Wolverhampton Wanderers: Remember Them?

Boro’ have taken on their fare share of opponents over the years and some of those teams have simply been no more than passing acquaintances. Meanwhile, there are also those others that became – well – annoyingly familiar, right? For all the many times that we’ve faced the likes of W*king, for example, there are no shortage of rare match-ups either. So, it makes sense for us to look back through our archives to see how many you can remember. For example, where do Wolverhampton Wanderers stand in the grand scheme of things?

Let’s face it – Wolves must rank as one of the biggest clubs we’ve ever gone up against over the course of a regular league campaign. Yep, even bigger than Luton Town. And no, we can’t quite believe it either. But, here, we’ve a club that went from Stoke in the Premier League to Stevenage in League One. A process that took just two years. After three terms in the top flight, Wolves sank like a stone. That’s why, in November 2013, we entered the towering arena that is Molineux – a sign of how far we’d come. And how far they’d fallen.

 

Wolverhampton Wanderers: Us And Them

Wolverhampton Wanderers: Remember Them?

The 2013-4 campaign was a turning point for both us and Wolverhampton Wanderers, however. We made a ropey start at their gaff and couldn’t quite pull it back. A 2-0 win for our hosts was one of their 31 that term as they made the return to the Championship at the first time of asking. In April’s return game, meanwhile, a goalless draw put us within a point of League One safety. But you’ll probably realise by now that it meant two-thirds of naff all in the end. We lost our battle for survive. We went down, they went up – and that’s how it is…

In the end, two meetings between us and them is all we have to show for our shared heritage. But, as far as we know, it’s still two more than Woking have to show for themselves. After all, Wolves are former kings of English football, have won FA Cups and have even been to a European final – even if it was against Spurs. They’ve even had the sheer joy of playing in the Anglo-Italian Cup. As for the pleasure of taking on Boro’ for a third time any time soon, it’s looking like that one is going to have to wait – and for quite some time too.

BoroGuide’s Wolverhampton Wanderers club profile – for old time’s sake…

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