Wolves make it six without a win following Saturday’s 1-0 defeat against Huddersfield. Stu Hall gives us his views on the game.
If this nonsense carries on for much longer the straight jackets will be coming for Kenny.
It does seem like he has completely lost the plot.
The starting line-up lottery was back in full swing this week with Rowe and Mason recalled with Price ridiculously dropped and Henry out injured.
Not one person in the away end before kick off thought we would get any kind of result with such a terrible starting midfield and so it proved to be.
It really was ridiculous.
At times Rowe seemed to be up front with Siggy in a 4-4-2 with Saville on the left wing.
Others saw VLP on the left and Mason on the right.
Absolutely nothing made any sense and it screamed the actions of a desperate man.
Of course, having the 2 best midfielders at the club fit and on the bench doesn’t help matters but there was absolutely no need to change things like this again.
As for the match itself, everything was all too predictable.
Yes the conditions weren’t the best but what kind of manager blames the wind for us not having a shot on target in the first half?
Huddersfield didn’t either although they did have one attempt from Paterson that hit the post which was closer than Wolves got.
The second half wasn’t much better in terms of quality although Mason did have the ball in the net from the best move of the match. A through ball from Sigurdarson left him with just the keeper to beat which he did neatly only to be ruled offside.
The decision was marginal but probably the right call.
Bar that and Mason putting one over the bar from 15 yards out following a save from a Siggy shot, they were the best chances Wolves had.
Not that the Terriers had the majority of possession though which has been the theme of the majority of Wolves matches the last month or so. They simply took their chance when it came.
A simple cross field ball fell to Husband on the edge of the area who whipped in a low cross for Wells to tap in totally unmarked from 4 yards out.
The awful Danny Batth nearly made it 2-0 with him stupidly losing the ball close to the half way line only for Bunn to panic and try to chip Ikeme rather than face off one on one.
There was a late rally in the dying minutes featuring Ikeme going up for a corner but apart from Mason trying to round the keeper and either stepping on the ball or being challenged, there would be no reply.
Indeed only Mason and Siggy came out of that game with any credit. They were starved of service but when they did have the ball, both looked lively and dangerous.
No-one else would get a rating above 4 if I was marking out of 10.
They are not totally at fault though; most of them look confused and bewildered about what they are supposed to be doing.
Others such as Rowe and Saville are just not good enough in the roles they are being asked to play.
It is a total shambles and there doesn’t seem to be an end to the charade any time soon.