Around 5.30pm on Sunday evening Wolves will reach the pinnacle of their season – the end.
Finally, thankfully, mercifully, it’s over.
A campaign that began with bold aspiration, high hopes and Mick McCarthy, ends with apathy, relegation and an unknown Norwegian called Ståle waiting to take the reigns.
You couldn’t make it up.
But as we look expectantly towards a new era, Wigan continue to bask in the most successful of their club’s history.
The job Roberto Martinez has done since taking over nearly 3 years ago is nothing short of remarkable.
Dead, buried and written-off more times than I care to remember, his side have once again defied the odds (and the pundits) by remaining in the Premier League.
Hats off to them I say.
They’ve never once strayed from their footballing principles and have been handsomely rewarded with 6 wins in their last 8 games.
I can’t see it being a much different eleven to the side that drew with Everton last weekend. The likes of Foley and Jarvis probably won’t be risked given that there’s sweet diddly squat on the outcome. This would be my preferred side:
Even I look at that side now and think it looks tired. It’s repeating a point that’s been made countless times before, but our options would surely have been significantly stronger with Guedioura and Hammill to choose from. Hopefully Ståle will give those players the crack of the whip they deserve in a gold shirt.
4 people correctly predicted a draw against Everton last time out. However, none got the scoreline.
So it’s a point a piece for Super Kev Doyle, Philly Pete, Exeter Wolf and theDOOGooder.
Big congratulations to Kowloon Wolf who will definitely finish at the top of this year’s Prediction League table. Only a maximum from Exeter Wolf or Ade in China can deny him the title outright this weekend. I’ll make an official announcement in the match report.
And speaking of the match, I think we’re going to end the season appropriately with a defeat.
Wigan will be footloose and fancy free. They’re playing with great confidence at the moment and I think they’ll do enough to get the win. 3-2.
If you’re at the DW on Sunday, have a great time and get behind the lads as you always do. The away support has been top notch all season.
Up The Wolves.