Dave Wagstaffe: 1943 – 2013

Much-loved Winger Who Lived To The Full

It’s at times like this that you are thankful for how much can be squeezed into a life. When asked in a BBC WM interview 18 months ago about the passing of his good childhood friend Davy Jones, of Monkees fame, Dave Wagstaffe spoke warmly but with apparent freedom from emotion by summing up: “He had a good life.”
We can say much the same now as the dust settles on the news we had feared hearing for several weeks; that Wolverhampton Wanderers’ best and best-loved winger since the halcyon days of Hancocks and Mullen had been taken from us at the age of 70.

My Good Friend Waggy – JR

‘Lovely Man, Great Player’

There’s still shock this morning among the Molineux fraternity following the news yesterday of Dave Wagstaffe’s passing. Wolves Heroes co-owner John Richards has today written the following words. “I will always remember Waggy, in addition to being the best left winger of his generation, as being a very thoughtful person. He always made an effort to chat to us youngsters when we were trying to make our way into the first team. He would go out of his way to make you feel comfortable and at ease.