UK time is: 14:21:14
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 donít doubt that for one minute) we wonít have a problem. Only the gullible and uneducated will take in everything they read, I know they are out there thatís 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

Sako would be given permission to talk (Tuesday January 27 2015)

West Brom interest in Sako (Monday January 26 2015)

Stats: Wolves v Charlton (Monday January 26 2015)

Bore draw for Wolves against Charlton (Saturday January 24 2015)

Adapting to life in England (Friday January 23 2015)

Palacios set for fresh start (Friday January 23 2015)

Wolves keeping in touch with Sako (Thursday January 22 2015)

Archived Wolves Articles

List All Vital Wolves Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. johnwolf 3
2. kiawolves 2

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wolves 0 - 0 Charlton
Wolves 2 - 0 Blackpool
Blackburn 0 - 1 Wolves
Wolves 2 - 1 Brentford
Watford 0 - 1 Wolves
Wolves 1 - 1 Brighton

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Derby County 26 14 6 6 23 48
5. Watford 27 14 5 8 25 47
6. Middlesbrough 26 13 8 5 23 47
7. Wolves 27 12 8 7 -2 44
8. Norwich 27 12 7 8 16 43
9. Sheff Wed 26 9 10 7 -2 37
10. Blackburn 26 9 9 8 1 36

Breaking League News

Millwall (A) Match Preview
Ľ Reading : 27/01/2015 13:22:00
Doncaster Rovers Set To Complete Ikpeazu Loan Deal
Ľ Watford : 27/01/2015 13:00:00
Adam Forshaw On His Way To Boro - Whats Going On
Ľ Wigan : 27/01/2015 12:54:00
RUFC - Millers v Derby New Date
Ľ Rotherham : 27/01/2015 12:47:00
Wanderers Make Double Loan Swoop
Ľ Bolton : 27/01/2015 12:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Can Wolves pull off back-to-back promotions?
Suggested By:  
Yes 41%
No 59%