Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Premier League Preview - Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolves stayed up last season, in part mainly to their excellent manager Mick McCarthy, who has a wealth of experience and knowledge about how hard it is, staying up in the Premiership, while the performances of Jody Craddock, Karl Henry and Kevin Doyle particularly impressed, allowing for a 15th place finish, with 38 points.

In order to carry on progression, Wolves signed Hull City’s two best players in Steven Mouyokolo and Stephen Hunt, as well as Burnley’s Chris Iwelumo and Steve Fletcher, while Jelle Van Damme has come in from Anderlecht in order to sure up the defence.

Key Player: Jody Craddock

The experienced 35 year old was named Wolves player of the year last season, and his experience was vital to their top flight survival. He has made over 200 appearances for the club and is a no nonsense tough tackling centre back.

Manager: Mick McCarthy

Key Signing: Steven Fletcher

I rate the former Burnley striker very highly, and apparently, so does Mick McCarthy! He has paid £6.5million for the 23 year old Scottish international. He was very impressive in his first season with Burnley, and his first in the Premier League. Still young, he has a very bright future ahead of him.

Aims: Avoid Relegation

Prediction: 15th

I believe that with the experience of last year, and the quality additions made, Wolves should be more than capable of staying up, clearly avoiding relegation and being able to push for a mid table finish.

First Five Fixtures: Stoke (H), Everton (A), Newcastle (H), Fulham (A), Tottenham (A)

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