Archive for January, 2020
Evans On Famous Move NorthWith recent Wolves-Liverpool duels still very much in our minds, we hark back once more to the career of Alun Evans - and to some memories he has stirred in an interview we helped set up. Our readers may recall that we were approached in the autumn by the editor of the excellent www.lfchistory.net website, who was seeking to speak at length to the former forward.
1983 Start To System That Is Now RoutineThey have been commonplace for decades and can help transform a club's season. But when did loan signings first become part of Wolves' landscape and who was the first such capture the club made?
Opportunity Came Lower Down For Cullis Cub“We had Eddie Stuart, George Showell, Gerry Harris, John Harris, Gwyn Jones and Phil Kelly, as well as Bobby Thomson coming through. Apart from the occasional trip with the first team as 12th man (there were no substitutes in those days, of course), it was second and third-team football.
Managers In The SpotlightFollowing our pre-Christmas piece on Geoff Palmer's 1986 televised interview about joining the police force, other Wolves TV features from the past have been brought to our attention. We are indebted to keen supporter Giuseppe Campione for directing us to several items on screen from the John Barnwell and Ian Greaves eras and are happy to share them here with our other readers.
Crowe The Star Of Thrilling Last-Gasp EscapeFrom Australia comes an appreciation with a difference of the late former Wolves inside-forward Chris Crowe. We were surprised to check our in-box and find a long message out of the blue detailing the player's impact on Sydney club Auburn in the late 1960s.
Memories Of When The Cup Packed 'Em InWolves' midweek visit to Manchester United is once again set to create debate over the relative merits of the Premier League and the knockout once regarded as the best in club football. Notwithstanding the fact that 31,381 witnessed the third-round deadlock at Molineux nine days ago, we suspect we might be heading for a dumbed-down version of what was an epic collision in decades past.
Significant First-Team Impact Of Big AmericanMarcus Hahnemann was skiing when I called for this interview. “No problem,” he said, “I’ll put you on speaker phone.” It seems that the 6ft 3in former keeper is used to taking calls, literally, at leisure. He was at his cabin in Washington State, fly fishing, when Mick McCarthy phoned in July, 2009: “Did I want to join Wolverhampton Wanderers?"
Le Flem Able To Sea His FutureFrom the dusty annals of football literature comes an interesting insight into the thoughts of Dick Le Flem when he was making his way in the game. The left-winger who served Wolves for just over a year in the mid-1960s seasons played first for Nottingham Forest and is one of relatively few players to have originated from the Channel Islands.
A 'Sign' Of The Times
Wednesday, December 4: Enjoyed having a late-afternoon meet-up over coffee with Paul Berry, especially it created the chance to take delivery of extra autographed copies of Why Not Me?, the wonderful Carl Ikeme autobiography that he ghost-wrote.