Mick has been getting some stick lately but he played his cards brilliantly in the much-needed win against Sunderland.
Wolves played well, as usual, but found themselves a goal down, as usual, as the final whistle approached. The manager responded decisively and his two substitutes brought about the victory.
It was a great game against the Black Cats and one that showed the best and worst of Wolves. We worked hard, never stopped trying to play football and put some great sequences together.
Jarvis repeatedly skinned his full back and Doyle gave a man-of-the-match display getting through the work of two strikers with his craft and energy. In the middle, Milijas looked comfortable on the ball and played some incredible passes while Mancienne never stopped tackling.
The full backs contributed too, overlapping whenever possible to join the attack.
Zubar and Hennessey came back after long absences and both looked like they had never been away.
Unfortunately, the defence often looked desperate and we put ourselves under pressure needlessly at times with under-hit back passes and hesitation. Stearman got himself in to trouble on a few occasions and was at fault for the Sunderland equaliser. He was caught flat-footed against one of the fastest and most deadly strikers in the league, Darren Bent.
He's like our version of Titus Bramble - a good defender in all aspects of the game but capable of one calamitous mistake in every game he plays. That's why he hasn't overtaken Jody Craddock in the pecking order yet, despite his teammates' years.
But let's focus on the massive positive of the weekend - three beautiful points. A win is so important because it's so tight in the league this year. Win next weekend and, if other results go our way, we could climb out of the drop-zone which is a nice thought considering we've had what is widely regarded as a poor start to the season.
Compare the start Aston Villa have had to the season. Praise has been heaped on our neighbours for their use of young players. Their fans are happy enough with the manager and nobody has mentioned them being in a relegation battle this season. But Villa are just five points ahead of us - something that could be reversed in 180 minutes of football.
On Saturday, Mick showed that he has got the tactical nous to guide us back to winning ways in the coming weeks. He brought on Hunt and Ebanks-Blake when we were behind and first the striker's header was parried out for the Irishman to tap in. Then Sylvain rocketed home the winner after Doyle had found him in the box. My faith is restored and I bet the Wolves training ground is full of positivity now too.
Blackburn are up next, fresh from conceding seven against Manchester United.
Let's heap on the misery!