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McCarthy received dreaded vote of confidence?

The McCarthy out bandwagon has yet to be derailed, despite recent results relieving some of the pressure that had been building on the gaffers shoulders.

Just like last season, the pressure had continued to grow and grow on McCarthy, with some supporters and the press calling for McCarthy to fall on his sword.

One of the Sunday tabloids apparently even suggested that McCarthy had just two games to save his job.

Thankfully though, for those of us who have stood by McCarthy over the past 12 months plus, we have a chairman in Steve Morgan who has his head screwed on better than his counterparts at Newcastle and Blackburn.

In fact Morgan has shown he is standing by his man by giving him the green light to spend in January and also giving him a public show of support by coming pitch side to shake his hand following the win over Birmingham.

"I don`t have to see Steve come down to the pitch to have that nice, warm feeling of support because I know it`s there. But when he does, it`s there for everyone to see and it was nice it was confirmed to the fans.' McCarthy told the Express & Star.

He continued: "He`s feeling it like the rest of us being in the bottom three and not getting results but there`s never any suggestion of anything else. He cares about it just like everyone else, he wants to see us win and do well."

Vital Wolves Comment: The win over Birmingham closed the gap to just one single point. With the table so close, there is sure to be a few more ups and downs yet this season, but stability will be a positive going into the second half of the season.

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Writer: Akela Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday December 14 2010

Time: 11:00AM

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"The McCarthy out bandwagon has yet to be derailed, despite recent results relieving some of the pressure that had been building on the gaffers shoulders".Hang on a minute now!(recent results??)plural??wev'e won another "isolated" game which we have done this season before.As I've said in other blogs this is not enough,we have to win 3 or 4 on the bounce then I think some of the pressure on Merlin will be off.Dont get me wrong,great show on sunday and I, along with a lot of others am very pleased.But if we lose this sunday it will all be forgotten.Remember the old cliche,"your only as good as your last game"in our case very apt at this moment in time.The current bottom 3s goal difference is also a little worrying,sometimes worth an extra point at the end of the season.So to sum up,well done but more of the same required!!!Up the Wolves.
Crete Wolf
I'm making no further comment at the moment, merely grateful for the three points achieved on Sunday. Funnily enough, Akela, was rather non-committal himself in his previous report.
Southbank60
Hows the internet viewing going?you getting into it noe southbank.
Crete Wolf
My experience of the freeview sites has been variable: sometimes OK, sometimes murky and at other times giving only a partial coverage. On one occasion the list of soccer matches, when clicked, opened up onto a porn site. I'll be inundated with requests for the URL now! With regard to my position over the Wolves fortunes, I am close to the one that you have expressed above. However, I want to eschew negative thoughts for the moment, hoping that we have turned the corner and that it is not another false dawn. We should know by the end of December.
Southbank60
For me the McCarthy out bandwagon was really beginning to pick up steam following the Blackpool game, since that we've won 2 out of 3, which is why the report reads 'recent results' (plural) because 6 points from a possible 9 is a good set of results. I also disagree that we have to win 3 or 4 games on the bounce to get out of our current position. 12 points on the spin would obviously be welcome and I wouldn't turn it down, but plugging away like we have will be enough to avoid the drop.
Akela
Indeed, Akela: if we do achieve a 2:3 win ratio, it would certainly be enough. Fortuitously for your argument, it does reflect the latest results and, as such, suggests a rising profile. Only time will tell whether it's a false dawn or not. Akela, I want you to tell me, "I told you so".
Southbank60
west brom and wigan are 2 winnable games.. if we win both we will all be ecstatic and loving mick. if we lose them both, or only get a point or 2 we'll be down in the dumps. but crete wolf is absolutley right about just 1 win not being enough to relieve the pressure. as fans we want to see that the team has improved and play well (at the back) consistenly rather than just playing well here and there. mick needs to reward the defensive line-up that started against bham with another start at the hawthorns (not that he'll have much choice). he keeps changin the defence and i think that contributes to the inconsistencies at the back. i personally think wigan is the bigger game in terms of where we will finish this season. but i will be so so happy if we thump the baggies on sunday, and drag them into a relegation scrap!! UTW
SmithyWolves
I am going to commit heresy here. I would like to see WBA and the other two West Midlands teams survive in the Premier League. Naturally, I want us to beat them and if they become relegation rivals of ours, I want everyone to beat them. On the other hand, if they pull away from the drop-zone, I want them to beat the teams who are in trouble. It's great having local derbies.
Southbank60
 

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