Archive for September, 2020

Dear Diary Entry 108

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Doc's Call Takes Him Away

Tuesday, September 1: Sad to think we have seen the last of Matt Doherty's rampaging runs - and scoring talents - in Wolves colours. A look at our Legends section underlines what a terrific impact he made at the club.

Another Landmark For Billy

Sunday, September 27th, 2020

This Time It Is About Scoring Goals, Rather Than Stopping Or Making Them

It has taken 81 years and has come 26 years after his death but a new claim to fame for Billy Wright has surfaced. Well done to lifelong Wolves fan and prolific author Steve Gordos in unearthing the strong possibility that the club's most famous player of all time is also the youngest goal-scorer they have ever had.

Horton – I Nearly Joined Wolves

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Doc Era Opened Door For Boyhood Fan

Brian Horton has opened up on his Wolves past and revealed how close he came to serving the club of his boyhood dreams. The Hednesford-born miner's son had a wonderful career as a player with Brighton, Luton and others, then flourished over many years as a manager with the likes of Oxford, Huddersfield and Manchester City.

Home And Away

Monday, September 21st, 2020

Holsy Back As Grandson Aims High In Spain

John Holsgrove has returned permanently to England after almost a decade and a half of living in Spain. The former Wolves defender and his wife Jan are back in the south-east and glad to be home and closer to other family members.

Farewell To Fred

Friday, September 18th, 2020

Upbeat Send-Off For Popular Wolves Keeper

'It's the celebration of a life, NOT a funeral - it's nothing as sombre as that.' And so the tone for the farewell to Fred Davies today was set by the unrelated Philip Davies, the official conducting the proceedings.

Bully Off – And Running!

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

First-Day Impact Of Record-Breaker

Talk of fast-starting strikers brings to mind another remarkable feature of Steve Bull's mind-boggling Wolves career. We may, in due course, have reason to include Raul Jimenez more prominently in such articles but among the plethora of weekend stats was the revelation that Teddy Sheringham and Mo Salah are the only two men ever to have netted in their sides' first game of four different Premier League seasons.

Screen Stars

Saturday, September 12th, 2020

Hibby Among Grateful Admirers Of Gentleman Jack

It is a proud Stan Cullis sitting front and centre of the young Wolves squad that had clinched the FA Youth Cup in 1958. On the Iron Man’s left after that sensational 6-1 second leg Molineux victory over Chelsea are three players who would do much good work in the Wolves first team in years to come - Cliff Durandt, Des Horne and Ted Farmer.

Hats Off To Capped Coady

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

Skipper's Successful Start Bridges A Wide Gap

It says much for football's changing landscape that Wolves should currently have so many internationals - yet so few who might play for England. At a time when we add our warmest congratulations to Conor Coady on the winning of his first cap, consider these oddities:

Fred Davies: 1939 – 2020

Saturday, September 5th, 2020

With A Teacher Like Bert, How Could He Fail?

Taking over from Malcolm Finlayson was one thing; being called 'The Young Cat' around Molineux ramped up the pressure even more. But there was enough in the friendship and working relationship between Fred Davies and Bert Williams to encourage comparisons - and for a virtual guarantee of career progression.

RIP Fred Davies

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Death Of Stalwart Keeper Announced

More bad news has reached us, with the passing-away of the popular Fred Davies at the age of 81. We have written at length on here in recent weeks about Gerry Harris and Harry Hooper and now we must come to terms with the loss of a man who is widely known and respected across Midlands football and beyond.

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