NICK PARKES DISCUSSES THE THINGS WE LEARNT FROM FOREST V WOLVES
1. A sinking ship without its skipper
To few people’s surprise, Neves picked up his 10th booking of the season meaning he misses the next two “finals” we have. How big of a loss will it be to this side? Only time will tell.
2. THE COUNTER
Forest are known for their deadly front 3 working well together and it was evident on Saturday. The concerning thing is that we were counter attacked with ease but without actually attacking ourselves. I have never known a team countered so many times yet causing absolutely nothing going forward.
3. THE REF WASN'T HALF BAD
After some appalling officiating of late and considering the tension between the two teams, Chris Kavanagh held control and had a very fair and consistent performance. Didn’t let the situation overwhelm him and played each moment as he saw it. Rather refreshing to say the least.
4. JULEN'S CONFUSION
Wolves fans are getting slightly concerned by Julen’s re-active approach rather than pro-active. He puts all his eggs in the substitute basket and luckily Podence bailed his manager out. It was not a good starting line-up, too many round pegs in square holes. We have a serious relegation battle on our hands and Julen seems to be tickering a little too much.
5. not bad Toti
Probably the biggest surprise in the first 11 was the inclusion of Toti; also out of position. And considering he was faced up against Forest’s biggest goal threat, I thought he handled himself very nicely. Struggled at times when defending against Johnson but looked sharp going forward. Not bad after being in the wilderness for so long.
6. TEN FINALS BECOME NINE
Another very poor performance from an underperforming team, yet we managed to pick up a point which could be huge come the end of the season. Up next another underperforming team in Chelsea. We need to turn up and perform better than we have done of late. Keep the faith!
ARTICLE BY NICK PARKES
Hi, I’m Nick! Born in Wolverhampton and currently living in Barcelona. I’ve been a Wolves fan since birth (dad’s choice) and was a North Bank season ticket holder in my younger days. My favourite all-time player, Bully!
I’m an English teacher by trade and when I’m not scolding teenagers in the class, I’m either running, gardening or watching cricket!