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Saturday August 22nd 1970
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 Tottenham Hotspur 3

On Saturday 22nd August, 1970, Spurs visited the famous Molineux ground, and beat the hosts 3-0 with goals by Martin Chivers, Roger Morgan, and Alan Mullery in front of 23,896 people.

Wolves' published side was:- Oldfield; Taylor, Parkin, Bailey, Holsgrove, Wilson, McCalliog, Dougan, Gould, Curran, and Wagstaffe.

I well remember Dave Wagstaffe being a very dangerous left winger, and always a threat to the defence. Bailey was a relatively stocky, and follically challenged right-half midfielder, and of course we all know Derek Dougan, Jim McCalliog and Bobby Gould. The phrase attributed to Tommy Docherty on the lines of having had more clubs than Arnold Palmer (name any current famous golfer), could easily have been given to Gould as a player and a manager, he has been everywhere it seems!

Gould was a new signing for Wolves and featured on the centre page photograph. Derek Dougan (pictured right) was also featured in the programme as he had just been elected as the PFA chairman. The programme noted that Dougan had won a new reputation as a TV personality on LWT's "Four Jest Men", a soccer panel which also included Pat Crerand, Malcolm Allison, and Bob McNab. I well remember the first three and Jack Charlton becoming regular ITV World Cup panellists in later years. Dougan had taken the PFA role from one Terry Neill, who had just become player-manager of Hull City.

Manager Bill McGarry was a Barry Davies look-alike(pictured below), and in his prominent column, he expounded profusely on the subject of hooliganism, and suggested a return to National Service. It was a popular argument in those days, and for many years after, but I can't imagine managers getting quite so involved in political issues these days!

The Spurs team was Jennings; Kinnear, Knowles; Mullery, England, Collins; Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters and Morgan.

The referee was Harold Williams.

Wolves had a detailed "ABC" guide to the Spurs, and a focus on Juniors likely to make the grade included 18 year old Barry Daines, and 17 year old Graeme Souness "who went to the same school as Dave Mackay".

Other results on this day over the last 40 years were:-

64-65 H v Sheff. Utd W 2-0
79-80 A v Norwich L 0-4
81-82 v Aston Villa D 2-2 (Charity Shield)
87-88 H v Chelsea W 1-0
89-90 A v Everton L 1-2
92-93 H v Crystal Palace D 2-2
98-99 H v Sheffield Wednesday L 0-3

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