Winning back-to-back games at the very start of a season?
Or winning two games at the beginning of a Premier League campaign?
You might as try to find gold in a silver mine, or drink whisky from a bottle of wine – (with thanks to Elton John for use of imagery, in the days when he really was quite good).
But that opening day win at Ewood Park has given Wolves the opportunity of setting up a very rare feet indeed when they face Fulham at Molineux on Sunday.
You have to go back to the first two games of the 1998/99 season when Wolves last won their first two league games.
Tranmere and Oxford were felled in what is now the Championship.
It also happened in the 1996/97 season with wins over Grimsby and Bradford, and in 1992/93 with wins over Brentford and Leicester.
But in the top flight? You have to go back to the days when Mick McCarthy was English.
It was the beginning of 1979/80 season when Wolves toppled beat Derby County and Ipswich Town.
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McCarthy was turning out for Barnsley in a 2-0 home win over Reading at Oakwell and Willie Carr, Peter Daniel and Mel Eves were downing Ipswich in front of 22,025 folk at Molineux just three days after Wayne Clarke’s goal handed them an opening day win at Derby.
Expectations have already, if not gone through the roof, then risen upwards appreciably towards the ceiling, following the 2-1 win at Blackburn – their first at Rovers in 19 years.
So what could a home win over Fulham do for optimism levels?
As ever, manager McCarthy is keeping a lid on emotions. There’s nobody getting carried away, despite the confident manner in which his team turned around a deficit to win a Premier game – again a landmark.
“Confidence can be twofold, not just how we looked but maybe a nervy performance from the home team on the first day of the season,” he said. “When you go behind at home that can be difficult. “But it’s up to the opposition to take advantage of that and we did.
“It’s our third year in the Premier League and the players that have come in have added something and the ones that were already here have got better. I hope they continue to play that way.
“Only one down, though – 37 to go! It’s a good start but we’re not getting carried away.
“We’ve got Fulham to come next and then Villa so we’ve got tough games ahead.”
Beat Fulham and thoughts will immediately turn to Villa and to Matt Jarvis’s memorable winner there last season.
Want to know the last time Wolves chalked off three successive wins at the start of a campaign? The answer is 41 years back in 1969/70 when Stoke, Southampton (home and away) and Sheffield Wednesday were beaten – but now even this author is getting carried away.
Forget three wins, Fulham initially and then safety remain the targets.
“I think we were better than just escaping last year,” added McCarthy. “We did get more points than the season before and we expect with the squad we’ve got to be better than that.
“Now we want to improve on last season.”