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Hoddle : It's Not Too Late.

Hoddle : It's Not Too Late.

This wasn't the Wolves season anyone had envisaged. Least of all, Glenn Hoddle.

Under achieving, under performing and now under pressure, Wanderers have created a roller coaster of emotions for their fans that is now threatening to derail as their campaign falters.

Early season Wolves dominated teams home and away, but repeatedly failed to earn 3 points. Burnley's visit to Molineux was a case in point.

After The Clarets took the lead midway through the first half, Wolves laid siege to the Burnley goal, but failed to convert any of their numerous chances. But difficult as it may be, Glenn Hoddle is putting that night to the back of his mind as he prepares his team for their trip to Turfmoor. As he explained to Wolves World earlier today.

'It was a one off game we had against them here earlier this season. It was a difficult defeat to take on the chin after the way we'd played. But that is gone now and all we are concerned with is getting the points needed to move up the table.

'We go there knowing we'll have to defend well when needs be but we have to cause them as many problems as we can.

'We owe ourselves a win, it's not about trying to get one over on Burnley or anything else,' he added.

A solid defensive display, backed by the attacking flair, so typical of Hoddle's playing career would be just the tonic Wolves fans need. Hoddle sees the team's current lack of form as being a temporary state rather than evidence of an underlying problem. He also thinks the team has it within themselves to battle their way through it.

'There is a time when every team suffers a dip in form during a season, except maybe for Reading this year.

'We've just had two draws and a loss so that is a dip for us and the pressure begins to build up, especially when we have played so well at times this season and not got the results. But, we have got to work through this and it is a challenge for the players and staff to make sure we win when we are not playing so well. “ He said

"Nine points may seem a long way, but not perhaps with three points for a win.

"Win a couple of games, and the others lose, and you're breathing down their necks with maybe still having to play them as well. That's the way to look at it, and the way we will look at it until it is mathematically impossible.

"Whilst there are so many points to play for we will never give up the challenge."

Talk is cheap as the saying goes. And actions speak louder than words. Nothing less than a banshee wail caused by their endeavours will placate Wolves fans travelling tonight, in the hope of seeing a remarkable resurrection.


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Date:Tuesday February 14 2006
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