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Nostalgic Thoughts Of Top-Guy Keeper

Meeting up with Phil Parkes is always a pleasure. His views never fail to be forthright, heartfelt and entertaining. John Richards was not disappointed when he posed the questions put forward by our readers…..

Boyhood Fan Who Lived The Dream

Mel On His Many Molineux Memories

No former Wolves player remains more active and visible around Molineux than Mel Eves. If it’s not playing for and running the club’s All Stars side, it is watching first-team matches and supporting charity events. Not surprisingly, he was more than happy to step up as John Richards’ latest interviewee in this series, the more senior man having very much been a guiding light and inspiration to him in his playing career.

Enduring Pride Of Double League Cup Winner

Wolves Fan Geoff On Living The Dream

Q: Geoff, many thanks for your loyal service at Molineux. Fans who saw you play still talk fondly about you today. It must have been an amazing experience to play for Wolves, the team you supported while at school in Cannock. Who was your favourite player or players? (From Berlin Wolf)

Top Managers, Under-Achievement And ‘Brides’ With Hairy Legs

And A Surprise Choice As Keeper’s Top Defender

Q: Mike, it’s easy to ask attacking players to elaborate on their favourite games or certainly guess what those could have been but it’s not so obvious with goalkeepers, so what was your favourite game in the Wolves shirt? (From Alex Rae The Substitute) A: Alex, it’s so difficult to pick any one game from the 447 I played. All I will say is I loved every minute of my time at Wolves – well, except for one Boxing Day away to Sheffield Wednesday when we drew 2-2 after being 2-0 down at half-time. It must have been the coldest I have ever been.

Strike Aces Made It No Bed Of Roses For Cup Specialist

Loyal ‘Scouse’ On The Wonder Goal That Never Was!

Q: As a lad growing up on Merseyside, which club did you follow? Who were your boyhood heroes? (From Berlin Wolf). A: Everton were my team; I used to watch some great players like Alex Young, Roy Vernon and Dave Hickson, who played for Liverpool as well. He was a really hard player. Then there was Brian Labone and the one that really stood out to me was Bobby Collins. He was great at Everton and went on to Leeds but he reminded me of Dave Mackay; a great tackler. He was hard, he could play, he was a great captain – very similar to Mike Bailey. He was that sort of player.

Success Story From A Land Down Under

Neil In Limbo After Rush Of Honours

John Richards’ latest Q & A interview has taken on a slightly difference appearance – due partly to the special challenges presented by phone conversations across the world. Wolves Heroes’ co-owner engaged Skype to renew acquaintances with Neil Emblen, a man he knew well from his time on the Molineux board in the mid-1990s.

Waggy – True Wizard Of The Wing

Festive Treat We Savoured For 12 Years

Q: I believe your arrival at Molineux was something of an eye-opener? (From JR) A: I was sold by the Manchester City manager George Poyser, who had scouted for Wolves many years earlier. It was Boxing Day, 1964. I signed at 12 noon and played at 3pm!

Premier League Promise Was The ‘Carrot’ For Don

Goodman On Crossing The Black Country Divide

Q: Did you have any hesitation joining Wolves after being an Albion player previously? (From topcat99) A: No hesitation whatsoever. I was ambitious and wanted to play in the Premier League. That was my driving force in leaving Albion in the first place.

Parkin A Record-Breaker Among Legends

A Quality Full-Back – Too Right

Q: Am I correct in saying that, when you signed for Wolves, you were a right-back before becoming our left-back for all those years? (From Fleet Wolf). A: Yes, I was a right-back at Huddersfield and came to Wolves in that position. I was hopeless with my left foot. I stayed in that role until Bernard Shaw was signed by Bill McGarry – he was also right-footed but was signed to play at left-back. He was like me, though. He couldn’t kick with his left, so McGarry stuck me out there.

Matt On His Growing CV

Coaching And Punditry Figuring High

Q: As someone who has seen it all at first hand, what do you think Wolves can and will achieve over the coming years? (From WolvesAreBoringOnCeefax). A: I definitely feel they will stay up this year. I think we’re getting more experienced and adjusted to the Premier League.

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