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Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolverhampton Wanderers.svg
Full name Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.
Nickname(s) Wolves, The Wanderers
Founded 1877 (as St. Luke's)
Ground Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton
(Capacity: 29,303)
Owner Steve Morgan
Manager Mick McCarthy
League Premier League
2008–09 The Championship, 1st (promoted)
Home colours
Away colours
Current season
.Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club is a professional football club representing the city of Wolverhampton, in the West Midlands region of England, and currently playing in the Premier League.^ Wolverhampton en Premier League .
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^ It is an English professional football club that plays in the Premier League .

^ Birmingham City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers .
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.Commonly referred to by their nickname Wolves, the club was founded in 1877 and since 1889 have played at Molineux.^ Commonly referred to by their nickname Wolves, the club was founded in 1877 and since 1889 have played at Molineux Stadium.
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^ Wolves have played at Molineux Stadium since 1889.
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^ Commonly referred to by their nickname Wolves , the club was founded in 1877 and since 1889 have played at Molineux Stadium .

.Historically, Wolves have been highly influential, most notably as founder members of the Football League, as well as having played an instrumental role in the establishment of the European Cup, later known as the UEFA Champions League.^ Historically, Wolves have been highly influential, most notably as founder members of the Football League, as well as having played an instrumental role in the establishment of the European Cup later known as the UEFA Champions League.
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^ Founding member of the Football League .
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^ Wolves also reached the final of the Football League War Cup .

.Having won the FA Cup twice before the outbreak of the First World War, Wolves consolidated their reputation as a top side under the legendary management of ex-player Stan Cullis after the Second World War, going on to win the League three times and the FA Cup twice between 1949 and 1960. It was at this time that the European Cup competition was established, after the English press declared Wolves "Champions of the World" following their victories against such top European and World sides as South Africa, Racing, Spartak Moscow, and Honvéd in some of football's first live televised games.^ War League Cup matches only .

^ Fancy a trip to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa .
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^ The Football Book opens with Wolves’ FA Cup triumph of 1908.
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.Wolves have yet to match the successes of the Stan Cullis era, although they did contest the first UEFA Cup final in 1972 against Tottenham Hotspur, and won the League Cup in 1974 under Bill McGarry and again in 1980 under John Barnwell.^ Wolves have yet to match the successes of the Stan Cullis era, although they did contest the first UEFA Cup final in 1972 against Tottenham Hotspur, and won the League Cup in 1974 under Bill McGarry and again in 1980 under John Barnwell.
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^ Buy Wolves - League Cup Finals 1974 .
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^ Wolves 1908 Cup Final.
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.However, a decline set in and they found themselves in the Fourth Division by 1986, before a revival and back-to-back promotions under manager Graham Turner and record goalscorer Steve Bull saw them finish the decade in the Second Division, winning the Football League Trophy along the way.^ However, a decline set in and they found themselves in the Fourth Division by 1986, before a revival and back-to-back promotions under manager Graham Turner and legendary striker Steve Bull saw them finish the decade in the Second Division, winning the Football League Trophy along the way.
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^ Founding member of the Football League .
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^ Wolves are excited to be back in the Premier League again and hope to do better than before with coach Mick McCartney.
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.Their 19-year exile from the top flight ended when manager Dave Jones guided the club to promotion to the Premier League for a solitary season, whose departure following relegation lead to a brief spell under Glenn Hoddle.^ A single season in the top-flight ended in relegation, with manager Dave Jones being dismissed shortly after.
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^ The Premier League fixtures for the 2009/10 season are as follows: .
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^ Season: Premier League 09/10 .
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.However a new approach under former Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy saw a three year plan which duly delivered promotion to the Premier League in 2009, this time as Football League Championship Champions.^ Premier League team news .
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^ Barclays Premier League 2009/2010..
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^ Premier League 2009/2010 .
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Contents

History

Graph charting Wolves' performance from the first season of the English Football League in 1888–89, to 2007–08, when they finished seventh in the Championship.
The team were founded as St. Luke's in 1877 by John Baynton and John Brodie, after a group of pupils at St Luke's school in Blakenhall had been presented with a football by their headmaster Harry Barcroft. .Two years later, they merged with local cricket and football club The Wanderers, to form Wolverhampton Wanderers.^ St Luke's FC were formed in 1877 and, two years later, after merging with the local cricket and football club known as The Wanderers, they became known as Wolverhampton Wanderers.

^ In 1879 they merged with The Wanderers, a local cricket and football team, to form the famous Wolverhampton Wanderers that we know today.
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^ Two years later they merged with another local side, Wanderers FC and became Wolverhampton Wanderers.
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.The club were initially given the use of two fields — John Harper's Field and Windmill Field — both off Lower Villiers Street in Blakenhall.^ When the Wanderers started out, they played near Lower Villiers Street in Blakenhall on two playing fields called Windmill Field and John Harper’s Field.
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^ The club were initially given the use of two fields John Harper's Field and Windmill Field both off Lower Villiers Street in Blakenhall.
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^ By winning their last two games of the season the club claimed a play off spot but then lost both games of their semi final, narrowly, to West Brom.
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.From there, they moved to a site on the Dudley Road opposite the Fighting Cocks Inn in 1881. The club then became one of the twelve founders of the English Football League in 1888 and finished the inaugural season in a creditable third place, as well as reaching their first ever FA Cup Final, losing 3-0 to the first "Double" winners, Preston North End.^ Wolves were one of the twelve founder members of the Football League in 1888 and finished that inaugural season in third place.
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^ There are 20 English Football Clubs, which compete in the competition.
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^ Wolves became founder members of the Football League in 1888, and they reached their first FA Cup Final a year later when Preston North End triumphed by 3-0.

Early cup triumphs & inter-war adventures

The Wolves team that won the FA Cup in 1893
.Wolves remained as members of the Football League First Division from 1888 until relegation in 1906, winning the FA Cup for the first time in 1893 when they beat Everton 1-0 at Fallowfield Stadium in Manchester.^ The first of four FA Cup wins came in 1893, when they beat Everton 1-0.
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^ Wolves became founder members of the Football League in 1888, and they reached their first FA Cup Final a year later when Preston North End triumphed by 3-0.

^ The Football Book opens with Wolves’ FA Cup triumph of 1908.
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.Two years after relegation the team enjoyed another FA Cup win, as a Second Division club, surprisingly beating Newcastle United 3-1 in the 1908 final.^ In 1906 the club suffered their first relegation but this did not prevent them winning the FA Cup again, as a second division team, in 1908 after a 3-1 victory over Newcastle United at Crystal Palace.
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^ So in 1987 the club was relegated to the Fourth Division.

^ Wolves 1908 Cup Final.
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.After struggling for many years to regain their place in the top division, Wolves suffered relegation again in 1923, dropping into the Third Division (North).^ After struggling for many years to regain their place in the top division, Wolves suffered relegation again in 1923, dropping into the Third Division North.
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^ By 1987, having been saved by the local council, Wolves began the climb away from rock bottom, with ownership of the club changed, and Graham Turner appointed manager in October 1986, shortly after the drop into Division Four.
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^ Disaster came in 1923 with relegation to Division Three (North) although they stormed back as champions in 1924, losing only three matches.
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.Wolves' first promotion was won just a year later, narrowly claiming the Third Division North title at the first attempt ahead of Rochdale.^ The Wolves team that won the First Division championship in 1957-58.

^ Wolves' first promotion was won just a year later, narrowly claiming the Third Division North title at the first attempt ahead of Rochdale.
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^ At first all seemed well as Wolves won promotion to Division one in 1983 but on and off the pitch the club descended into chaos, plunged straight down to the Fourth Division and faced extinction.
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.Following eight more years back in the Second Division, Wolves finally achieved a return to top division football in 1932, claiming the Second Division title and another promotion.^ In 1932, they were promoted again, returning to the top-flight after a 26 year absence.
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^ By 1989, Wolves were back in the Second Division following two successive promotions.
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^ The following season Wolves finished 4th in the Second Division.

.In the years leading up to the Second World War, the team became established as one of the leading club sides in England.^ World Cup team line-ups .
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^ In the years leading up to the Second World War, the team became established as one of the leading club sides in England.
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^ They returned to football's elite a year later after winning the Division One title, but went down again - this time on goal difference. Sam Allardyce guided Bolton back up in 2001 and the club has gone from strength to strength.
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.In 1938, Wolves needed only to win the last game of the season to be champions for the first time, but were beaten 1-0 at Sunderland and Arsenal claimed the title.^ Championy (Lyric only) Wolves are champions .
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^ In 1938, Wolves needed only to win the last game of the season to be champions for the first time, but were beaten 1-0 at Sunderland and Arsenal claimed the title.
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^ Wolves also won the title in the 1958-59 season with 28 wins in 42 games.

.They again finished as runners-up in 1939, this time behind Everton, and endured more frustration with defeat in the last pre-War FA Cup Final, losing 4-1 to underdogs Portsmouth.^ They again finished as runners-up in 1939, this time behind Everton, and endured more frustration with defeat in the last pre-War FA Cup Final, losing 4-1 to underdogs Portsmouth.
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^ Defeat in the UEFA Cup final.
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^ Portsmouth was not that entertaining when they won the FA cup.
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The Stan Cullis era & the birth of European football

."Many say Manchester United would have won the championship in 1958 if not for the Munich air crash in February 1958. They were a great side, but even if the crash had never happened, they could not have caught us.^ Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers - as it happened!
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^ Port have always been a tough one for us, but they aren’t the team they were even last season.
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^ It never quite happened, and perhaps even then the demons were surfacing in the most talented player of his generation.
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Even after the disaster we didn’t drop enough points for that to happen."
 Malcolm Finlayson,
Wolves goalkeeper and Title winner, 1958 & 1959[2]
.When league football resumed in 1946, Wolves suffered yet another heartbreaking failure in the First Division.^ Wolves1893.jpg/200px-Wolves1893.jpg The Stan Cullis era & the birth of European football When league football resumed in 1946, Wolves suffered yet another heartbreaking failure in the First Division.
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^ Mick McCARTHY Must be Sacked as wolves manager or resign to save the football club we love from the despair off yet another crap PREMIER LEAGUE season GET ALAN curbishley in Rating : (4 Ratings) RATE IT: 1 star + unrated five stars .
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^ Wolves were original members of the League in 1888 and back in 1970-71 the club was still very much one of the big names in football.
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.Just as in 1938, victory in their last match of the season against Liverpool would have won the title but a 2-1 win gave the 1947 championship to the Merseyside club instead.^ You were brilliant last season against us when you won 5-1.
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^ Just as in 1938, victory in their last match of the season against Liverpool would have won the title but a 2-1 win gave the 1947 championship to the Merseyside club instead.
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^ Stoke City has been pretty decent with the performance and stand mid-chart at 9 th position while the Wolves have not yet been able to please their fans a lot, winning just 2 matches this season and standing very low at 17 th slot.

.That game had been the last in a Wolves shirt for Stan Cullis, and a year later he became manager of the club.^ That game had been the last in a Wolves shirt for Stan Cullis, and a year later he became manager of the club.
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^ Stan Cullis joined Wolves in 1934.

^ When Wolves old-boy Stan Cullis became manager in 1948, he oversaw one of the club's most triumphant periods, with an FA Cup win in 1949 being followed by three First Division titles in the fifties.
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.In Cullis' first season in charge he led Wolves to a first major honour in 41 years as they beat Leicester City 3-1 in the FA Cup Final, and a year later, only the goal average prevented the First Division title being won.^ The first of four FA Cup wins came in 1893, when they beat Everton 1-0.
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^ The Wolves team that won the First Division championship in 1957-58.

^ In Cullis' first season in charge he led Wolves to a first major honour in 41 years as they beat Leicester City 3-1 in the FA Cup Final, and a year later, only the goal average prevented the First Division title being won.
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.The 1950s were by far the most successful period in the history of Wolverhampton Wanderers.^ The 1950s were by far the most successful period in the history of Wolverhampton Wanderers.
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^ Wolverhampton Wanderers was founded in the year 1877 and is known for its illustrious history and notable players.
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^ Wolverhampton Wanderers play in one of the most famous and recognizable strips in British football.
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.Captained by Billy Wright, Wolves finally claimed the league championship for the first time in 1954, overhauling fierce rivals West Bromwich Albion[3] late in the season.^ Captained by Billy Wright, Wolves finally claimed the league championship for the first time in 1954, overhauling fierce rivals West Bromwich Albion late in the season.
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^ West Bromwich Albion are Wolves local rivals.
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^ Lifted the League Championship for the first time.

.Two further titles were later won in successive years, as Wolves cemented their position as the premier team in English football.^ Wolves are in a better position this year.
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^ Two more titles were later won, as Wolves cemented their position as the premier team in English football.
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^ Season success Premier Wolves...

.In this period, football played under floodlights was still a novelty, and the summer of 1953 saw the first set of lights installed at Molineux, which were first tested in a friendly game against a South African XI. Over the next months, Wolves played a series of famous "floodlit friendlies" against foreign opposition, and the "sheer theatre" of the football enthused many, such as the young Wolves fan George Best.^ He had played in 292 games for Wolves .

^ Play a game with some footballing legend...
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^ Wolves’ famous fans .
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[4] .Beginning with Racing Club of Argentina, they also played Spartak Moscow of the USSR, before meeting Honvéd of Hungary in a landmark game for English football, televised live on the BBC. Faith in the English national team was at an all time low, and Wolves faced a Honvéd team that including many of the "Magical Magyars" team who had recently so humbled England twice, and had been 1954 World Cup finalists.^ World Cup 2010: Group Play .
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^ World Cup team line-ups .
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.In front of the watching nation, Wolves came from two goals down at half time to beat the Hungarian side 3-2, which coupled with their previous European exploits, lead the national media to proclaim Wolves "Champions of the World". This was the final spur[5] for Gabriel Hanot, the editor of L'Équipe, who had long campaigned for a Europe wide club tournament to be played under floodlights.^ In front of the watching nation, Wolves came from two goals down at half time to beat the Hungarian side 3-2, which coupled with their previous European exploits, lead the national media to proclaim Wolves "Champions of the World".
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^ This was the final spur for Gabriel Hanot, the editor of L'quipe , who had long campaigned for a Europe wide club tournament to be played under floodlights.
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^ The protracted takeover was finally completed on 9 August 2007, upon which the club set out their future ethos: {{Cquote|It is intended that the new capital, over a period of time, will be used to help re-establish Wolves as a Premiership club.
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.Before we declare that Wolverhampton Wanderers are invincible, let them go to Moscow and Budapest.^ Before we declare that Wolverhampton Wanderers are invincible, let them go to Moscow and Budapest.
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^ UK Eurosport Message Boards - Wolverhampton Wanderers - mick mcCarthy MUST GO NOW ????
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^ Round - Old Westminsters (h) 3-0 2nd Round - Everton (h) 4-2 Quarter Final - Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) 0-4 (declared void) Quarter Final - Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) 0-8 .
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.And there are other internationally renowned clubs: A.C. Milan and Real Madrid to name but two.^ And there are other internationally renowned clubs: A.C. Milan and Real Madrid to name but two.
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^ Bolton Wanderers are close to signing former Spain captain and Real Madrid defender Fernando Hierro, the Premier League club have revealed.
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A club world championship, or at least a European one — larger, more meaningful and more prestigious than the Mitropa Cup and more original than a competition for national teams — should be launched.
— Gabriel Hanot, editor of L'Équipe[6]
.The UEFA congress of March 1955 saw the proposal raised, with approval given in April of that year, and the kick-off of the first European Cup the following season.^ Gabriel Hanot, editor of L'quipe The UEFA congress of March 1955 saw the proposal raised, with approval given in April of that year, and the kick-off of the first European Cup the following season.
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^ In his first full season he scored 22 goals and the following season netted 43 times in 43 appearances, setting a club record which stood for 50 years until it was broken by Steve Bull.
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^ Having gone a whole season five years ago without managing particular that feat, it’s extremely gratifying to get the result in their first trip away this season.
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.The 1959 title win saw Wolves play in the European Cup for the first time, being only the second English club after Manchester United to enter.^ The 1959 title win saw Wolves play in the European Cup for the first time, being only the second English club after Manchester United to enter.
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^ Manchester United v Wolves: preview .
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^ In 200506 they participated in a European competition for the first time but were knocked out of the UEFA Cup in the round of 32 by Marseille.
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.Later, Spartak Moscow, Dynamo Moscow and Real Madrid all came to Molineux and were beaten, as Wolves saw mixed successes in the European Cup against teams such as Red Star Belgrade, Schalke 04 and Barcelona, during Real Madrid's period of domination.^ He was the scorer of Wolves’ first ever goal in European competition, against Schalke in the European Cup in 1958.
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^ Later, Spartak Moscow, Dynamo Moscow and Real Madrid all came to Molineux and were beaten, as Wolves saw mixed successes in the European Cup against teams such as Red Star Belgrade, Schalke 04 and Barcelona, during Real Madrid's domination period.
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^ The addition of the floodlights opened the door for Molineux to host a series of midweek friendlies against teams from across the globe.
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.Wolves were also League Champions in 1958 (Though Malcolm Finlayson's assertion that Wolves did not drop sufficient point after February 8th, to have lost the league to their rivals is not the case.^ Wolves are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 0 points from their 1 games thus far.
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^ Mick McCarthy was left to count the cost of Wolves' first Championship defeat of the season as the League leaders lost 3-0 at home to Reading...

^ Wolves first won promotion to the Premier League for the 2003-4 season, lasting only one season, though in 2009 they won promotion to the Premier League once again, this time as Champions.

.At the time of the Munich air disaster Wolves had a 6 point lead over Manchester United.^ Manchester United v Wolves: preview .
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^ Steve Caldwell remembers proud Sunderland performance against Manchester United and decries lost chance for Wolves players .
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^ IT HAS been a funny old time for Manchester United – I certainly wouldn’t have wanted to be a player in their dressing room after the Leeds defeat!
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.Wolves subsequently dropped 6 points and beat Manchester United at Old Trafford.^ Wolves weren’t given a hope in hell of beating Spurs at the weekend but Kevin Doyle’s early strike at the lane gave the West Midlands club three huge points in their quest to avoid the drop.
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^ IT HAS been a funny old time for Manchester United – I certainly wouldn’t have wanted to be a player in their dressing room after the Leeds defeat!
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^ Wolves manager Mick McCarthy admits he has put himself back under pressure with his controversial team selection at Old Trafford...

on the 21st April (a reverse result would have made a difference of 8 points.) .Manchester United could, in fact, have won the league but it would have been a monumental effort, almost impossible.^ Ten-man Manchester United failed to go to the top of the Premier League after being held to a 1-1 draw at in-form Birmingham.
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^ Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed he will not challenge his dismissal in the English Premier League defeat at Bolton last weekend.
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^ Manchester United claimed their 10th Premier League title with a 2-0 victory at Wigan Athletic on a dramatic final day of the season.
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.Equally Wolves had, at the time of Munich, a much better goal average and, further, lost their final game to the bottom team in the league, Sheffield Wednesday, when the league championship had already been won.^ The Wolves team that won the First Division championship in 1957-58.

^ Wolves won the 1939-40 championship.

^ Wolves lost the final 4-1 with Dicky Dorsett scoring their only goal.

)[1] and .1959, and in 1960 became the first team to pass the 100-goal mark for three seasons in succession.^ Wolves were also League Champions in 1958 and 1959, and in 1960 became the first team to pass the 100-goal mark for three seasons in succession.
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^ Dave Jones' men scored all three goals in the first half through Mark Kennedy, Nathan Blake and Kenny Miller.
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^ As part of their new television contract 'Match of the Day' had to broadcast three non-First Division matches a season, which unlike the previous season were shown inconjuction with competitive matches played that day.
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.Coming agonisingly close to a hat-trick of titles and the first double of the twentieth century[7], Wolves finished just one point behind Burnley and had to make do with a fourth FA Cup win, beating Blackburn Rovers 3-0 in the final.^ As it turned out that cost me a hat-trick in the FA Cup final.

^ The first of four FA Cup wins came in 1893, when they beat Everton 1-0.
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^ Burnley vs Blackburn Rovers .
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Cullis sacked, Wolves American champions

.The early 1960s saw Wolves begin to decline, and Cullis was sacked in September 1964 at the start of a dreadful season during which the club was never out of the relegation zone.^ Cullis sacked, Wolves American champions The early 1960s saw Wolves begin to decline, and Cullis was sacked in September 1964 at the start of a dreadful season during which the club was never out of the relegation zone.
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^ In 1964, Wolves decided to sack Cullis, ending a remarkable time at the club.
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^ Instead of starting another golden era, though, this was a precursor to the worst period in Wolves FC 's history as successive relegations between 1983 and 1986 saw Wolves land in the bottom tier for the first time.
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.The club's first spell outside the top division in more than thirty years would last just two seasons, as an eight game winning run in the spring of 1967 led the way to promotion.^ The club's first spell outside the top division in more than thirty years would last just two seasons, as an eight game winning run in the spring of 1967 led the way to promotion.
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^ In 1906 the club suffered their first relegation but this did not prevent them winning the FA Cup again, as a second division team, in 1908 after a 3-1 victory over Newcastle United at Crystal Palace.
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^ Former England manager Glenn Hoddle enjoyed a two-year spell at the club before Mick McCarthy took over the reins in the summer of 2006.
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.During the summer of 1967, Wolves played a season in North America as part of a fledgling league called the United Soccer Association.^ During the summer of 1967, Wolves played a season in North America as part of a fledgling league called the United Soccer Association.
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^ Wolves first won promotion to the Premier League for the 2003-4 season, lasting only one season, though in 2009 they won promotion to the Premier League once again, this time as Champions.

^ Wolves became founder members of the Football League in 1888 and finished 3rd in the inaugral season as well as reaching the FA Cup final where they lost 3-0 to the Preston North End "Invincibles".
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.This league imported twelve entire clubs from Europe and South America to play in American and Canadian cities, with each club bearing a local name.^ This league imported twelve entire clubs from Europe and South America to play in American and Canadian cities, with each club bearing a local name.
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^ Wolverhampton Wanderers Information Wolverha mpton Wanderers Football Club is a professional football club representing the city of Wolverhampton, in the West Midlands region of England, currently playing in the Premier League.

^ Wolves were original members of the League in 1888 and back in 1970-71 the club was still very much one of the big names in football.
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.Wolverhampton Wanderers, playing as the "Los Angeles Wolves", won the Western Division and then went on to earn the League Title by defeating the Eastern Division champions Washington Whips (Aberdeen of Scotland) in the championship match.^ Played : 1968-76 Wolverhampton Wanderers .
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^ The Wolves team that won the First Division championship in 1957-58.

^ Los Angeles Wolves (guest) .
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.(This FIFA-sanctioned league merged the following season with the non-sanctioned National Professional Soccer League, which had also begun in 1967, to form the North American Soccer League).^ (This FIFA-sanctioned league merged the following season with the non-sanctioned National Professional Soccer League, which had also begun in 1967, to form the North American Soccer League).
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^ The following month the Football League was formed.

^ He was top scorer in the 1967-68, 1968-69 and 1971-72 seasons and was awarded a League Cup winners medal in 1974.
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The Seventies resurgence

.The club's return to the English top flight heralded another period of relative success, with a squad that included stars Derek Dougan, Kenny Hibbitt and Frank Munro finishing the 1970–71 season in fourth place, qualifying them for the newly created UEFA Cup.^ A&BC pictures from the 1970-71 season.
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^ The Seventies resurgence The club's return to the English top flight heralded another period of relative success, with a squad that included stars Derek Dougan, Kenny Hibbitt and Frank Munro finishing the 197071 season in fourth place, qualifying them for the newly created UEFA Cup.
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^ Wolves finished in 3rd place that season.

.En route to the 1972 UEFA Cup Final, they beat Académica 7-1 on aggregate, ADO Den Haag 7-1 on aggregate, FC Carl Zeiss Jena 4-0 on aggregate, Juventus 3-2 on aggregate in the quarter-final and Ferencvaros 4-3 in the semi-final.^ En route to the 1972 UEFA Cup Final, they beat Acadmica 7-1 on aggregate, ADO Den Haag 7-1 on aggregate, FC Carl Zeiss Jena 4-0 on aggregate, Juventus 3-2 on aggregate in the quarter-final and Ferencvaros 4-3 in the semi-final.
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^ In 200506 they participated in a European competition for the first time but were knocked out of the UEFA Cup in the round of 32 by Marseille.
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^ However, few had anticipated Hoddle's sudden resignation mere moments before England's World Cup quarter-final clash with Portugal.
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.Wolves lost the home leg of the two-legged final against Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 (goal from Jim McCalliog) and drew at White Hart Lane 1-1 with a goal from David Wagstaffe).^ Reaching the UEFA Cup final, Wolves lost the home leg against Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 (goal from Jim McCalliog) and drew at White Hart Lane 1-1 with a goal from David Wagstaffe).
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^ Wolves lost the final 4-1 with Dicky Dorsett scoring their only goal.

^ Steve Caldwell remembers proud Sunderland performance against Manchester United and decries lost chance for Wolves players .
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.Two years later in 1974 they went on to beat Manchester City in the 1974 League Cup Final, taking the trophy for the first time.^ Unfortunately, in this all-English final, Tottenham ran out winners but McGarry got his hands on some silverware two years later in 1974 when he lifted the League Cup, beating Manchester City in the final.
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^ Two years later in 1974 they went on to beat Manchester City in the 1974 Football League Cup Final, taking the trophy for the first time.
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^ Wolves were also in the first ever UEFA Cup Final, losing to Tottenham, and they won the League Cup in 1974 and again in 1980.
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.Despite relegation again in 1976, Wolves were to bounce back at the first attempt as Second Division champions, and three years later in 1980, Andy Gray scored to defeat the reigning European Champions and League Cup holders Nottingham Forest to again bring League Cup glory to Molineux.^ He tasted cup glory when he scored the winner against Manchester City in the 1974 League Cup Final and won a second League Cup medal in 1980, against Nottingham Forest.
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^ In 1923, Wolves were remarkably relegated to division three (North).
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^ WOLVES will clamber back on to the emotional rollercoaster that is the Premier League’s relegation...
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Sharp decline & revival

.Wolves went through a bad spell in the 1980s, triggered by serious financial difficulties that almost resulted in the club's extinction.^ Sharp decline & revival Wolves went through a bad spell in the 1980s, triggered by serious financial difficulties that almost resulted in the club's extinction.
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^ For example, Gordon Clayton , the Wolves centre-forward, went through a barren period when he was unable to score.

.The club's infamous owners, the Bhatti brothers, had sucked Wolves dry, and three consecutive relegations in 1984, 1985 and 1986 saw a bankrupt Wolves slide into the Fourth Division for the first time in the club's history, the club hanging by a thread and with two sides of the decaying stadium condemned.^ The club's infamous owners, the Bhatti brothers, had sucked Wolves dry, and three consecutive relegations in 1984, 1985 and 1986 saw a bankrupt Wolves slide into the Fourth Division for the first time in the club's history, the club hanging by a thread and with three sides of the decaying stadium condemned.
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^ In 1923, Wolves were remarkably relegated to division three (North).
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^ In 1906 the club suffered their first relegation but this did not prevent them winning the FA Cup again, as a second division team, in 1908 after a 3-1 victory over Newcastle United at Crystal Palace.
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The nadir finally came with a 3-0 FA Cup 1st Round exit at the hands of non-league Chorley in 1986.
.By 1987, having been saved by the local council, Wolves began the climb away from rock bottom, with ownership of the club changed, and Graham Turner appointed manager in October 1986, shortly after the drop into Division Four.^ By 1987, having been saved by the local council, Wolves began the climb away from rock bottom, with ownership of the club changed, and Graham Turner appointed manager in October 1986, shortly after the drop into Division Four.
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^ The club's infamous owners, the Bhatti brothers, had sucked Wolves dry, and three consecutive relegations in 1984, 1985 and 1986 saw a bankrupt Wolves slide into the Fourth Division for the first time in the club's history, the club hanging by a thread and with three sides of the decaying stadium condemned.
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^ The away form of Wolves however, is much more impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins.
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.By 1989, Wolves were back in the Second Division following two successive promotions.^ By 1989, Wolves were back in the Second Division following two successive promotions.
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^ The following season Wolves finished 4th in the Second Division.

^ The following season, however, Wolves won the fourth division championship and followed that up by winning the third division title the very next season, 1988-89.
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.This period included one further visit to Wembley, for the Sherpa Van Trophy final in May 1988. Wolves' 2-0 victory over Burnley drew a record attendance of 80,841, with more than 50,000 supporting Wolves.^ Wolves' 2-0 victory over Burnley drew a record attendance of 80,841, with more than 50,000 supporting Wolves.
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^ This period included one further visit to Wembley, for the Sherpa Van Trophy final in May 1988.
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^ In 1988 the club achieved a probably unwanted double of the Sherpa Van Trophy and the Division 4 Championship thus joining an elite group of clubs to win all four League Championships.
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.The key player behind the club's resurgence was undoubtedly Steve Bull, who had been signed along with Andy Thompson for a combined fee of £64,000 from neighbours West Bromwich Albion.^ The key player behind the club's resurgence was undoubtedly Steve Bull, who had been signed along with Andy Thompson for a combined fee of 64,000 from neighbours West Bromwich Albion.
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^ Steve Bull signed Wolves shirt .
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^ The club also had a good run in the FA Cup beating Sheffield United (3-0), Liverpool (3-1), West Bromwich Albion (1-0) and Manchester United (1-0) to reach the final against Leicester City .

.His feat of scoring 50+ goals in all competitions during back-to-back promotion-winning seasons subsequently saw him capped by England and take part in the 1990 World Cup Finals.^ The club scored 118 goals that season.

^ His feat of scoring 50+ goals in all competitions during back-to-back promotion-winning seasons subsequently saw him capped by England and take part in the 1990 World Cup Finals.
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^ Mostly the winners of the big leagues and several 2nd/3rd ranked teams in their league are taking part in this competition.
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.His record of 306 goals for Wolves (250 of them in league matches) before retiring at the end of the 1998–99 season still stands as the club's record goalscorer.^ The club scored 118 goals that season.

^ His record of 306 goals for Wolves (250 of them in league matches) before retiring at the end of the 199899 season still stands as the club's record goalscorer.
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^ The club scored an amazing 103 league goals that season.

.He is the only player to have played for England while contracted to Wolves in the last quarter of a century.^ He is the only player to have played for England while contracted to Wolves in the last quarter of a century.
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^ Wolves first won promotion to the Premier League for the 2003-4 season, lasting only one season, though in 2009 they won promotion to the Premier League once again, this time as Champions.

^ A mention for Craddock, Wolves’ only survivor from the last Premier League squad, who is looking infinitely better this time around.
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The Hayward years

.In May 1990 Wolves were bought by lifelong supporter Jack Hayward.^ The Hayward years In May 1990 Wolves were bought by lifelong supporter Jack Hayward.
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.His money saw the club's aging and decrepit ground comprehensively rebuilt to meet new government regulations in the early 1990s, with the Stan Cullis Stand erected on the site of the North Bank in 1992, and the Billy Wright Stand replacing the Waterloo Road Stand in August 1993. In December of that year the renovated stadium was officially opened, after the Jack Harris Stand replaced the South Bank and the John Ireland Stand (renamed as the Steve Bull Stand in the summer of 2003) underwent a complete refurbishment.^ His money saw the club's ageing and decrepid ground comprehensively rebuilt to meet new government regulations in the early 1990s, with the Stan Cullis Stand erected on the site of the North Bank in 1992, and the Billy Wright Stand replacing the Waterloo Road Stand in August 1993.
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^ The Waterloo Road stand was replaced by the all-seat Billy Wright Stand, the North Bank terrace was replaced by the Stan Cullis Stand, and the South Bank terrace was replaced by the Jack Harris Stand.
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^ In December of that year the renovated stadium was officially opened, after the Jack Harris Stand replaced the South Bank and the John Ireland Stand (renamed as the Steve Bull Stand in the summer of 2003) underwent a complete refurbishment.
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.With the stadium completed, Hayward gave the club its first substantial investment into its playing side since the late 1970s.^ With the stadium completed, Hayward gave the club its first substantial investment into its playing side since the late 1970s.
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^ The club's infamous owners, the Bhatti brothers, had sucked Wolves dry, and three consecutive relegations in 1984, 1985 and 1986 saw a bankrupt Wolves slide into the Fourth Division for the first time in the club's history, the club hanging by a thread and with three sides of the decaying stadium condemned.
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^ Commonly referred to by their nickname Wolves , the club was founded in 1877 and since 1889 have played at Molineux Stadium .

.While stadium work was prioritised in the early 1990s, the club under manager Graham Turner had consolidated in midtable but failed to make any inroads toward promotion to the top flight (now the newly-formed Premier League).^ While stadium work was prioritised in the early 1990s, the club under manager Graham Turner had consolidated in midtable but failed to make any inroads toward promotion to the top flight (now the newly-formed Premier League).
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^ By 1987, having been saved by the local council, Wolves began the climb away from rock bottom, with ownership of the club changed, and Graham Turner appointed manager in October 1986, shortly after the drop into Division Four.
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^ The reported Premier League injury history of Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club from August 2002 to the present day.
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.The summer of 1993 saw the first recruits in a heavily-funded bid for promotion that would characterise much of Hayward's reign.^ The summer of 1993 saw the first recruits in a heavily-funded bid for promotion that would characterise much of Hayward's reign.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Wolves had failed three times in their bid to be promoted from the first division to the Premiership via the play offs.
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club - History 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC www.talkfootball.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Although Steve Morgan was heavily involved in transfer discussions at the time of the first Lafferty bid, he wasn't officially at the helm.
  • Birmingham Mail - Wolverhampton Wanderers Blog 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC blogs.birminghammail.net [Source type: General]

.By March 1994 though, their play-off chances were fading and Turner quit, making way for former England manager Graham Taylor.^ By March 1994 though, their play-off chances were fading and Turner quit, making way for former England manager Graham Taylor.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The manager will of course have numerous critics in certain quarters - he failed to reach the play-offs after all - but it appears he has the backing of chairman Steve Morgan and the board.
  • Birmingham Mail - Wolverhampton Wanderers Blog 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC blogs.birminghammail.net [Source type: General]

^ While stadium work was prioritised in the early 1990s, the club under manager Graham Turner had consolidated in midtable but failed to make any inroads toward promotion to the top flight (now the newly-formed Premier League).
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Taylor ultimately served only one full season, where he took the club to their best finish in the Football League structure in over a decade, but they were denied promotion after losing 2-3 to Bolton Wanderers on aggregate in the play-off semi finals.^ Taylor ultimately served only one full season, where he took the club to their best finish in the Football League structure in over a decade, but they were denied promotion after losing 2-3 to Bolton Wanderers on aggregate in the play-off semi finals.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ When the Wanderers started out, they played near Lower Villiers Street in Blakenhall on two playing fields called Windmill Field and John Harper’s Field.
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club - History 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC www.talkfootball.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Wolves were original members of the League in 1888 and back in 1970-71 the club was still very much one of the big names in football.
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC ds.dial.pipex.com [Source type: General]

.Taylor was soon ousted under fan pressure in November 1995 after Wolves, now bearing the burden of being promotion favourites, made a slow start to the 1995–96 season.^ Taylor was soon ousted under fan pressure in November 1995 after Wolves, now bearing the burden of being promotion favourites, made a slow start to the 199596 season.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Wolves are back into the second League now, so in spite of being one of the biggest clubs in the country, they have had just one season in the Premiership (2003-2004).
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^ Kightly makes return in friendly Wolves winger Michael Kightly says he hopes to have recovered from injury by the start of the new season.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

.His successor Mark McGhee inspired a brief turnaround in fortunes and as late as March they were just outside the play-off zone, but poor form returned and by the end of the season they had finished 20th — just two places above the drop zone and their lowest league finish since they slipped into Fourth Division a decade earlier.^ The following season they finished 5th.

^ In the 1933-34 season they finished in 15th place in the First Division.

^ His successor Mark McGhee inspired a brief turnaround in fortunes and as late as March they were just outside the play-off zone, but poor form returned and by the end of the season they had finished 20th just two places above the drop zone and their lowest league finish since they slipped into Fourth Division a decade earlier.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

.The 1996-97 season was far stronger, but they were pipped to the second automatic promotion place by Barnsley and lost to Crystal Palace in the play-off semi-finals.^ The 1996-97 season was far stronger, but they were pipped to the second automatic promotion place by Barnsley and lost to Crystal Palace in the play-off semi-finals.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Wolves first won promotion to the Premier League for the 2003-4 season, lasting only one season, though in 2009 they won promotion to the Premier League once again, this time as Champions.

^ All three times they were dumped out in the semi-finals, firstly missing out to Bolton Wanderers in 1994/95.
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club - History 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC www.talkfootball.co.uk [Source type: News]

.Although reaching the FA Cup semi-finals a year later, McGhee was dismissed in November 1998 as Wolves were slipping out of contention for the play-off places.^ As it turned out that cost me a hat-trick in the FA Cup final.

^ Wolves played Everton at the Fallowfield Ground in Manchester in the 1893 FA Cup Final .

^ Jones the FA Cup final .
  • Birmingham Mail - Wolverhampton Wanderers Blog 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC blogs.birminghammail.net [Source type: General]

.His assistant Colin Lee took over but the club just missed out on the play-offs.^ His assistant Colin Lee took over but the club just missed out on the play-offs.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ After an inconsistent first half to the season, an impressive run of form followed and the club eventually made the play-offs, despite earlier expectations.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ It can only be Wolves who end up missing out on the play-offs on goal difference by just a single goal.
  • Birmingham Mail - Wolverhampton Wanderers Blog 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC blogs.birminghammail.net [Source type: General]

.With a far more limited budget than his two predecessors enjoyed, Lee could only guide the club to a second successive 7th place finish in 1999–2000. He was dismissed in December 2000 after a poor run of form left Wolves just a few places above the drop zone.^ With a far more limited budget than his two predecessors enjoyed, Lee could only guide the club to a second successive 7th place finish in 19992000.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ He was dismissed in December 2000 after a poor run of form left Wolves just a few places above the drop zone.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Wolves finished in 5th place.

.Former Southampton manager Dave Jones was named as Lee's successor in January 2001, and Wolves improved during the second half of the 2000–01 season, but their dismal early season form counted against them and they were unable to achieve anything more than a midtable finish.^ The following season they finished 5th.

^ The following season Wolves finished 4th in the Second Division.

^ In the 1938-39 season Wolves finished second to Everton .

.The close season saw heavy investment into the team, which helped them spend much of the 2001-02 season in the top two places.^ The close season saw heavy investment into the team, which helped them spend much of the 2001-02 season in the top two places.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ As he learned, and removed the rough edges from his game, he developed into a first-class centre-forward for Wolves " That season Wolves finished in second place to Portsmouth .

^ Wolves again struggled in the 1935-36 season finishing in 15th place, only five points above the relegated teams, Aston Villa and Blackburn Rovers .

.However, an end of season slump saw them pipped to automatic promotion by deadly rivals West Bromwich Albion.^ However, an end of season slump saw them pipped to automatic promotion by deadly rivals West Bromwich Albion.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Wolves were joined by teams such as Midlands rivals Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City, but Preston North End were the first major side Wolves with which had to compete.
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club - History 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC www.talkfootball.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ The 1996-97 season was far stronger, but they were pipped to the second automatic promotion place by Barnsley and lost to Crystal Palace in the play-off semi-finals.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Defeat at the hands of Norwich City in the play-off semi-finals finally put paid to their promotion hopes.^ Defeat at the hands of Norwich City in the play-off semi-finals finally put paid to their promotion hopes.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The 1996-97 season was far stronger, but they were pipped to the second automatic promotion place by Barnsley and lost to Crystal Palace in the play-off semi-finals.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Later heartache came at the hands of Crystal Palace in 1996/97 and then their misery was completed in 2001/02, when Norwich City took the glory.
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club - History 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC www.talkfootball.co.uk [Source type: News]

.Wolves experienced sporadic form during the early part of 2002–03, and thus were never in contention for the automatic promotion places.^ Wolves experienced sporadic form during the early part of 200203, and thus were never in contention for the automatic promotion places.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Hugh Larkin After 35 games of the season Wolves lie in 8th place in the Championship, one of four teams on 59 points and part of the eight team group lying within 5 points of an automatic promotion slot.
  • Squarefootball :: original football articles: Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC articles.squarefootball.net [Source type: General]

^ Cullis sacked, Wolves American champions The early 1960s saw Wolves begin to decline, and Cullis was sacked in September 1964 at the start of a dreadful season during which the club was never out of the relegation zone.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

.The team turned the corner with a thrilling 3-2 FA Cup win over Newcastle United, going on to lose just two of their 20 league games after this, securing them 5th place and a play-off semi-final clash against newly-promoted Reading.^ As it turned out that cost me a hat-trick in the FA Cup final.

^ The team turned the corner with a thrilling 3-2 FA Cup win over Newcastle United, going on to lose just two of their 20 league games after this, securing them 5th place and a play-off semi-final clash against newly-promoted Reading.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Both teams have been eliminated from the League Cup by Manchester United.
  • Squarefootball :: original football articles: Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC articles.squarefootball.net [Source type: General]

.Victory in both legs earned Wolves a place in the Play-off Final against Sheffield United, their first play-off final at their fourth attempt.^ Victory in both legs earned Wolves a place in the Play-off Final against Sheffield United, their first play-off final at their fourth attempt.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ In 2003, Wolves finally got their reward by beating Sheffield United 3-0 in the play off final at the Millennium Stadium.
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club - History 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC www.talkfootball.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Five years on and the last of the play-off finals also had a Wolves involvement.
  • Birmingham Mail - Wolverhampton Wanderers Blog 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC blogs.birminghammail.net [Source type: General]

.In the Millennium Stadium-staged final, three first half goals from Mark Kennedy, Nathan Blake and Kenny Miller, respectively, were enough to earn Wolves a long awaited place in the Premiership, after 19 years in the lower echelons of English football.^ Dave Jones' men scored all three goals in the first half through Mark Kennedy, Nathan Blake and Kenny Miller.
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club - History 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC www.talkfootball.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ In the Millennium Stadium-staged final, three first half goals from Mark Kennedy, Nathan Blake and Kenny Miller, respectively, were enough to earn Wolves a long awaited place in the Premiership, after 19 years in the lower echelons of English football.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ In Cullis' first season in charge he led Wolves to a first major honour in 41 years as they beat Leicester City 3-1 in the FA Cup Final, and a year later, only the goal average prevented the First Division title being won.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Their debut season in the Premiership was tough, with key players Matt Murray and Joleon Lescott out for the entire season, and several others injured from the start.^ Their debut season in the Premiership would be tough, with key players Matt Murray and Joleon Lescott out for the entire season, and several others injured from the start.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ That's not including (possibly) England's best goalie Matt Murray who has been injured for seasons now."
  • Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers - as it happened! | Football | guardian.co.uk 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Yeah i agree you guys got of to a cracking start which gave you the points you needed to stay up, yeah it will be tough for you guys to sign players when you have bigger clubs throwing money at them.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Their spending power to strengthen the team was relatively low as Hayward instead put the club up for sale.^ Their spending power to strengthen the team was relatively low as Hayward instead put the club up for sale.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ In the years leading up to the Second World War, the team became established as one of the leading club sides in England.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Despite these setbacks, Wolves overcame their seven game winless start, to eventually achieve some commendable results, in particular a 1-0 win over Manchester United.^ Despite these setbacks, Wolves overcame their seven game win-less start, to eventually achieve some commendable results, in particular a 1-0 win over Manchester United.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Manchester United end Arsenal's winning start .
  • Bolton Wanderers FC: News & Videos about Bolton Wanderers FC - CNN.com 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Arsenal achieved a record-equalling unbeaten start to the season with a nervy 2-1 win over Bolton Wanderers that kept them nine points clear at the top of the Premier League.
  • Bolton Wanderers FC: News & Videos about Bolton Wanderers FC - CNN.com 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

.However, failing to win a single away game meant that their relegation battle was ultimately lost, and they finished bottom of the table on goal difference, bracketed together on 33 points with the two other relegated teams.^ However, failing to win a single away game meant that their relegation battle was ultimately lost, and they finished bottom of the table on goal difference, bracketed together on 33 points with the two other relegated teams.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Unfortunately they finished bottom with 33 points and were therefore relegated back down the first division.
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club - History 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC www.talkfootball.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Wolves finished in bottom place in the 1905-06 season and the club was relegated to the Second Division.

.Despite hopes for an immediate return to the top flight, their 2004–05 Championship campaign began dismally, and at one point the side sunk as low as 19th place.^ Despite hopes for an immediate return to the top flight, their 200405 Championship campaign began dismally, and at one point the side sunk as low as 19th place.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Sir Jack bought the club and injected money into the first-team in the hope of completing the march back to top flight football.
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club - History 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC www.talkfootball.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Dave Jones was sacked and Glenn Hoddle was brought in with the hope of Wanderers immediately returning to the Premiership.
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club - History 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC www.talkfootball.co.uk [Source type: News]

.Following a 0-1 defeat at Gillingham, a side Wolves had beaten 6-0 just eighteen months previous, Jones was sacked at the beginning of November.^ Following a 0-1 defeat at Gillingham, a side Wolves had beaten 6-0 just eighteen months previous, Jones was sacked at the beginning of November.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Then he got injured and was not available for the whole of November and beginning of this month.
  • Manchester United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: Preview 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC redrants.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Another former England coach was hired the following month, as Glenn Hoddle was appointed on a rolling one-year contract.^ Another former England coach was hired the following month, as Glenn Hoddle was appointed on a rolling one-year contract.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Premier League strugglers Blackburn Rovers have appointed Sam Allardyce as their new manager on a three-year contract.
  • Bolton Wanderers FC: News & Videos about Bolton Wanderers FC - CNN.com 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Premier League strugglers Bolton Wanderers appointed Gary Megson as their new manager on Thursday on a two-and-a-half year contract.
  • Bolton Wanderers FC: News & Videos about Bolton Wanderers FC - CNN.com 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

.Under Hoddle, Wolves lost only one of their final 25 league games, but drew 15 to finish ninth in the final table — not enough to qualify for the play-offs.^ Five years on and the last of the play-off finals also had a Wolves involvement.
  • Birmingham Mail - Wolverhampton Wanderers Blog 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC blogs.birminghammail.net [Source type: General]

^ WC Qualifying Intercontinental play-offs .
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Burnley - 20 December 2009 - Soccerway 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC www.soccerway.com [Source type: General]

^ Under Hoddle, Wolves lost only one of their final 25 league games, but drew 15 to finished ninth in the final table not enough to qualify for the play-offs.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Wolves then finished a disappointing seventh in 2005–06 as fan discontent grew, disenchanted with the lack of passion and pride from the team, including from Hoddle himself who had not moved to the area.^ Wolves then finished a disappointing seventh in 200506 as fan discontent grew, disenchanted with the lack of passion and pride from the team, including from Hoddle himself who had not moved to the area.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ David Woodfield : Wolves 200+ games man, who missed the 70-71 season, and moved on to Watford Other Known Youth Players...
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC ds.dial.pipex.com [Source type: General]

^ After drastically refashioning the squad he inherited from Glenn Hoddle, Mick McCarthy now has to do it all over again after Wolves finished seventh and outside the play offs.
  • Squarefootball :: original football articles: Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC articles.squarefootball.net [Source type: General]

.Though the board expressed no displeasure with Hoddle publicly, with Jez Moxey affirming his faith in the under fire manager, the season had been frowned on by both local media and the fan base.^ Though the board expressed no displeasure with Hoddle publicly, with Jez Moxey affirming his faith in the under fire manager, the season had been frowned on by both local media and the fan base.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ We do need to bring back ALL THE LOCAL BASED KIDS and their Dads etc, but it is a LONG LONG TIME since Fergie, and the Management at OT together with the Glazers ever gave a fuck about the local community fans.
  • Manchester United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: Preview 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC redrants.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We need a local young fan base and empty seats is the best way to get them in.
  • Manchester United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: Preview 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC redrants.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, few had anticipated Hoddle's sudden resignation mere moments before England's World Cup quarter-final clash with Portugal.^ However, few had anticipated Hoddle's sudden resignation mere moments before England's World Cup quarter-final clash with Portugal.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ All of a sudden the useless Louis Saha was getting more games and starting the League Cup final.
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^ He is by Portugal, and he both helped and got them the goals to get them to the world cup in Ronnie’s absence.
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A new regime, a new start

.Following the exit of Hoddle in pre-season in 2006, Wolves staged a complete clearout, stripping the squad and wage bill down and appointing former Republic of Ireland and Sunderland manager Mick McCarthy.^ A new regime, a new start Following the exit of Hoddle in pre-season in 2006, Wolves staged a complete clearout, stripping the squad and wage bill down and appointing former Republic of Ireland and Sunderland manager Mick McCarthy.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Halford dismisses Wolves loan exit The former Sunderland utility man has been in and out of Mick McCarthy's side...
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club Forum from Football.co.uk 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forum.football.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Wolves' boss Mick McCarthy had warned his players that the clash with troubled Portsmouth would be their most dangerous match of the season so far.
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 Portsmouth 1 - Portsmouth FC - Fratton Faithful 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC www.portsmouth-mad.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Wolves therefore commenced the 2006–07 season with only the bare bones of a first team squad and with the lowest expectations around the club in years.^ Wolves therefore commenced the 200607 season with only the bare bones of a first team squad and with the lowest expectations around the club in years.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Wolves Season Review 2006/07 .
  • Squarefootball :: original football articles: Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC articles.squarefootball.net [Source type: General]

^ In Cullis' first season in charge he led Wolves to a first major honour in 41 years as they beat Leicester City 3-1 in the FA Cup Final, and a year later, only the goal average prevented the First Division title being won.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

.McCarthy acknowledged the challenge, stating to local media "The initials MM on my top stand for Mick McCarthy, not Merlin the Magician",[8] and quickly scraped together a squad, largely from the club's youth ranks, out of contract players and loanees.^ McCarthy acknowledged the challenge, stating to local media "The initials MM on my top stand for Mick McCarthy, not Merlin the Magician", and quickly scraped together a squad, largely from the club's youth ranks, out of contract players and loanees.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ But out of darkness cometh light is the club’s motto, and Mick McCarthy’s team are pushing hard for a return to the elite of the game.
  • The 50 greatest Wolverhampton Wanderers players | Football League - Times Online 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC www.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Halford dismisses Wolves loan exit The former Sunderland utility man has been in and out of Mick McCarthy's side...
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club Forum from Football.co.uk 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forum.football.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.After an inconsistent first half to the season, an impressive run of form followed and the club eventually made the play-offs, despite earlier expectations.^ After an inconsistent first half to the season, an impressive run of form followed and the club eventually made the play-offs, despite earlier expectations.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ As part of their new television contract 'Match of the Day' had to broadcast three non-First Division matches a season, which unlike the previous season were shown inconjuction with competitive matches played that day.
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^ The tune has made occasional re-appearances at important promotion and play-off matches over the years, and a groundswell of support still exists among many supporters for its reinstatement as club anthem.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

.They were paired with local rivals West Bromwich Albion in the semi-finals, where they lost out over two legs.^ They were paired with local rivals West Bromwich Albion in the semi-finals, where they lost out over two legs.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The 1996-97 season was far stronger, but they were pipped to the second automatic promotion place by Barnsley and lost to Crystal Palace in the play-off semi-finals.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The club also had a good run in the FA Cup beating Sheffield United (3-0), Liverpool (3-1), West Bromwich Albion (1-0) and Manchester United (1-0) to reach the final against Leicester City .

.There was further change when businessman Steve Morgan took control of the club for a nominal £10 fee in return for a £30million investment into the club, resulting in the departure of Sir Jack Hayward (who remains as Life President) after 17 years as chairman.^ There was further change when businessman Steve Morgan took control of the club for a nominal 10 fee in return for a 30million investment into the club, resulting in the departure of Sir Jack Hayward (lalalalalamains as Life President) after 17 years as chairman.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The key player behind the club's resurgence was undoubtedly Steve Bull, who had been signed along with Andy Thompson for a combined fee of 64,000 from neighbours West Bromwich Albion.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The club paid a big fee to Brentford for the transfer of Peter Broadbent, a 17-year-old inside-forward from Dover, who, I thought, could well develop into one of the outstanding inside-forwards of his day.

[9] The protracted takeover was finally completed on 9 August 2007, upon which the club set out their future ethos:
.It is intended that the new capital, over a period of time, will be used to help re-establish Wolves as a Premiership club.^ The protracted takeover was finally completed on 9 August 2007, upon which the club set out their future ethos: {{Cquote|It is intended that the new capital, over a period of time, will be used to help re-establish Wolves as a Premiership club.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Wolves are back into the second League now, so in spite of being one of the biggest clubs in the country, they have had just one season in the Premiership (2003-2004).
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC ds.dial.pipex.com [Source type: General]

^ 'But Wolves will always stick in my mind - they are a massive club and good enough to be in the Premiership.
  • Birmingham Mail - Wolverhampton Wanderers Blog 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC blogs.birminghammail.net [Source type: General]

.Although this is a significant amount of money there will not be an ’open cheque book’ approach to signing players; instead the club will build on the current strategy of steadily and progressively developing a team of young, hungry and talented players.^ Although this is a significant amount of money there will not be an open cheque book approach to signing players; instead the club will build on the current strategy of steadily and progressively developing a team of young, hungry and talented players.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ In flights of fancy I work out teams consisting of players from the clubs for which I have signed, assured in my imagination that it would take the nation by storm, winning every coveted honour, including the European Cup.
  • Derek Dougan Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC ds.dial.pipex.com [Source type: General]

^ The championship winning team that season included only one player that had not been signed by Frank Buckley .

— Club Statement[10]
.Despite Morgan's arrival, the 2007–08 season ultimately brought more disappointment as the club failed to match the previous campaign's playoff finish.^ Club Statement Despite Morgan's arrival, the 200708 season ultimately brought more disappointment as the club failed to match the previous campaign's playoff finish.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
  • FootyMAD's Wolverhampton Wanderers match preview - Blackburn Rovers FC - RoversMAD 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC www.blackburnrovers-mad.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ As part of their new television contract 'Match of the Day' had to broadcast three non-First Division matches a season, which unlike the previous season were shown inconjuction with competitive matches played that day.
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.Poor form around Christmas saw them slump to midtable and only a late rally, aided by the goal power of new signing Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, put them back in the promotion hunt.^ Poor form around Christmas saw them slump to midtable and only a late rally, aided by the goal power of new signing Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, put them back in the promotion hunt.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Wolverhampton Wanderers: Sylvan Ebanks-Blake vows hard graft will come from the front Birmingham Mail - Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 11:18 .
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^ Former United youth player Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, will again be looking to impress his former employers, while United must be wary of Wolves’ record signing Kevin Doyle, who got the early winner against Tottenham at the weekend.
  • Manchester United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: Preview 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC redrants.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They finished just outside the final play-off spot on goal difference, one goal short of Watford.^ They finished just outside the final play-off spot on goal difference, one goal short of Watford.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Wolves are back into the second League now, so in spite of being one of the biggest clubs in the country, they have had just one season in the Premiership (2003-2004).
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC ds.dial.pipex.com [Source type: General]

^ The 1996-97 season was far stronger, but they were pipped to the second automatic promotion place by Barnsley and lost to Crystal Palace in the play-off semi-finals.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

Wolves Football League Championship trophy presentation at Molineux on 3 May 2009
.The 2008–09 season saw the club's strongest start since 1949–50, as an opening day draw preceded a run of seven consecutive wins.^ The 200809 season saw the club's strongest start since 194950, as an opening day draw preceded a run of seven consecutive wins.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The other change saw Scott Cuthbert come in at centre-back for Sean Morrison for what was the Scot's first involvement since the opening day at Gillingham.
  • Swindon Town | Match | Report | 25 August 2009, Wolverhampton 0 - 0 Swindon 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC www.swindontownfc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Cullis sacked, Wolves American champions The early 1960s saw Wolves begin to decline, and Cullis was sacked in September 1964 at the start of a dreadful season during which the club was never out of the relegation zone.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Fired by the goals of Ebanks-Blake and new signing Chris Iwelumo, the club hit the top of the table for the first time in years by the end of August and never left the automatic promotion spots after.^ Average time first goal conceded .
  • Inghilterra - Wolverhampton Wanderers FC - Results, fixtures, squad, statistics, photos, videos and news - Soccerway 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC it.soccerway.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Average time first goal scored .
  • Inghilterra - Wolverhampton Wanderers FC - Results, fixtures, squad, statistics, photos, videos and news - Soccerway 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC it.soccerway.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Fired by the goals of Ebanks-Blake and new signing Chris Iwelumo, the club hit the top of the table for the first time in years by the end of August and never left the automatic promotion spots after.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

.A second run of seven consecutive wins tightened their grip on the lead by Christmas.^ A second run of seven consecutive wins tightened their grip on the lead by Christmas.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The 200809 season saw the club's strongest start since 194950, as an opening day draw preceded a run of seven consecutive wins.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Despite a dismal start to 2009, the equally faltering form of their rivals allowed Wolves to retain the top spot.^ Despite a dismal start to 2009, the equally faltering form of their rivals allowed Wolves to retain the top spot.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Despite these setbacks, Wolves overcame their seven game win-less start, to eventually achieve some commendable results, in particular a 1-0 win over Manchester United.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Despite hopes for an immediate return to the top flight, their 200405 Championship campaign began dismally, and at one point the side sunk as low as 19th place.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

.March saw a return to form with 13 points from a possible 15, strengthening their position at the top of the table that they had led since October.^ March saw a return to form with 13 points from a possible 15, strengthening their position at the top of the table that they had led since October.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Despite hopes for an immediate return to the top flight, their 200405 Championship campaign began dismally, and at one point the side sunk as low as 19th place.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Promotion to the Premier League was finally confirmed on 18 April 2009 with a 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers.^ It became the clear winner to help push them to promotion to the Premier League on 18 April 2009.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Promotion to the Premier League was finally confirmed on 18 April 2009 with a 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Premier League 2009/2010 .
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.The following week, Wolves clinched their first divisional title since the 1988–89 season.^ The following week, Wolves clinched their first divisional title since the 198889 season.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Wolves were also League Champions in 1958 and 1959, and in 1960 became the first team to pass the 100-goal mark for three seasons in succession.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The 1959 title win saw Wolves play in the European Cup for the first time, being only the second English club after Manchester United to enter.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

Premier League 2009–10

.Following their promotion from the Football League Championship as Champions, Wolves immediately set about recruiting for the upcoming season.^ Premier League 200910 Following their promotion from the Football League Championship as Champions, Wolves immediately set about recruiting for the upcoming season.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The following month the Football League was formed.

^ Historically, Wolves have been highly influential, most notably as founder members of the Football League, as well as having played an instrumental role in the establishment of the European Cup later known as the UEFA Champions League.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Veteran American goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann, Sunderland utility man Greg Halford and Southampton midfielder Andrew Surman, most of whom had suffered disappointment with their previous clubs, were the first recruits.^ Interest was confirmed and bids lodged immediately following the end of the season for several key players, with such a move proving vital in securing the moves of the likes of veteran goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann, Sunderland utility man Greg Halford and Southampton midfielder Andrew Surman, most of whom had suffered dissapointment with their previous clubs.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Halford dismisses Wolves loan exit The former Sunderland utility man has been in and out of Mick McCarthy's side...
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^ Club Statement Despite Morgan's arrival, the 200708 season ultimately brought more disappointment as the club failed to match the previous campaign's playoff finish.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

.The most high profile summer signing was the club record transfer of Irish international striker Kevin Doyle.^ Former United youth player Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, will again be looking to impress his former employers, while United must be wary of Wolves’ record signing Kevin Doyle, who got the early winner against Tottenham at the weekend.
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^ Wolves also completed the 6.5m record signing of Reading star Kevin Doyle, a marquee signing who had chosen Wolves over competition from several clubs offering European football (thought to be Aston Villa and Fulham).
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Chelsea's opening bid to sign $25 million-rated French international striker Nicolas Anelka has been rejected by Premier League rivals Bolton Wanderers.
  • Bolton Wanderers FC: News & Videos about Bolton Wanderers FC - CNN.com 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

[11] .The ranks were bolstered with Serbian international playmaker Nenad Milijaš from Red Star Belgrade,[12] along with Marseille defender Ronald Zubar[13] and the season-long loan of Michael Mancienne who had played for the club in their promotion campaign.^ They also bolstered central midfield with Serbian playmaker and captain Nenad Milijas from Red Star Belgrade, along with out-of-favour regular Olympique Marseille centre-back Ronald Zubar.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ His first season he played very well, and only someone who wasn’t honest would deny that.
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^ It weakens our core eleven who never have enough time to gel together but it keeps our club more competitive by allowing our subs and reserves playing time and experience which I find is valuable in a long season.
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Deadline day saw the giant Austrian striker Stefan Maierhofer move permanently from Rapid Vienna and the loan capture of Ecuadorian midfielder Segundo Castillo.
.After a pre-season spent partly in Australia, the season proper began with a 0–2 loss to West Ham in the club's first Premier League fixture in five years.^ The first season of the Football League began in September, 1888.

^ Wolves are back into the second League now, so in spite of being one of the biggest clubs in the country, they have had just one season in the Premiership (2003-2004).
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC ds.dial.pipex.com [Source type: General]

^ Arsenal achieved a record-equalling unbeaten start to the season with a nervy 2-1 win over Bolton Wanderers that kept them nine points clear at the top of the Premier League.
  • Bolton Wanderers FC: News & Videos about Bolton Wanderers FC - CNN.com 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

.Wolves immediately bounced back by winning on the road at Wigan despite a long injury list.^ Despite these setbacks, Wolves overcame their seven game win-less start, to eventually achieve some commendable results, in particular a 1-0 win over Manchester United.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Despite this Wolves will be without Michael Kightly and Andrew Keogh, out with ankle injuries, David Edwards will also join them on the sidelines.
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^ Rumour has it that he actually stayed on in Cardiff and sidestepped Bournemouth's celebrations back home to take in Wolves' long-awaited triumph.
  • Birmingham Mail - Wolverhampton Wanderers Blog 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC blogs.birminghammail.net [Source type: General]

.A further victory against Fulham put them 12th after six games, but this was their last victory for almost two months and despite credible draws against the likes of Everton and Aston Villa, the team fell into the relegation zone, with a defence unable to keep clean sheets.^ Aston Villa vs Everton .
  • Premier League Tickets, Football Tickets, Premier League-Football Tickets 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC www.euroteam.info [Source type: Reference]

^ Fulham vs Aston Villa .
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^ However, failing to win a single away game meant that their relegation battle was ultimately lost, and they finished bottom of the table on goal difference, bracketed together on 33 points with the two other relegated teams.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

.December brought three wins in four games, including a surprise away success at Tottenham, to help propel the club out of the mire.^ Can we make it three out of four?

^ Reply Grognard says: December 17th, 2009 at 4:28 @ Footy4Eddy : He was growing on me too but his last three games have been terrible and so he has fallen back to what I originally thought.
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^ Reply Grognard says: December 16th, 2009 at 20:12 @ dgame : Even if this team wins the league, it does not take away the fact that the team is headed for disaster or that not all is well with the club.
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After slipping back in the relegation zone another surprise 1-0 victory over Tottenham in February lifted Wolves to 15th and brought their first top flight double since 1981, and Wolves have added a second top flight double over Burnley on March 13th 2010.

Colours & badge

City Crest.
Contemporary colours
Original colours
.The first badge to be worn on Wolves shirts was the city crest of Wolverhampton, usually worn on special occasions such as cup finals.^ Wolves_Football_League_Championship_2008%E2%80%930 9_030509.jpg/180px-Wolves_Football_League_Championship_2008%E2%80%930 9_030509.jpg Colours & badge http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/03/Wolvarms.PNG/100px-Wolvarms.PNG The first badge to be worn on Wolves shirts was the city crest of Wolverhampton, usually worn on special occasions such as cup finals.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ In Cullis' first season in charge he led Wolves to a first major honour in 41 years as they beat Leicester City 3-1 in the FA Cup Final, and a year later, only the goal average prevented the First Division title being won.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The club also had a good run in the FA Cup beating Sheffield United (3-0), Liverpool (3-1), West Bromwich Albion (1-0) and Manchester United (1-0) to reach the final against Leicester City .

.In the late 1960s, Wolves introduced their own club badge consisting of a single leaping wolf, which later became three leaping wolves in the 1970s.^ In the late 1960s, Wolves introduced their own club badge consisting of a single leaping wolf, which later became three leaping wolves in the 1970s.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Wolves were also League Champions in 1958 and 1959, and in 1960 became the first team to pass the 100-goal mark for three seasons in succession.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ That game had been the last in a Wolves shirt for Stan Cullis, and a year later he became manager of the club.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

.In 1979, Wolves changed to the now famous wolf-head badge.^ In 1979, Wolves changed to the now famous wolf-head badge.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ In the late 1960s, Wolves introduced their own club badge consisting of a single leaping wolf, which later became three leaping wolves in the 1970s.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Its simple and stylised design made it one of the most recognisable club badges in British football and, despite a brief return to the Wolverhampton city crest in the mid 1990s, it is still in use to the present day.^ Wolves were original members of the League in 1888 and back in 1970-71 the club was still very much one of the big names in football.
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC ds.dial.pipex.com [Source type: General]

^ Gonna use that as comedy supply one day.
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^ Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club Fixtures and Stats skip to content .
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.The club's traditional colours allude to the city's motto "out of darkness cometh light" with the gold and black representing light and darkness respectively.^ The club's traditional colours allude to the city's motto "out of darkness cometh light" with the gold and black representing light and darkness respectively.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ In the club's early days the team sported various versions of these colours including old gold and black stripes and old gold and black diagonal halves.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The club printed over 26,000 gold and black cards corresponding to each seat colour with the new lyrics for each of the fans in the stadium to hold up and sing as the players ran onto the pitch.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

[14] .In the club's early days the team sported various versions of these colours including old gold and black stripes and old gold and black diagonal halves.^ In the club's early days the team sported various versions of these colours including old gold and black stripes and old gold and black diagonal halves.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ When Cullis was only 18 years old and in the "A" team he was told by Buckley: "Cullis, if you listen and do as you are told, I will make you captain of Wolves one day."

^ The club printed over 26,000 gold and black cards corresponding to each seat colour with the new lyrics for each of the fans in the stadium to hold up and sing as the players ran onto the pitch.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

.It remains one of the most famous and recognisable strips in British football today.^ "Crowds applauding red cards is one of the most annoying developments in football," storms gary Naylor.
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^ As I remarked earlier, I do not always agree with him, but there is no disputing he has in every way proved himself to be one of the most successful managers in modern football.

^ Todays most recent football forum discussions .
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.The traditional away colour of Wolves is all white and will be so during the 2009-10 season.^ The traditional away colour of Wolves is all white and will be so during the 2009-10 season.
  • Official Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Thread - Electronic Arts UK Community 9 January 2010 16:55 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Season 2009-10 .
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^ Reply poiuy says: December 15th, 2009 at 20:48 @ antsBoy : But it could be other way round, with Wolves parking the bus with 10 men.
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[15]

Stadium

History

Molineux Stadium, home of Wolverhampton Wanderers
.Wolverhampton Wanderers have played at Molineux, Whitmore Reans, since 1889. Their previous home was in the Blakenhall area, and although no signs of the ground remain, a nearby road is called Wanderers Avenue.^ Played : 1968-76 Wolverhampton Wanderers .
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^ Played : 1964-77 Wolverhampton Wanderers .
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^ Founded: 1877 Nickname: Wolves Manager: Mick McCarthy Ground: Molineux Capacity: 28525 Next Game: 16-Jan-2010 15:00 Wolverhampton Wanderers VS .
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.The Molineux name originates from Benjamin Molineux, a local merchant who built his home on the grounds.^ The Molineux name originates from Benjamin Molineux, a local merchant who built his home on the grounds.
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.Northampton Brewery, who later owned the site, rented its use to Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1889, who had previously lacked a permanent home.^ Add your own Wolverhampton Wanderers on Footbo.com Informazioni .
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^ Confirmation of the starting eleven and substitutes named for this afternoon's fixture at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
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^ For one of the best supporters sites try Wolverhampton Wanderers Unoffical Web page .
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After renovating the site, the first ever league game was staged on 7 September 1889 in a 2-0 victory over Notts County before a crowd of 4,000.
.In 1953, the stadium became one of the first to install floodlights, at an estimated cost of £10,000. The first ever floodlit game was held on 30 September 1953, as Wolves won 3-1 against South Africa.^ In 1953, the stadium became one of the first to install floodlights, at an estimated cost of 10,000.
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^ The first ever floodlit game was held on 30 September 1953, as Wolves won 3-1 against South Africa.
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^ Aquilani to get a game against Wolves 16days .
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The addition of the floodlights opened the door for Molineux to host a series of midweek friendlies against teams from across the globe. .In the days prior to the formation of the European Cup and international club competitions, these games were highly prestigious and gained huge crowds and interest, the BBC often televising such events.^ In the days prior to the formation of the European Cup and international club competitions, these games were highly prestigious and gained huge crowds and interest, the BBC often televising such events.
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^ A club world championship, or at least a European one larger, more meaningful and more prestigious than the Mitropa Cup and more original than a competition for national teams should be launched.
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^ In the club's early days the team sported various versions of these colours including old gold and black stripes and old gold and black diagonal halves.
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The old South Bank at Molineux is also historically the second largest of all Kop ends closely followed by Aston Villa's Holte End, both of which regularly held crowds in excess of 30,000.

Fluctuating attendances

.When Wolves were at their height of success during the 1950s (three League Championships and two FA Cups) Molineux regularly held over 50,000 mostly standing spectators.^ Even without Billy they were League runners-up in 1959-60 (a height never reached since) and FA Cup winners in 1960 (the last of four FA Cup wins for the club).
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^ The old South Bank at Molineux is also historically the second largest of all Kop ends closely followed by Aston Villa's Holte End, both of which regularly held crowds in excess of 30,000.
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^ Later, Spartak Moscow, Dynamo Moscow and Real Madrid all came to Molineux and were beaten, as Wolves saw mixed successes in the European Cup against teams such as Red Star Belgrade, Schalke 04 and Barcelona, during Real Madrid's domination period.
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.By the time of their sharp decline during the 1980s, only the newly built 9,500-seat John Ireland Stand (now the Steve Bull Stand) and the much reduced South Bank (15,500) were in use.^ Nowhere during my time was the changing emphasis of newspapers and indeed changing culture of sport and in particular football more evident that in the decline of the Sports Argus.
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^ During the course of a season our manager spends as much time as possible watching the teams we will oppose.

This reduction in capacity was due to the fact that the other two stands were wood-built and declared unsafe following the Bradford City disaster, in which a wood-built stand caught fire and killed 56 people in 1985. In the days before the Taylor Report, which required British football stadia to provide seating for all those attending, the ground had a capacity of over 60,000; the record attendance for a match at the ground is 61,315 for a game against Liverpool in the First Division on 11 February 1939.

Redevelopment

.Between 1991 and 1993, Molineux was comprehensively redeveloped.^ Redevelopment Between 1991 and 1993, Molineux was comprehensively redeveloped.
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.The Waterloo Road stand was replaced by the all-seat Billy Wright Stand, the North Bank terrace was replaced by the Stan Cullis Stand, and the South Bank terrace was replaced by the Jack Harris Stand.^ The Waterloo Road stand was replaced by the all-seat Billy Wright Stand, the North Bank terrace was replaced by the Stan Cullis Stand, and the South Bank terrace was replaced by the Jack Harris Stand.
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^ His money saw the club's ageing and decrepid ground comprehensively rebuilt to meet new government regulations in the early 1990s, with the Stan Cullis Stand erected on the site of the North Bank in 1992, and the Billy Wright Stand replacing the Waterloo Road Stand in August 1993.
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^ For the 200304 to 200506 seasons, the corner between the Billy Wright and Jack Harris Stands was filled in with temporary seating to create a further 900 seats named the Graham Hughes stand (the Clubs Official Historian), bringing the ground's capacity to 29,400.
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.By the 1993–94 season the Molineux had a 28,525 all-seated capacity making Molineux the twenty-sixth largest in English football.^ By the 199394 season the Molineux had a 28,525 all-seated capacity making Molineux the twenty-sixth largest in English football.
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^ Click to see A&BC Gum Cards plus all the details of the 1970-71 Wolves season at: Nigel Mercer's Galleries of English Football Cards 1965-75 .
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^ I really feel we can stay up this season, if we do establish ourselves the owner has already commented on developing the Molineux and making it an over 40,000 stadium.
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.But by the time of the 2003 promotion, Molineux was the fifteenth largest Premiership stadium.^ But by the time of the 2003 promotion, Molineux was the fifteenth largest Premiership stadium.
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.In the previous decade, many of the smaller stadiums had either been expanded or replaced to hold a capacity of between 30,000 and 67,000 seated spectators.^ In the previous decade, many of the smaller stadiums had either been expanded or replaced to hold a capacity of between 30,000 and 67,000 seated spectators.
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^ The club printed over 26,000 gold and black cards corresponding to each seat colour with the new lyrics for each of the fans in the stadium to hold up and sing as the players ran onto the pitch.
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.For the 2003–04 to 2005–06 seasons, the corner between the Billy Wright and Jack Harris Stands was filled in with temporary seating to create a further 900 seats named the Graham Hughes stand (the Clubs Official Historian), bringing the ground's capacity to 29,400. These temporary seats were removed during the 2006 close season.^ These temporary seats were removed during the 2006 close season.
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^ For the 200304 to 200506 seasons, the corner between the Billy Wright and Jack Harris Stands was filled in with temporary seating to create a further 900 seats named the Graham Hughes stand (the Clubs Official Historian), bringing the ground's capacity to 29,400.
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^ His money saw the club's ageing and decrepid ground comprehensively rebuilt to meet new government regulations in the early 1990s, with the Stan Cullis Stand erected on the site of the North Bank in 1992, and the Billy Wright Stand replacing the Waterloo Road Stand in August 1993.
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.Millionaire owner Steve Morgan is keen to "transform the city centre ground into a venue fit for Premiership football"[16], although the scale and speed of the expansion plans will depend on Wolves stabilising themselves in the Premier League.^ Millionaire owner Steve Morgan is keen to "transform the city centre ground into a venue fit for Premiership football", although the scale and speed of the expansion plans will depend on Wolves stabilising themselves in the Premier League.
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^ After all, they were one of the founding teams of the Football League just shortly after being formed themselves back in 1877.
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^ As he learned, and removed the rough edges from his game, he developed into a first-class centre-forward for Wolves " That season Wolves finished in second place to Portsmouth .

.As a result of Wolves' promotion to the Premier League, the temporary seating will return for the 2009-2010 campaign, taking capacity up to 29,303. Morgan has stated that they want to increase the capacity to over 40,000, but work depends on the Club staying in the Premier League.^ Premier League Table - January 5 2010 .
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^ Wolves respond to Premier League (Tuesday December 22 2009) .

^ He has Steve Morgan's backing, amid a long-term plan albeit one which they hope will lead to promotion next season.
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Training ground

The Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground, opened in 2005, is a £4.6m, state-of-the-art development located in Compton, Wolverhampton. .The modern two-storey building stands approximately one mile to the west of the stadium, and features five high-quality training pitches, eleven changing rooms, a fully-equipped gymnasium, and a hydrotherapy pool - one of only a handful of English clubs to own such equipment.^ I want a winger on our club to get us standing up and shouting in excitement, not sitting on our hands feeling bored by his casual pace and lack of bottle.
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^ As we approach Christmas only one manager has been sacked, Paul Hart at bottom club Portsmouth.
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^ I’ve only seen his one or two youtubes Wish someone would make an exhaustive compilation of all his songs.
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.The training ground also boasts world-class quality medical and physiotherapy facilities, being the first (and so far only) British sports club to establish a fully-accredited professional sports laboratory, based on AC Milan's Milanello model [17].^ The 1959 title win saw Wolves play in the European Cup for the first time, being only the second English club after Manchester United to enter.
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^ Wolves therefore commenced the 200607 season with only the bare bones of a first team squad and with the lowest expectations around the club in years.
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^ According to Patrick A. Quirke, the author of The Major: The Life and Times of Frank Buckley : " Being totally dedicated to individual physical fitness, Major Buckley would often march his men to the Molineux where they would use the club's exercising facilities and the pitch itself as a training ground."

.This facility features pioneering sports equipment such as VO2 max testing facilities, an Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill, dynamic tension isokintics, cryotherapy, dynamic ultrasound and postural sway analysis systems[18], all of which provide top-class support from players from development level right through to the first team.^ As he learned, and removed the rough edges from his game, he developed into a first-class centre-forward for Wolves " That season Wolves finished in second place to Portsmouth .

^ I am paying to watch United every week and for me that gives me the right to criticize simply because at the end of the day, United isn’t just a team I support, but a product I purchase.
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^ Simply because as a fan and as a paying fan who contributes to the wealth of the team whether through tickets, merchandise or pay tv packages, I have earned that right.
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Players

First team squad

As of 15 March 2010.[19]
.Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules.^ Of course, this is in no way to interfere with the National Association; even the suggested matches might be played under cup-tie rules.

Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
1 Wales GK Wayne Hennessey
3 Cameroon DF George Elokobi
4 Wales MF David Edwards
5 England DF Richard Stearman
6 England DF Jody Craddock (vice captain)
7 England MF Michael Kightly
8 England MF Karl Henry (captain)
9 England FW Sylvan Ebanks-Blake
10 Republic of Ireland FW Andy Keogh
11 Republic of Ireland DF Stephen Ward
12 England MF Andrew Surman
13 United States GK Marcus Hahnemann
14 England MF David Jones
15 England MF Greg Halford
16 Scotland DF Christophe Berra
17 England MF Matthew Jarvis
18 Wales FW Sam Vokes
19 Scotland FW Chris Iwelumo
No. Position Player
20 Serbia MF Nenad Milijaš
23 Guadeloupe DF Ronald Zubar
25 Belgium MF Geoffrey Mujangi Bia (on loan from RSC Charleroi)
27 England DF Michael Mancienne (on loan from Chelsea)
29 Republic of Ireland FW Kevin Doyle
31 England GK Matt Murray
32 Republic of Ireland DF Kevin Foley
34 Algeria MF Adlène Guedioura (on loan from RSC Charleroi)
35 Ecuador MF Segundo Castillo (on loan from Red Star Belgrade)
36 Republic of Ireland DF John Dunleavy
37 England MF Kyle Bennett
38 England MF David Davis
39 England FW Sam Winnall
41 England FW Ashley Hemmings
43 England FW James Spray
44 England MF Nathaniel Mendez-Laing

Out on loan

.Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules.^ Of course, this is in no way to interfere with the National Association; even the suggested matches might be played under cup-tie rules.

Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
21 England DF Daniel Jones (on loan to Bristol Rovers for the 2009–10 season)[20]
22 England DF Jason Shackell (on loan to Doncaster Rovers for the 2009–10 season)[21]
24 England DF Mark Little (on loan to Peterborough United for the 2009–10 season)[22]
26 England DF Matt Hill (on loan to Queens Park Rangers for the 2009–10 season)[23]
28 England MF George Friend (on loan to Exeter City for the 2009–10 season)[24]
30 Nigeria GK Carl Ikeme (on loan to Queens Park Rangers until 6 April 2010)[25]
33 Austria FW Stefan Maierhofer (on loan to Bristol City until 11 April 2010)[26]
40 England DF Danny Batth (on loan to Colchester United for the 2009–10 season)[27]
42 England DF Scott Malone (on loan to Southend United for the 2009–10 season)[28]

Academy

Wolves academy is one of the most highly regarded in the country, with several high profile graduates including Robbie Keane, Joleon Lescott and Lee Naylor. .Other players have gone on to win a first team place at Molineux, including current players Wayne Hennessey, Carl Ikeme, Matt Murray and Ashley Hemmings.^ And what gets me is that there will many of you who will be pissed off with me because I am bitching after a 3-0 win and a tie for first place.
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^ The championship winning team that season included only one player that had not been signed by Frank Buckley .

^ In the 1934-35 season Wolves finished in 17th place in the First Division winning only 15 of their 42 games.

.Wolves academy U17s are currently Gothia Cup (World Youth Cup) champions, defeating the reigning champions Brazilian side Cruzeiro EC in a keenly contested final at the Ullevi stadium, Sweden.^ Wolves played Everton at the Fallowfield Ground in Manchester in the 1893 FA Cup Final .

^ Wolves won their first cup in 1884 when they defeated Hadley in the final of the Wrekin Trophy by 15-0.

^ Wolves also reached the final of the Football League War Cup .

[29] There has also been success for the U12s as Foyle Cup finalists[30]

Other teams

Wolverhampton Wanderers Reserves play in the Premier Reserve League South. .They were promoted into this division as part of the first team's promotion to the Premier League in 2009. Home games are staged at AFC Telford United's New Bucks Head home.^ Premier League 2009/2010 .
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^ As he learned, and removed the rough edges from his game, he developed into a first-class centre-forward for Wolves " That season Wolves finished in second place to Portsmouth .

^ The government imposed a fifty mile travelling limit on all football teams and the Football League divided all the clubs into seven regional areas where games could take place.

.Wolves Women became the club's official women's team in 2008. They currently play in the Midland Combination Women's Football League, at the third tier of women's football.^ The government imposed a fifty mile travelling limit on all football teams and the Football League divided all the clubs into seven regional areas where games could take place.

^ Reply CraigMc says: December 15th, 2009 at 13:20 @ Beachryan : Because they are all playing tonight mate in the CRADLE United team against hungry Wolves .
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^ His ability to find a young talent is unequalled and despite the handicaps with which he is faced when joining the club he has discovered a whole team, which has taken Wolves into the highest flight."

Their home games are held at Goodrich Sports Ground in Wolverhampton.

Backroom staff

As of 9 August 2009.[31]
Position Name
Manager Republic of Ireland Mick McCarthy (since July 2006)
Assistant Manager England Terry Connor (since August 2008; formerly Reserve Team Coach)
Development Coach, 18-21's England Steve Weaver, UEFA qualified former Wrexham coach, Blackburn Rovers scout and Manchester City academy staff, appointed 2008.
Academy Manager England Kevin Thelwell, former Derby County Academy Manager, English Football's youngest ever academy manager at 32 years or age, and former UEFA A and PRO licence course director for the Welsh FA.
Assistant Academy Manager / Under-18's Coach England Mick Halsall, former head of youth at Walsall F.C., and widely regarded as one of the best youth-team coaches in the midlands[32].
First Team Fitness and Conditioning Coach England Tony Daley, former Wolves, Villa and England winger, appointed 2007.
Goalkeeping Coach Wales Pat Mountain since 2008.
Scouts England Dave Bowman (Nike network consultant and Chief Scout), Ian Evans.
Club Doctor England Dr Matthew Perry (since 2001)
Head of Medical Department England Steve Kemp
Club Physio England Alan Peacham
Masseurs England Mark James, Matt Wignall

Former players and managers

Statue of Billy Wright outside Molineux Stadium

Notable players

For details on notable former players, see List of Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. players
.The club has been represented by numerous high profile players over the years, most notably Billy Wright, who captained England a record 90 times and was the first player to win a century of international caps, as well as earning the Footballer of the Year Award, an accolade also won by Wolves inside-forward Bill Slater in 1960. In total, 34 players have won full England caps during their time with Wolves, the last being the club's record goalscorer Steve Bull, who appeared in the 1990 World Cup.^ Former United youth player Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, will again be looking to impress his former employers, while United must be wary of Wolves’ record signing Kevin Doyle, who got the early winner against Tottenham at the weekend.
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^ And what gets me is that there will many of you who will be pissed off with me because I am bitching after a 3-0 win and a tie for first place.
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^ He is bent on us keeping possession because stats prove that teams that have the majority of possession win 90% of the time.
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.Andy Gray, Emlyn Hughes, Paul Ince and Denis Irwin are all previous League Championship medal winners who have also represented Wolves.^ Wolves won the League Championship in 1957-58 by 5 points from Preston North End .

.Other notable Premier League players not currently playing for the Wolves who began their career with Wolves include Robbie Keane and Joleon Lescott.^ A win against Wolves would take Sir Alex Ferguson’s side level on points with Premier League leaders Chelsea for 24 hours at least.
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^ Fergie stands by all other players who play more SHIT than Nani, but the lad is JUST NOT LOVED at OT by management or fans.
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The Wolverhampton Wanderers Hall of Fame has inducted the following former players:[33]

Managerial history

.Wolves' most successful manager is Stan Cullis (who also served the club as a player), who was at the helm during the club's title-winning era of the 1950s.^ Stan Cullis joined Wolves in 1934.

^ As Stan Cullis pointed out in his autobiography, All For the Wolves : " Tall and strong, Swinbourne could gain possession of the ball on the ground and, in the air, he could beat most defenders.

^ Fergie stands by all other players who play more SHIT than Nani, but the lad is JUST NOT LOVED at OT by management or fans.
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Other notable managers have included Bill McGarry, John Barnwell, Graham Taylor, Dave Jones, Glenn Hoddle and Club Hall of Fame member Graham Turner. Both Taylor and Hoddle managed the England national team before their arrival at Wolves.

Supporters

.Wolverhampton Wanderers have an international support base, with supporters' clubs in Australia,[34][35] United States, Sweden,[36] Spain, Germany,[37] Republic of Ireland, Malta,[38] Iceland and Norway[39] amongst others.^ Manchester United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: Preview .
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^ Manchester United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: Preview Skip to content Skip to menu .
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^ We are good old UNITED with good old FERGIE who believes so much in good old HEADS and will even offer new contracts to 34/37 yr olds.
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They have an especially large Scandinavian fanbase, due to Scandinavian television coverage of Midlands football during Wolves' dominant period in the seventies. .They also have numerous supporters' clubs across the United Kingdom.^ They come on here and do not offer one single grain of supporter opinion on United or the game.
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Fans' Parliament

.Wolverhampton Wanderers' supporters are able to put themselves forward for selection to the Fans' Parliament which sits for two year periods at a time.^ It is truly a dark period mate and a terrible time to be a United supporter as this is the beginning of the dark ages as I see it.
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The initiative, implemented in 2006, invites 35 independently-selected candidates to attend meetings at Molineux every two months. Meetings are usually attended by CEO Jez Moxey, alongside a variety of other club personnel.

Fanzine

Wolves' fanzine is called A Load Of Bull (ALOB), in part reference to Wolves legend Steve Bull. The publication was founded in 1989 and is written voluntarily by ordinary Wolves supporters. ALOB is currently edited by long-serving editor Charles Ross.

Songs

.In the 1950s and '60s, the club's signature tune was "The Happy Wanderer".[citation needed] Later "The Liquidator" by the Harry J. Allstars became very popular, although use of the song ceased following a request from the West Midlands Police who claimed that obscene lyrics used by some fans[40] during the chorus could lead to hooliganism.^ We Can See You Holding Hands (Lyric only) Sung to Brighton fans for some reason.
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^ For someone who is fast, he rarely uses his speed as a weapon and like you said, when he does he often hesitates for some unexplainable reason.
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^ Warning about Wolverhampton Wanderers chants to football fans: Wolves chants sung by Wolves supporters and other WWFC songs & Wolverhampton Wanderers football chant lyrics may cause offence.
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[41][42] .The tune has made occasional re-appearances at important promotion and play-off matches over the years, and a groundswell of support still exists among many supporters for its reinstatement as club anthem.^ All we have to do is look to our own history and compare the present team to the many other united clubs that DID play the game that we are all craving.
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[citation needed]
.However, the club have since used "Hi Ho Silver Lining", a 1967 rock song by Jeff Beck, modifying the lyrics of the chorus to "Hi Ho Wolverhampton!".[citation needed] More recently, purely for the run up towards the club's 2008–09 promotion to the Premier League, the club adopted a temporary fan's anthem using a website that allowed fans to put forward their own anthem ideas, which then allowed others to vote for.^ If I’m not mistaken Berbatov was voted best player for the month of October by fans on the official website.
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^ Unlike other betting sites, Betfair allows you to place bets when the game is running and choose the odds at which you want to play.
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^ If he would look up more often he would be able to release the ball before running into a dead-end.
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This method saw "The Impossible Dream", with slightly modified lyrics, win by an overwelming margin..January 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] The club have now reverted back to the previous "Hi Ho Silver Lining" and for the 2009–10 season, have brought back the popular "Tom Hark" tune as goal music, last used when Wolves were in the top division.^ Reply owen says: December 15th, 2009 at 22:00 @ CraigMc : Rooney be happy as he is taking penalty this season…Otherwise his tally at the end would have been 10-12 goals this season…He is the best friend of opposition goal keepers .
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^ Reply Stephen says: December 16th, 2009 at 18:10 @ Darth Red Diablo : I wonder what you would be saying if Ronaldo had scored it probably goal of the season.
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^ Reply CraigMc says: December 16th, 2009 at 10:15 @ AndyCR7 : If he has been reading red rants since last season, but thinks it is shit, then what does that say about him .
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Hooliganism

.As with all large city teams the club attracted a number of hooligans in the 1960s.^ The represent squad is missing a number of key players that would make all the difference to our team.
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^ All we have to do is look to our own history and compare the present team to the many other united clubs that DID play the game that we are all craving.
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During the late 1970s and early 1980s, a group of teenagers calling themselves "The Subway Army" would ambush fans in the subway adjacent to the ground. They attended only selected games and many of the members claimed that they were not actually Wolves fans. Indeed, on visits to several away fixtures, including Leeds, they stood apart from the travelling Wolves supporters, and the vast majority of Wolves supporters have never had any involvement with hooliganism.
The Subway Army were eventually dissolved due to the large number of arrests and were replaced by other groups. Many of this faction were arrested in one of the nationally organised police dawn raids, under code name Operation Growth or "Get Rid of Wolverhampton's Troublesome Hooligans".[43]

Sponsorship

The club are sponsored by internet gambling company Sportingbet. In addition to becoming the official gambling partner of Wolverhampton Wanderers, the deal sees Sportingbet.com branding on the home and away kits, as well as the club website and in prominent positions around Molineux. This two-year deal began in June 2009.[44]
.Previous shirt sponsors include Tatung (1982–86), Benjamin Perry (1986), Staw Distribution (1986–88), Manders Paint & Ink (1988–90), Goodyear (1990–2002), Doritos (2002–04) and Chaucer Consulting (2004–09).^ Tottenham Hotspurs (H), 09/04/2004 (2) .

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Charity

.Wolves Aid is the biggest club charity in football[45], supporting both the local community in Wolverhampton and abroad[46] with specific focus on the disadvantaged and disabled.^ Warning about Wolverhampton Wanderers chants to football fans: Wolves chants sung by Wolves supporters and other WWFC songs & Wolverhampton Wanderers football chant lyrics may cause offence.
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^ The latest rib ticklers from your club’s terrace wits… Wolverhampton Wanderers Funny Football Chants .
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[47].
.The Wolves in the Community scheme, which began in 1991, seeks to encourage more people to support, be involved in and play football in the community.^ Honestly, out of all the years I have been watching United play football, I have never been more bored and frustrated as I am this season.
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^ My God, Wolves never came to OT today to play a game of football.
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Its initiative formed, and has sustained, the Twilight and Midnight Leagues in 1998, a social inclusion football project in areas of the city that aims to reduce levels of anti-social behaviour.[45] The project has its own Development Centre to which it invites youngsters at Under 7/8s, 10s, 12s and 13/14s levels. The teams take part in friendly matches against other development groups and teams.

Honours

.In the all-time table since the league's inception in 1888, Wolves sit in the all-time top four, behind only Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal in terms of all time league position.^ Wolves’ last win away to Manchester United came on 9 February 1980.
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^ And my argument about Valencia and Anderson not being good enough for United were based on facts… So I don’t understand how I’m supposed to be joking all the time?
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.Cumulatively, they are the eighth most successful club, behind Chelsea, with 13 major trophy wins (see English Football Records).^ WIN TICKETS TO SEE CHELSEA V SUNDERLAND theshed.chelseafc.com 22:30 09-Jan-10 .
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^ Reply Grognard says: December 16th, 2009 at 20:27 @ Onkar : This clubs winning and continued success is completely due to Fergie.
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.Uniquely, they are the only club to have won titles in five different Football League divisions,[49] and in 1988, their Fourth Division title glory made them the first team to have been champions of all four professional leagues in English football, although this feat has since been matched by Burnley in 1992 and Preston in 1996. They remain the only club to have won all top national cups (FA Cup, Football League Cup and Football League Trophy).^ Portsmouth was not that entertaining when they won the FA cup.
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^ The article fails to say that all fans have rights and individual freedoms that allow them to support the team in any way they please.
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^ All of a sudden the useless Louis Saha was getting more games and starting the League Cup final.
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.During their 1950s domination of English football, Wolves were the first team to pass the 100-goal mark for three seasons in succession, in consecutive 1957/58, 1958/59 and 1959/60 seasons.^ That was his reserve team and all we could do is score three goals and create about a half dozen great chances?
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^ As for just one pass, his pass for Giggsy for our first goal in our 2-0 win over Pompey in April.
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^ Reply Shyam says: December 15th, 2009 at 22:39 @ Darth Red Diablo : Ohh come on!!… he was in the first team at the start of the season and his performances were so not upto the mark that an anonymous Frenchman started taking his place..
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.They are also the first team to score 7,000 league goals[51] and trail only Manchester United in terms of total league goals as of the end of the 2008-09 season.^ Reply Gabriel says: December 17th, 2009 at 23:10 @ owen : What about the six goals he has scored so far this season??
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^ It’s down to the fact we haven’t got the talent and finesse to break down teams and score lots of goals.
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^ So when season ends and he has scored under 15 goals I won’t call him a flop because I don’t expect anything from such a situation .
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League

  • Champions: 1931–32, 1976–77, 2008–09
  • Runners-up: 1966–67, 1982–83
  • Play-off winners: 2003
  • Champions: 1923–24, 1988–89
  • Champions: 1987–88

Cup

  • Winners: 1974, 1980
  • Semi-finalists: 1973

Minor honours

  • Winners: 1971
  • Winners: 1958
  • Runners-up: 1953, 1954, 1962, 1976

Club records

Gates
  • Attendance: 61,315 — Liverpool (FA Cup Fifth Round, 11 February 1939)
  • Gate receipts: £525,000 — West Bromwich Albion (Championship play-off semi-final, 13 May 2007)
Wins/Losses
  • Best league win: 10-1 — Leicester City (Division 2, 15 April 1938)
  • Worst league loss: 1-10 — Newton Heath (Division 1, 15 October 1892)
  • Best cup win: 14-0 — Cresswell's Brewery (FA Cup Second Round, 13 November 1886)
Appearances
  • International appearances: 105 caps — Billy Wright (England, 1946–59)
  • League appearances: 501 (609 total) — Derek Parkin (1967–82)
Goals
  • League goals: 250 — Steve Bull (1986–99)
  • League goals in a season: 38 — Dennis Westcott (Division 1, 1946–47)
  • Most goals in a season: 52 - Steve Bull (Fourth Division, 1987/1988)
  • Most goals in Europe: 12 - Derek Dougan (1967-75)
Fees

External links

References & notes

  1. ^ The Daily Mail, as a prime example, published the headline "Hail Wolves, champions of the world"
  2. ^ Boyle, Peter; "Caught in Time: Wolves, 1958-59, pioneers in Europe" TimesOnline.co.uk,12 November 2006 (Retrieved: 17 July 2009)
  3. ^ Main local rivals are West Bromwich Albion, Aston Villa and Birmingham City; with lesser rivalries with Stoke City and Walsall
  4. ^ "the headlines belonged to my favourite team, Wolves. Even then kids liked to follow the successful team: they always appear more glamorous for that reason. I must have filled up half a dozen scrapbooks, and I wish I still had them. It was reading those reports of the Wolves games that got me hooked. I became aware of the great traditions of the Wolves team and their exploits domestically and internationally...I was originally inspired by Wolves, because of the glamorous international ties they were involved in...Wolves were one of the first to play under floodlights, and there was just an extra-special feeling about a game being played in the evening. It was sheer theatre." George Best, Hard Tackles and Dirty Baths: The inside story of football's golden era: Ebury Press
  5. ^ Matthew Spiro (12 May 2006). "Hats off to Hanot". UEFA.com. http://www.uefa.com/magazine/news/Kind=512/newsId=419682.html. Retrieved 10 July 2006. 
  6. ^ George Best, Hard Tackles and Dirty Baths: The inside story of football's golden era: Ebury Press
  7. ^ This was later achieved by Tottenham Hotspur in 1961
  8. ^ "McCarthy wants to sign old heads". BBC Sport. 2006-07-24. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/wolverhampton_wanderers/5210290.stm. 
  9. ^ "Morgan completes Wolves takeover". BBC News Online. 2007-08-09. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/wolverhampton_wanderers/6937817.stm. 
  10. ^ "Wolves sell to Morgan: club statement" DailyMail.co.uk, 21 May 2007 (Retrieved: 17 July 2009)
  11. ^ "Wolves make Doyle record signing" News.BBC.co.uk (Sport), 30 June 2009 (Retrieved: 17 July 2009)
  12. ^ Parker, Ian; "Wolves sign midfielder Milijas" Independent.co.uk, 15 June 2009 (Retrieved: 17 July 2009)
  13. ^ "Wolves sign Zubar" PremierLeague.com, 4 July 2009 (Retrieved: 17 July 2009)
  14. ^ Arrowsmith, Aidan; "1984: Wolves' recurring nightmare" Guardian.co.uk, 25 May 2003 (Retrieved: 17 July 2009)
  15. ^ a b "Historical Football Kits: Wolverhampton Wanderers" HistoricalKits.co.uk (Retrieved: 17 July 2009)
  16. ^ "Molineux in line for revamp" ExpressAndStar.com, 10 November 2007 (Retrieved: 17 July 2009)
  17. ^ http://www.wolves.co.uk/page/News/0,,10307~1973466,00.html
  18. ^ http://www.wolves.co.uk/page/News/0,,10307~1973466,00.html
  19. ^ "I've Got Your Number". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.. 10 August 2009. http://www.wolves.co.uk/ive-got-your-number-20090810_2264227_1749228/0,,10307~1749228~1,00.html. 
  20. ^ "DJ extends loan til end of season". bristolrovers.co.uk. 2010-03-16. http://www.bristolrovers.co.uk/page/LatestNews/0,,10328~1995552,00.html. 
  21. ^ "Shackell stays". doncasterroversfc.co.uk. 2009-12-31. http://www.doncasterroversfc.co.uk/page/News/0,,10329~1919407,00.html. 
  22. ^ "Posh Sign Wolves Right-Back". theposh.com. 2010-03-02. http://www.theposh.com/page/NewsDetail/0,,10427~1981862,00.html. 
  23. ^ "QPR sign Matt Hill on loan from Wolves". BBC Sport. 2010-01-25. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/q/qpr/8478849.stm. 
  24. ^ "Exeter City re-sign George Friend from Wolves". BBC Sport. 4 March 2010. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/e/exeter_city/8550228.stm. 
  25. ^ "Ikeme To Stay A Loan Ranger". qpr.co.uk. 2010-01-29. http://www.wolves.co.uk/page/News/0,,10307~1948580,00.html. 
  26. ^ "Bristol City sign striker Stefan Maierhofer from Wolves". BBC Sport. 15 March 2010. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/bristol_city/8569240.stm. 
  27. ^ "Danny Set To Stay For Season". wolves.co.uk. 15 October 2009. http://www.wolves.co.uk/page/News/0,,10307~1826802,00.html. 
  28. ^ "Malone Heads To Southend". wolves.co.uk. 2009-11-24. http://www.wolves.co.uk/page/News/0,,10307~1884933,00.html. 
  29. ^ "It's Just Like Beating Brazil!" Wolves.co.uk, 18 July 2009 (Retrieved: 12 August 2009)
  30. ^ "More Cup Progress For Wolves Academy" Wolves.co.uk, 24 July 2009 (Retrieved: 12 August 2009)
  31. ^ "Coaching Staff: Manager — Mick McCarthy" Wolves.co.uk, 6 August 2009 (Retrieved: 12 August 2009)
  32. ^ "Halsall makes switch to Wolves" TeamTalk.com (12 August 2009)
  33. ^ "Hall of Fame". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.. http://www.wolves.co.uk/page/HallOfFameIndex/0,,10307,00.html. 
  34. ^ "New South Wolves" NSWolves.com (Retrieved: 12 August 2009)
  35. ^ "Melbourne Wolves Supporters' Club" Members.Optusnet.com.au/~willisam (Retrieved: 12 August 2009)
  36. ^ "Swede Wolves" SwedeWolves.com (Retrieved: 12 August 2009)
  37. ^ "Berlin Wolves" Geocities.com/BerlinWolves (Retrieved: 12 August 2009)
  38. ^ "Wolverhampton Wanderers Supporters Club (Malta)" MaltaWolves.blogspot.com (Retrieved: 12 August 2009)
  39. ^ "Viking Wolves" VikingWolves.com (Retrieved: 12 August 2009)
  40. ^ The offending lyrics were "Fuck off West Brom"
  41. ^ "Can we play you every week?" News.BBC.co.uk (Sport), 28 November 2001 (Retrieved: 12 August 2009)
  42. ^ "Wolverhampton Council (Licensing and Environmental Protection Panel) Meeting" Wolverhampton.gov.uk, 21 May 2003 (Retrieved: 12 August 2009)
  43. ^ Gary Armstrong and Dick Hobbs (1994). "Tackled from behind". in Richard Giulianotti, Norman Bonney and Mike Hepworth. Football, Violence and Social Identity. London: Routledge. pp. 196–228. ISBN 0415098386. 
  44. ^ "Exclusive: Major New Sponsor Announcement" Wolves.co.uk, 31 March 2009 (Retrieved: 12 August 2009)
  45. ^ a b "Shortlist in Focus: Community" Football-League.co.uk 27 March 2009 (Retrieved: 12 August 2009)
  46. ^ "Wolves Aid". Bridgemere Group. http://www.bridgemere-group.co.uk/wolves_aid.html. 
  47. ^ Wolverhampton Voice. Spring 2009. pp. 12. http://www.w-n-c.org/files/WVoice%20Winter%2011.pdf. 
  48. ^ a b "England — Professional Football All-Time Tables 1888/89–2008/09" RSSSF.com (Retrieved: 12 August 2009)
  49. ^ Ingle, Sean; Hughes, Matt; "Wolves: The only team to have won it all" Guardian.co.uk, 9 August 2001 (Retrieved: 17 July 2009)
  50. ^ "Wolves completed the set when they won the (then) Sherpa Van Trophy in 1988. Apart from four FA Cups (1893, 1908, 1949, 1960), three First Division championships (1953-54, 1957-58, 1958-59) and two League Cups (1974, 1980), the Wolves set also includes the Charity Shield (beating Forest in 1959), the FA Youth Cup (1958) and the Anglo-Scottish Cup (1971). Having also won the Second Division (1931-32, 1976-77), the Third Division (1988-89), the Third Division North (1923-24) and the Fourth Division (1987-88)", only the renamed Championship remained and was duly completed (2008-09). Bryant, Tom; Roopanarine, Les; Chesterton, George; "KNOWLEDGE ARCHIVE" Guardian.co.uk, 3 October 2007 (Retrieved: 12 August 2009)
  51. ^ "Club Records" Wolves.co.uk, 19 September 2008 (Retrieved: 17 July 2009)
Preceded by
Mansfield Town
Football League Trophy Winners
1987-88
Succeeded by
Bolton Wanderers

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