Archive for December, 2012

An End-of-Year Sale

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Be Quick! Quality Books Available

If Santa didn't bring you quite what you wanted this Christmas, please allow us to draw your attention to a few items of Wolverhampton Wanderers literature. Our sister company Thomas Publications have recently come by a copy of two books that have not been on the shelves for many, many years and have them up for sale here, on a first-come-first-served basis, at £15 each.

Made In Wales

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Proud Boy From The Valleys Who Shone At Wolves

Nigel Vaughan, Newport's Player of the Year in the promotion and Welsh Cup winning side of 1979-80, was a product of local football and joined the groundstaff after a trial in December, 1974. "My brother Haydn was associated with County and knew Graham Reynolds," he said. "They’d been trying to persuade me to go down for a while. I’d been playing for Lodge and also had a few games for Albion Rovers."

Season’s Greetings – Back Soon!

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Festive Message With An Insight Into How Christmas Used To Be

In wishing all our readers a wonderful Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year, may we also offer a reminder that we plan to be back on Thursday. We are treating ourselves to a day off tomorrow and will be at the Wolves v Peterborough game on Boxing Day ready for a not-so-early return to duty on the 27th.

George Showell: 1934 – 2012

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Patient Local Boy Who Came Very Good

There's a temptation to think that Wolves won every week in what has become fondly known as the glory years. Not so. Page 82 of the 2002 book Forever Wolves shows Malcolm Finlayson floundering as he is beaten by South African Peter Hauser in a game played just over half a century ago. It is one of seven goals Stan Cullis's side conceded on that embarrassing afternoon. With a certain poignancy, the photo is of a match at Blackpool and shows George Showell - clad in the club's all white change strip - powerless in the background.

Shock Death Of George Showell

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Defender Passes Away In North Wales

Sad news has reached us this teatime of the passing of George Showell, another of Wolverhampton Wanderers' highly decorated golden generation. The long-serving defender reportedly collapsed at a supermarket in his home town of Wrexham this morning. He was 78.

Dear Diary, Entry 16

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

Familiar (Wolves) Faces On The Potteries Beat

Wednesday, November 21: Received a tap on the shoulder as I was climbing the steps of the Britannia Stadium's main stand before the Stoke v Newcastle game and was surprised to see a beaming Ade Akinbiyi behind me. He was looking very dapper in his peaked cap, which also guaranteed him a certain amount of anonymity in the crowd.

Beeb Insight Into How Honved Were Humbled

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Anniversary Look Back At Molineux's Most Famous Night

Ron Flowers and Ron Atkinson have had the TV cameras whirring in their presence in the build-up to Christmas by reminiscing over a milestone Molineux date. It is 58 years tonight since Stan Cullis's side beat Honved 3-2 in probably the most famous game ever played at the stadium and the duo's memories will be broadcast on the Thursday edition of BBC Midlands Today.

A Wolf In More Familiar Clothing

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Two-Goal Peter The Big Cup Draw

Peter McParland clearly isn't content with just the appearance he made on the Match of the Day 2 closing credits last night. He's now getting his hands on the FA Cup all over again as well. The man whose goals for Wolves late in 1961-62 spelled the probable difference between relegation and survival is, of course, better known for his deeds across the patch at Aston Villa.

Home Again Withe Friends

Friday, December 7th, 2012

West Midlands The Base For Job Search

It was a sign of things to come when Peter Withe bumped into John Richards recently and, around the same time, was handed a note to contact Steve Daley. After around seven years in Western Australia, the 1982 European Cup final match winner is back living in the West Midlands 'for a couple of seasons at least,' not only looking for work but also catching up with old friends.

Braze Yourself!

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Airport Call Led To Surprise Lift-Off

Colin Brazier assumed he had seen the last of Jacksonville when he flew out of the North Florida city with his Wolves team-mates in the summer before the 'club in administration' notices first went up at Molineux. It was only when he was about to board another plane in England soon afterwards that he realised he must have made a big impact on American-based eyes.

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