It took a while to get here, but almost five years to the day that Steve Morgan offered a tenner and a handshake for Sir Jack’s labour of love, he might have finally taken ownership of it.
Whichever calamitous straw it was that broke the camel’s back matters little right now, nor the 1800 odd days it took to break it.
The most significant point from last season’s car crash of a campaign is that the repair work has begun and the owner has finally started owning.
No more rubbernecking at the carnage, no more blaming the conditions and no more half-arsed repair jobs with the apprentice technician.
On March 28 Wolves Blog offered five solutions to help us get back on the road to recovery, barely believing that Mr Morgan would be streetwise enough to think along the same lines.
Maybe we underestimated him, because apart from the free-travel we were advocating for our hard suffering away fans, he has already acted on four of them.
- Terry Connor was effectively gone before the Wigan game had started, with a new pair of Nordic eyes already in place, seemingly with the minimum of fuss.
- The club confirmed that Guedioura would have a part to play next season and would not be sold forthwith (along with other top performing loanees including Batth and Cassidy)
- The club said sorry like we demanded they should, on numerous occasions in fact, with some degree of sincerity
- They kept the early bird prices open over the summer in a goodwill gesture that speaks far more eloquently than Jez Moxey ever could.
To coin a Big Ron phrase from yesteryear, if they (the club) haven’t done enough, then I’ll whip ‘em (and have done so in more blogs than I care to remember)
But I ‘aint whipping them for that.
At some point, a line needs to be drawn under the farce that was last season. Moving it to the hard shoulder, towing it away and writing it off as a thoroughly bad job was imperative.
That Steve Morgan has done this, while assuming the role of police officer and emergency service worker all in one must surely be a good thing for the longer journeys that await – no matter how long it took to get there.