It might be the high of three wins out of three. Or perhaps it’s the warm feeling that you get from outpassing and outclassing a team that accused you of dirty tactics last season. Whatever it is, it has got me thinking about the Wolves squad and just how flippin’ brilliant it is.
I know a lot of fans wanted us to bring in a couple more players this summer. Some still say we need to strengthen in certain positions, notably at left-back. But watching a team made up mainly of second stringers put a plucky Northampton side to the sword on Tuesday night, it made me realise that Mick now has a really strong squad at his disposal.
Look at the teams below – it shows that we have at least two players for each position, none of which I would be scared to play in a Premier League game.
FIRST CHOICE and SECOND CHOICE
Hennessey - De Vries
Foley - Zubar
Johnson - Stearman
Berra - Craddock
Elokobi - Ward
Jarvis - Hammill
Henry - Guedioura
O’Hara - Milijas
Hunt - Kightley
Doyle - Ebanks-Blake
Fletcher - Vokes
Now I’m not saying that the second string above is good enough to win many games in the Premier League. I reckon it could take on anyone in the Championship though. With the right manager, it might even win it. What it shows is that if we lose two or three first choice players to injury, there are replacements who can do the job.
It’s early days of course but so far I really can’t be anything other than positive about the season. If you’re unhappy about something at Wolves right now then you need to look at your own life and wonder what is wrong with it.
Just remember how we were out-thought by Fulham last season, how Danny Murphy accused us of being a dirty side and how we struggled for weeks to disprove that assertion. At the weekend we played his precious Fulham side off the pitch. It was as simple as that.
And it’s so re-assuring that Jarvis looks like he’s back to his pre-England form and both Fletcher and Doyle have got amongst the goals in the league.
All is well.
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