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McCarthy to remain loyal

McCarthy to remain loyal

Mick McCarthy will stand by his wounded Wolves.

We might have lost our last four games on the spin, but our Mick is not one for changing his principles and he will stick with the his side after a poor run of results.

'I still maintain we're getting punished, not through playing badly but making mistakes,' he told Wolves Official Website. 'So I'm not to just go making wholesale changes. Because with that you don't get anywhere.'

He continued: 'You have to give a fair bit of loyalty to people I think because then you get it in return as well.'

There is also the old motto Mick that when it 'Ain't broke, don't fix it', which also has to work both ways and some will argue that it is currently broke and if you don't make changes, some will begin to ask if you are the right bloke to fix it.

Vital Wolves Comment: I've already heard the Mick McCarthy out bandwagon firing up its engines, another defeat and the momentum could begin to gather, especially as that next game is against West Bromwich Albion.

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Date:Monday October 10 2011
Time: 5:00PM


MM says he is going to select the same players because they have not been playing badly merely making mistakes. Phew, as that solves the problem of the four defeats on the trot, we can relax. Mistakes don't count so, even if the players continue to commit them, we will be OK. What kind of justification is that: it's gobbledygook! Now I know MM has lost the plot. It will be interesting to see if his selection for the WBA match reflects his statement or not. Isn't it nice to get back to a meaty subject after the void of a matchless weekend?
10/10/2011 23:22:00
Thats right Muppet, you show the fans you wont be moved !! Stand by your guns and go down with the ship... only ****ing problem is - ITS NOT YOUR SHIP, ITS OURS YOU PLANK !! Muppet Out !!
11/10/2011 10:09:00
I thought we were supposedly going to be ok this season, because the players have another year of PL experience and will therefore not be "making mistakes" as before.MM says we're not playing badly just making mistakes.Similar to what he's being saying for three seasons,then."We'll be long as we cut out the mistakes",is a typical quote to explain away poor performances.At which point does "making mistakes" equate to "playing badly", exactly?As SB said, if you take what MM says literally, then mistakes don't count when appraising performance.I wish MM had marked my O Levels, then!
11/10/2011 11:13:00
MM's statement reveals the way he uses words to head off well-founded criticism of his team and tactics. By emphasizing the word 'mistakes' he implies that nothing is wrong with either, after all, even good players make 'mistakes'. And they do! However, problems arise when individuals continue to make mistakes, do not learn from them and fail to improve. This makes them bad players ... or, at least, not good enough for the PL, where even a single mistake is regularly punished. This is what happened in the NU game but it also characterised previous games too. Certain players are simply not good enough. We should also subject our manager to the same analysis. All managers make the odd mistake, whether in signings, team selection or tactics (like players they are only human) but the good mangers learn from their mistakes and progress. Yet, MM constantly makes the same mistakes and this leads me to question his ability as a manager of a PL side. Either he is unaware of any shortcomings in the team's performance or in his managerial skills, or he is deliberately refusing to accept them. Whatever the case, it shows up his own shortcomings.
11/10/2011 11:36:00
I think its starting to become clearer to more and more Wolves fans that mick has taken us as far as he is capable... his (increased) arrogance in the press i presume is a result of the pressure he is feeling. This bloke is one excuse after another, and a snapshot from this an many other blogs sees the average fan getting fed up with them. Expect more and more resistance as the weeks and pig-headedness roll on. The natives are indeed getting restless.
11/10/2011 13:51:00
Wake up and smell the Banks' lads it's not Mick, it's the players. Maybe most of you seem to forget that the reality is that we are simply not that good. At times we have played great, but not consistantly enough for us to be comfy in our own skin. Mick now has the unenviable task of raising the morale, addressing mistakes and shouldering the moans and groans of frustrated fans. He will do it because he is a good manager and a top bloke. Perhaps there is an arguement for familarity breeding contempt or fresh blood/ideas being introduced. But i'd rather have Mick than some of the other clueless managers out there. McClaren anyone?? How about Mark Hughes? No no i've got it Gerard Houllier. Yep that's what I thought. For me, Martin O'Neil is the only one who'd definately improve the team. UTW!!
Big Tasty
11/10/2011 14:45:00
You are right to a certain point, Big Tasty, because some of the players are not good enough. We know that and so should MM. But that begs the question why MM did not recognize the shortcomings in the team and buy replacements in the transfer window. RJ and JOH are insufficient in themselves and now they are being dragged down. MM is not even making best use of the players at his disposal and he does seem to persist in selecting players who out of form to the exclusion of others who are playing well. He has to shoulder some of the blame and his latest utterance is a smokescreen to cover his own shortcomings. This one even tops the statement that Elokobi is a classy PL player.
11/10/2011 19:06:00
Look you've got to see the bigger picture, in 3 years time those players will be peaking. You can already see noticeable improvements in players like Ward and Jarvo. Yes some players won't progress much in technical ability (and George will always be a big unit), but with 3 years more funds in the coffers and 4 or 5 players of real quality purchased the squad will be strong. The fact of the matter that MM could not get more players in within the window, well I've no doubt that it wasn't for the want of trying SB. I think Mick will do what he needs to do to motivate the players. All of our players like him because they respect him. And loyalty earns respect. Without this he loses the dressing room. I get what he's trying to say. Its no accident we've come so far under him. He needs time, and we all need patience. Chill ya boots rasta! UTW!
11/10/2011 21:32:00
But we've stalled, Big Tasty, and we are on the edge as it is. How much closer to the drop can we get than last year without going down? And are you really happy with our form over the past few games? It is shaping up to be a repeat of last season and management did little in the summer to ensure that we avoided a relegation struggle. It's not that we don't possess the funds. If we don't do something now in three years time our best players will have left and we will be struggling to get out of the Championship. And, to repeat, we are not making best use of our current squad because MM is not selecting solely on merit. Then he issues a statement that is patently ridululous to cover the paucity of his planning and execution.
11/10/2011 23:27:00
Yeah ok we've had a bad run, but it'll click. I've seen enough of this team to know that on our day we can beat anyone! We certainly are better than at least 3 teams in this league that's for sure, regardless of which players he picks!! I've no doubt we will turn the Albion over, both Doyler and Hunty looked sharp last night. Besides, you surely don't expect us to be a mid-table team at the moment, the squad just isn't strong enough. We have points, it's not panic stations just yet. And we are definately more than capable of staying up (unless we see more performances of the QPR variety). Keep the faith SB and don't resign your Saturdays to walking round Ikea with the Mrs just yet. UTW!!
12/10/2011 12:54:00
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