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Latest player for Q&A... MIKE BAILEY

Discussion in 'Wolves Heroes Q & A suggestions...' started by Mutchy, May 27, 2010.

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  1. Mutchy

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    Once again Wolves Heroes are asking Molineux Mix posters to suggest questions to put to a former Wolves player, this time, Mike Bailey.
    http://www.wolvesheroes.com/2010/05/27/an-audience-with-mike-bailey/
    Mike plays a major part in the footballing memories of many of us I'm sure and, as well as leading Wolves as a superb player and captain, he also acted as a scout for the club during the Dave Jones era.
    Hopefully plenty of you will have questions you'd like Mike to answer... closing date is June 8th. Thanks.
     
  2. Red Socks

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    Question to Mike Bailey

    I think the best goal I ever saw MB score was for Charlton against Wolves just before his eventual transfer to us, what are Mike's meomories of this and his subsequent move to the Midlands from London.
     
  3. Waggy's Boots

    Waggy's Boots Just doesn't shut up

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    How did it feel to lift the league cup? Especially given we were such underdogs.

    Were you worried about Gary Pierce being in goal and how long ahead of kick off did the team know?

    That Man City team line up was a stellar one compared to ours- how did you prepare?

    What was Bill McGarry like to play for?

    How did you like management?

    How do you rate the current team?

    Who is your favourite all time Wolves player?
     
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  4. Shergar

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    Mike we believe you did some scouting for Dave Jones it would be interesting to know who you watched and if you felt any players were missed by not following up on your recommendations?
    Did anyone sign for Wolves because of your advice?

    In your opinion how many players was the very good 70's side off from being an excellent side challenging for and winning honours? and in what positions?

    .....?
     
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    Mike, when Leeds beat us in the FA Cup semi final at Maine Road were you really fit or still struggling. I know Bill desperately wanted you to play and you must have desperately wanted to be involved but was it touch and go. Also, Larry Lloyd reckons you were the hardest player he ever played against, who was the hardest you played against.
     
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    Mike I know you must have great memories of playing with the great side including the likes of Doog, Waggy, Hibbitt, Parkin and the rest but we may have been a couple of players away from real greatness. Question is who would you think would have made us that complete side that would have topped the league?
    BTW thnaks for those wonderful memories.
     
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    As Captain did you feel that you could/should have tried to get Peter Knowles to change his mind about quitting the game?
     
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    Thank you so much for the pleasure you gave us all.

    The relegation season in '76. What do you think it was that went wrong?
     
  9. FMM

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    How good was Peter Knowles, and how far could he have gone?
     
  10. Japan Wulf

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    Who was the best midfielder that you ever played with, and also against?

    Also, there is a lot of talk about the ball which is to be used in the world cup. How much do you think the design of modern balls has influenced and changed the game since you were playing.
     
  11. BostonWolf

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    Mike -- in the relegation season I was very impressed by Gerry O'Hara -- who soon got very sick or badly injured and sadly never had much a career. Was I just seeing him through a fan's eyes? -- was he a really good prospect? Curran or Gould? Which one was better in your view? Any idea why Derek Jefferson was never the player at Wolves that he had been at Ipswich? Best ever poformance by the team in your time? (I loved the 3-1 at United, because we were so absolutely and completely the best side.) Finally, thank you very much for the great pleasure you and that team (on occasion!) gave us all.
     
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    Q: A lot has been said about the gulf in standards between today’s Premier League and the First Division in your day, ie that the football is faster and players more skilful and fit. On the other hand, you played with heavier balls and boots, and the pitches were terrible. Do you subscribe to this view? Would Wolves circa 1971-74 hold their own in the Premier League now?
     
  13. UNCLE REMUS

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    How far was the Wolves side of 1970 - 1974 from being champions?

    Did the board support McGarry in players that he wanted to buy?

    If you could have bought any player(s) at the time that would have made Wolves championship winners, who would it have been?
     
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    Mike, started supporting The Wolves in 1965 and for me, you were the heart and soul of that team that so enriched my life as a teenager and growing adult. I love the passion you still display for the club, particularly when describing the moment you collected the trophy in 74, and "turning around and seeing the 'old gold' and showing it to them" . . . I still get goose bumps every time I hear you talking about it on the Wolves History DVD!!

    The others have asked a lot of the questions I would have asked, but can I ask you about Mexico 1970 and whether you had any contact from Alf Ramsay about being included. I remember Geoffrey Greene of The Times saying at the time that you should have gone!

    Thanks for all those never to be forgotten memories!
     
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    Thanks for all the questions so far!
     
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    Mutchy - I have these questions I would like to ask Mike.




    Mike - over the past couple of seasons at Wolves and in particular our promotion year there has been much excitement felt over our having two exceptional wingers Kightly and Jarvis. During your time at the club there was also a time when you had the benefit of playing with a pair of equally exceptional wingers Dave Wagstaffe and Terry Wharton.

    I was just wondering how you would compare them with the pair we have today and also have your views on the importance to the team of Terry Wharton who to me now seems to be sadly almost forgotten today compared to Waggy, despite being the more prolific goal scorer.



    Second question:

    Mike - With us about to play the USA in our first World Cup game I seem to remember that the first of the two full caps you received was against them as well in 1964 - in fact England trounced them 10-0!! Just wondering if you can remember much about the game??



    Many thanks Mike - I first started my love affair with the club during the mid-1960`s which has lasted unbroken to the present day. I still regard you as the very best and by far the most inspirational captain we have had during that time. Thank you.
     
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    Mutchy did I get my questions in time as they were there early on the 6th??
     
  18. Mutchy

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    Closing date is today astral, I'll be forwarding the questions later.
     
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