Friday, February 24, 2012

Match Prediction - Gib Wolves v Guest Expert

I have accepted a challenge by one of my Footy mates where he challenges me in predicting our next result. As you have probably guessed he is not a Wolves fan so will probably favour the opposition most of the time. However to be fair to him he is quite realistic and frankly where we are now I think only the really optimistic Wolves fan believes we are going to beat Newcastle!

He has asked that I refer to him as Gibraltar’s Football Expert but I do think that’s a bit much, he could certainly be ONE of Gibraltar’s Football Expert’s or a Football Expert in Gibraltar but to believe he is Gibraltar’s Football Expert is a bit much so I will have to think something up for future predictions, but until then here is his for this weekend...

Newcastle will be desperate to erase the memory of their recent thrashing by Spurs. Sadly I can see Wolves feeling a backlash tomorrow as their defence struggles to cope with Demba Ba and Cisse. The customary goal for Fletcher is merely a consolation. Newcastle United 3-1 Wolves.

I (optimistically) believe Wolves will win this one. They are recovering from the worst two weeks of football in a long time having been thrashed by their neighbours, losing their manager, admitting that they (the players) are also at fault, unable to appoint anyone new and having to promote Terry Connor who has been there for years now to manager in order to finish off the season...if there has ever been a reason to prove yourself, this has to be it and bear in mind that Wolves often play best against the top tier teams so my prediction Newcastle 2-3 Wolves (loads of attacking play, Fletcher 2, Jarvis 1).

Oh and to add a bit of irony to the whole thing, the last time Wolves beat Newcastle away was on the 7th February 1959...Mick McCarthy’s Birthday!

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Its Done - Terry Connor - Wolves New Manager

Well at least it’s all done and dusted now! I guess they achieved what they said they would, that is to say have a manager in place by our next game against Newcastle, they have certainly achieved that. See BBC News

What we all need to do now is get behind Terry and hope that he can step up to the mark – hope that the players also pull their weight and get on with playing good football!


No one wants the Job!

Well I have to say I was one that thought something needed to change, something had to happen at the Club which would act as a catalyst to get us up and running again, winning games and earning those points to stay up without the constant fear of relegation!

A lot has been said about Mick McCarthy being good for the Club and I certainly agree with this, in his years he has taken us up to the Premiership and managed to keep us there. The only issue is, can he keep us there, only just! It seems he just hasn’t got what it takes to get the team up to mid table, which after all is what we should expect after a few seasons, isn’t it? As far as I am aware he’s had reasonable funds to buy players, in fact I think Wolves are kind of mid-table in the monies spent league but yet we are in the relegation zone in the league proper.

If that’s correct then surely we should be getting more for our buck. 
Taking the above into consideration and having given Mick enough time to prove his worth as a Premiership Manager, (certainly a fantastic Championship Manager and no doubt we will see him in the Premiership once again when he successfully steers a Championship team through promotion), it is time for a change, the problem now is who and here I think Steve Morgan’s plan has gone horribly wrong, no one seems to want the job!

I am not sure I understand why Steve and Alan Curbishley can’t agree. I say Alan Curbishley as it is quite obvious that this was the man that Steve had in mind. Surely it’s a win-win situation for any Manager.

The way I see it and think it should be done is...come and manage a Premiership side which is in the relegation zone for a few games, keep them up and you’re a hero (oh and let’s put a great big bonus for managing that) fail and they go down, where they were headed anyway and you can walk away and carry on looking for a Premiership job. I just feel that I would snap that up, keep this team up and be a hero in a position to now negotiate great terms for a new contract with them, not survive and walk away having spent a few weeks back in the game earning good money and not losing any face as no one can possibly say you failed, surely that’s a win-win situation!

A mate of mine just sent me these two links...
Caretaker manager Terry Connor is set to get the Wolves job for the rest of the season after former Rangers boss Walter Smith turned down an approach from the Molineux club.

However, the club are considering whether to target former manager Dave Jones.

Both of these stories I find quite amusing, I mean to fire MM without actually having someone ready to step in I find ridiculous after all I would certainly rather have MM there fighting the cause than no manager at all, I mean I think he had to go but only if you had someone for the job otherwise let Mick stay, he’s a fighter and would have done his all to keep us up, to get rid of him and appoint no one makes no sense!

The second link well.....I almost feel like letting Steve Morgan know that there’s another great Manager out there who frankly does have fight in him, is great at Championship level and I know he’s out of a job at the moment...his name...MICK McCARTHY, maybe you could approach him too!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Been away!

Well since I last wrote a on here a lot has happened! If we go back to the start of the season we were flying, I think we had 7 point in our first four matches, looking at travelling to Molineux with a few local fans to watch our team ‘perform’ and hoping that this year wouldn’t be the same as last year...on the edge of our seats come end of season hoping that some other team might do us a favour!

Well we are certainly heading towards needing a favour or two, I haven’t heard from any of the other local fans in relation to getting up there (although I am hoping to be there for the Man U game!), and I am already on the edge of my seat!

Mick has been great for the Club. He has achieved something that no one has managed before, he got us up (as did Dave Jones) and kept us up for two seasons (unlike Dave Jones). I was happy to hear Jez Moxey praise Mick and what he has done for the Club and look forward to seeing him managing another Club soon. I think they, the Board, have also taken action at the right time, I agree in not chopping and changing at a moment’s notice’s and think it is vital to allow a team and Manager to sort it out. However, I also think that if it isn’t working then something needs to be fixed and right or wrong, its generally the Manager who draws the short straw! What can a board do? Offer more money...well yes but that’s if they have it, change the majority of the gotta be kidding, so the only real choice is the Manager!

What I am not sure about is whether Mick is actually a good Premier League Manager, he’s certainly a fantastic Championship Division Manager and should he end up there again will no doubt be fighting for the top of the league very soon, will probably get them up to the Premiership in 2 or 3 seasons but will then struggle, probably?

So where to now? Who are we going to get in this 2 week window before our next match against Newcastle...I know of a free Italian! Ahahahahaha, we will just have to wait and see.

In the meantime, COME ON YOU WOLVES!