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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. [...]

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 [...]