A Gold And Black Perspective

So for those of you that don't know by now (where have you been?!) my lovely other half is a massive Wolves fan. Of course with me living in Wolverhampton that's hardly shocking is it? Anyways, as i did last season i have requested that he gives The Liver Bird a taste of how they are feeling on the opposite side in the run up to Wednesday night's clash.

My match preview will be up at some point tomorrow but for the time being enjoy...

Wolverhampton Wanderers/Stoke City Premiership 11.04.10 Photo: Tim Parker Fotosports International Matt Jarvis Wolverhampton Wanderers 2009/10 Photo via Newscom
One to watch Matt Jarvis...

Wolves head to Anfield on the back of a demoralising home defeat to relegation rivals Wigan Athletic. It certainly spoilt my Boxing Day, though it came as no major surprise.

That defeat probably marks the lowest point of our season. Beaten at home by Wigan and bottom of the league. Not quite bottom at Christmas, but close enough. In truth, it's looking pretty hopeless.

But we are just the sort of team who could pull out a result on Wednesday night. Last season, we were beaten home and away by Portsmouth but did the double over Spurs. That's how frustrating it can be to support Wolverhampton Wanderers. We played Man. City off the park and beat them well earlier in the season and then succumbed to Wigan yesterday getting exactly what we deserved; nothing.

So, there is still hope for Wednesday, as the start of every new game, and we are still only three points from safety. We've come close to getting draws at Stamford Bridge and Old Trafford already this season, so there definitely is hope.

While a trip to Anfield is perhaps not as daunting as it once was, Liverpool are still a force to be reckoned with on their own patch. Couple that with our dreadful away form which has seen us take just one point from eight games and it doesn't bode well. Though that point did come in Liverpool in our 1-1 draw at Goodison back in August, so I hope that's an omen.

Who should Liverpool fans be quaking in their boots about in the Wolves team? Well, the main man this season has been Matt Jarvis. He has been nothing short of sensational this season, and came very close to forcing his way into the England squad. It's only because there are so many good English wingers about at the moment that he's been kept out.

Whether Jarvis plays Wednesday night is another thing though. Though fully fit, Mick McCarthy chose to leave our best player on the bench against Wigan. When he was eventually brought on he set up our consolation goal. Too little, too late Mick.

Other than Jarvis, Kevin Doyle is missing through injury as are other key influential players Karl Henry and Adlene Guedioura. Nenad Milijas, Stephen Hunt and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake are all capable of posing a threat.

From my point of view, obviously Stevie G (who I hear is returning from injury just in time for us, more good news!) and Fernando Torres are the ones to look out for, but whoever takes to the field, you know you're largely going to be up against it when you visit Anfield. I just hope we take a leaf from Blackpool's book and have a go at you. We've not got a good enough defence to go backs to the wall.

I'm sorry that you've basically had to read a rant from a fan about his team at the bottom of the Premier League, but that's the way it's going for my club at the moment. Here's to a good game, and obviously a Wolves win!

I just hope we can meet again next season.

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