Interested in Wolverhampton? Then Wolves Blog is the place to go. Make sure to check out the preview on Fulham that I did with them as well. With that said. On to the questions.
Cottagers Confidential: I've always been quite fond of Wolves and was quite sad to see them relegated from the EPL. I was shocked to see them fall all the way to League One. They earned promotion last year back to the Championship. What's a realistic goal for the club for this season?
Wolves Blog: Promotion is a realistic goal. We've got a very young, talented squad who will continue to surprise people. Depth is an issue, so I'd like to see a couple of new faces before the end of August, but the quality is there right through the spine of the team. Not necessarily household names, but players who have good ability and work very well as a unit.
CC: Tell me about Kenny Jacket. In our first two fixtures, we've faced clubs with managers we're familiar with; but Kenny Jacket will be new to almost all but the oldest Fulham fans. What kind of style does he play? How do the supporters feel about him?
WB: Kenny has been a revelation. He's probably the most underrated manager in English football. Don't forget aside from getting us up last season, he's also achieved promotions with both Swansea and Millwall. The fans almost unanimously love him. His Wolves team get the ball down and pass, which is a pleasant change from the McCarthy days. I think we'll probably surprise you with our quality in possession.
CC: The season is just kicking off. Do you have any predictions on who gets promoted? Who gets relegated?
WB: I think this will finally be Notts Forest's year. They've brought in some good players to compliment what was already a decent squad. Derby too I think will do well. After that it's anyone's guess really. There's very little to choose between 8-10 sides and it will come down to who can be consistent. Relegation is equally tough, but Blackpool must be prime candidates after a summer of upheaval. Huddersfield also look like they're going to struggle.
CC: If you could, predict a lineup and score.
WB: Wolves will probably be something like: Ikeme, Doherty, Batth, Stearman, Golbourne, Sako, McDonald, Price, Henry, Jacobs, Dicko. A couple of changes from the weekend loss at Rotherham, a game we should have comfortably won.
Score is difficult, so I'll sit on the fence and go for 1-1.