Archive for February, 2012

Today Was The Day

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Anniversary Time In Molineux History

February 28 is both a happy and sad occasion as far as two of Wolves' finest leaders are concerned. It is 11 years today since the passing of Stan Cullis, the club's finest all-time manager and a man whose legend lives on around the city.

Dear Diary, Entry Six

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Landmark, Walks And VIP Invites

Life has been busy, as ever, at Wolves Heroes over the last four or five weeks. And it's time to once more open our window for a look at events behind the scenes here. Sat, Jan 21: The statto in me has unearthed an obscure fact. The home match against Aston Villa today means Mick McCarthy has now been in charge for exactly 100 more Wolves games than John Barnwell was. The respective figures are 267 and 167.

McGhee At Wolves: A New Twist

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Fergie Actually Suggested They Look South

More than 16 years on from Sir Alex Ferguson's supposed endorsement of Mark McGhee as the man for Molineux, the Old Trafford legend has intriguingly painted a somewhat different picture. The perceived wisdom is that the British game's most successful ever manager gave the mid-1990s Wolves, led by chairman Jonathan Hayward, a hefty nudge in the direction of the man who had so ably served him at Aberdeen more than a decade earlier.

Gerry’s Job With A Difference

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Careers That Were Oceans Apart

Weren't ex-footballers supposed to go into the pub trade or a sports shop business in the decades before media and coaching jobs starting presenting themselves in abundance? Gerry Taylor did strike out briefly as a trainee licensee but also had a bash in an altogether more obscure profession - on the Ekofisk oil rig in the North Sea.

A Wish Too Far

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Goal Ace Longed For Magpies Chance

Chris Crowe included a fruitful spell at Wolves in a six-club career that also earned him England recognition at various levels up to and including the seniors. Alas, his unfulfilled dream of playing for Newcastle - the city of his birth - was a regret he took to the grave nine years ago.

Mick: Some Thoughts

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Era Ends, Time For Reflection

'The season has been a complete disaster' said Jez Moxey. 'We are devastated. Fans are as upset as we are and have every right to feel that way.' These aren't the words of Wolves' chief executive today. They are the ones penned by him in his programme notes near the end of the club's 2005-06 season. And they vividly painted the picture of the hopeless post-Hoddle mess that Mick McCarthy walked into on Friday, July 21, 2006 - with promotion aspirations, washed-up players and what remained of supporters' faith piled in a heap against Molineux's doors.

Marching To Molineux Today!

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

An All-Embracing Cause Well Worth Supporting

Ian Marrey and Kieren Caldwell will today walk side by side across the Black Country as a reminder that some things are more important than football; much more important. Ian is a Stourbridge-based Wolves fan, whose son Jude was born with infantile spasms - a condition which means he is still not walking or talking at the age of four and does not use his hands.

A Royal Occasion, Fifty Years On

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Red Carpet Day Tinged With Gold And Black

Wolves can consider themselves fortunate to have had not one, but two visits from The Queen during her reign. When she dropped in on Molineux for the first time, it had been nearly 100 years since a reigning monarch had set foot in the borough of Wolverhampton.

Gould ‘N Glory

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Bobby Wandering In Wolves' Tracks

Bobby Gould has used his latest trip Down Under to keep a fatherly eye on football developments in an environment well known to the present-day Wolves. The former Molineux striker spent time late last month in both New Zealand and Australia, as well as squeezing in a stop-over in Singapore on the way home.

Ray Of Hope Was Soon Snuffed Out

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Molineux Cast-Off Made It Big In Non-League

The Italian word aggio (pronounced adge-o with a soft g) means 'premium.' That would be a pretty good word to describe a bloke by the same name, Ray Aggio. Top man. I wonder what might have happened if Stan Cullis had not been shown the door at Wolves in 1964. Perhaps then, Ray might have been able to look back on a Wolves career that had more than a handful of Central League games as its pinnacle.

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