I really don’t know where to begin with this one.
As a positive i guess the only thing that came out of the game was that before kick off the starting line-up was unchanged from the brilliant win on saturday at Birmingham.
And then the game started and that was that.
It truly was one of the biggest disappointments i’ve ever felt watching Wolves, and over the last 20 years there has been a lot of them.
To go from the stability, composure and tactical supremacy of just 3 days ago to this diabolical bile is unbelievable.
Not only is it unbelievable, it is totally unacceptable to put in a level of performance like that full stop, let alone away from home midweek when people have taken time off work to be there to witness it.
The players have to take a share of the blame of course. Only Martinez can really hold his head up and say he played well.
But saying that, they looked totally confused at times.
The Jack Price situation seemed to have been overcome at the weekend with Coady playing brilliantly in that role as well as showing attacking intent.
3 points from 12 without Price starting though now shows this was an anomaly.
Coady was utterly useless tonight, couldn’t control the ball, constantly got caught in possession and looked disinterested.
Edwards and McDonald were also ineffective.
Now there is an answer for this, and that is the tactics.
4-2-3-1 is our formation of choice, the players know that and it works.
So to come to a Bristol City side fighting down the bottom of the league, change the formation to a ridiculous 4-1-4-1 with Edwards playing deep and McDonald anchoring the midfield is just idiotic.
Dave Edwards is a great attacking midfielder as shown by his goals. He is not and never has been a defensive midfielder or someone able to play in a flat 4 midfield.
Of course this all changed and then McDonald was asked to sit deep and Coady and Edwards asked to alternate who pushed forwards. Neither worked.
No-one knew what they were doing or where they were supposed to play.
Byrne looked promising again on the left wing but was then taken off at half time to be replaced by Le Fondre.
As was Afobe who was again starved of service and looked totally isolated.
So rather than sure up the midfield he is replaced with Grant Holt and the system changed in the end to 3-5-2.
A system I might add that we have never used outside of training and one which totally didn’t work.
If anything it made things worse.
So with only 1 substitution left and chasing the game because of Kodjia’s brilliant headed goal just before half time, the best thing to do would be to bring on a goal threat or someone creative to find something from nothing.
But no, Coady was replaced by Matt Doherty with Henry going into central midfield.
Lunatics running the asylum spring to mind.
Amazingly Wolves could have nicked a point at the death when Doherty was pulled down in the area which looked like a clear penalty for me but it would have be a total injustice.
The telling point of the night though was the reaction of the away fans. They are now starting to turn on Jackett and he only has himself to blame.
Saturday can’t come quickly enough really. A tried and tested sensible 4-2-3-1 formation with Price in for Coady, Edwards off Afobe and Byrne starting on the left.
Not really rocket science but anything but this and the crowd will be on his back before a ball is even kicked.