SK Hall gives us his thought on a bad day at the office for Wolves against Sheffield Wednesday.
I really don’t know where to begin with this really.
In truth it would have been a better afternoon if i’d stayed in the Unicorn pub in Worksop than watching the dross we were served up again.
To call that a performance would be a blatant lie.
It was pitiful, pathetic and quite frankly down right embarrassing to be taught a footballing lesson yet again.
However as has been the story of this season in general, things started off ok and when Afobe converted from the penalty spot following a foul on Doherty it seemed like it would be business as usual at Hillsborough.
But no, this is 2015/16 where any kind of joy and happiness is destroyed as soon as possible and when Wednesday themselves were handed a penalty shortly after the writing was on the wall.
There might be some debate about whether a foul should be given from where the offence started from rather than where it finished but the fact is in hindsight it didn’t matter.
Of course it would be the panto villain of last seasons Watford visit Forestieri, who would score from the spot and then add to his tally just 5 minutes later.
A long ball down the middle with Batth failing to deal with the danger and it found its way to Forestieri just inside the box who mishit it past Ikeme.
With 25 minutes gone it was pretty much game over.
Instead of trying to get back into the game, Wolves just sat back and defended, encouraging Wednesday to come forward.
It was ridiculous and apart from a rare foray up the pitch where Byrne managed to head over from another great Graham cross it was one way traffic and could have been 3 or 4 at half time.
Perhaps the best way to sum up the first half was in the comical back pass situation where Ebanks-Landell knocked the ball back to Ikeme who instead of kicking the ball out, dived onto it to smother it.
It was obviously a back pass and so led to the farcical situation of having a wall on the goal-line. Even from this they nearly scored.
The second half couldn’t get any worse than how the first ended and some of them looked like they’d had a rocket at half time but, as night follows day it all went wrong again.
A complete failure to clean the lines led to the ball falling to Pudil just outside the area who had time to manoeuvre himself into a position to place the ball into the corner of the net.
The final nail though came from a Wolves throw on the halfway line.
McDonald collected the ball but as he strolled back towards his own goal with the ball got dispossessed and the ball laid into Hooper who just poked it past Ikeme.
If there was a review of the first half of this season it would be titled ‘Football Reasons’.
The Stearman sale looks even more ridiculous now than ever when we are left with Batth as tthe best defender at the club when he is bang average at best.
Ebanks-Landell is either not ready and/or not good enough at this level and Ikeme is an enigma wrapped up in a riddle right now.
Until his injury part way through last season he had been a great keeper for us but you can see why first Kuszczak last season and Martinez this have both replaced him.
Again at Hillsborough he was stupidly erratic, charging around like a bull on heat with seemingly no composure or idea what he was supposed to be doing.
If we had been facing a team who were more clinical this game could have been even more humiliating than it was.
Jackett though has to take the blame for all of this.
Playing James Henry in the 10 role when there are players at the club such as Wallace and Byrne who have both played there before is stupid. dropping your only fit left back for an average right back clearly worked wonders and will probably see Golbourne back on boxing day with the incident never mentioned again.
I have wrote about this all season long that a change needs to happen now, it has gone too far and we are too much of a shambles now for him to turn around.
If not League One is a very real fear.