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Latest player Q&A - Dave Wagstaffe

Discussion in 'Wolves Heroes Q & A suggestions...' started by Mutchy, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Mutchy

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    When you went down as if a sniper had shot you in the 1974 Cup Final. What were your initial thoughts about having to leave the pitch at that crucial time?

    Then as it transpired your injury left myself (John) on the pitch. As it transpired that in itself contributed to us winning the match as I went on to score the winner. How did you feel when I stuck the winner away?
     
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    Who would get into the 1974 team from today's squad?
     
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    It was fantastic watching you play for Wolves, and making mincemeat out of full backs.

    But which opposing defender was the most difficult to play against?
     
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    What was said in the dressing room at half time in the Arsenal game that motivated the team to get 5 in the second half?
     
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    How do you think you, Doog and JR would get on in the prem theses days?
     
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    When playing at Molineux, were you aware of the crowds 'buzz of anticipation' when you got the ball?
     
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    Hi Waggy!

    What do you consider was your greatest performance?

    To help, the first time I saw you play was on tv highlights of a League Cup match v Spurs at Molineux in September 1969. You were injured in the opening match v Stoke and this was your first game back. It was special, you were on a mission!!!

    Also your performance in a home game v that good Chelsea team of Osgood etc cant remember the season when you practically played them on your own????

    I never had the pleasure of meeting you but this is an opportunity to say thanks for all those special moments that, 40 years on, are still treasured . . . and as my name suggests, as far as I'm concerned you were magic!!!!
     
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    Dear Waggy,

    Thank you for so many great memories. What are your honest thoughts about our four current 'wingers', Jarvis, Kightly, Hunt and Hammill. Are they good enough for the Premiership and how could they each improve in your view? Also what do you think of the tactics employed under McCarthy? Many of us felt it was too much hoof and hope and not enough skill or emphasis on playing it on the deck.

    Thanks.

    Please don't be too diplomatic (and boring!)
     
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    Waggy, I’m too young to have seen you play during your career, but I know for a fact just how good you were from all I’ve been told, read and subsequently seen. Sometime soon, you’ll rightly take your place in the Wolves Hall of Fame and line-up once more alongside JR and the Doog.

    Do you think Bill McGarry’s strict, disciplined style of management was beneficial for you as a player and for Wolves in general? Just how tactically astute was he? How much freedom did McGarry allow you to play your natural game, or were you and other Wolves players restricted in some form by him and/or his methods – perhaps at the cost of us achieving even more success in the 1970s?
     
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    What was your favourate Wolves goal? I bet the 25 yard screamer v Arsenal is up there, and if memory serves me right you scored in the UEFA Cup final too for us. Spurs away - not a bad shot either!
     
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    Wolves were within touching distance of greatness in the early 1970s. What, in your opinion, was the missing link for Wolves to have made the step-up from being a very good team to a great one?
     
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    Full backs back in the day operated by a code of targeting skillful players for a spot of GBH early in the match and you were always the target as our most creative outlet. Which defender was the most brutal in your time?
     
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    Waggy

    Unfortunately you didn't get an England cap. Is there any truth in the suggestion that Sir Alf wouldn't pick you because you liked a beer and a fag?

    Thanks for all the entertainment you gave us over the years, a truly wonderful player.
     
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    Firstly I'd like to say you were my favourite player. As a small kid growing up in Singapore, I learnt to kick with my left foot (and play on the left wing) because I wanted to play like you!

    1- Who was the best fullback you played against, and why?

    2- In THAT game against Leeds in 1972, the rumour was that a fix was in, and Bill McGarry read the riot act to the players before the game. What was going through your mind at the time? Did you think the fix was in?

    Thanks Singwolf
     
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    I seem to recall (somewhere in the past) Derek Dougan saying he had a bet with someone that you were able to cross the ball from the corner flag and land at least 9 out of ten bang on the penalty spot. He got it wrong because you managed all ten! Was this true?

    And thanks for the memories.
     
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    Questions submitted to John... many thanks to all who contributed.
     

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