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Wolves Analysis

Discussion in 'Molineux Mix' started by 1312, Nov 13, 2018.

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    Similar to what @gullykular does with his Molineux Musings posts, I'm going to start a thread for a new site which has just launched called Wolves Analysis.

    I'll post all the articles that are published on the site in here for those of you that haven't got Twitter.

    Homepage: Home - Wolves Analysis

    Arsenal Analysis: Premier League: Arsenal 1-1 Wolves | Tactical Analysis

    Analysis of U21s/U23s or whatever you want to call them vs Lincoln: Checkatrade Trophy: Lincoln City 2-2 Wolves u21s | Tactical Analysis

    I'll leave the other articles for you to find on your own rather than making this post far too long.

    This is also an open invitation to anyone that wants write about Wolves, it's only myself and A Nother writing for the site at the minute, so more bodies are always welcome.

    Fingers crossed, some of you enjoy it.

    Cheers
     
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    Follow him on Twitter. As an analyst i love stuff like this anyway so add Wolves to the mix and happy days
     
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    Nice website .
    Looking forward to having a more in depth look at it tonight whilst the good lady gorges on Strictly It Takes Two and other such tv fluff.
     
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    Good work, that.

    I'm glad it wasn't only me that thought Costa could have played it to Jimenez or Cavaleiro after that break! (Not that I blame him for shooting in the slightest)
     
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    You like that Tifo videos on YouTube? Not wolves but helps you see how teams are playing/ football tactics change.
     
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    Yeah, they're very good - the one on Nuno just before the season started (I think) was eye-opening to see it all laid out like that
     
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    Leaving something threefold which will appeal to all (hopeful) or some (probable) or none (uh oh) of you.

    1) An in-brief interview with the wonderful Suzi Perry - Moto GP's Suzi Perry: Interview About Wolves
    2) The first edition of 'Total Football Analysis Magazine' which includes an article on Nuno (this costs money, although it is worth it - no, I'm not on commission!) - Total Football Analysis Magazine #1: November 2018 - Total Football Analysis
    3) An in-depth preview of tomorrow's game which illustrates once and for all why we are better off with a left-footed player playing at LWB - Premier League Tactical Analysis: Wolves vs Huddersfield | Preview.

    Ta very much, all love and hate appreciated.
     
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    I really enjoyed reading the preview of the analysis of the Huddersfield match.
    Very thought provoking.
    Read it!! :):)
     
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    Super stuff.
     
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    An interesting article. However, I find it odd you mention Bennett's part in the spell where we have possession and not Costa's. For me Costa has a chance to turn, or lay it off quickly, when instead he takes too many touches and dumps it on Doc with Huddersfield having closed off all of the options except for the long pass to Jiminez.

    I feel the pass to moutinho would have been a hospital pass; The only option is the tough ball to Jiminez, which we all know he scuffs.
     
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    Valid point RE Costa, it seems that he thinks about turning his man and then starts to panic before playing in Doc. He was never going to get enough on the pass to Jimenez, you could tell from his body shape - maybe the pass to Moutinho wouldn't have been the best, but it may well have not ended up in a goal. Guess we shall never know!
     
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    Opinions, eh. Costa has been infuriating many times this season, but I don't think he's to blame for that goal. It's hard to blame any one player as Huddersfield were giving them no time on the ball and you could sense it was getting to us already. Costa *could* have turned his man (who was stuck to him like a limpett), however, what happens if he loses possession there, with Huddersfield players already on the prowl and us already stretched and out of shape? Much the same ending, most likely. Then Costa would be pilloried for trying fancy tricks in a risky position. I think Costa takes 2 touches. The first is a slight miscontrol, the second the pass back. He does have his back to the TV camera so not 100% sure on that.

    Doherty *could* have just hoofed it down the line - that's what 90% of full backs do in that position. Any of them could have hoofed it in the run up to Doherties intercepted pass. But we have spent nearly 18 months now conditioning them to not play like that, so they're not going to do it. Then he would get pilloried, as Bennett (and Baath before) does.
     
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    First goal crucial, again. Especially if it is to them. Funny how we've got easily the most amount of our points when it's been 0-0 at half time, yet many complain about it. I wouldn't blame Nuno for being ultra-cautious. Cardiff see this as one of their must win matches if they have any hope of staying up. The longer it stays 0-0, the more chance we have of repeating the Palace or West Ham snatched 1-0's. Now just watch it end 4-4.
     
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    Opinions, eh. Costa has been infuriating many times this season, but I don't think he's to blame for that goal. It's hard to blame any one player as Huddersfield were giving them no time on the ball and you could sense it was getting to us already. Costa *could* have turned his man, however, what happens if he loses possession there, with Huddersfield players already on the prowl and us already stretched and out of shape? Much the same ending, most likely. Then Costa would be pilloried for trying fancy tricks in a risky position. I think Costa takes 2 touches. The first is a slight miscontrol, the second the pass back. He does have his back to the TV camera so not 100% sure on that.

    Doherty *could* have just hoofed it down the line - that's what 90% of full backs do in that position. Any of them could have hoofed it in the run up to Doherties intercepted pass. But we have spent nearly 18 months now conditioning them to not play like that, so they're not going to do it. Then he would get pilloried, as Bennett (and Baath before) does.[/QUOTE]
    I wouldn't say he's to blame, just felt it odd that Bennett's contribution to us losing possesion was highlighted and not Costa's, when play starts to be closed off when he has that bad touch and dwells on it.

    Have to say watching the goal a few times and the closing down of options it shows just how well Huddersfield closed our team down, and how it's all a bit too easy when they have the ball.
     
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