Archive for February, 2022

In Support Of The Skipper

Saturday, February 26th, 2022

80 Today And Team-Mates Agree: He's A Jolly Good Fellow!

Wolves favourites from half a century or so ago have rallied around Mike Bailey to make a big family day even more special. The first man from Molineux ever to get his hands on the League Cup turns 80 tomorrow and team-mates from that exciting period were unwilling to let the occasion go unheralded.

Not Waiting For (The) Bell

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022

Norman's Nightmare At Being Left High And Dry

We have heard of players being sent home for disciplinary reasons - the unlucky Dave Wagstaffe from Ipswich, for example - and others, like Tim Steele on the day of a match at Aldershot, arriving late for departure. But the case of the player being left behind as the return journey begins is altogether more rare, so step forward Norman Bell.

Crazy Gang Memories Revived

Sunday, February 20th, 2022

Memory (Plough) Lane Visit For Bobby

Bobby Gould has had a double catch-up with his Cup-winning past and promised to revisit it again in the coming months. Our thanks are due to Glasgow-based Wolves fanatic Gwilym Machin, who preceded his visit to Wolves' win at Tottenham last weekend by attending Wimbledon's home game against Sunderland and finding time to letting us know Gould had been spotted at the 1-1 League One draw.

Wow…The Long Wait Is Over!

Thursday, February 17th, 2022

Counting Down To The Arrival Of Southgate & Co

Today's thrilling news that two senior England matches are heading this way in the summer has had us scouring the record books to check Molineux's international history. You wait over 65 years to host a game played by the home country and then you hear that two are coming at once - well, in the space of four days of June anyway.

New Wait For The Great!

Monday, February 14th, 2022

Fire-Fighting Plan To Honour Major Stars Of Past

Wolves' latest batch of Hall of Fame inductees face another shortish delay in the countdown to their big Molineux night. It is already approaching five years, partly as a result of covid, since the membership of this elite group was swelled to 30 in the months prior to the club escaping from the Championship.

Roger And Out

Thursday, February 10th, 2022

Costly Nightmare Amid Bizarre 'Revolving Door' Spell

Roger Hansbury’s name does not figure large or even too fondly in Molineux’s collective memory bank. His notorious part in one of the Torquay goals that denied Graham Turner’s Wolves a second successive trip to Wembley in the Sherpa Van Trophy saw to that.

Conor In Sight Of New Peaks

Monday, February 7th, 2022

Proud Skipper Continuing The Climb

Conor Coady's feat in becoming only the 36th man to play 300 or more League and cup games for Wolves could soon be followed by more milestones with club and country. The much-admired Molineux captain is now only a handful of matches away from the honour of having made more senior Wanderers appearances than anyone else in the 21st century.

Dear Diary Entry 124

Friday, February 4th, 2022

Memories Of A Legend

Saturday, January 8: Can't believe it is three years this month since the funeral of Bill Slater. Three years since Express & Star writer John Lalley and I set off from Wolverhampton in the dark and joined the gathering paying respects to a thoroughly unique man.

A Thought To Make The Toes Curle?

Tuesday, February 1st, 2022

Baggies Boss Pushed Hard For Wolves Skipper

Wolves fans may well remember the discomfort of hearing Albion supporters taunt them at The Hawthorns with a chant of 'There's only one Keith Curle'. It wasn't, of course, anything remotely like affection towards the visiting skipper in the cauldron of a Sunday lunchtime Black Country derby in August, 1997. It was much less complimentary than that.

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