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Wolves survive 'Survival Sunday'

Wolves will be in the Premier League next season!

Not many of us at half-time thought that would be the case, but the Premier League created a blockbuster story-line for those chaps at Sky, with Wolves snatching joy from despair in a frantic few minutes earlier this afternoon.

At half time, unbelievably Wolves had hit the self destruct button going in at the break 3-0 down to Blackburn, at this stage without question we were heading for the Championship with Blackpool and Birmingham both drawing at this stage. Wigan were also drawing at Stoke but they were also doomed at this stage.

But everything was about to change and on numerous occasions!

A Tottenham goal against Birmingham meant that they dropped into the relegation zone, with us leap frogging to safety despite still being 3-0 down at home.

Amazingly Blackpool were safely leading 2-1 against Manchester United and were up to 16th.

At half past five we decided to get involved in the action with Jamie O'Hara making it 1-3, a few minutes later Manchester United completed their comeback against Blackpool, 15 minutes after leading they were 3-2 down thanks to Blackpool defender Ian Evatt putting the ball past his own Keeper, Blackpool now 19th and Wigan, for the first time all afternoon were out of the bottom three.

Two minutes later and Wigan's position was looking even better with Rodallega putting them ahead of Stoke.

One minute after that Craig Gardner equalised for Birmingham, within three minutes the whole relegation picture changed. It was now us and Blackpool joining West Ham in the Championship, with just 10 minutes remaining.

Blackpool's fate was sealed when Michael Owen came off the bench to make it 4-2, while more importantly Stephen Hunt brought Wolves to within a goal of Blackburn, crucially bringing us level on points, level on goal difference, but ahead of Birmingham on goals scored with three minutes remaining.

Two minutes into stoppage time and Wolves fans could breath easy with Roman Pavlyuchenko putting Spurs 2-1 ahead against Birmingham.......there was nothing to ever worry about, we all said 40 points would be enough......










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The Journalist

Writer: Akela Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 22 2011

Time: 8:02PM

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Get in there Wolves. Well done lads!!
Zbam
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22/05/2011 20:40:00

I've just got home and will write a report later on this evening. I'm relieved but shattered and wrung out. But, now I am cracking open a bottle of champagne, which my wife had put in the freezer to chill ... though it was in and out according to the scores.
Southbank60
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22/05/2011 21:13:00

We are safe,but not through our own skills!,this should not happen again and we should not be put in this position again.I still feel as though we are as far as we can go under the present set-up,I hope I am proved wrong next season!.The teams coming up do not appear of the same quality as last season, so it should be easier!.
Crete Wolf
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22/05/2011 21:21:00

Amazing how far eighteen million pounds will get you. Pathetic
New York City Wolf
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23/05/2011 03:33:00

Guys, what an evening !!! Southbank, you say my feelings ! A tragic suicidal comedy, a psychiatric drama, a ghosts of the past horror, a D-Day landing war movie where Steven Hunt is leading the troops to storm the german fortress and a love story all in one ! If I were double so old as my 33, I think I could have several heart attacks yesterday ! I guess the cardiac unit in Wolverhampton surely had a lots of work yesterday............... I am relieved, we get another chance to improve...... Next season has to be better ! We need a player of Doyle class for the defence !..... This season, that we just hair-tightly survived, has to be a lesson for us. I am sad for Blackpool, but they went down all guns shooting, respect to them...... I am sad for West Ham, because they have the nicest football anthem, The Bubbles, because that movie with Frodo is about them..... I dont know if I should be sad for Birmingham, they had it all in their hands and they gave it away.... Anyway, someone had to go down and I am soooooooooo glad it wasnt us..... I dont like champagne, so later today, I will have a cup of bewerage, that you englishmen could know as honeydew :) Wolves Wolves Wolves !!!
PanFiluta
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23/05/2011 06:21:00

LOL... how did you guys manage that and feck me, that was close! Well done, see you next season!
The Fear
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23/05/2011 09:38:00

Sad to see West Ham go down because they have a bubble machine? Takes all sorts I guess ;)
Akela
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23/05/2011 14:02:00

 

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