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McCarthy Works Magic At Molineux

McCarthy Works Magic At Molineux

This week the club released a statement informing fans that the early bird season ticket take up was already 12 times that of the same time last year.

An astonishing turn around in events that has been led by a man who was not on most people`s shortlist when the manager`s job was vacated by Glenn Hoddle.

Given that he hardly had a squad to put out when he arrived, not many gave him a chance of success, at least not in his first season, but after seeing the team climb to joint 6th, success isn`t just being whispered about, its now being openly discussed by Wolves fans, riding high on the run of recent results.

But eager to play down increased expectation, Mick McCarthy isn`t tub thumping just yet, as he told the club`s official site earlier today.

'When I came in I said I would do my best and we would see what happens. We have given ourselves a chance of getting into the play-offs but we haven't achieved anything yet so first let's concentrate on beating Leeds.'

'There has always been a high expectation level from the supporters although it wasn't there at the start of the season.

'I think the supporters understood then that things had changed considerably."

Having taken 12 points from the last 15, due in part to having acquired in January the much needed firepower the team lacked in the first half of the season, Wolves are hitting form at just the right time, but Mick went on to reveal that it`s no surprise to him that the team are being talked of as play off contenders, and hasn`t been for some time.

'The play-offs are a realistic target and they have been since half way through the season." He said.

And in contrast to the previous incumbent`s "sleeping giant" "big club" rhetoric, he puts it down to one thing, the only thing that maters.

'There is talk about expectations and pressure but we should expect that not just because we are Wolverhampton Wanderers, but because we are a decent team."

And that is down to one man.

Cheers Mick, for bringing some pride back to Wolverhampton Wanderers.








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Writer:Stuart Smith
Date:Friday February 23 2007
Time: 7:12PM

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