Archive for March, 2016

A Boot Up The Rs!

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Power Of The Press Saw Appeal Answered

Derek Dougan's other world as a forthright studio pundit, radio presenter and generally skilled and affable publicist is well known. What may not be recalled quite as readily is the Wolverhampton Chronicle column he once used to recover a vital piece of his scoring armoury.

Swinging Into Action

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Two Great Reasons To Dust Off The Clubs

With spring having sprung and the clocks gone forward, Wolves stars of the past are checking their diaries to see where they will this year be mingling with fans on the golf courses of the Midlands. In conjunction with the They Wore The Shirt book being fully supported by Wolves Heroes and our sister company Thomas Publications, a friend of editor and entrepreneur Steve Plant has organised a competition at Enville GC on Friday, May 27.

An Easter Without Matches…..It Isn’t Right

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Game Over - See You Again Tomorrow!

Not only does it feel wrong for there to be no matches in the top two divisions over this holiday weekend, it must seem utterly alien to the players of yesteryear. We have been delving back into the archives to remind ourselves how hectic life often was for the sport at a time of the season that many have historically viewed as a make-or-break period.

A Mutch Different Era

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Recalling The Forgotten World Striker Stepped Into

In the space of just over two years, Andy Mutch went from playing in front of successive Molineux crowds of fewer than 2,500 to appearing and scoring in front of more than 80,000 at Wembley. Others, like Jamie Vardy today and Ian Wright, have leapt further but few men in Wolves' history have climbed so quickly from gloom to glare of the spotlight.

A Spree Or Not A Spree? That Is The Question

Friday, March 18th, 2016

A Little-Remembered Case Of Sizeable Spending

By way of transfer-market statements, Wolves have never spoken louder than when Andy Gray signed on the Molineux pitch in September, 1979. They caused waves, too, mainly because they were a Second Division club, when beating Manchester City to the signature of Geoff Thomas in 1993 and making him the marquee man in a summer that also contained the captures of David Kelly, Kevin Keen, Peter Shirtliff and Cyrille Regis.

Fallen Forest Still Feel The Pain – Richards

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Anniversary Reflections On Surprise Wembley Conquest

As it is 36 years today since the 1980 League Cup final, we have perhaps had ample previous opportunity to learn and remind ourselves what victory meant to John Barnwell's heroic side. But how has Nottingham Forest's unexpected defeat sat with their players over the decades? They were League champions and double European Cup winners around that time, as well as League Cup specialists, so one Wembley disappointment was presumably easier for them to bear.....

In The Hunte For Milestone Man

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

Big Landmark Moves A Stage Closer

This seems as good a time as any to re-draw the attention of our readers to some of the 'background' areas of this website. The debut of midfielder Connor Hunte in Wolves' 2-1 home win over Bristol City took us a step closer to learning the identity of the 1,000th man to play League football for the club.

Absent Admirer

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Winger Insists Leicester Will Do It

John Farrington has never set foot in Leicester's King Power Stadium on a match day and sees no reason to do so over the final two and a bit months of the Premier League season. But, from his vantage point in 'Foxes' country in a village near Hinckley, he has no doubts: Claudio Ranieri's side will be crowned champions.

A Nostalgic Return Denied

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Souness Link Might Have Brought Alan Back To Molineux

Professional life might conceivably have turned full circle for Alan Murray. Taken on by Wolves in his teens half a century ago, he briefly scented a possibility of returning in a backroom role in his much later years.

Leading From The Front

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Skippers Take Centre Stage

Molineux's Hayward Suite will next month stage another of the highly popular Wolves Former Players Association dinners. The event appears to be regaining its familiar 'annual' status after a break of several years before the successful relaunch last April.

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