Archive for March, 2011

Wembley Heroes Back Together

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Charity Night Full Of Reminiscences

Kenny Hibbitt and John Richards, the two Wembley scorers when Wolves first lifted the League Cup, are to appear side by side at a night of nostalgia in Staffordshire next month. The big mates are guests at a supper and quiz evening at the Bagot Arms pub in Abbots Bromley, near Rugeley, on Thursday, April 28.

A Blooming Good Time!

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Eventful Career Of Lad Cullis Rejected

He never played in Wolves' first team and admits his young heart was broken when Stan Cullis showed him the door. But, by being chauffeured into training as a Blackpool youngster by Stanley Matthews and helping put Manchester City's team of champions in the shade during one of his countless trips to the USA, Graham Newton can point to a very colourful life in football.

Duggie’s Back!

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

Woodfield Home At Last

David Woodfield is back living and settled in the UK - following a staggering three decades in far-flung corners of the globe. The long-time Wolves centre-half was said to have few designs on returning home when we featured him at length in January, 2009, relying purely on third-party help. But we have finally now caught up with him and received first-hand confirmation that he is here again for good.

Memory Match: Wolves 1 Albion 2

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Defeat Fails To Mask Cullis's Great Faith

Unusual though it is for us to spotlight a Wolves defeat in this feature - especially one against the opponents in question - the history books show this to be a notable date in the club's history. Well, it's not every day you prepare for a match against your nearest and not so dearest by making SEVEN changes and handing out THREE debuts.

Fleeting Fame In The Dogfight

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Injury-Stricken Youngster Who Has Prospered Back Home

Anthony Kernan's introduction to Wolverhampton Wanderers was a paid-for trip to the 1980 League Cup final in the company of the club's other schoolboys. Alas, his first-team career at Molineux is a candidate for the 'one-game wonder' category, his solitary appearance coming in a low-key 0-0 draw at Coventry 29 years ago this month.

My Libyan Experiences – McParland

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Trying Times Under Gaddafi Rule

Current events in Libya are of particular interest to Peter McParland - the former Wolves and Aston Villa forward is one of the handful of Britons to have coached there. The 76-year-old Ulsterman, who was at Villa Park yesterday to see the Premier League survival battle take another twist, spent a season and a half in North Africa from 1979 and says he had a low opinion of the state leader even then.

Villa v Wolves – An Abundance Of History

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Memories To Stir The Passions

As fellow founder members of the Football League, Wolves and Aston Villa have met in the Second City almost 60 times, wartime competition apart. And Wolves fans won't want to spend too long looking at the win-loss account before tomorrow's big Premier League meeting because Villa are well ahead.

A Dash Of Stoutt

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

This Round's On Steve!

It was Steve Stoutt's search for security that caused him to switch his focus from points to pints - or more specifically to pintas. The 1980s Wolves utility man did his share of club hopping by playing for Grimsby, Lincoln and Boston United after leaving Molineux within a few days of the Sherpa Van Trophy arriving there in May, 1988.

Holsy Recalls Wednesday Woe Day

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Boro Mauling Meant Survival Was No Shaw Thing

It was one of the most spectacular defeats in Wolves' history that opened the door for John Holsgrove's first-team debut for the club. But the 9-3 annihilation at Southampton that immediately preceded his big chance in the autumn of 1965 was small beer compared with a slaughter the defender found himself on the end of in his post-Molineux career.

Emotional Day For Brazier Family

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

All Stars Pay Tribute To Boldmere Veteran

Wolves All Stars have their first outing of the year when they take part in a memorial game for the brother of former Molineux utility man Colin Brazier. Andi Brazier passed away at the age of 48 early last year following a lengthy illness, having had trials with Wolves as a youngster.

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