This was a game of two halves and neither were good.
In the first, Wolves played in reverse gear, barely crossing halfway and inviting Newcastle forward.
And when gold shirts finally did venture upfield in the second, they created little and were continually exposed on the counter.
My feeling is the manager has to take the heat for not changing things before Newcastle struck the decisive blow.
Bruno can point to the paucity of options on the bench with four of his go-to players unavailable, but the shape of the side never felt right so it was disappointing that Plan B failed to materialise.
Defeat would have been easier to swallow had we thrown caution to the wind trying to win, but much like the losses to West Ham and Palace this was a passive surrender with changes only arriving after the damage had been inflicted.
Considering the European places were within reach and a draw did little to aid our cause, why not go to a back four, push onto them and see if they’re good enough to cope?
Why not throw Semedo, Neto and Saiss into the game, get more senior pros onto the pitch and take some risk?
It just felt like a free hit and for reasons unknown we refused to swing.
Individually, I thought Fabio did quite well with limited service and aside from one good run from an otherwise hapless Hwang, was the only player making anything happen.
His smart turn and shot was the sole glimmer of hope offered in Wolves tame attempt to claw their way back into a contest that can be neatly filed away as one to forget.
I don’t think the others were worthy of particular praise or criticism, the combined effort and approach just wasn’t there on the night.
With a fortnight to stew on it and get some bodies back on the pitch, we must hope for better at Burnley.