The sun was shining on Elland Road back in August when Wolves kicked off their Championship campaign.
29 games later, the clouds have gathered.
Another week of accusations, denials and finger pointing has left everybody of an old goal persuasion exhausted.
Victory is the only tonic.
Some have spoken of protest, others of rousing support, but the fog of apathy prevents either.
It’s up to the players to lift the Molineux gloom. Only they have the power to administer the thumping shot of adrenalin we so desperately need.
Strong characters and big performances are the order of the day.
Neil Warnock knows all about both.
His Leeds side are knocking about in midtable, pretty much where they’ve been all season. It could still go either way.
New owners have arrived, but the expected cash injection has yet to materialise. Still, they did some business in January, recruiting Wolves target Stephen Warnock and Norwich striker Steve Morrison, albeit with Luciano Becchio going the other way.
They lost 1-0 to Cardiff last weekend, failing to follow-up on the impressive cup win over Spurs. Their away form is terrible, having lost 8 of their 14 games to-date, with only 3 wins. Even we’ve done better than that.
The one crumb of comfort from another miserable fortnight was the second half performance at Leicester. After Sako’s missile, we moved the ball well and looked a tidy outfit. We over committed once and paid the price, as tends to happen against teams at the top.
Dean Saunders must retain the same shape and I’d be inclined to stick with the same eleven:
Peszko, Doyle, Edwards and Davis might come into the equation. The shape is as important as the personnel though.
46 people correctly predicted defeat at the Walkers Stadium. Unbelievably though, only one of you went for 2-1.
So it’s hats off and two points for westozwolf and a single for the other 45.
On the basis that Saunders put out a team similar to what we saw at Leicester, I’ll stick my neck out and go for a win.
The Leeds away following should at the very least make for a good atmosphere. Lets hope our own team and supporters feed off that.
Up The Wolves.
* Massive thanks to Wolves Blog regular theDOOGooder for giving us a lovely shout out on 606 when he rang Alan Green to voice his concerns. You can listen to the full call below:
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