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Pray for a miracle? It'll take more than that

Pray for a miracle? It'll take more than that

Vital Wolves very own southbank60 told Wanderers fans to pray for a miracle after the 5-0 defeat to Manchester United.

Right now though, I'm not even sure that would be enough.

Since Terry Connor emerged as the only person willing to take on the job, we have gone on to draw one and lose three.

Now to be fair we have had some tough games, Newcastle away, Fulham are doing well, a relegation six pointer against Blackburn and Manchester United. It's tough, of course it is, but this is the Premier League and really we needed 4 or 5 points from that run of games instead we got 1.

Not only that, but we've lost any fighting spirit there once was and we just simply roll over for teams.

Two, 5-0 defeats mean under TC we have conceded 14 times in 4 games.

Right now we are relegation fodder, the divisions whipping boys and Molineux isn't a pleasant place to be.

This week didn't see a repeat of the chants and banners and the unsavoury incident with O'Hara, there were a few unflattering chants towards Moxey and Morgan, but in the main, everyone knew this wasn't a game we expected to realistically get anything from.

The problem was the manner of the defeat, Zubar's stupid idiotic lunge to get his second yellow card didn't help matters, but Man Utd had a chasing shadows before we were a man down.

By all means pray for a miracle, it can't hurt, but somewhere, someone has to come up with a credible idea of how we get out of this mess.

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Date:Monday March 19 2012
Time: 3:00PM


The last miracle I remember was 2 goals down, in the Championship with 8' to go and survival at the final whistle. Not all is lost yet. As long as the mathematics do not condemn...What's worrying is not the number of games left and the opposition, it's that it seems nothing can go right on the field of play, and I don't mean the results. I stopped watching after the sending-off; in the end I was relieved it was only 5 goals. Can TC put something together in the games that are left? I do not know. Does anyone? Until May it will be like waiting for the throw of the dice for the verdict.
19/03/2012 18:46:00
I don't want to be defeatist, even if my recent blogs suggest otherwise, and to an outside observer looking at the table, it is eminently possible for us to survive. After all, we have not been cut adrift and other sides have worse run-ins. And, we have two winnable games coming up. However, for those of us who have been paying close attention to our performances over the last few weeks, there is no uncertainty. We are doomed. Apart from the gaping holes at the back, we have no-one to hold the line in midfield and upfront Fletcher is no longer putting away the few crumbs offered to him. I cannot predict with any confidence whatsoever where the next point is coming from. And before anyone accuses me of being a Baggies fan, I have bought my season ticket for next year. Let's not delude ourselves ... and perhaps it will be good thing if we go down. Under a new manager we can make the necessary changes free from the constant pressure of the PL fixture list and start winning again.
19/03/2012 20:59:00
Would it not be worth a shot to bring in a 'Consultant'type figure to assist TC for the final games?.
Crete Wolf
19/03/2012 21:46:00
Well I for one ain't giving up, Henry will be back on Saturday and I believe you will see the difference, Sunday there were a few things to give us confidence, the crowd were fantastic and through this you could see the players were lifted, by then of course it was too late, a lot is being said about Zubes, but what about the attmpted two footed studs up sliding tackle on Jarvo by the united full back (I think it was Silva)that if he had connected would have broke Jarvo's legs, that should have been a booking for intent, then there was the incident with Stears were the United player raised his hands and looked like he shoved Stears in the face? straight red card! but it's manure so nothing happens - Taylor was always looking to send off one of our players - remember this is the guy that failed to send of Woodgate - corrupt b*&^%$d. Anyway keep the faith - We are Wolves...........
19/03/2012 21:51:00
No.Crete. That would be as good as relegating TC to assistant manager. No doubt, the new man would wield the power, boosted by the fact that TC has failed thus far, and... the board will be behind the consultant for that very reason. Would you accept? No manager with any degree of dignity would accept. You are either in charge or you are not, you are ready to face the consequences of your decisions without the possibility of blaming a share of them onto somebody else. My view. Johnwolf, I too see all you see,but that is how things are. We, along with the other smaller clubs, must contend with that. It is a fact of the PL, no need to quote instances anymore - and with facts it is pointless to argue.
20/03/2012 06:19:00
I'm not too sure we are into 'we need a miracle' territory just yet.The bottom of the table is lacking in quality to such an extent that we're only bottom on goal diff. I like to think i'm capable of rational thought and I haven't accepted relegation and won't until the maths tell me different. THEN it would be completely irrational not to accept the inevitable. If we were cut adrift by Pts rather than GD it still wouldn't be all over. I've no need to acknowledge the possibility of relegation, since I started the season with that. I read an interview Kightly did for The Observer, where he remarked on how the attitude of crowds, when things weren't going their teams' way, had changed.He then went on to use the example (much trotted out of late) of the 0-6 loss to Southampton in 2007. I agree with his observation (about the crowds) but not with the example. It was a freak result in an otherwise impressive and genuinely surprising push for promotion through the play-offs.Not quite the same situation now where we're being beaten at home every match and in a relegation, as oppose to promotion, scrap.Having said that it's all very well singing your hearts out for the lads when you're playing United.But what about the Swansea and QPR matches (to name but two)? We'll never know now what difference a positive reaction from the crowd would have made, if any,to the results of those matches. Couldn't have done any harm though could it?I have noticed that the words 'South Bank' are becoming synonymous with bad support. Well as a South Banker (that isn't rhyming slang) my whole supporting life, i'd like to say to those who think so; kiss my c***!Some of us remember 5,000 'fans' suddenly appearing from nowhere, resplendent in replica shirts,and sitting themselves in the shiny new North Bank, now what I mean ;)The very same 'fans' that took it upon themselves to boo Bully.Too many people had their agendas, regarding our manager, to let supporting the team get in the way of abusing MM.They wanted him out at any cost and, hey, if your lack of vocal support of the team contributes to poor results, which in turn will hasten the departure of the bloke you want sacked, then why support the team?On the subject of Henry's return, I see there hasn't been a seperate thread opened purely to condemn and abuse Zubar for the wreckless challenges that made an already difficult job (trying to get a point) impossible.Had it been Henry though...
20/03/2012 08:07:00
I hope this is not a personal dig at me, WS84!
20/03/2012 10:26:00
I can't quite tell the exact proximity of your tongue in relation to your cheek, at times Southbank60.The answer to your question is :no.If you meant the rhyming slang part or the observation regarding the new term 'South Bank' to mean 'poor support' (that's a genuine observation, bytheway), then I take it your joshing.That's the trouble with irony; it doesn't always travel well by post.
20/03/2012 10:35:00
WS84: the exclamation mark gave my irony away!
20/03/2012 12:34:00
Not sure I agree with 5000 shiny new shirts in our shiny new Northbank. Yes I agree......the atmosphere in their this year has been ***** but you can blame the clowns who don't understand the importance of sitting people back next to the people that they were originally sat next to for he previous 20 years. It ain't rocket science unless it involves Wolves. I sat on my Dad's shoulders in the Northbank in the 70's so I don't articulately like the assumption that we are all we glory hunting fans. No....I'm not part of the 20,000 ppl who will have you believe that they were at Chorley but apart from my time in the Army, I have attended games all my life. I can assure you that there was a few very loud voices, singing their hearts out at the weekend in the Northbank and I was one of them.
21/03/2012 08:19:00
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