So the football season is upon us, after a not surprising poor Euros for the England team, I think I speak on behalf of all football fans saying we couldn’t wait for the start of the football season. Shortly after the Euros had finished, us as wolves fans, were greeted with the fantastic news that a takeover was on the horizon, rumoured by a number of people on social media that the takeover was days away, Wolves fans were very optimistic going into the new season. Once the takeover by Fosun group had happened, all sorts of rumours surfaced mentioning what players we were going to sign, from Van der Vaart to Anderson Talisca, following recent transfer windows, us Wolves fans would of been happy to of been linked with anyone.
On the 29th of July came departure of Kenny Jackett, days after Jeff Shi said that he was the man to take us forward into this new era and in came a manager who had no previous experience in the English game in Walter Zenga, people started to write him off from day 1 but most fans were prepared to give him time, including myself.
The first game of the season arrived following a number of signings in Joao Teixeira, Silvio, Heldar Costa and Jon Dadi Bodvarsson. A trip to Rotherham was where we would start. I think I speak on behalf of most Wolves fans in saying we would of taken a point from the get go, but when we went 2-0 down then we definitely would of taken a point, luckily we rallied and brought it back to 2-2 with goals from George Saville and fresh face Jon Dadi Bodvarsson. I believe the most important thing for the very first game of the season was to not lose, its always important to get off to a good start be it with a point or even taking 3 points.
Two home games followed against Reading and Ipswich, being at home it was important that we got at least 1 win from those 2 games, and get a win we did, with a very dominant performance in a 2-0 win over Reading. Goals from Matt Doherty and Joe Mason gave us a good 3 points and first win of the season. The Ipswich game, well less said about that match the better, lets just say, 0-0…
Derby day followed with a trip down the road to St Andrews. Its always nerve-racking on Derby day because there really isn’t a favourite. Last time out we ran riot with a 2-0 win at their place which was fantastic, but what happened this day was 100x better. Going 1-0 down wasn’t the best but we rallied with goals from Joe Mason, what a goal it was, Danny Batth and Jon Dadi Bodvarsson to give us a 3-1 victory over our rivals and sending the away fans into raptures, culminating in the entire away end doing the Icelandic Clap, it was quite something and really gave us hope going into the remainder of the season. the final game before the international break was a trip to Huddersfield, and the return of Rajiv Van La Parra, who and you wont believe it, got the only goal of the game to give us a 1-0 loss.
It must be said that we didn’t really want this break to come as we were on the up but I suppose it wont do the players harm having a short break. since the break we had the end of the summer transfer window, in the window Wolves brought in a total of 13 players, yes 13! crazy really seeming we only ever bring in 1 player and they end up in the development squad. but jokes aside it shows real intent from the owners that they want promotion, and quick. Bringing in players like the returning Richard Stearman and players like Ola John and Ivan Cavaleiro shows great work from the board in hoping to get the team promoted.
The season really starts now. I speak on behalf of all us Wolves fans in saying we hope we can kick on from our early season form and because a force in this league and maybe just maybe get back to the promise land where we deserve to be. The Premier League.
The New Era is here…… lets see what happens.