Dear Diary Entry 53

Ray Still In Rich Form

Monday, February 1: Belatedly caught up on a super interview with Ray Crawford in the Daily Mail – one used in the countdown to the emphatic FA Cup defeat suffered by Kevin Keen’s Colchester at home to Tottenham on Saturday.

Kindo’s Turn For Stricken Pal

Thomas’s Plight Strikes A Turf Moor Chord

Steve Kindon’s busy 2016 schedule of public appearances is to include a function in aid of the Guide Dogs For The Blind Association to support his ex-Burnley team-mate Dave Thomas – also a former Wolves winger. Thomas, 65, has hereditary glaucoma and has been registered blind/partially sighted since 2008, although he can still see well enough to play golf off a handicap of nine.

Cubs Made Big Headlines

Wolves In The Youth Cup – A National Story

So where did you turn to for news of Wolves matches in this season’s FA Youth Cup? If you didn’t look at the club’s own media outlets or in the Express & Star, it’s a fair bet you remained uninformed of the victories over MK Dons and Met Police and the subsequent exit at home to Reading.

Wolves, Wolves, Everywhere!

How To Read All About ‘Em

Wolves supporters continue to be superbly served by the highly successful football nostalgia magazine, Backpass. The quality, long-running publication is approaching its 50th issue and always throws up plenty of stories and snippets of a gold and black tint.

No 9 Meets Another No 1

Lofty Next For JR

Our determination to keep John Richards’s popular Q & A feature as an item that appeals to the different generations has left one very deserving case in the shadows rather longer than he should have been. Many of Phil Parkes’ 382 League and cup appearances for Wolves were made in sides that had JR as the spearhead of the attack. And now you can be party to the in-depth conversation between the two of them about their happy Molineux past.

New Posting For Dean Of Torquay

The Lure Of Wolverhampton

Dean Edwards is back in Wolverhampton pursuing his football career – and admits he is attracted by the thought of moving home permanently. The mid-1980s Molineux striker is spending a few days in the city of his birth and attended a Wolves home game yesterday for the first time in about six years.

My Sad Double Loss – Bobby

Emotional Cathedral Date For Ex-Wolves Forward

Bobby Gould is delighted to be playing a leading role this weekend after departing overseas immediately following the shattering loss of his two biggest influences in the game. The former Wolves striker’s January 2 departure for a three-week holiday in New Zealand did much more than deny him any opportunity to go to watch Kenny Jackett’s side in FA Cup third-round action away to another of his old clubs, West Ham, the weekend after.

Stowell And Leicester…….Could It Really Happen?

Five-Point Gap May Make Wolves Favourite A Title Winner

At Sir Jack Hayward’s funeral a year ago last week, Mike Stowell fielded one or two delicately posed questions about Leicester’s Premier League plight and acknowledged the uphill fight they faced to preserve their hard-won top flight status. Their 1-0 home defeat against Crystal Palace on February 7 left them bottom of the table, two points behind QPR and three adrift of 18th-placed Burnley.

When Warnock Loomed Large On Wolves’ Radar

After Mick……It Might Have Been Neil

We don’t often home in on stories from the recent past but considered this one to be worth posting, coming as it does straight from the horse’s mouth. Neil Warnock wouldn’t have been every Wolves fan’s choice as manager, so how close was he to being appointed following the sacking of Mick McCarthy early in February, 2012, during the last of the club’s three successive seasons in the Premier League?

He’s Behind You!

Lonely Vigil Helped Bring Evan His Dream Move

Visiting keepers have long enjoyed the reception they have been given by Anfield’s Kop in recognition of heroic efforts. Evan Williams has an altogether different story to tell, though, of admiration from behind him when he performed in the shadow of British football’s most famous piece of terracing.

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