February – So Far, So… Meh—But the Rest of the Month Still Looks Exciting

I said earlier this month that February was shaping up to be a huge month for Wolves. Well, halfway through the month and things have gone… Well, not great, but not terrible either.

Getting knocked out of the FA Cup by one of the poorest teams in the current Premier League was disappointing to be sure, but it’s not the end of the world. And the home game against Arsenal was frustrating, to say the least.

But Sunday’s defeat of Spurs was a terrific result. We do seem to do well away to Spurs and this season was no exception. Granted, Spurs were pretty poor, particularly in the first half, and Wolves were gifted two goals early on. But that takes nothing away from another solid defence and a midfield and attack that again played some lovely football.

The 3-5-2 formation worked very well. Luke Cundle made the most of his opportunity and looks like a player. Dendoncker looks far more comfortable in a midfield three than a two and the way he breaks into the box with well-timed runs is something we always seem to miss when we play 3-4-3.

Overall, it was a good performance and a good three points.

I said in my earlier post that 10 points from 15 would be an excellent return for the month and with three games left that target is still possible. If we beat Leicester on Sunday, we’ll have beaten all three of the return games against teams we lost to, but arguably deserved to beat, in the season’s first three games. A second game in the space of two weeks against Arsenal comes after that and given we battered them without scoring last game, we really ought to beat them at their place.

And leaves a huge game against West Ham to end the month. Given that we are currently just four points behind The Hammers having played two games less, this could well be the biggest game of the month. We’re also only six points behind Man United, who are currently 4th, also with two games in hand on them. Exciting times.

(Although, I should point out that both Spurs and Arsenal have played a game less than Wolves, and are one point behind and one point ahead respectively – although if we beat Arsenal we’d be a point ahead of them too.)

But like I said… Exciting times.

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