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Aftermath

So that was the weekend that was.

Wolves suffered their worst defeat since 1976, ironically against the same opponents, Southampton, but what, if any, are the long term implications.

Post match, Mick McCarthy quite rightly said he was stunned by the days events.

But he was also quick to point out, that at 3-0, he had already decided to go three at the back, three up top as a calculated risk to chase the game and did so in the knowledge that Wolves could be left perilously short in defence.

Wolves conceded two further goals after the switch, and although there is little difference between a 6-0 home loss and 4-0 defeat, one does look a little less dramatic on the vidiprinter.

The team are showing no signs of shellshock following the freak scoreline, and will not be allowing it to cloud what has been an inspiring season so far.

'I was one of those days where everything was going in for them and we weren't quite so lucky. I could have got five myself and so that shows that the scoreline doesn't really reflect the whole game.' Michael kightly told the clubs official site, adding

'I'd just like to thanks the fans for the way they got behind us, even at 6-0 down. I know the whole club appreciates they way they were and we will give 110% to make sure we are in those play-offs at the end of this season.'

It was that support that was arguably the most astonishing event of an unbelievable day, and possibly the most significant as well.

Hoarse voiced, and still pround of McCarthy's young guns, a majority of fans remained in their seats until the final whistle, and applauded a side that had just gone down 6-0, proving once and for all that the Glenn Hoddle hangover has been cured.

It's one thing to be cheering an unbeaten run, but few sides can count on the same encouragement when luck has all but deserted them, and things just won't go their way.

The 12th man is back and Molineux, despite what Saturday's scoreline suggests is a place teams won't be so happy to see on their list of destinations in seasons to come.

The implications of that may be far worse for visiting opponents in future, than the heavy defeat McCarthy's men suffered at the hands of George Burley's Saints


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Writer:Stuart Smith
Date:Monday April 2 2007
Time: 1:17PM

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