Help From The Bench

New Trend Had A Slow Start

A look in the record books confirms Freddie Goodwin as the first Wolves player ever to be sent on as a substitute in a League game. But who was the first man selected to fulfill the 12th man duties for the club in a competitive fixture?Goodwin entered the fray from the bench in the home win over Middlesbrough on October 16, 1965, a couple of months after the authorities had approved the use of a replacement if a player was injured.

A (Motson) Memory Match

January 16, 1982: Liverpool 2 Wolves 1

There was a choice of dozens but our attention was grabbed by this piece of film and, in particular, by the man at the microphone. Some may think John Motson was a slave to statistics and with a tendency to overload the viewer with facts. For the most part, though, he had an effortless turn of phrase that made him very easy listening.

How Bully Signed Off With The Stars

Big-Name Cast For Striker’s Farewell

Steve Bull’s last game in international football was arguably the lowest-key of all those he played when representing his country. But, seven months or so on from his role in Italia 90, he nevertheless shared a pitch with some true stars of the sport when he returned to the land of the lira.

New Look At The Well-Travelled Class Of 67

Allen’s Men Dabbled In Their Own Numbers Game

A fresh spotlight on Ronnie Allen’s Wolves will soon be shone by the club for the benefit of supporters – through a project we look forward to writing about in the coming months.
In the meantime, our small role in it has unearthed one or two long-forgotten stories from the aftermath of the securing of runners-up spot in the Second Division in the spring of 1967.

A New Corner Routine

Happy Evan After

Anyone wondering why Evan Williams chose to end his enjoyable Molineux association in 1969-70 should probably have accompanied Wolves fanatic Gwilym Machin on the recent mission we encouraged him to undertake north of the border. Armed with an old paper that he wished to pass on to the keeper, the adopted Glaswegian arranged – with some help from our end – to head for a beer in Dumbarton and loved what he saw of the 79-year-old’s life in his natural domain.

Seeing Red, Winning Well

Where The Numbers Don’t Quite Add Up

Struggling as we are to recall any previous examples of Wolves winning a top-flight game from a goal down and a man down, it’s time for compromise….. The heroically unlikely victory at Southampton yesterday has set us thinking of past matches that had a happy outcome from such unpromising positions – and the cupboard is pretty bare.

A Whole New Stage For Their Talents

’70s Icons’ Trio Delight Big Audience

They were worshipped on the pitch for years, their presence and words have filled rooms for decades and now the stars of the 1970s are enjoying an increased profile on stage. In front of a 425-plus audience at the Telford Theatre in Oakengates last night, John Richards, Steve Daley and Kenny Hibbitt showed why a generation of Wolves fans still can’t get enough of them.

Wow, How Good Did That Feel?

Epic Victory Ended The Long Wait

League victories for Wolves over Liverpool don’t come round too often but, when they do, they tend to be memorable. Never before had there been a Premier League win against these opponents at Molineux and we have to go back more than 42 years to see when the gap between the two teams in any meeting was as wide in Wolves’ favour as Saturday’s thrilling three-goal margin.

Dear Diary Entry 136

Fergie Mark Two Eyes Another Promotion

Wednesday, January 4: Fact IS stranger than fiction. Darren Ferguson is back as manager at Peterborough and looking forward to taking charge of them for the fourth time. Why does a man who appears reluctant to take on opportunities elsewhere keep returning to a club he has left three times?

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