Is this the end of the fairytale? The loss of innocence…
…or the start of our road to greatness?
Recent happenings at Molineux have given most of us a bit of a ‘Welcome to the new season’ wake up call.
Laurie Dalrymple leaving under bizarre circumstances, and rumours abounding that one of the reasons may be that he was a big supporter of extending our beloved ground, whereas Jeff Shi and Fosun would rather build a brand spanking new out of town complex to compete with the top Premier League and European Giants.
Now we hear that the Molineux staff will no longer receive complimentary season tickets as part of their employment package.
Two completely different events, but they show a change of approach by our owners.
This is a side of Mr Shi and Fosun which we have not seen before.
Up until now, the last couple of years have been like Nirvana to us poor put upon Wolves fans.
New owners who have nothing but our best interests at heart. Am MD who has got just about everything right. A manager who is Universally loved and revered by us foot soldiers.
And a team that we could only have dreamt about a few years ago.
Now suddenly, just before one of the most important seasons in our recent history, a cold wind is blowing around the South Bank and clouds are drifting across the sun that lights up the Steve Bull.
Has nice uncle Jeff suddenly gone from Father Christmas to the Wicked Stepmother?
Are we about to experience the brutal, heartless pragmatism that goes with building a successful football club these days?
Or is it just the natural progression towards being a Top Six Club.
I’m not sure what to think. But I AM sure that I don’t want to leave Molineux.
And if we go, I don’t think that I’d renew my season ticket to watch my team play in a soulless stadium somewhere just off a motorway.
What do you think?