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Preview: Wolves V Forest

Could we..might we...is it possible that we could make it three wins out of three at Molineux on Friday night? We spoke to Wolves fan and Sky Sports.com feature writer Adam Bate about the game...

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Wolves really are very inconsistent this season and November spawned a monstrously disappointing run of results. Who is to blame for bad results?

There is a growing frustration with Kenny Jackett that is particularly prevalent among the hardcore support who are analysing every strange selection, formation and substitution. He still doesn’t seem to have hit upon how he can get the best from this squad.

Personally, I’m inclined to take a step back and consider the constraints. He’s lost our star man in the summer on a free transfer (Bakary Sako) and then the club accepted a bid for our player of the year (Richard Stearman) just a few games in. They’ve not really been replaced.

As a result, it seems daft to expect the team to continue on an upward curve. The teams at the top simply have bigger budgets and better players. We’ve got an owner trying to sell up. Like most of the Football League, all we can do is wait and hope for the better times.

Your forward line looks gloriously old school with Adam Le Fondre and Grant Holt. Does this have anything whatsoever to do with you being rooted in mid table?

Well, Grant Holt, in particular, hasn’t played much at all. But yes, it says plenty that two of our strikers are on loan from Cardiff and Wigan. Benik Afobe looks set to leave in January and you can’t really blame him. Nouha Dicko’s cruciate injury was a huge blow for us too.

This 'Club Football Philosophy' ion the official website s really quite something - it has diagrams and everything: http://www.wolves.co.uk/team/footballphilosophy.aspx. Can we look forward to witnessing all of this being implemented on Friday in totaal voetbale style?

Blimey. I hadn’t seen that and I’m actually impressed. To be fair, it is a source of pride that we have Category One academy status (rightly so) and with Dominic Iorfa (England U21 international) already established as a fan favourite we are even getting some players come through too.

However, pride among supporters is one thing; self-satisfaction from those running the place is quite different. The constant mantra about what a modern and well-run club we have will be easier to swallow once a full decade has passed since appointing Dean Saunders.

Give us a reason why you'll win:

Jack Price might start in midfield alongside Kevin McDonald. It’s well over two years since Price made his debut and we’re still unbeaten in the league when he’s started at Molineux. (Don't forget our last away appearance in front of the cameras on a Friday night at Bristol City...cripes...)

Give us a reason why you'll lose:

The only team we’ve even scored against at Molineux in the last two months beat us 3-1. I’d go for a draw though - that way we can both retain our inspiring goal differences of zero.

Adam Bate is a feature writer for Sky Sports.com, and a bloody good one too. You can follow him on Twitter @ghostgoal

This happened just over a year ago...which was very nice indeed: