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Thursday, April 16, 2009

R's On The Road... to Wolves

by Lee Brown

On Saturday QPR travel on their penultimate away fixture of the season to promotion chasing Wolves. If Wolves pick up the 3 points from this game then they will be automatically promoted and possibly crowned champions, provided results go in their favour.

Can Rangers become party poopers???


Current Capacity at Molineux - 28,500.

Molineux is a fantastic football ground to visit, despite not having many happy memories in my past four visits there, we've lost all four games! It is a very unique arena and has a lot of character about the place. The ground is built in an oval shape and a good atmosphere can be generated within the confines of the ground, despite having a fairly large space in the corners of the stands.

Molineux has been the home for Wolves since 1889. It has been completely redeveloped over the years. The Steve Bull stand, which is where the away fans are usually in attendance, was the first to have a make over in 1979 and despite the work being carried out so many years ago it was a stand built way ahead of its time and is still looking very fresh in comparison to the other three stands surrounding it. In the early 1990's the Stan Cullis, Billy Wright and Jack Harris stands were all rebuilt, with the Jack Harris stand being the final one to be finished in 1993.

There are plans afoot to expand the capacity at Molineux to 40-45,000. This would include knocking down the Stan Cullis stand to increase the seating there as well as filling in the two corners between the Stan Cullis stand and the two on each side of it, the Billy Wright stand and Steve Bull stand.

A quick reminder to Rangers fans, we are no longer in the Steve Bull stand for this fixture.We are now in the Jack Harris stand, so proceed to entry 5 when you wish to enter the stadium. There is unreserved seating so take your place early to get the best possible view for yourselves.

Also as you enter the turnstiles you will receive a refund on your ticket as tickets in the Jack Harris are a lot cheaper.

A list of the refunds available are as shown...

£3.90 adult
£1.00 senior
£1.00 U17
£2.00 U12


At Wolverhampton Wanderers (20)

Wolverhampton Wanderers 10
Queens Park Rangers 6
Draws 4

In recent years this has not been a happy hunting ground for the R's. The last victory came at the end of September in the 98/99 season. Rangers ran out 2-1 winners on the day. Six more visits have passed since then, Wolves have won 4 and drawn 2. Last year has the closest Rangers have come to ending that sequence, a fantastically entertaining encounter which ended 3-3. Wolves grabbed a dramatic 97th minute equalizer through Andy Keogh (I think) in the 5 minutes of stoppage time that was allocated.


By Car:- Sat nav users use this postcode - WV1 4QR

There are 2ways of getting to Molineux so I shall try my best to describe both ways.

Turn off the M6 at junction 10 and bear left onto the A454. Head towards the City Centre/University and you will hit clear signage for Molineux as you near your final destination.

Jump onto the M42 heading towards the M5. On the M5 turn off at junction 2. You will encounter a number of roundabouts but head towards Wolverhampton/University North. You will jump onto the ring road this way which will lead you up towards the ground, which will be clearly signposted as u near the stadium.

By Train:-
The train station is located is the middle of the city centre. As you walk out of the station proceed to walk towards the town centre. At this point you will come across the inner ring road and turn right. Follow the ring road around as is goes to the left in a circular fashion. You will then see Molineux on your right hand side as you approach the ground.

Pubs 'n' Grub.

It is strongly advised to not enter any pub within touching distance of the ground as the Wolves fanatics dominate these areas. If you fancy a pre match beverage then you have two options. Either try one of the pubs in the city centre, it is advised to keep colours to a minium here. Alternatively you can enjoy a drink in the ground, which is a lot more hassle free, unless you are not a fan of queuing, especially at half time.

There is a large array of burger vans around the stadia for you to enjoy. If you feel like tasting the delights inside the ground then here is a small piece of info that may help. Hot dogs/burgers are £2.20 as well as all the pies being £2.20. I have never ventured into the town but i'm sure it will be easy to find a difference range of food available.


  • At 6:16 pm, Blogger Ben said…

    I'm a Wolverhampton Local and can vouch for many good Curry houses if you are looking for pre/post mach food, Givans is on Broad Street (one street closer to the ground than the road that comes from the railway station.

    Also you can get an excelent pork and Stuffing bap on Market Street, turn left the top of the road from the station when you have past the Grand Theatre. Note: the trafic lights at the junction with market street were the world's first automated traffic lights (Wolverhampton claim to fame).

    If you are going to the match, have a great day out, try to ignore the immature sections of our fans as they like to mouth off and are an embarrassment at times

  • At 6:24 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sam a Wolves fan in peace - thats a really good and fair write up, I am sorry that some of the pubs local to the ground are not accomodating I have been to Loftus road and was made to feel very welcome by home fans even being invited for a beer prior to kick off - hope you lot can do well and hopefully meet us in the premiership next season - not counting this saturday I wish you good luck

  • At 8:02 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    Thanks Ben and Sam, appreciate your feedback!! Congratulations on a great season for you, you are going up without a shadow, so you can let us have Saturday surely???

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat??? ;o)

  • At 9:03 am, Anonymous Leeroy said…

    Thanks for the kind comments guys.
    I have always enjoyed the trip upto wolves, its always a great day out(despite the results). Hopefully we can nick a win off you and have Brum, Reading n Sheff Utd all lose so it'll be a good day for all of us.
    At least u can trade places with the baggies this year =)
    Well done on the impending promotion, i hope that we can enjoy playing each other in a premiership fixture in the near future =)


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