January 24, 2011
When Sian Massey kept her flag at her side as Raul Meireles raced through the Wolves defence at the weekend, the television camera zoomed in on the young assistant referee. Everyone thought it was offside and the headline writers were ready to pounce.
How can a woman understand the offside rule and how will the feeble creature be able to keep up with these magnificent men on the field? That was the attitude many seemed to hold before kick off. Sky presenter Richard Keys and pundit Andy Gray have been suspended for their allegedly sexist remarks ahead of the game.
Everyone in old gold on Saturday was willing her to wave that flag, save us a goal and prevent all hell breaking loose in the media about the foolishness about putting a woman on the touchline.
January 17, 2011
There are two ways to lose a football match and Wolves did it the good way at Manchester City. We found glory in defeat by giving everything at the City of Manchester Stadium. In the end, we came up just a little short against a team bursting with stellar names including the brilliant Carlos Tevez.
It was a close thing on the field, but the fixture and the days before it highlighted just how big the gap is in resources between the clubs at the top of the league and the bottom.
January 6, 2011
The champions were outfought, outworked and outmuscled at Molineux on Wednesday night and Wolves climbed out of the bottom three for the first time since October. After the game Drogba and Terry both complimented Mick McCarthy and said his team deserved to win.
Not only does that give us 21 points from 21 games – well on target for survival – but it also has to bring great confidence going in to a difficult series of fixtures.