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Seasons End?

Some may say I'm jumping the gun, but I fear that is it as far as our season goes.

Sure, we COULD still make the play offs, but having been in Palace's position twice, I honestly can't see them stuffing up against Burnley.

So where does that leave us? Is this a season that should be considered a total failure?

Not quite as easy a question as it seems.

With a stated goal of automatic promotion, we've fallen well short. By that measure, rellying on Burnley to do us a favour to scrape into the play offs is a failing for sure.

Ans one that will have some calling for a new manager.

But you dont have to scrape too far under the surface of where it went wrong to see that it could have all been quite different.

The pre season injury to Matty Jarvis, the post Christmas exit of Michael Kightly. The eighteen month search for a genuinely qualified goalscorer that now seems to have ended with SEB, looking good for the seasons top scorer, four months into his Wolves career.

Defensive shuffles caused by injuries, lack of consistent experienced leadership at the back, the list of reasons could go on and on, and it probably will.

All of those have combined to leave us one solitary win away from a shot at the play off's, and probably 11 points off an automatic promotion spot.

None of which leaves me wishing for wholesale change in the close season.

Will we start next season in a stronger position than this one? Definitely.

Will we have a bettter chance of promotion? Possibly.

Will we be worse off? Absolutely not.

When the final whistle blows on this seasons campaign, I won't be looking to point a finger of blame. I won't be calling for heads to roll, and I won't be cursing the Baggies.

I'll be looking forward to seeing the damage Kightly, Keogh, SEB and Jarvis can do given a full season to run at the oppostion.

The rest I'll leave Mick to worry about.



Writer:Stuart Smith
Date:Sunday April 27 2008
Time: 7:09PM

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Such a puzzle Stuart, Wolves really should be in the Prem. Wish they were, apart from the Blues game, I love the local derbies!
The Fear
27/04/2008 19:33:00
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Good article mate but i'm of a different opionion. Like you i won't be pointing the blame or whinging about hiring and firing, but from the Wolves team i saw yesterday, there is quite alot to talk about. Firstly, the first half - possibly the worst performance from a Wolves team i have ever seen. Darren Gibson was utter rubbish. The defence thought that every time they got the ball they had to pass it between them 15 times. Seb and Keogh did nothing bar one good chance. Jarvis was jaded like McIndoe whinged about, and Oli - his usual rubbish. The only spark and player with any quality was big George Elokobi - he was a different class. Very peed off at half time - the season was ... in my eyes ... over. However - the second half was a completely different spectacle. Keogh was inspirational in the air. Seb was using his strength and ability. The defence sharpened up. Kightly gained the extra foot. Hennessey kept us in the game. Elokobi shined further. The fans erupted - and yes - it turned into quite a game. With 35 minutes to play - i was definately believing in 3 points. Well - we didn't get those did we - but here's where we stand. 1 point behind Palace, and 2 behind Watford. Now if Watford draw, and Wolves win by 2 goals - we are completely tied - Same goal difference - Same games won,lost,drawn. Not forgetting Palace - they draw and we win - were in the play-offs. Now why are we saying our seasons over? It's clearly not...! It was at half time yesterday afternoon - but by 5 o'clock - i/we still believe - and so must you all! Thats all from me :)
PremiershipWolf
27/04/2008 20:10:00
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Having seen us go into our last games needing results, and getting them, I cant see Watford or Palace slipping up. Watford have been performed betteron the road this season, and there is the Colin factor at Palace. I KNOW its mathematically possible, but I wouldn't stake money on it happening.
Stuart Smith
28/04/2008 09:41:00
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Lets hope your wrong Stuart mate =) I must reiterate that Wolves were very good in the second half. I still believe one of the 2 will slip up, and i will be gutted if we don't get into the play-offs. We are by far easily good enough to be there - especially with teams like Bristol and Hull in there - with respect to both teams - they have done very well this season - but lets not kid anyone - they aren't going to stay up - least Wolves, Stoke & West Brom have a fighting chance.
PremiershipWolf
28/04/2008 09:47:00
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Youre not alon in thinking at least one might slip up. I spose the pressure is on Palace and Watford, and teams have been known to bottle it ( cough)
Stuart Smith
28/04/2008 10:48:00
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All Wolves can do is win - We will all be there cheering them on regardless - Steve Bull - J9 - row T. Come one Wolves!!
PremiershipWolf
28/04/2008 11:29:00
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