A disappointing performance and 4-0 defeat at the hands of midlands rivals Leicester City adds another loss to our tally, bringing us to seven defeats in 12 games. Not much was needed by the Foxes to stroll past the Wolves team that was too slow and struggled to build any play at all, often being dispossessed when playing out from the back.
Build up play is was too slow
The build-up and movement of the ball was too slow and allowed the Leicester City players to get back into position and cover the field well, unlike us they managed to get the ball around and moved up the pitch quickly catching us out on the break on various occasions and cutting us open.
We don’t know who’s in charge
It well and truly is a difficult time to be a Wolves fan, performances and most importantly results have been scarce this season, but it is also off the playing field where things have been going continually wrong. Just to name one, the search for a new manager where they had no concrete plan in place which has landed us in the place we are now. Does Scott Sellars have too much power? Is Jeff Shi mismanaging the situation? Do they know what they are doing? I will let you find that out and answer that for yourselves, the only thing that seems to be certain is that there is no clear direction in the club and Steve Davis has a massive weight on his shoulders and needs to be backed by the fans while he is in charge.
A long season awaits
With the current form and the performances, you struggle to see where we can pick up any points at all let alone wins. If this isn’t turned around and it continues until the new year you struggle to see how Shi, Sellars and co will be able to find the adequate replacement to Bruno Lage and which managers will want to take over the challenging role at Wolves. The only good thing is that there is the World cup which might be the break this side needs so they can regroup.
We need to make changes
It is pretty obvious changes have to be made after this afternoon’s defeat, one obvious one for me is Jonny Otto. It feels like every time I watch or write about Wolves games, he is a standout and It isn’t for good performances, but more the opposite as he is too often beaten by the opposition and doesn’t offer much going forward. Although Semedo was at fault for our two goals conceded away at Palace I would much prefer him to play, even Ait-Nouri deserves more of a place in the team than Jonny does but there are only two places to be played for and Bueno has been great in the two games so they will have to battle it out if they want to be starting. Meanwhile, Boubacar Traore is a player I would bring back into the team as he offers more energy and movement in a slow and immobile midfield.
Time to return to a back 3?
The back four seemed to be easily beaten today and we have lost our last two games while conceding six goals. Is it time to head back to the three-man defence adding Toti Gomes to add some more security and stability to the team? I think there is a debate to be had here.