Archive for March, 2009

Legends’ Fleeting Acquaintances

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Team-Mates For Only A Day

Any player who becomes a great will naturally see the date of his debut come to occupy a special place in the record books; so, too, that of his last game. But it's very rare for the first sighting of one legend to have coincided with the swansong of another.

Gallagher’s Photo Finish

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Joe Regrets His No-Show

Joe Gallagher had no hesitation in agreeing to the picture on the right. The last time he was asked to pose for a Wolves-orientated photo, he said no and was sacked as a result. The reason for his departure 27 years ago was couched in more vague terms at the time. Indeed, even senior members of the Molineux dressing room have remained unaware just why the experienced Liverpool-born central defender went in such a hurry. So here's the story.....

Eves Leaves On A Mission

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

From LA To Donny In The Pursuit Of An Edge

For all those who have observed the spectacular upturn in Doncaster Rovers' results over the second half of 2008-09, here's some food for thought. Why have a club who won only four of their first 25 matches after securing promotion last May and who propped up the Championship following their defeat against Wolves in December now won ten of their last 15 games and moved into mid-table?

Doog And THAT Wembley Pose

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

An Image Befitting A Molineux Icon

To further celebrate the 35th anniversary of Wolverhampton Wanderers' winning of the League Cup for the first time, David Harrison offers some poignant words about the only member of Bill McGarry's side who is no longer with us.

Palmer’s Perfect Timing

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Wembley In One For Geoff

League Cup glory came with different emotions to Wolverhampton Wanderers' players. While the Wembley victory over Manchester City 35 years ago yesterday effectively marked the end of Derek Dougan's playing career, so it underlined the emergence of a 19-year-old Geoff Palmer.

This Month’s Molineux Milestones

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Landmarks in March

2nd - Wolves 2 Manchester City 1 in the League Cup final (1974); Jimmy Mullen played his last Wolves game (1959); John Holsgrove played his last Wolves game (1971) 3rd - Midfielder Micky Holmes scored for the sixth successive League game (1987)

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