Not for the first time this season Wolverhampton Wanderers were booed off the pitch at Molineux on Tuesday night.
But the acid test of the Wolves fans' mood will come on Saturday when Dave Jones returns to his old haunts with Cardiff City.
Jones was so close to putting one over his old club when Cardiff led Wolves 2-0 with the game well into its final quarter at Ninian Park in late August. Although Glenn Hoddle's men came back well that day to draw 2-2, they have struggled to find consistency since.
Most worryingly of all, Tuesday night's goalless bore with Stoke City means Wolves have had only four league wins from their last 15 home games. Wolves legend Kenny Hibbitt, who twice filled the managerial hot seat Jones is in at Cardiff, says that the Bluebirds are simply the latest team capable of unleashing an unpleasant surprise on Molineux.
He said: "If Dave Jones gets his troops mentally prepared, they can get a result. Wolves aren't playing with much confidence at home and have had trouble scoring goals.
"Dave's done a wonderful job at Cardiff to get them where they are. He's surprised a lot of people this season and he's done it all on a tight budget. He's not one of those guys you see jumping up and down, screaming and shouting on the sideline. He gets the respect of the players and that's half the battle. Lose that and you can just forget it."
Hibbitt says his predecessor warrants a good Molineux reception, adding: "I hope everyone remembers the good things he did for the club. He was the first manager in a long time to get Wolves into the top flight."
Darren Anderton, who lasted only 12 minutes against Stoke, is out of Saturday's match because of a pulled hamstring. Mark Kennedy, made captain by Jones at the start of last season, may fail to recover from a foot injury.