I’ve narrowed our problems on the pitch down to two areas – attack and defence.
It really is that bad at the moment at Wolves.
We’re failing to put away our chances and we’re leaking goals.
No amount of praise for our hard work or quality of our football is going to save us.
We simply need to shore up the defence and start hitting the back of the net or we’re down.
The defeat at Blackpool was a prime example of what is happening at the moment.
We’ve finally managed to stop conceding late goals, but instead we’ve started letting them in during the first couple of minutes.
Varney’s screamer at Bloomfield Road came in the third minute.
It followed Stearman’s own goal in the first minute against Bolton the week before.
It the Chamakh in the first minute against Arsenal the week before that too.
It would almost be funny if our situation wasn’t so desperate.
On top of that, we created 19 chances against Ian Holloway’s side and scored once.
Even then it was a Doyle header when their big centre half was off the pitch.
Blackpool had 13 chances and scored twice.
The corner count tells its own story too. We had 11 to their four.
We’ve got nine points from 14 games now which means we need three wins from the next four games to simply get back on target for survival this season.
I would love to believe we could do that but it’s not realistic. We’ll more likely have to catch up on points over the next 14 games.
Even then we’ll be left with a tough battle along the final straight.
Some will be looking to the January transfer window as an opportunity for Mick to salvage the season.
But I’m not sure where he can strengthen in order to change things around.
We’re not going to recruit a striker that is better than Doyle, Fletcher or Ebanks-Blake.
Looking at the amount of chances we create, the supply line isn’t the problem so there is little point in splashing out on wingers or attacking midfielders.
A defender or two perhaps, but will they be able to slot straight in to the team and perform any better than our current lot?
It’s not the players’ ability that is the problem at the moment, neither is it the tactics.
It’s concentration, mentality and confidence and spending money can’t solve thses things.
You have to play your way out of this type of crisis but it takes time.
But time is limited so every day that it doesn’t happen takes you closer to relegation.
Even optimists like me are starting to lose belief.
I hope the players aren’t.