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Wolves v Fulham, 16.9.59

Discussion in 'Molineux Mix memories' started by Big Saft Kid, Nov 26, 2010.

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  1. Big Saft Kid

    Big Saft Kid Just doesn't shut up

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    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.
     
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    I missed it, I had flue dammit.
     
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    Wasn't the other 9 against Cardiff - away !!!
     
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    Yes, that was a few years before (September 1955). 9-1 at Ninian Park. I think they beat us in the return fixture at the Mol!
     
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    Haynes definitely did not play in that game. The difference was we had Peter Broadbent back after missing game at Craven Cottage
     
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    You may be right about Haynes. I definitely remember that Jimmy Langley was the Fulham captain, and that George Cohen played, with Tony Macedo in goal.
     
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    BSK

    How did Norman Deeley find time to score 4, thought he spent most games clogging opposition players?
     
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    LOL! He was unstoppable that autumn, just couldn't stop scoring.
     
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    BSK - that was my first ever game! I was 9 yrs old - my Dad and 2 elder brothers were regulars in the 50's, and must have thought it was about time I was initiated.

    Easy to be a lifelong fan after a start like that!
     
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    6 min 1-0 (Deeley), 36 2-0 (Deeley) 38 3-0 (Flowers), 58 4-0 (Broadbent), 59 5-0 (Mason), 63 6-0 (Murray), 69 7-0 (Deeley pen), 73 8-0 (Clamp), 88 9-0 Deeley. Mason missed open goal in last minute.

    Best goal of night was Flowers's - a rocket from 35 yards. What a player!

    Haynes did not play. Cohen, Mullery and Jimmy Hill in Fulham team
     
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    Correction -- the missed open goal in the last minute, which would have made it 10, was Jimmy Murray's -- skied it over the bar from 5 yards out in front of an open goal. I was on the wall in the N Bank directly in front of him. Remember Ron's goal -- like an arrow into the top corner. Fulham goalie Tony Macedo.
     
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    This was my first ever match as a young 7 year old, my old man took me and I can remember being so mesmerised by all the goals everything turned into a blur. I know the guy on the turnstile told my old man to shove me under the turnstile (sorry Wolves I owe you for that match) and I seem to remember being in the Molineux Street stand before it was all seater but my memory may be playing tricks on that, been hooked ever since that match.
     

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