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Wolves fined 75K pounds for being hacks

13 September 2010

Fresh off back-to-back hackfests, Wolves earned themselves a 75,000-pound fine for picking up more than six yellow cards in successive matches. A club gets dinged 25K for one occurance and the punishment doubles if it happens again.

Wolves soccer ... it's cardtastic!

It’s an automatic fine, but it’s still humorous after watching the disgrace that was Wolves’ second-half performance at Craven Cottage on Saturday. Wolves elected to protect a 1-1 draw basically by kicking, kneeing or bundling into any Fulham player who found an inch of space. It didn’t work, as soccer karma kicked in.

The best part of Wolves’ woe-is-us denials in the aftermath of the Cottage crowd chanting “Disgrace to the Premiership” over and over again at the visitors is this quote from Wolves’ head coach Mick McCarthy:

“I think the worst two tackles of this game were on Karl Henry and Steven Fletcher after Fulham went 2-1 ahead.”

For those who didn’t see the match (and judging by the subscription rates for FoxSoccer.TV, you didn’t), the first challenge came from Danny Murphy, which was a tamer version of the professional foul Wolves specialized in delivering all second half. The second one? Brede Hangeland came in and made a *clean* slide tackle that was erroneously whistled as a foul by the ref. It was less controversial than the Henry challenge that broke Bobby Zamora’s leg, as Hangeland came more from the side than behind.

Hey Mick, if you want to defend your team’s disgusting hacktics, at least be factual. Oh, and enjoy the relegation battle.

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