Fair play to you Mick

Despite giving him a bit of stick on this blog in the past, I have to give Mick McCarthy credit where credit is due. To find a run of form at this stage of the season as Wolves have done is priceless and it looks to have set them up for another season in the top flight.

Wolves’ win over West Ham tonight gave them their 7th point from their last three away games. In the last 11 days, Wolves have won 2-1 at Burnley, held Villa to a 2-2 draw, and now tonights 3-1 win.

Surely in their wildest dreams they would have optimistically hoped at best for a maximum of 4 points from a run of three away games.

In my view Wolves are almost safe as this latest win puts them 7 points clear of the bottom three, and with a far better goal difference as well.

Add to that the form of Kevin Doyle, despite only scoring twice this year he is in good form and is leading the line well, but more importantly the team are now starting to find the net more regularly.

With Everton visiting Molineux on Saturday, Wolves good run of form will be again tested, 3 points from that one might well be enough to stay up, although I think McCarthy would want 6 to be sure.

But what a stage of the season to put a run of results like that together at, Wolves are now out to 6/1 with Ladbrokes and Coral to be relegated, I certainly wouldn’t be putting anything on that outcome.

The Village Idiot strikes again

Mick McCarthy’s aftermatch interview on Tuesday night was some viewing. He normally reminds me of a village idiot with his accent and appearance, but on Tuesday night he even spoke like one.

If his comment that Kevin Doyle’s performance was the best ever seen from a centre forward at Molineux wasn’t enough for a good laugh, then his follow up comment “If anybody has seen a better performance than that, I’d like to see it on DVD or Tape or 8-Track or Cathay Pacific from all the way back“, certainly was.

We can only assume that as he said “Cathay Pacific from all the way back“, he must have meant ‘Pathe News’.

Does he seriously expect us to believe that a performance without a goal is better than any from the likes of Steve Bull or Derek Dougan, etc?

I’m not saying Doyle didn’t play well, but he didn’t exactly put four past Liverpool, did he!

As for the Cathay Pacific remark, what the hell was he thinking.

Good publicity for the airline, thats for sure. Maybe they could recruit him for a new advertising campaign. But then again, maybe not if they are serious about carrying on in business.

Imagine his face on the side of the airline!!

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a better performance from the Village Idiot, thats for sure.