Record Signing for Club – Steve Daley

It was great for us to spend this evening in the company of former Wolves player Steve Daley.

Originally from Yorkshire Steve joined Wolves as an apprentice making his professional début with the Club in 1971 going on to establish himself as a regular in the first team and earning caps with England’s B team.

1979 saw his transfer to Manchester City for a then British Record £1,437,500 – though played out of position the move did not go well leading the Observer to class it as number 1 in their top 10 list of the biggest wastes of money in football history.

Parting company with City two years later Steve crossed the Atlantic for three successful seasons as a player in the North American Soccer League.

Since leaving the game Steve has made quite a name for himself as an after dinner speaker – so much so that he was recognised as ‘Soccer Speaker of the Year’ in 2009.

It’s easy to see why Steve won the award – his has been a career which has seen both its ups and its downs and he’s got some great stories to share as a result. Steve gave the lads in the room a great nights entertainment  – he had us in stitches all evening – and we give him our thanks and wish him continued success in his speaking career and in his charitable work with other ex Wolves players raising money for local charities.

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