Football Aid 2014 – Play at Molineux

How would you like to Live Your Dream of running out at Molineux alongside a Wolves Legend before taking part in a 90 minute match on the hallowed turf?

Football aid 2014

Well now’s your chance as Wolverhampton Wanderers FC have once again joined forces with Football Aid – www.footballaid.com – to give fans the opportunity to play at Molineux in 2014 and raise valuable funds for charity at the same time.

Football Aid offers Wolves fans the unique opportunity to experience a matchday in the same way the likes of Danny Batth, Bakary Sako and Samuel Ricketts and co do every other week. Players will gain exclusive access to the pitch and tunnel areas, pull on their own personalised shirt in the official changing rooms, walk down the tunnel to the sound of a cheering crowd and step out on the pitch and represent Wolves in a never to be forgotten 90 minutes of football!

To add to that, the matches at Molineux have also been supported by a host of fantastic Wolves legends in recent years, with the likes Matt Murray, Jody Craddock, Lee Naylor, Rob Edwards, Don Goodman, Andy Mutch, Robbie Dennison, David Kelly, Jon Purdie (and many more) all lending their extra special support by playing alongside or managing the fans on their big day.

Football aid Don

Positions are now available in our Auction Bidding and securing a position couldn’t be easier, just visit www.footballaid.com and choose the Wolverhampton Wanderers game and then you’ll have two options: Option 1: Bid to Play – Enter your Maximum Bid and if you’re the highest bidder when the position closes you’ll win your place on your Field of Dreams, or Option 2: Buy Now – Close the auction early and secure your place with a one off payment online. Positions close at regular intervals until Tue 12th March and opening Bids start from just £170.

Wolves fan Gary Brazier played in a game at Molineux and told Football Aid about his experience after last year’s event:

Football aid 3“Would just like to thank you and the rest of the football aid team for what was a fantastic experience at Molineux last night. From the minute we arrived to the minute we left, my family and I had a truly wonderful evening. And to top it all, getting 6 ex Wolves players to turn up is remarkable. Once again, thank you”

So if you’re keen to secure a place on your Field of Dreams this season, why not visit www.footballaid.com and sign up today! Alternatively if you’d like any additional information, you can call Football Aid on tel: 0131 220 5999, e-mail: info@footballaid.com, post on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/footballaid or send a tweet to @FootballAid.

Since forming in 2001 Football Aid have allowed over 14,000 football fans the chance to Live the Dream in 535 charity matches all over the UK. The unique concept was the brainchild of businessman and Football Aid Chairman Craig Paterson and funds raised from this year’s events will benefit the work of a charitable project nominated by Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, as well as projects nominated by Football Aid’s parent charity Field of Dreams.

Wolves Moustache XI

The joy of success and the misery of defeat isn’t just consigned to a football pitch during the month of November.

Wolves moustache

For those who don’t know, November is commonly known as Movember to some, as part of a huge charity fundraiser to generate as much cash as possible for worthy prostate cancer causes.

All you’ve got to do is grow a moustache to show your support, which is a straightforward task in principle, but infinitely more difficult in reality when the pressure is on!

My effort is typical of a Wolves fan of 1988 – 2013:

Unpredictable!

So in homage to all things ‘Mo’ during this topical time, I have devised my ultimate moustachioed Wolves XI from 1988 – 2013, with a little help from my twitter friends @Bulk0006, @sweeneybull, @RickyWatkins2, @robwatton83, @jonnydewolf, @oldgoldglory, @johnwoodward and even our current fitness coach and former player, @tonydaley7!

*NOTE: The inclusions are not based on footballing ability alone, but more the impression that each Mo left on me as a supporter. The more infectious / memorable the tash, the more chance it stood. Criteria to adhere to: i) Fully fledged beards don’t count; ii) No pencil moustaches allowed – way too ambiguous.

Kendall1. Mark Kendall: Kendall’s moustache was like Mark Kendall himself…Bristling, full of character and lovably infectious. Mark Kendall without a Mo would have been like the night sky without the moon.

 

 

 

 

Roberts2. Brian Roberts: At the age of 50 when he signed, Harry Roberts resembled a Dad’s Army character with his Clive Dunn tash. If memory serves, he was equally hilarious to watch, if not slightly less mobile.

 

 

 

 

Thommo3. Andy Thompson: If Thommo’s tash could talk, it could regale me with some of the happiest memories from my entire life. It was a constant source of comfort. A distinctive sight of pure reliability.

 

 

 

 

Potter4. Darren Potter: For Scouse scally and sheer audacity, Potter’s name was first on this teamsheet. Just like Potter himself, his growth was delicate, soft and barely noticeable to the naked eye.

 

 

 

 

Streete5. Floyd Streete: If it’s true that a dog’s appearance resembles that of its owners, then what of Floyd Streete’s meaty beast beneath his nose? A girthy, porn star piece of architecture that commanded fear and respect in equal measure.

 

 

 

 

Robertson6. Ally Robertson: Want to know the secret to a division 3 promotion Mr Jackett? Get the back four to grow thoroughly commendable moustaches. Skipper Ally and Gary Bellamy (along with Thommo and Bruno) completed a positively bristling rear guard. Ally’s ‘Major’ growth demanded respect, even if his defending sometimes didn’t. (I won’t mention Tony Agana Ally. I promise!)

 

 

 

Tony Daley7. Tony Daley: By God, if this was a real team, then you could cut through this midfield with more speed than a Gillette Fusion on Steve Weaver’s under-18s. ‘Dales’ gets in because he clarified (on twitter) that he did indeed cultivate a tash, which actually had a leg-press machine named after it in the treatment room. Understandably, some fans might have missed it.

 

 

 

Vaughan8. Nigel Vaughan: Looking back, it is becoming abundantly clear that Graham Turner was blinded by the fuzz, basing his scouting strategy on it. How else do you explain the keeper, the entire back four, this wispy Welshman and Jackie bloody Gallagher?! Nigel’s Mo was distinctly ‘English teacher.’ A good, honest English teacher.

 

 

 

Akinbiyi9. Ade Akinbiyi: Akinbiye’s tash was the very antithesis of Akinbiye: Refined, polished and bordering on the subtle. This elegant effort belonged to another player, judging by the uncontrollable bone-head behind it. However, Akinbiyi was most definitely lovable, as was his ‘undercover-brother’ creation.

 

 

 

Goodman10. Don Goodman: This was a well groomed, slimline effort that owed much to careful preparation. Known in Movember circles as an ‘Abra-Kadabra’. Speaking of which, does anyone remember Don’s magical ‘leg-cocking’ trick that he’d try on defenders, which failed to bamboozle a single one. An unknown fact: Don’s goal at Elland Road wouldn’t have occurred if he was clean shaven. Don’t ask why, but it definitely wouldn’t.

 

 

Gallagher11. Jackie bloody Gallagher: Sod it, he’s in. I can’t leave him out with all his hairy cohorts in. He was a cross between Ian Marshall and Hacksaw Jim Duggan and looked as menacing as either. A chap at the Eastern Daily Press sportsdesk told me a couple of years ago that he was the most emphatic non-league striker ever. So the South Bank was right: He was worth a million pounds! I hereby christen his tash the ‘Jihad-Jackie.’

 

 

Sami Al JaberSubs: Mo Camara, Sami Al-Jaber, Derek Mountfield, Paul Edwards, John Paskin, Darren Simkin, Gary Bellamy, Tony Lange, Mike Small, Paul Jones.

 

 

 

 

If anyone would like to donate to my very own Mo for Movember, please visit http://uk.movember.com/mospace/9164513

Thanks!

Play at Molineux with Football Aid

Wolves Blog are once again supporting Football Aid as the charity give supporters the opportunity to play in a specially arranged game at Molineux. Over to Conor from Football Aid.

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC have once again shown magnificent support and joined forces with Football Aid, allowing football fans the opportunity to grace the hallowed turf and play on their Field of Dreams at Molineux in 2013, while at the same time raising funds for charity.

Our magical event allows Wolves supporters to ‘Live the Dream’ in an authentic match day experience. Players will gain exclusive access to the pitch and tunnel areas, pull on their own personalised shirt in the official changing rooms, walk down the tunnel to the sound of a cheering crowd and ultimately to step out on the hallowed turf and represent their club in a never to be forgotten 90 minutes of football.

The matches have also been supported by a host of Wolves legends, with the likes of Matt Murray, Lee Naylor, Rob Edwards, Don Goodman, Andy Mutch, Robbie Dennison, David Kelly, Jon Purdie and many more all lending their valuable support in recent years, by playing alongside or managing the supporters in the hugely enjoyable matches at Molineux.

Securing your position couldn’t be easier, just visit www.footballaid.com and choose your club, then you’ll have two ways to secure your Fixed Price position: Option 1: ‘Buy Now’ – Our quickest and most popular option, or Option 2: ‘Sponsored to Play’ – Pay a non-refundable £100 deposit to secure your position and then simply pay off the remaining balance anytime before 25th January 2013.

So if you’re keen to secure your place on your Field of Dreams this season, why not visit www.footballaid.com today to make sure you’re part of the team! Alternatively if you’d like any additional information, you can call Football Aid on 0131 220 5999 or email info@footballaid.com.

Football Aid celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2010 and have allowed over 13,090 football fans the chance to “Live the Dream” in more than 501 matches. They are a groundbreaking organisation which generates funds annually by hosting charity football matches at iconic stadiums all over the UK. The unique concept was the brainchild of businessman and Football Aid Chairman Craig Paterson and funds raised from the event will benefit the work of a charitable project nominated by the club, as well as projects nominated by Football Aid’s parent charity Field of Dreams.

Due to the huge interest we’ve received many of the 90min positions have already been sold, however additional positions (currently showing as “Unavailable”) will be opened for sale in our Auction Bidding period that starts in January 2013. If you make sure and Register on the website, you’ll receive notification by e-mail when Bidding starts.

Play at Molineux

I was recently contacted by the charity Football Aid and wanted to do my bit by plugging their event for them. Over to Chris from the charity…

It’s that time of year again: the Christmas tree is up, the snow is falling, and the streets are packed with frantic shoppers searching for the ideal festive gift for their nearest and dearest Wolverhampton Wanderers fan…

Football Aid to the rescue! Why brave the winter weather when you can secure the gift of a lifetime from the warmth and comfort of your own home? The unique gifts available at www.footballaid.com will leave any man you know delighted! This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will give Wolves fans the thrill of the ultimate match day experience at Molineux!

Football Aid offers fans the opportunity to Live the Dream of an authentic match day experience; to gain exclusive access to the pitch and tunnel areas, pull on their own personalised shirt in the official changing rooms, walk down the tunnel to the sound of a cheering crowd and ultimately to step out onto their Field of Dreams and represent their club in a never to be forgotten 90 minute match.

The matches have also been supported by a host of Wolves legends down the years, with the likes of Don Goodman, Andy Mutch, Robbie Dennison, David Kelly, Jon Purdie, all lending their valuable experience in previous years, by playing alongside or managing the supporters in the hugely enjoyable matches at Molineux.

So if you’re keen to secure your place on your Field of Dreams early this season, why not visit www.footballaid.com today to make sure you’re ahead of the crowd! Alternatively if you’d like any additional information, you can call Football Aid on 0131 220 5999 or email info@footballaid.com

Football Aid celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2010 and have allowed over 12,225 football fans the chance to ‘Live the Dream’ in more than 460 matches. They are a groundbreaking organisation which generates funds annually by hosting charity football matches at iconic stadiums all over the UK.

The unique concept was the brainchild of businessman and Football Aid Chairman Craig Paterson and funds raised from the event will benefit the work of a charitable project nominated by the club, as well as projects nominated by Football Aid’s parent charity Field of Dreams.