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2019

Wolves legend Bully honoured with tribute from Ian Rush

Wolves fans came to salute their idol, but fittingly, Steve Bull was honoured with a tribute from his own hero. More than 20 years after hanging up his boots, supporters still sing his name, and on Friday night, it was Bully’s turn to take the plaudits from someone he looked up to – Liverpool legend Ian Rush. A video tribute from the Anfield goal machine was the fitting endpiece and pinnacle of an emotional night in the third of the outstanding They Wore The Shirt series superbly organised by the tireless Steve Plant, after similar annual events honouring Derek Parkin…

Shi in fresh appeal for investment in Wolves but Fosun will never sell shares

Wolves chairman Jeff Shi has again opened the door to new investment in the club – but stressed Fosun will never sell their shares. Fosun are reportedly having to absorb a £1bn hit after the collapse of travel firm Thomas Cook, but they have stressed that would not affect funding of Wolves. Shi said in the summer Fosun would welcome fresh investment in the club and he has re-iterated that plea in China. “We welcome any new partnership, new funding, new sponsorship to help us, to grow together with us. And to push the club to a high level in…

Wolves man Doc reveals skin cancer scare – and what happened

Wolves wing back Matt Doherty has revealed how he averted a potential skin cancer scare last month. The 27-year-old missed Ireland’s last two Euro 2020 qualifiers, a 1-1 draw against Switzerland and a 3-1 win over Bulgaria, to undergo a procedure at the beginning of September. Wolves’ longest-serving player has now revealed he had a growth removed from his lip, admitting skin cancer had been mentioned, but not in worrying terms. “It was something like a freckle. I thought it was nothing but the doc saw it,” said Doherty, speaking in Dublin before Saturday’s qualifier away to Georgia. “I told…

Ally: Wolves should use Euro fan ban to their advantage

Alistair Robertson believes Wolves should use their fan ban to their advantage. Wolves supporters will not be allowed to watch their Europa League tie at ŠK Slovan Bratislava after UEFA ruled the game, on October 24, will be played behind closed doors. The Slovakia side’s appeal against the ruling was rejected by UEFA after racist chanting marred their Europa League play-off against Greek side PAOK FC on August 22. UEFA also fined Slovan £82,000. Robertson captained Wolves when their fans were banned for six away games from August 1987 after serious crowd trouble at the opening-day fixture at Scarborough, almost…

Wolves fans denied chance to watch Euro tie live after Slovan appeal fails

Wolves fans will not be allowed to watch the team in their Europa League tie at ŠK Slovan Bratislava after UEFA ruled the game will be played behind closed doors. The Slovakia side’s appeal against the ruling was rejected by UEFA after a number of supporter incidents during their Europa League play-off fixture against Greek side PAOK FC on August 22. UEFA’s sanction means Wolves supporters won’t be able to attend the Group K game on October 24, which will come as a major blow to fans hoping to follow the team during the club’s first European campaign in almost…

Four Wolves casualties – but they should be back soon

Wolves are nursing four casualties this international break – but the quartet are not expected to be out for long. Romain Saiss, Morgan Gibbs-White, Pedro Neto and Diogo Jota have minor injuries and are currently undergoing treatment at Compton Park during the international break. Saiss came off with a hamstring injury sustained when he cleared the ball for a throw-in after 13 minutes in Sunday’s 2-0 win at Manchester City, and Ryan Bennett replaced him. Versatile defender or midfielder Saiss has been withdrawn from the Morocco squad to face Libya and Gabon in home friendlies on Friday and Tuesday respectively.…

Sparky off to winning start as Wolves U23s win at Derby U23s in Premier League Cup

Derby County Under-23s 1 Wolves Under-23s 2. Mark Kennedy got off to a winning start with Wolves Under-23s as they beat Derby 2-1 in the Premier League Cup at Pride Park. Wolves, with Kennedy in caretaker charge following the departure of Rob Edwards to the FA, scored twice from set-pieces in a tie where they were second best in terms of possession to Darren Wassall’s side. Victory exacted some revenge for a defeat to the Rams by the same scoreline in the same competition last season. Wolves started well and took an 11th-minute lead when striker Benny Ashley-Seal headed home…

Nuno wants Wolves’ performance at City as the standard

Nuno Espirito Santo wants Wolves to maintain the magnificent levels they showed in the superb win at Manchester City. Wolves stunned the footballing world with the 2-0 victory at the Etihad which has blasted a massive hole in the champions’ hopes of retaining the title. The win was Wolves’ first at the home of a defending champion in over 35 overs, their first in the top flight away to City since December 1979 and their first in the blue half of Manchester for over two decades. It came just 72 hours after they beat Besiktas 1-0 away in the Europa…

Wolves midfielder Gibbs-White pulls out of England U21 squad with injury

Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White has withdrawn from the England Under-21 squad to face Slovenia and Austria. Gibbs-White and Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood have pulled out of Aidy Boothroyd’s squad with back injuries, while Arsenal’s Reiss Nelson is struggling with a knee problem and is also out. Sam Surridge and Ben Wilmot, who are both on loan at Swansea from Bournemouth and Watford respectively, have been called up to provide cover for the Young Lions. Gibbs-White, who has been capped three times at Under-21 level, adds to Wolves’ injury list which includes Diogo Jota (toe), Bruno Jordao (ankle ligaments) and…

Wolves hero Traore has ‘gone from learner in Ferrari to passing test’ – Keown

Martin Keown claims Wolves hero Adama Traore has gone from being ‘a learner driver at the wheel of a Ferrari’ to passing his test. The former Arsenal and England defender believes the Spanish speedster has added the end product to go with his blistering pace after scoring both goals in Wolves’ stunning 2-0 win at Manchester City on Sunday. Traore was a standout performer in a team of Wolves matchwinners at the Etihad as they made history as the first team to win at the Etihad and stop City scoring in a game under Pep Guardiola. Wolves won at the…