A Star Who Got Away

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.