Archive for October, 2014

Seeing Double

Friday, October 31st, 2014

An In-Depth Look At Contrasting Molineux Eras

Not one but two major Wolves features appear in the landmark 40th issue of the high-quality football nostalgia magazine Backpass. Regular contributor David Harrison, the Wolves correspondent of the Express & Star for over three years from 1982, has penned a two-page piece headlined 'A Molineux Mess', which probably tells us straightaway that it is centred on the Bhatti era he witnessed at close quarters.

200 Up!

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Defender Next To Graduate In The 'Area'

It may have been for only two or three minutes plus a period of stoppage time but Richard Stearman has played himself to the brink of a position of prominence on this website. The versatile defender's late substitute outing in Saturday's victory at Leeds was his 200th in League and cups for Wolves, so we will very shortly be adding him to our Legends area - the one we initially drew up to show, in order, the top 75 appearance makers in the club's history.

Nobby’s Slant On The Early Bully

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

'Chairman Didn't Want Him At Albion'

Albion's indifference to the extraordinary goal-scoring potential of Steve Bull has been attributed to their boardroom and not just to the manager who sold him to Wolves. Ron Saunders became a figure of fun among the Molineux public for sending both the record-breaking striker and Andy Thompson across the Black Country in a cut-price deal 28 years ago next month.

A Taylor-Made Link!

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Help From Hawkins In Book Market

Graham Hawkins is happily playing the go-between in helping revive the links between Wolves and Aberdeen almost half a century on from their famous meeting in the Los Angeles Coliseum. The former Molineux defender and manager had already kindly supported our sister company Thomas Publications' efforts by purchasing a copy of Dave Wagstaffe's biography of Frank Munro - a highly entertaining hard-back that arrived on the book shelves earlier this season.

Gold And Black – With A Hint Of Claret!

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Garry On His Growing-Up Years With George And Bob

As Bob Hazell and John Black can attest, their colleague as an apprentice at Wolves in the mid-1970s, left-back Garry Tysall, was somewhat besotted with Aston Villa. So why, I wondered, did he not sign for them? "They never asked," he smiled. "Albion and Wolves came in for me and several others, but not Villa.

Dear Diary Entry 37

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Reminiscing Over The Blues

Tuesday, September 16: Sky Sports' Matt Murray was by no means the only Wolves link present when I took in the Birmingham v Sheffield Wednesday game tonight. On the pitch, former Molineux youngster Stephen Gleeson, having moved to St Andrew's in the summer following 206 games for MK Dons, went on as substitute for David Davis while, in the stand, there was a meeting between Mark Burke and Paul Jones - briefly midfield partners at Wolves in the early 1990s.

Malcom On His Millwall Return

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Keeper's Surprise Keepsake

Malcolm Finlayson has reflected on his own happy return to Millwall as Wolves prepare to resume their Championship programme at The New Den on Saturday. In the shadow of the Scot’s heroic 203-game stay at Molineux, it is easy to overlook the fact that he had previously played considerably more matches than that – 229 in the League alone – for the Londoners.

A Contemporary Take

Friday, October 10th, 2014

The Promotion Race So Far - A Look In From The Outside

Our accent on this website is very much on Wolves nostalgia. By way of occasional variation, though, we agreed to one of our friends in the gambling industry posting a piece on here about the present-day Wolves. Bruce West has run the rule over Kenny Jackett's side in the opening weeks of the season and has this to say:

Memories Of The 21s

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Whetting The Appetite For A Big Molineux Occasion

As a scene-setter for tomorrow teatime's England v Croatia under-21 play-off first leg at Molineux, we have been trawling through the record books in order to reflect on similar past occasions at Wolves' ground over the last 40 years. And the common denominator that screams out at us all is that we could do with some goals this time.

Dressing-Room Dressing-Down Haunts Gerry

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Jim's Gesture Softened Financial Blow

Gerry O'Hara has revealed how the intervention of the man dubbed 'Hadleigh' lifted him from the doldrums of a pre-Wembley skirmish in 1974. The reserve midfielder was one of four Wolves youngsters carpeted by Bill McGarry after a night out in the build-up to the League Cup final against Manchester City turned sour.

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