The first home defeat of the season always smarts.
Of course being 2-0 up and contriving to lose from such a dominant position didn’t make it any easier to digest.
But the game was always wide open and both teams were threatening goals throughout.
Had Martinez shown stronger hands or the chances we created been more ruthlessly dispatched, it might still have been our night.
There are frailties in this Wolves side, but there’s still much to feel positive about heading to Wales.
Last season must have been depressing for Cardiff fans who had high hopes of an immediate top flight return.
It wasn’t Wolves Solbakken/Saunders bad, but they were a long way off being contenders.
This time under Russell Slade they start with a significantly lower profile, which may prove a benefit.
Three draws doesn’t scream strong start, but to come through undefeated from tough away assignments at Blackburn and QPR is no easy task.
There are a lot of experienced heads in their side as well as young talent like striker Joe Mason who Wolves were heavily linked with over the summer.
All eyes will be on Kenny Jackett’s team selection this weekend after the midweek setback, but I don’t think we’ll see significant change.
On reflection, it was QPR’s third goal Emiliano Martinez should be disappointed with conceding. It was straight at him, unlike the equaliser, which also came through bodies.
I agree with the overwhelming majority who think Ikeme should regain his place, but the above XI is the team I think will be picked.
Hause has averaged a costly mistake every game so Ebanks-Landell is surely worth a punt? And I think freshening up the midfield might not be a bad idea. van La Parra did some good things after coming on Wednesday.
Three games in and I haven’t got a single prediction anywhere close to right, so feel free to skip over this section folks.
Would most people agree that a draw is probably the most likely outcome?
Either way, I’m hedging my bets. I always back us to score, but we’re very open and there’s uncertainty at the back.
Up The Wolves!