West Midlands Police have made six arrests at the end of the Wolverhampton Wanderers and Birmingham City derby this afternoon.
Police have said there was a 'small disorder' as fans were leaving the stadium around the Stafford Street area. This was quickly contained, an investigation launched and arrests were made.
The actions of a few should not mar today’s local derby. The majority of the day passed peacefully and successfully.
However, action will always be taken against those few who don’t follow the law. Our officers were quick to respond and dispel those intent on confrontation.
An investigation is now underway. If there were people who saw something that could help our investigation or who have mobile phone footage of the disorder then they should contact the football unit on 101 at the earliest opportunity.
No further details of the arrests are available at this point.
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Wolverhampton Wanderers FC has been put up for sale after owner and chairman Steve Morgan decided to put his 100% shareholding in the club up for sale.
Wolves have released the following statement:
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC announces today that after eight eventful and enjoyable years at the Club, and after much thought, owner and Chairman Steve Morgan has decided to put his 100% shareholding in the Club up for sale.
Steve will step down from the Board with immediate effect and day-to-day activities will continue to be managed by the Chief Executive with the current Board overseeing operations.
While the process of finding a new owner is being undertaken it is very much business as usual for the Head Coach, players, staff and all other stakeholders involved with Wolves.
Steve would like to relay to all concerned that his ongoing commitment and financial support to Wolves will continue until a new owner can be found.
He would like to thank everyone connected with the Club for their support and backing over his tenure to date and, as always, wishes Wolves every success for the future.
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Former Wolves goalkeeper Malcolm Finlayson has died at the age of 84.
He was suddenly taken ill and passed away yesterday afternoon in Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley.
Malcolm won league titles with Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1958 and 1959, and also won the FA Cup in 1960. He made 203 appearances in all competitions for Wolves.
“Everyone at the Club was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of Malcolm’s death.
Not only was he a member of the Wolves Hall of Fame and a legendary former player, but he remained part of the fabric of the Club becoming Chairman, and then recently, President, of the Wolves Former Players Association, working tirelessly on behalf of former players for a number of years.
Our deepest condolences got to Malcolm’s partner, Angela, his daughter, Sandra and her husband, Mel, and all his family and friends.”
Norwich City Football Club has suspended two supporters allegedly involved in racist abuse at last Sunday's match against Wolves.
The Canaries said the fans had been banned from attending games at Carrow Road pending the outcome of an investigation.
The club received a number of complaints from Norwich supporters who were at NCFC's opening match of the Championship season at Molineux.
"If, as a result of our investigation, the club is satisfied any individuals are guilty of racist behaviour, we will issue them with lifetime bans from attending games at Carrow Road."
City has passed its evidence on to police who are also investigating the matter.
Wolves will host Norwich City in their first season back in the Championship on the 9th August.
The fixtures for the new season have been released this morning.
The derby games against Birmingham City will take place at Molineux on 1st November and at St Andrews 11th April.
Two Midland football managers have been honoured by their peers at the League Managers Association's annual awards dinner.
Still celebrating their promotion to the Premier League, Leicester City's Nigel Pearson was crowned Championship Manager of the Year, having sealed the deal with six games to spare and leading the team to a club record of 102 points.
And Wolves' manager Kenny Jackett was named League One Manager of the Year, sharing the honour with Leyton Orient's Russell Slade.
Jackett took over after the club suffered a humiliating double-relegation, with fans' morale at an all-time low - but managed to secure promotion back into the Championship and the title, topping 100 points.