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Why can Wolves FC NEVER find the jugular ?

Discussion in 'Molineux Mix Archive' started by Onlywolf, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. Onlywolf

    Onlywolf Has a lot to say

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    Watford scoring 7 in the second half really brings home what a dull footballing side Wolves FC are - year after year after year - when was the last time we had the crowd going nuts with flowing exciting football?, football that doesn't involve putting everyone to sleep by 95 passes in our own half before getting to the half way line ?
    We just hire a succession of managers that don't know where the net is - even in crappy League 1 we scored more than 3 just 3 times (excluding Rotherham who scored 4 against us)

    We go 1 up or 2-1 up its revert to **** the fans lets go into a cocoon and sneak over the line week after week. We don't need to put on a show for the PAYING public.

    The continual employment of Leon Clarke typifies who we are - he would have been shown the door by every other club in this league with his ludicrous record but we keep him because one day he MIGHT get a goal! Because we only need the one goal to win a game right !

    We must have the shortest fingernails in the business - I'm sick to death of never getting a comfortable game! Of continuously looking at the ref to blow for full time

    We are next to Watford in the league - their goal difference PLUS 25, ours ......MINUS 2 !

    Frustrated rant over !
     
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  2. Oldgold Wolfcub

    Oldgold Wolfcub Just doesn't shut up

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    Why blame a player who is not in the team rather than the ones who are?
    Why could Pressley get Clarke scoring and not Jackett?
    If Jackett has not got that mean streak that brings about the clinical approach to score he needs to bring in a coach who can install that into the players.
    Today we had a chance to become serious contenders and we showed we a not up to it yet.
     
  3. Onlywolf

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    Read it again and you will get your answer - it typifies who Wolves FC are!
     
  4. Oldgold Wolfcub

    Oldgold Wolfcub Just doesn't shut up

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    I have read it again.
    Clarke was signed because of his goal scoring tally at the time. It is called insurance. He now has a contract due to run out soon. How exactly can we get rid of him? He is not being played if there is a reasonable alternative.
    I agree with what I believe is your viewpoint about the team but although I think that Kenny has good strengths he also has weaknesses and that is the lack of being clinical or to put it another way going for the jugular.
     
  5. wolvesjoe

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    Clarke is the kind of player who can pop up with a vital goal as he has shown this season twice. Also the kind of player, who one can imagine going on a little run of getting goals.

    Daft decision by Jackett today to put 3 defenders on the bench in front of Clarke. He is stubborn sometimes and it clouds his judgement.
     
  6. Wagstaffe Was Magic

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    3 defenders on the bench against a team low on confidence and conceded how many last week?

    Whats the thinking there? Can anyone explain on KJ's behalf?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  7. WednesburyWolf

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    Playing a back six doesn't help.
     
  8. bigbluewolf

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    Playing against Charlton's 8 man defence today didn't help either.
     
  9. maws

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    If you find wolves FC so boring go follow someone else! Yep today was dire but anyone who thinks following wolves is dull is mad , not many teams in the last 10 years have had the roller coaster we have
     
  10. WonderWolf

    WonderWolf WoWoWoobsykins

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    It's the same old $$$$.

    Unable to unlock a determined side but still manage to look shaky when they attack with just two players. #Wolvesaywe!
     
  11. Hebburn Wolves

    Hebburn Wolves Just doesn't shut up

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    playing one up front doesnt help the goals for
     
  12. Barnet Wolves

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    Our teams are set up not to lose primarily, you're not going to get swashbuckling footie with that mind set. Perhaps the reason we play like this because if we try to play with more adventure and lose then the fans go ape and demand a change in leadership. The next manager comes in fully aware that he must set up a team not to lose.

    It's for this reason Wolves FC can never find the jugular.
     
  13. SmokeyGB

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    I'm sure as hell they'll train a match situation odd v evens in a half pitch, just to try and break down teams.... If not then I'm afraid we seriously need to change our training methods.
    I know I do with my U15's, learning to break down a packed defensive in numbers and quick movement/passing....
     
  14. Oldgold Wolfcub

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    We needed to do something different. Just too predictable. Yes Clarke could have been an option. I even thought at one point especially at set pieces try bringing Iorfa into the box to add height and uncertainty.
     
  15. Barnet Wolves

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    By your own logic you should go follow another team ;)
     
  16. maws

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    No I shouldn't as I don't expect every game to be a classic, I follow wolves through the good and bad, I go to hull on a Tuesday night knowing we probably will lose, but the spark in me says we can win, like the few 100 others who went. Sorry to disappoint you but I can accept wolves being dire, I can accept wolves players not playing well, without the need for a sense of doom. I won't be at Bolton as I'm in London, but I'll be at Reasing I'll be at Huddersfield and I'll be hoping (not demanding ) we play well and win. The day I expect wolves to win and it's a crisis that they don't is the day I support Man U Chelsea or Man City, oh wait how have they all got on this weekend!!!!!!!

    Taking one quote out of context isn't clever , though didn't you agree with the Sir Jack is a racist comment????
     
  17. Wednesbury Wolf

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    Jackett is simply a manager who doesn't believe in winning from the front and plenty of other managers are just the same.

    We aren't ever going to get exciting football from his teams he's more of a reliable and predictable type bloke.

    Some teams find that lucky medium where they can be exciting and also not shed goals I can't ever remember us having a side like that in the higher divisions since the 50/60's.
     
  18. wvwolf

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    Because we aim to play patient possession football?
     
  19. reanswolf

    reanswolf MolMix's Manchester United Cheerleader-in-Chief

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    It is a fine line between what is an attractive passing game and tedious Hoddle-esque training session type football.

    The ideas are right but we simply need more finesse and pace about our game, and that costs money. As usual with Wolves, our problems for me to stem from midfield which is a bit one-paced with no forward motion.
     
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    We need a creative centre mid as everyone keeps saying
     
  21. Essex Wolf

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    Many reasons given to answer the OP and most make sense but the one that stands out is highlighted by Barnet for me. KJ sends his teams out not to lose initially.

    I honestly believe that if the team had just that little bit more quality to add some flair and inject some excitement then this would change.
     
  22. Barnet Wolves

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    Oh we have something in common
     
  23. maws

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    Nope we don't, you play childish games I just comment on the team I love, bye
     
  24. wwbug

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    This post reflects a longterm frustration. Not just about Clarke. We have seen some fantastic FA cup football this weekend. When was the last time anyone on this board saw a great Carling Cup or FA cup game. We are missing the heart of SJH. "One of us"
     
  25. Dewsburywolf

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    Half of the time Wolves can't even find the circus never mind ................................
     
  26. German Wolf

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    Very selective. Just checked and we scored 3 goals ELEVEN times last season - and that doesn't count those three times when we scored more. Yes, I (we all) want us to be free scoring and getting promotion too!
     
  27. FLEET WOLF

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    Unfortunately, the way we play, a bit safety first, isn't necessarily going to be very helpful if we get to the play-offs-that is all about cup football and teams having a bit of a go-so a team like Watford, if they don't make automatic, will be favourites over us or teams like us.
     
  28. The Eternal Flame

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    I agree that and it can be very frustrating at times, the game against Birmingham typified this. A team that had been humiliated the week before with no confidence arrive at Molineux. Rather than attacking them from the off, we sat so deeply and rarely got out of our own half in the first 45 minutes and in this time you could see Birmingham grow in confidence, we should have thrown everything at them in the first half and they would have crumbled.

    I think the issue is partly to do with the manager and partly the players. You look at top footballing sides like a Man U of a few years ago and they are able to vary their game and adjust to the opposition, they could tippy tap or play long at will. Our lot seem to have been drilled into a playing pattern before the game and if it is not working out seem to be unable or are too frightened to adjust the game plan on the pitch. This is were you need experienced leaders in the team such as Paul Ince and others who can play heads up football and lead the rest of the team during the game even taking the game by the scruff of the neck and making tactical adjustments as he sees them and stand up to the manager to justify his actions afterwards. With such a young team, I don't believe we have players with that strength of character or experience for obvious reasons which is why we tend to play so poorly in the first half if the game plan isn't working waiting for KJs tactical changes at half time. Unfortunately the managers problem is that the game plan seemed to fail in the first half of most games since October.
     

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