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Tales of Yore from The Mixers

Discussion in 'Molineux Mix Archive' started by Very Proud (AKA Still Proud), Nov 25, 2010.

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  1. Very Proud (AKA Still Proud)

    Very Proud (AKA Still Proud) Prouder than a proud thing in Proudville

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    Over on the Chorley Thread posters were getting a bit nostalgic about days gone by. I posted as below and on the suggestion of another poster have given it it's own thread. I'm sure opinions will be forthcoming but in any case let me know what you think.



    Here's a thought. We all obviously love to reminisce of days of yore when we strode across the country in triumph and disaster following the mighty Wolves. I bet between us all we have a tale to tell on almost every game from the 70s through to today (although I personally confess that most of the seasons in the 90s seemed to blend into one).

    Anyway as a few have mentioned I bet there's a decent book between us. I thought that as a start if the mods were willing we could set up a separate forum with threads for each decade.

    Posters could post their stories of the decade/a particular season/individual game. I know it will be interesting reading for most and who knows that book may well emerge if the material is good enough?

    The Trails, Tribulations and Triumphs of a Wolves fan by the Molineux Mixers.

    What do you think? Bet everyone here has a story to tell. I've got quite a few, personal favourites include Scarborough, Exeter and The Sherpa Van Trophy Final.

    Mods?
     
  2. Burton Wolf

    Burton Wolf Just doesn't shut up

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    Well done Still Proud come on Lads/Lasses get your thinking caps on. Lets make something out of this
     
  3. Mutchy

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    I think its an excellent idea, even without any thoughts of a book. If theres enough enthusiasm, I'm willing to add a forum or sub-forum, on the provisio that fond memories of hooliganism are excluded.
     
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    A good idea...it's social history after all and worth recording. And I'm becoming a sad ol' bugger who enjoys reminiscing ;)
     
  5. Very Proud (AKA Still Proud)

    Very Proud (AKA Still Proud) Prouder than a proud thing in Proudville

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    Mutchy I think it's inevitable that there'll be reference to the scrapes etc that used to take place. Mostly unavoidable at times. I'm with you however as long as is doesn't glorify it or the purpose of the post is simply to talk about a "ruck" I think it's part of certain times in our lives.

    Please don't get me wrong I certainly don't want a hooli thread but for example I couldn't retell my Scarborough experience with referring to the guy who fell through the roof.

    Hope you get the gist of what I mean. Btw thanks for the support.
     
  6. Jonny De Wolf

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    A good idea.
    I was reminded about one odd instance only last week:
    My 1st season as a Wolves fan was post Scarboro an my better-half was at uni in Newcastle so popped to Darlo to pick us up 3 tickets in the home end.
    Turned up and went in the end behind the goal only to be find a stand full of Wolves down the side.
    Someone had counted games wrong for our away ban!
    Still never a problem with my Yorkshire accent.
     
  7. SEKOTN

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    I was seven or eight when Leeds came to the Mol. Lots of flying glass and other debris between the pub and the away supporters entrance. It is a great story of a niaive father of two sons who decided to go to the football with his boys, invite a friend with his eight year old daughter, and ran through a barrage of hoolies from both sides. Nothing glorious about it, but one hell of an experience for an eight year old...

    Might make a decent anicdote.

    It happened, we shouldn't hide from it, but at the same time we should never glorify any of the violence as it is just a bunch of weak, infantile cowards who can't stand on their own who propogate these things...

    If they had a spine for a fight they would have been in the army.
     
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    If only I could join in! I'm only 20 but I love reading about all this stuff
     
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    Great idea - and like you Scarborough, Exeter and SVT stick in my mind as well. I can still see that poor guy falling thru' the roof [just after the tea urn got hurled onto the pitch !!!]
     
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    About 10 years ago? the producer and helpers of the ALOB mag, Charles Ross and his Merry Men, brought out a book which captured contributors memories of games gone by. Many were from the 70s and 80s. Got it at home in my collection. Great read.
     
  11. Very Proud (AKA Still Proud)

    Very Proud (AKA Still Proud) Prouder than a proud thing in Proudville

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    I think I've mentioned it before but he landed 10ft from where I was standing on the edge of the Leeds fans wondering how the he'll I was going to get into the Wolves end'
     
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    I need help have tried twice to post here but it takes me so long to type when I have finished I am logged out. What do I do??
     
  13. Mutchy

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    Mate, there's a clear enough difference between remembering Scarborough, compared to something like the talk of the good times that were had 'running with the lads' etc that we have seen on here in the past. Just needs some common sense, and I'm sure your idea could prove to be an interesting read for many.
     
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    We Are Wolves. I was involved in that.
     
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    Going to Plymouth v Wolves a few years ago. They had a campaign of some sort about fighting racism in football (probably part of a national thing), with a large poster in the ground about it. I was with 'home fans' and there was a bloke wuite close to it, who was constantly calling Ince and effin black $$$$$$$, or words to that effect. Absolutely priceless! Think we got a point by the way, but maybe not!
     
  16. Burton Wolf

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    Any chance of some advice
     
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    The forum seems to be running okay, are you having trouble with any other websites?
     
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    No whenever I post a long reply it won't let me put it up says I have to log in again and then I lose it :mad:
    It was about Middlesbrough(a) Quarter Final 1981 have typed it twice took 30mins lost it both times :mad:
    Anyway if anybody wants me to bore them with the tale come in The Stile Saturday :wavey:
     
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    Well, if you want to try again copy and pasting from a Word document should work for you? Have you disabled cookies, anything like that?
     
  20. Very Proud (AKA Still Proud)

    Very Proud (AKA Still Proud) Prouder than a proud thing in Proudville

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    type it in Word then log on and cut n paste - works for me fella
     
  21. Burton Wolf

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    :confused: Come on Mutchy I just about know how to switch computer on find Molineux Mix and post replies. Cookies? I eat them how can I disable them they have no legs :D
     
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    I can only think that if its taking you a long time to type the post the forum sees you as inactive and logs you off. Have you got automatic log in ticked?
     
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    Wil check that out thanks
     
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    Here's a bit of ancient memorabilia from an oldie. When I was a little kid and started going to Molineux with my dad -- this would be mid 50s -- the entrance to the South Bank end of the ground was strange. I think it must have been an air-raid shelter left over from the war , but you went in through a kind of dark tunnel -- really pitch black, you could hardly see where you were going -- and finally, after walking through this, you arrived at the turnstiles. I think it had been got rid off by about 1960, but I still remember it as being scary, as I was so little, clinging on to my dad's hand, and it was always so crowded with the very big attandances we got back in those days. Anyone else of the oldies remember this? Or explain why it was there?
     
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    Burton - type out your post on here, then left click your mouse. Copy all of your next and now it will be saved. Sign back in, go back to the thread, right click your mouse and when the menu appears, click paste.

    Hey presto, there's your post.
     
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    I remember being scared everytime I walked up the steps at the back of the north bank. I think most young kids were then, i'm not sure if it's the same now it's all seater.
     
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    Thanks guys I think I'll just accept I'm an old fart who can't use a computer. Keep an eye out for me at matches Burton Wolves No 9 on shirt would love a pint or 3 or 4 with any of you.
     
  28. I've been a supporter for 40 years now (since I was about 7 and I got interested in footie).

    Most of my memories have faded or merged now but I still wedge three occasions into conversations..

    1980 League Cup win - remember that Forest were League Cup and European Cup holders at that point (and retained the European Cup) - it was a massive win and living in Nottingham now makes it all the better!

    1998 FA Cup Semi final against Arsenal. I worked for a retail company and got VIP tickets - food & drink included. After watching the match with Bully seeming to warm up for most of the match and losing 1-0, I couldn't eat a thing :-(

    2003 - Wolves 4-3 Leicester. Only reason my mate & I didn't leave at halftime in disgust, with the many fans that did, was that we wanted a pie and were going to wait for the rush to die down :) One of the best decisions we ever made !!

    I'm looking forward to reading lots of others, to jog my memory :)
     
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    I used to travel up by coach with London Wolves when they started in the mid 60`s 10 bob and the club let us in for nowt! and we could go either end,we used to go in the main entrance in Waterloo Road through the trophy room and maybe meet a player on the way.

    The start of many happy memories and friends.
     
  30. Oh - mentioning the Wolves Leicester match from 03-04... 2 current Wolves players played in that match. Do you know who (without looking it up :D) ?
     
  31. Very Proud (AKA Still Proud)

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    First ever away game was 1.1.1990. I was 17.travelled up to the game with telford wolves and managed to get bully out the hat for first goal scorer!the rest is history really but what an experience with all the goals the penalty save and the entire Newcastle crowd baying for Jim smiths blood.I met bully about 5 years ago who told me the wolves players went on the lash new years eve and did.nt get in until the early hours! Priceless
     
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    The only other possible is Murray, who was a sub. But does he count now he's retired?
     
  34. Nope
     
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    Marcus Bent?
     
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    One from the glory days.

    It's season 1959-60 and Wolves, great side though we still were, had started the season slightly bumpily. One of the early-season mid-week floodlit games was away to newly promoted Fulham, where, champions or not, we got turned over 3-1. This was a real shock, and the London press, who hated us, were trumpeting the end of Stan Cullis's Wolves. On the following Staurday we played the other promoted side, Blackburn, at Molineux and got a routine 3-1 win (Derek Douigan was playing for them, as I recall). Come the following Wednesday night, and we play the return against Fulham, which was the normal pattern then: you played 3 teams home and away midweek in August and early September. Lovely evening, 40-odd thousand turn up, attracted partly by the prospect of seeing Johnny Haynes, the Fulham and England star of the moment.

    We came out with one thing on our minds: revenge. And for the next 90 minutes, we just ripped Fulham apart. It was almost cruel, but the crowd lapped it up. 3-0 at half-time, and 6 more in the second half: 9-0. If jimmy Murray hadn't missed the easiest chance of the night at the death, it would have been double figures. Norman Deeley had a field day, scoring 4.

    At the end, the Fulham captain, Jimmy Langley, brought the Fulham players together and lined them up at the tunnel and made them clap the Wolves players off the pitch -- the only time in watching football for over 50 years I've seen that happen spontaneously. It's the only time I've seen Wolves score 9 -- in fact they've only ever done it twice in their history, I think.

    Jumpers and goal-posts, eh? :D
     
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    Middlesbrough(a) Quarter Final March 1981

    Left Wolvo 5.30am arrived Working Mens Club Boro 9ish

    Remember playing cards with Boro fans chase the ace anyone remember that
    1 and 1/2 mile walk to ground

    6/7000 of us Gray diving header in our corner place went mad. They equalised 1-1 replay back at Molineux

    Scenes outside ground were as bad as I have ever seen. Lost all of my mates one of them hid in a back garden for 15mins and came out pretending he lived there. Everywhere looked like Coronation St. Cobbles and all. It kicked off down every street worst walk back I've ever had.

    Back in Derby 9pm more beer, chip shop, back in Wolvo for 1. Next day total blur. Happy Days

    P.S. Wish I could go into more detail but everytime I type a long post I lose it!!! Hence the shorter version.
     
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