Well done Wolves, push up Brentford and a soaking for Woking.

13 Apr

We need to start today by saying congratulations to Wolves. Whilst Brentford failed to pick up one of the two victories needed to secure promotion, our title rivals had no such problem in getting the three points they required.

Despite a mid season wobble that let Brentford back into the race, Wolves have been an excellent side and so deserve to end the campaign by going up rather than down (as has been the case for the previous two).

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 Thanks for reading over the course of the campaign. For now I need to make space on this page for any follow up.  The ‘close season’ / World Cup columns continue in full, further on in this site.

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11 Responses to “Well done Wolves, push up Brentford and a soaking for Woking.”

  1. FifthGenWolf April 13, 2014 at 9:13 am #

    Brentford have played a part in our promotion. Your excellent team has maintained a ferocious pace all season long and it has meant that Wolves have had to dig deep at times just to keep up which has helped forge our team. I’ve been really impressed with Brentford especially after last season’s heartbreak. You will do it, keep the faith and see you next season.

    • nickbruzon April 13, 2014 at 11:58 am #

      Thanks very much.
      It has been a stunning season and, but for Wolves awesome form, we’d have been Champions (or,at least, promoted) weeks back.
      But… you are deserving, undoubtedly, of going up. I just hope we get a chance to play you in the Championship next season.
      Whilst I have no doubt we will, it wouldn’t be Brentford or League One, without a few more shocks between now and the season end…..

  2. StuWolves April 13, 2014 at 9:16 am #

    StuWolf here,
    Brenford boys, we have won promotion and are driving for the title, we have put together a team of losers & no hopers with a little budget, I know the rest of the division think we did it with an open cheque book but you do the maths. Our dearest player Clarke cost an estimated £750,000. I don’t think the rest of the team came to that in total, who the hell would give Sam Ricketts away on a free? It beggars belief he has been a rock from day one. Kevin McDonald cost us £250,000 I just can’t get my head round that, he will 100% walk away with our player of the season.

    Losing Adam Forshaw yesterday has cost you dearly, the boys down the road are smelling blood and will be doing their hardest to catch you up now. So as much as it may stick in your throat, I think we are going to succeed with the title, 4 games to go and we only need 6 points. I feel it may be in the bag by Friday 5pm.
    But! Don’t take this comment the wrong way, it’s what I believe and I genuinely hope you guys come up with us automatically. When your new ground is built, invite us to play the first match as a friendly, we will fill it to the gunnels for you.

    Happy Days are hear again,

    Good Luck Bees don’t —- it up.

    (We will stuff the O’s next Easter Monday for you.)

    • nickbruzon April 13, 2014 at 11:55 am #

      Thank you . you definitely have things well under your control now and are deserving of going up.

      The optimistic side of me still sees hope of a title – until things are mathematically impossible .

      Either way, I think this season will have a few more twists – most of which will involve the playoff contenders

  3. Rustymini April 13, 2014 at 9:35 am #

    Thanks for the kind words Nick. Us Wolves fans have had more than our fair share of hurt over the last few seasons so I hope you’ll forgive us if we gloat a little. I certainly wouldn’t have enjoyed being a non Wolves fan on our train back from Crewe yesterday. A bit noisy to say the least. Every time the automated announcement got to Wolverhampton when giving a list of the destination stations it started yet another chorus. I guess it’s now our turn to do you a favour in our next two games (Rotherham on Friday and Orient on bank holiday Monday). Unfortunately I have to work on the bank holiday so I won’t be off to Orient.
    Chins up Brentford, you’ll soon be joining us. See you in the championship.

    • nickbruzon April 13, 2014 at 11:52 am #

      Thanks Rusty – nothing like a triumphant train journey. Glad you enjoyed it .
      We both have tough games on Friday although, ironically, a Wolves win would now do our promotion hopes a world of good.
      Congratulations again. All being well we’ll see you next campaign

  4. Anglian Wolf April 13, 2014 at 10:45 am #

    As you can see from the above, most Wolves fans will be rooting for you guys to finish the job and come up with us.

    You deserve it and hopefully there will be no ‘choking’ on the finish line. As it happens, I still suspect Orient will stumble and that may well be against us so we can do you a big favour there. Rotherham have bottled it themselves I fear and we can equally help you there.

    You need us to keep our foot pressed down hard for the next two games even though two wins would give us the title.

    Keep the faith and see you in the Championship

    • nickbruzon April 13, 2014 at 11:50 am #

      Cheers – much appreciated and its good to see all the good vibes towards Brentford.

      You have two tough games coming up – Rotherham and Leyton Orient – and I do wonder if our slip has given them renewed optimism.So the romantic side of me still feels a title is possible for either side.

      The realistic side of me thinks that freed from the shackles of promotion worry, Wolves and Brentford will both steamroller any opponent. Sadly ,for my title aspirations , you got there first – but are thoroughly deserving of going up .

      Football’s a funny old game, though, and so its not over until that corpulent women starts to loosen up the vocal cords…..

  5. sevlow April 13, 2014 at 11:52 am #

    Thanks for the kind comments. I now hope that Brentford can join us in the Championship, you certainly deserve it. Hopefully we can help you a little by beating Orient away on Easter Monday. Best of luck to the bees !

  6. Bernard Quackenbush April 13, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

    The biggest threat to the Bees are ourselves. Those lapses in concentration come and get us where it really hurts again and again. Saying that, despite being a Bees supporter, I think we will do it. I certainly wasnt confident of getting a win at Swindon, I would have been happy with a draw, but for a bit more concentration and ruthlessness in the final third, we would have got one. But onto Preston! Big performance in front of a full house!

    Well done to Wolves. I must admit I did not tip them for promotion, the overhaul that was needed at Molineux I thought would be too much for this season, but the hiring of Kenny Jackett was a masterstroke. No reason not to believe Wolves wont challenge for a play off place next season with the astute Jackett in charge. He’s also a bit more gracious than Slade! I hope Wolves supporters celebrated as if they won the Cup!

    Speaking of the Cup, Uwe played it perfectly, until the penalties. So close for Wigan, and in particular Crainey, who put in one of the best defensive displays I think I have seen.

    • Anglian Wolf April 13, 2014 at 6:19 pm #

      “I hope Wolves supporters celebrated as if they won the Cup!” LOL

      We certainly did. I know this is a reference to the arrogant and graceless Mr Slade. The only Slade we recognise is the band that hailed from our town:

      Cum on feel the noize 😉

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