Willie Carr is a true member of the DDCWWFCSC, a man who along with his wife Tessa, comes along and gets stuck into nearly all of the events. At this summer’s barbecue he took an active part in the ‘lads versus dads’ 20 a side football game; then later was to be found taking his turn at the barbecue, knocking out the burgers and sausages. What’s more remarkable is that no one got food poisoning!!
We first came into contact with Willie back in 1980 when he won the DDCWWFCSCPOTY in the year we had won the League Cup, beating European Champions Forest at Wembley and finishing 6 in the league. He came along to our Dinner which that year, which was held in a Nene Hall in Daventry. Also there that night were John Richards and Derek Parkin, and unusually our club President Richard Meacock.
…no dinner is complete without the Willie Carr moment, when Willie sings for his supper.
Richard was in charge of looking after Willie during his meal and when it came to the presentations for the POTY Coxy was horrified, as Meacock was making Willie sing! But it turns out that like the President, Willie likes to do a turn, and these days no dinner is complete without the Willie Carr moment, when Willie sings for his supper. At I think the 25th Annual Dinner at Molineux Willie stood down from the stage after 2 encores and whispered to Coxy ‘ that was a good one, that last one – I hadn’t heard that one before!’
Willie arrived at Molineux from Coventry the second time of asking after an earlier deal had fallen through when his medical showed a problem. He finally arrived and made his debut against Chelsea in a scintillating 7 – 1 in which he volleyed home the third from the edge of the box. A full Scottish International he was a one touch player, keeping the ball moving linking play together. Always popular with the fans he finally moved on to Milwall late in his career.
They have 3 sons and one daughter, and now have two grandchildren with the second recently arrived, which keep them on their toes. Coxy remembers one of his lads when small always had an autograph book in the players lounge after matches. But he wouldn’t get anyone else’s autograph until he’d got his Dad’s first. Willie and Tessa have developed firm friendships with members of the DDCWWFCSC notably Brian and Simone Restall, and no dinner would be complete without them.