WolvesBite asked you for your Molineux memories as the club celebrated its 130th anniversary of playing at the famous old ground. Thanks for all the responses; here are a selection of what we have received.
Supporter since 1974. 45 years – my God! 1980 night game, I was at the top of the old South Bank. Emlyn Hughes had recently switched from Liverpool to us and we smashed one of the best teams in the world. Nicked a glass of me dad’s brew that night when I got in even though I weren’t 18. Great night.
Stuart Hathaway. Age 53 (I think). Black Country boy born but now live in London.
Might be a strange memorable memory but mine was v Hartlepool 1988 (I think) – a
Bully hat-trick and Wolves won Fourth Division title.
Start of the comeback after years is misery standing in the South Bank with only a few for company.
(Ed – Bully’s hat-trick against Hartlepool came on May 9, 1987 as Wolves finished fourth and were about to go into the play-offs, which they ended up losing 3-0 to Aldershot over two legs. The following season, on May 2, 1988, Bully scored both in a 2-0 win as Wolves were crowned Fourth Division champions).
I have been attending matches at the Mol since 1953, aged four. I started going with my parents. Most Saturdays there were two matches, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, then I went with my dad up to about the age of eight. I then travelled on my own from Hill Top, West Bromwich to Wednesbury, got the bus to Darlaston, then the old trolley bus to Wolverhampton.
So many memories, like the time I had a SEAT in the South Bank around 1955!
My dad came home from work one day and had a bag in his hand. I asked what was in the bag and he replied ‘wait until Saturday’. Saturday came and out of the bag came a seat with angle iron that went in between the holes of the corrugated sheets at the back of the stand, so no more standing on a two-three inch piece of metal that the sheets were attached to whilst holding on to the stanchion that held the roof on!
Favourite match – probably the 1958 FA Youth Cup final v Chelsea (another story to that one). Also the match v the unmentionables where we won 7-0 (1963). So very many happy memories and still coming.
Season ticket holder since 1972.
Birthplace: Stafford St, Wednesbury.
Claim to fame? Worked with Norman Deeley @ the Austin, Longbridge.
Been watching them since 1961. Loads of good and bad so here are a few:-
Kenny Hibbitt four goals against Newcastle (1974).
Dougan home debut hat-trick (1967).
The two Man United FA Cup games in the 1960s when we were 2-0 up in both and eventually lost both (1965 and 1966).
Waggy goal v Arsenal in the snow (won 5-1, November 1971).
Bully being Bully.
The Sheff Wed penalty shootout (1995).
The Leicester 4-3 games (2003 and 2019).
The 0-6 Southampton game (2006).
Peter Knowles signing off (1969).
European games under the lights.
Everton at home in the FA Cup when we lost 1-0 (1967). Biggest home crowd I was ever in (53,439).
0-6 Liverpool game with Alun Evans and BOSWELL (1968).
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