Not a good day after all: Wolves 4 – 2 Notts County

Written by World Wide Wolfie on September 22nd, 2010

It was a relief to see Wolves in the hat of the final 16 Carling Cup draw.  It could so easily could have been very different as a spirited County side impressed in a familiar under-par Cup showing by Wolves.

County were ahead with seven minutes to play, when Berra was hauled down in the box.  The County player received a red card and Milijas calmly converted in what was the first turning point in the game.

The second turning point was the introduction of Doyle for extra time.  Within 2 minutes, he and fellow sub Fletcher had linked up to put Wolves ahead for the first time.  Doyle then got his first Wolves goal of the season in the dying moments before the change of ends.  It was 3-1 and it should have been plain sailing, but Wolves contrived to allow the ten-man League One outfit back in the game, before Doyle sealed the result with another goal in the final minute.

All credit to Notts County for a fine display, but the fact that Wolves made such heavy weather of the game is a worrying reflection on the quality of the not-even-really-second-string.¬† These are players if not enjoying regular first team football,¬†definitely¬†with¬†ambition to be there, who should have managed better in normal time.¬† On the positive side, it was good to see Doyle and Fletcher linking up successfully in extra time; let’s hope it will be the start of a beautiful relationship.

Sadly the win was overshadowed by a shameful attack by apparant Wolves ‘fans’ on Notts County coaches travelling back from the game.¬† I am embarrassed, as all real football fans will be,¬†to seem to have any kind of association with these thugs.¬† The attacks have nothing to do with Lee Hughes or his behaviour on the pitch, and are the responsibility entirely of the idiots who perpetrated them.¬† I hope that they receive lifetime bans and criminal convictions and that anyone who can help to identify those involved does so.¬† And then the rest of us from all teams can get on with watching the game of football¬†in peace.


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  1. Paddytheflea says:

    I totally agree, Wolfie!

    The attack on the Notts County busses was just the same as a terrorist attack and I really hope that they will find the ones who did it and punish them.

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    • World Wide Wolfie says:

      I just hope, Paddy, that people don’t think that we’re not representative of Wolves fans just because we’re small and, dare I say it, slightly unusual (no offence- you are a blogging flea!)

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