The Antics Of Budgie

Keeper’s Story Is Not To Be Missed

Through the Daily Mail’s excellent two-page spread on John Burridge last week, we were reminded that Wolves were but a pleasant stop-off on his seemingly endless football travels. In an article of more than 70 paragraphs, there were only two fleeting references to his time at Molineux – one in his list of clubs, the other concerning the game at home to Newcastle at which he wore a Superman outfit under his kit.

Back To School

Learning Curve For All Stars

Wolves All Stars make one of their shorter trips of the season on Sunday when they play the Great Western Select X1 at Bilston Town’s Queen Street ground. The game is in aid of the nearby Wilkinson Primary School, which was the subject of a serious arson attack last October.

Having An Eli Good Time!

Business Booming For Jovial Journeyman

For someone who had to work hard and travel far for everything he achieved in football, Roger Eli has found success close to home in his post-playing life. Having spent seven or eight years sharpening his business instincts by exporting quality materials in the textile industry, he is now a director of a company selling office supplies from near his West Yorkshire roots.

Fondly Remembered: Jimmy Mullen

Much-Loved Winger Who Set The Bar Sky-High

Matt Jarvis need look only as far as the Molineux record books for inspiration as he contemplates a possible career with England. Five and a half decades before the present-day favourite was sent on last Tuesday for his international debut, another Wolves winger was busying himself over the same green pastures.

Record-Breaker Said No – Then Yes!

Better Late Than Never For Trollope

John Trollope finally made it to Wolves in 2005 and coached the likes of Sam Winnall, David Davis and Danny Batth at under-15 and under-16 level. But he could conceivably have arrived several decades earlier. The man who made history by playing more games for one club than anyone else living or dead has let on that he was sounded out about a move to Molineux at the peak of his phenomenal career.