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Merry Christmas

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Merry Christmas from the Wolfies and Wendys

A Musical Interlude

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

I have mentioned this before, but it never hurts to go on about the same thing until someone listens to you.  So: Josh Ritter is the best living singer songwriter.  In fact, the best singer songwriter full stop. He’s got a new EP out, which is definitely worth a listen. These are b-sides and rareties, [...]

Not regretting saying do svidaniya to the thermal undies one bit. Oh no, indeed.

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Well, as I’m sure you all will have noticed, I’ve been away for a bit.  In that time I managed to miss (writing up, not watching, the internet being a wonderful thing) two very fine Wolves victories indeed, one ignominious defeat and a pretty poor score draw against Doncaster in the Cup.  Also, no transfer [...]

We could do with Elgar in the stands now!

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

You might remember a recent performance of a football anthem written by Elgar (reported on Wolves.co.uk).  Elgar was a fan in the late 1890′s Wolves had just enjoyed their first FA Cup win, in 1893, wearing not the club’s more familiar ‘old gold’ but their favoured toffee-coloured strip. In 1898  Elgar was inspired to write [...]

Mascotspotting: Sunderland AFC – Samson and Delilah

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

The Black Cat’s logically chose cats – who are black – for the mascots, resulting in the mythically unattractive Samson and Delilah. Name: Samson and Delilah DoB: unknown Pun Value: 0 Charm: 4 Machismo: 4 Weirdness factor: 8 Overall mascotspotter rating: 4 Trivia: The mascots are (not obviously, even when you look close up) black [...]

Mascotspotting: Arsenal – Gunnersaurus Rex

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Arsenal’s mascot is a long-necked dinosaur, not unreminiscent of our own Stefan Maierhofer. For all his weirdness, he has a certain quirky charm. Name: Gunnersaurus Rex DoB: August 1993 Pun Value: 5 Charm: 5 Machismo: 6 Weirdness factor: 9 Overall mascotspotter rating: 6 Trivia: Gunnersaurus Rex is a well documented but disturbingly squeaky clean mascot.  [...]

And now for something completely different…

Monday, October 4th, 2010

There are reasons for this, but it’s best not to enquire too closely… P.S. This does not make my views on Stephen Ward any less valid.

Soaking up the Culture in Milton Keynes

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Delightful visit to Milton Keynes (or ‘MK’, as the too-cool-for-skool local planners would have it) today. Took a little time out to visit the renowned (and surprisingly deformed) concrete cows.  I am pleased to say I make a couple of good friends with whom, I hope, I will correspond in the future. In researching the [...]

Punt-Bounce-Bounce-Peep: Wolves 1:1 Newcastle (Referee: 0)

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

This was less a game of two halves, more a game of one referee.  Without wishing to distract from the inadequacies of Wolves performance today, this game was stifled by a referee who lost control within the first ten minutes.  Wolves were barely able to string three passes together all game, and the ref did [...]

Mascotspotting: Everton – Changy the Sponsor’s Dream Elephant

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Wolves’s next opponent Everton’s mascot, Changy the Elephant, is inventively named after their main sponsor ‘Chang Beer’.  There may be a reason he’s an elephant, but I wasn’t interested enough to find out.  If anyone knows, answers on a postcard to the usual address please.  He replaced the much more idiosyncratic ‘Mr Toffee’.  Touchingly, Mr [...]