Archive for September, 2019

No Wolves, No Teeth

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Hiding For GB, Without Billy & Co

In the week that Wolves head back to Eastern Europe to take on Besiktas, we highlight how a trip of similar distance six and a half decades ago prevented further additions to the many international honours being accumulated at Molineux at the time. Great Britain 1 Rest of Europe 4 in the summer of 1955 is a game that would surely ordinarily have included Billy Wright and possibly one or more of his fellow England caps Bert Williams, Ron Flowers, Jimmy Mullen, Bill Slater, Peter Broadbent and Dennis Wilshaw.

Milestones In Historic Run

Friday, September 27th, 2019

Europa Rush - The Side Effects

Never have Wolves played more competitive first-team matches by the end of September than the 15 they will have completed after this weekend's home clash with Watford. Even with the reduced top flight we have had in the Premier League era and with the advent of international breaks, the workload at Molineux has been intense this summer and autumn - thanks, of course, to the club's involvement in the Europa League.

Billy Reigned Even Longer Than We Thought

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Debut Day - A Fresh Insight

At last.....a chink has appeared in the armoury of the peerless idol that was Billy Wright. It has taken eight whole decades and, even now, we are not suggesting that Wolves' and England's finest had a weakness to his game.

Frank Exchange

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Great To See Robbie Again - Lampard

Robbie Dennison is still buzzing after a meet-up with one of the most famous ‘roomies’ it is possible to have in English football. The Ulsterman turned the walk-on role he had at Saturday’s home game against Chelsea as part of Molineux’s 130-year celebrations into a chance for a quick reunion with visiting boss Frank Lampard.

Keeping Up With The Joneses

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

And A Welcome Away Win For Brazier

Former Wolves players have continued to help local and national charities through their efforts on the golf course over the past fortnight. After the huge success of the charity day at Oxley Park the Friday before last, eight of them appeared at the annual autumn event staged at Wrottesley Park.

Duggie Present For Landmark Day

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

VIP View Of 130th Birthday Celebrations

Dave Woodfield has expressed his gratitude after meeting up with old pals on what he thinks might be his last visit to Molineux. The experienced former centre-half was at yesterday's Premier League game against Chelsea and was delighted to cross paths again with some of the players there to help celebrate the iconic stadium's 130th birthday.

The Word Of The Doc

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Fresh Insight On Departed Manager

Tommy Docherty has preceded Saturday's Molineux meeting of two of his former clubs by paying belated further respect to the friend who died this summer. The 91-year-old Scot's name cropped up at last month's service in honour of Sammy Chapman, to whom we were delighted to add our own full account of the day.

Just Great To Be Back

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Walker's Relief At Return To The Fold

Paul Walker is still buzzing after making a nostalgic first return to Wolverhampton in almost 50 years. The Yorkshireman travelled from Leeds to be part of the bumper turn-out at the annual Wolves Former Players Association golf day and has vowed not to leave it as long next time!

Knowles: The Forgotten Debut

Friday, September 6th, 2019

Far From Home - An Exciting First Glimpse

We all know Peter Knowles's last first-team game for Wolves was 50 years ago today against Nottingham Forest. But where was his first? The perceived wisdom is that it was a month and a half into the 1963-64 season when a First Division game at Leicester brought him his competitive senior debut for the club.

Dear Diary Entry 95

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

Moving Tribute To Former Colleague

Tuesday, August 6: Was touched to read that two former Wolves men had played very public roles in paying tribute to a team-mate they both had at Blackpool. Steve Harrison and Alan Ainscow were among a quartet of former Seasiders players who laid flowers behind the Kop goal at Bloomfield Road in memory of striker Kevin Stonehouse, who has died aged 59.

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