Worse Than Belo Horizonte

An Embarrassment Like No Other

Belo Horizonte or Nice? Which was England’s biggest tournament humiliation of all time? With the help of Billy Wright and Bert Williams, we think we can help provide a few answers…..and it’s not looking good for Roy Hodgson and his humbled multi millionaires.

Ross Proud Of Icelandic Invasion

Molineux Coach’s Memories In Northern Outpost

Ian Ross will look on in a mixture of wonder and pride when England take on the one-time minnows of Iceland on Monday night. For seven years after leaving his coaching post at Wolves in the early 1980s, the former Liverpool and Aston Villa defender managed clubs in the remote North Atlantic country.

Flowers’ Unhappy Fate Against French Foes

Euro 16 Hosts Held Sway In Decades Past

How many unique footprints can one man leave on the international landscape? We have already reported on here that Ron Flowers scored the first goal England ever managed in the European Championships – in a qualifying match against France at Hillsborough on the day in October, 1962 on which his Wolves team-mates Alan Hinton and Chris Crowe made their debuts.

Wales And Wolves……Some Insight

David On The Trail Of Ex Team-Mate

David Edwards is closing in towards overhauling Wayne Hennessey and making himself Wolves’ most capped Welsh international of all time. The record, which relates only to games actually played while on the books at Molineux, has been held for several years by the keeper, who returned from a back spasm to face England in Lens on Thursday.

Euro Capers That Were No Joke

Top Keepers Were Under Wolves’ Noses All Along

Euro 96 provided the backdrop as Wolves’ pursuit of a new goalkeeper descended into farce during Mark McGhee’s first full season in the West Midlands. In the space of a few crazy weeks, the Scot helped cost the club a fortune over Zeljko Kalac, tracked Petr Kouba through the tournament, held talks in Germany with Erik Thorstvedt and an unidentified alternative target, had Neville Southall at Molineux for a look round and reportedly considered a swoop for Tony Coton.

70 Yesterday – Wolves Favourite Who Managed A Different Wales

Bobby And His Testing International Times

Bobby Gould was on a beach in Grenada when the call alerting him to possible employment with England’s second Euro 16 opponents came. A friend from Coventry, a builder called Bill Smith, thought he should know that the unrelated Mike Smith, who would later serve in Wolves’ youth system, had left his job as Wales team manager.

Zut Alors…..A French Fiasco

Choppy Waters Across The Channel

Any assumptions that football trips abroad were a more genteel business the best part of a century ago should perhaps be questioned in light of Wolves’ pioneering experiences as globe-trotters. Not surprisingly, France was the destination chosen when the club spread their wings beyond the British shoreline for the first time and there were a scrape and mishap or two on their early travels.

Honved Heroes Celebrated On Tape

Out Now – Weighty DVD With A Knowles Exclusive!

Peter Knowles has given his first sit-down interview in decades as part of a five-hour dvd celebrating a major anniversary of Wolves’ epic victory over Honved. The phenomenal talent that the club sensationally lost in 1969 has re-emerged in recent years as a semi-public figure but had always stopped short of answering formal media questions.

Hibby Out To Reign In Spain

Kenny Prepares His Defence

We have said before on here what a fine golfer Kenny Hibbitt is and, in Spain tonight, he will show off a green jacket to prove it. The Molineux legend is among a star-studded group of 40 former footballers who flew to La Manga today for an annual tournament organised by one-time QPR and Arsenal centre-half Terry Mancini.

Dear Diary Entry 56

Abroad With The Wolves

Tuesday, May 2: Had the pleasant job of asking Mike Bailey on behalf of Malta Wolves whether he and wife Barbara fancied a free trip to the sunshine island this summer. The couple are keen travellers and are in demand with the members in a country he visited as skipper of Bill McGarry’s squad

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