Wolves 1 City 2
The trip from Leicester was easy. £10.80 return by train with a 15 minute walk to the ground downhill: friendly reception at Molyneux to visitors. Leicester have a good track record against Wolves in recent years and this proved to be the case again.
Henderson had replaced Logan in goal, Logan having suffered a torrid time against Sheffield Wednesday when clearly unprepared for shots outside the Penalty Area. Henderson had performed well earlier in the season, but although not sorely tested, sometimes looked a little hesitant on this occasion – short of match practice perhaps.
The rest of the team was as expected with Gareth Williams playing at number 8 and Josh Low on the bench – thank heavens.
The Wolves match programme contained a very good analysis of the visiting team and their manager. Why doesn’t the Foxes programme contain this sort of analysis of visitors to the Walkers Stadium?
This famous ground echoing to the names of Stan Cullis and Billy Wright heralded a return to form for Leicester. The atmosphere felt right for Leicester. Both Robert Kelly and Mike Stowell were at home.
Mike was prominent on the touch line – too much so, but this pairing with Robert Kelly is by no means ineffective. Robert Kelly is a mild-mannered sort but you do not have to be loud and assertive to be a good manager and there are grounds for thinking that Robert Kelly is a shrewd, quiet, restrained operator with a non-existent budget: a man who knows his own limitations and that of others – he deserves our support. Stowell is also loyal – bear in mind his many years of devoted service to Wolves in goal: he merits support as well. It would be interesting to see his written assessment of our three goalkeepers….