Wolves legendary former captain Mike Bailey shares his old gold memories in the official matchday programme on Wednesday evening.
The former defender captained Wolves to the 1974 League Cup and 1972 UEFA Cup final, and shares his stories in Wednesday’s edition, as West Ham United visit Molineux.
Snippets of Bailey’s interview are found below, with the extended version in the matchday programme available around Molineux and online here.
I remember the League Cup final, it was definitely my favourite game. We played Manchester City, they were a good side, but the lads were different class that day. Climbing up to lift the trophy to special. There was a banquet in the evening and we were one of the last people to leave the room, and the cup was still on the table, so I said: “I better take it to the room, otherwise somebody may take it”. Then on the coach the next day nobody mentioned it, so me and my wife took it home to keep it safe. Our son Andrew was about six and asked to take it to school, so he did, then the club asked about the cup and obviously we had it.
It felt natural and it was always something I wanted to do. I got into the role and it just went on and on. I was so pleased. I came back for the Chelsea game this season and fans were still shouting “Mike”, which was brilliant, it was lovely.
‘Waggy’, but he didn’t sleep very well, he was a worrier. We were good friends. We lived on an estate in Fordhouses where they owned club houses in the old days. Ernie Hunt was there, ‘Waggy’, there was a half a dozen there because the club owned them.
Bailey joins the likes of Jesus Vallejo, John Ruddy, Romain Saiss, Andy Mutch and Matt Jarvis, who are all interviewed inside Wednesday's programme. Purchase your copy now, here.