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Wenger gave us a spanking

Mick McCarthy was on the receiving end of a spanking session from Arsenal's Arsene Wenger at the weekend.

Not content with keeping that kind of thing behind closed doors, Wenger dished out the 'slaps' and 'spanks' in front of 60,000 onlookers.

'They murdered us. From one to 11 they were better than us, stronger than us and quicker than us,'

'I have to admire their class and the way they play. And for us to get better we have to admit we got turned over - we were completely spanked.' McCarthy said to the BBC after the game.

The result meant that Wolves spend another week rock bottom of the Premier League table, with two crucial games coming up next.

First on Sunday the eagerly awaited fixture with the Baggies, swiftly followed by Blackpool six days later.

McCarthy continued: 'We had a slapping. But we've got West Brom next week, that's more important.'

Vital Wolves Comment: Win our game in hand against West Brom and we will leapfrog West Ham, Wigan and WBA, six days later another three points against Blackpool will see us gain at least another spot and hopefully put a bit of daylight between us and the drop zone.

Far easier said than done, but our survival could take a massive leap forward if it could be achieved.

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Writer: Akela Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 14 2011

Time: 1:00PM

Your Comments

West Brom and Blackpool - big games, indeed. And probably decisive, as Sylvan and Fletch will be if on, but not for just the last 20 minutes.
lovesW
We will probably start with Doyle and Fletcher with instructions to run themselves into the ground before making way for SEB and A.N. Other (Vokes ?). Or, if we are a couple of goals ahead, Craddock, Ward, Foley and the bus.
Southbank60
Can't see us a couple of goals ahead with 1 and a half strikers. It happened only on the first day against Stoke, but then both SEB and Fletch were on from the start. Doyle and Jarvis or Hammill on the wings with two strikers in the middle for 2 and a half strikers. Not quite Doomsday, eh SB 60, but more chance of going 2 goals ahead. Or two goals behind, granted. But soon we will be running out of games for the rewards of the risks, if successful, to be of any effect.
lovesW
Well, if we play Doyle and Fletcher up front, with Jarvis, Hammill, O'Hara and Milijas behind them, we should be capable of scoring. Whether Henry et al can stop the opposition getting through is another matter. In your argument they won't be needed as the eleven players on the other side will be fully occupied trying to stem the wave after wave of WWFC attacks. Pinch me, am I awake!
Southbank60
You would think with 12 goals between them, Doyle and Fletcher from Porridge would be the obvious starters in a plain and simple 4-4-2 with the same wingers. Sadly, that means two in the middle and Henry is one of them, week in out week out. I think he is maybe expecting too much too soon from O'Hara and I would not like to see Milijias lose his place. I think he is going to go 4-4-2 and just attack- as mentioned, what is to lose now? Sneak a point? To try outsmart them? Sneak a one nil? It's not going to happen. They will score and it's up to us to score more plain and simple. Considering they are leaking close to an average of 3 a game, if we don't attack this lot then who will we go and attack to stay in this division? Look at their last 14 games. It's there for the taking and I think we will win our next two games if we attack. We can outscore the next two, so go for it, simple as.
New York City Wolf
Can hardly pinch you from here, SB60, but, no, you are not awake. But I will try, nevertheless: we all will be fully awake come May if we do not make it with, what if?..who knows? ..perhaps we should have?... And I was only suggesting a 4-2-4. Your dream is my Doomsday tactic...'wave after wave'. A dream indeed. I myself am out of it and you were the alarm that woke ME up. We must attack, on that all are agreed. Anything we hold back now we will regret later if we fail in our objective. This is my fear, failing not having giving all, not having tried all. NYCW,I fully agree.
lovesW
OK, we're all agreed. Shall we send a deputation to MM to inform him of our deliberations and to help him choose the players to execute our design?
Southbank60
4-4-2 ?Sounds like our 3 top goalscorers total goals this year!.Forget scoring hatfuls of goals,its not going to happen,I'll take 1-0 or whatever comes our way.We must win the next couple of games,time is running out with our form against these so called 'lower half teams.If we end up in fizzypop land it will be the form against these teams that has cost us.You can get the satnav ready for Scunthorpe ready Banksy and pick lovesW and me up on your way!!!.UTW.
Crete Wolf
We have SB60's word that MM is 'impermeable to outside pressure'. So what now, except that we get behind MM and hope that whatever system he elects to adopt works, be it a 4-5-1 even. No ego whatsoever here, as long as he manages to keep us up.
lovesW
This is what I like to see: laughing in the face of adversity. Unfortunately, I cannot attend the WBA game as I have to accompany my wife to Derby to see her sister and brother-in-law that day. On Monday I have to be in Leicester to assess someone's work, so for her sake I hope that Wolves win the previous day!
Southbank60
 

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