29 April 2007

Consistently Inconsistent

There is something about supporting Wolverhampton Wanderers that is remarkably comforting: they rarely fail to disappoint in bringing about utter disappointment. Since our relegation from (the then) Division 1 in 1984, we have only spent one season in the top flight (the unfortunate 2003–4 season, where we "weren't quite ready to be promoted").

Pretty much every other season, we make a strong start but then, around the halfway mark, mediocrity takes over once again and the scoresheet brings records draw after draw. One season we were nine points clear at the top in February and yet by May, we were fighting for relegation!

And now, here we are, near the end of another season that started off so promisingly but has been plagued by inconsistency and a terrible goal difference. After yesterday's win at QPR, we are 5th in the Championship with one match to play — we will probably end up in the play-offs but we are never any good in the play-offs (too much pressure).

This report from The Sunday Times says a lot really: "If they win at Leicester next Sunday, they will be guaranteed a chance to end a season of inconsistency in style." And that's Wolves, really: consistently inconsistent.

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