Notts County striker Jimmy Spencer gave his local rag the kind of sparkling soundbite every journalist dreams about last week.
When asked about his side’s prospects ahead of their visit to Molineux, he nonchalantly replied ‘It’s a harder game this week, but Wolves aren’t Real Madrid, are they?’
I wonder if he thought about the comment yesterday as he exited the field after being substituted on the hour mark?
By that time Michael Jacobs had deservedly steered another game in the home side’s favour with two goals fit for Bernabeu consumption.
The first, a rising header after a slick passing move that resulted in Scott Golbourne lifting a perfectly weighted cross into his path.
The second, a thunderous low drive that exploited the tightest of spaces between goalkeeper and post following a brilliant interception and forward dash from Richard Stearman.
And two should really have been four or five.
The resurgent Bakary Sako twice channeled Roberto Carlos with missiles that only instinctive saves from the County keeper could repel.
Nouha Dicko, again impressive as the lone forward, was uncharacteristically wasteful when presented with a tap-in by his French compatriot.
James Henry too, intelligently darting in behind a static County defence couldn’t find the finish his smart run warranted.
All afternoon the chances flowed like Sangria as Wolves showed the far greater attacking menace in a match that wasn’t always one-way traffic.
Shaun Derry’s side took an equal share of the possession and spent the last twenty minutes camped inside the opposition’s half.
But whilst the hosts peppered the County goal with 18 shots, the away team could only muster one effort on target all afternoon.
And that’s the difference.
Kenny Jackett has cleverly engineered a Wolves side that play with both precision and purpose. It’s lovely to watch.
Still, Callum McGrefgor and Jack Grealish could have spoiled the party had either managed to hit the target with glorious chances in either half.
It’s unlikely Brentford will be as forgiving next week. But with Wolves playing their best football of the season, the Bees will have just as much to fear.
And it’s not like they’re Bayern Munich is it?