Chris Opts For Warmer Climes
Chris Marsden, the midfielder who briefly showed such promise at Molineux a decade and a half ago, has opted for a life in the sun after calling time on his football career.
At the age of 39, the man Southampton fans called The Bald Beckenbauer is now resident in Cyprus and also has a property in Spain – trappings that befit someone who runs an investment company.
Curran Carrying On Regardless
Hugh Curran is happily working on into his 66th year – because he admits his previous flirtation with retirement drove him mad. The exiled Scot was due to put his feet up and take life easier when he turned 65 in the last few days of September.
Death Of Geoff Sidebottom
Former Wolves and Aston Villa keeper Geoff Sidebottom has died at the age of 71. The Yorkshire-born product of the famous Wath Wanderers nursery played 35 times while at Molineux, making his debut in the League game at Albion in front of almost 49,000 spectators on November 1, 1958.
County Honours For Hibbitt
Kenny Hibbitt was focused on county golf finals rather than League Cup finals when he stepped on to the tee at a famous Kent links recently. The Molineux legend, having featured strongly on Central TV on Monday night in a half-hour tribute to Wolves’ Wembley triumphs of 1974 and 1980, pursued his other great sporting love when chosen for a prestigous national event he had never previously played in.
Nostalgic Look At League Cup Glories
Wolves’ League Cup triumphs of 1974 and 1980 are recalled tonight in Central TV’s Glory Days series (11.10pm). The memorable Wembley victories over Manchester City and Nottingham Forest respectively are told not only through film footage but via a series of player interviews conducted mainly at Molineux.
Landmarks in November
1st – Martin Patching was born (1958); Paul Cook made his Wolves debut (1989)