Archive for August, 2008

Micky’s New Roll

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Catering For The Masses

Former Wolves midfielder Micky Holmes is proving himself a dab hand in the kitchen in the catering business he runs with his wife Bernadette. The couple, having sold a successful pub restaurant near the Leicestershire/Warwickshire border, now operate La Baguette in Leicester city centre - a food outlet serving office workers and train travellers among others.

Wolves’ Western Test

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Robins Next For Masters Of Midlands

Wolves will face Bristol City in their opening game of the Masters Cup tournament's grand final a week on Sunday. The prize for the side who won the Midlands Masters in style is a crack at the team who emerged victorious from the Western group.

Australia, 1972

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

The Mother Of All Tours

Can there ever have been a football trip like it? America, Canada, New Zealand and Australia all in one go. Twelve matches in three countries in 29 days. Players wouldn't stand for it today, not to mention managers, sports scientists, nutrionists and fitness coaches. And the carbon footprint would be extra extra large.

A Celt In Clover

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Evan On His Travels

Long before Lee Naylor took the high road to Scotland for regular Champions League football, two Wolves defenders experienced contrasting fortunes after their own moves to Celtic. Frank Munro, a native of Dundee, had an unhappy 12 months at Parkhead following his switch from Molineux in 1977, but Evan Williams – a goalkeeper who played 15 Wanderers games in the late 1960s – is still enjoying the fruits of the 160-match stint he had in the hooped half of Tartan football’s premier city.

Torment For Waggy

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Winger's Revelation

Dave Wagstaffe has revealed that he used to suffer panic attacks during his playing career. The much-loved former Molineux winger, a notorious worrier and so nervous before games that he used to sneak off to the toilet for a cigarette, told that he was never comfortable in the spotlight.

Hugh’s High Hopes

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

McIlmoyle Backs Ward

One former Wolves man has backed another in tipping Carlisle United to go a step further this season in their quest to escape League One. Former Molineux assistant manager John Ward led the Cumbrians to within a victory of automatic promotion in the spring and then to a play-off semi-final lead following the away first leg against Leeds.

A Dream Ticket – Maybe

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Dilemma For Mick

Missing out on Crewe and popping over to Sorrento instead would be seen by many to be a good swap. Former Wolves reserve keeper Mick Kearns admits to having a few pangs of regret, though, as he forsakes a trip to Gresty Road this weekend in favour of a happy family event in the Italian hot spot.

Ahead Of His Time – Or Asking Too Much?

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Mark Burke: Coach In Waiting

He talks a great game and, in the coming years, Mark Burke is confident of showing he can also coax one out of players. For now, he divides his time between working in England in land property and seeing his girlfriend and seven-year-old son in Holland. The long-term plan, though, is to move into coaching – a door he firmly believes will open.

Floyd Found, Got Gary!

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Defenders Tracked Down

Floyd Streete in the 1980s.Former Wolves favourite Floyd Streete, so often the elusive link in reunions of the club's 1988 Sherpa Van Trophy winners, has finally been tracked down again - to a highly desirable new location in the Caribbean. The powerful central defender is coaching in the Cayman Islands, where he has had a chance meeting with Martin Waud, a Wolves fan from Kinver who has worked in the area for the last few years as an accountant for Price Waterhouse Coopers.

A Gould-en Summer

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Bobby In The Runs

As a striker who scored a dozen or more goals for no fewer than nine clubs - including two spells at Wolves - Bobby Gould's football feats are well known. What aren't as well publicised are his strictly amateur cricketing accomplishments, which show few signs of slowing down, even at the age of 62.

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