Archive for July, 2021

Wolves And The Olympics

Monday, July 26th, 2021

….A Surprisingly Long List

If you thought connections between Molineux and the Olympic Games would be difficult to find, think again. The list of links is considerable. Over the decades, Wolves players past and present have competed, coached and even triumphed in the summer extravaganza, not least when Raul Jimenez was part of Mexico's gold medal line-up nine years ago.

McGarry and Kelly – Side By Side

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

Legendary Stalwarts With Wolves In Common

Bill McGarry won nothing in his long career before Wolves and Larry Kelly, thanks to Wembley heartbreak in 1949, won nothing AT Wolves. But the two men had a firm bond as long-term team-mates in the side who were next in line behind Stan Cullis's side and Albion in the epic title race of 1953-54.

The Final Glory

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

A Photo We Have Been Longing To Publish

Honoured at last......the man who has been rewarded nearly 70 years on for helping to make Wolves champions. Ron Stockin is a picture of delight and pride after being presented with a title winner's medal, the like of which his Molineux counterparts received way back in April, 1954.

From Highbury To Bilston – A Rich Story

Saturday, July 17th, 2021

Tales Of The Circuit, Purdie Style

Jon Purdie excelled as a 15-year-old, winning seven caps on the left wing for England Boys and scoring five goals in a team also including Michael Thomas, Darren Beckford and Kevin Keen. The latter went on to play for Wolves, too, but things might have turned out differently for Purdie if he had not attracted so much attention.

A Case Of Mistaken Identity

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

No Acknowledgement For Hero Norman

There was a day early in the 1987-88 season when the Molineux PA man caused amusement by announcing a substitution 'for our visitors Halifax Town'. The laughter came because Wolves were actually playing Crewe that afternoon....Halifax's visit had been three weeks earlier.

Back-Up Of The Highest Order

Sunday, July 11th, 2021

Supporting Roles For Dynamic Duo

Forty-one years apart.....two inspirational Wolves defenders and skippers, one common European Championship link. In Italy in the summer of 1980, Emlyn Hughes was part of Ron Greenwood's England squad without kicking a ball in any of the games against Belgium, the host nation and Spain.

Farewell Denmark, Bring On Italy

Thursday, July 8th, 2021

More Memories Of Past Meetings

As we bring almost a month of international-based stories towards a conclusion, we look at how matches against both last night's opponents and Sunday's visitors have impacted on the careers of Wolves players. Denmark, who have brought much to Euro 2020, were the country who Billy Wright last faced before learning he was to become national captain.

Dear Diary Entry 117

Monday, July 5th, 2021

Heading Back To The Midlands

Tuesday, June 8: Word reaches us that Elliott Bennett has been released following five years at Blackburn, where he succeeded another former Wolves man, Charlie Mulgrew, as club captain. The 32-year-old has signed for Shrewsbury and previously achieved a minor toehold in international football by being called up in 2015 for friendlies against Venezuela and Cuba by Jamaica, for whom he qualified through his grandparents.

Room For The Groom

Friday, July 2nd, 2021

Ramsey's Orders For Happy Newly-Wed

Not many players can say they married at 11am and reported for England duty at 7pm. Fewer still would want to claim that the wedding-night bed they were invited to share belonged to the team's centre-forward. Such was the lot of Alan Hinton, the winger groomed at Wolves and first capped for his country while at Molineux.

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