New Era, New Hope
Thrilling Comeback Is Food For Thought For Lambert
Every so often, we are sent an outside view on the present-day Wolves by one of our commercial partners. So where does this latest one think we are up to now in these post-Zenga weeks?
Many Wolves hearts skipped a beat or two against Fulham on Saturday in one of the most entertaining matches at Molineux for years.
Determination and spirit were on show in abundance during this thriller, which ended with the surprise score of 4-4.
Paul Lambert’s team were 3-1 down at half-time but led 4-3 after Dave Edwards scored their fourth goal in the 90th minute. It looked like being the winner, only for the Londoners to continue the run of spectacular meetings of these sides in the West Midlands by equalising again in the dying seconds.
Molineux looked an incredible place to be when Edwards struck with his fourth goal in five games for the club and Ivan Cavaleiro’s superb shot for the equaliser highlighted one of his best performances in the Wolves jersey. This is a fresh start for the team under new management.
A word about Harry Burgoyne….the young keeper has a tough act to follow at Wolves in a position that has been occupied in the last decade and a half by Matt Murray, Wayne Hennessey and Carl Ikeme.
The youngster was good at handling the pressure and saved the team on more than one occasion with the score 3-1. None of the Fulham goals were obviously from his mistakes.
Lambert is sure to be studying the strengths and weaknesses of the team and can be expected to make some changes in the January transfer window.
Tonight’s game at Cardiff is his fifth in charge at Molineux and it is rumoured he has already identified some areas that are in need of strengthening. Supporters wait to see how he will tackle them.
Robustness and intensity are said to be two qualities he is trying to increase and no-one can say he is not gaining a broad overview of the club.
In his short time there, he has watched the age-group teams play and also toured the Molineux museum to get a good insight into Wolves’ past.
Nineteenth in the Championship is not a place he will want to be for very long. He will have his eyes on climbing the ladder quickly. Let’s keep hoping!