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McCarthy felt robbed

McCarthy felt robbed

Our Mick didn't hold back any punches following Wolves last minute defeat to Bolton.

A Ronald Zubar cock up led to Daniel Sturridge scoring with almost the last kick of the game last night.

'I feel lousy, I feel robbed. I feel we had a point in our pocket and we've given it away. It was self-inflicted after we played all right in the game and scrapped it out.' McCarthy told the BBC after the game.

That goal condemned us to yet another defeat and pushed us back to rock bottom in the Premier League table (saying that even a draw would have left us bottom with West Ham winning).

He continued: 'It was self-inflicted at Fulham when we lost a point there, it was self-inflicted at home against Aston Villa, at Spurs, at Manchester United... I might go on and on.'

'To give it away in the manner in which we have, I don't have the words to tell you how bad we feel. There had been a few chances at either end but I think we had all settled for a draw.'

Vital Wolves Comment: Absolutely gutting, there isn't anything further to add!

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Date:Thursday February 3 2011
Time: 10:00AM

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Yes Mick,it is called self inflicted,its also called a defence,well when you have one thats what its called!,names for what wev'e got?,I'll have to think a little on that one,over to you NYC and Banksy?.Hand on heart someone I overheard said can you name another THREE worse teams in the premiership and to be honest at this moment in time I cant,you might argue the point with one maybe at a push two but not three!that spells one thing,fizzy pop league.Merlin and Coco have always pulled a win out of the bag when they have most needed it this season,I dont think even beating Man Utd will be enough now,wer'e simply losing too many matched to the wrong teams.UTW as ever.
Crete Wolf
03/02/2011 11:57:00
The defence will look better in the Championship next year!!
03/02/2011 12:08:00
..........' had all settled for a draw'!! and 'when we lost a point there' (at Fulham). Is this how Mick proposes to climb up the table? Is this 4-1-4-1 his secret weapon? I cannot say we should have thrown everybody forward, for with what ? with 7 defenders in the line-up? Where were the players who could have provided a spark here and there: Milijas, Fletcher? - on the bench! SEB? -(89th). Instead we get destroyer Henry (D 08 is what I call him, in Royal Navy terms) and hard workers Edwards, Jones. Crete Wolf, at the moment there is not a worse team, let alone whether there are three or two. The squad is adequate all right, I am with Mick there; it is the team that he sends out that I contest. All this caution must be thrown to the wind if we are to get the wins required to stay up - and that now means making good for a 3-point gap, not defending a 5-point one. Admittedly, I was wrong in saying that the league position does not allow reverting to the one-up-front formation. ...'self-inflicted' Mick says; since he is already quite at home with that feeling, risking to aggravate the pain to the limit by going 4-2-4 (with players 'in their position' - no tricks, please, Merlin - only magic!) and getting thumped 5-0 several times is only a question of degree and should be quite in order - winning 3-1 or 3-2 on as many occasions would follow. It nearly happened at Eastlands when 1-0 up. Had the second gone in ....Jarvis' shot blocked, if I remenber correctly. Attack from the word go for a TWO-goal advantage. That, in one sentence, is my way to salvation - or to hell, for hell it is sure to be otherwise.
03/02/2011 14:58:00
In my report I indicate that I am moving to this point of view, deemed 'nonsensical' a week or so ago. We have to do something positive to get wins. Draws are not enough now. Before we reverted to 4-5-1 to ensure survival last year, MM's interviews always dwelt on the benefits of a 4-4-2 formation. As he observed at the time, two wins and two losses were better than four draws. It's the point that lovesW is making. Oh dear! I am a little unhappy and I have a trip to Molineux on Saturday to 'look forward' to. Surprisingly, I think I might enjoy it in a detached sort of way because I can feel Nirvana approaching.
03/02/2011 16:06:00
Ah, some one understands, and even approves, even though through force of circumstance. 'Nonsensical' I deem it indeed even now, Southbank 60 - but where has sense got us? The quality of the attackers is better, okay somewhat better, than that of the defenders - so I have here to adapt the saying 'put your best foot forward' into a literal 'put your best feet forward'. Man.U. What better occasion, top against bottom of the table, all or nothing, do or die. Historically, they are, after Real Madrid, the most attack-minded side..and Mick surely won't need me reminding him of Sir AF's famous : faint heart never won fair lady. Or does he?
03/02/2011 17:23:00
LovesW you make some good points. We don't need Karl the Crab in Midfield. Lets have a go at going forward. Milijas must play with Jones, we look far better that way. In a couple of weeks O Hara may look better there. Gued...hurry back A midfield of Gued, Milijas ,Hammill O Hara may be our best bet with Jarvo and Hunt to come on as impact subs, or one to play in a 5 man midfield....
03/02/2011 21:49:00
I am gathering disciples here. Two already. OLDGOLD....and Black? Not the situation Wolves are in now...I mean Black, ALL Black, an attack like the All Blacks. Berra and Craddock central defenders, Gued and Milijas in midfield, Doyle and Hunt covering the flanks, up and down, SEB. Fletch, Vokes and Jarvis up front. Hammill at the ready. Crazy ? Unbalanced? Yes on both counts. The diagnosis calls for a risky operation. Medication won't do. A point per match certainly won't save this patient. Three may or may not; give it a go and find out. If it succeeds, mission acomplished. . .if it doesn't, we go down in style, and with no regrets of not having given all, for if we play (?) the way we are playing we will go down. This is the whole of it, as I see.
03/02/2011 22:45:00
Wales v England twrw to distract my thoughts about the red devils arriving!,me thinks a close game at the Millenium Banksy?
Crete Wolf
03/02/2011 22:49:00
I have prepared the ground for a couple of days of watching sport by spending time at DIY centres and going round a garden of a stately home. A friend is coming round to watch the rugby match this evening: he's English but it's gentlemanly rivalry not of the AVFCWills10 variety. We'll sink a few beers and then tomorrow morning I'm off early to Worcester for a day's work before heading on to Molineux. As you know, I have traded a Wales victory for a Woves survival so we'll see this evening what the outcome of tomorrow's match will be.
04/02/2011 08:12:00
Hope your right about the Wolves survival!!!!!!,Wales were not very good,England always looked in control.Think Byrne should have started at 15 and Hook should have been 10.Worst I've seen Jones play at 10,and who was that at No8???a bleached bimbo??Thats eight on the bounce Wales have lost!!,Gatland's last season in charge me thinks?.
Crete Wolf
04/02/2011 23:11:00
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