THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

13 February ~ With Wolves and Preston both are decidedly mid-table this season so not a huge amount rests on their match at Molineux today. It does, however, present the opportunity to look at the same match on May 2, 1949. Wolves were sixth in Division One and out of the title race. However, just two days earlier they had won the FA Cup for the third time in their history with a 3-1 victory over Leicester at Wembley. At half time during this match the Cup was paraded in front of the 54,435-strong crowd. The packed, vast South Bank is captured in rare colour (silent) footage below.

Wolves won 2-1, meaning for Preston to avoid relegation they had to win their final match of the season and hope those above them slipped up. PNE managed to beat Liverpool 2-0 at Anfield, but Huddersfield beat Manchester City and Middlesbrough drew 1-1 with Aston Villa. 

Related articles

Badge of the week ~ Rebels FC, British Virgin Islands
Badge of the week ~ Rebels FC, British Virgin Islands There are some things one's mind jolts to instantly on hearing the word "rebel". One is of...
Proposals to include more non-League clubs into the FA Cup first round
The FA Cup Factfile blog suggests introducing Championship clubs a round earlier, which would have a knock-on effect for non-League clubs 26...

Sign up for the WSC Weekly Howl

Just enter your email address