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THE TAMING OF THE WOLVES

01-12-2009

It’s trial by radio for our Blues blogger Andy Munro who can’t quite believe the ease with which three points were taken from a toothless Wolves.

If I’m honest this was a game that I looked forward to only with a great deal of trepidation.

Whilst our record against the Wolves, over the last few years, might have been fairly impressive, I’m old enough to remember the Blues team being bullied by the Bull (and Don Goodman) and before that ‘the Doog’.

This was always accompanied by the natural arrogance of a set of fans who still thought that Billy Wright was their centre half and that their next match was against Honved.

Anyway I had decided to book my usual Sunday morning five a side and watch it on the box…then to my chagrin I found out that it wasn’t being shown (not even by ESPN). Consequently it was trial by radio and therefore the usual nerve racking situation of an excitable commentator high on adrenalin who could make a nil nil draw sound like the ultimate goalfest.

Initially I expected the Blues to be under the cosh but in fact it proved the reverse with Lee Bowyer opening the scoring – I’m reluctantly gaining a grudging respect for Lee and, let’s face it, everybody deserves a second(or even third and fourth) chance.

For the rest of the half it was a case of why didn’t we score more against a toothless Wolves with the ‘gnawing’ concern that we might rue not cashing in on our superiority before the end of ninety minutes.

True to form,the Wolves came out for the second half rejuvenated and launched the sort of aerial bombardment not seen since Coventry in the Blitz. Thankfully the days of relying on Tiny Taylor and Jaidi are a distant nightmare with the current pairing of Roger Johnston (a colossus) and Dann (anything but desperate).

In fact apart from a great save from Joe Hart it was aptly as comfortable as the proverbial Sunday stroll in the park.

Whilst we are certainly not completely out of the Premiership woods, Wolves are currently penned into the darkest corner. Afterwards I’m afraid I was guilty of gloating at the dreariness of complaining Wolves fans on the local radio phone in.

In fact the Blues were so impressive that even born again‘Big Ron’felt compelled to complement us.

Roll on Wigan!

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