Capital One Cup 2nd Round
Tuesday 25th August 2015
Kick Off 7.45 pm
Stadium Molineux Waterloo Rd, Wolverhampton, WV1 4QR
Telephone 0871 222 2220
Club Colours Old Gold and Black
Nickname The Wolves

Key Personnel
Current Head Coach at Wolves is Kenny Jackett (Don't forget your “Kenny” has been football supporter slang for years!)
Jackett spent his whole playing career at Watford (he also made over 30 appearances for Wales) until knee injuries forced him to retire into coaching alongside Graham Taylor. His first taste of managing was in 1996 when Taylor briefly took on the role of Director of Football at Vicarage Road. Kenny has also managed at Swansea City and Millwall before joining Wolves in May 2013.
Jackett without his "Kenny"
Brief Directions by Road
For the most straightforward route, these directions are supplied by WWFC.
M6 to its Junction 10 taking the A454 signposted Wolverhampton. Stay on the A454 into Wolverhampton until you reach the intersection with the ring road. Here turn right. As you approach the 2nd set of traffic lights you will see clear signs for football parking. Turning left at this intersection will take you to the town centre where there are numerous pay and display areas and a 20 minute walk to the ground.

Car Parking
The Civic Hall Parking is recommended by the club and will cost about £3.00 for the evening. Car parking at the ground is up to £8.00 but is limited. My spies tell me getting away after a game is a “nightmare” so parking away from the stadium is advised.

Directions by Train
The Station is a short 15 minute walk away from Molineux but trains back south after the game are limited please check carefully times and availability.

Eating and Drinking Locally
Away fans are not generally permitted in the pubs close to Molineux although there are very good bar facilities once inside the stadium. The Stonehouse Bar in the city centre is a pub specifically reserved for visiting fans and security is excellent – will we need this Kafuffle, no or course not, the club can normally expect 2-3,000 visiting fans for a League game in the Championship our support will be a little more modest I suspect. 
The George Wallis in Victoria Street and the Lady Wulfrun in Lichfield Street also come recommended by the club. Food outlets around the stadium however are shall we say numerous!

Ground Description
An impressive stadium and one that will develop even further in the next few years – it is of Premiership quality. The Stan Cullis Stand behind one goal is huge and can be seen quite clearly from miles around. To its right and left are the Steve Bull and Billy Wright stands, Both two tiered with hospitality boxes running along the middle. At the other end of the pitch is the Jack Hayward Stand, part of which will be our home for the evening. This stand replaced the incredible old South Bank Terrace with in it heyday could hold 30,000 standing. I have stood there back in the 1970's and its appearance made Molineux look quite massive.

South Bank to the right.
Admission Prices
Prices for this fixture were unavailable at time of writing but normal admission prices are Adults £24.00 and Concessions £14.00.

Previous Meetings and Memories
Our only previous visit was in August 1998 (was it really 17 years ago?). After securing a brilliant 2-1 lead at Underhill in the first leg of the League Cup tie thanks to goals from Darren Currie and Scott McGleish we were squashed 5-0 thanks to a Steve Bull hatrick and a brace from an 18 year old Robbie Keane in front of over 15,000 fans! The Bees line up that evening for those who like to reminisce was – Harrison, Stockley, Goodhind, Ford, Basham, Onwere, Simpson, Currie, Doolan, Devine and McGleish. Subs Harle, Manuel, Charley Wilson and Rust. We wore a pale blue kit that evening as Wolves had nicked our club colours a few years earlier.
Sammy Stockley and Steve Bull during that game.

Celebrity Watch
Autograph books at the ready – Edward Elgar the most prominent of English composers was a regular visitor to Molineux, while the most famous of Women's cricketers Baroness Rachel Heyhoe Flint was born here. So too was ex Barnet defensive coach Don Howe. Olympians Denise Lewis and Tessa Sanderson hail from these parts as well. The greatest Glam Rock band Slade plied their trade here too in the 1970's. Our Graham Stack is a celebrity in Wolverhampton having made four appearance on loan for them in 2007. And a late item of news reaches me that Catherine Eddowes, the fourth victim of Jack the Ripper was born in Wolverhampton.

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