Positives are rarer than Stateside election speeches that didn’t end with ‘God Love America’ over this last month.
No wins in five. Back-to-back away defeats at Burnley and Hull.
The natives are restless. Again.
Predicting the Championship can be as tricky as guessing six lottery numbers. And it’s that unpredictability that is giving Stale Solbakken strength ahead of a crucial clash with Brighton this weekend.
“It is a crazy division but we are playing in a crazy division and at the moment we are not doing well enough and not picking up points,” the Norwegian said.
“We have to improve in that department. We are not out of it at all but we have to pick up points quickly.”
Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat at Hull was the club’s third successive away defeat with the loss at Huddersfield coming just after the international break.
That’s a far cry from the previous spell when Wolves had won five out of six in the league. The boss has now called for unity on the pitch.
“We are in a bad spell at the moment for points and for every game we don’t pick anything up it gets more serious,” Solbakken said.
“That makes the pressure come here for every game.
“These are tough times but you have to live with that and come through it.
“Since the international break I think we could have had points in each game apart from Burnley.
“In the other four games we could have had one or three points but we finished with two in total.
“It is important we stand together now and believe.
“We have no margins and have to toughen up and not feel sorry for ourselves and continue playing.”
Richard Stearman, Dave Edwards and Björn Sigurdarson were all brought into the team at Hull and have given themselves a fighting chance of another start.
“It was an unnecessary loss because I think they hardly created any chances,” added Solbakken.
“I think we were the better side for long periods but they scored from the free kick when I don’t think the wall was in the right place.
“It had been a very even first half and I think that was their only shot at goal. We pressurised them at the end of the first half and then they scored out of nothing at the start of the second.
“I don’t see how the second goal can go in, that was one in a hundred and I don’t think he can score from that angle again. That gave us a mountain to climb and a real difficulty to come back.
“We managed to get one goal back and were close to a second but we didn’t manage to do that and it wasn’t our day.
“In the second half we played with a much higher tempo and they struggled to cope with us but they had their lead and defended it well.”