The Old Gold Club returns with a twist on Monday as Big Match Revisited premieres on Wolves official YouTube channel at 8pm.
Popular podcast duo Mikey Burrows and Chris Iwelumo join forces once again to reminisce over some of the club’s greatest games, joined by some of the players that made those moments so special.
With no football to capture the imagination currently, Big Match Revisited will see an epic 90 minutes replayed in full, but this time accompanied by interviews and insight providing a fresh perspective to some of the most memorable occasions.
In the first episode of the series, Mikey and Lumes take a short trip down memory lane to 6th April 2018 and a famous night in Cardiff, where Wolves all but secured promotion to the Premier League in the most dramatic of circumstances.
They’re joined on the show by three heroes from that night in South Wales – Barry Douglas, Ruben Neves and John Ruddy, as first beat second by the narrowest of margins in the Championship.
Of course, it was Neves’ free-kick which proved the difference, but Ruddy’s injury time penalty save, and a second spot kick which cannoned off the crossbar for the Bluebirds, meant the game would live long in the memories of all Wolves fans.
The trio share never before heard stories from the night, including Mike Dean’s game-management and the psychology behind Ruddy’s dramatic save from Gary Madine.
Wolves TV commentator Mikey covered the crucial fixture at the time and remembers it fondly. He said: “I was there, it was a Friday night, it was tense, nervy and it had that kind of big-game atmosphere.
“The travelling fans were loud, it had got a bit feisty when they met earlier on in the season and facing each other at this time of the season was a good old fashioned six-pointer.”
Lumes, ahead of revisiting the victory, added: “What a game. First against second, both teams trying their hardest to get into the Premier League and there was so much riding on it. This game was just the icing on the cake for a fantastic season.”
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In the build-up to the show’s launch, wolves.co.uk will be bringing you snippets of what to expect from Neves, Douglas and Ruddy, before the must-see 90-minute show premieres at 8pm on Monday on Wolves’ YouTube channel, before being available in the archive at tv.wolves.co.uk.