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August 12, 2019

Former Wolves winger Kites announces decision to retire

Former Wolves winger Michael Kightly has announced his retirement at the age of 33. Kightly made 425 career appearances, including 127 in gold and black, and played in the Premier League for Wolves, Stoke and Burnley. But he has decided to call it a day because he no longer feels he can do what he used to do. Basildon-born Kightly had a year left on his contract with Southend, where he started and finished his career, but felt it was the right decision to quit now. “It’s frustrating when your legs can’t do what they used to do,” said Kightly.…

Dendoncker shocked VAR even checked Wolves goal – but admits decision was right

Wolves midfielder Leander Dendoncker admitted seeing his goal chalked off at Leicester was hard to take but he accepts the new rules. The Belgium international thought he had put Nuno Espirito Santo’s side ahead at the King Power Stadium after he fired home from eight yards, but his initial header hit the arm of the unsighted Willy Boly beforehand, rendering it void under new rules brought in this season which state goals cannot be allowed after a handball in the build-up. “We fought really hard to keep a clean sheet, and then we managed to score, but it got cancelled…

Wolves cannot complain over VAR disallowed goal – Hibbitt

Kenny Hibbitt understands Wolves fans’ frustrations but insists his old club can have no complaints at their disallowed goal at Leicester. The Molineux legend, now one of the Premier League’s longest-serving referees assessors, was in the stands at the King Power Stadium for Sunday’s 0-0 draw. The 68-year-old watched as Leander Dendoncker’s effort was ruled out by VAR after an accidental handball from Willy Boly was spotted in the build-up. Like all the Premier League managers and coaches, Hibbitt has been shown the workings of VAR and the new rule changes this summer. The former midfielder believes the decision followed…