After getting frustrated by all the negativity surrounding Wolves, David Handley tries to picks out the positives around the club.
Sure, Wolves are rubbish; not just at football but as a club in general. But, really, think about this for a second; when have we not been rubbish? – I’m 26, I’ve been a Wolves fan all of my life, and when I think about it we’ve probably has 2 or 3 good seasons in that time, 5 at a push. The remainder of my time as a Season Ticket Holder / Casual fan has been spent either drinking too much and not remembering matches – Man United at home when Sam Vokes apparently missed a sitter, staying up town with friends and missing entire matches, or a combination of those 2 and trying to get off with girls in the crowd / corporate / behind the bar.
Seriously; a couple of Mick’s seasons were good, winning the league was brilliant, the play-off winning season under Dave Jones and League 1 under Jackett. Apart from that, we’ve been Wolves; the team that we get taunts / sympathy from our mates for supporting. A club who hasn’t really gone anywhere in years, and a club with no positive changes on the horizon. The players’ aren’t good enough, the manager is out of his depth and the board are clueless, heartless, soulless business men only interest in building houses and profit margins.
But, let’s try and find some positives, yeah?
We’re not going down
We’re bad, yes, and boring, god yes. But we’re also almost safe from relegation for this season. Kenny will continue to bore us t safety and another year in the championship. Sure, it won’t be pretty but we won’t go down. Although, I’m sure that if you wanted to put a bet on us going down then we may still be decent odds which would cushion the blow a bit if it did happen…
No-one else is doing much better
Sure Leicester are absolutely the best team in the world, ever. But in close proximity to us? Albion and Villa may both be in the Premier League, but Villa are awful and are definitely going down. and Albion are boring, hoof ball merchants with their best player left on the bench, desperate to leave. Blues are doing ok, to be fair, they have a really good young manager, but still there are only really mid-table in the same league as us. Walsall, they might get promoted, but then someone will buy Bradshaw, Henry, Sawyers et al and they will get relegated back to League One.
This freaks me out a bit. I’m not at all happy that a lot of Wolves team are my age or younger (26). And I’m hugely concerned that our most exciting players are around a decade younger than me. But in Ronan, Ennis, Bright, Armstrong and Carnat, we have a group of really promising, exciting footballers who could come into our squad in the next couple of years.
It can’t last forever
Football clubs are getting investment left, right and centre at the moment. Wolves is an iconic club, no matter how naff we are at the moment. Surely we’re an attractive proposition to someone – The Academy, training ground and Molineux are all Premier League standard, with the potential to be even more. If the asking price is right then someone must fancy their chances of turning our fortunes round. Surely. Surely.
Now, WWFC Fancast in no way endorses or condones excessive or binge drinking. But sometimes there’s no real alternative. Alcohol and Wolverhampton Wanderers go hand in hand to somehow create great memories from very little. In fact, maybe, at the moment, just stay in the bar. Keep drinking until we get a new owner, until Connor Ronan has replaced Dave Edwards in the hole, until we get some exciting football. Out of darkness cometh light, but sometimes a pint is as good as a torch.
Chin Up. X