We can dissect the season next week. Now we just need to take care of business.
Eighth place won’t get us into Europe but I still want to lock it down and finish our home campaign on a high note.
We currently sit 14th based exclusively on results at Molineux. 7 wins isn’t atrocious but the 9 defeats have made for a lot of unpleasant viewing.
It’s time to come together, put everything else aside for 90 minutes and force the team over the line.
There was probably one small moment when it looked like Norwich might have a chance of staying up not long after Dean Smith took over, but it soon came and went.
Now the only objective is to avoid finishing bottom of the table, but even that is fanciful on current form. The Canaries have lost their last 5 games, conceding 15 and scoring just 2 (with no goals in their last 4 matches).
Teemu Pukki has got to double figures, which is an admirable achievement in a relegation season for a side that has only managed 22 in total – the lowest in the league. Even Wolves have mustered 36.
The 78 they’ve now conceded after the 3-0 whipping by Leicester means they have the worst defensive record too. That’s a good achievement considering what Leeds have been up to this season.
Still, one victory might be enough to get them 19th and with a trip to Spurs for their final game, they’ll probably see this as the last opportunity to do something. They have already won at Molineux this season.
The more attack-minded approach we incorrectly deployed in midweek should be the formula to get after Norwich on Sunday.
Chiquinho did a lot of good things against City but I felt for him slogging it out at wingback. I’d enjoy seeing him further forward and that front three would give me hope of scoring some goals.
Jonny didn’t look like he enjoyed being part of the back three against City, but then again, who would in that situation? The attacking positions he takes up from wingback give us a much needed added dimension so I hope he’s back where he belongs on Sunday.
I’d bring Toti in at the back because, why not? None of our defenders have showered themselves in glory of late and he barely put a foot wrong when he came into the team earlier in the season.
Last time out
Norwich put us out of the FA Cup in February in a game that really exposed our shortcomings as an attacking force. We wanted a cup run so it was doubly disappointing to see us blank again.
They also had the better of things at Carrow Road back in November, with only wasteful finishing and Jose Sa denying them the three points.
MILDENHALL WOLF thought we’d lose 5-0 against Man City so he was about the closest to getting it right.
Brompton Wolf is now well clear at the top of the overall table at the end of Gameweek 36.
As always, if you’d like to join in, it’s simple – just leave your prediction in the comment section below using the boxes provided. Then repeat for every preview article throughout the season, making sure you always use the same email address to make your prediction. Your email is what ties you to your overall score.
You can read my prediction for the game in the comment section below.
Up The Wolves!