On a match by match basis a defeat for Wolves against Liverpool is normally acceptable.
We of course don’t like losing, but unfortunately with the way that the top flight in England works, some games have to be classed as bonus fixtures. Enjoy them when they come along, but do not expect to get anything from them and if you do, enjoy the surprise of an unexpected point or three.
The problem comes when you play Liverpool on transfer deadline day, have failed to really match the expectations of a demanding supporter base, have already gone the previous eight games without a win and then completely collapse in the final 40 minutes to lose 3-0.
When that happens, those supporters who have already had enough will make their opinions known even louder than before and that was the case last night.
The full-time whistle at Molineux was greeted with a chorus of boos, while the Sky Sports cameras were quick to spot a MAC OUT banner in the stands.
It was an evening to forget for Mick McCarthy.
‘We’ve had so many knock-backs that it’s bound to be a huge disappointment and the reaction was that. I was trying to get fresh legs on – because of the shape we couldn’t get the ball back.’ our Mick told the BBC after the game.
Speaking directly about the fans reaction after the full time whistle he added: ‘It is fully understood and the last 35 minutes were unacceptable. We were getting a real chasing but they’re a great bunch of lads, work their socks off for me and the club, and the shape that I had was making it difficult.
‘But I was never going to accept keeping it 4-5-1, defend, and lose 2-0 so I take the blame for the last 35 minutes.’
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