Archive for June, 2010

Richards Writes

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Pathetic, Mr Capello

I was going to keep my own counsel about Fabio Capello and England’s poor performance in South Africa. I have never been a manager, so I don’t know enough about the issues someone in his position has to deal with.

Fondly Remembered: Chris Crowe

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Forward's Fleeting Fame With England

Chris Crowe's solitary appearance for the senior England side didn't come in a World Cup. But, in achieving arguably the next best thing, he went very close. The blond inside-forward, who died in 2003, must have been close to selection for the 1962 tournament in Chile, having impressively marked his arrival at Molineux the previous February.

A Wulfrunian Cog In Fabio’s Inner Circle

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Extended Stay In SA Impacts On Kemp Clan

England's progress to a World Cup date with Germany this afternoon has had a major direct impact on the life of a 1960s Wolves youngster. Fred Kemp is the father-in-law and business colleague of John Marshall, a Wolverhampton-based Fulham veteran who is now part of Fabio Capello's scouting team in South Africa.

Memories Of The Doog

Friday, June 25th, 2010

McParland - Irish Goal Machine With A Quality CV

No-one is better placed than Peter McParland to assess just how good a fit Wolverhampton Wanderers and Derek Dougan were. The Northern Ireland winger played alongside him not only for their country but also at Aston Villa - and is adamant the peak years were those The Doog spent at Molineux from 1967 to 1975.

Mick At The Mic – A Class Act

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Wolves Fan's Happy Memories of Germany 2006

Mick McCarthy's emergence as an authoritative and entertaining World Cup summariser has come as little surprise to those at the BBC. Indeed, it was his work in the same role in Germany in 2006 that convinced one Wolves fan working at his side that his appointment at Molineux several weeks later was an inspired decision.

South African Lure For Ron

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Flowers' Head Turned By Memorable Trip

Wolves great Ron Flowers has revealed that he was so seduced by South Africa more than 50 years ago that he might have considered living and playing there in his peak years. The blond wing-half was in his prime and thoroughly smitten with the country when he visited it as a member of Stan Cullis's touring party in 1957.

World Cup A Big Deal For The Goulds

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

All Eyes On Kiwi Progress

New Zealand's historic imprint on the 2010 World Cup is impacting on the other side of the globe on the son of a former Wolves star. Bobby Gould's son Jonathan is holding the fort at Wellington Phoenix for as long as his club boss, the former Molineux defender Ricki Herbert, is otherwise occupied in South Africa as the Kiwis' national manager.

World Cup Wanderers

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Molineux Men Who Have Graced Football's Ultimate Stage

As the first African World Cup approaches the start of its second week, it’s interesting to note that Wolves players may be the scourge of England. Two of our three representatives, Marcus Hahnemann and Adlene Guediora, are playing for countries in the same group and Nenad Milijas is due to face us in the second round if all goes to plan.

Moore and Greaves – The Broken Hearted

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Cocker's Role In Duo's Despair

Nine days ago, we told the story of how Les Cocker became a trend setter by leaving Wolves and Wolverhampton behind in search of a new football life in South Africa. In this promised follow-up, the accent switches to how the former Molineux hopeful not only lined up as a team-mate of Bobby Moore in England's youth team but also broke his heart as an opponent - and in the same summer that he had the last laugh on Jimmy Greaves.

Ron’s Delight At Bert Honour

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

MBE Thrills Wolves and England Colleague

Ron Flowers has expressed his joy at hearing that his former club and country team-mate Bert Williams has been made an MBE. The legendary Molineux keeper was named yesterday as the recipient of the accolade in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, having narrowly missed out in the New Year's List last winter.

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