to save you the embarrasment of having to reply to a silly old fool who is living in a world of his own. If I was twenty years younger I wouldn`t have any hesitation in asking you . Because I feel such a fool I might not phone you up tomorrow Wed ,I hope you understand. I just wish the ground would open up and swallow me, I`ve always worn my heart on my sleeve. So from now on I`ll just write to you and chat to every now and again and of course watch you , I might limit my calls to one a month. If you go up to Clifton go into the White Lion hotel for a drink and go out onto the terrace where you get a wonderful view of Clifton Suspension Bridge. and go to Boyces Avenue where there`s a nice pub called The Albion ( right at the end of the road on the right ) Hope you haven`t given up on me, I know I`m a pain in the ! ! i`ll chat to you sometime Sweetlips xxxxbye for now ..Peter ( mr happy )P.S. forget about the turquoise panties ( another stupid idea )

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      • Mohamed says:

        hi Jemma, I`m feeling misraeble because I didn`t say a proper good-bye to you after all the time I`ve known you. Rachel has just gone down to the shops so I`m sending you this message before she gets back ! ! They haven`t got Sky here so I didn`t see your show but I did set my recorder and I`ll watch you when I get back to Bristol. I hope you had a great send off but I wouldn`t mind betting that you will be back on our tv screens within the next six months ! ! ! ???. must go now , I see Rachel coming up the road. xxxxxxxxxPeter ( mr Happy ) p.s. had great ,sexy time and three more days to go ! ! fantastic alfresco sex at mid-night , and all over the house, even on the stairs. loads more to cum and to cum, and to cum ! ! take care Sweetlips and I shall be upset for a long time that I didn`t speak to you on your final night. good luck for the future, and please keep us up to date on whats happening in your life . lots of love xxxxx ( mr Happy )

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  2. Paddytheflea says:

    Oh how I wish that I’d read this before I wrote my prediction, Wolfie.

    Your method seem so simple, yet so well thought out and it’s there for everyone to see that Wolves will win this.

    Thank you, Wolfie, you have eased my mind!

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    • World Wide Wolfie says:

      lol. yep, I think our ultimate victory is indesputable now

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    • Nur says:

      thats how i’m feeling about the blknaie . that crazy blknaie has been like another kid going everywhere with us for over three years and now suddenly he just doesn’t need it. its like i feel sorry for the blanket! haha!

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