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Game Of Two Halves

Stephen Ward probably can't remember the day Wolves faced Norwich City at Carrow Road in a play off semi final.

Nor will he probably realise the relevance of his words this week to that match back in 2002.

Despite leading 1-0 at half time, Wolves conceded a late goal to go 2-1 down, and in the dying moments switched off for a Norwich corner, enabling Malky Mackay to head home a third goal which proved to be decisive, with Wolves only managing a solitary response in the second leg at Molineux.

Still, if Paul Butler had shown the same eye for goal in the last minute of that match it might not have mattered so much.

Eh Butts?

Talking to the clubs official site, Ward could have been there that day, and won't need to see a video of the Norwich match to know that the Molineux leg is only the first half of the semi final.

'It doesn't have to be all gung-ho,' he told them. 'There is another 90 minutes to follow after Sunday and you don't want to expose yourself too much in the first game.

'Maybe there will be more of a cautious approach and it will be tight at times. But, once we get into it, we'll be going hard to try to take a lead to their place.'

Who goes into the second leg on top will have a huge bearing on the Hawthorns tie.

If Wolves can open up even the slenderest of leads at Molineux it will ramp up the pressure on an Albion side who have already shown how they deal with pressure.

Espeascially when it's being applied by Leon Clarke





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Writer: Stuart Smith Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 10 2007

Time: 1:14PM

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should be a tight game. Pity this wasn't the final
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