Archive for November, 2021
A Date On Which Wolves Have Been Decidedly Hot!We are not in any way hailing this as a good omen for Wolves' Premier League game at Norwich this afternoon - but nevertheless hope it is. November 27 has brought some special and spectacular wins for the club over the decades, so all eyes on Carrow Road to see what today brings.
Relish At Prospect Of New Year GiveawaysCharity organisations are heading for a healthy injection of funds from the new Wolves 1970s Scrapbook we have been promoting on this website. The eye-opening publication continues to attract the most flattering of feedback as we move into the final month of Christmas shopping and we can only repeat what has been said over and over already: That it makes a wonderful present for anyone who followed the club in that decade or wants to learn a little about that thrilling part of the Molineux story.
Said With Flowers - In Church And At The Match"A more self-effacing man you couldn't have hoped to meet. He was blessed with a wonderful talent and learned to play the game well and was rewarded for it. The fame that followed, he carried lightly. He was possessed of a cool, calm judgement and inspired loyalty. He found his niche, accomplished his tasks and won the respect of his fellow man."
Wembley Combination Was Virtually A One-OffTalk of arguably the most iconic Leeds team of all time - and the extreme rarity in how many times those 11 players actually played together - has prompted us to scour Wolves' history books with similar thoughts in mind. Would anyone question that the line-up of Sprake, Reaney, Cooper, Bremner, Charlton, Hunter, Lorimer, Clarke, Jones, Giles, Gray is the one we most closely associate with the glory years at Elland Road?
True Great And A Serial WinnerIt wasn't compulsory for Wolves to have a half-back of a certain striking hair colour in the 1950s and 1960s. But it might have seemed that way. Billy Wright occupied the no 5 and no 6 shirts for almost two decades, Graham Hawkins did so for a much briefer spell years after and, linking the two, another blond bombshell, Ron Flowers, emerged as a true colossus of Molineux's glory years.
A Massive Loss - For Club And CountryWolves' second most capped England player, Ron Flowers, has passed away at the age of 87. The announcement came on the morning of the England v Albania World Cup qualifier, guaranteeing a solemn pre-match note to proceedings at Wembley tonight.
Captain Conor - An International ThoroughbredTempting though it is to regard Conor Coady as something of a late arrival on the England scene, the reality is very different. He may not have been given a senior debut by his country until his late 20s but, as we wonder in the countdown to this weekend's World Cup qualifiers against Albania and San Marino whether he will eventually surpass Steve Bull's tally of 13 caps, his profile reminds us of a very full international background.
Mark Reflects On Impatience Of The Modern GameMark Burke is retaining an open mind about a possible return to football despite his disappointment at the weekend dismissal of his friend, Dean Smith. The former Wolves midfielder hoped the head coach would be given longer to arrest the sudden slide at a club he still keeps a keen eye on from his home in Holland.
Find Us Keepers!
Saturday, October 9: Our sincere thanks to Peter Crump for coming up with an amazing piece about Wolves' band of Australian goalkeepers. Yes, it might appear a bit of a niche subject but the Wolverhampton-based Molineux fanatic, who did so much to help with Jim McCalliog's recent book promotional tour, has opened our eyes.