However Jeff tries to spin it, Fosun dropped two almighty clangers in the transfer window by not signing a centre back and physical midfielder.
But they did get it right with the brave decision of moving on from Nuno and embarking on an exciting new style with Lage.
Wolves are a heck of a lot more enjoyable to watch than any time in the past 12 months. And that’s all I ask as a fan – an identity that you can relate to and see has the potential to deliver.
Although, perhaps the most pleasing aspect of the win at Watford was the need to ‘guts’ it out for the first time under Lage.
It was yet another bright start with a number of attractive phases of play. Lovely to watch but with a nagging fear that the goal would again fail to materialise.
From around 20 minutes until our opener in the 74th, Watford’s physicality and ease of getting in behind Marcal and Saiss left me uneasy. Frustrations of not signing a Sissoko midfield type or replacing Saiss crossed my mind.
However, Wolves always had a press or sumptuous sequence of passes at their disposal, and that pressure eventually told.
Of course, our first league goal under Bruno had to come via an own goal, but it was reassuring to witness Marcal offer something in the opposition box with a clever cross for the assist. Cue relief/pandemonium in the away end.
As for the second, a goal involving all of the front three (Raul, Podence and Hwang) was thrilling to see.
Having Podence and Hwang to introduce off the bench gives us great depth in the forward positions, and they both made an impact. Especially with Raul still feeling his way back to form, the wide forwards need to share the load.
The final word has to go to Neves. The 2017/18 Ruben that we all originally fell in love with is back. Watching him stroke the ball around with effortless panache, or darting around trying to win it back, is a sight to behold. Make no mistake, this is HIS midfield. And whisper it quietly, Moutinho is rediscovering a new lease of life in a crucial supporting role.
This is what happens when you task your creative talents with playing to their strengths.