Archive for October, 2017

Dear Diary Entry 73

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Parliament In Session - And Very United!

Tuesday, October 3: It was positive vibes all the way at tonight's first meeting of the season of the Wolves Fans' Parliament. It hasn't always been this way, of course, but there was general contentment and high anticipation in the room.

Home In The Name Of Duty

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Family Comes First, So Alun Is Back

Alun Evans is back living in the Midlands following several decades of residency in Australia. British football's first £100,000 teenager has selflessly moved back home to care for his elderly mother and says he is here indefinitely.

Fair Play, City

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Etihad Acknowledgement Of Epic Wolves Win

We waited and wondered.......would the Manchester City programme for tonight's visit of Wolves draw a diplomatic veil over the most famous all-time meeting of these two clubs? Ok, we didn't expect a glossy pull-out, nor pictures of the 1974 Wembley thriller popping out from various pages. But it could have been blanked totally.

This One’s On Norman

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

A Goal Back - For Popular Winger

A small piece of Wolverhampton Wanderers history may shortly be rewritten in favour of home-grown winger Norman Deeley. The Wednesbury-born hero of the 1960 FA Cup final already has a prominent place in Molineux history with his goal tally for the club in League and cup matches standing at 75.

Forman’s Return Visit To His Old Work Site

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

The Ground Has Changed, Son, But This Is Where Your Dad Used To Play

Matt Forman has used an epic televised meeting of his two former League clubs to make a first match-day visit to Molineux for well over two decades. The former midfielder had been intent on attending a Wolves home game ever since contacting us out of the blue by email a couple of years ago and explaining that there was still plenty of gold and black running through his veins.

Welcome Aboard

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Danny Boy Proudly Takes His Place

Danny Batth has joined the exclusive Legends area of Wolves Heroes by going past the 200-game mark with his local club. The Molineux skipper has reached the landmark during his recent return to the Championship starting 11 and takes his place at no 83 in the list. 

Gould Award!

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Choked Bobby Says Thanks For Honour

Bobby Gould rounded off an emotional return to his home city of Coventry by collecting a lifetime achievement award in front of an appreciative audience. The former striker had two successful spells at Wolves in the 1970s but was back on even more familiar territory to be honoured at the Coventry and North Warwickshire Sports Awards night at the Sky Blues' Ricoh Arena.

Buckley ‘A Man With The Midas Touch’

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Genial Figure Who Prepared Wolves For Greatness

It has often been lamented by veteran Wolves supporters that Stan Cullis was denied the full extent of the praise he deserved for winning three League titles and two FA Cups at Molineux. Here, though, we can present evidence that one of his predecessors, Major Frank Buckley, was very much lauded - in an obscure and long-forgotten publication at least.

Candid And Emotional

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Dave Retraces His Unhappy Wolves Steps In The Best Of Causes

Charity fund-raising dinner in his honour or not, Dave Thomas was piercingly honest. "I hated my time at Wolves," he said. "It was a horrible period for me." It wasn't the usual opening gambit from a VIP guest at a function through which giant waves of gold and black nostalgia washed, even if this gathering was at the lovely Red Lion Hotel at Bobbington, half an hour from Molineux.

The Star And The Wolves – An Enduring ‘Marriage’

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

In-Depth Spotlight On The Men Behind The Printed Word

5.25pm every other Saturday. I would stand at the entrance to Wolverhampton railway station. Alternately, I would peer anxiously across to the platform where the train to Crewe would appear any minute and then search eagerly for the van I knew was about to scream up to the kerbside and deposit a fat bundle of pink papers. Would the Sporting Star make it in time?

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