ARE you thinking what we're thinking?
That Wolves, with Glenn Hoddle at the helm, could be one hell of a force in the Championship next season?
Hoddle has himself suggested that Wolves are heading for a crucial season given that August will provide the launchpad for a final assault on promotion with the last wad of parachute money following relegation from the Premiership.
A crucial season indeed, but first off this is going to be a pretty crucial week as Wolves try and tie up Hoddle's future.
On this evidence, a successful conclusion to those thorough negotiations would leave Wolves - as Reading boss Steve Coppell suggested - starting as very much short-priced favourites for a return to the top-flight.
Now how many times have we been thinking that before?
But with just one league defeat in what now amounts half a season, Hoddle is more than entitled to believe that with an addition to the squad here and a bit of tinkering there, there is every chance of a hugely promising campaign just around the corner.
At Reading Wolves were again patient and yet purposeful, powerful and yet poised.
Without appearing to bat an eyelid as Nicky Forster volleyed the Royals into an eighth minute lead, the visitors simply continued going about their business, spraying the ball around with abandon with Seyi Olofinjana producing the sort of midfield masterclass which made him a target for Monaco this time last year.
Seol had tested Marcus Hahnemann with a first half piledriver, but the Reading keeper had no chance on 53 minutes when Leon Clarke converted Lee Naylor's deliciously whipped-in corner via the head of Martin Keown.
Then, with just six minutes remaining, at the same end of the ground where Alex Rae broke Reading hearts with a playoff-semi final goal almost two years ago, the lively Rohan Ricketts danced through the Royals' rearguard to deliver an almost equally painful winner.
Reading must love Wolves, not only have they now put the skids under their latest top six bid but it's five consecutive defeats against the men in gold and black.
For those long suffering Wolves fans, whose season's travels across the length and breadth of the country are now over, it's time to look to the future rather than the past.
Almost to a man they chanted Hoddle's name, receiving a fair few waves in return, and unlike Coventry their praise was not followed by an equaliser for the hosts as Michael Oakes gathered Les Ferdinand's injury time shot.
"There's always next season" is a phrase that has become entrenched in Molineux folklore.
"Are you thinking what we're thinking?"
Yes, after an unbeaten run now stretching to 17 games, this time there just might be something in it. READING (4-4-2): Hahnemann; Murty, Sonko, Keown, Hughes; Little (Ferdinand 74), Sidwell, Harper, Brooker (Ingimarsson 62); Kitson, Forster. Not used: Young, Newman, Convey. WOLVES (4-1-2-3): Oakes 7; Edwards 7, Lescott 7, Craddock 7, Naylor 7;
*OLOFINJANA 9; Cameron 8, Ricketts 8; Seol 8, Miller 7, Clarke 7 (Bischoff 90). Not used: Jones, Cooper, Clingan, Cornes. REFEREE: R. Styles (Hampshire)