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March 2020

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…

Gray and Richards in message to the current Wolves as League Cup win celebrated

Andy Gray and John Richards re-united to hit the target with a message to the current Wolves heroes as the club’s last major trophy win was celebrated. Gray, who scored the only goal in the 1980 League Cup final against Nottingham Forest, sent a video message which was broadcast in front of his former team-mates and 130 supporters at a charity lunch at the Mount Hotel in Tettenhall Wood, Wolverhampton, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Wembley success. And the message was clear: To truly stand comparison with the 1980 side, Nuno Espirito Santo’s exciting side need to win…

Show must go on as Wolves fans and favourites celebrate League Cup win

It will be a case of ‘The show must go on’ as Wolves fans and favourites prepare to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the club’s last major trophy win in Wolverhampton this weekend. A special charity celebration lunch at the Mount Hotel in Tettenhall will be attended by 130 supporters and seven players from the 1980 League Cup winning squad on Sunday, March 15. Hosted by Wolves fanatic Jason Guy and former Molineux midfielder Steve Daley, the event is taking place four decades to the day since the famous 1-0 win over European champions and reigning League Cup holders Nottingham…

Wolves chairman Jeff Shi urges fans to stay safe and says ‘We will get through this’

Wolves chairman Jeff Shi has issued a message to supporters to stay safe amid the coronavirus pandemic, and insists the club will return stronger. Shi wants to reassure fans in the crisis, which has seen the Premier League and Europa League shut down until at least Saturday, April 4, but warned them not to underestimate the virus. In addition, Molineux, the Academy and the Wolves Foundation are to be closed from Sunday, March 15 to April 4. Wolves striker Patrick Cutrone, on loan at Italian club Fiorentina, is one of four players and/or staff at the Serie A club to…

Wolves striker Patrick Cutrone is one of four at Fiorentina with coronavirus

Wolves striker Patrick Cutrone is one of four players and staff at Fiorentina to test positive for coronavirus. The Italian, 22, is on an 18-month loan deal at the Serie A club, joining in January, six months after joining Wolves from AC Milan for £16m. Fiorentina confirmed Cutrone, Argentine defender German Pezzella and physiotherapist Stefano Dainelli all had coronavirus. Serbian forward Dusan Vlahovic tested positive for the virus on Friday. In a statement, the club said: “Patrick Cutrone and German Pezzella and physiotherapist Stefano Dainelli underwent tests, as they were showing some symptoms. “All three (were) positive and are in…