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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny View Post
    https://www.expressandstar.com/sport...nnatural-role/

    An article to praise a player that gets a fair bit wrong about him

    Doubts over him last year, really?
    Afraid to get forward? Again really, doubts over his finishing maybe but he was constantly in the penalty area when we attacked
    Joe Edwards isn't the sharpest tool in the box is he?
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    It's as if he had no idea what we were like until the season started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lycan View Post
    Joe Edwards isn't the sharpest tool in the box is he?
    He's the Primark Nathan Judah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablowolf View Post
    He's the Primark Nathan Judah.
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    Still too upmarket.

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    It's so bad.

    After all, he has played out of position ever since he arrived at Wolves
    No he hasn't. Unless you also consider Conor Coady to have played out of position for two and a half years.

    A right-footed player who would ideally be on the right of a defensive four
    Yeah but we clearly didn't buy him to be a stock RB did we...as we don't play a back four. So we had a plan in place, barring the eventuality that we just buy random players and worry about what we do with them when they get here.

    His goal at Newcastle recently was fairly straightforward. After Martin Dubravka flapped at Matt Doherty’s cross, the Spaniard had the simple task of volleying in from the penalty spot.

    This time last year, though, Otto would have been hugging the halfway line. He would not have trusted himself to make such an impact in the final third.
    MOTD, BT and Sky even did analysis showing how often he'd arrive at the far post off crosses or find himself around the centre of the box in open play. What is this nonsense? He's never been stuck out wide or hanging around at the back. He's continually over the halfway line, like all our wingbacks.

    And at that time, I was one of those who was not entirely convinced by the former Celta Vigo man.
    At what time? Last November? When he'd already played really well for three months and been called up for Spain?

    After the departure of out-and-out left-footer and set-piece specialist Barry Douglas, having the replacement playing on his weaker side was a head-scratcher.
    Not really as we knew Baz wasn't a great defender, if you bothered watching you'd also have seen that he had virtually no impact from open play attacking-wise after Christmas of the promotion season.

    But now – even with Vinagre developing nicely – Otto is very much the first-choice option. If you are picking Wolves’ strongest XI, he has to be in it.


    But Otto is completely and utterly dependable – an unselfish, proper team player who gives his absolute maximum every time he pulls on gold and black.
    You make him sound like Dave Edwards FFS. Show a bit of respect.

    0/10 before I even get on to how clunky some of the prose is. Or the fact that he calls him "Otto" five times. No-one calls him that. This is Otto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsch Wolf View Post
    It's so bad.



    No he hasn't. Unless you also consider Conor Coady to have played out of position for two and a half years.



    Yeah but we clearly didn't buy him to be a stock RB did we...as we don't play a back four. So we had a plan in place, barring the eventuality that we just buy random players and worry about what we do with them when they get here.



    MOTD, BT and Sky even did analysis showing how often he'd arrive at the far post off crosses or find himself around the centre of the box in open play. What is this nonsense? He's never been stuck out wide or hanging around at the back. He's continually over the halfway line, like all our wingbacks.



    At what time? Last November? When he'd already played really well for three months and been called up for Spain?



    Not really as we knew Baz wasn't a great defender, if you bothered watching you'd also have seen that he had virtually no impact from open play attacking-wise after Christmas of the promotion season.







    You make him sound like Dave Edwards FFS. Show a bit of respect.

    0/10 before I even get on to how clunky some of the prose is. Or the fact that he calls him "Otto" five times. No-one calls him that. This is Otto.

    You really don't write enough new stuff Dan!
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    I do love your writing, Dan.

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    Life gets in the way sometimes.

    All in good time though.
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    Wolves correspondents I can remember for the E&S in quality order
    Instone
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    Nash
    Edwards

    There is an appreciable drop from Instone to Spiers and a chasm from Spiers to Swarbrick whose post game analysis isn't reminiscent of anything I've seen, just a series of statements to hold up her preconceptions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Towner View Post
    Wolves correspondents I can remember for the E&S in quality order
    Instone
    Spiers
    Swarbrick
    Nash
    Edwards

    There is an appreciable drop from Instone to Spiers and a chasm from Spiers to Swarbrick whose post game analysis isn't reminiscent of anything I've seen, just a series of statements to hold up her preconceptions
    There was also Steve "I understand" Marshall who was around in the Hoddle days. Was probably below OG Tim, research was absolutely rubbish. There was plenty to justifiably moan about then but he'd just get stuff totally wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsch Wolf View Post
    There was also Steve "I understand" Marshall who was around in the Hoddle days. Was probably below OG Tim, research was absolutely rubbish. There was plenty to justifiably moan about then but he'd just get stuff totally wrong.
    I'd moved out of the area by then and the digital content would have been limited I guess

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    You weren't missing much!

    Oddly the E&S punted him for Nash and just moved him to cover Albion. Like when a Cabinet minister is doing a shocking job and so they just move him or her to mess some other department up.
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    On Nashy I see he is now doing his writing/journo work part time and has a got himself a job in recruitment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny View Post
    On Nashy I see he is now doing his writing/journo work part time and has a got himself a job in recruitment
    Was it the Mirror he got a bit of freelance stuff from? They may have chucked him after his Robbie Keane "scoop"!

    Marshall was the one where if you remember we were sat in the pub reading the paper (when it were all fields round here) and they did a piece on Wolves' declining attendances as Glenda was sending everyone to sleep. And to illustrate the point, used a picture of a cup game from the wrong season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsch Wolf View Post
    You weren't missing much!

    Oddly the E&S punted him for Nash and just moved him to cover Albion. Like when a Cabinet minister is doing a shocking job and so they just move him or her to mess some other department up.
    That's obviously their thing. They did the same to Nash by shoving him to Shrewsbury. Wolverhampton Casuals must be looking forward to seeing Joey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny View Post
    On Nashy I see he is now doing his writing/journo work part time and has a got himself a job in recruitment
    Having witnessed his "to camera" work, I wouldn't hire him for any job in which he has to speak. His school careers adviser no doubt suggested Benedictine Monk as his go-to job.
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    I think Rosie Swarbrick is doing okay myself. She seems to be able to write, which is a step forward over Spiers.
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    yep, out of all the shit the ex and blah have , she smells the sweetest so far.
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    That Jonny 'piece' is fucking atrocious. I was writing better than that when I was fourteen for fuck's sake.
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    FFS, Booz, this high horse you're on lately is bewildering.

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    But I bet it was all angsty poetry in your case.

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    Not really read much of Swarbrick's stuff so far, so I thought I'd have a look.

    https://www.expressandstar.com/sport...ves-2-villa-1/

    First impressions:

    - They're still far too brief on these ratings. The Internet doesn't limit you to words, guys. When I do a player-by-player verdict, you're looking at 2,000 words or so. You have the depth, you have the time, do it properly. It's not like you publish right after full time. This wasn't even out until 11am or so this morning. I've done them inside an hour at the proper length in the past.

    - The writing is actually alright. Slips into cliché a couple of times and there's no great flourish, but it's not as try-hard as Timbolina could be at times and it's not as obviously rubbish as Joey.

    - This on Neves though really lets it down.

    Why has he not been playing in a midfield two all term?
    Er, because we more or less exclusively played 3-5-2 from December last season and we were brilliant? Come on Rosie. Think.

    - Not keen on this either on Jota

    Sometimes he needs to forget about the fancy footwork and trickery, and remember the most important thing – the end product.
    Don't think Diogo over-elaborates at all. He's not doing a Seol, beating a man then checking back so he can beat him again. He's playing as he always does, it just isn't quite running for him. It'll come.

    Needs to improve and rediscover his form of the second half of last season.


    - This is fucking harsh on Saiss too!

    He also should not have been over the line when attempting to clear the goal. The whole point of being on the line is to be on the line.
    Watch it again, he hasn't really got a chance of stopping it.

    Overall 6/10, ok but some really easy things to fix.
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    Yeah the reason Saiss' foot was behind the line was because that's where the ball was by the time it got to him due to it coming in at such a narrow angle . He can't magically transport forwards three feet to intercept it before it goes over.

    And Jota doesn't over-elaborate. But he does sometimes hold onto it for too long trying to beat everyone all on his own. When it comes off though it's brilliant.
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    Inspector Gadget would've struggled to clear that off the line if he was in Saiss's position.
    Nothing to see here...... can't offend sensitive souls.

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    She digs out Saiss every game, because she's desperate for Kilman to play and often makes the same comment about Jota over playing. Her writing is ok, her prejudiced opinions, not.

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    I'd rather one of them stick to the ratings rather than it being a different reporter each week. Rosie's ratings are about right, but that Jota remark is utter bollocks.

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