Discussion in 'Molineux Mix Archive' started by Mutchy, Nov 9, 2010.
Dougan Wagstaffe and Richards... What a combination...
Happy birthday King John!!
60! Happy birthday. Made me feel old.
My god where have the last 30+years gone to, it doesn't seem like 5 minutes since my Dad took me to see these guys.
Happy Birthday King John.
My hero as a wee lad. Brilliant natural goalscorer..
Same here Netherton! Impossible for a fan of our kind of age not to have John as an absolute hero.
Doesn't he look well.
Happy birthday John. One of my heroes.
Happy Birthday Johnny Richards - a real hero and I'm sure you'd have played more times for England if it hadn't been for that darned cartiliage. My new home shirt this year was proudly printed with:
Golden Days indeed. But more coming our way
I notice our King John is [briefly!] on the opening credits for MotD2 - see - we're on our way back to the high table of football.
My hero as a boy, signed my football boots in Woolies once. Then many years later I got to play against him in a charity match and he said 'good pass' to me, one of the proudest moments of my life!
Happy Birthday King John.
Got to mildly dispute the word 'absolute' there. For me from that era if I had to pick an 'absolute' hero it would have to be the Doog, whenevere i feel like a bit of nostalgia and put my Wolves in the seventies DVD on the Doog was immense and to be honest I'm sure I've read or heard JR say he owed the Doog big style.
All the same Happy Birthday JR (Legend)
Great player and should have got more than 1 England cap-when you think of some of the clowns who are picked these days! I am 60 in about 3 weeks time.
Remember him breaking into the 1st team and first starting to get noticed -- was it the autumn of 1971? I remember successive games when we beat Derby 2-1 in the Molineux mud (they went on to win the league that year) and a couple of weeks later hammered the reigning champions, Arsenal, 5-1. It was then that the partnership with the Doog started to take off. Some other memorable games that season were beating Leeds 2-1 to rob them of the double and a classic 3-1 win at old Trafford in January, in which both the Doog and JR scored. They were one of the great Wolves double acts, on a par with waht we had in the late 50s.
I started going towards the end of his career, 1980ish, so just caught the last few years of him really. My first hero along with Kenny Hibbitt and John Humphrey! Oh the innocence of youth! An absolute gentleman who should, in my mind, be attached to the club in some formal way. Perhaps the MD job didn't work out but he would be a great 'face of the club' in my mind.
When I was a kid he seemed a lot older than 25-30 Cant believe I'm only 20 years behind him. Isnt it funny how you view the world and people when you're a tot.
Now The Doog...he always looked about 60.
There are some real old fogeys on here!!
But seriously - I had a quick chat with JR before a game about 10 years or so ago, and he was an absolute gent.
He may have been way before my time (I was born in 1980 so he'd long since retired when I started following the club) but it's day like the 2 victories in the League Cup etc that make me jealous that I didn't get to experience the 'good old days'.
Happy Birthday, JR!
Good post Langdale. I don't like to rub it in, but the two League Cup wins are near the top of the 'best days in my life..ever' charts !
Happy Birthday the King, a model proffessional
One thing was for certain when he did his little turn with his back to goal and set off he was uncatchable,must be one of the fittest and fastest players we've ever had.
Doyle slightly reminds me of JR a bit but he doesn't get many goals.but to be fair JR was in a fine footballing team which would play our current lot off the park.
Watch who you are calling old fogeys young man.
<adds Dubwolf71 to friends list for calling me 'young'>
Happy Birthday! My first date with my now wife was to see him score a hat-trick as we beat Leicester 3-0 at home on 1st October 1977! That game summed him up, he was peerless.
so how many times did you score then?
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