Archive for March, 2017

Filling In Some Gaps On Giant Keeper

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Tall And Promising - But No Way Through For 'No Chance'!

“Big, tall lad, dark hair.” Such was the initial response of Fred Davies, Jim Barron and Phil Parkes to my mention of the name, 'Bob Knight'. They were three of the other keepers at Molineux at the same time and it is not surprising they didn’t have too many memories of him.

Different World, Different Outcome

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

When Billy Laboured Against Opponents From The East

Lithuania wasn't even recognised as a nation, in football or otherwise, when Billy Wright was immaculately plying his trade and making friends across the world. Nor did England play matches in March. And the thought of the captaincy being passed around like it now is.......well, it just didn't happen.

Fondly Remembered: Mickey Lill

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Title Winner Who Appeared Under Cloak Of Secrecy

Sixty years ago next week, Wolves played - and, of course, beat - Borussia Dortmund, the club who hosted last night's Germany v England international. Curiously, the press write-ups of the 1957 Molineux friendly contained considerable criticism of the fact there were no announcements about the substitutes Stan Cullis used, one Fleet Street reporter, David Williams, kicking off his piece off by revealing that the 'numberless inside-right who finished this thriller was 20-year-old Michael Lill.'

‘Dangerous’ Times But Hibby Still Well Ahead

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Fifty Is In Sight For Popular Midfielder

David Edwards is closing in on two notable landmarks as he continues the most fruitful time of his football career. A 12-month spell that began with his selection for Wales' memorable assault on last summer's European Championships finals in France has continued with him taking his club goal tally for 2016-17 into double figures.

All Change – And Deemed Legal

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Liverpool Rotation Did Not Save Surprised Wolves

With the semi-final draw made, we may have passed the rounds in 2016-17 in which squad rotation is seen as a controversial, thorny issue in the FA Cup. But Wolves supporters might be interested to be reminded and in some cases learn of the time Bill Shankly made big headlines by spectacularly ringing the changes before an end-of-season League game at Molineux in 1964-65.

Wheel Meet Again!

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

How Chung Was Choked On And Off The Pitch

Plenty is known about Sammy Chung as a trusted, loyal no 2. Wolves fans also have fond memories of his success here as a promotion-winning manager. What is much less familiar to us is his time as a frustrated hat-trick star and even as a car-theft victim.

A Once-A-Season Experience

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Senior Opportunities Came For Craig.......SLOWLY!

Few and far between are the players who have appeared in a club’s first team in four successive seasons but only on a solitary occasion each time. Maybe that statistic gives Craig Moss a unique claim to fame in the gold and black of Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Fulfilled To The End

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Wolves Heroics Were Only A Bit Of Les' Story

Ted Farmer has been used more than once by Wolves Heroes to offer an over-view of players he knew much better than we did. There was a different procedure at Telford Crematorium today. Within our earshot, he merely wandered over to the son of Les Cocker and smiled: "He'd got it, you know, your father."

Team-Mate Of The Stars – But Paul Missed Out On Wolves Chance

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Botham, McClaren And DJ In Midfielder's Varied Past

His headmaster was decidedly unhappy. He wanted as many students as possible to be heading to university. But Paul Moss was quite certain: he wanted to be a footballer. And for a goodly while, that looked as if it was going to be in Everton blue. It was home sickness that brought him to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Dear Diary Entry 65

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Another 'Curse Of The Old Boys' Case

Monday, February 6: Some further reflections on Wolves' surprise defeat at Burton on Saturday......it wasn't all about impressive goal-scoring loanee Michael Kightly, who spoke with good grace afterwards about the role he played in turning round a game which appeared to be going the way of his former employers.

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