“I will not give you clues, but football is gonna change,”
Like Bob Dylan, Nuno’s convinced that the times they are a changing.
Watching today’s game, you can see why.
In the first half, newly promoted Sheffield United played with the assurance and verve you’d expect from one of England’s established top six.
Lys Mousset, a virtual cast-off from Bournemouth, and otherwise Championship journeyman David McGoldrick terrorised our makeshift back three with their clever movement on and off the ball.
The former was the beneficiary of our lacklustre start, prodding home after being inexplicably left free by our dawdling defence.
It could have got worse from there, with Coady and Dendoncker falling foul of the Blades’ clever passing down the channels.
But after keeping the opposition’s probing at bay, we steadily grew into things.
The second half was a tale of old gold dominance, with the Doc’s headed equaliser from Raul’s ingenious cross somehow proving to be the only home strike of the afternoon.
With our Mexican talisman and the maestro Moutinho in vintage form, it’s hard to see how we didn’t manage to win the game.
But credit to the opposition, they dug in and were worthy of the point.
Though it was frustrating we didn’t manage to get the three points, seeing two teams do their best to bag the three points was a refreshing experience.
There was none of the skulduggery we’ve seen from teams such as Burnley and Brighton on their most recent visits to Molineux, though Baldock should have seen red for his cynical foul on Jota towards the end of proceedings.
Still, two teams, playing with confidence and identity, trying to win a game of football ought to be a sight to be celebrated in the high stakes world of today’s Premier League.
Time will tell if Nuno’s bold prediction about the future of the beautiful game comes to pass.
But one look at the table suggests that this season provides a unique opportunity to break up the fabled ‘big six’.
With Wolves unbeaten in 9, you have to fancy our chances of being one of the teams to do just that.