I’ve had quite a few people ask me if I think Wolves are the best Championship team in history.
The 2006 Reading side will have something to say about that as their 106 point haul will remain a record even if Wolves win their final two matches.
However, Nuno’s side can surpass their 31 victories if they beat Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland, which would certainly beef up their claim.
The other team I would throw in is the Leicester side of 2014 that managed 102 points, 31 wins and went on to win the Premier League with many of the same players. Tough to argue with that.
What I would say is I don’t think any side have won the Championship playing the style of football Wolves have consistently demonstrated, which may over time single them out as the best.
As the trophy is hoisted high tomorrow though, I doubt anyone inside Molineux will care.
It’s been a disappointing season for the Owls. They’ve been close to the Premier League themselves in recent years so to be finishing closer to the bottom three than the top six must be considered failure.
Carlos Carvalhal has shown at Swansea that he’s a talented coach, but I don’t think that necessarily means it was a mistake to move him on. Sometimes a club just needs to freshen things up and it did seem like it had stalled for him at Hillsborough after twice coming close to promotion.
I believe they’ve had big injury problems too, which can derail any season. Perhaps next year Jos Luhukay can coax better form out of the group with a clean bill of health?
Fernando Forestieri has been one of the big losses but he’s back now and scored twice in their routine home win over Reading last time out.
They’re certainly not lacking Championship know-how with the likes of Rhodes, Boyd, Reach and Bannan all well established at this level.
Diogo Jota could still win the golden boot. He’s on 17 and needs at least three goals to level with Matej Vydra with just two games left. A tall order but not beyond his capabilities.
I imagine Danny Batth will see out the season now, but he was clearly targeted by Bolton last weekend. He’s shown excellent character when in and out of the side, but I think he might be one moving on over the summer.
With nothing to play for outside of reaching a century of points perhaps the likes of Vinagre, Mir or even Ofosu-Ayeh should get a run out?
I think Wednesday have the players to hurt us and the reverse fixture was one of the tougher games, but if Wolves play well, they’ll come out on top.
Victory would guarantee Wolves finish with the best home record in the league. They’re currently on 52 points from 22 games, but Cardiff are just a point back. It doesn’t matter of course, but we’re clutching at straws for something to play for here.
Anyway – 2-0.
Up The Wolves!
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