I’m giving up on my end of season predictions because frankly I think Wolves might have lost their bottle in the relegation fight with four games to go. Yes I know we aren’t out of touch with teams around us but with injuries to players like Doyle and Elokobi we have seen the team start to crack and fall apart. The 4-5-1 system that has seen us get some great results this season has crumbled, especially without Doyle. With two local derbies out of the four remaining games it’s difficult to see us picking up the six or seven points that we need. I’d say we need to beat both Sunderland and Blackburn to stand any chance cus the Blues and Albion games will be very difficult. Albion are playing well and Blues are league cup winners determined to play in Europe next season and the Premiership.
It doesn’t matter what I’d previously predicted anyway, it was just a bit of wild optimism by a foolish fan and of course trying to guess ten games into the future is very difficult, trying to guess what will happen each game is more than hard enough.
There have been calls for Mick McCarthy to go and go now! A few morons were phoning BBC Radio WM after the Stoke hammering and demanding this. Why? What would that achieve? Who would take over for four games? Who would we look to replace him with? Come on people, its too late for any changes. It’s Mick until the end of the season and probably beyond that too. We need to remember what a great job he has done for us over five years. Remember his first full season? He spent fuck all and we managed a play off place. OK we lost to the Albion that time but he’d made a point. Taking us up made another point and keeping us up last season was yet another point made. It’s just a shame that we haven’t been able to continue building on that gradual success.
Time will inevitably tell on the future of the club. I hope we can stay up so we can keep our best players and strengthen our position properly. Relegation doesn’t bare thinking about even at this late stage in the season. It’s not over yet… although I fear it will be soon. But miracles have happened before and maybe there will be a couple more twists and turns before this crazy season is over. Remember we’ve taken one point out of the last four games and we’re still only a point from safety. COME ON WOLVES.