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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…

Wolves close their Academy and all fixtures put on hold

Wolves have closed their Academy and postponed fixtures in line with the Premier League’s temporary shutdown due to the coronavirus. The club has also closed its Development Centre and all pre-Academy activity until April 4. Due to the closures, all Academy matches due to take place during the coming weeks have also been postponed. This includes the Under-23s’ Premier League 2 match against Derby, which was due to take place at Molineux today, Saturday, March 14 at 11am, the Premier League Cup tie with Blackburn on Friday, March 20, and the Premier League 2 visit to Chelsea on Friday, April…

Wolves to close Molineux from March 15 due to the coronavirus

Wolves have announced they are to close Molineux from Sunday, March 15 until at least Saturday, April 4, because of the coronavirus. The decision is in line with the Premier League’s temporary postponement, for the health, welfare and safety of its staff, supporters and stakeholders. Staff will continue to be paid throughout this time. But it means the Wolves Megastore, ticket office, all conference and banqueting facilities and the museum will be closed, and activities and events put on by the Wolves Foundation will be put on hold. Wolves said in a statement on their website: “The ongoing protection of…

Wolves’ fixtures on hold because of the coronavirus

Wolves will not play until at least April 4 after the Premier League postponed all fixtures. Following a meeting of Premier League shareholders on Friday, it was unanimously agreed to suspend the competition because of the coronavirus outbreak. The intention is to resume fixtures from on April 4, subject to medical advice and conditions at the time. This means that Wolves’ fixtures against West Ham and AFC Bournemouth have been postponed until further notice. Wolves’ next scheduled game is the derby away to Aston Villa on April 4. Tickets for these matches remain valid for the rearranged date, but all…

Wolves want game off after Olympiacos owner tests positive for Covid-19 and Nuno reacts

Wolves have appealed for Thursday’s Europa League clash away to Olympiacos to be postponed after the Greek club’s owner tested positive for coronavirus – as boss Nuno Espirito Santo revealed his dismay at the game going ahead. Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis, who also owns Nottingham Forest, revealed he tested positive for Covid-19. Players and staff at the Athens club are currently in hospital being assessed after Marinakis revealed on social media that he is suffering from the virus. Wolves are due to fly to Athens on Wednesday for the round of 16 game, which has already been ordered to be…

Wolves’ tie at Olympiacos could be behind closed doors over Coronavirus fears

Wolves’ Europa League tie away to Olympiacos this week could be played behind closed doors because of the Coronavirus. Greece’s health ministry has announced all sporting events will take place without spectators for the next two weeks to help limit the spread of the virus. Wolves are due to fly out to Athens on Wednesday for the round of 16 first leg match on Thursday, which will be one of the biggest European ties the Greek club have hosted in their recent history. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are set to find out from Uefa on Monday whether the match will…

Vinagre is a ‘special’ one for Wolves, says Nuno

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo believes Ruben Vinagre is a ‘special’ talent as he prepares to take on Brighton. The 20-year-old left wing back is again preparing to deputise for the injured Jonny Castro Otto, who has been sidelined with an ankle knock since getting injured late on in the 3-0 win against Norwich on February 23. Vinagre plays the position slightly differently to the Spaniard – he is naturally more attacking and quicker, and left-footed as opposed to the right-footed Jonny. The Portuguese has played more than 60 times for Wolves since initially arriving on loan from Monaco in…