Saints ‘Spot’ Good News For Scouse

Up One – Defender Who Started In Midfield

We already knew that John McAlle was one of the most experienced players in Wolves history. But it appears he’s a fraction closer than we thought to the club’s top five all-time appearance-makers. Thanks to the diligence of keen statistician and author Steve Gordos, it would seem we can now credit the veteran defender with having played an extra game – one that had apparently slipped the attention of the record books.

Dear Diary, Entry 18

When Times Were Somewhat Better…….

Thursday, January 17: As tough as it currently is watching the present-day Wolves trying to escape the Championship’s lower reaches, another reminder of the club’s glorious past was provided at the 2013 Hall of Fame dinner tonight. What a quality occasion! Nice to have chance for a chat with the likes of John McAlle, Phil Parkes, Dave Wagstaffe and Robbie Dennison and to reminisce again over some quality footage on the big screens in the Hayward Suite. A word, too, about the guys from London Wolves and their unbelievable backing. Not only did they buy a table and squeeze in an afternoon visit round the Molineux Museum, they were keeping an anxious eye on the heavy snowfall and wondering whether Saturday’s game at Sheffield Wednesday will be on.

Robbie’s Cup Final Coincidence

Remembering The Swans – But Rooting For Bradford

It’s significant enough to Robbie Dennison in the build-up to this weekend’s Capital One Cup final that he spent two months on loan with Swansea City. But how’s this for a coincidence? Not only was the first of his 353 competitive games for Wolves against the Welsh club in March, 1987, but his Swans debut eight years later was at home to none other than Bradford City, their Wembley opponents on Sunday.

In Memory Of Frank

Waggy Going Back Into Print

Dave Wagstaffe, having entertained Wolves fans with the story of his own life in football, is now doing the same in tribute to Frank Munro. The revered winger is continuing a project he started with his long-time former Molineux pal more than two years ago and hopes to bring out his second book sometime next season.

King For A Day

Andy Knack Of Scoring Big Goals

Goals for visiting sides were as rare as proverbial golden eggs when Liverpool were busy making Anfield a fortress at the height of their powers. But a man with Wolves connections found the key to the door better than anyone. Andy King not only became one of only four visiting players to score away to Bob Paisley’s all-conquering side in the League or the domestic cups in that 1978-79 season but also hit a winner at home to them a few months earlier.

A Star Who Appeared……..For One Night Only

Hudson’s Shop Window Exercise In Wolverhampton

Graham Hawkins has already gone on record regarding the hit-list of players he drew up in the wake of Wolves’ utterly unexpected promotion triumph 30 years ago this spring. But beyond the six names he and his staff put to the club’s board – Mick McCarthy, David Seaman, Micky Gynn, Paul Bracewell, Ashley Grimes and a certain Gary Lineker – one other star man briefly appeared on the Molineux radar that close season.

Now It’s Manager Mark

Put That In Writing!

Mark Burke’s varied talents have led him into a new opportunity in the media world. The former Wolves forward has broadened his horizons in cyberspace by being appointed as the UK football manager of an American-based website.

When It Was All About Long Service……

A Traditional Reward For Loyalty

On November 28, we presented a detailed outlook of seven testimonial matches that Molineux has hosted over the decades. Here, we continue our look at the subject by spotlighting a further four of this dying breed of games. And we still have another group to profile in the coming weeks.

Much For Gold And Black Eyes To Feast On

Something For Us All In Backpass

Wolves fans have the usual wide variety of offerings to tempt them in the latest issue of the outstanding nostalgia magazine Backpass. Some contributors believe this to be the best of the 27 editions published to date, with features on Roger Hunt, Alan Mullery and Sir Alf Ramsey among the heavyweight items in the 64 glossy pages.

Wharty’s Week Of Pure Nostalgia

A Stay With Old Pal, Then A Family Call

Terry Wharton is in the mood for more reminiscences this weekend after a visit back to his roots to catch up with his best pal. The popular former Wolves winger has been with wife Sue in Bolton over the last two days to spend time with Dennis Crompton, the fellow pro whose own career in the game took a path away from his.

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