Defeated, divided, conquered.
In the shadow of £20 million worth of contentious bricks and mortar, a club smashed to dust limp away from the rubble.
As the South Bank spills it’s guts and an army of restless natives invade, others just tut and shake their heads.
An unending nightmare that was once an impossible dream.
The team scuttling from the pitch nothing more than a hideous, confused reflection of the befuddled decisions that brought about it’s inception.
No cohesion, no unity, just a pile of individuals sellotaped together and asked to play nice.
The busted wheels of the McCarthy era, the charred remnants of Solbakken, the Saunders budget cocktail of loan signings and kids. It’s the Steve Morgan recipe for double bubble soup.
Blame managers, players and CEOs all you like, but the man at the top steers the ship and he is rudderless.
Every Morgan decision post Survival Sunday, whether made with good intentions or not, has been wrong.
Yesterday’s error-strewn, disjointed, non-performance was nothing more than a legacy of 18-months worth of his puzzling actions.
It’s fair to say the manager picks the team, but the chairman picks the manager and defines the pool of players that manager has to choose from.
And it’s telling that when the devil was at the door, Dean Saunders could only turn to a hapless loan signing (Dicko) and a kid getting his first taste of the action (McAlinden).
For all his faults, Saunders has been playing with a handicap from minute one, hamstrung by a lack of resources and crippled by the misfortune of injuries and an unusually high points requirement.
Pointing the finger of blame at him is fruitless. You must aim higher, towards the man whose tunnel vision of a shiny, new stadium has brought Molineux crumbling down.
The man who, surrounded by the self-inflicted debris of failure, must now do what he does best.
* Apologies for initially forgetting, but the winner of the new Wolves shirt is Exeter Wolf. I shortlisted 3 of the best comments and did a random draw, with Exeter’s name being pulled from the hat. I’m sure you’ll agree running 26 miles for charity in the same weekend he suffered the defeat at Charlton makes him a worthy winner.