Wolves supporters have endured two very painful seasons which has seen them drop from the Premier league all the way to League one in the blink of an eye. However, it was clear to see that the fans still had that unrivalled passion for the start of a new campaign which saw Wolves take on Preston at Deepdale. As both clubs were founders of the football league it was part of a special group of fixtures that celebrated its 125th year anniversary.
Wolves travelled up to Lancashire 5,000 strong who watched the Midland’s side grind out a draw on the opening day of the season. This is a fantastic achievement for a set of fans who have forgotten what it’s like to see their team win. This was Wolves’ biggest away following since Barnsley back in 2009 where 5,800 saw the Wanderers seal the Championship title through a late Kyel Reid equaliser. The next away trip was Bristol City where I was also present in the 2,200 Wolves fans that filled the allocation in the Wedlock stand and created a real atmosphere at Ashton Gate.
The Wanderers travel to Vale Park this Saturday where they have sold every ticket available for the local derby against newly promoted Port Vale. The club have been given a substantial 4,000 tickets for the game and Vale are anticipating the club’s biggest home crowd for 14 years. It promises to be a lively atmosphere and if Lee Hughes starts the away contingency won’t take long to voice their opinions of the ex-Albion striker.
Wolves go into their fifth league game unbeaten and if they manage to keep up this early season form under Kenny Jackett expect many more away day sell outs.