Archive for July, 2018

Goodbye And Good Luck To True Champion

Sunday, July 29th, 2018

Top Guy Keeper Who Has Left A Favourable Mark On Us All

We couldn't let Carl Ikeme's announcement of his retirement pass without due appreciation. Paul Berry knew the popular keeper well, both during his time as Wolves correspondent of the Birmingham Mail and then during their nine and a half years together at the club. Here is his personal tribute.

Adding The Gloss To Some Cherished Memories

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Detailed Look At Molineux Life Beneath The Surface

He is responsible for probably the most exclusive book ever produced about Wolverhampton Wanderers - a title that has only two copies - and was a close personal friend of its subject, Bert Williams. Down the years, he has also dined and holidayed with Derek Parkin, included various other Wolves favourites among his good pals and even spent two seasons in the mid-1960s playing in the club's junior sides.

Back In The Swing

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Wolves Golf Dates For The Diary

What better day than the one straight after Francesco Molinari's famous Open Championship triumph than to look ahead to when Molineux favourites will again be gracing the area's fairways en bloc early in the new season? Golf has always been a favoured second sport for footballers and Kenny Hibbitt, Phil Parkes and many others ensure that the trend is very much reflected in these parts.

Keane’s New Molineux Link

Friday, July 20th, 2018

Evans Flies To Aid Of Star He Helped Shape

More than 20 years ago, Chris Evans sat next to Robbie Keane at Molineux as the precocious teenager put pen to paper on the contract he used to propel himself on the road to fame and fortune. Now comes the intriguing possibility that the two might work side by side in the technical area after they linked up for several weeks on Indian Super League duty.

Hibby Relishing Promotional Hard Work

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Book Tour Dates Mounting Up For Kenny

Across the small matter of 574 first-team matches, Wolverhampton Wanderers fans grew accustomed to Kenny Hibbitt putting in one heck of a shift. Not for nothing did this legendary midfielder became synonymous with a sweat-soaked gold shirt. He was one of the game's true workaholics.

From Russia……With Some Closing Thoughts

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

A Whole Lot Of Fun Even For Those Of Us Left At Home

In sounding the full-time whistle on our month of World Cup and Russia-themed posts, we offer a few closing thoughts on the tournament and the general armchair experience - from a Wolves angle, of course. We trust you have enjoyed this different slant and will stick with us keenly for our return to a more routine output from this coming Tuesday.

Undefeated – And Now Undaunted

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Wolves Favourite Geoff Backs Our Boys

His Wolves stay was truly blighted by misfortune and his England career was relatively brief, albeit successful. Geoff Thomas, who has the impressive Three Lions record of nine caps, no defeats, will this teatime share with viewers his confidence that Gareth Southgate's side will prove a step too far for Croatia.

Italian Conquest Under Captain Fantastic

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

Mick's Major Mark With Jack's Army

Steve Bull's fairytale journey was not the only Wolves-themed story from the World Cup finals 28 years ago - although we didn't know it at the time. One of the bruising stoppers barring his and England's path was a man who would make his own sizeable imprint at the club and even give the record-breaking striker his last senior outing at Molineux.

Honouring The History Makers

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Heroic Canadians Take Their Bow

A momentous day in British Columbia has this week linked a Wolves midfielder from this century to a favourite from the last one - with the World Cup as the central theme. Vancouver Whitecaps' home game against Colorado Rapids was preceded by a popular walk-on appearance by members of Canada’s 1986 World Cup squad and management team.

Dear Diary Entry 81

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Remembering An Important Engagement

Thursday, June 7: Enjoyed following the likes of Phil Parkes, John McAlle, Geoff Palmer and Steve Daley and going to speak to the Molineux Memories dementia group at the stadium. Having decided months ago I wanted to support this very worthy cause, I enjoyed my hour or so with more than a dozen fans in one of the Billy Wright Stand executive boxes.

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