Season 2008/2009 was just extraordinary. We lead from the front from late Autumn and ended up as champions, clinching promotion in front of our own fans at home to QPR and clinching the title away at Barnsley before coming back to Molineux for a huge celebration - and a win - against Doncaster Rovers.
The unforgettable celebrations were hard earned and richly deserved. It's been 32 years in the making. I'm not going to labour the point I made about Wolves building something positive and the need to keep faith in Mick McCarthy because I think last season has vindicated that.
This season is a whole different ball game. We have invested well during the close season, given the limits of our resources, and we have a stronger squad than the one that finished last season. However we are now a small fish in a very large pond and we will be underdogs in almost every game we play. We're not a Premier Team, we're simply a team that has earned the right to play there and Mick McCarthy was wise to make that distinction.
So far though it's not gone too badly, Against West Ham we were good but they were better and they punished our defensive errors. Away at Wigan we were terrific and earned our first away win in the top flight in over 25 years!
The following weekend we were away at free spending Manchester City who fielded a line up including Gareth Barry, Carlos Tevez, Shaun Wright Phillips, Robinho and Emmanuel Adebayor. We looked a bit overawed at the beginning and conceded a goal in the first 20 minutes. We changed our formation and took the game to them in the second half though. Keough hit the bar and Elokobi and Jarvis both had chances. I went there expecting us to get hammered and came away disappointed that we didn't get a point but proud of my team.
Today we conceded an early goal but came back to earn a 1-1 draw in a physical encounter with Hull City.
In a fortnight's time I'm off to Lancashire for an away fixture at Blackburn Rovers and may well be heading up to the North West of Blighty later on this month for the small matter of a Carling Cup tie with Manchester United...!