Archive for August, 2016

Mixed Messages On The Post-Wolves Cullis

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

'Distracted, Uninterested' - But Also 'Devoted And Impressive'

We didn't set out to end August by overdoing references to Stan Cullis, even if it is 70 years ago today since the start of his final season as a player supreme and 100 this autumn since his birth. But, even since our posting three days ago about John Keith's unique insight into his ways, we have gleaned more information about him that we weren't previously aware of.

Sporting To The Last

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Magical Memories Of Native Merseysider

In the first half of last year, we turned the spotlight on TV presenter Nick Owen by asking him for his Wolves recollections from over the decades. We followed up recently by carrying a story fed to us by East Anglian journalist Mel Henderson and now we continue our series featuring prominent media personnel by inviting Merseyside-based Fleet Street veteran John Keith to explain, among other things, why Molineux holds a special spot in his affections.

A Catch-Up With Kenning

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Former Winger Recalls His Molineux Stay

It is, as we have been regularly reminded this summer, 50 years since the World Cup win with the 'wingless wonders'. Let it be said, though, that Ian Callaghan, John Connelly and Terry Paine played in the early rounds of the tournament. The unthinking put a place marker on July, 1966, as the sudden transition point after which the traditional flanker was consigned to history.

Waggy, True Idol Of The Molineux Masses

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Three Years On......The Love Remains Strong

It is three years today since the funeral of Dave Wagstaffe, the much-loved Wolves winger who passed away on August 6, 2013. To mark this sad anniversary, John Lalley - a big fan of the flying winger - has called the player a 'genuine Wolves icon' and penned these moving words:

Stowaway Aboard!

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Hegan's Spot Of Special 'Training'

Wolves' home game with Ipswich this week reconnected us with the East Anglia media and brought another bizarre Danny Hegan tale to our attention. We have written more than once on here of the characteristics that made the late midfielder a frequent topic of conversation among team-mates and supporters alike.

Bully Booked Again!

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Coming Soon....Another Slant On The Legend

Another Steve Bull book is on the way for Wolves fans in the run-up to Christmas. The man who has already been the subject of several publications is due to hit the shelves again in the coming weeks.

On Course For Another Great Day

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Talented Team Hit The Fairways

Nine outfield men, a couple of goalkeepers and even a highly experienced manager..... The annual former Wolves players' golf day certainly didn't lack for a few high-profile names.

Roger And Out

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Stark Reminder Of Football's Perilous Nature

Hermann Hesse writes, in Siddhartha: "I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way, we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value." A broken leg at a time when it was rumoured that he was about to be selected to skipper England Youths was a cruel blow for Roger Grice.

Dear Diary Entry 58

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

A Message From The East Midlands: 'My Hero Dave'

Monday, July 4: Received a lovely email out of the blue from Leicester fan Robin Wright, whose Google search on Dave Maclaren had led him to our site. Robin sent us a personal appreciation of the former Wolves and Foxes keeper, who was a major hero in his youthful days watching football at Filbert Street.

999 – But It’s No Emergency!

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Milestone Man Set To Be Unleashed

An extra slice of club history is likely to be written during Wolves' visit to Rotherham on Saturday. The flurry of transfer activity that has followed the Fosun Group takeover at Molineux has set up the likelihood of us quickly learning the identity of the 1,000th man to play League football for Wolves.

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