Vital Football

Latest Wolverhampton Wanderers News

Saunders not happy with fixture pile up

Saunders not happy with fixture pile up

As Wolves gaffer Dean Saunders lurched from one winless game to the next, stating that we just need one result to turn our season. It began to sound like he didn't really know just how he was going to save Wolverhampton Wanderers from back-to-back relegations.

Relegation from the Premier League had obviously been a big knock to the players 12 months ago, but with a new manager in Stale Solbakken and new players coming in over the summer, no-one expected the relegation hangover to really run as deep as it so apparently did.

Especially after a decent start to the season had left us in third place in October, to then go on a 11 game run with only one win to drop down to 18th in just over a month was a severe kick in the teeth.

Then four defeats in five saw the end of Solbakken and the appointment of Saunders. Results wise there was no great shakes following the management change, 9 games without a win dropped us deep into the relegation zone.

But then that victory game, a 2-0 win over Millwall, ok so it was followed up with defeat to Nottingham Forest, but three successive victories over Bristol City, Middlesbrough and yesterday's win over Birmingham has lifted us up to 18th.

'It's a massive win. I've got to credit the players, they've had a torrid time the last couple of years and we're turning it around now.' Saunders told the BBC.

But despite the up turn in results Saunders was not happy with the fixture scheduling over the Easter weekend.

He added: 'I just think it's absolutely ridiculous that we've had to play Saturday-Monday, it's just ridiculous. Some of the teams are playing Friday-Tuesday.

'I'm interested in the team, really. We weren't recovered. It's got to be looked at because it was a definite disadvantage for us today.'

Tell us what you think

As well as joining in on the forum and article comments below, you can also write an article to appear on our site!

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.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Akela
Date:Tuesday April 2 2013
Time: 10:10AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
never a good thing when managers start talking about fixture congestion!
The Fear
02/04/2013 10:36:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wolves Articles

Audio - Jackett On Forest Draw

Head coach Kenny Jackett has said that with Wolves picking up a point in today's game against Nottingham Forest, everybody remains despite for a victory.

Stats: Nottm Forest v Wolverhampton Wanderers

All the stats from Nottm Forest (1) vs (1) Wolverhampton Wanderers, City Ground, 30/4/16 Att: 22,291

Team Sheets - Forest v Wolves

Nottingham Forest are at the City Ground with Wolverhampton Wanderers the visitors today, this is a 3pm kick-off - the line-ups have been confirmed.

Wolves - Premier League Free Transfers 2015/16

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should Wolverhampton Wanderers be interested in any of the following free transfers?

Archived Vital Wolves Articles

Vital Wolves articles from

Site Journalists

DJWolves
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Forest MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Ikeme50%
Doherty0%
Iorfa0%
Batth0%
Deslandes0%
Wallace0%
Coady50%
Edwards0%
Saville0%
Henry0%
Mason0%
Sub - Hause0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
2 Burnley 44 24 15 5 87 33
3 Brighton 44 24 15 5 87 30
4 Hull City 45 23 11 11 80 30
5 Derby County 44 21 14 9 77 24
6 Sheff Wed 45 19 17 9 74 22
7 Cardiff 45 17 16 12 67 5
8 Ipswich 45 17 15 13 66 1
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 45 18 8 19 62 1
11 Preston 45 15 16 14 61 0
12 Leeds Utd 45 14 16 15 58 -8
13 Q.P.R. 44 13 18 13 57 0
14 Wolves 45 13 16 16 55 -6
15 Blackburn 45 12 16 17 52 -2
16 Reading 45 13 13 19 52 -5
17 Forest 45 12 16 17 52 -5
18 Bristol City 45 13 13 19 52 -16
19 Huddersfield 45 13 12 20 51 -7
20 Rotherham 45 13 10 22 49 -14
21 Fulham 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Charlton 45 9 13 23 40 -37
R MK Dons 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Bolton 45 5 15 25 30 -39
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Wolves Results (view all)

Wolves Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2016 3:00PM : Nottingham Forest (a)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2016 12:30PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.johnwolf9