Archive for October, 2019
Fatherly Pride At Scoring ExploitsMartin Patching continues to feel proud from afar after the impact of his son Cauley Woodrow continued with two goals in Barnsley's surprise draw at Albion in midweek. It would have been nice to report this as a story of hands-on parental support - alas, the 24-year-old's parents did not stay together and a distance was created between the parties.
Full House Saw Wolves Light Up EuropeOne of Wolves' biggest post-war crowds was shoehorned into Molineux when the club set a standard they will hope to reach when tackling more East European opposition this week. It was almost exactly 60 years ago that Stan Cullis's side dismantled Yugoslav champions Red Star Belgrade with the sort of powerhouse performances Nuno would love to see from his side against Slovan Bratislava, starting tomorrow night in Slovakia.
How Greg Drove Wolves To VictoryFrom the larger-than-life - and certainly larger-than-average - Greg Fellows comes the tale of just how low Wolves had sunk in the mid-1980s. Greg was back in the Molineux fold in mid-August for the funeral of Sammy Chapman and proving himself as adept as ever at holding court with his stories.
Victors Again In Fond ReunionCorporate dinners are all rage these days for assembling the players who delivered wonderful past deeds in Wolves' name. As this photo shows, though, there was a time when sit-down meals had no place on the calendar and reunions meant squeezing into the club's colours and taking to the pitch once more.
Final Straight Looms In Mercy MissionAlun Evans is continuing to squeeze Wolverhampton visits into his prolonged stay in the country from Australia - but plans to return Down Under in the new year. British football's one-time record teenage signing turned 70 in April and had selflessly put his life on hold many months earlier to return to the Midlands to care for his elderly mother.
Opening Up - A Lifetime Of Brilliant MemoriesTo the pre-publicity we gave to the book detailing Les Wilson's life and career, we are now delighted to offer an insight into what is contained in these wonderful 430-plus pages. No former Wolves player, during the 11 or so years of this website's time in cyberspace, has done more than he has to engage with old team-mates.
Conquest Of Champions Raises BarWe are back with a new and contributed post somewhat ahead of schedule - but if you can't do so in the wake of Wolves' best result for years, when can you? When foreign influence was low in English football and before money took over the landscape, Wolves routinely had their moments against the likes of Manchester City.
Strewth Mate - An Embrace From Aussie CoachBobby Gould has renewed friendships from another of his sporting loves......at a time when he is considering whether he might catch up with the England cricket team on their winter travels. The former Wolves striker relished the Ashes battle and World Cup conquest over the summer and was thrilled that he and wife Marge could take in a day of the final Test at The Oval.
The Call From Home
Saturday, September: 7 Was surprised to read a little-known fact in the build-up to the visit of Bulgaria to Wembley this teatime; namely that two midfielders with Wolves connections had won England caps while with clubs overseas.