Captain Mike Turns 80

Congratulations From The Wolves Family

The cover of The Valley Wanderer showing Mike Bailey as a successful Wolves captain.

May we take this opportunity to wish the happiest of milestone birthdays to Mike Bailey.

The man widely regarded as one of the club’s best ever skippers turns 80 today and we can only hope Wolves deliver with a good performance and result in their game at West Ham.

We will be posting about him in the news area of this site in the next few hours and that will explain why we are a day late with the latest offering.

It is hard to believe that it is five and a half decades since this proud man of Norfolk arrived at Molineux from Charlton – a club he still lives close to.

But how much he repaid the faith shown in him and what a leader and favourite he became in these parts. Have a great day, Mike!

As usual, we close this introductory piece by reminding our readers which Wolves favourites we have featured on here to date:

GOALKEEPERS: Phil Parkes, Mark Kendall, Vince Bartram, Evan Williams, Fred Davies, Geoff Sidebottom, Mike Stowell, Malcolm Finlayson, Alan Boswell, Mick Kearns, Paul Bradshaw, Gary Pierce, Andy de Bont, Scott Barrett, Bert Williams, Alex Scott, Nigel Sims, John Cullen, Kevin Charlton, Bob Wilson, Cyril Sidlow, Jim Barron, Eric Steele, John Burridge, Matt Murray, Scott Brown, Eric Nixon, Chic Brodie, Jeff Wealands, Dave Maclaren, Malcolm White, Geoff Crudgington, Tim Flowers, John Oldfield, Ron Tilsed, Stuart Garnham, Bob Knight, Paul Jones, Rod Arnold, Marcus Hahnemann, John Ruddy, Wayne Hennessey.

DEFENDERS: Paul Blades, Gary Bellamy, Floyd Streete, Bill Shorthouse, Derek Parkin, John Holsgrove, Bob Hazell, Eddie Stuart, George Showell, Darren Bazeley, Lawrie Madden, Ian Ross, Derek Mountfield, Derek Jefferson, John McAlle, David Woodfield, Bobby Thomson, Alan Dodd, Alistair Robertson, Geoff Palmer, Joe Gallagher, George Berry, John Rutter, Billy Wright, Chris Brindley, Graham Hawkins, Peter Shirtliff, Ricki Herbert, Mick Hollifield, Bill Slater, Bob Coy, Gwyn Jones, Joe Gardiner, Jimmy McVeigh, Jody Craddock, Peter Zelem, Darren Simkin, Adrian Williams, John Humphrey, Gary Cutler, Nigel Williams, Roy Pritchard, Graham Rodger, Brian Roberts, Jamie Smith, Gerry Harris, Dean Richards, Steve Stoutt, Keith Pritchett, Keith Curle, Keith Lowe, John Southall, Bob McNab, Neil Masters, Brian Owen, Joe Wilson, Ted Collins, Bernard Shaw, Emlyn Hughes, Phil Kelly, Doug Griffiths, Bill Guttridge, Gerry Farrell, Peter Russell, Mark Duncombe, Bobby Saxton, Martin Loftus, Angus McLean, Garry Tysall, John Harris, David Cooke, Darren Wright, Roger Grice, Mick Bennett, Paddy Rickerby, Roger Preece, Dave Parker, John Pender, Graham Jones, Denis Irwin, Vic Cockcroft.

MIDFIELDERS: Paul Cook, Phil Robinson, Mark Burke, Micky Holmes, Danny Hegan, Bobby Thomson, Carl Robinson, Kenny Hibbitt, Chris Marsden, Ron Flowers, Steve Daley, Paul Jones, Mick Gooding, Stewart Ross, George Miller, Brian Punter, Keith Downing, Fred Kemp, Paul Birch, Neville Hamilton, Peter Daniel, Mark Rankine, Barry Powell, Paul Simpson, Robert Kelly, Alan Ainscow, Mick Matthews, Hugh Atkinson, Mike Bailey, Ian Wallace, Gerry O’Hara, Willie Carr, Andy King, Paul Dougherty, Jimmy Melia, Steve Corica, Les Cocker, Campbell Chapman, Ian Cartwright, Dale Rudge, Andy Blair, Mickey Evans, Danny Crainie, Ian Hall, Anthony Kernan, Roger Eli, John Melligan, Bill Crook, Kevin Keen, Johnny Kirkham, Alan Ball, Freddie Goodwin, Grenville Riley, Geoff Thomas, Terry Thompson, Stuart Darfield, Ian Arkwright, Ken Wade, Ken Todd, Loy Stobart, Brian Thompson, Joe Jackson, Alan Murray, Matt Forman, Ken Wimshurst, Doug Devlin, Paul Moss, Richard Wood, Barry Clark, Eddie Clamp, Mick Kent.

UTILITY MEN: Les Wilson, Neil Emblen, Martin Patching, Colin Brazier, Alan Sunderland, Dave Clements, Ken Knighton, Laurie Calloway, David Wintersgill, Tom Bennett, Simon Dunkley, Maurice Daly, Brian Caswell, Jim Conde, Eric Robinson, Don Gardner.

WINGERS: Dave Wagstaffe, Michael Gilkes, John Farrington, Jon Purdie, Andy Sinton, Mike O’Grady, Steve Froggatt, Dave Thomas, Terry Wharton, Dick Le Flem, John Farley, Robbie Dennison, Des Horne, Mark Lazarus, Alan Hinton, David Thompson, Bertie Lutton, Billy Harrison, John Black, Chris Dangerfield, Alan Birch, Paddy Buckley, Jimmy Kelly, Peter McParland, Willie Raynes, Mike Lewis, Pat Neil, Vic Povey, Alan Steen, David Carrick, Cliff Durandt, Mike Kenning, Craig Moss, Micky Lill, Harry Hooper, Arthur ‘Jack’ Hetherington, Helder Costa.

FORWARDS: Peter Knowles, Dean Edwards, Steve Bull, Hugh McIlmoyle, Darren Roberts, Bobby Gould, Jimmy Murray, Jackie Gallagher, John Richards, Bob Hatton, Frank Wignall, Hugh Curran, David Burnside, Andy Mutch, Alex McIntosh, Paul Walker, Derek Dougan, Mel Eves, Ray Crawford, Ernie Hunt, Steve Kindon, Dennis Westcott, Alun Evans, Norman Bell, Neil Edwards, Wayne Clarke, Peter Eastoe, Derek Clarke, Ted Farmer, Bobby Woodruff, Roy Swinbourne, Jimmy Seal, John Galley, Bobby Mason, Mick Bradbury, Jimmy Dunn, Glen Crowe, Andy Gray, Peter Withe, Chris Crowe, Mike Collins, Dennis Wilshaw, Cyrille Regis, Billy Rafferty, Jim McCalliog, Lee Mills, Johnny Walker, Steve Mardenborough, Clive Ford, Don Goodman, Graham Newton, Barry Stobart, David Kelly, Jack Rowley and Arthur Rowley, Ray Aggio, Keith Edwards, Joe McBride, Colin Booth, Gordon Roberts, Ken Sill, Ray Gaston, Allan Jackson, Steve Crompton, Jason Roberts, Colin Taylor, John Teasdale, Tommy Stewart, Tony Bridges, Shaun Bradbury, Jesse Pye, Tom Phillipson, Richard Leadbeater, Jim Melrose, Alan Attwood, John Paskin, Bob Allen, Nathan Blake, Iwan Roberts, Ioan Bebb.

MANAGERS/COACHES: Sammy Chung, Ian Greaves, Dave Jones, Bobby Downes, Major Frank Buckley, John Jarman, John Barnwell, Brian Garvey, Graham Taylor, John Trollope, Colin Lee, Jack Addenbrooke, Tommy Docherty, Mark McGhee, Stan Cullis, Richie Barker, John Ward, Andy Beattie, Gerry Summers, Graham Turner, Jack Dowen, Mike Hickman, George Poyser, Peter Williams, Jack Screen.

PHYSIOS: Toby Andersen, Paul Darby, Lawrie Brown.

DIRECTORS: John Ireland, Sir Jack Hayward, Dick Homden, Rachael Heyhoe Flint, Jonathan Hayward, Doug Ellis, Roger Hipkiss, Gerry Devine.

SCOUTS: Tony Penman, George Noakes, Mark Crook.

COMMERCIAL MANAGERS: Jack Taylor.

SECRETARIES: Phil Shaw, Richard Skirrow, Keith Pearson, Dot Wooldridge.

OTHER: Peter Creed.

Updated: Wednesday, April 13th.

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