Wolves comment: Memories of golden days help lift spirits
There is a timeline of Wolves’ greatest moments on the wall to the right of you.
The smell of booze, sweat and cigarettes fills the air as you walk along.
Chants of ‘Nuno had a dream’ and ‘we’ve got Neves’ are sung by the many around you, so you join in.
And as you come out of the subway, a statue of Sir Jack Hayward – thumbs up, of course – greets your arrival.
Behind that, a sea of gold seats dazzle in the sunshine – or stand out on a grey day.
It is Molineux, and we don’t half miss it at the moment.
In these unprecedented times, the primary concern is staying safe. Doing your best to ensure you remain healthy, while also thinking of loved ones, is what it is all about amid the coronavirus crisis.
Football, and rightly so, has been suspended.
There are much bigger things to worry about, but it is also perfectly fine to spend a lot of time daydreaming about Wolves – the sheer joy Nuno Espirito Santo and his squad full of stars have provided over the past few years, the many magical occasions at the beloved stadium.
After all, for a lot of people, the club is a huge part of their life.
Wolves, for many, has been a release during times of hardship and while games are not on and the players are not even training, the club can continue to be a shining light in tough times.
Just think about that screamer Ruben Neves scored against Derby a couple of years ago or, even better, watch it over and over here if you wish.
Maybe relive the 4-3 triumph against Leicester last season, a complete rollercoaster of a clash.
Or, if you have the time, why not go over the highlights of Wolves’ thrilling European journey this term? It will be hard for those not to bring on a smile.
The restrictions on everyday life at present are not easy to cope with but there is always a silver lining, and looking at things in a positive manner, at least Nuno’s players are getting some rest after what has been an extremely demanding season so far.
Adama Traore’s shoulder, for example, has been an issue, and this period of rest and recuperation – although following training programmes at home – should do some good.
We would all love things to return to normal and the football be back tomorrow, but we must be patient.
It is unclear when Wolves will take to the pitch again but, for now, let those memories brighten up these strange days.