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Wolves 1-2 Newcastle: Life can be very unfair, especially to those who give the ball away all the time

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Football can be very unfair, referees doubly so. Mike Halsey and his assistants got two massive decisions wrong in Newcastle’s favour. Halsey was the only one in the entire stadium who thought Taylor’s foul on O’Hara a yard inside the box deserved a free kick not a penalty. To pretend the foul could have been [...]

Wolves 1-2 Wigan: It’s not very good at the moment, but we’re sticking with it

Monday, December 27th, 2010

I’ll hazard a guess that if you’re reading this, you won’t need me to point out that Wolves played badly yesterday, and were a familiar defensive shambles for both goals. Luck happened to go against up with a blind referee who missed two clear cut penalty shouts but when you regularly hand your opponents a [...]

Blackburn 3-0 Wolves: Again proving it’s difficult to win if you concede 3 stupid goals

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

It seems I was a little unfair on Richard Stearman last week. Leave him out of the team, and we’re still shambolically unfocussed at the back. This was Wolves’s heaviest defeat of the season and not one of our best performances to boot but, in truth not so very different to last week.  This will [...]

Nearly, but not quite, good enough to draw with Blackpool

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Another enormously frustrating game. Perhaps I should just start copying and pasting that from week to week. The scenario was familiar enough… Within the first two minutes we were a goal down (admittedly to a fantastic strike from Varney) and chasing the game. Early substitutions made a difference, but we conceded another and despite sustained [...]

Wolves 2-3 Bolton: Please step away from the self-destruct button

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

It was almost inevitable that after such excellent, yet pointless, games against Manchester United and Arsenal, expectations would be thwarted against Bolton. Let’s be clear, however unglamorous they are, they are fifth in the table and would have been upper-middle even without yesterday’s win. They are a good, disciplined team and played as such yesterday. [...]

Wolves 0-2 Chelsea: Now let’s play like that in games we might win

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

We’re no further up the table, but a little pride and confidence has been restored after recent results. Watching the Wolves today I was delighted not to have chosen to watch the overpaid mercenaries in blue every week, for all the wins I’d get to see. It may have ended as a routine win for [...]

This way down: Wigan 2 – 0 Wolves

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Sadly the talking point after this disappointing defeat for Wolves is going to be team discipline; even more sadly, it will be with some justification this time. The game ultimately hinged on a bad tackle by Henry on Gomez and a justifiable red card after only ten minutes. I’m perfectly sure the tackle was not [...]

Spurs 3 – 1 Wolves: The petition for 75 minute football starts here

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

A few Wolves players’ old mums will be busy writing to PE Teacher-in-Chief McCarthy this weekend, asking that their sons be excused the last 15 minutes of a game due to chronic attention deficit disorder. The worst of the result is that it all could have been so very different. This was a good team [...]

How not to make a wall: Fulham 2 – 1 Wolves

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

For a while there it looked like it was going to be a good day, but the result fairly reflected the game, and as Fulham had two decent penalty shouts turned down, I won’t argue with the outcome, however disappointing. For the first 10 minutes, Fulham looked like there would walk the game, but in [...]

Another might-have-been: Arsenal 1-0 Wolves

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

No one will argue, despite Wolves heroic defending, that Arsenal didn’t deserve this result.  However that they only got it in the 94th minute of extra time was sickening. Mick McCarthy with characteristically commendable honesty summed it up in his post match interview: “Arsenal have had all the chances; they’ve had all the play.  They’re [...]