Wolves - Reality Check
UK time is: 02:46:02
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Reality Check

Mick McCarthy's Wolves have returned from Ireland, a win and a draw under their belt, well on the way to full match fitness, and looking as strong a team unit as they have done in years.

Ok, so the results weren't of the emphatic nature that some would have liked, but pre season tours are rarely all about scorelines.

There is always a bigger picture to be found.

Widely circulated press photo's showed a squad enjoying their stint abroad, looking genuinely relaxed and happy being put through their physical paces.

Every player questioned speaks of the teamspirit being built, the characters the squad contains, and the ease that new members are being accepted and encouraged.

All this amid the pressure of competition for places in a line up where no one is guaranteed an automatic starting slot.

If there is extra pressure on the players with the imminent Steve Morgan take over, they are not letting it show.

Although there are those within the black country media, lets call them the Excess & Barf, who are jumping on every admission of ambition and turning onto something it quite blatantly isn't.

From top to bottom, the club is happy with its stated goal of a top two finish.

That's not a pressure cooker environment with much gnashing of teeth at the thought of failure, as much as some would like to think it is.

It's nothing more than a confident club looking to make a step up from achieving last seasons internal goal of a play off position.

What seems to have been missed, in the same spectacular fashion as a Gabor Gypes free kick, is the current feeling of unity within the Wanderers camp, on the pitch and in the stands.

The level of trust that has been forged between those paid to wear the shirt and those that choose to wear the same colours, earned and rewarded by the same displays of passion from either side.

With three weeks to go before the Sky cameras arrive at Molineux for the opening day fixture the only Wolves news thats remotely worthy carries a message of positivity, unity and anticipation of an exciting ten months ahead.

It's time that the hint was taken, and the sensationalistic salivating drew to a timely close.












Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Wolfie Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 24 2007

Time: 9:00AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Dont worry Wolfie. The start of the new season is as you mentioned only 3 weeks ahead!
astraltrader
Report Abuse
24/07/2007 19:19:00

Succinctly put Wolfie. Although I can't see the publication in question taking note. They'll continue to try and ramp up the pressure whilst we continue in the same vein as last season
Stuart Smith
Report Abuse
24/07/2007 21:27:00

I agree but the Express and Rats are the same as any other rag, they have to sell stories, as long as MM is keeping the players focused (and I don’t doubt that for one minute) we won’t have a problem. Only the gullible and uneducated will take in everything they read, I know they are out there that’s why sites like this are invaluable
The Petton Wolf
Report Abuse
24/07/2007 21:51:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wolves Articles

Archived Wolves Articles

List All Vital Wolves Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Middlesbrough 46 25 10 11 31 85
5. Brentford 46 23 9 14 19 78
6. Ipswich 46 22 12 12 18 78
7. Wolves 46 22 12 12 14 78
8. Derby County 46 21 14 11 29 77
9. Blackburn 46 17 16 13 7 67
10. Birmingham 46 16 15 15 -10 63

Breaking League News

Potential Signings- Full Backs
» Reading : 27/05/2015 22:05:00
PWU Podcast Special - Boycey Is In The House
» Wigan : 27/05/2015 21:32:01
Thomas Called Up For Under-20s
» Derby County : 27/05/2015 21:30:00
Opinion: Some Reading fans are glad Federici has departed.
» Reading : 27/05/2015 21:22:00
LUFC Head chopped by Cellino
» Leeds Utd : 27/05/2015 20:52:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Can Wolves win promotion to the Premier League in 2016?
Suggested By:  
Yes 72%
No 23%
Undecided 5%