Archive for October, 2020

Striker Who Signed And Left In Same Weekend

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

Strange Molineux Exit Of Bully's Stand-In

A scroll through the professional staff at Shrewsbury reminds us that connections between Wolves and Shropshire's only Football League club are as strong as ever. Among those currently in Sam Ricketts' squad are Dave Edwards, Harry Burgoyne, Matija Sarkic, Scott Golbourne, Ethan Ebanks-Landell and last weekend's match-winner, the 35-year-old Leon Clarke.

Rise And Rise Of Captain Supreme

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

But Conor's Molineux Lift-Off Was A Long Time Coming

No Wolves player for years has attracted more national exposure than Conor Coady in recent weeks - but it wasn't always like this for the Liverpudlian. I will always remember the 3-0 home victory over Huddersfield this month five years ago as the day I met the daughter of late former Wolves keeper John Oldfield at Molineux.

A Star Who Got Away

Sunday, October 18th, 2020

How Wolves Missed Out On Prized Italian

Mel Eves has revealed how his relationship with Richie Barker helped Albion - and not Wolves - benefit more than two decades ago from the free-transfer signing of one of the brightest young stars in Italian football. Eves was among the 1970s and 1980s Molineux stalwarts saddened by the news a few days ago that John Barnwell's trusty assistant had passed away.

A Club Packed With Title Winners

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

Strength In Depth Gave Cullis Some Welcome Headaches

The end of the 1958-59 season was approaching....Wolves were about to clinch their second successive First Division title. At the same time, the second team had long since run away with the Central League and the Birmingham League title was soon to be won for the second year running by the A team.

RIP Richie

Monday, October 12th, 2020

Death Of Former Wolves Assistant Announced

Richie Barker, half of the managerial double act from when Wolves last won the League Cup, has passed away. The former Molineux assistant had been in poor health for a couple of years and his death was announced on Twitter today by his long-time friend Alan Durban.

Captain Conor In Cool Company

Friday, October 9th, 2020

Yes, Coady Really DID Score For England!

More amazing still than Conor Coady's pride in finding himself wearing the England armband last night is the fact he scored one of his country's goals. The inspirational leader has been many things to Wolves over the last three or four years but definitely not a predatory marksman or master finisher.....a record of two goals in 240 games for the club makes that clear enough.

They Won’t Forget Ernie!

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Memories Of His Magical Moment Exactly Half A Century Ago

Ernie Hunt's name has again been in the news two and a half years after his death - especially around Coventry. It was 50 years to the day on Saturday since the chunky forward joined forces with Willie Carr to conjure up his famous free-kick goal for the Sky Blues against reigning League champions Everton.

A Calling That’s Hard To Resist

Saturday, October 3rd, 2020

Gerry Reflects On Another Wolves-To-Liverpool Move

"We were surprised when it happened. He seemed to be happy at Wolves and then Liverpool came in for him...." It could well be a comment on Dioga Jota's early-season departure for Anfield but it was equally applicable in the case of another high-profile transfer between the clubs well over half a century ago.

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