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Wolves remain in transition

It was only last week that one of my comments was taken as too negative.

The comment came following the Huddersfield match. WOW had described the loss as a 'rare away defeat', which personally I thought seemed a tad odd considering we had lost 50% of all our games away from home up to that point.

I explained that I understood the need to put a positive spin on things, but the problem with that comes when the results dry up, for example perhaps two draws at Molinuex in games which we should have gone on to win?

Once you raise the expectation levels, its then harder to accept that sometimes results are simply not going to go our way.

Ståle Solbakken has spent this season playing down Wolves chances this season and for good reason, we are a club in transition, we have to recover from relegation from the Premier League by making sure our house is in order, both financially and squad wise.

The gaffer appears to be doing a good job of that while Jez Moxey, for all his faults, continues to run a tight ship. But with all these changes comes instability and during that period its going to take time for the team to gel. Throw in a few injuries and its no surprise that we're not firing on all cylinders.

But with perhaps raised expectation levels around Molinuex, the crowd booed the team off following the draw with Charlton and whilst Solbakken understands the frustrations he thought the crowd may have possibly unnerved his players.

"I understand fans` frustrations - no-one is more frustrated than us, We played poorly. We don`t want to play like that - we want to control the game better and we weren`t able to.' he told the Express & Star.

He added: "The crowd got a bit anxious and I don`t know if that had an effect on the game but it was a very untidy second half.'

The problem is we as football fans tend to swing from one extreme to other, a week ago following five wins from six, we were promotion favourites and rarely losing away from home.

This week following one defeat and two draws, we're far from promotion candidates, although won't get relegated if you listen to some!

The truth is, as is usually the case, somewhere in the middle. So lets not put a negative spin on things, just like we shouldn't put a positive spin on things as that just creates unwanted tension.

We're re-building for the future and that takes time.

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Writer:Akela
Date:Monday October 29 2012
Time: 11:00AM

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Either Akela and I are on the same psychic wavelength or we both felt that the situation demanded some words of reassurance. On Saturday the crowd started to get restless when they saw the prospect (and then the reality) of another two points lost from a winning position. It's bad enough when we slag off the players in blogs (and I do feel that poor performances have to be pointed out) but it's counter-productive when we boo them on the pitch. As SS pointed out, it certainly didn't help the players' concentration, never mind their brittle confidence. Of course, they are big boys who are paid a lot of money and should expect criticism if they make errors. But there is a time and a place for that ... and it should be reasoned and moderate in tone. We are a team in transition but we are making progress and SS will succeed. Just give him and the lads time.
Southbank60
29/10/2012 11:36:00
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Either Akela and I are on the same psychic wavelength or we both felt that the situation demanded some words of reassurance. On Saturday the crowd started to get restless when they saw the prospect (and then the reality) of another two points lost from a winning position. It's bad enough when we slag off the players in blogs (and I do feel that poor performances have to be pointed out) but it's counter-productive when we boo them on the pitch. As SS pointed out, it certainly didn't help the players' concentration, never mind their brittle confidence. Of course, they are big boys who are paid a lot of money and should expect criticism if they make errors. But there is a time and a place for that ... and it should be reasoned and moderate in tone. We are a team in transition but we are making progress and SS will succeed. Just give him and the lads time.
Southbank60
29/10/2012 11:36:00
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Agreed - but you cant deny that we have no depth and desperately need a couple quality signings ... Stale seems to be doing and saying all the right things, but you cant polish a turd and Mad Mick left us a few of those.
AdMant
29/10/2012 14:46:00
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Agreed - but you cant deny that we have no depth and desperately need a couple quality signings ... Stale seems to be doing and saying all the right things, but you cant polish a turd and Mad Mick left us a few of those.
AdMant
29/10/2012 14:46:00
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Only issue I have is that we seem to have two defensive midfielders which is fine but we lack any forward momentum. Could do with JoH back in the hole. Either that or when the wingers return, get Sako in the hole to give us some attacking threat. To be fair to SS, losing virtually all our wingers in the space of a couple of games didn't help. Not convinced Pennant is the answer...yes, I know he's not match fit but a winger should be bursting down the wing....Pennant prefers to come inside.
Rustmonkey
29/10/2012 22:20:00
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Only issue I have is that we seem to have two defensive midfielders which is fine but we lack any forward momentum. Could do with JoH back in the hole. Either that or when the wingers return, get Sako in the hole to give us some attacking threat. To be fair to SS, losing virtually all our wingers in the space of a couple of games didn't help. Not convinced Pennant is the answer...yes, I know he's not match fit but a winger should be bursting down the wing....Pennant prefers to come inside.
Rustmonkey
29/10/2012 22:20:00
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