A 4-4 draw usually holds as many positives as it does negatives but there's a feeling of 'onwards and upwards' at Molineux now.
If one game could sum up the insanity of the Championship, this was it. Wolves 4-4 Fulham, an eight-goal thriller which had the visitors 3-1 up at the break, the hosts 4-3 up at the death and the latest of late equalisers.
Yet, despite throwing away a point in the most gut-wrenching of ways in the 94th minute, the positivity that abounds at Molineux right now shows the change in attitude around the whole club. Wolves needed this, this 90 minutes of non-stop excitement.
New manager Paul Lambert might only have won once in his four games since taking charge at the Midlands club but the thrilling attacking football on show this weekend has offered hope that Wolves can enjoy their football again after the stalling reign of Walter Zenga (below) and the frequent tedium of Kenny Jackett.
And, according to David Edwards, who slammed home the would-be winner in stoppage time before Floyd Ayite’s even later leveller, it was Lambert’s positive outlook that made such a comeback possible in the first place with Wolves staring down the barrel of defeat at the interval.
“The gaffer was ultra-positive at half-time. The changes he made were very offensive and it was great to get back into it,” Edwards told the Express & Star, with Lambert replacing midfielder Romain Saiss for centre-forward Jon Dadi Bodvarsson not long after the break.
“Being 3-1 down and with everything that has been going on at the club recently, the fans need some positivity and that goal gave them something to get back to 4-3.
“It gave the whole city a lift and when I scored it felt like absolute ecstasy. If you could bottle that feeling up, it would be incredible.”
That old vulnerability might still have been on show, it usually is when you concede four times at home, but at least Lambert is counterbalancing Wolves’ on-going defensive issues with buccaneering attacking football.