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Were Wolves about to kick off a game of Whites versus Stripes?

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: July 03, 2014

  • All white on the night: Wolves in change shirts

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THESE two rare old postcards offer a bit of a poser at first glance.

Both are clearly marked 'Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, 1920', but show two different teams in two completely different strips. It may be that they show the first team and the reserves, but could they have been about to take part in a Whites v Stripes inter-squad match?

We've managed to match up the Whites picture with a copy of the same in Tony Matthews' Wolves: ~A Complete Record, and they lined up as follows.

Back row, from left: Eli Morse (Trainer); Baugh; Gregory; Peers; Woodward; Hodnett; Marshall.

Front row: Harrison; Potts; Edmonds; Cutler; Brooks. Several of these were in the FA Cup side: Baugh; Marshall; Gregory; Hodnett; Riley; Edmonds; Potts and Brooks – which suggests that despite the white shirts they were not the Reserves.

We can't find an exact match for the Stripes team, but we recognise the goalkeeper as Noel George, who was also a well-known first team regular.

Can you name any of the missing players, or perhaps explain why they were split into two teams on what appears to be the same day? Write in if you can, give us a call on 01384 567678, or email gjones@blackcoun trybugle.co.uk.

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