Archive for October, 2015

Dear Diary Entry 49

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Movement, On And Off The Pitch

Monday, October 5: Was surprised to learn that the long-time Wolves academy chief Chris Evans had left his role as head of football operations at Derby after just under two years. The Rams again appear to have the strongest squad in the Championship, so surely they won't mess up again.

United States, 1969

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Goal Glut Made Wolves Champions Again

There was no swimming in the ocean, no brushes with pop star 'royalty' and no epic extra-time golden goal winner when Wolves returned to the land of their famous 1967 conquest. Two years on from lapping it up on Los Angeles' fashionable Wilshire Boulevard, meeting The Monkees and finally overcoming Aberdeen in a final that is still regularly talked about on both sides of Hadrian's Wall, they had to make do with somewhat less plush and desirable surrounds.

Rolling Back The Decades

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Youth Cup Pals Together Again

You don't have to have played hundreds of games to acquire deep feelings for Wolverhampton Wanderers. Away from tonight's higher-profile gathering of well over a dozen Molineux favourites at the Daventry Wolves 40th anniversary dinner, two team-mates from more than half a century ago were having a mini reunion of their own.

Wolves: Champions Of The World

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Title Winners In Two Countries

It is well known that Wolves were founder members of the Football League and played a key role in the establishment of what is now the Champions League. As a leading side, who won the FA Cup four times and the League three times by 1960, they were naturally one of the first clubs to play in the newly formed European Cup.

A Weekend With The Richardses

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

Billy On His Way Back

Billy Rafferty is relishing the thought of his impending return to Molineux - and looking forward to meeting the mates who helped make his stay a happy one. The burly striker turns 65 in December and is savouring the prospect of chatting over old times when he attends the Daventry Wolves Supporters Club 40th anniversary dinner next weekend.

California Dreamin’

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Tommy Rocking On

It must have taken great courage and belief to walk away from a productive goal-scoring career in Ireland and Scotland to sign for a club yet to play a game. That is exactly what Tommy Stewart did when he joined the brand new Sacramento Republic in the summer of 2014.

Shaping Up As Promotion Challengers

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Are Wolves Finding Their Feet?

After a rather mish-mash start to the season, Wolves look to have finally found their feet a little – with two convincing performances under their belts in the last two games. Now they have the chance to get themselves back into the play-off places when the Championship programme resumes. International breaks can be a bit of a nuisance and surely Kenny Jackett would have thrived on trying to continue the form the club were in going into the break.

Now Bailey Hits The Shelves

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

Inspirational Captain Tells His Story

Wolves fans are being offered another invaluable 'take' from the inside on the club's late 1960s resurgence and their thrilling take-off as a major force early in the following decade. As a follow-up to the Dave Wagstaffe and Frank Munro stories that have been published in the last few years, skipper Mike Bailey is now busy putting pen to paper.

Fans’ Day Of Pure Nostalgia

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

An Afternoon To Be Remembered

Molineux was a happy place for the latest step in Wolves' autumn improvement......even for one fan who was hoping for a Huddersfield victory. Among the 18,166 crowd for Saturday's second successive 3-0 victory were an overseas-based Wolves supporter who hadn't been to the ground for more than 44 years and the daughter of a late Wanderers goalkeeper who has lived for nearly all of her life in Yorkshire.

A Warm Welcome ‘Home’

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Reception Committee For Exiled Irishman

We were delighted to team up with Wolves in giving Maurice Daly a day to remember on the occasion of his first visit to Molineux for more than 35 years. We made sure we were in attendance to welcome the Dubliner back to the ground where he made his name as a left-sided full-back and winger in the second half of the 1970s.

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