Steve Bull: Looking forward to a golden Wolves day
Molineux is dear to my heart – and it always will be.
Such a distinctive place, it was an honour every time I stepped out on to the pitch as a player.
And I am so proud to be a part of today’s proceedings as the ground celebrates its 130th anniversary.
I have so many lasting memories from my playing days – the Sherpa Van Trophy success in ‘88, the two promotions I enjoyed, the goals – and Molineux was at the centre of it all.
It has got a unique aura, and that is down to the supporters – loyal, hard-working people who care so much about their team.
They have seen the stadium’s transformation as much as I have, too, going from being rundown when I first joined the club to somewhere which is packed out for every game – in the Premier League.
It has been there for 130 years, and I’ve had the pleasure of being part of it all for 33. Having a stand named after me is something I will never take for granted.
We are reflecting on great days of the past, and, hopefully, this will be another one we look back on with smiles on our faces in years to come.
Chelsea are the visitors, and they are now quite similar to ourselves.
After losing star man Eden Hazard while undergoing a transfer embargo, they have turned to youth – something Nuno has not been afraid to do as Wolves boss either.
It will be a tough game, but I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I think they are there for us to pick up our first league win of the season against.
It is not a foregone conclusion, of course, but if we are at the races, I think our attack will prove too much to handle for the Blues’ defence.
In terms of our defence, we are without Willy Boly due to his sending off for two yellows at Everton, and Jesus Vallejo and Romain Saiss are the ones who could come in for him.
Whoever does, I think both of them are up to the task, and it is up to them make a statement and say to Nuno ‘I’ve got the shirt, and I want to keep hold of it’.
I’ll also be at the 10th birthday celebration at Leekes, Bilston between 12.30pm and 2.30pm tomorrow. Fingers crossed, I’m there after a huge win!