Bully's Big Winner Made Major History
We always said there would never be another Steve Bull and the passage of time is doing nothing to make us revise that opinion. It is 27 years today since the striker assumed the mantel of leading all-time Wolves goalscorer and the colossal way in which he went on raising the bar seems as impressive now as it ever did.
Echoes Of The Past Through Semi-Final Spot
Wolves are in the FA Cup semi-finals, so we just had to speak in a hurry to the only man other than Stan Cullis to have twice led the club into the last four of this competition in the last 100 years. So what was John Barnwell's Saturday night like as Manchester United perished where Liverpool had done by the same score three rounds and two and a half months earlier?
Wolves And United - Long-Time Arch RivalsTomorrow's Molineux blockbuster is the fifth time the clubs have met in the sixth round of the competition and the seventh occasion on which they have clashed at this stage or later. The first two of those confrontations were semi-final battles contested almost 70 years ago - on March 26 and April 2 of 1949.
Wolves Move Ended Prospect Of Cup RunWembley hero Peter McParland sacrificed a possible return trip to the twin towers when he signed up in 1962 for a Wolves side who were already out of the FA Cup. The Ulsterman had achieved fame in the competition thanks to the controversial brace that won the 1957 final for Villa against Saturday's Molineux visitors, Manchester United.
Bridge Too Far For TurnerQuite a few highly significant things happened to Wolves a quarter of a century ago. Graham Turner's reign of seven and a half years came to an end, Graham Taylor was appointed as his replacement and, 25 years ago in this second weekend of March, the club visited Chelsea in the quarter-final of the FA Cup.
Rampaging Wing-Back Nears Milestone
Matt Doherty is on the brink of a significant breakthrough in his flourishing Wolverhampton Wanderers career. The Dubliner, whose form in his more attacking role under Nuno Espirito Santo continues to amaze, has played 241 times for the club and is therefore not close to an obvious major landmark.
Winning Trip Back For Popular Centre-HalfDerek Mountfield is delighted to have toasted three well-won points on the latest of his occasional visits back to Molineux. Twenty-five years on from his free-transfer departure from the club, the former League Championship, FA Cup and European Cup Winners Cup winner was on corporate duty in the Stan Cullis and Billy Wright Stands at yesterday's victory over Cardiff.
Dropping By...….En Route For Three More Points
Saturday, February 2:Had the pleasure of a mid-morning 'refuelling' visit from Mel Eves and his chauffeur, Mike Taylor from BBC WM, as they made their way to Everton for Wolves' game today. Pleasant as it was, I guess it would have been better to see them on their way home and had a first-hand account of the side's excellent result and performance at Goodison Park.