Archive for October, 2008

The Doog

Friday, October 31st, 2008

A Highly Revealing Insight

To the many books written by Derek Dougan, we can now add an evocative 208-page, hard-back biography of him, penned by journalists David Harrison and Steve Gordos. The Wolverhampton-based co-authors spoke to about their publication, which has been nominated for a Sports Book of the Year award.

Bazeley Back At Molineux

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Darren Chaperones Kiwi Hopefuls

Darren Bazeley has been back in the UK and in the stands at two Wolves games in the last week - while hoping to underpin a cross-the-world link involving Aston Villa. The former Molineux utility man now lives in New Zealand and works full-time in player development, choosing England's coldest October snap for decades to return to these shores on business.

Old Pals Now Welsh Neighbours

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Home And Away Life Of Duo

For around a decade, they were rivals for a Wolves shirt and often team-mates. Half a century later, they are near neighbours, albeit not in Wolverhampton and not even in England.

Carlo’s Tricky Decision

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Stick Or Twist Time For Robinson

Carl Robinson is considering a return to England when his contract with MLS club Toronto expires in the coming weeks. Yesterday's 2-0 defeat away to San Jose Earthquakes was Toronto's last game of the season and the 32-year-old is free to talk to clubs on both sides of the Atlantic.

Frank Homes In On Blind Side

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Wignall Makes Quiet Return

Frank Wignall has revealed that he has made a couple of unheralded return trips to Wolves - some 40 years after Bill McGarry showed him the Molineux door. The powerful striker has little contact these days with his former team-mates and admits he was back in the West Midlands as a supporter of the opposition.

Hazell’s Pride In Nephew

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

But Lescotts Prevail

Banter flied thick and fast in Bob Hazell's car last night - but the former Wolves defender could hardly claim to have held the upper hand. The 49-year-old travelled south to watch his nephew Reuben Hazell play for high-flying Oldham in their League One game at Bristol Rovers.

Home, Not Away, For Holsgrove

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Big Move Goes On Ice

John Holsgrove has shelved plans to emigrate to Spain - and opted for now for a local move instead. The former Wolves defender and his wife Jan have a home near Malaga and are considering setting up permanent residence there.

The Goalscoring Goalkeeper

Friday, October 17th, 2008

An Ode To Fred

Some tourists come back from the USA with Mickey Mouse paraphenalia; others with souvenirs bearing garish stars and stripes trappings. Fred Davies' favourite keepsake from Wolves' trip across the Atlantic in the summer of 1967 is a little more exclusive - a personal poem.

Second Big Battle For Patch

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Martin's Courage In Face Of Adversity

Martin Patching is maintaining his usual positive attitude to the news that he requires a second brain operation - and has proved it by completing another tiring run for charity. The former Wolves forward underwent 14 hours of life-saving surgery in 2006 after collapsing on his way to Watford's play-off final victory over Leeds and eventually being found to have a tumour.

Bobby Still Playing Name Game

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Retirement Not Yet Total For The 'Other' Thomson

He's not the most famous player Wolves have ever had. In fact, he's not even the best-known Bobby Thomson the club have had. But the Scot, not to be confused with the locally-born namesake who played exactly 300 games for the club at full-back, is nevertheless claiming a couple of notches in West Midlands football history.

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