Since the start of the decade the rise of Digital media in sport has grown to heights that no-one expected.
Whilst professional outlets try to out-do each other in creating viral tweets and ‘announce’ signings, other folks have been giving it a go for a while longer.
With more focus on Wolves since we became incredibly richer that yaw, there is a plethora of Wolves coverage you can find online to satisfy your Molineux inch between match days.
Some of which, you may not have realised, has been going on for years, right under your noses.
Let us share with you some of the blogs and pods you can sink your invisible coding into.
That’s right, here at Fancast, we are telling you where else to go…
Old Gold Club
Well we might as well start with the clubs’ official podcast.
Rather than go down the route of current affairs, Wolves have taken a different approach with their podcast adventure with ‘Old Gold Club’.
Despite being hosted by the club, players are given the opportunity to freely express their views on their time at Wolves, whether positive or negative, which is refreshing to hear.
You can listen to the Old Gold Club here.
They have created a dedicated community of fans who analyse and discuss the latest goings on at Molineux.
Thomas explains the origins of Wolves Blog:
“I started Wolves Blog because nobody else was doing it. There were forums like Molineux Mix and the BBC 606 boards were still going strong back then, but there wasn’t really what I’d call an ‘editorial’ product driven by supporters.
By coincidence Ben had just created his own blog, so I quickly signed him up to write for Wolves Blog.
We bounced off each other, some mates started joining in and from there a little community began to form.
We’re now closing in on 10 years. Although I’m the guy who keeps it going, I credit Ben for pushing the envelope and defining much of the blog’s style.”
You can read the latest offerings from Wolves Blog here.
Not just looking at the issues facing Wolves, Cry Wolf explores the wider discussions of modern day football.
Adam Thompson shared with us how he started the blog:
“Coming from a journalism career I wanted to create a website where fans could share my passion for Wolves but also read articles that offered a balanced view on the inevitable drama of supporting our great club.”
You can read the latest articles from Cry Wolf here.
South Bank Resistance
Whilst at Fancast we love our wrestling quips, nods to 90’s films and shoehorning in Alan Partridge quotes hilarious, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.
The blog and now podcast series from the South Bank Resistance provides a more personal and social view of what it is like being a Wolves fan.
Michael Petalengro started the series and he explains how it took off:
“Southbank Resistance was started as a way to discuss a more holistic view of what happens at the match, who we see, what we do and what we think.
‘We’ being the people that are the last ones to leave the pub and the ground after a match, the people that understand that sometimes football isn’t all about the quantitative and the empirical but also about soul and love.“
The 77 Club
Whilst Fancast has been kicking it alone in the podcast club since 07′, some other kids have finally decided to play.
‘The 77 Club’ is the latest Wolves podcast to hit the audio shores.
Sam Cook, who is behind the podcast, told us how they got started :
“Whenever we turn on 5 Live or Talk Sport, all we get is how great Harry Kane is, something about Wayne Rooney or a Liverpool fan who’s certain ‘this is their year’.
We sat back and thought – Wolves fans deserve better than this.
So we did a bit of research, looked at what we could include in terms of Manager/Player interviews etc.T
The logistics of actually putting a podcast together (Can. Of. Worms) and came up with a plan of what we’d want to listen to on-demand.
It’s going OK. The learning curve has been huge, we’ll get better the more episodes we do – we’re really enjoying it.”
You can listen to the 77 Club here.
Express and Star Wolves Podcast
One of the highlights of Wolves coverage over the last couple of years has been the tag team of Nathan Judah and Tim Spiers.
With Tim providing the info and Nathan supplying the rugged good looks, the duo have now expanded their quality digital coverage into podcast form, The Express and Star Wolves Podcast.
Nathan Judah told us how the idea of doing a podcast came about:
“Following on from the success of the E&S football podcast, it was clearly evident that. Wolves was dominating content. It was an easy decision to evolve into the E&S Wolves podcast.
With Tim Spiers and Nathan Judah along with Luke Hatfield offering an insiders look into the club, together with a variety of guests and humorous ‘bantz,’ the format continues to go from strength to strength.”
You can listen to the E&S wolves podcast here.
Musings From Molineux
Recent Fancast signing Gulraj Kular has been inscribing his thoughts on Wolves for many months now.
The blog takes an analytical and tactical look at life at Wolves and is becoming popular amongst fans after every read.
Gully talks about how his blog came about:
“Blogging has always been a passion of mine and I’ve always enjoyed articulating my thoughts on the sport and team I love.
Through a combination of extra time and enthusiasm I’ve been able to build Musings from Molineux up and offer what I feel as an alternative to anything that’s out there.
Wolves fans are based all over the world and it’s great to be able to offer some thoughts and opinions from closer to home.”
Read the latest offerings from Gully and Musings from Molineux here.
It’s not just blogs and podcasts that dominate the digital airwaves within the Wolves community.
‘Talking Wolves’ is a brand new fan channel. Providing fan reactions post game, classic YouTube style ‘list’ videos and much more.
Watch and subscribe to the channel here.
Any Wolves blogs or podcasts we’ve missed? Comment below and let us know.