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Wolves Fans Losing The Faith

Wolves Fans Losing The Faith

Match report will be up whenever I get over my disappointment and bewilderment following yet another defeat and stop staring at the league table wondering why the only reason we are not bottom is because West Ham are proving beyond shambolic.

Having watched the game, I have hit up all the forums and although I resisted writing it during the week because I truly wished/still hope McCarthy could/can? turn this around (95% of fans on local rag Express & Star were already calling for his sacking during the week) there is no escaping the fact that Wolves fans are now calling for change.

Whilst there are several idiotic comments, usually no longer than a disjointed sentence, the majority are clearly at pains, thanking Mick for everything he has done before almost apologetically calling for his dismissal.

I have repeatedly held my hands up and said that I never wanted Mick McCarthy in the first place but have back him from the day he was appointed and whether he is given the opportunity to salvage what is, let's face it, a dire situation, or is fired, he has changed our club forever.

I for one will be eternally grateful for the culture he has injected into the club. Despite the way he presents himself you won't find a more dedicated, passionate, straight talking manager than Mick McCarthy and whatever goes on on the training pitch, beyond closed doors, we don't know- we only see the results, and I am not talking about points and such I am referring to the mentality and spirit his squad harp on about interview after interview. Even those that don't get a game, those that have every right to be in the side but find themselves on the bench, can not praise the manager enough, can hardly find the words to describe the spirit and 'togetherness' they share and bang on defeat after defeat always believing in themselves and supporting those who start ahead of them.

It is miraculous that he has managed to bring some many players so close together. In all my years watching Wolves this lot of ours now, I have never seen so much pain written across faces following defeats- the squad we have love this club and it is killing them game after game, performance after performance to repeatedly walk away with nothing.

So what now. The what now is that as I write West Ham are three down at Liverpool (we were bottom as it stood nil nil) and five points from 17th.

I asked that if we could not beat Blackpool then who could we beat. Blackpool have stunned us all and despite my insistence for months they will still get relegated I override my ignorance and following a reality check recognize the fact that we are staring relegation in the face.

The fans are treating Mick with respect whilst calling for change based on rational arguments. I howled from the South Bank from Graham Taylor's sacking. I hope that after all he has done for the club Mick McCarthy does not go through the same.

Ultimately, our club is owned by a business man who had grand visions for our future that all falling apart before his very eyes.

Considering how well we play, considering everything Mick has done, I am sure that Morgan has fired plenty of people to ensure his business not only avoided failure, but most importantly prospered and sadly I suspect then sooner rather than later, as in possibly next week, the axe will fall.

I said in an article earlier in the season that we have been blessed to have Mick around for the past four years and hoped we would have him around for the next four.

I am not calling for his sacking, but merely reporting the plain reality that if the fans who fork out thousands to follow the club we love have lost the faith then how is the bloke prepared to invest another 20 million feeling right now.

It will be a shame the day it happens but that's football. Mick will get another job and all we have to do is maintain our vitriolic support for the team and the club whoever is calling the shots from the dug out.

New York City Wolf

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Writer:New York City Wolf
Date:Saturday November 20 2010
Time: 6:44PM


As a life long fan,I have come across people who have said that MM is a good coach but,that is as far as he can take you!.Many people think that we need someone else to take us to the next level!.I am now one of those people!.I sympathise with others who do not share my opinion,but how long do you give him?.The only problem I have is who do we replace him with?I know O'neil is the name banded about but he is at a level in salary and level perhaps above us?. I am trying to think of a site poll to give a choice of alternative management options and I'm sorry I cant!!,perhaps fellow vital fans can come up with a few options???.No,stay faithful and keep the faith!!!yes,stay with Mick and give him a chance and yes even if we go down, stick with it and blow all those championship wanna be's away!!.Come on you Wolves !!!!!!!.
Crete Wolf
20/11/2010 20:26:00
The fact is we only have 1 point less than this time last year. Calling for the manager to go is, in my opinion, a knee-jerk reaction we could do without. Do you honestly believe getting another manager in will improve our results? If so, then who? I have faith in MM and the players to get us out of this.
20/11/2010 21:34:00
I'm with Mike, McCarthy still has my backing.
20/11/2010 21:45:00
Okay. Crete make your mind up! you start with a sacking then demand he stays even if we get relegated. Mike- I have read my article over five times now and I think I have repeatedly thrown my support behind the manager, whilst reporting on the reactions of the majority. The entire article pays respect to Mick and whilst admitting he was not my choice at the time of appointment he has had my backing from day one, and I will support him every day he remains in charge. I hit the forums after the game and the overwhelming response was as I reported. I did not once call for the axe but asked ultimately what is going through Morgan's head right now. On a brighter note I want all us Vital Wolves to meet for a beer before the Wigan game.
New York City Wolf
20/11/2010 23:35:00
Had a few beers when I wrote that blog last night to drown my sorrows New York!!!.I'd stick with MM as I said before, no one else really stands out anyway to replace him.A little mini-run will still get us out of trouble and others will have a bad run as well.I'll get my bar open early next saturday if any of you make it over here!.
Crete Wolf
21/11/2010 05:52:00
Taxi for Mick for me. He cannot pull off a great escape 2 seasons on the bounce IMO. I think a new view of the available options would serve us better now as long as things are done quickly and O connor is not a caretaker manager
21/11/2010 08:10:00
I agree with NYCWolf's analysis of the situation. I don't want to diss the manager but he has to come up with something to turn the tide. He did it last year with the deployment of a 4-5-1 system. We even won matches with it. This year he has tried to be more adventurous but when this didn't work, he reverted to the old formation. With the addition of Hunt out wide to accompany the flying Jarvis and Milijas in midfield it should be functioning more effectively. And we have been playing well. Nonethless, we are still not scoring goals: perhaps because of the defensive duties of the wingers. It makes it difficult for the second wing to provide the extra man up front when the ball is coming in from the other side. Neither are the inner midfielders making themselves available that often. That's why the long-distance boot of Milijas should come in handy. Doyle, all to often, has been isolated. Fitness is one issue and Hunt will be more effective once he's up to speed and has played in a few matches. Other teams do manage to come forward in strength and not merely Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United. Blackpool tore our defence to shreds yesterday. It's a problem MM has to solve ... and quickly!
21/11/2010 09:37:00
You would leak less with a 451 with Doyle up front. Otherwise I think you are doomed for the drop, which would be a great shame.
21/11/2010 11:44:00
OLDGOLD is right - we need new insight and a new approach now, McCarthy is just digging a deeper and deeper pit for us. Morgan, time to show some backbone and guts!
21/11/2010 14:29:00
UN*****ing believebale.. do my eyes deceive me... did you genuinely write, and if we get relegated so be it, lets blow the championship away... How exactly do you propose we "BLOW" anyone away once Jarvis, Doyle, Hunt, Hahneman and Jones have buggered off to other premiership clubs..??? How do you blow millions on a new stadium for championship fans? How do you stick with a manager who's proved time, and time again, that ghe cant manage at Premiership level. Lovely, sincere bloke he is, and a very good championship manager he is clueless as to how to change this spiral. That said, there is too much invested in him, Morgan is most likely going to give him to season end, and ONeill is probably a notch above our reach - so its Mad Mick til season end folks. Sit back, crack open a cold one and hope for the best. Its a long season and a lot can happen, hey, on the bright side, the boggies are only a couple places above us in the league - and if anything can make our relegation a little easier to swallow, it would be them coming down with us.
21/11/2010 17:07:00
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