Tag: Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolverhampton Wanderers: Paul Lambert & A Clash Of Cultures

Expectations weren’t especially high before a ball was kicked last August, but even despite this last season was a distinctly underwhelming one for Wolverhampton Wanderers. Tentative optimism at the arrival of new Chinese owners in the Black Country was tempered by their counter-intuitive decision to hire Walter Zenga as head coach last summer, and those who held reservation over the former Italian national team goalkeeper’s suitability for the position likely felt vindicated when Zenga was removed from his position at the club at the end of October, with his team sitting in eighteenth place in the Championship table, having...

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Wolves: Starting As They Mean To Go On?

After several which had felt somewhat eventful, last season was one of mists and mellow fruitfulness for Wolverhampton Wanderers. In 2009, the club had returned to the Premier League after an absence of five years and stayed there for three seasons before being relegated back into the Football League Championship. From here on, something of a rollercoaster period in the club’s history began to take shape. Wolves were relegated for a second successive season before being promoted back from League One with one hundred and three points, narrowly missing out on a place in the play-offs for a place...

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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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