Birmingham City 2 Wolves 3 - match report

Gutsy Wolves hung on to make it four wins in five games with their third successive victory to beat Birmingham in a breathless derby.

Dean Saunders’ determined side clung on for their first success at St. Andrew’s in exactly 12 years as Blues hit the post three times and Wes Thomas missed four golden chances for the hosts, whose three-match winning run came to an end.

Man of the moment Stephen Hunt (20) broke the deadlock before Sylvan Ebanks-Blake’s double (27 and 37) made it 15 goals for the season and a dream first 45 minutes for Wolves.

But the second half couldn’t have been more different as Blues fought back through Wade Elliott’s double on 55 – the first a penalty – and in the sixth and final minute of time added on.

Wolves also lost Ebanks-Blake to an nasty-looking injury to his left foot in a challenge with Albion old boy Paul Robinson just after the hour.

Saunders kept faith with the same line-up that beat Middlesbrough 3-2, along with the same bench.

And they repaid that faith with a sumptuous first-half performance to take the game away from Blues.

The home side had the first chance in the fifth minute when Nathan Redmond cut inside from the right and let fly with his left foot but Dorus De Vries was equal to it, making a falling save to his left.

Wolves took the lead with their first chance, and it came from a decent move.

Ebanks-Blake played the ball to Bjorn Sigurdarson and he passed the ball back to the hugely impressive David Davis for a sidefooted shot from 25 yards that seemed to be arrowing towards the bottom corner of the net before Jack Butland pulled off a save, diving to his right.

The loose ball fell to Hunt, who scrambled it home for his first goal since December 17, 2011 and his first in open play since his chip to keep Wolves in the Premier League against Blackburn on Survival Sunday.

Three minutes later, Nikola Zigic wasted an excellent chance to level when he blazed over after getting to Wes Thomas’ cross first ahead of Kaspars Gorkss.

And Wolves made them pay by doubling their lead in their next attack.

Davis, who was enjoying his best game for Wolves in a man-of-the-match display, was the architect with a thumping, pacy cross to the far post where Ebanks-Blake darted in between Paul Caddis and Paul Robinson to head home from four yards.

Blues went within a whisker of a lifeline in the 31st minute when Shane Ferguson, who scored from a set-piece in Blues’ 4-0 win at Crystal Palace on Good Friday, curled a free kick against the post with De Vries at full stretch and beaten.

But again, things swung Wolves’ way to punish the hosts – and Davis was the engineer again, taking a pass from the tough-tackling Jack Robinson before sending Kevin Doyle racing clear only for the captain to be sent sprawling by Butland as he prepared to round him.

Butland was spared a red card and was booked, presumably as Doyle was deemed to be running away from goal.

But Ebanks-Blake wasn’t about to spare Blues more misery as he coolly curled home the spot kick to Butland’s left, sending the keeper the wrong way for his 15th goal of the season.

Former Blues defender Roger Johnson followed Jamie O’Hara into the book for a foul on Thomas in first-half injury time before the half-time whistle.

Blues, who were on the pitch ready for action a couple of minutes before Wolves appeared, made a determined start to the second period.

And after yellow cards to Wolves men Davis and Robinson for fouls on Redmond and Thomas respectively, they reduced the arrears from the spot.

Redmond’s overhead kick bounced against the outside of the post after Hunt cleared the free kick resulting from Robinson’s booking on the far side and O’Hara foolishly pushed Thomas in the back several yards from goal on the byeline.

Elliott rolled the penalty to De Vries’ left to reduce the deficit.

St Andrew’s roared a comeback but Blues struggled to maintain their attacking momentum against a determined Wolves outfit.

Lee Clark’s side should have had a second goal in the 59th minute but Thomas steered his shot straight at De Vries after Paul Robinson nodded down a deep cross at the far post.

Robinson played a part in the next flashpoint as Ebanks-Blake’s game ended in poignant circumstances in the 64th minute.

The striker hurt his left foot and couldn’t put any weight on it as he was helped off by the club’s head of medical, Phil Hayward.

He was replaced up front by new signing Nouha Dicko.

But it was Blues making all the running and they hit the post again when Thomas’ flicked header grazed the woodwork from Mitch Hancox’s cross on 76.

Wolves had a rare attack two minutes later and Hunt appealed in vain for a penalty when he went down perhaps too easily.

Blues quickly returned to the attack however and Thomas missed yet another chance, dragging his shot well wide after being left clean through.

Caddis then played Redmond through with a superb pass to split the Wolves defence but the young winger could only lift a rising shot well over the bar.

That was Redmond’s last piece of action as he was immediately replaced by Peter Lovenkrands on 82.

Thomas still wasn’t finished and he raced clear again in the 88th minute, rounding De Vries, but from a ridiculously tight angle, he could only find the sidenetting.

As well as trying to contain Blues, Wolves had to withstand six minutes of time added on at the end.

And Blues made them work to the final whistle after winning a penalty in the 96th minute for Robinson’s handball in an aerial challenge with Zigic.

Elliott bundled home after De Vries guessed right and saved his spot kick, diving to his right.

But Wolves clung on for another much-needed three points and complete a memorable Easter.

Comments for: "Birmingham City 2 Wolves 3 - match report"

No loans comes home to roost

Well done Wolves, tense times ahead. We almost lost it by not attacking.

Keep winning but make sure defence is sound.

More injuries though. What cover have we got if we lose SEB for a few weeks?

Tipton Wolves

YES! We beaten the Bummies 3 wins on the trot now, let keep it up now.

WOLVES AY WE!

ding dong

Another fantastic result today away from home, some might say that we were holding on in the end, but over all we deserved it.Will be interesting to see how SYLVAN BLAKE,S injury is, he played very well today and will be greatly missed if he is out. JOHNSON MAN OF THE MATCH for me. UP THE WOLVES KEEP BELIEVING .

Swedish Wolf

Yes, Johnson was certainly Man of the Match. Greatly entertaining game and when the woodwork starting saving us I got the feeling we would make it. Good substitutions made by DS, I think. Stupid foul by O'Hara, good move bringing him off since he had one card as well. Looks like SEB will be out for some time. Hope DS moves Sigurdarson up front with Doyle and tries Peszko on right wing. We're going up-up-up!

Filthy Wolf

Keep it up and ALL will be forgiven.

Lonewolf

All will be forgiven ?

2 years of running the club into the ground - stupid decisions - taking the fans for granted - Any one of numerous managerial cock ups

The whole lot of them directors down have a long way to go

And you think 5 matches resolves it

How easily some people are appeased

Grace

In fairness it certainly goes a long way

The players can't do anymore than they have lately, especially since half time v Bristol City.

V good turn around

I agree with you regarding the poor decisions that have made by the club over the last 2 yrs, without a doubt they have got just about everything wrong & I still expect Moxey to be removed in the summer, hope so anyway.

But we can't do anything about that for now, other than to applaud the vastly improved application from the players.

Realist

Grace. Moxey's position is cast in stone he is here

ad infinitum.

Lonewolf. Could not put it better myself

Filthy Wolf

So you are telling me you are so cynical (and, yes, I want Saunders out) you did not feel much better this morning? Yes, the club needs changes but that's the business side and if things carry on this way can be dealt with in the summer not in the stupid knee jerk reactions that have got us here in teh first place. It's a turn around for hopefully not the short term. This is football. This is what you are supposed to be supporting. This is REALLY what it is all about. We are winning for now. Make the most of it. Grow up or go away.

JimDavis

If Wolves stay up then Saunders stays at Wolves. What is more likely to drive the club forward?

bigboggie

ok been a bad two years for god sake start supporting rather than slagging and hopefully one day we will b back fair play deano wish we had u in augaust

Leon

People have not forgot lonewolf, we have won a match, we all need to keep positive while we are on a roll.. Would you rather everyone complain every single day, or would you at least give us all a little reprieve so we can for once feel happy with our team. We all know who has done wrong at our club, but at this moment survival is worth more than being right.

mkwolves

well done lads takes to the end of the season to start believing but this is wolves lets keep it up as everybody else keeps winniing.wolves till I die.

Buckswolf

All of you that booed Hunt - hang your heads in shame - you know who you are and he's answered you in spades on the last few games.

Another fantastic performance away today against an in-form Blues who took Palace to the cleaners only 3 days ago - and let's please have a break from the negative whining on here.

UTW!

It's not all over yet!

Yes but Buckswolf, don't you think the 'verbals' that Hunt received has made him and most probably others take notice and lift their games?

IF that is the case (?) then the fans have done a good job and should applaud themselves but it shouldn't have needed 'verbals', should it?

Niner

Deluded, you're an embarrassment.

Buckswolf

Hahahaha - nice one - claiming credit for Hunt's great performances because you booed him - just thankful you and your mates aren't running the club - heaven knows what a state we'd be in. Clueless.....

Kingbull

I wouldnt point fingers at them- its that activity thats made the guy put a shift in

mr hindsight

Be honest he was awful .

But the booing as made him better , so its a positive outcome.

JimDavis

You don't think that maybe he was only poor because he was coming back from injury too soon and wasn't fit? Now that he is fit enough to run out a match he is back to his old self.

But don't worry, continue to boo away if you think it inspires people.

3rdseason

Buckswolf, i haven't got a crystal ball have you? cuz who knows if he would be playing as good as he is!! if he wasnt booood and im prety sure he wasnt the one who was at first it was deano for picking a player who had been out for so long and had only 2 day;s training! then he slagged the fans off so then he got bood,

Hunt and the rest of theplayers are putting in the effert now and its good to see how they are together and up for the battle.

pitty ohara had to go off cuz we had nothing going forward, once again henry slowed everything down and did nothing, and anyone saying he stopped the blue noses you didnt watch the game cuz they had so many chances they could of won easy!! sooner henry goes the better.

UTW

Buckswolf

Fair comments but I don't think saying he was surprised and disappointed to be booed is "slagging the fans off" - he was asked a question and gave an honest answer. We should applaud him for that - not criticise him.

UTW

simon

6 games 4 wins 1 draw 1 loss

but we need a least 3 more wins to stay up.

the lack of signings particulalry another striker may catch up if SEB is out for a few weeks, but then Deano should have planned for this.

Hunt has started to repay some of the big transfer fee we paid for him.

who says booing doesnt get a reaction, as he has done little in the last 3 years.

Dont forget Hunt is also playing for his future as his contract runs out in the summer.

purewolves

Couldn't have put it better myself. Keep it up lads Well done.

Town Crier

Doom mongers where are thee where are thee ?

Do you dare arise from under your dark stones and spout your darkness?

Bullys big toe

Doom mongers?

You mean realists?

We all need to look at the bigger picture.

Just like we did Saturday we barely hung on today. There will be tougher tasks ahead for the last few games, near enough all the teams below have a game in hand which sees us back in the bottom 3.

I got slated for telling it as it is on this site but fact remains we are not good enough and we will go down this season.

Worst team in the west midlands.

tickle tackle

just because you and your ilk always predict the worst case scenario, does not mean you are a realist.

source wikipedia/oxford dictionary- realist: someone who in general terms has or holds a BALANCED VIEW, considering all points of view.

you are , just depressed. call your g.p.

AP

With all due respect mate, it's hardly doom mongering when you're bottom but one and haven't won a game for 2 months. Yes things look better with 4 wins under our belts, and nobody is happier than me about it, but I don't think now is quite the time to be crowing about how everybody who said we were poor was wrong. We're just 3 point clear of being back in the exact same position, and if the 6 teams below us win there games in hand, we'll be back down there.

Let that sink in for a moment, we've won 4 out of 5 games and could quite easily be no better off in terms of league position after it. It's still pretty bad now, 5 games ago it was nearing a disaster.

So if you we're claiming 5 games ago that everything was roses, then you were the one in the wrong, not us.

Crying wolf isn't always a bad thing mate, especially when there happens to be a huge relegation-shaped wolf looming at the door.

SuffolkWolf

My thoughts exactly....

Filthy Wolf

This is not a time for doom mongering and certainly not for gloating after what might be a mini revival. 18th in the league BUT everyone below us has a game in hand. Calm down, support the team and get real EVERYONE.

Stato's Boring Brother

We don't want them to

UTW

smithy

One here m8, Well done Wolves, Hope they stay up, Where was I ? Had two free tickets in the Blues end and we had to resist jumping up in fear of a thumping when we scored but headed and kicked every ball with em.You think the Wolves fans moan you shoul have heard the blue noses ,But this result does not hide the fact the club is a shambles from top to bottom Ref was poor and yes where did he get 6 minutes added time from and what was Saunders half time team talk after taking a 0-3 lead in at half time?Still worrying that.

SydneyAU Wolves

Not really a Doom Monger, but my faith was being severely tested only a number of weeks ago. A team that was not trying and didn't seem to care. We will stay up and it looks like that it will now happen.

At the end of the season there still needs to be a clean out and a new team built.

What is that - MM says the team have proved that they are good enough and don't need strengthening ?????

JDG

Another fortunate victory. Today, the woodwork was our extra defender. We cannot rely upon such luck for the remainder of the season.

So, in the last two games, it has been poor finishing that has saved our necks. With better target men, other clubs we shall face will not miss the goal so badly, or so unluckily.

All we can hope for is that our guys keep scoring, and that lady luck remains behind the team. If not, then we can expect to see some 'cricket score' games in the near future. But at least the fans will get some entertainment.

worcester wolf

we are the only team in championship to win their two easter games, not much rest for the squad from sat most teams played fri.if your not happy with this great effort bye your TV MAN UTD SHIRT and stay in the pub IM wolves thick and thin

JDG

Last part of your statement in English, please.

Sir Billy Quiet

Who are you? why did you bother to post this?

JDG

Who am I? Who are you?

Why shouldn't I port my thoughts? That forums are for. Sorry, I forget. You a totalitarian who doesn't like critics.

Yorkshire Wolf

Being 3-0 up at half time was more about quality than fortune.

JDG

And the second half was very much about good fortune and very little to do with quality.

wednesbury wolves

well not bad four wins out five wolves are starting to show there teeth another double this season come on wolves

Tactics

Bursting with pride. Keep this up and we will be safe. Now, do tthe same at Bolton.

Baza

What a great result this is what the fans needed, I will admit that I along with others had a go at Hunt but fair play to him he again proved his commitment to Wolves with another outstanding performance. The current team has made me proud to be a Wolves fan again, I just hope Foely Ward Berra are kept away from the team so we can carry on with the fight to stay in the Championship.

Stato's Boring Brother

But are Wolves proud to have you as a fan after booing your own players?

Western Isles Scot Wolf

You won't see Berra back in a Wolves shirt. He has refused to sign a new deal and is out in the cold. Funnily enough, Steve Bull has been quoted as saying Berra is as good as his replacement big Gorky!!

PC

I admire you for coming on and admitting you were amongst the boo-boys, but please explain. Why on earth did you do it?

The guy has been injured, starts against Watford when he should really have been on the bench. He hasn't played for a year and even though he gives 100% effort, he's booed when subbed.

I just don't get it,

Rob

PC, I can't speak for baza but I booed hunts substitution v Watford because I couldn't believe Saunders would play an unfit hunt over fit wingers pezsko, hammill and sigurdason. However, since regaining fitness hunt has been immense, but I don't regret venting my frustration against Saunders. I don't believe he is the man to take us forward

The Teecher

Can't you understand, you booed Hunt to vent you feelings against Saunders. You risked finishing a player of lesser steel.

Fortunately you and your feeble minded mates made yourselves look very silly.

Have ever played the game? Do you understand the difference between fitness and match fitness ?

Jonners

Phew AGAIN!

Quality 'away from home' first half performance but simply stopped playing football second half and gave the ball straight back to them in order for them to press and press - learn to keep ball and it would be a lot more comfortable.

I hate Robinson - he's an animal, he simply can't resist hospitalising our players (Kightly etc.).

UTW.

Steve Thomas

Spot on there .... Robinson is filth ... simple as that

ThaiWolf

Not sure what you mean by "hospitalising OUR players"?!?

I love a hard, determined full back, makes the fast, dainty footed forwards think twice before trying to run past. Another Tommy Smith in the making. Yes please.

Awolfinoz

They're on about PAUL Robinson

Thaiwolf

What are you doing robbing my name thaiwolf

Thai rai

Why weren't both of you in The Crossbar, Suk Soi 23, with the other Wolves fans, or do you live outside Bangkok?

chasetown wolves

Brilliant atmosphere there today Come on lads keep it up 3 wins on the bounce gotta be a good feeling the dressing room now looks like we back to the second half dilemma though cant keep the momentum up prob bit of cockiness around the place second half should be as if your still 0-0 come out fighting not sitting back anyway lads good work lets keep it going

Stato's Boring Brother

Well done lads. Another great win.

A bit nervous in the second half but we were obviously tired as it was our second game in 48 hours.

I couldn't enjoy it on the Goalzone as Tom Ross barely mentioned a Wolves player but it worth it in the end as he was nearly in tears.

UTW

BeckenhamWolf

Wasn't at the game, but where on earth did the ref' find the extra time? Also intrigued to see how Buckland didn't get sent off for the pen', & the tackle on Blake.....

I get the feeling the ref was pro-blues but I wait to hear the thoughts of those who we're there?

The Wanderer

I don't think that we can complain about the stoppage time, with a couple of lengthy stoppages in the second half due to injury. What does disappoint me is that Butland was not sent off - he was clearly the last defender and stopped a clear goal scoring opportunity - maybe the ref knew he had got this wrong and it was why he didn't send O'Hara off when he conceded the penalty...

Great result - thank you lads for making us believe that we can get out of the mess we found ourselves in.

SEB - hope that the injury isn't bad and that you can be back leading the line as soon as possible.

Stato's Boring Brother

I've just had a chance to watch the incidents on TV and I'm sure the decisions did us no favours.

Butland should definitely have been sent off but refs seem to be reluctant to show keepers the red card. If it had been an outfield player they would definitely have been sent off.

The Blue's first penalty was a bit iffy as their player waited until O'Hara was behind him and then either stopped or slightly backed into him and then went down like he was poleaxed after the lightest of touches.

The second penalty was also a bit of a "homer" as it was ball to hand and Robinson seemed to get twisted in the air as he jumped with the attacker. Even more annoying was Zigic waving an imaginary card in the ref's face trying to get Robinson sent off. This has been classed as unsporting behaviour for a couple of years and is a yellow card offence itself.

Summing up, both penalties were of the kind that are sometimes given, sometimes not. A few of the free kicks the ref gave on the edge of our box were of the same kind and the Blues players did seem to like to roll about on the floor trying to get players booked. Some things never change.

The coverage on the Goalzone was so one sided that we never even knew that the second penalty was saved and only went in off the rebound as Ross was so excited that his beloved Blues had scored. Great to hear him almost choking up at the end. Claridge also wasn't too happy on the Football League Show.

Just hope that SEB is fit for the weekend.

Noisy

De Vries and Blake were both down a while and several subs. I think everyone expected at least 5 mins added, no complaints there.

Didn't think the tackle on Blake was a foul (not given as one) and although I have no time whatsoever for Robinson I don't think it was malicious.

I thought the angle of Doyle's run would given the ref enough excuse for not sending the keeper off even though he could have done.

Second penalty looked stonewall but hard to judge the first from 120 yards.

So overall I thought the ref got the big decisions correct although if we had not won I might be saying something different.

rich5wolves

Subs are 30 seconds each which accounts for half of it and then blakes injury 3 mins.

LeicesterWolf

De Vries was "injured" during the 1st penalty incident. Some might say time wasting, because he seemed fine after it... not that I'd knock him for it!

The rest was the injury to SEB and general stoppages. 6mins added on was fair.

Drw Wolf

A lucky but priceless win, well done for hanging on against a form side. Got to keep it going cos those around us picking up points and 4 or 5 teams below us all got a game in hand too. The boo boys must be so disappointed with 4 wins from 5, and the Hunty haters too.

rushall wolves

Drw Wolf. What was lucky about today's win? Blues failed to take their chances, so that's the end of the story. Taking a 3 goal lead into half time is hardly lucky! Come on you Wolves! Well done Deano and the lads.

Drw Wolf

The number of times the opposition have hit the woodwork in the last 2 games has meant we are lucky not to have conceded more. We all know luck plays a part in many games.

Don't get me wrong I am as happy and as grateful as anyone else for the wins but I'm not going to get carried away.

It's not 'the end of the story' by any means just because you say it is.

psalm 23

Lucky lucky lucky!!!!!!!!!

lambwolf

if you bare a Brummie at least learn to loose with good grace

Grace

??????

3 goals in 40mins away from home against a team bang in form????

Lucky ????

Yeah if you like!!!!

What?

What? 3-0 up away from home and they only bring it back to 3-2 in 90th???

It's the 1st bit of luck we've had all season but we deserved it from our 1st half performance. Looks like we're getting a bit of luck as you've just starting losing yours. Cheers

wol1877ves

you of all people should know you get no where without luck the shantytown have had it in droves this season? if it wasn't for your lucky first half to the season you would be fighting relegation now and you know it, but that will come next season wont it and I cant wait,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,/\/\WWFC/\/\,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Tamworth Wolf

psalm 23. Anything positive ever come out of your keyboard?

Golden blood

you make your own luck. We made ours today. FACT!

Stato's Boring Brother

Pots and Kettles - Think back the Swansea match and the perfectly good goal they had disallowed.

cradleyheathenwolf

Idiot idiot idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesbury wolves

Keep on shutting me up hunt and Doyle, well done lads, but will you still be here next season or are they playing for a contract elsewhere!!!!!

I love Sammy Chung

Well done Wolves,let's keep it up.Still a long way to go.Never bin a better time to beat Blouse.

Waggy Wolves

Another great result. Karl Henry looked solid again when he came on and kept us in it. Where are all the negative comments from you baggy fans who use this site?

Kev in Mallorca

Saggy

They ay negative it's called tekin' the riss!!!!

Adeu

Realist

KEV KEV KEV. Go away and think of something sensible to post for a change.

Oh! Sorry I forgot you are a bag man?

The Real Bully Hoo.

Realist.

Look back to yesterday and think of pots and kettles.

The Teecher

What's Adeu supposed to mean ? You can't even get that right.

Burro !

Boz

Congratulations to DS and the lads, an especially impressive victory considering Blues had 24 hours extra recovery time going in to the game. But unfortunately SEB picked up an injury, so we might just get to see what Diko has to offer at Bolton on saturday.

Willand wolf

Really big win today. Well done boys, I think we need 55 points to stay up. Why wasn't, their keeper sent off? Hope you has a great day out Friz and Gem, roll on to Bolton, not a happy hunting ground. I would take a point now

len

well done deno keeping same team paying off, lads worked there socks off to day and just held on lets hope blake is ok

Woolley Wolf

Fantastic win over an in form Blues (who knocked 4 past Palace).

However, our failure in the transfer and loan window may now come back to haunt us as all the good we have done could be wiped out by injuries to key players. When will Moxley learn that what he does off the pitch (or doesn't do) can have a direct impact. Deano is clearly doing what is required as recent results are showing but clearly we need more players. Maybe we need to recall Griffiths as we are fast running out of forwards.

Chase Terrace Wolf

We can't recall him another great piece of business by the fat controller.

StEvEWoLf

C'mon Deano, stick Wardy up front, someone else who would love to ram the boos back down our own fans throats!

How many more times..

Griffiths can not be recalled...

Buckswolf

Griffiths can't be recalled and given his recent history we absolutely don't want him in our club! We have 35 players in the squad of which 5 are injured and 2 are out on loan leaving 28 available - what's the problem?

Stato's Boring Brother

Its been in the Star at several times (and on this website 100's of times) that there is no right recall Griffiths in the loan agreement.

Breretonwolf

It's MOXEY. M-O-X-E-Y.

Spenno

How many times ..... We can't re call him !!

Albrightondek

Great performance again by Wolves. The report above is quite correct in naming David Davis as man of the match - he seemed to be involved in everything. But there's no keeping Hunt down at the moment. Not only did he run socks off, he had the audacity to score as well.

We rode our luck at times but then so did Birmingham. O'Hara was silly to put his arm in the back of the B'ham player, as he was going nowhere. That said, the Brum player made the most of it. At the other end their goalkeeper should have received a red card for bringing down Doyle. It's irrelevent whether the player brought is moving away from the goal. Doyle had taken the ball past the goalie and was quite capable of sidefooting the ball towards the empty net.

Not surprisingly the players looked to be tiring fast towards the end, which allowed B'ham to keep pressing. Squeaky bum time in the added period, but overall I thought we were fully justified in taking all three points. Two more wins should ensure our survival.

Well done to the lads, and to Dean Saunders. Onward and upward.

Solentwolves

Great result against a buoyant Blues fresh from their triumph over Palace. Just hope that SEB's injury isn't going to take him out of the run-in. His goals today show how much we need him. We've been plagued by too many injuries already. Credit to DS who deserves our respect regarding recent performances - well done lads. UTW.

Surrey Wolves

Couldn't go today as I am working in the Middle East, but well done to the boys. Sounded like a footballing cliche of a game of 2 halves. But, again fighting spirit. Good 3 points. Well done. Not out of the woods yet, but keep the fight going!

Streetly wolf

Great result!! Typical dirty Robinson nailing ebanks. Albion reject who's whole game is based on fouling!!!

mancbaggie

Great result. Realistically it also brings any team on 51pts or less into it. That should work in Wolves favour -= nervous all round eh!?

spanish ray

Well done Wolves,now you must keep up the good work.Concentrate for both halves of a game and we will be ok.As for Robinson he never had skill has always relied on being able to cripple someone,What a pillock.UTW.

DOWNENDWOLF

About time we had some good luck well done lads all the Hunt boo boys so called supporters he has come back to bite ya !!! What a difference fitness makes. UTW.

philly wolf

dont talk stupid, ive supported wolves all my life. watched every match last year and he stank. 3 weeks ago he deserved to get booed. some players need to get booed cause it motivates them to play better. he was so mad after he got booed and now he's playing the best he has in 3 years.

Wednesbury wolves

Ebanks Blake out for rest of season, now lets see what we're made of, without ebanks, just so glad we have had 6 points from last 2 games, big problems ahead me thinks, 2 leading goal scorers out!!!!!!

WolfPad

Well done team - huge result today to reverse our fortunes - are we going to do a 'Wigan' perhaps and stay up at the last moment? I really hope so....

lambwolf

My God I"d hate to see you when you"re depressed,

The Flying Winger

Great win and 3 good points, the pleasing thing is to see the team fighting for each other and playing some good football.

First half we played very well and I thought O'Hara was starting to get into his stride, Doyle was much more like himself and SEB was excellent.

Robinson showing how a good full back can play, and the CB's were having a good game, Johnson particularly.

Second half was always going to be harder even though we should have pressed home the advantage, what O'hara was thinking about is beyond me and that changed the game, Robinson lost his head a few times and we struggled for any composure.

Losing SEB showed up the work rate he does get through as we struggled up front.

Full marks to Hunt again, although he needs to calm down as he could have got sent off, he was lucky.

Henry made two very good tackles just after coming on which were vital.

We had a ref who gave us some good decisions today and some leniency for a change, we also used a large slice of our luck for the rest of the season, the woodwork saving our bacon.

I hope SEB is ok, but looked bad and not signing a striker was a major mistake, siggy I thought was poor today and I was surprised he wasn't subbed.

Saunders at last seems to be moving us in the right direction. and players are now playing for their places which he promised

Noisy

Once again I generally agree. Sue will be pleased to see you acknowledge that KH did well to protect our lead (despite the suicide attempts of some others!) I thought Siggy did OK but O'Hara is still not fit (getting less fit by the look of it) I love Robinson (ours not there's) full blooded tackles, but he will get sent off sooner or later if he mistimes one. It does feel like the players have decided to stop telling everyone they are too good to go down and actually show it on the pitch. We clearly wanted it more than Blues and that was enough to make the difference today.

The Flying Winger

Thanks Noisy, Yes she was, it dosen't alter however he has been part of the problem, but credit to everyone, good effort for once

italia lupo

I never doubted your sincerity as a fan..or the other W(h)ngers, as I know from my own experience how depressed you can become when your team lose badly! We all feel better when our team try and battle for the points.. For that reason alone ; Dean saunders has made the changes in order to instill competition, confidence and the will to fight again in our squad. We may or may not remain in this league but if we play to win for the remainder of the season then we can rebuild and come straight back again and with the momentum that Dean mentioned could even be back in the Prem the following year!

We have had horrible luck with injuries again but sometimes this allows our youths to make their mark, as has been poven with Bath, Davies, Doherty etc....Lots of talent in the ranks; Have you been following the U21 side?

Always look at the positives not the negatives..Of course we have made many mistakes since our rise and fall from the top notch, but as long as lessons have been learned, then we will come back the stronger!

I don't want to be over critical of Steve Morgan as his heart is in the right place..If we survive then most of us will be happy enough to thing we have survived to fight again! UTW

Rick Glover in Bari Italy

The Flying Winger

Yes I am sure we all feel better, I think most of us are realists not w(h)ngers as you put it.

We all want this club to succeed and it cannot have escaped peoples notice that since changes to midfield and the defence we have put some results together, something that we have called for for 2 years.

If there is no competition for places then there is no need for players to to put in excellence every game.

There has been money spent by the club and many of those players are injured, the mistake lies with the managerial decisions taken, we can only hope that this one works out.

sue

I decided to come back before the Middlesborough game, had a rest from here and it did me a power of good, how amazed was I when i saw you actually praising Henry! Perhaps a rest did him some good just like me, the only down side for me is Seb he was looking really sharp, hope it's not too bad but I fear the worst, onward and upward. Mrs Happy Clapper......

Yampy

You silly person, Henry is part of this destruction and if you hadn't noticed since he's been dropped we have become a winning team.

KH will be sent packing at the the end of the season good riddance happy clappers delight.

sue

Thank you..oh how I've missed the abuse.cheers...

Noisy

I have supported KH on here for years; but the truth is that he cannot play in a 2 man midfield with a half fit O'Hara. He has not thrown his toys out and was excellent when he came on. I particularly enjoyed his 60 yard chase up the field where he was actually caught offside (has that ever happened before?). As someone pointed out the other day, he may not start again this season, but he certainly has contributed to us wining the last two games.

The Flying Winger

Hi Sue, you should always be able to put your point of view, he did put a couple of good tackles in and the praise is justified, however I like many others think he has not been and is not worth his place, something he has now said himself, that is the fault of the various managers, as has been the case with Ward, Berra, Foley, Doyle, etc.

If you do not have competition you do not have a team, the results have come on the back of changing the side, and Saunders has to be congratulated for making that happen. like you I fear the worst with SEB and again the board have failed the club by not signing a striker fro the run in, hopefully we will find some goals from someone.

What ever division we are in next season, I think you will see the named players leave the club, and many will say not before time.

sue

You're probably right, not his best season, anyway nice to be back, we will not always agree but I've got to say I've missed our banter, some I here I haven't missed at all!!!!

Stato's Boring Brother

Not being nasty but can you go away again until we're safe because our change in fortune seems to to have coincided with your "rest" :)

Come back in 2 or 3 weeks and cheer this place up with your positive attitude (and say I told you so to quite a lot of people).

sue

I thought the same myself so for you I will..I'll be back!!!

wolfshead

Tremendous effort by all concerned, I'm really pleased for the players and manager but particularly for us, the fans. The ask now is to maintain this momentum all the way to the finish. The feel-good from the last set of results is great and I hope the lads' confidence is right up there too, no question, we can do this.

Yes we've been lucky - just a bit - but you know what they say, you make your own luck. Ain't gonna argue.

Super Wolves.

seaside wolf

well done lads,well done hunt didsome one say henry played well when he

came on please please keep him in a box some where far far away..

TrueStaffordshireknot

Terrific result, today. It’s enough to keep TettenhallJenny quiet for another week! Lady Luck seems to be shining on us for the moment and, as long as we can steer clear of any further serious injuries, maybe we have the strength of character (and determination) to get ourselves out of the mess after all. Wolves trying to defend a lead (no matter how large) has always been a precarious occupation, but at least – and at last – we have ditched some of the dead wood at the back and are finally looking like we are actually committed to surviving. Great show by Hunt and Johnson, in particular, I thought . Other unsuspecting teams now being dragged into the relegation scramble eg Huddersfield and Blackburn (both of whom we are much better than) and it’s just a shame that Blackpool won. We need a good result at Bolton, then continuing 100% support from all sides at Molineux for the remaining home matches. It’s amazing how the team’s confidence is lifted if we all lift them. Well done, lads!

LA WANDERER

Brilliant result and Deano is beginning to prove himself and show that he is not out of his depth. If we can stay up it will be firmly down to him and the belief he has managed to instill in the players. Nothing but a minor miracle when you are fighting against a CEO who is clearly up there with the Bhatti's as the oppositions 12th man!!!

Old Gold Portion of Chips

Excellent win - well done the Wolves !! I don't care whether it was lucky or not - it's about time we had some . Perhaps it's time to re-evaluate Saunders - he's been the only manager to alter the defence and drop Mick's favourites AND have faith in the youngsters ( more Baath please ! ) . We can get out of this mess by attacking and not defending leads as MM used to like doing.

( Stay ) Up the Wolves !

rowley wolf

great 1st half performance today from the lads & we hung on in the 2nd half for 3much needed points,thought we give away 2stupid penalties away though which could have let blues back into game we need to cut that out of our game we given a few needless penalties this season! the negatives looks like with have lost ebanks-blake for season to ligament damage,o'hara done his groin & davis has picked up a injury,lets hope who ever comes in to take there place will step upto the plate! oh & dean totally agreed with you for once it was not right that we had to play saturday & monday & blues got a extra days rest & some teams are playing friday then tuesday so are getting three days rest giving other teams unfair advantage at this crucial stage of season but luckily we stuck it to the blues 2day!

Walthamstow Wolf

Daivis 'hugely impressive'? Shows what happens when our youngsters get a run in the side, and Doherty's form confirms it. Maybe those who are complaining about our lack of activity in the loans market should be agitating for a call-up for one of our young strikers....

Toronto Wolf

There should be no surprise about Hunt. I clearly remember this player running for 90 minutes, and taking, and scoring beautiful free kicks. Played very well for Mick.

Congratulations to all, and once again..

UP YOU WOLVES.

can't help it

Yeah, right up!!!

Doyler!

A great three points earnt. Well done Wolves you deserve it. Man of the Match ......Johnson or Hunt!

48 points and climbed out of the drop zone now so we need to get another couple of wins.

Up the Wolves!

Coricas Left Foot

PLAY OFFS!!!

Deans the man

A great three points today but why does the team keep giving us heart attacks.Three nil at half time we should have the game sewed up but they did there hardest to throw it away if we stay up please dean sort the defence out.Hope Cassidy gets a chance if seb is out

SAUNDERS IS GOD

No good,absolutely no clue,this manager has to go,bring back T.C .

Wolves gonna go down.

Moxey out

Saunders out

Morgan out

keep right on to the end of the road

Jonny D

Well done Deano, A great run of play, as I've said. I aways knew you would turn it round.

A great day, on the way up again. Come on you fans, get behind the team, like what I have.......

johngohte

If they keep playing with extra determination and grit, then we will still be making a challenge in Championship next year.

Up The Wolves....

Tomwolf

Well im more than happy with our tally of points over Easter. I wanted 4pts against two very hard teams to beat, so getting all 6pts is fantastic. The only downside is the news that SEB as got an ankle ligament injury, which looks like keeping him out for the rest of the season, and Davis a groin injury. Yet that animal Robinson, didnt even get spoken too, let alone booked. But these last three results must have given the lads more confidence in themselves that they can gain enough points to keep us up. I also think fatigue played a part in our second half performance, having played Saturday, and Bham having an extra day's rest, and its also hard when your 3-0 up do you go forward or do you sit back? But all in all its looking a lot better than a few weeks ago. Its a shame that some results keep going against us, but if we can win our own games, im sure we will survive in this league. But IF we do then Morgan cannot allow this to ever happen again. WELL PLAYED THE LADS: UTW:

lambwolf

Never expect to see the pro Wolves side of Moxey,to him it"s just down to numbers.

Never ever lose sight of his totally undeserved and over inflated salary that Morgan is still mug enough to pay.

The sad thing is that Morgan probably still believes Moxey will support him when he has to scrape by on even less money.

Poor deluded Morgan

Ever the Optimist.

Fantastic result given the lack of recovery time after the Boro match. Injuries are the worry now. Ironic really 'cause it's only a few weeks ago everyone was saying the squad was way too big and we needed to get rid.

Either way, half the league are in a relegation fight and I can't see us as one of the favorites for the drop any more.

AYRWOLF

Out of Darkness cometh HUNT

razzaman

My Dad passed away four weeks ago. On easter Monday 47 years ago he took me to St Andrews where we witnessed a feisty 2-2 score line. I seem to remember McIlmoyle and Hatton netting for Wolves......................My old man will be smiling down today, well happy with this great result.

chris h

Razza, I was there mate,11 April 1966,with some of my family.But you got the scorers wrong,it was Ernie Hunt and David Woodfield. I did have to check it out,but I remember the game and Woodfield a centre back had been moved to play centre forward for a few games.He scored a cracking header to equalise. If we run out of strikers this season we might finish up doing the same and moving Johnson upfront.

Mark B

Robinson does it again, second time hes done one of our lads.

Well done for the win and try and keep up the momentum.

Joe

Good result, although careless mistakes by Robinson could have cost us the game!

Lack of focus is unacceptable!

Just keep their heads down, focus & produce results instead of spewing garbage for E&S reporters.

Sammy Chung's Sponge

Well done lads

Wishing Sylvan a speedy recovery

Well done to all Wolves fans

Great to have something to cheer about at last

Come on me babbies

old golds worth more

Well thats it then, definitely billing the club for a pacemaker now, and I'm adding a set of false fingernails on to the bill as well, because mine have been worn down to nothing. But I'm happy, now win at Bolton or at least get a point, and I will be over the moon, and I won't even bill you for the spacecraft needed to do it!

Dave Hodges

I did not see the game but I knew when Wolves went three nil up....they would sit on it and hand the initiative back. They won this time. The 4th goal is always the killer .

SEATTLE WOLF

A special Bank Holiday that gives one some extra joy; what three points is worth in quid and heart, to avoid the drop...

Priceless!

Wolves' latest effort can be partially described as "gutsy and determined," if humbly able to discern and extrapolate from several of the blogs and match reports I have so far read.

Written off and criticized Hunty playing like the stout and feisty English Bulldog he epitomizes in his "never say never" play! SEB gets on his scoring boots! We also attacked a lot more than going into an automatic bunkering posture, so wonderful to hear the often besieged gaffer instructed as such!

Whatever is the transforming and solidifying culture growing out of or on the training ground, change room or pub, long may it continue!

UP THE REEMERGENCE OF WOLVES!

theleaguedonttelllies

lets not get carried away hunts goal would have gone out for a throw in had it not been deflected watch the replay fact is you get lucky every now and again there is no quality would not be watching that week in week out !!!

fickle

bitter much? lol. utw

London wolves loyal

We re Wolverhampton . We ll fight till the end .

Sack the Bhattis

Well done lads UTW

John gold Bully

GREAT PERFORMANCE BUT MUST PLAY LIKE THIS FOR REMAINING MATCHES

John De Wolf

Great result. Let's keep it going. Worrying about Ebanks though.

Hunt deserves lots of credit as he's been exactly what we needed in the team. 100% enthusiasm and commitment.

Hopefully we can keep it going and Dicko, Hammil, Doumbia etc can provide adequate cover to our first choice team.

Billywiseman

Tense second half worrying but dominated first....hope our injury list is minor keep it up all the game and we will be playing the Villa for sure. Keep the faith....

Gornal wolf

Yippee ..... nice seat with the blues directors today.......... no colours.......... but managed to wear my Wolves woolly hat..... lovely smile on Jez's face...(and Peter bakers for that matter!)

Still not sure about Saunders though!

KARLWOLVES

another great win today,proof in the pudding ,now that mc carthys dross is out of the team the results are improving.

Sir Lupi

Four wins out of five....

Wolves are loads Berra without Berra!

It's no coincidence is it.

Woolfie 4371

Good win today boys even though it was squeaky bum time at the end . But I don't believe we now have enough in the squad to cover the loss of SEB , who tonight has been ruled out for the rest of the season . I think this will be the final nail in our coffin, Totally gutted .

slama01902

Take a bow wolves keep it up its in our own hands.

Warley wolf

Psalm 23-lucky?.. I know your a tesco but at least give us a bit of credit..we were outstanding for the first 45 minutes...2 penalty decisions,1 scored but we totally deserved the 3 points.

Stop listening to Tom Ross and get out a bit more!

catalinas horsemeat

Calm down , calm down! Far too little, far too late; They have won 4/5 is it? It's looking like another 3 wins from 6 to have any chance of staying up, so that would make it 7/11 (league winning form, not prime relegation candidates capabilities)and the way other teams at the bottom keep notching up points, the pressure will get to this bunch of overpaid, talentless, shirkers!

Waffle Wolf

At last, the team are showing fighting spirit and players like Hunt and Doyle have re-discovered their mojo just when it was needed. Whilst I remain unconvinced of Saunders tactical awareness and ability, he does not lack passion and motivational skills and he must take credit for instilling some belief in what looked liked a completely dispirited squad.

But I was concerned how easily Blues opened us up in the second half, the team sat back inviting pressure and the defence still needs to improve if we are to keep the run going.

The Division is now so tight, with so many of the teams near the bottom hitting form, that there is no room for complacency. The way things are, even with only 6 games remaining Wolves could finish anywhere between 10th and 23rd. Ridiculous!!

baggieboy

well done great win for you, hope SEB injury not to bad as you need him.Keep it up.

bigboggie

fair play baggieboy

chris h

Great victory ,now we are motoring.But why must we have to endure another sting in the tail:looks like Ebanks is out for the season.Hope today was not his last game for us,with him being out of contract.I have criticised many times on here the failure of Jez Moxey to get the likes of Mark Davies and Michael Kightly on extended contracts.Surely we are not going to let Ebanks walk away as well? We sold Fletcher for £12m,why cannot they spend some of that money sorting Ebanks out? Deano has said he wants him to stay and Ebanks has said he is not the sort of person to keep knocking on the door for a new contract.Moxey saved thousands of pounds by not giving Ebanks a new contract last summer, but will need to spend millions on a replacement if he walks away on a free.

issa nissa

where's jiwal shame he don't comment when we're doing well. anyways keep it up lads I hope sebs ok. WE FIGHT TILL THE END WE FIGHT TILL THE END WERE WOLVERHAMPTON AND WE FIGHT TILL THE END.

Henryfan

Fantastic win again and great to see Henry showing what he is really worth!

Ben the Disgruntled Dingle

Well done Wolves.

Kenilworth wolf

I still think DS is the wrong man for the job and if we stay up I think we'll be offering Hunt a big thank you. He's really sparked us off. We've had a good few results but DS must take the blame for the poor position Wolves have found themselves in. Even if we stay up we should sack him and get a top manager!

Is it any coincidence that we start scoring goals once Henry and Ward are out of the team? I don't think so, keep them both out !

3 wins required lets stick together and stay up !

Farmer Ted

I really don't know what some of you people want. Saunders inherited a squad that was going nowhere fast under a manager who didnt have a clue about the British game. He had to change the style of play, no mean feat, and he also inherited an ever increasing list of .injured players .

He's left out players such as Berra, Ward, Henry and Foley which so many have been banging on about since McCarthy's days. He's brought in youngsters like Doherty, Davies, Batth and Cassidy and he's taken in two sound loan players and one we've yet to really see. He was not supported in the January window by our despot Chairman.

Tactics and substitutions will always be a matter of opinion by the 20k 'managers' but many have been inspired and fearless (Henry for O'Hara to close the game out )

My only criticism of DS is his stream of press releases. He should cut them down to a minimum, but, it is clearly his personality showing through.

I thought he was unlucky sometimes in that run of games without a win when he took over , otherwise I think he's gradually doing what most of us wanted and turning things round on the pitch.

I just wish the board would show us they are doing the same off the pitch.

I also wish some of you would give the guy a chance. Rather be Blackburn ?

Grace

That is a very good post.

I'm one of those who has concerns over Saunders mainly based on the poor start he has had & his constant stream of amateurish drivel in the media.

However it seems like things are turning around & I too agree with the majority of the changes he has made, Berra, foley, ward etc

NORFOLK ,N, WOLF

go on me babies !!!!!!! wolves ay we ...... till I die ............. and this performance was one to die for .... Hunt boo boys , DO ONE , Saunders snipers .... ON YER BIKE .... get behind the lads till now sing yer hearsts out south bank and lets rid ourselfs of all this doom and gloom ..... bring on survival and bring on the summer ..... then Moxey and Morgan ... bring on your PLANS .

Paul

The team have found some grit, well done boys. Keep it up an keep the faith, well done to you all.

pip

Well done, great habit winning and that brings its own luck.

Very proud.

Golden Wonder

Was expecting a dull game with a draw as a good result today.

Never thought we would be three up at half time.

Aged a few more years second half as it was tough to play two games with such intensity so close together but we hung on.

You know you are going to get clattered from Robinson at some point in the game and hope SEB isn't badly injured but it seemed a hard but fair tackle.

Silly pen from O'Hara to concede as their player was going nowhere but put your feet up tonight lads as all we expect of you is give us some fight and the majority of Wolves fans will back you to the hilt.

cradleyheathenwolf

I am sorry but I need to have a rant about the standard of the officials we seem to get in our matches. First of all Butland SHOULD have been sent off because he DID deny Doyle a goalscoring opportunity when he fouled him and secondly the first penalty given against us was NOT a penalty the blues player went down as if he had been shot even though there was not enough physical contact to make my 6 year old nephew fall over and this after a "goal" was given against us 2 days earlier that was nowhere near over the line it makes my blood boil and I shall be asking the FA why we seem to be on the wrong end of bad decisions all the time.I am not expecting a sensible reply or even a reply at all but I need to get this off my chest.

Stowellsfingertip

TBF this results been coming under (Colonel Sanders,Shambles or whatever you want to call him).And all you Hunty haters get some humble pie down your gregorys.Call yourselves fans jog on down the road or don't bother coming again

mardygit.

Very good win today in the Bluenoses back yard, well done lads let's keep it going for the next six games. Wednesbury Wolf if they are playing for a contract or a transfer it's ok with me, at least they are playing and performing like a good Wolves team should. Sorry to hear about SEB, cannot understand why we cannot bring back Griffiths he is our player and this is an emergency if we are unsuccesfull lets move Wardy up top. COME ON WOLVES.

Worlingham Wanderer

What an excellent week or so! Really pleased for Stephen Hunt and Davis is fulfilling his potential now he is being given the chance with a proper run of games. Fingers crossed that SEB doesn't miss any/too many games, his goals can keep us up - never thought I'd be saying those words (keep us up) a few weeks back! Come on the Wolves!

Alfred Camilleri

What a scintillating first half performance with three goals in 17 priceless minutes. Despite City having an extra day's rest Wolves kept their composure and could have avoided the two penalties although the second one in the 95th minute was a gift to City as it only came along in the 5th of 6 extra minutes - I don't know what for - were added. Still the boys played for the shirt and got what they deserved.

That made it four wins out of five and on this showing they should preserve Championship football for next season and save the unwanted record of being the first team to get relegated from the top flight to the third two times in their history.

Will be at Molineux for the Huddersfield and Hull matches and hope that they give us more of the same but will be happy to avoid another nerve wracking 45 minutes. Come on you Wolves!

Darlo Wolf

Another great win but still a bit unsure about DS. Main tactic seems to be O'Hara chipping it in the air for the front two and then, if we get in front, bring on an extra centre half (to bring confusion in to the defence). Hoping SEB is not out for rest of season - if so, Cassidy looked the part at Millwall. Great to see some fight back in the side at last. Keep it up lads, really impressive performances recently! UTW

Grace

Much happier with the grit & determination being showed by the players, epitomised by Stephen Hunt.

Fair play to him, I was one of those who written him off

Glad to be proved wrong

My concern is with De Vires, he doesn't seen to get around his goal v well, should have done better with their 2 efforts that hit the post, especially the one that led to their 1st pen (which was never a pen).

Yet again very poor performance from officials, how can Butland stay on the pitch???

Well done boys, keep proving the doubters wrong, myself included!!!!!

Worlingham Wanderer

Remember that De Vires hasn't played much/hardly any 1st Team matches. Hopefully his sharpness will keep improving and we'll see the real Dorus! And hey, while we're scoring for fun at the other end we can afford to let in a couple!!!! (he says with tongue firmly in cheek). Do you think we can get the nation to pray for SEB like they did for Beckham? Come on E&S, get it on the front page tomorrow.

stpaul

That's twice robinson has put a wolves player out for the season, I seem to remember him knobling kites too now seb . Hope lack of cover don't come back to haunt morgan as deano screamed for cover up front. Got a feeling he'll be telling morgan told you so. But 2 back to back wins over easter is more than I dreamed of, well done utw.

Shawroadbushbury

Christmas has come, what with the ice and snow and some lovely Wolves presents.

You are a lovely Father Xmas Deano

wolves benalmadena

It is still going to be hard to stay up with the other teams having a game in hand but at least the effort is there at last, Hunt does stir the players up which has made a big difference but it still does not alter the fact that he has little quality, so being blunt even though he may be the catalyst for keeping us up i would still like to see him, Berra, Ward, Foley, Stearman go in the summer and build for the future.

I do not know though whether Saunders is the man for the job with the players he has tried to sign on loan etc very mediocre and although Gorsky has helped the defence he is very slow like Berra and would have preferred Baath and lets not forget when Saunders took over we were nowhere near the bottom three so he has to take responsibilty for taking us into the bottom three so it is up to him to keep us up, but i do not think he is the man to help us rebuild next year, whatever happens and he is still tactically naive every time we go in front he laters things and invites other teams to attack us an we all know our defence hardly ever keeps a clean sheet

paul davo

WE won, no more negative waves please, lets fill the mol up to the rafters for the last few home games, WE ARE THE 12th MAN 6 more points should do it, Dont expect to get any points at bogey team Bolton, but 2 homers after that and we will be safe, and we have a day trip to the coast on the last day of the season

Wolf Blast

Well done lads and keep it up.

The fight now is between a wider circle of clubs rather than just four and in the main they all have a game in hand on us. The pressure is on now and I am pleased a number of guys have risen to the challenge with the chance for Cassidy and others to stake their claim. A point at Bolton would be great and Huddersfield now a must win game.

This is still going to be a scramble but we have given ourselves a good chance of getting out of a mess. Morgan and Moxey are not forgiven but are second at the moment to the club/team and its survival.

Ye Olde South Bank

Still not made my mind up about Dean Saunders, but at least it seems the team want to play for him, judging by recent results. Of course, for all I know, it might only be their wallets they're thinking of, but, as long as the job gets done, it's all that matters at the moment. Very well done, boys.

Best wishes to Sylvan on his recovery, as well as 'congrats' to Hunty for another decent display. Maybe Sako's loss has inspired the rest of 'em to perform now that they realise they no longer have the luxury of leaving everything to our French whizz kid. Whatever the inspiration, keep it going!

UTW.

PeteNuts

Were I a cynical man, I would be noting how remarkable it is that Hunt has again hit a rich vein of form just as the summer is starting to apply Windowlene to its many shop windows. But as you know, I am a heart-warmingly naïve idealist so all I will say is, the Gods are now with us, much as they continue to desert my agonised, spasmodic gastric system, and WE! ARE! STAYING UP!

Lord Molineux

Usual uneducated garbage purporting to be satire.

Hunt has just come back from a long term injury, he's played a handful of games and is now getting match fit. Nothing to do with Windowlene.

There's an anti-grease agent, isn't there, called Mr Sheen ?

Try it, instead of marking other posters punctuation and undermining players who are trying to make a difference.

PeteNuts

Oh God.

How, Lord (what kind of Lord are you? One of those types who brought a Lordship online for £19.99 because you thought it made you sound kinda zany around the office? Or just the Intergalactic High Lord Of Humourlessness?) can I not point out that you tried to use the semi-phrase "other posters' punctuation" and GOT THE PUNCTUATION WRONG IN IT?

You'll have to explain the Mr Sheen joke. Or better yet, improve on it. Vastly.

Cuddly Dudley

I wouldn't call you cynical Petenuts, just out of touch. The guy's only just come back from injury, give him a chance.

PeteNuts

I am. Did you not read my post? The bit about "were I a cynical man I would be noting etc"? I'm not a cynical man. So I'm not noting it.

Shall I speak slower for everybody? Sometimes I feel like I am attempting to explain the theory of evolution to a classroom full of captive chimps.

Bruce, Trinidad

Wow, nine points from three games. And how we needed them; even if we had drawn one of those three games we would still be in the drop zone. And if the teams behind us get points from their games in hand, we will be back in the bottom three. That just shows what deep trouble we were in (and still didn't seem to fully appreciate) a couple of weeks ago. Anyway we can now realistically say that staying up is a strong possibility, even if not a probability. Looking on the bright side, if we do stay up can anybody get Moxey to resign? He is really the cause of all our problems. Give DS a chance to prove himself. Morgan has been spending the money; but thanks mainly to Moxey the investments have been questionable.

pete kiddywulf

i for one haave booed the team and they deservedly got booed , as equally they are cheered now for at last showing the commitment and determination to win that was sadly lacking earlier and last season , i make no apologies for booing i was frustrated and hurt with our plight , the players hearts and minds were not on the job and it showed , as for hunt his been a revelation maybe some of that form is inspired by the boo boys and his way of shutting them , me up was by inspiring his teammates to better performances he has won that battle and i for one applaud what he has given to the cause in recent matches dont hate the booboys they voiced the frustrations of everyone , i admire the fans that back the team no matter what i do too but i hated seeing our proud team made to look second rate by teams we should have beaten . KEEP IT UP LADS !!! UP THE WOLVES .

Stafford wolf 1970

Farmer Ted. Spot on mate. There is only a few that talk sense on this site and you are one of them. Grace, jiwal etc talk cack.

Grace

Agreed

It was a very good post, excellent in fact, like most of his posts are.

As for me, I suggest you do a little archiving before you make your I'll informed judgements.

I say it as I see it & give credit where it's due & criticise when required & in truth there hasn't been much to applaud over the last couple of yrs until very recently.

Sorry, I don't do blind faith, but if that's me talking cack, well it seems you'd know more about that than I would.

Regards

The Grace

forever

stafford wolf 1970-You're right about Jiwal but not Grace always is fair and doesn't talk cack..could name some others who do!!!

Noisy

I'll speak up for you Grace, funny how there are always new posters when we win slagging off people for being negative - where are you when we lose? Jiwal on the other hand has a reputation (and indeed nom de plume) to live up to that has been going 30 years to my knowledge. That's a long time without a positive thought, but he says it how he sees it from his dark world. If you want utter rubbish there are far worse, keep an eye out for sd, for some fine examples.

Grace

HAHA

Cheers Guys

Thanks for your support.

Very Decent of you!!!

mardygit.

Grace, are you the lady along with your husband from whom i got my supporter membership card from in the late eighties , you used to operate from the corner of the Stan Cullis before the ground was rebuilt.

forever

If I remember Grace is a man!!!

Grace

Haha

Erm, no mate

Wrong sex!!!

Haha