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We could upset United

We could upset United

Could Wolves really pile more misery on to Sir Alex Ferguson and his Manchester United side on Saturday?

Crystal Palace in the Carling Cup and Basle in the Champions League have both managed to upset Manchester United over the past week.

Next up is us.

Some will argue that it is great timing, we get to kick them while they are down and spring yet another upset.

Others will argue that they are likely to attack like a wounded animal and we're going to be on the receiving end of a battering.

A quick flick over to the Vital Wolves forum indicates that not many of us expect to get anything from this game, with the matches against Stoke and Norwich the more important games.

But no one can every accuse our Mick of being a quitter and he isn't taking the same view.

"Supporters tend to look past United and see two matches we should win.' McCarthy told the Express & Star.

He added: "That`s not necessarily the truth, as we proved last season, and Stoke and Norwich will both be tough.

"There`s no point looking beyond United, but we might get a point, or win, who knows? I never go anywhere and think we`re going to get beat."

Vital Wolves Comment: This week, Mick McCarthy suggested that if someone asked the Wolves fans who still backed him as gaffer, then he would get a positive response from about 80% of the fan base.

So we thought we would put that theory to the test and have made it our front page poll.

Currently our Mick is virtually spot on with 82% backing him, 15% not in favour of him remaining as manager and 3% sitting on the fence.

To vote, please find the voting panel to the right of this article.

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Date:Friday December 9 2011
Time: 12:00PM


Go on the Wolves!
Tottenham Hotcore
09/12/2011 13:30:00
One unconvincing win and we're gonna do united... its a wind up right ? As for your poll, if that had been taken before the Sunderland game the %'s would have been reversed which makes me question the integrity of my Wulfrunian contemporaries... Johnson and Henry will be back in the side quicker than you can shout "favourite" and its back the same old same old. However, we must live in hope, and to this end lets hope mick starts with the same side as last Sat, with obvious exception Craddock, and play Hammil from the start. Come on You Wolves
09/12/2011 14:21:00
Unfortunately, I tend to agree with you, AdMant. But, we do live in hope in spite of the rational bit of our mind telling us not to be so daft.
09/12/2011 16:28:00
I don't see why you can't at least get a point out of this one TBH. The rags aren't exactly ripping up trees at the moment, what with their run of 1-0 wins, largely due to the presence of Vidic. He's missing, their morale will be rock bottom, and most of their "star players" like Shrek are seriously out of form. Have a bit of faith in your team and manager and attack the hell out of them. (P.S. With Vidic Played 10, 3 goals conceded. Without Vidic Played 13 19 goals conceded) Go get 'em!
09/12/2011 16:33:00
Encouraging stats there FCB, and I actually do fancy us to nick a goal... but you need to understand just how poor we are at the back... I doubt there is a championship side that would struggle to find the back of our net - even with one of the best 'keepers in the country we're still shipping nearly 3 goals a game and mick mccarthy has done absolutely nothing to address this. 3-1 to United, easy, then on to a couple of very tricky games indeed.
09/12/2011 17:12:00
I have to say I don't know eight people that think MM is going to move us forward, let alone eight out of every ten. Those that boo at the first oportunity are a minority but they don't represent the total number against him. He definitely benefits from the silence of others.Having said that, he comes very close at times to reading support for the team (as there undoubtedly was on sunday) as an endorsement from the crowd of him personally.As AdMant pointed out, a poll taken before the Sunderland game would have looked different. As JM will tell you, fans are fickle...well some are.As for Vidic being out, big deal really. Had our problems been solely a matter of not scoring, a CH missing might make some difference. As it is though, of course, we've been neither able to defend nor create opportunities.Lets first hope that our goal diff. doesn't take too big a hammering.
09/12/2011 18:10:00
Well, good luck to you whatever happens. Anything can happen on the day!
09/12/2011 20:44:00
Any points won against teams like MU should be bonus points, not points needed to make up for those lost against fellow relegation candidates. Moreover, they have only nominal value. It is the six-pointers that really matter - had the Blackburn(a) and Wigan(h) games gone the way they did last season, bottom of the table would now read: WW 8, Bolton 9, S'land 11, Wigan 12, B'burn 13. Bottom of the table and 4 points adrift , instead of 4 points from the drop zone.
09/12/2011 22:01:00
As I have said before, pretty much all family and friends back home are Wolves, and based on their responses and those of fellow Wolves based in New York, I can't think of one who thinks anything is going to change for Wolves whilst Mick is there. Yes we are grateful we are in the Premiership, yes we are grateful of everything he has done but the club is stuck. We are facing a third relegation battle and with the money coming through the club we should not be in this position- there should have been progress. The season holds four highlights- the first two games and then us managing to win two must win games, as in must win for Mick. Last season we stayed up under unusual circumstances; somehow beating most of the top sides- this season we have at least beaten a couple of struggling teams but as usual the only consistency is us losing significantly more games than we win. He still can't organize a back four, the fundamental to any team surely and our results usually spur from acts on desperation. Full credit to the players because I think their heads are being pumped full of ***** everyday on the training ground and they somehow manage to pull out the stops to keep this man in a job. Beat Wigan and Sunderland at home? Slow hand clap from me. He should have gone at the end of last season. On paper our squad is much better than many I could mention below or above us. If they said in summer they were going to scrimp and settle for anything that resulted in a fourth season in the Premiership I would not complain but tickets are being sold on false promises. If you are going to propose such grand visions then don't be surprised that people complain. The poll is up now, it will be up in two months and near the end of the season when we are struggling for survival again. We have already seen one of the best club managers around take another job last week, so what are the options now? Mick forever.
New York City Wolf
10/12/2011 01:42:00
Could. Same word went for Man C and Chelsea. I am interested in Should: the six-pointers - Stoke, Norwich, Bolton, coming up.
10/12/2011 07:06:00
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