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Entertaining Reflections On Yo-Yo Years

Sunday, April 24th, 2022

Actually....Sorry, Dale, But They Were The Start Of The Slide

It's that time of year when promotion and relegation issues are being resolved - and Dale Rudge tasted both during his dream years with the club who stole his young heart. A read-up of his life and times in the game also reveals that there was plenty of colour to his professional career, even if it struggled to break into what we might describe as the higher-profile category.

Wolves And Grimsby – United As Old Trafford’s Biggest Ever Attraction!

Thursday, April 21st, 2022

Sorry Man U But Cup Semi-Final Remains A Record-Breaker

This story, a few days on from FA Cup semi-final weekend, is not another way of kicking Manchester United while they are down. But the club whose long-term slide and considerable shortcomings were exposed again in their surrender at Liverpool two nights ago retain a claim to history that they really would like to rid themselves of.

Another Burnside Oddity

Monday, April 18th, 2022

Inside-Forward's Bizarre Cup Coincidence

Not content with making a sensational Wolves debut against the team he thought he would be playing for that very night, Dave Burnside has another curious claim to fame. It is part of club folklore that the inside-forward was listed in the Molineux programme on September 7, 1965, in the line-up of visitors Crystal Palace, only to be transferred to Wolves shortly before the match and to appear instead in the home team.

It’s Easter – But Not As We Know It

Friday, April 15th, 2022

Sad Silence Of A Big Holiday Weekend With No Match

We used to be told that Easter was the time for football issues to go a long way towards being resolved; when teams pulled away from or sank into danger, or virtually secured or lost a promotion place. It was surely never meant to be like it is this weekend for Wolves - sitting at home in the middle of a 16-day break between fixtures.

Rejected By Wolves, Then A Record-Breaker

Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

But Young Forward Did Change Sports!

“Another signing for the future. Today, we gave a one-year contract to Ioan Bebb, a 19-year-old striker or left-winger who caught our eye when he played for Aberystwyth against us last week. He’s a bright lad who has decided to give professional football a go rather than go off to university. He doesn’t say a lot but it’s still another Welsh voice to go with Mark Kendall and Nigel Vaughan!” So reads the August 23 entry in Graham Turner’s diary of the 1988-89 season, The Only Way is Up.

The Happiest Of Reunions

Saturday, April 9th, 2022

Rob's Delight At Title Challenge

We started as a three but our numbers just grew and grew until a seven-strong Wolverhampton Wanderers representation was standing together in the dark on a draughty hillside in Gloucestershire. It was a surreal end to our Tuesday afternoon and night out but no less enjoyable for that. Forest Green had just won for the third successive game and moved 12 points clear of fourth place in the race for a first promotion as a member of the big 92.

A Surprise Claim

Wednesday, April 6th, 2022

Happy Hunting Ground - Despite Wolves' Struggles

"Next up was a meeting with Newcastle United at St James' Park, which I recognised as being a lucky ground for me during my career. And so it proved again." It's hard to believe that any Wolves player of the 1960 and 1970s could write this in his autobiography, given the acute problems the club had on their visits to Tyneside in that era. But it's true.

Dear Diary Entry 126

Sunday, April 3rd, 2022

A Blue Sky Occasion

Saturday, March 12: Good to hear that Bobby Gould, Brian Roberts and many others who didn't play for Wolves had a fulfilling time at the Coventry Legends Day this afternoon. It's always pleasing when a reunion of old mates at a club coincides with a good victory and so it proved when the Sky Blues powered their way today to a 4-1 home win over promotion rivals Sheffield United.

Wolves-Villa: A Deep-Rooted Rivalry

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

Rich History Of Dramatic Meetings

Each have played FA Cup semi-finals at the other's ground, they once met five times in the space of less than three months and, the small matter of 70 seasons ago, they were in opposition on Christmas Day and Boxing Day in front of a combined 100,000 spectators. Yes, there is quite a history to Wolves v Villa to underpin the fact that it is the biggest West Midlands derby for now.

Conor Is King Among Wolves-Terriers Group

Monday, March 28th, 2022

Surprise Crossovers Between Rival Clubs

Conor 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.

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