Vital Football

Latest Wolverhampton Wanderers News

Hoddle Considering Change In Style?

Hoddle Considering Change In Style?

Long before Wolves current campaign started to falter there were people looking ahead to winter. As Glenn Hoddle’s men passed their way around teams on baize-like pitches a few voices ventured to ask what would happen when those lush flat surfaces started to cut up?

How would Wolves passing game work then?

Last weekend the answer was apparent to all. After a disappointing loss to Leicester City when they were outfought on a divotted pitch, both manager and captain conceded conditions had hampered Wolves’ normally fluid passing game.

'The pitches are different now to how they were at the start of the season,' said Hoddle after the Leicester defeat..

It’s clear that something needs to be done. Pitches will get worse before they get better and the next 5 fixtures could possibly decide Wolves promotion fate. Failure to adapt their game to the conditions could consign Glenn Hoddle’s men to another year in Premiership purgatory. But if they can match teams for desire, industry and passion a place in the top flight could still be there for the taking.

'We have to play according to the conditions and that might mean sacrificing a bit of football. “

Hoddle has said .He has shown in the past that when they need to, his sides can grind out the result they need, in whatever style it takes. And amongst the current Wolves squad there are definitely players more used to getting results by sheer hard work than by outclassing opponents. So the team and its mentor certainly have it well within themselves.

But can they do it week in, week out as the temperature around them starts to rise?

The pressure inside Molineux is starting to build and it’s time for the squad’s leading personalities to not only raise their own game, but to also help raise the game others as well.

Wolves simply have to find a level of consistency that has so far this season eluded them, something Glenn Hoddle is very aware needs to start immediately.

“It's now really important that we go on a run and do something we have not done since the last games of last season when we won three games in a row.

'We need to do that sort of thing and do it quickly and I believe we can. It is not too late and we are still thinking along the lines that it is capable.'

The first step will be Saturday’s fixture with Crewe. Anything other than a three-point win for Wolves will effectively end their season.

All around, people are clamouring for passionate support for the players. It’s now down to them and Glenn Hoddle to provide the evidence that it works.

Writer:
Date:Thursday February 9 2006
Time: 1:03PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Wolves Articles

All Smiles For Jackett As Players Return

A new pre season, new optimism and the beginning of the work for the Championship campaign of 2016/17 that will soon be on us, and head coach Kenny Jackett...

Are Players Set For A Football Exit?

With the country narrowly voting to leave the European Union in Thursday's Referendum, there are certainly plenty of real questions that have to be addressed in terms...

Work Permit Could Scupper Sylla Deal?

Guinea international Sylla is thought to be one of Wolves' 'top targets' this summer with the bid to Anderlecht seemingly hinging on him being granted a world permit?

League Cup F‏irst Round - Crawley (22/6/16)

The draw for the first round of the English Football League Cup took place earlier this afternoon.

Archived Vital Wolves Articles

Vital Wolves articles from

Site Journalists

DJWolves
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Sheff W MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Ikeme16%
Iorfa1%
Batth3%
Hause1%
Doherty48%
Wallace5%
Price12%
Coady1%
Saville3%
Henry3%
Mason3%
Sub - Le Fondre3%
Sub - Edwards1%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Wolves Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.johnwolf3