And Wolves make history…
Ok, so it might not be an ‘It’s Ours’ headline or a ‘Richards has done it’ Wembley commentary, but when Radio WM’s Mike Taylor uttered those words at The County Ground, it still felt hugely significant.
Our ninth consecutive win for the first time will be a barely noteworthy deal to anyone outside Molineux, who have no idea how utterly toxic our club had become.
For all Wolves fans who saw lifelong bridges burned to a crisp at Brighton last May, the rebuilding job Kenny Jackett has quietly undertaken is up there with any honour in the North Bank museum.
Nine months after walking through the doors to resuscitate a comatose club with the quiet efficiency of a New Cross clinician, Kenny Jackett can reflect on nine successive wins.
Winning 4-1 at Swindon Town is a red letter result in any season and despite a football fraternity all believing it to be part of the script for moneybags Wolves, we all know better.
Replacing idiocy with intelligence takes some doing when it’s ingrained to our recent ‘DNA’.
Doing it so quickly, while replacing huge earners Doyle, Ward, Henry, Johnson and O’Hara for these unsung heroes – on a fraction of their wages – is equally noteworthy.
As for those history makers who few of us had heard of before they came, the goals arrived thus:
0-1 (nine mins): Henry with signature cross-shot to Sako, who nodded in on the line
0-2 (19 mins) Sako beautully weighted pass to Dicko, who beat defender to drill home
0-3 (34 mins) Jacobs to Sako to go one-on-one, who dispatched unerringly
1-4 (90mins) Sub Leon Clarke raced through, finishing superbly from tight angle
Aside from Leyton Orient and Brentford’s continued form of their own, this was another near-perfect day for our unchanged side.
They’ll now be told to keep their heads down, as we hold ours high for the first time in years.
Being able to call them history makers as a result is definitely a big deal, make no mistake.