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Be thankful for small mercies

Any game against Arsenal is likely to end up in defeat.

Under Mick McCarthy, Arsenal would have been one of those bonus games that you just look to get beyond. If you get anything out of the game then great, even a valiant defeat often was enough to boost morale and take confidence into the next game.

Last night, off the back of 6 straight defeats, no-one was turning up at Molineux expecting miracles. They would have just be hoping and praying for a result which wasn't too embarrassing.

After 11 minutes, that looked unlikely.

With Wolves reduced to 10-men with Sebastien Bassong sent off and two goals from Robin van Persie and Theo Walcott, even Terry Connor had thoughts that it could have ended in double figures.

"I took comfort that from going 2-0 down we could have ended up with a real beating and a record defeat in the Premier League," TC told the Express & Star.

For the stattos out there, a record Premier League defeat would be something worse than Ipswich`s 9-0 defeat to Manchester United in March 1995.

He continued: 'The lads were determined for that not to happen and they dug in.

"We got to half time without conceding any more and were then able to talk through what we wanted to do in the second half.

"They carried that out to the letter and were magnificent. So the spirit is there."

As it turns out Wolves did break two records last night.

An eighth straight defeat at Molineux, sets a new club record, as does a 30th game without a clean sheet.

Vital Wolves Comment: We must avoid defeat to Sunderland on Saturday to avoid equalling another unwanted record.

In February 1982 back in the old days of division one, on route to being relegated down to the second tier of English football, Wolves lost eight-in-a-row.

Defeat to Sunderland would see that record equalled.

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Date:Thursday April 12 2012
Time: 12:37PM


been away for a week, and apart from the Proper Nouns, its the exact same dribble being spouted ... I read the news and forums solely because WWFC is so dear to me, but what that fat sack of *** and scouse idiot have done to this club in the past couple months will take years to undo... The championship wouldnt actually seem that daunting if it werent for the fact we are going to have to do it with those two in charge. The mind boggles. PS Just like the previous 7 games, we have zero chance against (insert any team name here, as we cant beat anyone with the team in this shape) and that record of losses will simply increase until the end of the season... TAKE A BOW JEZ AND STEVE, TAKE A BOW
12/04/2012 15:18:00
'That fat *** and scouse idiot' got the Club to the PL and kept it there for three years, AdMant. Credit where credit is due.
12/04/2012 18:37:00
Barely in the second year and relegated in the third. And it could have been so different had we strengthened the squad in the way that many of us had suggested. JM must take his share of the blame for our failure to do that. I am more pessimistic about our chance in the Championship than I might have been for reasons that AdMant mentions.
12/04/2012 20:23:00
The most depressing thing about all this is realising 1982 is now a generation ago.If my memory serves me right, it was losing to Arsenal that confirmed relegation that season.As bad as things seem now, chaps, it really was worse then.Not much comfort, I know.In fact it's no comfort at all. But still, it's true.
13/04/2012 00:59:00
Ahem LovesW - it was Mick Mccarthy who was rushed in after their first choice dropped us, and it was Micks frugal signings and ability at champ level that got us promoted - a privilege which that fat sack of **** took a 6 figure bonus for btw!!! Do you think he, or the SCOUSE IDIOT, will be offering an apology for these 12 straight defeats, leading to relegation ? Pah! No, LovesW Mick gets the credit for getting us promoted, and he clearly did so IN SPITE of their incompetence. And we now have to do it all over again - and with those two idiots in charge again. Mick, all is forgiven, please come back.
13/04/2012 11:08:00
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