Hard Work Still Suits Boswell

Retirement Stays Off Agenda

Alan Boswell insists he has no regrets about pursuing a post-playing life outside football – and does not see his 65th birthday as any reason to put his feet up. The Black Country-born keeper, who included a 13-month Wolves spell in a career of almost 500 senior appearances, is now some seven months past the personal milestone normally associated with pipe and slippers time.

Castigated – But Definitely A Visionary

Strange Ways Of Strong-Minded Keeper

Check-list of questions at the ready, I decided to test his reactions in the opening minutes. Is it correct you were a fanatical trainer? Did you provide your own kit? Was Lev Yashin your hero? Did you live in a pub during your early Wolves career? Would you sometimes wear Army boots for training? Did you keep a joke-book?