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On the fringes

Discussion in 'Molineux Mix' started by Mutchy, Mar 17, 2019 at 11:25 AM.

  1. Mutchy

    Mutchy Administrator

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    I went to Wembley for the League Cup Final in 1980, and again for the Sherpa Van in 1988 - even though I was suffering from Glandular Fever at that time. Life changed hugely after that however, and my last trip to Molineux - or indeed any football match - was ten years ago last October.
    So now, during the most exciting times we've seen in generations, I find myself on the fringes of all the excitement and anticipation. Or at least having to make the most of it in a different way. I don't have the concern over ticket availability, though I remember it well, and desperately wish I did now. Transport is not a worry. Meeting up with friends not an option.
    Yet I watch the televised matches, I listen to everything else, and Nuno and the team bring a glow to my life. I've always been incredibly proud just to be a Wolves fan, but now the pride in what is happening on the pitch, and around the club in general, is tangible too. My friends - generally fans of the main North West clubs - are sitting up and taking notice, and in many cases pleased to see our progress.
    A week on Tuesday I'll be spending up to a couple of hours in an MRI scanner. My body will be there, but my mind... my mind will be far away from hospitals, at Molineux, and at Wembley, reliving, dreaming...
    My body can and does stop me playing a part in person, but nothing can stop where my mind takes me.
    Wolves always.
     
  2. berwickwolf

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    That’s a beautiful post, Mutchy. All of us on molmix will be thinking of you and wishing you well on that Tuesday.
     
  3. Stourport wolf

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    Your support and Love for our wonderful club, is part of what makes Wolverhampton Wanderers such a special club!!!!
     
  4. KiwiWolf

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    Wow! That brought a tear to my eye. Big respect to you Mutchy........ and all the very best. :):)
     
  5. reanswolf

    reanswolf MolMix's Manchester United Cheerleader-in-Chief

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    You can still love the club and support it without being there Mutchy!!
    It keeps your heart beating and your sole alive!
     
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  6. Scott in the Sand

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    Super, heartfelt post Mutchy - no plastic glory hunter would ever understand that!

    Best wishes, Scott.
     
  7. Pagey

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    All the best for Tuesday, some things are more important than football, but football can help with the important things.
    Hope all goes well for you and the team.
     
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    Such a heart warming post Mutchy, all the best hope all is ok...

    Up the mighty Wolves....
     
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    Beautiful post Mutchy. All the best.
     
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    I thought there was only 1 Mutchy realise now there are 2. All the best
     
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  12. WolfoftheWrekin

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    All the best Mutchy.
    A friend of mines mother is in New Cross with pneumonia, she's 80 odd years old and struggling to breathe. Her father a life long Wolves fan and season ticket holder back in the day is by her side. He was there last night and said the hospital was buzzing and a lot of poorly people and tired staff where all walking around with massive smiles. Good this football lark at it. COYW.
     
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    I’ll also echo that you don’t have to be there to be a true fan.

    I’ve been following Wolves (like many of you) for years and seen some tripe. Going to Cambridge Utd on a Tuesday night and watch us lose 2-0. Then having to sit on the floor of the coach all the way home because some scroat has nicked my seat is one game that sticks with me.

    I’ve experienced life changing stuff in my family that have made football pale into insignificance. However with football/Wolves, you never really lose touch and the love you have for your club.

    I don’t get to too many matches these days but I was bouncing around my lounge last night like a maniac. I was travelling that fast up the lounge, I nearly went head first through the back window (true story).

    It’s a great time to be a Wolves fan if you’re there or not.

    Best of luck on Tuesday pal. Up the Wolves!!!
     
  14. Sheriff Woody

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    Fabulous post Mutchy.

    There's plenty of folk who live and breathe Wolves who for one reason or another can no longer attend games. It doesn't make them any less of a Wolves fan or mean that they aren't allowed to beam with pride when we perform like we did last night, even though they are doing so in the glow of the television.

    I shall be thinking of you on Tuesday, I wish you all the luck and hope you can be as well as you can be.
     
  15. Thank you Sir Jack

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    You have the soul of a poet Mutchy, "nothing can stop where my mind takes me" is beautiful.
     
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    When I had my MRI scan a few weeks ago, Mutchy, I, too, thought of Wolves...I switched off and then fell asleep despite the noise and vibrations. I was very disorientated when they woke me up mind.
     
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    Hope all goes well for you Mutchy.
     
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    You're not on the fringes, you're very much in the pack.
     
  20. Pagey

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    Was it a Solbakken game you were thinking off?
     
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    very much so. I think we all appreciate all you do as a mod on here ( a sometimes thankless task) along with the rest who keep this site going. For those of us living a bit away from Molineux and not able to to make every match here is home for us on match days and you're a big part of that.
    hope all goes well for you on Tuesday
     
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    You have a kind and gentle soul Sue, and do not deserve the hand that life has dealt you. I do hope that your condition improves. My very best wishes.
     
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    Very touching post Mutchy, hopefully things can improve in all aspects of your life. I had my two young boys with me at Molineux last night for what they later said was the best night of their lives. These are priceless times for us all.
     
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    He'd be in a coma
     
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    When people try to quantify loyalty and devotion in terms of matches attended I think of Sue.
    Those of us who get to go should just count ourselves lucky.
     
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    Wonderful OP Mutchy and all the best with the MRI scan, from one who has also been involved in the MRI experience!
     
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    Fantastic post sue brought a tear to my eye we are all wolves aye we.all the best for Tuesday.
     
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    hope all goes well for you , much respect
     
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    Hope it goes ok for you Sue. Thoughts and love. x
     
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    A beautiful moving story Mutchy,my thoughts and best wishes to you.God bless you for all your time and effort in keeping Molineux Mix in a decent and proper order.
     
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    Best of luck with the scan results. It's not something mentioned often, but one of the best things now that we're back in the Prem, is that it really does make it far easier for people 'on the fringes' - for whatever reason, to keep track of Wolves and feel more involved.
     
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    Hi Mutchy, all the best Tuesday at least you're going to a superb hospital, enjoy the Rugby?;)
     
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    Thoughts for you Mutchy, your not alone.
     
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    Be thinking of you a week on Tuesday, a True Wolves fan wishing you all the very best
    Thank you for all the work you do on Molineuxmix
     
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    She could do us all a favour and ban Edge for life, harsh but fair I think.:p

    How you doing today, I'm still suffering just had to have a couple of whiskies to try and get some relieve?;)
     
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    Good luck Sue. Wolves ay we. . The strength is in the pack.
     
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    Love it!
    Good lad have a couple of more whiskies and you should feel absolutely fine
    Felt rough but very happy this morning, probably didn't help getting up at 5am to watch the Grand Prix and then watching our game again after not going to bed until just after 2am
    Jacob had a game this morning then straight to the pub after the game with a few of us parents for an hour or so
    Couple of beers and a couple of whiskies
    Home, dinner, preseco and vodka cokes, so pretty much battered now and looking forward to bed about 11pm if I can hold out.............sorry.........but you did ask lol
    Hope your having a great day as well, Its always great to support the best team in the world. Wolves aye we
     
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    Early night for me off on holiday tomorrow, night at Manchester airport and flight 6am on Tuesday so little sleep likely. Funnily feeling better after the whisky so had a couple more.;)

    Hopefully travel plans arranged for Wembley, still can't believe it's happening!!
     
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    Enjoy your holiday Nick, have fun
     
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