This Hotel Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us
John Barnwell has revealed how he was in danger of being outflanked by Brian Clough even before his team of underdogs arrived at Wembley to take on Nottingham Forest in the 1980 League Cup final. The Molineux boss thought he had stolen a march ahead of the big date when, using local knowledge stored from his time as an Arsenal player, he booked his squad into a luxury country-style hotel in North London.
Wharton’s Departure Day Almost A Double Deal
Terry Wharton has used the weekend of Wolves’ vital Premier League home win over Bolton to offer a new slant on how close Francis Lee came to being transferred beween the two Wanderers. It has already been documeted how Wolves’ board were supposedly put off signing the busy forward after he took a wild lunge at Peter Knowles in a game against Bolton at Molineux.
Rare Visit For Flying Molineux Winger
Former Wolves winger Alan Hinton is back in the UK and taking the plaudits from football fans once more. The Wednesbury-born ex-England player, who has lived in the United States or Canada since 1976, is only an occasional visitor to these shores these days, although he has family in the West Midlands, including a nephew Craig who plays for Northampton Town.
Cherished Wolves Items Up For Sale
A football fanatic who gave up his job as a social worker to sell football memorabilia has a host of valuable Wolves souvenirs up for sale. Brummie Danny Drewry, brought to the attention of Wolves Heroes by former Molineux and Aston Villa utility man Mark Burke, gave us a guided tour of the numerous display items he has on offer at Midlands Memorabilia.
Keeper Who Threw Game Threw His Career Away
Whenever the phrase ‘match fixing’ is uttered, Wolves fans’ minds will probably go back to the controversial 1972 victory against a Leeds side around whom suspicion subsequently gathered. For a player from a different Molineux era, though, the recent announcement that an enquiry was being held into the outcome of various games across Europe will have provoked very personal memories.