One of the founding members of the football league in 1888, Wolverhampton Wanderers are the latest edition in our Crest Love series
He’s a man without a club but Stephen Hunt, who turned 32 this week, is still as determined as ever. With options on the table, including moving to Europe, Hunt is getting his head down and working hard on his fitness. Back home in Ireland, he spoke to Padraig Byrne of the excellent back-post.com.
“I was pissed off, 100pc. Angry, yes. Heartbroken, yes. But no, I never thought about not wanting to play…Trapattoni has his ways. He’s stubborn. But I do like him and I think he is the right man for the job and that’s coming from a person who didn’t play at the Euros”
The Kevin Foley saga has cast the first cloud over Ireland’s Euro 2012 preparations. The Wolves defender confirmed he wouldn’t be staying on to watch the campaign from the sidelines, now that he has been cut loose from the squad. Yet decades of experience have thought Giovanni Trapattoni there can be no room for sentiment. With three ferocious battles ahead for the Green Army, all’s fair in love and football.
After Wolves’ relegation, James Clancy asks what lays in store for the considerable Irish presence at Molineux and will Giovanni Trapattoni be able to call on some of them as Premier League players next season?
Of late, I have had cause to wonder; who is the most myopic sports fan? Is it the barstooler stuck to his seat watching Sky Sports, cursing, shouting and giving out at the TV? They pale into insignificance next to the stupidity of the men who stood on the terraces at Molineux this season, writes James Clancy
“I’m not Merlin the Magician,” – Mick McCarthy’s first words to the media as Wolves’ new manager back in summer 2006. In the intervening five-and-3/4 seasons; he has regularly been serenaded with chants of ”Super Mick, Super Mick, Super Mick McCarthy” and eventually was dubbed ”Merlin Mick,” the magician who changed around the fortunes of Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club.
He’s known as Rambo to many Irish supporters because of his all-action style and Stephen Hunt is relishing the task of taking first blood against the likes of Xavi and Iniesta at Euro 2012 this summer. Speaking to the fans, […]
The Guardian predicts Wolves will welcome back their jubilant Irish contingent for this weekend’s clash with Everton.
Belated Happy Valentines to all the Spud Watch readers and I hope your night was more enjoyable than mine when me and I my trusty sock spent the evening watching montages of Tony Galvin on YouTube and my Cagney and Lacey box set.
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