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Wolverhampton Wanderers
April 26, 2010
Posted by Daniel Pountney on 04/26/2010

It’s official – Wolverhampton Wanderers will be a Premier League side again next season.
Survival is a massive achievement for Mick McCarthy and his team.
There are no superstars at Wolves; just a dedicated board, manager, coaching staff and squad of players who all did their job magnificently this season.
Hard work, discipline, organisation and tactical know-how is what you need in the hardest league in the world and Wolves have proved they have got bags of it.

April 19, 2010
Posted by Daniel Pountney on 04/19/2010

George Elokobi has been getting a rough ride from Wolves fans in recent weeks. I agree that sometimes he has been frustrating with his passing but the big left-back was the star of the show in the 0-0 draw at Fulham.

If there was an award for tackle-of-the season, he would surely have it in the bag.

April 12, 2010
Posted by Daniel Pountney on 04/12/2010

It’s not something I’ll be voicing in the pubs around Wolverhampton, but I was happy to see that lot down the road being promoted.
It had been an ongoing source of frustration for me that the West Midlands had fallen from its historic pedestal as a regional football powerhouse.
Next season though, if Wolves stay up, we’ll have all four of our big clubs in the top flight.
The Midlands will take its rightful place with Lancashire and London as the hotbed of Premier League football.
Here’s one for the statisticians amongst you – when was the last time that Wolves, Albion, Blues and Villa were together in the top tier of English football?

April 7, 2010
Posted by Daniel Pountney on 04/07/2010

Thanks to Andre Marriner’s harsh decision at the Emirates, we are without our captain for three games.
I’m not sure that having the skipper on the field for the full 90 against Arsenal would have changed the result – the Gunners score a phenomenal amount of late goals and we didn’t deal with that threat well enough.
I’m more concerned about being without Henry for the next few games.