Date:Wednesday December 21 2011
For 36 minutes I was pleased that I was unable to travel up to Molineux.
We were dreadful, committing elementary mistakes and in danger of being overrun every time Norwich attacked.
I lost count of the number of times we gave away the ball and, moreover, the defence was being pulled all over the place.
Then, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake equalised and the players started to play with more conviction and purpose. It's amazing what a goal can do but, surely, Premier League players should perform to that level the whole time?
Thereafter, we were the better side: we ran into space, passed more slickly and accurately and closed the opposition down more vigorously.
We should have won the match but, as usual, we failed to convert some really good chances.
Moreover, the wingers still do not cross the ball consistently well. While Jarvis's corner-kick that led to Zubar's goal was perfectly placed, too many cross were over- or under-hit.
We could have won it at the death had Hammill headed the ball away from the goalie or had Fletcher not strayed offside before slotting the ball home. Don't forwards check where they are in relation to the offside rule when the ball is going to be played to them?
In defence, Zubar and Ward look our best pair of full backs, though Ronald does get lost at times.
Going forward, they add an extra option: the interplay between Jarvis and Ward that led to our first goal was particularly good.
Berra looked more solid than Johnson, though Norwich's goals came from sloppy marking.
Surman, of all people, was in acres of space when the ball was crossed to him.
How come he never displayed that form at Wolves?
For the second, Johnson was turned and there was no-one anywhere near Jackson when he tapped the ball home. If we play like we did in the first 35 minutes, we are doomed.
If we progress from the base of the performance over the rest of the match, we have a chance.
It would have been a travesty had we lost and the lads fought well to peg Norwich back on both occasions.
Even so, one point from the last two matches is not good enough and we are still in deep trouble.
If I am honest, I am reasonably pleased with our performance.
Having sunk into deep despair after half-an-hour, it is testament to the turn-round in the team's performance, that I ended up disappointed with the draw.
Now for the six-pointer against Bolton, which, unfortunately is sandwiched between games against Arsenal and Chelsea.
I hope to return to Molineux for the last named game: I trust I will not be disappointed!
Tell us what you think
This website is 100% by the fans and we are always looking for people to get involved. If this interests you please contact Vital Wolves.
Date:Wednesday December 21 2011
Could Graham and Clarke be the answer? (Thursday December 18 2014)
Dicko and Ebanks-Landell fitness boost (Wednesday December 17 2014)
Wolves still adapting to life in the Championship (Tuesday December 16 2014)
FA Cup game to be replayed following controversy (Tuesday December 16 2014)
Football Aid 2015 - Ultimate Wolves Xmas Gift! (Monday December 15 2014)
Clarke scores winner against former club (Monday December 15 2014)
Stats: Sheffield Wednesday v Wolves (Monday December 15 2014)
Wolves back amongst the points at last (Sunday December 14 2014)
Morgan and Jackett hold talks (Friday December 12 2014)
Morgan accepts misconduct charge (Friday December 12 2014)
|13. Sheff Wed||21||6||10||5||-1||28|
|Nottingham Forest v Leeds United Team News
» Leeds Utd : 18/12/2014 21:13:00
|LUFC Thompson hoping to help wake sleeping giants
» Leeds Utd : 18/12/2014 20:22:00
|LUFC Watford cup tie arranged
» Leeds Utd : 18/12/2014 19:56:00
|A Tribute To Max Clayton
» Bolton : 18/12/2014 19:42:00
|Boro have the desire
» Middlesbrough : 18/12/2014 18:53:00