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April 6, 2019

Hibbitt: Wolves’ name could be on the Cup – providing I stay away

Kenny Hibbitt is staying away from Wembley in the hope that Wolves’ FA Cup dream will come true. The legendary Wolves midfielder, who won two League Cups in his 16 years at Molineux, fears he will bring bad luck on his beloved club by attending the FA Cup semi-final against Watford after they have lost on the last two occasions he has watched the team on their travels. “I am not going to the semi-final because I feel I might be a kiss of death on us,” said the 68-year-old, who scored 114 goals in 574 games for Wolves from…

Parkin wants Nuno’s Wolves to win after shedding a tear at semi-final loss

Derek Parkin admits he shed a tear at missing out on an FA Cup final with Wolves. The club’s record appearance holder is hoping Nuno Espirito Santo’s side put the record straight at Wembley tomorrow against Watford after he missed out on the Wembley showpiece three times. Parkin, now 71, was one of four players who played in three consecutive losing semi-finals in just eight years with John McAlle, Kenny Hibbitt and John Richards. But, like his old team-mates, it was the 1-0 defeat to Leeds in 1973 that he still feels aggrieved about. Richards struck a shot that hit…

King John – National could hold the key to Wolves’ destiny!

John Richards believes he knows what could hold the key to Wolves’ Wembley destiny tomorrow – the Grand National! The one-time Molineux idol and king goalscorer reckons it’s too much of a coincidence that the last time the same horse has won back-to-back Grand Nationals, Wolves played Manchester City in a Wembley final. Tiger Roll, the 4-1 favourite, won a thrilling National today to become the first horse since Red Rum 45 years ago to win the Aintree race back-to-back. Manchester City face the winners of Wolves and Watford in the FA Cup final after beating Brighton 1-0 at Wembley…

Meet the Wolves favourite who is travelling on the fans’ coaches

John McAlle is sampling one first tomorrow – and is hoping for another. The former Wolves defender, now 69, reckons he will be travelling on a coach for the first time since he hung up his boots more than three decades ago as he joins supporters on Wolves Official Travel for the FA Cup semi-final against Watford at Wembley. And after playing in three losing FA Cup semi-finals as a player – a series he shares with team-mates Derek Parkin, Kenny Hibbitt and John Richards – he is finally hoping to make it fourth time lucky this weekend. McAlle, who…

McGhee: Why I benched Bull and Keane – and dedicate Cup win to this man

Mark McGhee has revealed why he ‘benched’ Steve Bull and Robbie Keane in Wolves’ last FA Cup semi-final – and who they should dedicate a Cup victory to. McGhee, now 61, was manager when Wolves were beaten 1-0 by Arsenal at Villa Park in 1998, but for years fans have wondered by why he didn’t start the game with the two goalscorers. Wolves, who face Watford at Wembley in their first semi-final since that day tomorrow, never looked like retrieving Christopher Wreh’s 12th-minute goal and the Gunners went on to win the Double. Bull replaced Don Goodman in the 68th…

Coady urges Wolves: Have no Wembley regrets

Conor Coady has urged Wolves to make sure they have no Wembley regrets tomorrow after admitting he felt ‘horrible’ as an FA Cup semi-final loser. The Wolves captain is the only player in the current squad who has reached the last four of the competition before, with Sheffield United in 2014. The Blades, then in League One, went down 5-3 to Hull, who were in the Premier League at the time, after leading 2-1 at half-time. Wolves take on Watford for a place in the final this weekend and Coady doesn’t want to experience that sinking feeling again. “It was…