Thing that strikes me is that in most of these attacking moves there are least 4 players sprinting into the box. That was one of the things that used to annoy the shit out of me last season, we never seemed to have more than 2 players in there.Been in Ibiza for the last 10 days so have missed the last 3 pre-season matches. Kept tabs on this thread throughout (at times, no idea why for my own sanity), but having watched the various highlights put out and a few videos doing the rounds on social media, I have to say I’m hugely encouraged by the role Lage has Neves playing. He could really kick on and be massive this season. Looked to me that he loved having players ahead of him actually making forward runs off the ball.
Over to Jeff, now. Would be all on him if he hangs Lage out to dry by not backing him in the transfer window (or whatever remains of it). The massive fuck up with the Graham Hughes stand not being ready after they’ve had 17 months to sort - meaning 1800 home fans won’t be there to see us against two top 6 sides - doesn’t fill me with any sort of confidence that there’s any sort of plan in place. Obviously I hope we’re wrong and we pull 3-4 top signings out of nowhere this week…
edit: here’s one of the Neves videos:
Besiktas were better too (albeit they put out reserves in the dead rubber at the end). Finished 3rd in Turkey, miles clear of Fenerbahce and Galatasaray.They were good. But in my opinion both Torino and Olympiacos were superior sides. Espanyol probably less so as their season was already disintegrating
I never thought I would ever see European football at Molineux in my lifetime, to have gotten to the quarter finals is what dreams were made of growing up.Looking back we really didn’t get an easy run there. Bloody great to be in that competition though. Hopefully we can return in future.