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Not-so-clueless Exile

Here we go again

There are just 5 days to go to the new season and the pre-season friendlies are now complete after our close and reasonably entertaining encounter with Premiership Reading on Saturday. I feel confident that 2007-2008 has a chance of being another great season of progress at Molineux, and that we can reach our goal of promotion in May if the luck falls our way over the coming months.
However, it is noticeable that the doom-mongers are suddenly out in force. I have seen that Breen is useless, that Darren Ward has the turning circle of the Torrey Canyon, that Eastwood is lazy, that Stephen Ward cannot play left wing, that we have no solution at right back, that Mulgrew isn`t Championship standard, that Keogh doesn`t score goals, that Elliot isn`t a killer finisher, that Bothroyd is definitely leaving after that incident on Saturday, that Murray is injury prone and Hennessey too young to be trusted, and that the takeover process has denied us the opportunity to sign players. All of that in 48 hours after we were the better side against a team that finished 8th in the division above us!

I sincerely hope we aren`t going down the old road of getting on the team`s back again. Last season was a revelation in that, most of the time, we all pulled together behind Mick and the team, and I would despair if that were lost already just because there may be a bit of money floating about and we appear to be amongst the favourites this time round.

Looking briefly look back at the game, we scored a great first goal and dominated the opening 20 minutes. Elliot could have scored a hat-trick but Marcus Hahnemann was in terrific form in the Reading goal. Everything was rosy and then somehow Reading turned around 3-1 to the good. Their first was a defensive howler where the defender and goalkeeper left it to each other and a forward nipped in. The second was a nice interchange of passes and a good finish - Premiership football. Their third was a monumental deflection and a huge slice of fortune.
The second half was by comparison a little less lively, the Bothroyd goal and incident apart, but we more than held our own against top-flight opposition and should have equalised at the death, when the excellent Kightly was clean through. We are also the only opponent to score two against Reading this pre-season, and we should, in all honestly, have doubled that tally. In the Championship, we will do. Our forwards can be lethal in this division.

If Murray is out long term, that will be an issue as we would only have one fit goalkeeper. However, that goalkeeper is the Welsh international choice and is already a special talent who will improve with more appearances. I would like to see a Right Back signed as Little is a young man learning his trade but these are the only tweaks that the first eleven needs at the moment.

Wolves are a good side, with a good manager, and should do well in this division. Let`s get behind them and help them achieve their goal.




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The Journalist

Writer: Paddy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 6 2007

Time: 11:49AM

Your Comments

A top article Paddy. The misery fans on a forum I shall not name are unreal. F*** the lot of them.
WolfMan75
Top article, but a touch too long winded for me. oh misery is me.
Eddie01
Must have been at a different game to me! Gray was awful - total waste of money - and d. ward! Keogh and Kightly were so exciting, but big Wayne Hen is nowhere near good enough for us - he was shocking, and was poor against the albion in the play off second leg. The team looked good, but defence is shocking! And as someone said on WM radio - 'They all made Breen look amazing' -pfft - far too slow! Now instead of you all sitting here ripping people like me for complaining - why dont u go to the games - i personally travelled 300 miles to watch it - like i do week in week out - and this was a pre season friendly - and in the second half - we were cur ap! Anyway - thats me finished. Looking forward to an exciting season! See you next Sat - Steve Bull upper for me :D
PremiershipWolf
I travel up from London for every game and sit in the South Bank Premiership. We were cur rap in the second half that we won 1-0 against premiership opposition
patrick cothew
I couldn't care less how far you travel to Molineux. - How much money have we "wasted" on Gray? - Did you say that Hennessey was "nowhere near good enough" after the West Brom game at the Hawthorns? Really?
King Henry the Eight
I thought Hennessey was magnificent at the Hawthorns. Gray was excellent against Cheltenham and Northampton and I didn't see him do anything wrong on saturday either.
patrick cothew
PW - Gimp Paddy - Hero KHTE - semi hero Wolfman75 - semi erect
WolfMan75
All of that bout wolves' bad points is a load of bull, bothroyd isnt leaving hennessey is first team standard eastwood is only lazy occasionally murray will be back in a month elliot is just nervous because of his first game at molineuxwe have karl henry, rob edwards that can play right back we need a decent left back becuse michale gray is awful. and the late takeover hasnt denied us any signings its a load of lies
!!~SAM~!!
Sam - it is opinions aired by fans in the last 48 hours. Not opinions I agree with but they are about.
patrick cothew
They've been about for a bit Paddy. Some people are happiest when theyre unhappy
Stuart Smith
Well I am relieved that Eastwood is only lazy occaisionally!
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