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The Striker Who Came In From The Cold!!

Kevin Doyle as good a player as he is, cannot score the amount of goals that we need to win matches, 22 appearances have yielded a paltry 3 goals(one of those was off big George's backside!)

Stephen Fletcher has played 8 times and scored 4 goals, a fifty percent strike rate! It's a no brainer to me?

We cannot score goals in open play yet the one thing that really gets to me is why did we spend 7 million on a striker?

It beggars belief that we spent that much on a player and leave him on the bench.

Doyle is great at what he does, run the channels and hold the ball up, but hang on a minute!, what's the point in holding the ball up if there's no one up there with you to pass it to?

Something, somewhere or at sometime must have happened between Merlin and Fletcher? Its the only conclusion I can come to, we all know, amongst Merlins many qualities is stubborness, if there has been a disagreement or an 'incident' you can be sure it will not be forgotten and it could be a 'terminal fall out'.

You cannot say he has played badly,he hasn't played enough! but he has got a few goals when he has played so why has he not been given a fair chance? read all the pre season build up of Merlins comments on Fletcher! are we now talking about a different player that was the idol of Burnley and a 'bargain' at the price that we got him for?

I would love to know Mr Morgans thoughts on this subject, 7 million would have purchased a large 'chunk' of new stand!

I think one of the new tiers should be called the 'Stephen Fletcher' stand as a reminder of the striker who came and will surely be going at the end of this extraordinary season.

And with all his inactivity what has that done to his re-sale value? not a lot is my guess, probably be going back to a championship side for a knock down price.

The time is now ripe to play 2 strikers in all the remaining home games, we have taken a miserly 5 points away from home all season so the points will more than likely be easier to come by at home.

I hope that Fletcher is given a decent run in the team and that he can supply the goals that we will surely need to remain in the promised land.

May I take this opportunity to wish all the best from myself and I am sure all the vitalwolves fans to Michael Kightly who returns to full training with the Wolves first team squad on Monday.

Is there a part for him to play yet in this seasons run in?

As ever and always Up the Wolves.

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Writer: Crete Wolf Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 23 2011

Time: 1:12PM

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Spot on! Ironically, MM will probably select him for Saturday as he has to play two strikers up-front. If so, it's a pity that he has not given him enough match time to dust off the cobwebs. Over the new year period he was getting games but I reckon that the arrival of O'Hara and a promise to play him from the off has limited his role to a (small) bit part. I still recall Fletcher's superb performance in the first half against Stoke, that is, until he suffered an injury in retaliation for the one to Kenwyne Jones.
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23/02/2011 13:44:00

Joint Record Signing on the bench, and no cash for a Left Back. Welcome to McMuppets Mad world...
Ad Mant
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23/02/2011 14:22:00

Two strikers it should have been all along; they will be on, I am sure - hopefully before three will be needed. Last word. I will from now on just wait and see how all of this unfolds and comment when the verdict is out.
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23/02/2011 15:56:00

AD Mant makes a good point.
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24/02/2011 04:30:00

My worry is that Blackpool can score freely if in the mood,that combined with our 'fragile' looking defence does not inspire confidence.I think to win we are going to have to score more than once or even twice.A case to play our joint record signing up front is clearly there!,will he be played?all will be revealed by Merlin and Coco soon,can hardly wait!.
Crete Wolf
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24/02/2011 13:52:00

Crete Wolf, I know Im like a mad banshee at the moment, but mick and by proxy, the club, are reeping the "rewards" of countless poor team selections, negative tactics and failure to recruit in areas we are so desperately in need, all season long. This isnt a second season syndrome, this is what very well could have happenned last season but didnt because there were 3 weaker links than us. Bottom of the league, least wins, least points, out of all cups early doors and a manager gobbing off that 4 point out of wba and blackpool isnt bad, before we;ve even played blackpool. Even more frustrating is that mcnugget is guaranteed a job next year even if we dont score another solitary goal all season.
Ad Mant
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24/02/2011 14:11:00

If we don't win on Saturday, I suspect that a rethink will be on the way ... in relation to personnel as well as to tactics.
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24/02/2011 15:42:00

Well,well,well,Mick thinks we must beat Blackpool!,he does'nt half come out with some gems.We 'only' need to beat Blackpool by 3 clear goals!!!ahh well, me thinks I'll open another bottle of red.I think we've got him until at least next season Banksy and maybe longer if he keeps us up,if he does'nt, I'd give him until xmas.I will watch on my laptop with interest and then rugby in the evening ahh bliss!!!.UTW.
Crete Wolf
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24/02/2011 15:57:00

Ad Mant he's only on a 1 year rolling contract so would'nt cost a lot to move him back to Barnsley!!he can take Coco with him as well.
Crete Wolf
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24/02/2011 16:00:00

hi guys... gonna be a good one on sat and looking forward to coming there.... we both want three points , u to get moving in the right direction and us to get a little nearer safety... very tight down there we are all in it in the bottom half of the table.... i have watched a few of your games and think you are def better than your position reflects.... anyway.. looking forward to a belter ... never a dull moment following the pool... good luck with the rest of the season.... see u sat!!
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24/02/2011 21:46:00

Probably end up in a stalemate,just enough to keep the vultures away from Merlin and the Pool fans will be happy as well.
Crete Wolf
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25/02/2011 13:38:00

No, it won't. We'll either play (a) a real 4-4-2 formation, with Fletcher and Doyle up front, Hammill and Jarvis on the wings and O'Hara and Milijas prompting them from behind, and score a sackful of goals or (b) play ultra safe, with Doyle up-front but unable to convert the crosses, having just tracked back, and lose 1-0 when one of the defenders makes the obligatory mistake. One way or another it's going to be emotional (copyright New York City Wolf).
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25/02/2011 13:47:00

well.. i can see goals..... thats all we know how to do lol.... but who knows.... funny old game as they say ... just dont come after ollie if mick gets the sack lol ;-) ... think i would be happy with a draw...........
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25/02/2011 14:18:00

Why dont you arrange to meet Southbank for a nice pint of Banks bitter Jacpool?,mind you knowing him you'll be paying!.
Crete Wolf
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25/02/2011 17:41:00

Is that correct?Charlie Adam suspended,that I think just tips the balance our way,I feel a little happier now,or is that the red wine hitting the spot.Jacpool can you confirm about Adam please?.
Crete Wolf
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25/02/2011 20:29:00

yep.. adam got his tenth yellow in the dying mins .... 2 match ban ,,, misses you and chelsea..... we have a good replacement though in sylvestra,,,, good player honest!... we also have reid now who can play in the charlie position... .. still looking forward to a cracker.... ill be awaiting your comments tomorrow night... gulp !! lol...
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26/02/2011 00:34:00

yep.. adam got his tenth yellow in the dying mins .... 2 match ban ,,, misses you and chelsea..... we have a good replacement though in sylvestra,,,, good player honest!... we also have reid now who can play in the charlie position... .. still looking forward to a cracker.... ill be awaiting your comments tomorrow night... gulp !! lol...
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26/02/2011 00:35:00

I've just got back, had a belated curry but couldn't interest my wife in the result. Although I couldn't wash the vindaloo down with a lager or two (because of the anti-inflammatories), I am still pretty high ... but have no-one to celebrate with. Can't write anything else this evening as I have to keep my wife company, especially if I want to watch Football First 10.15 pm. Report to follow tomorrow morning. It's worth checking out because I have sussed out MM's secret plan for survival. Ta-ra for now.
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26/02/2011 21:34:00

Vindaloo,lager,anti-inflammatories,I think thas IS a plan for survival!!,washed down with a couple of Banks Best.Great result,lets all enjoy it while it lasts.And England beat the Froggies as well!.
Crete Wolf
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26/02/2011 21:50:00


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