Archive for May, 2023

On The Up Once More

Monday, May 29th, 2023

Wembley Win Makes Rob A Premier League Boss

Two successive promotions with a sacking elsewhere in between....Rob Edwards has put himself in extremely exclusive company! The man deemed not good enough for Watford on the evidence of ten League games at the start of the season has provided a delicious twist (of the knife?) at the end of it by leading their arch rivals to Championship promotion.

Dear Diary Entry 140

Saturday, May 27th, 2023

Huge Sorrow For Wolves Family

Thursday, May 4: Woke to the extremely sad news that Vicky Wright had passed away at 63 following a short illness. The youngest child of Joy Beverley and Billy Wright came into this world a few days before the long-time Wolves and national captain played his 100th England game - the clash with Scotland at Wembley soon after his club had retained their League title. What happy days they were!

Barry Is Wembley-Bound

Wednesday, May 24th, 2023

A Place For Bobby Too, Surely?

Barry Powell is going and can't wait. Bobby Gould, surprisingly, was still in the 'don't know' category when we checked a couple of days ago. Wembley figured prominently in their respective careers and will do so for the present-day generation of Coventry players when they contest the Championship play-off final with Luton on Saturday.

Neves – Pride, Emotion, Prizes

Sunday, May 21st, 2023

Midfield Maestro Scoops The Awards Again

Ruben Neves has added a second Player of the Year award at Wolves to what is increasingly shaping up as his possible Molineux farewell. The brilliant Portuguese international shrugged off the disappointment of Everton's last-gasp equaliser to receive the award for which fans vote on the club's official website.

Memories From Out East

Thursday, May 18th, 2023

TV Thoroughbred On Stars Of Molineux Past

To a generation of football fans addicted to Star Soccer, Gerry Harrison's voice became part of the staple Sunday afternoon fare. He was to East Anglia what Hugh Johns was to the Midlands, Gerald Sinstadt to Lancashire or Brian Moore to London. We may not have been familiar with his face but we quickly recognised his authoritative tones when home games played by Norwich and Ipswich were shown to us.

In Hallowed Footsteps

Monday, May 15th, 2023

Familiar Faces Aiming For Final Glory

A trail of former Wolves men will be pacing the Wembley touchline this spring as the drama of the play-offs continues to unfold. Following the heartbreak felt by Paul Cook and his Chesterfield squad in the race for a Football League place on Saturday, the spotlight has switched to several of the Liverpudlian's one-time Molineux team-mates.

Friends Reunited

Friday, May 12th, 2023

Pals Get Together For Precious Catch-Up

Gerry Taylor and Bob Hatton, the two former Hull schoolboys who signed for Wolves on the same day in the mid-1960s, have had a long overdue reunion. They hadn't met since the 1970s - at least they don't think they had - but have caught up on the missing decades in the company of their respective wives.

New Honour For Ruben

Tuesday, May 9th, 2023

Milestone Man Still Performing Heroics

Ruben Neves reached a major landmark with his appearance in Wolves' derby victory over Villa on Saturday. The Molineux skipper's goal-making contribution to the joyously acclaimed win came in his 250th League and cup game for the club.

A Derby Warm-Up

Saturday, May 6th, 2023

Friendly Foes In Opposition On The Course

A host of players from Cyrille Regis's clubs have gathered to play in a golf competition in the late striker's memory. Two days before the Wolves v Villa clash at Molineux, stars of yesteryear displayed an altogether friendlier rivalry for the Regis Trophy.

Dear Diary Entry 139

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023

Happy Day For Long-Haul Visitors

Saturday, April 8: Had a busy time of it making new acquaintances at this afternoon's welcome home victory against Chelsea. Having played a small part in securing tickets for some visitors from afar, it was lovely to meet Glenn Gibbons, the son of early 1950s Wolves defender Len Gibbons, and members of his circle of family and friends.

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