1 In early medieval times a Lady of Mercia called Wulfrun kicked off a match at Heantun with flaming braziers for floodlights. Thereafter Wolves first night home game was recorded and named in her honour.
2 For several hundred years as this capital of the Black Country developed, they were so busy either working or worshiping that only cricket predominated in sport. Suddenly somebody invented a football that would last a full ninety minutes and Wolverhampton woke up.
3 Wanderers was an amalgamation of a church school side and a cricket club that expanded to become founder members of the Football League in 1888. Thus confirming power of prayer when aided by a choice bit of spin.
4 By 1889 Wolves settled at Molineux Grounds, which was part of a pleasure park like Crystal Palace. It was close to the city centre and so they could walk to McDonalds as easy as Pukka pies and then pick up yer wheels from the NCP no probs at all.
5 Local talent often made up their team, which for many years was very successful. Then this typically honest English club dropped to lesser level and only Hunt, Hedley and Harrison got 'em an FA Cup, in the H final of 1908 - how Hinglish was that then?
6 After a WW1 Wolves had their noses rubbed in it when they found themselves in third division north. As FL founders they were reduced to an old tarnished disgrace for multitudes of midlanders, more in black mood than golden.
7 After WW2 Wolves were back in div1 and title chasing. It was classic kick and rush, with a bit of ball-play down the flanks. But it was effective against Honved of Hungary in a so-called friendly to avenge that infamous England defeat.
8 In the sixties and seventies Wanderers had play on the deck as befits our modern game. Trouble was, all they got to show for it over a few years was auto entry to UEFA Cup competitions.
9 In Thatcher's Middle Britain Wolves almost went west. They were in div4 and everybody else was too concerned making money to care about a once proud club.
10 Jack Hayward a local lad who made it, now done good and spent a fortune moving his boyhood club on. They opened their brand new Molineux with a floodlit friendly, versus Honved for old times sake and not a proverbial brazier in sight.