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Winning breeds confidence

Winning breeds confidence

Winning breeds confidence was the overall message from Wolves gaffer Ståle Solbakken following the win over Leicester at the weekend.

Before the game the Wolves boss had set Leicester as a benchmark, for his Wolves side to learn against.

Despite their slow start to the Championship season, Leicester are expected to be one of the teams battling for promotion this season.

With Solbakken putting such a high emphasis on the game, the victory should help to raise moral around the squad following the Premier League relegation hangover which has been so well documented.

"The only thing you can do is win games to help with that last few per cent of confidence, I think we still have to be braver and make sure we are not afraid of playing.' Solbakken told Wolves Official Website.

He added: "If you are going to be successful, not only in this league but also in the long-term as a football club you need to have your own identity.

"You need to know what to do when you have the ball and also when we don`t have the ball.

Vital Wolves Comment: The need to find our identity is a line that Solbakken has used before, are we any closer to finding it after this win?

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Writer:Akela
Date:Tuesday September 18 2012
Time: 10:12AM

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The most important outcome of the game (apart from the three points) was the confidence boost that accompanied the victory. We will go into our next two games this week, both winnable, in a far more positive frame of mind. Of course, there were failings, all to evident after Leicester scored the goal of the season, but we should look at the positives. The defence played better than expected and we scored two goals. Doyle and SEB looked sharp and could have scored more if luck had been on their side. We should have been awarded at least one penalty too. In addition, our new look midfield functioned well in the first half, with Henry's return facilitating the attacking play of Doumbia in the middle of the field and Sako's runs on the outside. We should focus on this rather than on the decline in their work rate and skill levels as they tired after the break. While this did put added pressure on our back four, our defenders offered stout resistance and managed to prevent any further scoring. Moreover, as the new recruits get stronger and as the team adapts to SS's passing game and closer interplay between the three units of the team, our performances will soar. I was as nervous as everyone else in the final 26 minutes of the games (goodness knows where the ref found the extra five minutes from) but in retrospect I feel that we are heading in the right direction and hope to see the benefits by Christmas time.
Southbank60
18/09/2012 13:55:00
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Southbank60 yes the first halh was good but the second half with the subs was really bad Edwards was none existant. And im still really woiried about the defence who held out but just did the same when in the PL LAST SEASON.Drop deeper and deeper then hoof the ball up to nobody we need a couple of on loan defenders just two steady the ship till Jan.
kiawolves
18/09/2012 20:58:00
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I thought the same at the match. However, I am coming round to the idea that because the players in midfield tired and failed to stem the flow of Leicester players, the back four were forced back and simply overrun by weight of numbers. I still think that we need more recruits in all areas of the pitch but want to be fair to our hard pressed defenders.
Southbank60
18/09/2012 22:10:00
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... and I should add that it explains why Ward had such a good game (I have numerous references in my notes to the vital tackles and blocks he made), even though Leicester's RW had so much space to operate in after the break.
Southbank60
18/09/2012 22:14:00
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Wary was deffo exposed on the left. Sake was none existent in the second half and put loads of pressure on wards shoulders. Reminded me of how Naylor was always exposed on that side.
Rustmonkey
18/09/2012 23:14:00
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Kia a defence only drops deep when the midfield are passed by so easily , like I've already said , once the new faces realise defending a midfield is just as important as an attacking midfield stance then its going to be a few weeks maybe months for it all to gel , at times Leicster had 5/6 attacking our 4 , what you want them to do , step out n lose shape n get caught in behind , then you would have said they shouldn't have committed and waited for the chance to tackle and make a player go past us , personally the defence played well and have done the last 3 games but a game is won n lost in midfield ! , fortunately ours won it first half .....
Will the Wanderer
23/09/2012 10:50:00
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