Numbered Shirts

On this day (April 29) in 1933 Manchester City and Everton became the first teams to wear numbered shirts in the FA Cup final. To mark this occasion here is an article on the history of numbered shirts…

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IN SEARCH OF THE BLUES – Paul Moulden (interviewed in March 2005)

Paul Moulden joined the Blues from Bolton Lads Club as an apprentice in June 1984, and made his first team debut in a Full Members’ Cup game in November 1985 when he was 18.  Always popular with fans, Moulden scored 18 goals in 48 (plus 16 as sub) League games.  Gary James met up with him at his chip shop in Bolton to discuss his career in March 2005.

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Wolves have completed the signing of England youth goalkeeper Louie Moulden

Louie Moulden, 19, has agreed a two-year deal at Molineux, and will become a Wolves player on July 1 after his contract at Manchester City expires next week.

Louie is the son of former City striker Paul Moulden whose goalscoring exploits earned him a place in the Guinness Book Of Records.

Goalkepper Louie has a wealth of international experience, having played at every age group for England up to under-19s, including appearances between at the European under-17 championships in 2019.

After progressing through the Academy systems at both Liverpool and City, featuring for the under-18 and under-23 sides at the reigning Premier League champions, Moulden secured his move to the West Midlands after a successful trial at Wolves earlier this year.

Moulden saw game time for James Collins’ under-23s in their clash with Premier League 2 Division 2 title winners Leeds United at Aggborough Stadium, in February. 

If you want to find out more about Paul Moulden, here’s an interview I did with him a few years back: