A Sign Of The Times……It’s Nearly Christmas!
In terms of sheer volume of goals, Steve Bull never had it as good as he did in November and December of 1988. Those two months. which are now all of a quarter of a century ago, came when Wolves were last in the third tier of English football – and on a thrilling upward spiral.
Fifty-five, Fit And Watching Wolves On Saturday
Jackie Gallagher is hoping to catch up with some old friends at Wolves’ game at Peterborough this weekend – after revealing that it was his impact in the fixture more than a quarter of a century ago that earned him his big chance at Molineux. The striker, who is still playing for Peterborough Veterans at the age of 55, will be at London Road in a meet-and-greet capacity at League One’s match of the weekend.
Everyone Out…..Time To Meet An Old Friend
Saturday, October 26: A false alarm at Anfield had a happy personal side-effect. While I was out in the car park after the press room and other hospitality areas had been vacated ten minutes after the final whistle in Liverpool’s resounding home win over Albion, who should walk by but Ian Ross? The Scot is much better known as a former Liverpool player than a one-time Wolves coach, of course, and still gets to matches there when he can.
Project Saved – Thanks To A Real Team Effort
Dave Wagstaffe’s painstaking efforts to ensure that Frank Munro’s name follows his own into the book-writing world are to be rewarded next year. Over a period of several months before the legendary defender passed away in the summer of 2011, Waggy sat with his close pal to chat through his career on both sides of the border before then going away to write up the entire story for him long hand.
Fleeting Wolves Chance For Kid With Goodison On His Mind
There have always been footballing gold mines, places where you need only stroll through the local park to witness a rich seam of talented young players who, with the right polishing, can render artistic wonders on the field of play. One such locale is Kirkby, the town close to Liverpool that became home for so many families emerging from the over-populated and tough environs of the big city.
Wolves Men Under The Spotlight
Peter McParland and Steve Daley are among the former Wolves players whose careers are given a full airing in the latest issue of Backpass. Those with an interest in all matters gold and black don’t have to wait long to read about the two men either – Daley is on the front cover and features in an article by Andy Gray (not that one!) on pages three, four and five while a double-page spread on McParland follows immediately afterwards.
Failed Fitness Test Spells Disappointment
Hugh McIlmoyle is trusting that his wait to see Wolves play at Carlisle will drag on for many more years after he was thwarted in his attempts to attend last week’s meeting of the clubs at Brunton Park. The former Molineux goal machine is a regular at games at the Cumbrian outpost, resident as he is a few miles to the west of the town in the border country.
A Classroom Meet With Fabrice
Steve Daley found himself face-to-face with an aquaintance from his recent past when he appeared before past and present footballers on a trip to Staffordshire University. Britain’s one-time costliest player was at the Potteries establishment to answer questions on the present-day Wolves and Manchester City sides as part of a ‘press conference and writing-up’ exercise.
Wolves Heroes Who Reached For The Sky
Recollections and keepsakes from Wolves players who served in the armed forces are being collated by staff at RAF Cosford. The club have firm roots in services football dating back to when Stan Cullis, Dennis Westcott, Jimmy Mullen, Frank Taylor and others from Molineux played in Army teams during the Second World War.
From Consul To Le Mans For Mardenborough Jnr
Steve Mardenborough admits his overseas football travels were limited mainly to summer tours. The story is very different, though, with his eldest son. At the age of 22, Jann Mardenborough is already a busy globe-trotter competing at the sharp end, with New Zealand, Japan and a host of European countries among the stamps on his passport.