Archive for March, 2022
Surprise Crossovers Between Rival ClubsConor Coady is cementing his place at the vanguard of an unusual group of players who take in two clubs and two countries. Men who have served both Wolves and Huddersfield seem to contain a much higher than normal percentage of senior internationals, among whom the Liverpudlian undoubtedly has Molineux pride of place.
Welsh Euphoria Helps Fill The GapGareth Bale is not alone in producing heroics for Wales at a time when he is enduring strict rationing in appearances for his club. Less dramatically, Wayne Hennessey stepped back on to the international stage and played his part in the principality's epic semi-final defeat of Austria in the World Cup play-off semi-final at Cardiff last night.
How Robson Missed Out To CharltonIn these early days of football's latest international break, we hark back three and a half decades to the unusual start David Kelly made in the game at that elite level. The young Brummie was still a third-tier player with Walsall and was several moves away from landing at Molineux when not one but two countries went calling for his services in the autumn of 1987.
Tour Link Revives Happy MemoriesTalk of a possible Wolves tour to America this summer has had us scanning the record books for a recap on the previous times the club spread their wings in that direction. It's hard to believe that 30 of the 31 matches they have played in the United States took place in the space of ten years during the reigns of Stan Cullis, Ronnie Allen and Bill McGarry.
Sad News Of FPA Driving ForceTo the majority among Molineux's massive Premier League supporter base, the name 'Peter Creed' may not be hugely significant. But no-one did more to drive the club's former players association for virtually 30 years and there wasn't a more loyal, longer-serving supporter of Wolves and Wolverhampton.
Molineux Legend On Radical Law-Change ProposalsFrom the annals of the Sporting Star comes a reminder of a fundamental football law change that was apparently given some consideration almost 60 years ago. It's one the present generation may find difficult to visualise as a starter but it had merit in the eyes of a huge Molineux voice of the time.
Book Is Setting Up New Chances To Support Need CausesWolves fans will now be directly supporting excellent local causes if they purchase the latest book on the club by David Instone. The author stated from the outset of his 'A Wolves 1970s Scrapbook' project that 75 per cent of the profits would go to charity and underlined the point by donating £1,500 to Severn Hospice at the end of January.
Molineux Roots Of Physio To The Stars
Ever think your life is being governed by coincidences? At the Bolton v Wolves promotion clash in 1996-97, I was one of several journalists to duck as the ball flashed low over the press box and into the third safest pair of hands at Burnden Park that day after rival keepers Gavin Ward and Mike Stowell. I turned round just in time to see cricketer Mike Watkinson produce a safe catch and over-arm throw that resulted in a quick restart.