Next Up – Fleetwood Town 28 August 2018

Next Up – Fleetwood Town 28 August 2018

Manager       Joey Barton

Founded       1908 (reformed 1977 & 1997)  

Ground         Highbury Stadium

Address       Park Avenue, Fleetwood, FY7 6TX

Capacity        5,327

Squad:

1        England       GK     Alex Cairns

2        England       DF     Lewie Coyle (on loan from Leeds United)

3        England       DF     Eddie Clarke

4        Scotland      MF     Jason Holt (on loan from Rangers)

5        England       DF     Ashley Eastham

6        England       DF     Tommy Spurr (on loan from Preston North End)

7        Wales           FW     Wes Burns

8        England       MF     Kyle Dempsey

9        Wales           FW     Ched Evans (on loan from Sheffield United)

10      England       FW     Conor McAleny

11      England       FW     Bobby Grant

12      Rep of Ire    DF     Cian Bolger

14      England       FW     Chris Long

16      England       GK     Paul Jones

17      Rep of Ire    FW     Paddy Madden

19      Wales           DF     Gethin Jones

20      Wales           DF     Craig Morgan

22      England       FW     Ashley Hunter

25      England       MF     Dean Marney

27      England       MF     Harrison Biggins

28      England       MF     Jack Sowerby

31      England       GK     William Crellin

38      England       MF     James Wallace

41      England       GK     Matt Urwin

44      Brazil           FW     Joao Morelli

We have tried our best to ensure factual accuracy at the date of going to press – apologies in advance for any errors or out of date information.

For the very latest updates please follow the link below to the club website:

https://www.fleetwoodtownfc.com/

View from the Opposition – Southampton

View from the Opposition – Southampton

A bit about you:

Name: Graham East

Current home town: Leicester

Birthplace: Southampton

How long have you supported your team? 38 Years

Overview of your club:

Favourite thing about your home ground: The view (but overall I actually prefer the Dell)

Favourite match played by your team & why: Anytime we beat Portsmouth!

Favourite player of all time who played for your club: Matt Le Tissier of course!

About our forthcoming match against you:

Your favourite current player in your squad and why?  Alex McCarthy – without him we wouldn’t be in this division this season

Player in your squad we should most fear and why? Jack Stephens – always puts in a shift

Player in our squad you most fear and why? So glad Jamie Vardy isn’t playing so now I’ll go for Maddison – settled well for you guys and looks a top buy already

Up and coming prospect in your squad? Jake Vokins – demonstrated by being Young Player of the Year last year

How do you think you’ll do against us? I’d take a 4-1 win to reverse the embarrassing scoreline last season in the same fixture.

General Questions:

What did you think to the summer transfer activity both in and out of your club? Big money spends on Mohammed Elyounoussi, Jannik Vestergaard & Angus Gunn (plus Stuart Armstrong) showed £54.5 million of ambition … but we’ll have to wait and see how good the investment was as it is too early to tell yet after just a few games.

Where do you think you’ll finish this season?  Top 10 is the aspiration

Who do you think will win the league? Manchester City, but I think Liverpool will run them closer this year

Which three teams do you think will get relegated from the Premiership? Cardiff, Huddersfield and Fulham

Any other comments? Good feature – keep it up.

Next Up – Southampton 25 August 2018

Next Up – Southampton 25 August 2018

 

Manager       Mark Hughes

 

Founded       1885             Ground         St Mary's Stadium

 

Address       Britannia Rd, Southampton, SO14 5FP

 

Capacity        32,505

 

Squad:

 

1        England                 GK     Alex McCarthy

2        Portugal                 DF     Cédric Soares

3        Japan                    DF     Maya Yoshida

4        Denmark               DF     Jannik Vestergaard

5        England                 DF     Jack Stephens

6        Netherlands           DF     Wesley Hoedt

7        Rep of Ireland        FW     Shane Long

8        Northern Ireland    MF     Steven Davis (captain)

9        England                 FW     Danny Ings (on loan from Liverpool)

10      England                 FW     Charlie Austin

11      Norway                  MF     Mohamed Elyounoussi

12      England                 DF     Sam McQueen

14      Spain                    MF     Oriol Romeu

15      England                 FW     Sam Gallagher

16      England                 MF     James Ward-Prowse

17      Scotland                MF     Stuart Armstrong

18      Gabon                    MF     Mario Lemina

19      England                 MF     Harrison Reed

20      Italy                      FW     Manolo Gabbiadini

21      England                 DF     Ryan Bertrand

22      England                 MF     Nathan Redmond

23      Denmark               MF     Pierre-Emile Højbjerg

28      England                 GK     Angus Gunn

33      England                 DF     Matt Targett

35      Poland                   DF     Jan Bednarek

41      England                 GK     Harry Lewis

42      England                 MF     Jake Hesketh

43      France                   DF     Yan Valery

44      England                 GK     Fraser Forster

 

We have tried our best to ensure factual accuracy at the date of going to press – apologies in advance for any errors or out of date information.

For the very latest updates please follow the link below to the club web site: http://www.saintsfc.co.uk

 

View from the Opposition – Wolves

View from the Opposition – Wolves

A bit about you:

Name: Lady Wulfruna

Current home town: Leicester (36 years)

Birthplace: Wolverhampton (Codsall – the posh bit!)

How long have you supported your team? 50+ years

Overview of your club:

Favourite thing about your home ground: Hearing ‘The Liquidator’ being sung…very loudly

Favourite match played by your team & why: Wolves 4 Leicester 3 (2003-4) – fantastic comeback from being 0-3 down and meant I could hold my head up high on return to work on Monday. Winning the 2002-3 Play Off final was also sweet as it meant not only we’d be promoted (to play teams like Leicester) but watching it at home I was able to play my own copy of ‘The Liquidator’ continuously and very loud to my next door neighbour (a Leicester season ticket holder)….who proceeded to take me to the pub and buy me beer….all in all a very good day!  

Favourite player of all time who played for your club: 'The Tipton Skin’ i.e. Steve Bull, closely followed by Wolves (and Leicester) legend Derek ‘The Doog’ Dougan and John Richards…all were great goal scorers. I also had the added bonus of delivering theirs (and Mike Bailey’s) newspapers as a young lad in my home village.

About our forthcoming match against you:

Your favourite current player in your squad and why?  Ruben Neves – oozes class and as we’ve seen he’s deadly from outside the box

Player in your squad we should most fear and why? As above + Adama Traore…I think he will relish having the Portuguese play makers to give him space

Player in our squad you most fear and why? Jamie Vardy – he’s similar to Bull – no nonsense with an innate desire to score no matter what’s in front of him and as shown last week Leicester need him badly and a partner to take some of his markers. James Maddison looks like he could go a long way…and coming from someone who was former cart horse centre half, Harry Maguire is sheer class…City will have to fight hard to keep him

Up and coming prospect in your squad? Any of the unknown Portuguese!

How do you think you’ll do against us? These are the games Wolves will target especially early in the season and whilst the weather is good so I think we could sneak a narrow win. They’ll need to up their game though from last week However a draw would suit us – whatever so long as it’s an entertaining game.

General Questions:

What did you think to the summer transfer activity both in and out of your club? Bostin’…which is Wulfrunian for brilliant….the owners mean business. Haven’t seen much of Dendonker but he reads well. I was gutted Barry Douglas went as the 2 x wing backs were instrumental in Wolves’ play last season  

Where do you think you’ll finish this season?  Top 10 is expected with serious ambition thereafter

Who do you think will win the league? Sadly…Manchester City….but I wouldn’t mind Liverpool as they’re playing some really entertaining football…and I like their manager’s passion…bit like Nuno!

Which three teams do you think will get relegated from the Premiership? Cardiff, Huddersfield and Brighton

Any other comments? Thanks Matt for letting me do this. Let’s hope for a really entertaining match…like in days of old in the (annual/routine) clash of the Steve’s (Bull and Walsh). Enjoy folks

Next Up Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 August 2018

Next Up Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 August 2018

Head Coach      Nuno Espírito Santo

Founded      1877; 141 years ago, as St Luke's

Ground         Molineux Stadium

Address       Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4QR

Capacity      32,050

Squad: 

2              Republic of Ireland               DF           Matt Doherty

5              England                                DF           Ryan Bennett

6              England                                DF           Danny Batth (captain)

7              Portugal                               FW           Ivan Cavaleiro

8              Portugal                               MF           Rúben Neves

9              Mexico                                 FW           Raúl Jiménez (on loan from Benfica)

10           Portugal                                FW          Hélder Costa

11           Portugal                                GK           Rui Patrício

14           Nigeria                                  FW         Bright Enobakhare

15           France                                  DF          Willy Boly

16           England                                DF          Conor Coady

17           England                                MF          Morgan Gibbs-White

18           Portugal                               FW           Diogo Jota

19           Spain                                   DF            Jonny Castro (on loan from Atlético Madrid)

21           England                               GK           John Ruddy

27           Morocco                              MF           Romain Saïss

28           Portugal                               MF         João Moutinho

29           Portugal                               DF          Rúben Vinagre

30           England                                DF          Kortney Hause

31           England                                GK          Will Norris

32           Belgium                                MF          Leander Dendoncker (on loan from Anderlecht)

33           Brazil                                    FW         Léo Bonatini

37           Spain                                    FW         Adama Traoré

We have tried our best to ensure factual accuracy at the date of going to press – apologies in advance for any errors or out of date information.  

For the very latest updates please follow the link below to the club web site:

www.wolves.co.uk