Bakary Sako on the brink of leaving for The Baggies; McDonald’s refusal to sign a new deal; a distinct lack of signings; the club forgetting to invite fans to the pre-season trip in France; fans favourite Michael Jacobs leaving and Chris Iwelumo quitting after five days.
There were rumbles of fury among the masses ahead of last week’s Villa game but a 2-2 draw against the Premier League side seem to calm any seething supporters.
But with the new season just days away a tasty game against Blackburn Rovers, backed by a healthy away following, could be the antidote for a summertime of sadness at Molineux.
So here are 5 things to help forget a nightmare pre-season.
1. The partnership of Dicko and Afobe.
It’s magic you know… we saw this blossoming strike force come into its own at the tail end of last season. With Dicko taking the famous number 9 shirt and Afobe opting for the his boyhood number 10, the lads mean business and with a pre-season to work on their game they can only improve.
2. Dominic Iorfa.
The Young Wolves Player of The Year. What an excellent debut season he had last term. The leggy full-back just loves to attack and he had Scott Sinclair on toast to set-up Dave Edwards’ goal against Villa.
He’s expected to kick-on and we get to see a star in the making.
3. Kenny Jackett’s third season.
Jackett’s job in his first season was to get Wolves out of League One. Last year it was making sure we didn’t renew acquaintances with the third-tier of English football.
But expect promotion to be his firm ambition this year and while we, nor KJ for that matter, haven’t seen the signings we hoped, the introduction of Iorfa and Hause last year proves he has aces up his sleeve.
4. Jed Wallace and Conor Coady.
One of the biggest complaints from last season were a lack of goals and bite from midfield. While McDonald and Price could play keep-ball all day, Wolves missed a figure in the centre of the park to grab the game by the scruff of the neck either with a tackle or a moment of magic.
Wallace joins Wolves with a reputation of scoring from midfield as for Coady he has already won praise from the Molineux faithful for his no-nonsense style.
5. The Molineux atmosphere.
The final few games of last season had Molineux rocking. After a depressing summer be sure that the fans we’ll be looking to vent a frustrating pre-season and nothing beats that the buzz on matchday. The hub of the noise from the South Bank will be a reassuring welcome and add that to a couple of wins in a week and life won’t see half as bad.
BY ADAM THOMPSON follow us on Twitter @CryWolfWWFC