Archive for April, 2014

Hot Off The Press……And That’s Not All!

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

TWO New Wolves Books On Way

Amid the increase in urgency with work on the forthcoming biography of Frank Munro, we can reveal that another Wolves book is set to hit the shelves early next season. Wolves Heroes' David Instone is compiling a hard-back coffee-table publication dedicated purely to the club's travels across the globe, whether in European competition, for glamour friendlies or on summer tours.

Legendary Defender Acquires a ‘Plus One’!

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Error Spotted In Good Time For Book Launch

Steve Gordos's eagle eye has seen to it that Frank Munro's vast Wolves appearance tally has increased by one - almost 37 years on from when he last played for the club. The supreme inside-forward-turned-defender is listed in the record books as having had 371 outings in League and cups during his ten years at Molineux.

Clean Sheet Record – Some Clarification

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Ikeme A Gem Among Star Keepers

In sending our warmest congratulations to Carl Ikeme for doing so much to establish a slice of Molineux history at his end of the pitch, may we also clear up any confusion over this recently-set record and the ones that were established more than 60 years apart by Noel George and Mark Kendall. From the spring of 1924, Lichfield-born George had his place in Wolves folklore as a result of the 25 clean sheets he kept in the club's Third Division North championship-winning season under George Jobey.

Champions – And Once More Without Any Jitters!

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Wolves Once More Have Glory Path To Themselves

This isn't the first Bank Holiday Monday on which Wolves and their fans have had reason for a delayed celebration of their achievements at this level. Just as victory at Leyton Orient this afternoon was followed almost three hours later by the news that Brentford had stumbled at Milton Keynes Dons and the League One title was on its way to Molineux, so Graham Turner's squad had to wait to uncork the champagne in the privacy of their homes in 1988-89 rather than in their dressing room.

Todd Savours His Weeks In The Sun

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Fleeting Fame - Thanks To Sammy

Bailey, Carr, Hibbitt, Sunderland, Daley........back in the mid-1970s, it must have been a daunting prospect trying to make headway among such competition in the engine room of the Wolves' side. One chap who forced his way into the reckoning, albeit briefly, was Ken Todd. Even then, he was jockeying for position with one of his colleagues in the 1976 FA Youth Cup runner-up side, Martin Patching.

The Leicester Connection

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Foxes In Wolves' Clothing - And Vice Versa

Derek Dougan is the most eye-catching name on the long list of players to have served both Wolves and Leicester. But it seems the period a few years before the maverick forward's switch from East Midlands to West is when the most interesting cross-over occured between the two clubs. The links didn't have to involve direct transfers but players - some more well known than others - who were at Molineux or Filbert Street in the 1950s or early 1960s often had a knack of turning up at the other some time after.

Up Again – With Loads In Hand

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Happy To Leave 'Squeaky Bum Time' To Others

Wolves don't bother with heart-stopping last-day promotion triumphs, do they? The famous 'squeaky bum' turn of phrase coined by Sir Alex Ferguson would never have entered the British football vocabulary had it been dependent on final-day dramas involving the men from Molineux.

Lofty On His NASL Adventure

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Keeper Delighted He Opted For Vancouver

Phil Parkes has revealed in a special anniversary interview with Vancouver Whitecaps media personnel that he put his Stateside dream ahead of the chance of joining other English clubs as his lengthy Molineux service was drawing to a close. The popular long-time Molineux keeper is featured in cyberspace as part of the 40th birthday celebrations at a club where Carl Robinson is now the head coach and Kenny Miller is one of the strikers.

Dear Diary Entry 31

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Youth Having Its Fling - Then And Now

We are never short of material for this feature......and it isn't only visits to Wolves matches that provide us with our titbits. As well as going to Crawley on the League One promotion trail, our recent travels have taken us to Bolton and Leeds.

Memory Match: Albion 0 Wolves 1

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Titanic Derby Clash Had A Scarcely Believable Background

Even those of us whose eyes are elsewhere during this exciting run-in are interested in, gripped maybe, by Liverpool's forthcoming home games against Manchester City and Chelsea. But imagine how robbed we would feel, even as a TV audience, if we learned that the first of those Anfield blockbusters a week on Sunday was to be stripped of Steve Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge on one side and Joe Hart and Vincent Kompany on the other because of international calls.

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