Archive for December, 2016

A Call From The Doc

Friday, December 30th, 2016

But Les Was Not For Moving

Wolves v Villa is coming up in the first half of January - and that will rekindle thoughts for Les Wilson on how he might have made the switch across the West Midlands more than four and a half decades ago. At the centre of his recollections will be the one and only sending-off of his professional career and the help he subsequently received from Tommy Docherty.

Nice To See You Again So Soon!

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Festive Pile-Up With A 'Seems Like Only Yesterday' Theme

So we think Christmas and the New Year is a busy period on the football calendar? Look back a few decades to see how much more hectic it used to be. There was a time when Wolves would have had the chance to build on their exciting Boxing Day win over Bristol City by playing again within 24 hours.

Tears And Surprises

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Fitting Tribute To 'Warrior' Who Is An Inspiration To Us All

So now we know......the nickname 'Iggy' wasn't the product of fertile dressing-room minds. Nor was it anything to do with the name Ian. Mind you, there is a lot we are still learning about an inspiring, utterly courageous character.

A Class Apart

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Cullis Brought To Book Again

"In this world, you only have one life and I gave mine to Wolves." So said Stan Cullis - and the new publication chronicling his fabulous career at Molineux and at international level outlines exactly why the bond was so powerful. There have been previous worthy books by and about the club's greatest ever manager and this one from the highly respected Steve Gordos provides more answers as to what made him such a success.

Maclaren: More Fond Memories

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Africa Also Beckoned For Popular Dressing-Room 'Arsonist'!

From Plymouth and Southampton to Vancouver and as far afield as Victoria, we have continued to learn much more about Dave Maclaren - the former Wolves keeper and coach who recently died in Australia. The Wolverhampton-based son of Bertie Lutton kindly contacted us to make sure we had heard the sad news and was disappointed to learn that the funeral was taking place two days ago at Mount Alexander Chapel in Castlemaine.

The Coach Now Arriving……

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Skills Session From Serial Scorer

John Richards has belatedly placed a foot on the path well trodden by so many of his contemporaries with a small step in the coaching world. It won't make the headlines anywhere else and forget the notion that it represents a career change - this was recreation only and it was a long, long way from home.

New Era, New Hope

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Thrilling Comeback Is Food For Thought For Lambert

Many Wolves hearts skipped a beat or two against Fulham on Saturday in one of the most entertaining matches at Molineux for years. Determination and spirit were on show in abundance during this thriller, which ended with the surprise score of 4-4.

Dave Maclaren: 1934 – 2016

Friday, December 9th, 2016

News From Afar Of Keeper's Passing-Away

Dave Maclaren, like many Scots, loved his golf. He also knew how to 'work' a dressing room and was not afraid of holding court in the interests of team morale. But the man who served Wolves as a goalkeeper and coach in the 1960s did not cling to his many football friends.

Patching’s Revealing Insight

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Amazing Back Story To Big Cup Tie

Martin Patching has provided an interesting past-and-present slant on Kenny Jackett while also revealing the extraordinary story behind his own contribution to Watford's FA Cup fifth-round romp at Molineux three and a half decades ago. The former England schoolboy forward played in the Hornets' 3-0 victory against a club he had left only a few weeks earlier - and more than doubled his win bonus in the process.

Knowles Opens His Heart

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

Revelations From The Man Who Gave It All Up For Religion

Never before have Wolves fans had the chance to hear such candid views from Peter Knowles as they do in the wonderful new dvd which should adorn many a supporter's stocking this Christmas. We reported several months ago how Michael Crump's 'Champions of the World' project had been blessed by a lengthy appearance from the colourful inside-forward.

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