Build-Up To The New Season – Wolverhampton Wanderers

Team; Wolverhampton Wanderers

Nickname; Wolves

Founded; 1877

Manager; Walter Zenga

Stadium Name; Molineux

Stadium Capacity; 31,700

Major Honours; (3) First Division, (3) Second Division, (3) Third Division, (1) Fourth Division, (4) F.A Cup, (2) League Cup

Main Rivals; West Brom, Aston Villa, Birmingham, Walsall

Biggest Win Against Brighton; 3-2 (September 1969, January 1979)

Biggest Defeat Against Brighton; 5-1 (May 1985)

Last Meeting; Brighton 0-1 Wolves (January 2016)

When Do They Play Brighton; Tuesday 18th October (The AMEX), Friday 14th April (Molineux)

 

Players To Watch;

Goalkeeper; Carl Ikeme

Defender; Dominic Iorfa

Midfielder; Joao Teixeira

Striker; Nouha Dicko

 Wolves had quite an average season last time out, but they have recently been taken over by a Chinese consortium, making them the 2nd richest club in England (behind Man City). With a huge amount of spending power, Wolves should be in or around the play-offs this season, and with the arrival of manager Walter Zenga too, anything but an extended season will be considered a failure. However, buying too many players in at once, as many ALbion fans will know with the loan signings from 2 seasons ago, not all of them gel quick enough to produce instant results, which could hinder their season early on. But they should definatly be considered contenders.

Last Season’s Finish; 14th

Predicted Finish; 8th

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