Archive for August, 2017

Disappointment For Derek

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

On The Bench In Malta - And Sadly No Further

We have made the point several times before that any number of Wolves players might have won a dozen or two more international caps had they surfaced and peaked in another era. England's World Cup qualifier away to Malta tomorrow brings to mind the closest Derek Parkin went to being honoured by his country at senior level - he was on the bench when Alf Ramsey's team won unconvincingly on the sunshine island in a European Championship game in February, 1971.

Billy Still Our No 1

Monday, August 28th, 2017

'Weighted' Recount Reflects Well On Legendary Skipper

With the spotlight about to switch back to international football, we have decided to look once more at the subject of record caps figures. News of Wayne Rooney's England retirement is still fresh in our minds, the forward having taken his decision to quit at the ultimate level not long after overtaking fellow Old Trafford legend Sir Bobby Charlton as England's all-time highest goalscorer.

Passing-Away Of 1960s Keeper

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Sad News Reaches Us

Alan Boswell, the Wednesbury-born keeper who played ten first-team games for Wolves in the late 1960s, has died at the age of 74. The boyhood Wanderers fan made more than 60 appearances for Walsall before going on to have over 220 League outings for Shrewsbury, the town where he settled, lived and worked for decades.

A Take On The Present

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Reasons To Be Cheerful

Despite that defeat against Cardiff, Wolves have shown enough in their first four League games to suggest they will be at the top end of the Championship come the end of the campaign. The signs are that they will be pushing for one of the promotion spots to the Premier League - a feeling underlined by the Carabao Cup win at Southampton that was secured by goals from Danny Batth and Donovan Wilson.

Figuring It Out 

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

A Huge Gulf In Wolves Game Time

Identifying the most experienced side Wolverhampton Wanderers have ever fielded is a task we will put off for another day. But the rapidly changing face of teams in the modern age, not least at Molineux, prompted us to look at the 2017 Wolves and see how they compare statistically with their counterparts from 1957, 1977 and 1987. The results are quite astounding.

No Doubting Thomas

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Touching Show Of Support For Stricken Star

Tickets are selling fast for a fund-raising evening this autumn in support of former Wolves winger Dave Thomas. Many of the ex-England international's colleagues from his Molineux stay nearly 30 years ago are rallying to the cause by staging and turning out at a dinner at the Red Lion in Bobbington on Thursday, October 5 - the player's 67th birthday.

Leap Of Faith From ‘Train Not Stopping At This Station’

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Time To Bail For Worried Wolves Favourites

From the tales of the strictly unexpected comes this story of a missed pre-match rendezvous, a daring jump from a train and then starring roles in a precious away victory. Oh......and all followed by a hasty trip to the tailor's and a police visit.

Same Faces, Same Fun

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Bumper Turn-Out At Wergs

Wolves favourites, primarily from the 1970s, showed up in sizeable numbers to make their latest annual charity golf day a resounding success. We looked down the field at The Wergs in Tettenhall and came up with this useful line-up from those competing - in the 3-4-3 formation favoured by the present-day Wolves: Phil Parkes, Geoff Palmer, John McAlle, Phil Nicholls, Terry Wharton, Kenny Hibbitt, Willie Carr, Steve Daley, Steve Kindon, John Richards, Mel Eves. 

It’s A Hit!

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Chorus Of Approval For Our New Feature

We were both flattered and surprised by the feedback to the new Player of the Year section we introduced for our readers late last month. In using Facebook as well as our home in cyberspace to promote an area we thought should have a place in the annals of Wolves history, we were delighted to see and read such positive remarks from fans.

A Thumbs-Up From Budgie

Monday, August 7th, 2017

But It Was Roger, Over And Out, All Too Soon

"You are my tip for the top." So said John Burridge in 1983 to a young Shropshire lad who had caught his eye among a promising crop of hopefuls including Darren Wright, Stuart Watkiss, Graham Rodger, Derek Ryan, Martyn Bayly and Joe Jackson. The player singled out by Budgie laughs self-deprecatingly. “Well, that shows just how good a judge of a player John was!”

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