Kiwi Coach Who Learned His Trade At Wolves

Keith’s Fond Memories From Afar

Not a single former Wolves player has ever become manager of England or Scotland, although we can look back to Bobby Gould as a Wales gaffer and Dave Clements at Northern Ireland. Yet we can boast two that took the reins for The All Whites, alternatively known as New Zealand’s best.

Floyd Savours Chip Off The Old Block

Youngster Making Waves On Tyne

Another Streete is branching out into professional football – hopefully one destined for the road to the top.
Not that Midlands audiences are seeing much of him as yet. His stage 200-plus miles away sees to that. But Remie Streete is making encouraging noises in the youth and reserve teams at Newcastle.

Matt On His Growing CV

Coaching And Punditry Figuring High

Q: As someone who has seen it all at first hand, what do you think Wolves can and will achieve over the coming years? (From WolvesAreBoringOnCeefax). A: I definitely feel they will stay up this year. I think we’re getting more experienced and adjusted to the Premier League.

Eves Sadness At Difficult Swansong

All Stars Manager Bowing Out

Mel Eves’ Wolves debut in 1977 was a 0-0 home draw with Ipswich and his last game for the club was a goalless stalemate at Watford in May, 1984. It is not a score he has known, though, in around 20 years with the side now known as Wolves All Stars.

The Only Way Is Down

Slump Followed For Both Victors And Vanquished

Was Middlesbrough v Wolves in the late winter of 1981 an FA Cup quarter-final with a curse? It didn’t just leave the losers with a potentially terminal hangover. Little over a year later, even the winners were being given the last rites.

Henry Nears 200 Club

Landmark Approaching For Captain

Karl Henry is set for elevation into Wolves Heroes’ Legends section – but not until early next season. The Molineux skipper is within a handful of appearances of becoming only the 77th man in history to play 200 League and cup games for the club.

Ally Back In Cathedral’s Shadow

Skipper Hits M5 In Style

Alistair Robertson is back working in the city that provided him with his first chance in football management. The late-1980s Wolves captain, employed at BMW dealerships in Shrewsbury and Warley for the last eight years, is now at the Rybrook showroom in Worcester and retracing steps he took 20 years ago.

Matt On ‘Greatest Day’

When Sky Was Limit For Giant Keeper

Q: At what age did you realise you had the necessary ability to become a professional footballer? (From WolvesAreBoringOnCeefax) A: My mum says I used to dribble the ball up and down the garden as soon as I could walk. I was fascinated by kicking it, picking it up and catching it. My earliest memory is when I was about four, playing football with all my cousins. I was the youngest so they stuck me in goal.

Molinews: Part Nine

Fitting Finale For Gribbers

Neil Emblen is set to call time on his long playing career after leading Waitakere United to victory over Auckland City earlier this week in New Zealand’s ASB Premiership grand final. The former Wolves favourite gambled by naming himself in the line-up because of the unavailability of two key defenders and was still on the field when a stoppage-time own goal secured his side’s 3-2 win.

Just Love-Lee!

Colin A Three-Time Fast Starter

Debuts always seem to have come quite easy for Colin Lee. As a youngster, he scored in his first game for his home-town club Torquay and stepped spectacularly into the manager’s chair at Wolves more than two decades later by announcing his arrival with a 6-1 victory at Bristol City. In between, though, came a ‘blooding’ that was even more dramatic – thanks to the four goals he hit against Bristol Rovers in his first match as a Tottenham player.

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