It might have been a nervous push to square leg, instead of a trademark flash through the covers, but the century is up for Wolves.
Only 9 other clubs have managed a three digit total in the history of the Football League. And a win against Carlisle next weekend will take Kenny Jackett’s history boys to number three in that list of great champions.
Still, I’m sure there was more than a tinge of disappointment in the away dressing room yesterday, as Wolves should have taken the spoils courtesy of Dave Edwards’ late goal.
The introduction of Bakary Sako added some long overdue forward thrust and his powerful delivery was smartly turned home by Edwards for a ninth league goal of the season.
A new contract beckons for the midfielder, as I’m sure is the case for his fellow class of 2008 graduate Richard Stearman. They would now be considered significant losses.
That said, the defensive mean machine has been more generous of late and Danny Batth’s own goal was a gift Coventry were grateful to receive.
Not entirely his fault of course. The ball shouldn’t have been allowed to travel as far as it did and the big centre back was then under pressure to deal with an awkward position. Perhaps the organisational presence of Sam Ricketts was missed in that particular instance.
It also meant that Coventry are in line to be the only team Wolves haven’t beaten in two league meetings. Carlisle can still join that exclusive club next weekend.
Liam McAlinden was a surprise inclusion and the youngster could have added another goal to his Wolves tally with a header his manager thought he should have done better with.
It will be intriguing to see how the forward is used next season when summer reinforcements arrive to complement already strong competition for places.
That and many, many other similar decisions will need resolving soon after next weekend’s homecoming celebrations.
For now though, we can bask in the comfortable surroundings of the 100 Club.