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Molineux - Wolverhampton Wanderers

Molineux - Wolverhampton Wanderers

Those were the days my friend, we thought they`d never end………so sing Wolves fans with their own rendition of this song, but for us we can finally say that those days of putting up with Saltergate & Millmoor have ended, and it`s a welcome back to Molineux for those of us old enough to remember it.
The Walkers Stadium has become a regular jaunt for most Pool fans over recent years and at long last, just the sight of Molineux will be a welcome reminder of where we now are, and what we`ve been missing over the decades.

How to get there
From the North - the M6 south will be like Friends Reunited this season but without the joining fee. Take the M6 to junction 12, then turn right onto the A5, after 1 mile take a left onto Stafford Road A449, continue past the Goodyear factory until you reach the five Ways roundabout, here take the 3rd exit onto Waterloo Road, the ground will be 0.25 mile on your left hand side.
From the South - Take the M6 to junction 10, then join the A454 continue on this road until you pass Wolverhampton Railway Station, then take the second right into Waterloo Road , after 0.25 mile the ground will be on your right hand side. Street parking is available around the ground.
For the Virgin lovers 15minute walk from the station. Head towards the town centre and follow to the left

The Ground
Molineux has been totally redeveloped over recent years. My last memory of us there was that we seemed to be miles from the pitch, not helped by the fact that it was a night game. We have been allocated the Lower Tier of the Steve Bull Stand, room for 3200 Pool Fans here. I would expect slightly more to travel than went to Leicester as this is a ground that a fair few Pool fans will not have had the opportunity of attending. One thing`s for certain they love their history, not only naming their stands after famous players, but outside the ground there are 2 statues of their most loved sons -Billy Wright & Stan Cullis. Molineux is an impressive stadium and fans speak of the quality of the construction, hardly suprising as it cost over 20million in total for the complete redevelopment. Holding over 28500 there are plans to expand to hold over 43000, but that depends on a lengthy stay in the Premiership.

Where to drink
Most pubs around the ground adopt a member`s only approach, allowing few if any away fans in and certainly not wearing colours. Away fans report that it can be quite intimidating around the ground, and due to the closeness of the town centre suggestions are that the town centre is a safer and friendlier place to drink. For CAMRA lovers try the Great Western behind the train station.

Stewards & Plod
The stewarding is regarded here as low key, adopting a common sense approach. Plod will have a visible presence outside the ground, after a surprisingly healthy approach by the off the pitch officials at the Walkers, here`s hoping for more of the same at Wolverhampton.

Fear Factor rating - 7

An impressive win on our first travel of the season could be added to with another visit to the Midlands. Wolves snatched defeat from the jaws of victory at home on the opening day. Big club, money spent, vociferous manager, high expectations - sound familiar? Here`s hoping the trip back up north is as pleasant as it was on the 11th for the tangerine faithful.

Onwards + Upwards




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Date:Wednesday August 22 2007

Time: 10:24PM

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can recommend the Great Wester for a pint of Bathams or Holts AND a pork barm. Tasty ad great value!
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