Jackett In? Not Yet!

And Can Mick Have The Same Effect?

Following the dramatic improvement in Gillingham’s results since the arrival there of Kenny Jackett, can another former Wolves manager now instigate a similar revival 300 miles or so north west. These are still early days following the dramatic makeover on and off the pitch at the Priestfield Stadium at the start of the year but the difference could hardly be more noticeable.

A Record-Breaker Right Out Of The Blue

How Eddie Headed South For Big Money

This month’s transfer window has us all on edge, with a daily (and more) check to see who is moving where and for how much. But it wasn’t always like this. For decades, such business could be conducted for most of the year and there weren’t agents around to leak stories, so player trading really had the potential to take the breath away.

Going On The Record

Tuning In To Ted – The Surprise Discoveries

You think you know someone and then you hear them on a personal slot on the radio and you learn so much more! I was sure Elvis would have been one of Ted Farmer’s musical favourites and he and various other Rock ‘N Roll legends would rank high on his dream play-list.

Ruben Destined For ‘Graduation’

Milestone Ahead For Midfielder

Skipper Ruben Neves is a few weeks away from moving into the top 50 appearance-makers in Wolves’ history. The brilliant midfielder and play-maker has 237 matches for the club to his name following this afternoon’s game at Manchester City – a figure that has him alongside Norman Deeley and Jody Craddock on our list.

You Really Couldn’t Have Made This Up!

Molineux Groans Weren’t Restricted To The Stands

It’s rare for those who actually went to a match to ask those who stayed in the warm to watch it on TV for a better insight into what happened.

But the bizarre events in the BBC studio at Molineux on Tuesday made the underwhelming FA Cup replay against Liverpool one of those occasions.

Corica, Lambert And Others – Revealing Insights

New Take On Former Men Of Molineux

Having given a praising mention last week to Martin O’Neill’s new autobiography, we are more than happy to follow up with this second piece that we hope will further interest our readers. The 350-page publication, by Macmillan, is very much top end of the table as football life stories go and has surprised us with the number of Wolves-related references.

Kelly’s Eye On Bitter Dispute

Full-Back Offered Insight Into Pay Row

Thankfully the current wave of industrial action around the UK does not include any threat of footballers casting aside their boots but older fans might remember when the prospect of a players’ strike was very real. Just after the end of what we recognise as Wolves’ halcyon 1949-60 period, a bitter dispute over wages brought the British game to the brink of a standstill before talks cleared the air and led to the abolition of the frequently-aired maximum wage.

Flying High – Thanks To Chung’s Wolves

Majorca Celebrations Part Two For A Clough Squad

It has been well recorded that Derby’s players were in Majorca and their manager, Brian Clough, in the Scilly Isles when Wolves made them champions by beating Leeds in May, 1972. Less famously, when Wolves did Cloughie another huge favour by winning at Bolton on the last day of 1976-77, a tension-ridden Nottingham Forest party was at 30,000 feet and also heading for some Spanish sun.

The Final Word – Wolves To Win

How The Cup Crystal Ball Worked….

‘I pick Wolves’, wrote Roy Peskett. Well done him on correctly predicting the broad outcome. ‘It could and probably will be the most exciting final for years,’ he also said. Oh dear, that forecast definitely didn’t come good.

Dear Diary Entry 135

Monday, December 12:

Enjoyed writing an article about John Barnwell and Wolves’ victorious 1979-80 League Cup adventure for my long-time friend, Martyn Pritchard, who is producing a charity booklet on the former Wolves manager. Any excuse to pen a few words for a readership on those happy days is not to be missed.

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