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  1. So we've had a vote on pausing it - Theresa May's Conservative party decided to get right behind her by abstaining and absolutely every other breathing body in the house voted to put Universal Credit on hold - 229-0. I'm not quite sure what that means. I have a feeling it means there's a big majority of MP's that don't think Universal Credit works and one party that think not voting at all is the nearest they'll get to some support for their leader. She's done.
  2. U23 Development League 2017/2018

    Definitely Lyden BOF.
  3. U23 Development League 2017/2018

    One nil up. McKirdy. Make that two - probably Lyden - announced in the stadium as McKirdy.
  4. Jack Grealish

    Starting for the reserves tonight.
  5. Alan Hutton

    He's a good solid professional who is often underrated in my opinion. He was good yesterday - I'm not sure I want him to play left back more than two more times though.
  6. The "Witton Lane" Boxing Chat Thread

    There's something about George Groves I find really dislikeable. Maybe that's it.
  7. Ratings & Reactions: Wolves v Villa

    I'm not panicking on this one. The way we play, we allow the other team an awful lot of the ball - we then look to beat them through their own mistakes, set pieces or moments of individual brilliance - we're not looking to football teams off the park and we rely to a large extent on them not being able to football us off the park either. In that last statement, we're relying on the championship not being the home of good football. For Wolves, that simply isn't true. Sometimes it's not about us, sometimes it's someone else day - I know a few Wolves fans and they're all of the opinion that they played really well yesterday - they're also the best footballing side in the division by a country mile. So, what we were up against was the best footballing side in the division playing well against a team that largely relies on you not being a good footballing side - a recipe for disaster. In general, the league isn't as good as Wolves, and our plan should get us about where we deserve to be - either just in or just out of the playoffs - I'm hopeful we can be just in the playoff positions at the end of the season and I think the plan will work against a lot of teams. We're not easily out muscled, out worked, or rolled over - but if you can move the ball around, you'll beat us. Not many teams can do that. Now, there's a humungous argument to be had about the way we play, our ambitions, our goals, entertainment, style, long term aims and so on - but for this year, I think we've lost that argument - we can't be Wolves - we've bought players who play the way we play, we've bought players with limitations that match our style - even our best players can't play that way - Kodjia can't play in a passing team, when you give him the ball for the most part he'll have a go at goal or lose it, you don't often get it back. To change ourselves into a team that sets out with the aim of dominating the ball, controlling games and footballing teams off the park, we'd need a new manager and three or four transfers windows- frankly, I don't think we can afford it at the moment both in terms of money or time. We have a system and a plan and this manager has made that system and plan work before - we're all in and we have to stick with the bet. Fair play to Wolves, they look a very good side full of talented young players with a mass of potential and resale values - in comparison, we look a bit of a mess - but we're still a mess that can make the playoffs - Wolves are both exceptional and the exception - we won't play many teams like this again this season and we have to maintain some faith in our admittedly unattractive method. Not easy supporting the Villa is it?
  8. The "Witton Lane" Boxing Chat Thread

    Did I read talk of Stamford Bridge for that one somewhere?
  9. Match Thread: Wolves v Villa

    I think it would relax a little - it's tension that creates the reaction. The longer we all stay on the edge of our angry nerves, the better we're doing. That said, I'll take three quick Villa goals in the opening five minutes of the second half.
  10. Match Thread: Wolves v Villa

    I'm increasingly convinced we'll win this.
  11. Match Thread: Wolves v Villa

    It's just a question of football cultures - the Italians defend first then play, the Brazilians play first then defend, the Brits value graft and lack flair, the Portuguese dive and play act - each nation has things that it considers to be the right way to play football and those things show themselves in the way they play - the Portuguese wouldn't consider being called divers an insult, they'd consider it a compliment on their cleverness.
  12. Match Thread: Wolves v Villa

    Caveleiro is a diving muppet.
  13. Match Thread: Wolves v Villa

    You'd made a little spelling mistake there. I got it.
  14. Match Thread: Wolves v Villa

    The longer this goes, the more I'm hopeful.