Where This Liverpool Conquest Might Sit In A Historical Context
So where does Wolves’ stunning FA Cup win at Anfield rate in the club’s pecking order? We delved into our memories and the history books to come up with some other stunning away days from the last 50 years – based on their sheer unpredictability. For that reason, you won’t read here about cup finals or semi-finals but there is still much to enjoy poring over….
A ‘Borrow’ From Barrow!
Wolves fans are busy debating whether Liverpool’s recent slump in form helps or hinders their side’s chances of pulling off an FA Cup upset on Saturday. What is beyond argument, though, is that even the Anfield crowd’s long-time reputation for fair play is likely to fall short of the reception Wolves were given on another northern assignment in the competition nearly 60 years ago.
Woodfield Back At Molineux – But Who Recognised Him?
David Woodfield has used his first visit back to Molineux in several decades to remind himself of local derbies and stirring FA Cup campaigns of old. The rugged centre-half, sporting a hairstyle far removed from your average 73-year-old, brought a family-and-friends group of eight to the Wolves v Aston Villa clash nine days ago and was surprised to bump into former team-mates Fred Davies and Ted Farmer in the media room.
Where Finance And Friendship Met…..For The Greater Good
It’s easy to see why Rachael Heyhoe Flint hit it off with Sir Jack Hayward. Like him, she came from Wolverhampton – one of the nicer parts of town, it must be said – and exported excellence and charm across the globe, armed with a spirit of enterprise, adventure and fun.
A Game In Mourning At Passing Of True Gentleman
So many tributes, so many anecdotes. But, with Graham Taylor, they just keep coming. Any fears that the well of stories might have run dry following the pre-weekend decision to slightly delay our own official marking of his dreadfully sad passing-away have thankfully not materialised.
‘Genuine, Outstanding’ Guy Who Fell Short At Molineux
Graham Taylor’s record as a club manager is remarkable; a testament to indisputable excellence and high competence, with just one notable exception – Wolverhampton Wanderers. Long after Taylor left Molineux, he frequently expressed regret and frustration that his short reign there ended with ambitions starkly unfulfilled.
Bridges Too Far Opened Up New Pathway For Tony
In these days of crazy transfer fees and salaries, it can seem unreal to look back to the 1950s when a club’s top players were rewarded with modest pay packets not much fatter than those picked up by the youngest of professionals. Take a look back at the Wolverhampton Wanderers team group photos in the last years of that momentous Molineux decade and you will see huge professional squads.
Swapping Oz For Scotland – And Happy As Could Be!
Conscious as we are not to cross the thin line separating healthy interest from stalking, we don’t intend to keep intruding into the lives of John Black and his lovely lady friend, Roberta. But, after explaining on here last July how delighted we were to play a part in reuniting these one-time teenage sweethearts after some 40 years apart, we thought our readers might just enjoy this follow-up.
Nostalgia In The Grampians For Old Pals
Travel broadens the mind. Among its other beneficial effects, it also enables footballers to catch up again with those who helped them create happy, historic moments decades ago. It will be 50 years in a few months’ time since 1960s Wolves reserve forward Clive Ford scored a double-quick hat-trick for Lincoln in a Fourth Division game against Bradford Park Avenue.
Great Name That Was Lost To The Headline-Writing World
Monday, December 5: Here’s an obscure one…..does anybody remember Richard Flash? The Birmingham-born midfielder was signed three times by Graham Taylor, first for Villa’s Centre of Excellence, lastly for Watford when Kenny Jackett was also in the Hornets backroom team and, in between, as a 20-year-old for Wolves in the mid-1990s.