There have been many standout moments in this record breaking, tear-inducing season.
Moments that we turned round to those stood around us and proclaimed…
‘We are too good for this league.’
Ruben Neves’ volley at Derby, Diogo Jota’s goal against Sheffield United and Leo Bonatini’s away at Burton.
But an understated moment for me came just down the road from the Pirelli Stadium at Derby County’s iPro sponsored Meccano Ground.
With Derby players pressing this bunch of ‘precocious foreigners’ Willy Boly picked up the ball.
Willy Boly, all 6ft 3 of him.
A towering, wall of a man. Picked the ball up and effortlessly scooped it over the oncoming Ram before clipping a ball effortlessly into midfield.
With one flick of a football, a new hero was born.
A cult hero.
For me the notion of a cult hero has always been one I have slightly winced at.
Normally reserved for those who don’t have enough quality or class to be real legends, but fans ironically clap their every move.
Make no mistake, there is no irony to the adoration that the Molineux masses have for the French Wall.
His composure and panache mixed with uncompromising physicality and aggression, make him almost the perfect defender.
When the team have been on top of a game, which has happened for the majority of this season, the former Porto man has looked simply majestic, magnificent.
A defender with the ability that Wolves fans could simply only dream of.
But that is not to say that Boly can’t mix it.
When Kenneth Zohore came up against the 27 year old in a title decider in Cardiff. Boly stood up and was counted.
He rutted horns with one of the most physical strikers in the league and left South Wales with his pelt wrapped around his monstrous shoulders.
At Middlesbrough his chest appeared to stretch from Newcastle to Plymouth.
Everything the hosts hit bounced off the indomitable Frenchman.
Then, just to remind you that he is so much more than a blood and thunder passion merchant, against Derby, he once again came to centre stage.
After picking the ball up he played the most elegant, the most delightful lofted through ball to Jota, who could barely miss.
Had Wolves not been treated to the delights of Neves this year he would arguably be one of the most talented footballers to ever wear a Wolves shirt, full stop.
You have one clear choice for Wolves Fancast Player of the Season. It’s Big Willy.
Jeff Shi and Fosun are clearly ready to splash the cash to make a real indent on the Premier League, they could do a lot worse than to ensure their French collosus is their first signing of a landmark summer.
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