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Author Archives: Chris Machin

Footballing Mercenaries: The Uglier Side to the Beautiful Game

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In modern times we all suspect that money and pride are two separate entities when it comes to the world of football with the former taking undoubted precedent over the latter. Middle Eastern and American billionaire investors have revolutionized the … Continue reading

Wolves Relegated: The Rise and Demise of Wolverhampton Wanderers

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With the writing on the wall, the fat lady singing, the curtain falling and just about every other damning cliché being bandied about the Black Country club, Wolverhampton Wanderers has been officially relegated from the Premier League. Faced with a … Continue reading

Wolves 2-3 Bolton: Going, Going, Gone!

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Owen Coyle’s Bolton side enhanced the chances of at least one famous ‘Wanderers’ side playing in the Premier League next season as the Fat Lady filled her lungs and bellowed out a damning chorus for the other on Saturday. Yet … Continue reading

Wolves 0-5 Manchester United: Dances with Wolves

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It was billed as a ‘David vs Goliath’ contest in the build-up; unfortunately Wolverhampton Wanderers failed to adhere to their part in that Biblical contest as they shipped five goals for the third time in four games and flopped miserably … Continue reading

Fulham 5-0 Wolves: Bobby Who? Wanderers Schooled by Five Star Cottagers

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Welcome to management Mr Connor! With the statue of the late Michael Jackson standing boldly outside the venue for Sunday’s Premier League showdown, Wolves’ new boss Terry Connor is left staring down the barrel of some wholesale changes; ‘starting with … Continue reading

Newcastle United 2-2 Wolves: The Calm After The Storm

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At the back end of a turbulent and degrading fortnight where all things Wolverhampton Wanderers were concerned, a chink of light appeared through the widening cracks to lift the spirits that had previously hit rock bottom. Although the departure of … Continue reading

Wolves Sack Mick McCarthy After Worst Black Country Derby Defeat Since 1964

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Wolverhampton Wanderers today announced that manager Mick McCarthy has been sacked by the club after a devastating 5-1 home defeat in the local derby against West Bromwich Albion. The last time Wolves lost so badly to West Brom was 1964 … Continue reading

Wolves 0-3 Liverpool: Pressure Mounts On Wolves Boss Mick McCarthy

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  “Changing the manager does not affect the way the players play on the pitch” … I begin fittingly with that quote from Wolves captain and £7million summer signing Roger Johnson. This was a quote given to journalists after the … Continue reading

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-3 Aston Villa: McCarthy’s Men Grounded By Their Ex-Hero

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Way back somewhere in the annuls of time; before the awe inspiring stadiums and the anti-sweat kits, before the mega millions and the sponsorship deals, before television and radio and the world wide web – back when the beautiful game … Continue reading

Tottenham Hotspur 1–1 Wolverhampton Wanderers: Déjà vu in North London

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Wolverhampton Wanderers travel to a big North London club with European ambitions; are given a snowballs chance in Hell of taking anything from the game, defend resolutely and defy their long odds and escape back up the M6 with a … Continue reading

Birmingham City 0-0 Wolves: Stalemate in the Second City

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Just eighteen miles separates Wolverhampton Wanderers and Birmingham City geographically. The West Midlands rivals are also separated by 18 places retrospectively between two divisions. On Saturday, they were separated by nothing but fresh air as the ‘ding dong derby’ turned … Continue reading

Bolton Wanderers 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers: Fletch Lives!

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No this is not the rundown of a 1989 comedy crime caper featuring Chevy Chase, but a 2011/12 one man rescue mission starring a Scotsman on International exile to earn his side a third consecutive draw. As the final moments … Continue reading

Arsenal 1-1 Wolves: Parking the Bus, Making a Point And Taking a Point

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In a game that was set back 24 hours, Wolverhampton Wanderers made like the staff of the London Underground and went on strike. Not literally of course, but metaphorically. Just as the tube workers stood firm, refused to budge and … Continue reading

Wolves 2-2 Norwich: Delia’s Delights Provide Wolves with Food for Thought

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Much like the education centres around the country, Wolverhampton Wanderers broke up for their Christmas break on Tuesday with much to ponder over the festive period as they reflect on what they have taken in this season of giving and … Continue reading

Wolves 1-2 Stoke City: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

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It’s the oldest cliché in the footballing book – it’s a game of two halves. Both literally and metaphorically it always will be. You would presume that by this point that knowledge would be a part of the very basic … Continue reading

Man United 4-1 Wolves: If Divided We Stand, United We Fall

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No matter who you support in the Barclays Premier League, it’s inevitable that sooner rather than later your team’s train must roll through Old Trafford. It’s one of the games that epitomizes the smaller club’s reason for being. United away … Continue reading

Wolves 2-1 Sunderland: From Villains to Heroes

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As pantomime season moves swiftly in, Wolves served up their live performance of Jekyll and Hyde as the team, and especially their goalkeeper, went from villain to hero over 90 minutes on this soggy Sunday afternoon. The welcome three points … Continue reading

Chelsea 3-0 Wolves: There’s a Wolf At Mick McCarthy’s Door

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Saturday November 26, Chelsea away. Any Wolves fan will tell you that these are the fixtures you scratch off. Chalk it off on the calendar by accepting the inevitable and move on. In fact I presume this fixture brings similar … Continue reading