Swiss Role A Good Omen

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

A Link To The Boys Of 66

Last time Wolves went to Switzerland on a pre-season tour, England had just lifted the Jules Rimet Trophy......well, we had to launch our three or four weeks of World Cup-themed stories on an upbeat note! These are exciting days all round. The publication of the Premier League fixtures has whetted Molineux appetites for the journey ahead and, against Tunisia in Volvograd tomorrow, Gareth Southgate's side take their first steps in the finals of Russia 2018.

A Sight To Inspire Us All

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Hayward Family Living On Strongly At Molineux

For the best part of a decade, he literally travelled the length of the country in Wolves’ cause, his heart undeniably on his sleeve. Today, with his notes and thinning hair blowing in the wind, Jonathan Hayward addressed a gathering of several hundred fans outside Molineux and spoke proudly of his family’s enduring links with the club and Wolverhampton. Well, not many can say their dad has had a statue unveiled in his memory.

An Unlucky One-Off

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

Caswell Opens Up On His Fleeting Molineux Stay

What in some ways was viewed as lift-off day in the Wolverhampton Wanderers renaissance proved to be the end of Brian Caswell's brief Molineux story. A 2-0 Fourth Division victory at Cardiff in the early months of Graham Turner's management underlined the coming of Steve Bull as a major force and the emergence of Andy Thompson as a penalty-taker of some note. January 24, 1987 also happened to be the day on which Wayne Hennessey was born.

Joining The Patriotic Effort

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Posting With A World Cup Flavour

World Cup 2018 is almost here - and we are preparing ourselves for a partial change of direction to reflect the fact. As with the finals of other major tournaments in the last decade or so, we are planning to tailor our output on here for a few weeks to capture the mood of the country.

Dear Diary Entry 80

Monday, June 4th, 2018

One Artist Paying Tribute To Another

Tuesday, May 1: Have been marvelling, like many others, at the fabulous work of Louise Cobbold, a Suffolk-based artist who has become known in Wolves circles for her depiction of Reuben Neves, Conor Coady, Ivan Cavaleiro and various other players on canvas.

Withe Eyes A Wolverhampton Return

Friday, June 1st, 2018

Busy Time on Signing Circuit

Peter Withe is still hoping to add at least one Wolverhampton date to the hectic schedule that has come with the release of his autobiography. The feelers have been put out both at Molineux and in the city centre with Waterstone's as the striker continues apace on the promotional trail.

A Crossing Of Paths

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Wolves Men's Roles In An Altogether Different Story

A cursory look at Tony Matthews's 1999 reference tome The A-Z of Wolves reminds us what a large crossover of players there has been over the decades between Molineux and Villa Park. Some, like Peter Broadbent and Derek Dougan, had by far their best years on this side of the patch. Others - Peter Withe and Nigel Sims, for example - flowered in the Second City. A third batch, perhaps headed by Andy Gray, John Burridge and Steve Froggatt, contains men who flourished in both camps.

Another Hero Immortalised

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

A Ceremony To Be Savoured

One important date is being marked by the keenly-awaited unveiling of the Sir Jack Hayward statue next month - namely, what would have been the great benefactor's 95th birthday. Another would have been celebrated had the wraps been coming off today, the reason being that this is the 15th anniversary of the game etched in our memories partly because of the famous thumbs-up sign that gave sculptor James Butler the perfect image to create.

Dual Qualification, Dual Interest

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Midfielder Wanted By Two Teams For Same Game

Barry Powell has told the story of how he came to be pursued by both England and Wales for an age-group game during his formative Molineux years - but ended up playing for neither in it! The Warwickshire-born 1973 FA Cup semi-finalist and Wembley substitute from 12 months later is remembered as an international at different levels for the country of his birth. But he might easily have played for the one over the border as he qualified for them through his parents' roots.

Hibby Hotfooting It Towards Launch Day

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

Countdown To Exciting Print Run

Another Wolves book will shortly be hitting the shelves, with Kenny Hibbitt's autobiography likely to go on sale next month. This long-awaited publication has been several years in the making, with the legendary midfielder engaging his long-time friend Chris Smith and then another former Express & Star man, Tim Nash, on ghost-writing duties.

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