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2020

Wolves players donate six-figure sum to city hospital to help fight

Wolves have donated a six-figure sum to the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust to assist the city’s efforts in fighting Covid-19. The donation to the Trust, which provides services at New Cross Hospital, West Park Hospital, Cannock Chase Hospital and several community and primary care sites, will aid the work being carried out by frontline services across the city and help part-fund and equip the additional capacity that is currently being built at New Cross. The first-team squad, staff and head coach Nuno Espirito Santo have all contributed to the donation. Wolves captain Conor Coady said: “All of us in the…

Jota insists Wolves players have all they need to cope through crisis

Diogo Jota insists Wolves players have all they need to cope during the lockdown caused by the coronavirus. Like all professional clubs, Wolves have shut down, with Molineux and the training ground closed for several weeks under the government’s guidelines. Players have been given individual training plans to keep fit while football worldwide remains on hold after FIFA’s announcement on Sunday that the suspension of the game is indefinite. Several Wolves players have posted pictures and videos of themselves working out at home, including Raul Jimenez, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves and Leonardo Campana, who is now recovered after suffering from…

Wolves star Doc admits training alone is proving tough

Wolves wing back Matt Doherty admits training on your own during the lockdown due to coronavirus is proving mentally tough. Players have been given their own workouts to do since the training ground was shut some two weeks ago under the government’s guidelines to beat the pandemic. Some Wolves players have posted videos and pictures on social media of themselves and their partners working out at home, including Raul Jimenez and Joao Moutinho, while others such as Ruben Vinagre and Leonardo Campana have put up footage of them doing the toilet roll ‘keepy-uppy’ challenge. All professional football has been put…

Wolves’ search for new sporting director put on hold

Wolves’ search for a sporting director has been put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. The club are seeking a replacement for Kevin Thelwell, who joined Major League outfit New York Red Bulls in February. But it’s understood the process for Thelwell’s successor has been placed into cold storage because of the worldwide shutdown and will not re-commence until normality resumes. The club had started to speak to possible candidates, through a recruitment company, before the outbreak which has caused all elite football to be postponed until at least April 30. Wolves have also been working without a managing…

Paul Butler joins Wolves’ campaign to keep in touch with vulnerable fans

Wolves are continuing their efforts to reach out to vulnerable supporters during the coronavirus – with former captain Paul Butler joining the ranks today. Butler, who captained Wolves to the Premier League for the first time in 2002-03, has joined Matt Murray, Steve Bull, John Richards, Kenny Hibbitt, Steve Daley, Willie Carr, Phil Parkes and Geoff Palmer telephoning fans through the ‘Wolves at Home’ campaign launched last week, through the club and Wolves Foundation. Following the announcement to postpone the Premier League until April 30 at the earliest, the scheme is aimed at checking in and keeping in touch with…

Raul re-iterates desire to stay at Wolves amid Real Madrid ‘interest’

Raul Jimenez has re-iterated his desire to stay at Wolves – whether they qualify for the Champions League or not. Wolves are currently sixth in the Premier League, five points off the top four with nine games to go of the season with all football on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. The shutdown will go on until April 30 at the earliest, with reports now suggesting clubs are in favour of the season being completed in June and July behind closed doors, with matches live on TV. Jimenez has been a sensation at Wolves, scoring 22 goals in 44…

Happy birthday Bully – why he was a special goalscorer and what made him a Wolves great

Crew cut hair, elbows jutting out, that aeroplane celebration…this description could only belong to one man if you’re a Wolves fan. Steve Bull turns 55 today, a fact hard to believe if you watched him in his pomp well over two decades ago. With all the weirdness and uncertainty in our lives at the moment, I thought I’d try to give us some light relief and relive some memories of one of the biggest heroes to have pulled on a Wolves shirt. The main thing that made Bully special was obvious – goals, and bags full of them. But the…

Win a Wolves League Cup print to raise funds for Claire Elliott’s cancer treatment

Wolvesbite.com is hoping to raise funds for Wolves fanatic Claire Elliott’s cancer treatment. We’re offering a framed limited edition print of the 1980 League Cup final celebrations at Wembley, signed by eight of the Wolves team, to the highest bidder. All the money from the winning offer will go to Claire’s GoFundMe page set up to raise cash for her treatment. Wolvesbite.com editor Tim Nash decided to donate the print after winning the prize from a ‘true or false’ quiz at a charity lunch at The Mount Hotel in Tettenhall on March 15 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the…

Wolves join rivals in attempt to stop Man City appealing to stay in Europe

Wolves are understood to be one of the leading Premier League clubs trying to stop Manchester City from playing in the Champions League. City were handed a two-year ban from European competition by UEFA in February and fined £25m for breaching Financial Fair Play rules. The Premier League champions are currently awaiting the result of their appeal. City have denied any wrongdoing and have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), but their domestic rivals have now clubbed together to oppose them. Wolves are one of eight out of the current top 10 clubs in the Premier League table…

Wolves and Fosun donate vital supplies to Wolverhampton hospital

Wolves and owners Fosun have donated thousands of pieces of protective equipment to the city of Wolverhampton to help fight coronavirus. The charitable arm of Wolves’ owners Fosun International have bought 500 tape-sealed ‘red-zone’ coveralls (all in one white boiler suits), 800 medical coveralls and 1,000 N95 masks. Coordinated by Wolves Foundation at Molineux, the consignment was distributed to The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and Public Health teams to support and protect front-line services. This is the seventh delivery of medical supplies shipped out to overseas regions under Fosun’s ‘Global Covid-19 Relief Programme’. Wolves executive chairman Jeff Shi said: “Our…