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United Versus Wolves- An Outsider Looks In.

If we can take anything from David Hammons' neutral preview of the upcoming weekend clash between Manchester United & Wolverhampton Wanderers then it is that the gap between the big boys and the small fishes is tightening at an alarming speed.

Tottenham's top four finish last season, and the attempted emergence as a major club in the form on Manchester City finally put THE BIG FOUR under question and Spurs European Champions League qualification proved to act as the proof within the pudding that things had changed.

Ahead of the weekend clash, the journalist has predicted a narrow one nil victory for United who meet Wolves on the back of five consecutive victories and unbeaten in 23.

It is a daunting reminder of the task ahead of us but I for one, fancy Wolves to snatch a surprise point on Saturday- and whilst Mick is pumping the adrenaline, correctly asking as to why we can't go there any 'really' upset them, as in beating them, tells us how far our treasured club has come in such a short relative space of time under his guardianship.

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Writer:New York City Wolf
Date:Friday November 5 2010
Time: 1:21AM

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After the euphoria of last Saturday, I welcomed the fact that we were going to play Manchester United and Arsenal at this point in the season. We have nothing to lose and, as we showed against Manchester City, we can compete with the best. Now that we have discovered the location of the opposition goal, we can even win games. If this is the start of a ‘purple patch’, bring them all on! It’s now Friday and my confidence is ebbing away ... and it’s all Lech Poznan’s fault. Now I do not want to disparage the quality of Polish football (and for the purposes of this article I would prefer it to be sky-high) but for me Manchester City’s failure on Thursday took a little of the gilt off our victory against them. Call me a pessimist if you like but the defeat made me wonder just how far internal dissentions are contributing to City’s current poor form. If this were true, it would be great for football in general, but, for us, it suggests that we should approach the Manchester United game with a dollop of realism. I am still reasonably optimistic, though we shall see whether MM shares my view when he announces his starting line-up. I think we should field as strong a team as possible, perhaps with one or two substitutions to rest key players for the match against Arsenal on Wednesday. What a great opportunity to replace Berra with Mouyokolo ... pity we cannot get Zubar on the field too! Isn’t it amazing what a little confidence will do? Jarvis has suddenly found it and he’s on fire. Milijas lost it- not surprisingly, given last year’s experience- and now he is playing like the man (to quote MM) that we bought. It’s the serendipity effect: if we had not lost Guedioura through injury or Henry through suspension, Nenad would still be warming the substitutes’ bench for ninety minutes. The players have now coalesced into a team with a shape and a purpose, to add to their work ethic. It’s going to be a long and painful road (no more so than listening to Beacon Radio tomorrow) but it just might take us to the right destination.
Southbank60
05/11/2010 10:59:00
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After the euphoria of last Saturday, I welcomed the fact that we were going to play Manchester United and Arsenal at this point in the season. We have nothing to lose and, as we showed against Manchester City, we can compete with the best. Now that we have discovered the location of the opposition goal, we can even win games. If this is the start of a ‘purple patch’, bring them all on! It’s now Friday and my confidence is ebbing away ... and it’s all Lech Poznan’s fault. Now I do not want to disparage the quality of Polish football (and for the purposes of this article I would prefer it to be sky-high) but for me Manchester City’s failure on Thursday took a little of the gilt off our victory against them. Call me a pessimist if you like but the defeat made me wonder just how far internal dissentions are contributing to City’s current poor form. If this were true, it would be great for football in general, but, for us, it suggests that we should approach the Manchester United game with a dollop of realism. I am still reasonably optimistic, though we shall see whether MM shares my view when he announces his starting line-up. I think we should field as strong a team as possible, perhaps with one or two substitutions to rest key players for the match against Arsenal on Wednesday. What a great opportunity to replace Berra with Mouyokolo ... pity we cannot get Zubar on the field too! Isn’t it amazing what a little confidence will do? Jarvis has suddenly found it and he’s on fire. Milijas lost it- not surprisingly, given last year’s experience- and now he is playing like the man (to quote MM) that we bought. It’s the serendipity effect: if we had not lost Guedioura through injury or Henry through suspension, Nenad would still be warming the substitutes’ bench for ninety minutes. The players have now coalesced into a team with a shape and a purpose, to add to their work ethic. It’s going to be a long and painful road (no more so than listening to Beacon Radio tomorrow) but it just might take us to the right destination.
Southbank60
05/11/2010 10:59:00
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Sorry folks! A rather long response made doubly annoying by repetition.
Southbank60
05/11/2010 11:07:00
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I am now so confident that we're going to beat the drop this year. and i feel we can beat anybody on our day! we can get a point at least on saturday. and i think united are going to be slightly nervous about this one. they know that we're confident and they've seen what we're capable of. jarvis will cause them problems and doyle always is a handful. with milijas looking good and hunt getting back to his best we can definately score goals and the defence seem to be tightening up! stearman is playing well (apart from the penalty he gave away) and with mouyokolo ready and waiting to start in someones place stearman and berra should be on top of their game. even edwards has played well recently, although i would prefer jones to him. UP THE WOLVES and keep doing what your doing!!!
SmithyWolves
05/11/2010 11:30:00
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Thanks for the good shaking, Smithy Wolves: I need you by me tomorrow to settle my nerves while listening to the match.
Southbank60
05/11/2010 11:46:00
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I think a couple of you are starting to see things as they are instead of how you 'think' they are.I dont for one minute want to take the shine off last weeks win, but how much of it was us playing well?or them playing badly?.We had played well against Chelsea but they,as have Man utd played an away champions league game a couple of days prior to playing us.I think, a result much the same this week 2-0 and a good 'looking' performance from us to keep the confidence up for the Arsenal on Wednesday.What I want us to do is play well on and after November 13th when we play Bolton followed by a host of matches against teams 'around' us leading up to the end of the year.If someone had said you will get 3 points from these 'big 4' matches I would, like I suspect a lot of you would have taken it!.Finally a message for Southbank60!why dont you watch the match on the pc instead of listening on Beacon??if you want info on how I will let you know....We are the Wolves.
Crete Wolf
05/11/2010 13:25:00
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Tell me how, Crete Wolf.
Southbank60
05/11/2010 13:40:00
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I will ask admin if they can mail you my email and I will send you info,or if u dont mind put your email up on here.
Crete Wolf
05/11/2010 15:39:00
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Thanks, Crete Wolf. To avoid personal abuse from rival fans, it's probably better if you get the administrator to send me the information privately.
Southbank60
05/11/2010 15:46:00
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Ok I've asked them to send you my email,so when you get it mail me a quick message and I'll send you the info to watch it live.
Crete Wolf
05/11/2010 15:53:00
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