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Good Result for Wolves, BUT....

Sunday 15th January 2012
Today at White Hart Lane, fans witnessed a Wolves side with determination and hunger. A Wolves side who realise that they are in a relegation battle and need to scrap for every point. And a draw is the least they deserved at Spurs.

I attended the dour FA Cup third round tie against Birmingham a week ago and I came away from that game believing that Wolves were near enough certainties for the drop. They lacked quality, idea's and in general, looked poor.

Despite the impressive, hard earned point today, I still think they will go down...Unless they get rid of Mick McCarthy, now.

Wolves fans wanting a rant at me right now, hear me out.

Its not that Mad Mick has done a poor job, because he hasn't. He has turned Wolves into a Premier League side at the very least. But they have been in this position too many times now and I don't believe McCarthy has the tactical know-how to steer them away from the drop zone.

He has spent a fair bit of money on average players (ie- Doyle, Hunt, Berra, Johnson, Stearman). There is no doubting Mick's motivational skills, but while he is at the helm, Wolves will be no more than a lacklusture top flight side.

This is a club with a Chairman ambitious enough to increase the capacity of the Molineux. A chairman who has backed the manager heavily to bring in players he indentified to be improving the team. And now its about time this chairman had a manager who could match his ambitions.

Wolves will never win the league or finish in the top four. But why can't they be a mid table side pushing for Europe? Or even win a cup? Birmingham proved last season that anyone can win a cup! This season's league cup final will feature one of either Crystal Palace or Cardiff City. But when it comes to cup competitions, McCarthy always tends to field weakened sides. Understandable? Probably because of the position they find themselves in. Mick is always concentrating all his energy on surviving.

What Wolves need is a manager who can push them up to mid table mediocrity. But that is also a manager who can deliver a piece of silverware and re-pay the chairman's hard work and faith.

But who would they get?

The usual names float around being linked with every job...Two good managers have just been hired (Martin O'Neill and Mark Hughes). But Steve Bruce maybe? Or how about Neil Warnock? No. These two are not proven enough to take Mick McCarthy's job.

Or how about Gus Poyet? He is a genuine football manager and can build a good squad. But for me, the favourite would have to be Gianfranco Zola. He was my second choice at Birmingham before we hired Chris Hughton.

He had bad luck at West Ham, no-one could have worked under the circumstances he had to. He would have kept them up. The Hammers thought the grass was going to be greener by sacking him and bringing in Avram Grant...look what happened!

Onwards and upwards for Wolves? Maybe. But it has to be Aurevoir Mick and thanks for all your hard work.

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Rob Wildey

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