Tag: Wolverhampton Wanderers

Video of the Day: Sheffield Wednesday vs Wolves, September 1967

Sheffield Wednesday travel to Molineux this weekend to play a mid-table Wolverhampton Wanderers team having already booked a place in the Football League Championship play-offs with a game to spare. It’s been a long time – sixteen years – since the club was last in the Premier League, a spell even longer than their last break between top flight appearances, which ran from 1970 until 1984, and our video this morning comes from towards the end of one of their previous stays in the First Division. At the end of September 1967, Wednesday were riding something of the crest...

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Video of the Day: FA Cup – Arsenal vs Wolves, August 1973

Not every innovation that the Football Association has ever brought to the FA Cup has been a raging success. Semi-finals being played at Wembley and a 5.15 kick-off for the final, for example, have proved less than popular in recent times. By the end of the 1960s it was clear that attendances that had spiked in the years following the end of the second world war had been a spike rather than a long-term trend, and the increased opportunities offered by television gave all concerned an opportunity to make a little more money, so it was that for the...

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Video of the Day: Burnley vs Wolverhampton Wanderers, April 1983

Burnley go into this afternoon’s round of Football League Championship matches four points clear at the top of the table, and it seems increasingly likely that the club will be making a return to the Premier League come the end of this season after just the one season away. A home match against a mid-table Wolverhampton Wanderers this afternoon will be expected to bring the club a further three points, but this is a match of enormous history, one that goes back to the very beginnings of league football in this country. Both of these clubs were founder members...

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The 200% Hall of Fame: Steve Bull

Last October, the 200% Podcast gave out the first of its Hall of Fame awards. In lieu of having the resources to be able to send them anything of actual value, we promised at that time that we would eventually get around to writing some words and creating a picture to mark their inclusion, and here’s the second in this series, Wolverhampton Wanderers and England’s Steve Bull, as remembered by one Edward Carter.   Head down and stampeding towards goal, the concept of nominal determinism reached an apotheosis in Steve Bull, arguably one of the greatest players ever seen...

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Video of the Day: Watford vs Wolverhampton Wanderers, January 1981

The late 1970s and early 1980s were an exciting time to be a Watford supporter. Under the stewardship of Graham Taylor, the Hornets had been promoted from the Fourth Division in 1978 and had managed a second successive promotion a year later, and while the club’s upward ascent had stalled slightly in the second tier of the English league system, by the time of the Fourth Round of the FA Cup in 1981 it was comfortably positioned in a mid-table position in the Second Division and still looking in an upward direction. The 1980/81 season would finish with Watford...

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