Today against Aston Villa we have seen the best and worst of Wolves. The first half and the second half were contrasts like chalk and cheese, the first half was superb, the second was like hell on Earth.
Darren Bents cheating to gain a penalty and then conversion of it to put the Vile 1-0 up was against the run of play early doors. Up until then it was relatively balanced with neither side looking like breaking the deadlock. Our boys came back strong and a lovely bit of individual skill by Frimpong released Kightly who cut back inside to level the score at 1-1, it was a superb goal and gave Molineux and the team a massive lift, Wolves had the edge then, it felt like we were going to go on and score 4 or 5.
Then an odd incident happened. A corner was given to Wolves (because they were attacking again and again and again and getting corner after corner after corner) and Michael Kightly was physically blocked from taking it by the linesman, something I have never seen before, usually they let you play on and the ref blows to take it again if he wasn’t ready. But in ironic style when Kightly was allowed to take the corner he floated it on to the head of Johnsson who knocked it down for Edwards to tap it over the line with his Swede, 2-1. We raped the Villa defence time and time again for the next 10 or 15 minutes until half time but never added to that, which cost us dear. At half time Skybet had Villa at 8-1 to win, did anyone stick a monkey on that?
As the second half was about to start we heard that Agbonlahor had been replaced with Warnock and we cheered, what a shit decision by McLeish. We were pissing ourselves laughing. The second half was dire stuff. We looked like we had already won, no effort, no passion, no desire from pretty well everyone on the park. Keano buried the equaliser early on in the second half after a terrible clearance by Matt Jarvis. Matt! Knock it out for a throw in and get back and defend it, for fuck sake! It’s like you don’t want to play for England ever again. You’re good enough man sort it out! But then that can be said to all of our players based on the second half performance, I’d hate to pick on Jarvis, he wasn’t so bad over the 90 minutes.
Frimpong was carried off after getting kicked in the face by Petrov although early indications suggest that Petrov’s leg might have fallen off with the shock of hitting the titanium cheekbone of Frimpong (he’s ‘badder assier’ than Chuck fucking Norris). That was it our midfield engine was stuttering, Milijas is no Frimpong but at least we still had Milijas and Henry trying to run the show in midfield at least for a while. The game then turned into a hit and hope hoof fest right up until Henry decided to stamp on Albrighton like he was breaking a glass at a Jewish wedding. Straight red. The sad thing is a 3 game ban means he won’t be eligible to play away at QPR early in February so we will have to miss watching Henry stamp on the face of Joey ‘The Cunt’ Barton.
Now it looked like a draw was on the cards until Keano popped up again with a roaster of a winner for the Vile. What you gonna do? It was a bit of a shame to hear Robbie Keane getting booed when he was subbed at the end, very poor form Wolves fans. 8 minutes of stoppage time for the Frimpong injury and stretcher off wasn’t enough for Wolves as they played the ball backwards and sideways with no haste or composure.
The first half is what we need more of Wolves, watch it Monday morning with a cuppa tea and ask yourselves, what happened? Cus every Wolves fan is now asking that very question – wtf happened?