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Exciting the fans is boss's biggest win; Wolves.

COMMENT WOLVES aren't just playing a different kind of football.

This is a team, squad and club with a whole new footballing identity and ethos.

For a few decades now, it's almost been embedded into the Wolves genetic code to over-appreciate and be grateful for effort on the pitch.

Of course effort and hard work is important, but if it's not measured and accompanied by a plan, although noble, it's mainly going to be unproductive.

Other than for a handful of seasons, the last 30 years have been much of a muchness when, on the whole, Wolves have pretty much stood still.

The progress made in the last seven months has been nothing short of phenomenal, not only re-educating the way of thinking on the pitch, but also opening the minds of the fanbase and getting total buy in from what can be a tough crowd.

Exciting a Molineux public that has been worn down by years of toil is Nuno Espirito Santo's biggest win.

He's got the club believing again.

His team of coaches have guided this set of players into orchestrating some of the finest football witnessed in old gold shirts for a generation, if not longer.

At times the football has the purists purring, but what is equally as impressive is the shape and discipline without the ball.

Everyone knows what's expected of them and as a result, at times Wolves look impossible to penetrate.

Yes, this is a side littered with individual talent, but the way Wolves play is very much a team effort.

Whether it's measured pressing or overlapping on the break, Nuno's side work as a unit in both attack and defence.

Regardless of who Wolves are playing, whether they are winning, drawing or losing, the team does not deviate from the plan and they play like a set of players who totally believe in the head coach's philosophy.

This really is a new era at Wolves and so far Nuno is doing a delightful job of giving Molineux its mojo back.

RYAN LEISTER

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Date:Feb 8, 2018
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