Just wake me up in May and tell me how it ended.
I don’t think I can take much more.
The soft defending, the constant inability to turn possession into goals and refereeing decisions that boggle the mind.
Wolves have nobody but themselves to blame for the loss, taken apart after a slow start to both halves and some of the weakest defending I’ve ever seen from Jonny.
He then started and ended the comeback with a superb goal and a wild tackle, underlining the point that a player who used to be one of our most consistent performers is now the polar opposite.
You can put Podence in the same file. Capable of brilliance, but so rage-inducing in his limp incompetence for the majority of the time he can no longer be tolerated. When you need players to stand up and be counted, he spends half the time falling over with his hands on his face. He was seismically bad today.
It might have all been different had Semedo been awarded a penalty in the first half for what looked like a clear foul from where I was sitting.
Having not got that decision Wolves stepped it up and actually played some forward passes and got balls into dangerous areas, albeit with shots ending everywhere but the goal.
That made the second-half collapse that followed somewhat surprising, but proved that when Craig Dawson isn’t on the pitch this group really suffer.
Make a Ladbrokes $250 bonus bet if you think Wolves are going to stay up.
That there was even a chance to salvage a point from there is to their credit but after Jonny’s dismissal the momentum was lost and the farcical decision not to award a foul on Traore for their fourth goal followed by Matheus Nunes getting a red card without stepping foot on the pitch just set the seal on a miserable afternoon.
With two weeks to lick our wounds I really hope Julen Lopetegui is able to communicate the many unacceptable aspects of this performance and find some solutions.
He’s ringing the changes every week around a core group of about five or six players, which says to me he has little to no faith in many of the others. That’s a worry.
We can hope for more luck with the decisions but must look closer to home for the reasons we’ve lost the last two.