Generally speaking, Wolves have done enough in all of their matches this season to get a result.
No team has outplayed them over 90 minutes or demonstrated qualities that our side are lacking. That has to be seen as a major positive.
In fact, collectively, if not numerically, I would suggest this has been a stronger start than last season’s League One campaign.
It took the manager until Christmas to work out his best eleven then and Kenny is mixing ingredients again this time to find the right formula.
Victory over a decent Middlesbrough side on Tuesday without hitting top form must have pleased him immensely.
Everything about the setup at Elland Road would worry me if I were a Leeds supporter. A madcap chairman, a manager with no experience of the English game (let alone the Championship) and a mish-mash group of imports that need time to gel.
I only see disaster and the fact they haven’t won any of the five matches Darko Milanic has been in charge suggests my concerns aren’t without justification.
Still, things change quickly in the Championship and a couple of wins in such a tight league can put a very different slant on things.
A gutsy 1-1 draw against Norwich in the week suggests there’s a decent spirit in their camp and with the phenomenal support they have home and away, they rarely roll over for anyone.
I know little about their current (largely foreign) playing staff, but one familiar name is Billy Sharp who is a proven performer and goal-scorer at this level.
Kenny stuck with the back four that I largely condemned against Middlesbrough and it’s tough to argue with a cleansheet and a win. But argue I will:
Ebanks-Landell did better on Tuesday I thought and he has the raw potential to become a good centre-half. I think there are mistakes in his game though as we saw in a few nervous moments in the first half against Boro.
Tommy Rowe grew into the game and was more effective in the second half, but playing him instead of Scott Golbourne remains baffling. I would love to know Kenny’s reasoning.
Hopefully Sako and Dicko are both fit and available, as we have replacements, but they’re far from like-for-like quality.
Well done to everyone who correctly predicted victory in midweek. It was back to winning-ways for most people in the PL table.
As I said prior to Millwall, I really fancy Wolves to cause teams problems away from home.
The passing needs to be better at Elland Road than it was at The Den and assuming it will be, I think we’ll get a result.
Again, defending will be a key issue because I’m certain we’ll score.
Up The Wolves!