Approximately half way through a grueling Championship season and Wolves lead the chasing pack of Reading and Birmingham by 5 and 7 points respectively. And whilst all of the Molineux contingent would have bit your hands off for this at the beggining of the season, Wolves fans remain suprisingly pessimistic.
True. Two consecutive home defeats is cause for concern if you are gunning for a spot in the greatest league on earth. But try telling that to Charlton and Southampton supporters who turn up week in week out, just to see their team deliver another atrocious display.
However, the midlands club have to live up to the performances they set earlier in the campaign that included a ruthless destruction of Nottingham Forest and an almost immaculate performance at Deepdale, so a narrow home defeat to a Premiership club is seen as an opportunity spurrned to raise a few more eyebrows amongst critics.
On the whole though, the Wanderers have gone about their business very professionally, hiding behind the inevitable limelight that surrounds the flair that Birmingham posses and Reading’s Irish contingent, to display some classy victories that seem worthy of a top flight club.
Wolves also have shown they have some backbone when things havent been going all their way.
Neil Collins powerful header that won a bruising encounter against a dogged Doncaster and Ebanks-Blake’s late strike to deny Birmingham a win at Molineux, could just be as vital as the thrashings handed out earlier in the season.
If this Championship race does indeed turn out to be a Three horse race – as many predict it will – then I very much doubt that the team who finishes outside the top two will be celebrating at Wembley come May.
Have a good week!
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