Archive for September, 2011

Masters’ Message From The North

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Unlucky Defender At Home Overseas

Neil Masters has used Facebook and Wolves Heroes to say hello to friends from his ill-fated mid-1990s stay at Molineux. The Ulster-born full-back has been resident in Norway for the last nine years and is so smitten with the country that he has had the national flag added to his picture on the social network site.

Quite A Day!

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Memorable Date In Wolves' History

Things have tended to happen in Wolverhampton Wanderers' world on September 26. Whether we're looking in fairly modern times or way back, this has been a highly significant date for welcomes, farewells and celebrations.

Costly Discarding Of World Cup Winner

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

How Wolves Briefly Had A Ball

Even the best of them sometimes get it wrong. In the case of Stan Cullis, we can put the name of Alan Ball down as a rare stain on a magnificent managerial career. Wolves had the firebrand red-head in their grasp as a 15-year-old and it was to their great regret over the years that they let him slip away following more than two months of trial matches and training in the West Midlands.

Kendo Spirit Lives On

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Family Pride To Be Reflected In Print

Mark Kendall's family have underlined a firm friendship in the West Midlands by being interviewed for a forthcoming Wolves book. The popular keeper's widow Gaynor and the couple's grown-up children agreed to a visit to the family home in South Wales by Clive Corbett, author of the soon-to-be-published Out Of Darkness.

McNab’s Molineux Frustration

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

LA Story Clouded By Injury Misfortune

Bob McNab does not look upon his time at Molineux with any particular fondness. The 1975-76 season was a frustrating time for a player who prided himself on being the fittest of the bunch at the heart of success. That was what he had been used to as a key part of the mighty Arsenal side of the early 1970s and the winners of the esteemed double.

Dear Diary…

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Some Molineux-Based Musings

As we continue to look at ways of making this website a little more interactive, we thought it might be useful to highlight our efforts more broadly from time to time - in diary form. Our on-line postings three or four times a week reveal the fruits of our labours but considerable work goes on behind the scenes as well, so here's the first in an occasional series showing our numerous dealings with the extended Wolves family.

Parkin A Record-Breaker Among Legends

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

A Quality Full-Back - Too Right

Q: Am I correct in saying that, when you signed for Wolves, you were a right-back before becoming our left-back for all those years? (From Fleet Wolf). A: Yes, I was a right-back at Huddersfield and came to Wolves in that position. I was hopeless with my left foot. I stayed in that role until Bernard Shaw was signed by Bill McGarry – he was also right-footed but was signed to play at left-back. He was like me, though. He couldn’t kick with his left, so McGarry stuck me out there.

Dave Back To His Roots

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Thomas Content On Familiar Ground

Dave Thomas has fulfilled a promise to himself by returning to his north-east roots. It took well over 40 years but, after more than 500 games in first-team professional football and a long career in teaching, he has made it. "There was always an attraction for us to come back up here," he said.

A Squeak Preview

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Honour For Our Latest Q & A Man

Right-back or left-back, Allen or McGarry, Wembley 74 or Wembley 80 - and why the nickname 'Squeak'? These and many other talking points will have a full airing when John Richards presents his Q & A with Derek Parkin in the next few days.

Teeing Off In Numbers For Barry

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Old Mates Rally To The Cause

Half a dozen former Wolves players have come forward as part of a bumper turn-out on the fairways next week in support of the club's FA Cup-winning inside-forward Barry Stobart. Willie Carr, Steve Daley, Mel Eves, Geoff Palmer, Phil Parkes and Dave Wagstaffe are due to be playing in a competition at The Wergs, near Tettenhall, on Thursday (September 8).

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