As encouraging as seven points from the first three games was, zero points from the last three was galling.
OK, so two defeats you might have expected sandwiched that miserable trouncing from QPR, but regardless, the feel-good factor around an increasingly vacant Molineux has well and truly gone down the toilet.
That glorious sunny afternoon we dismantled Fulham already seems a lifetime ago.
But nothing lifts the doom and gloom like a solid home win and it’s about time Newcastle tasted defeat.
In case you don’t know, Alan Pardew’s side have yet to lose this season, winning three and drawing three of their six Premier League games thus far.
That run includes two draws on the road against QPR and Villa, as well as a narrow one-nil victory over Sunderland.
Summer signings like Obertan, Ba and Cabaye seem to have bedded in quickly, replacing the likes of Enrique, Nolan and our old friend Joey Barton with the minimum of fuss.
They’ve got other highly rated players too, such as the tough-tackling Tiote and the returning Ben Arfa, who is a definite match winner on his day.
For Wolves, Mick has to go back to the drawing board after a trio of defeats.
The obvious solution is to revert back to the same starting eleven that began the campaign so impressively and that’s fully what I expect him to do.
Richard Stearman is the only injury doubt that could scupper that plan, but I reckon he’ll probably play.
Should Stears not play, it seems young Matt Doherty could be line for a start. If that happens, I’ll be interested to see how he gets on after an impressive 45 minute cameo at Anfield last weekend. Good luck to him.
Guedioura, Hammill, Milijas and Edwards are all decent options from the bench, but with SEB still out and no news on the McFadden deal, we remain short of cover up front. Lets hope we don’t need it.
A giant 29 people got the end result correct last weekend, but only 3 got the scoreline spot-on too.
Well done Chippy Wolf, John I and Exeter Wolf.
I fancy it this weekend.
Newcastle have to lose sometime and I reckon we might do it.
They destroyed us at St. James’s park last season with a physical, direct approach, so we need a big performance from the skipper, which I think we’ll get.
If you’re going to Molineux on Saturday (or watching it over a pint – wink, wink) have a great time and get behind the lads.
Up The Wolves.