Archive for July, 2011

Fondly Remembered: Jack Addenbrooke

Friday, July 29th, 2011

A Manager Like No Other

So who is the longest-serving Wolves manager of all time? The serial winner Stan Cullis? Or Major Frank Buckley, the man who brilliantly built the club on youth before the war? Neither. Try Wolverhampton-born Jack Addenbrooke. Nothing could be more fitting by way of introducing our forthcoming new Managers area than to profile one of the club’s true stalwarts.

Reflections On A Cruel Finale

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Title Race Collapse - A Fan's Theories

Our article on Wolves' unexpected collapse in the 1946-47 League title race has prompted an interesting reply from Donald Noble. The long-time supporter is something of a rarity in that he is old enough to have been at the crucial last-day home clash with Liverpool that season, yet young enough at heart to be an Internet user!

Evan Above, What A Night!

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Memories Stirred By Latest Celtic Visit

Evan Williams is counting off the hours to Wolves' midweek clash at Celtic - after recalling a painful end to his trip to the same fixture more than 50 years ago. The 68-year-old former keeper, who played 15 games while at Molineux before going on to appear in more than 100 for the Glaswegian giants, will be at the Wednesday night clash of the two clubs.

On The Move

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

New Season, New Challenges

A number of former Wolves personnel will be starting the new season in different posts following a summer of upheavals. And it isn't just players who are on the move - there are several coaches and managers bedding down in fresh posts, too.

Big Diary Date For Danny

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Crainie's Fingers Crossed

Danny Crainie is hoping to make a nostalgic walk down Memory Lane next week by being present at Wolves' most glamorous friendly date for many years. The 49-year-old Scot, who is now employed with youngsters facing social and background problems, is aiming to make the short journey for their Wednesday night visit to Celtic.

Castlecroft Calls Once More

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

All Stars Date On Familiar Turf

Some of Wolves yesteryear favourites are to make another popular appearance this month at their former training ground. Castlecroft Stadium - workplace to countless players from the 1950s to the late 1980s - is to host a match between Wolves All Stars and an Old Wulfrunians Veterans' XI on July 31.

The Cheekiest Of Detours

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Skipper Lets On To London Wolves

Mike Bailey has revealed a quirky little-known fact about Wolves' joyous homecoming as 1974 League Cup winners - the team coach made a special journey past The Hawthorns! The disclosure came in an on-screen interview the club's Wembley captain gave for the benefit of guests at yesterday's London Wolves 45th anniversary celebrations.

An Excellent Sign!

Friday, July 15th, 2011

One-Time Wanderer Withe Drops In

Peter Withe has used a trip back to England to sign many of the keepsakes of his all-too-brief Wolves career. The Australia-based former striker has this summer spent three weeks back in his home country before heading to New York for the wedding of one of his sons.

Penalties: Some Food For Thought

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Thinker Burnside Did Things Differently

First it was Chris Waddle and Stuart Pearce in Turin in 1990. Then, a tentative Gareth Southgate inadvertently passed the audition at Wembley in 1996 for an embarrassing pizza advert. Fast forward to Paul Ince and David Batty in France '98, to Darius Vassell, a keeper called Ricardo and even David Beckham in Portugal in 2004, and finally to more of the same agonies against the same opponents two years later.

Talent-Spotter Supreme

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Cullis Mantra: In Noakes We Trust

When the passing of the decades dictates that we no longer have the chance to meet cherished Wolverhampton Wanderers personnel, we have to rely on other methods to present our tributes to them. In the case of the club's late former scout George Noakes, that means taking advantage of the stroke of luck that came with our recent dip into some football literature of yesteryear.

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