Archive for July, 2010

Field Of Dreams

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

All Star Guest List For Castlecroft Reunion

Martin Patching and Scotland-based John Black are two of the former players to have indicated they intend being part of a day of pure Wolves nostalgia in early September. The duo are on the guest list for the official reopening of the club's long-time Castlecroft headquarters as a football venue.

How Cloughie Eyed Wolves Leader

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Go-Between Was In Place To Set Up Deal

A book claims that Mike Bailey's huge influence at Molineux - as profiled at length recently on this website - might have been greatly reduced if Brian Clough had followed up his interest in the midfielder. The publication claims that the long-time Wolves skipper was not only lined up as a Derby County transfer target but also that the author was deployed to oil the wheels of an approach.

New Wolves Offering From Backpass

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Popular 'Mag' Still Growing

A retro football magazine that has already featured a host of former Wolves players is to increase its output during the new season. Backpass, which is produced from an office in Herefordshire, has existed for its first three years as a quarterly but will now appear on the shelves every other month.

A Foot In Both Camps

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Unusual Tale Of The Cutler Clan

Reg Cutler's part in the rich Wolverhampton Wanderers story didn't end with the unwelcome role he played in one of Molineux's more notorious FA Cup afternoons. The man who scored the only goal of Third Division (South) Bournemouth's giant-killing fourth-round conquest at the ground in 1957 and then brought the post crashing down subsequently did much to help the club as well.

Ernie, The Wonder Of Waggy & Frank – And A Sad Case!

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Bailey Reflects On 'Good Times'

Conducting the second part of my interview with Mike was more difficult than I imagined. Considering he is supposed to be retired, he is out and about more than many of my friends who work full-time. Mind you, he does enjoy his golf and, when I eventually tracked him down, he admitted he spends a lot of his time out on the course. And who can blame him? So, it was 8.30 one morning when I pinned him down - and he exercised his skipper's preroragative to tell me to get a move on as he was teeing off at 10am!

Molinews: Part Four

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Over And Out

Geoff Palmer has carried out his intention to retire from the police by calling time on his service with the force after more than 23 years. At 56, the Cannock-born former full-back hesitates to say he will not work again, but told us: "If I do, it will probably only be a little driving or courier job.

A Molineux Vision Thwarted

Monday, July 19th, 2010

What Might Have Been For Jimmy

Stan Cullis had plans for Jimmy Melia beyond the inside-forward's relatively brief Wolves playing career. He intended to add him to his coaching staff but destiny was thwarted by the great man’s sacking in September, 1964. Yet he was still instrumental in launching Melia on his own managerial career.

Chapman Now Happily Settled

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Travels And Travails Of 'Honest' Midfielder

Perhaps it really was the right place but most decidedly it was the wrong time. And those who criticised Campbell Chapman mercilessly might ponder just how hard he tried to make it in the game. He was born in Sutton in Ashfield in 1963, his father Sammy having been with Mansfield Town.

How McGarry Boobed Over JR

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

'He Won't Play In My First Team'

John Richards has previously gone on record to say that his single ambition when signing as a youngster at Molineux was to play just one game in Wolves' first team. Well, Wolves Heroes can now reveal that that is one game more than his boss Bill McGarry expected him to play!

Daniel Treading In Dad’s Footsteps

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Another Cartwright On The Way Up

Ian Cartwright is hoping that his memory at Wolves will live on thanks to his son Daniel. The former Molineux midfielder has lived for the last five years with terminal cancer but is proud that the youngest of his two lads is now wearing the famous gold and black.

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