A Change Of Tack As The Countdown Continues

With the World Cup now behind us, we have returned to normal business at Wolves Heroes and started to clear the little backlog of routine stories that built up during the spectacular in Brazil. We were pleased to sustain an appropriate theme for the duration of a fabulous tournament and hope our stories were read with the usual interest.

We love competitions involving football. A great German speaking website, Piramind, is giving away World Cup tickets. Worth a visit, if you speak German of course!

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Inside Story Of Heroic ‘Capped’ Keeper

July 26th, 2014

How Gary Let Success Go To His Head

There will surely never be another landmark date in Gary Pierce's life to match the one that reminds us how his stunning performance against Manchester City in the 1974 League Cup final came on his 23rd birthday. The fact that tomorrow marks 35 years to the day since he left Molineux for Barnsley, though, encourages us to now air some of present-day Wolves scout Les Green's memories of a keeper he was delighted to have as a good pal.

In Moon Landing Year…….Another Giant Leap

July 23rd, 2014

Extraordinary Rise Of Wolves 'Forward'

Can you name the player who started the 1969-70 season playing inside-left for Wolves' third team and ended it playing in the European Cup final? Our eyes widened a little the moment we received the question. Maybe yours have, too. The first reaction here, knowing that Richards, Doog and Co played in a UEFA Cup final rather than its grander brethren - and that was two years later - was to scratch our heads for the name of some prodigious kid who for whatever reason didn't make it at Molineux but moved on to hit the jackpot with Ajax or Benfica.

Hibby Having A Hole Lot Of Fun

July 20th, 2014

Kenny Still Nicely On Course

We wouldn't dare have rung Kenny Hibbitt for this piece while play was actually taking place in this weekend's Open Championship. His love of golf guaranteed that courtesy from us. But it's not only events at Hoylake that have recently occupied the thoughts he gives to his second sporting love.

An Impressive Roll Call

Welcome to one of the newer areas of the Wolves Heroes website.
Here, we not only list every player who has appeared in a League match for the club but also the order in which they did so.
For example, this is the place to learn that a few well-known and not-so-well-known men, such as Gerry O'Hara and Robert Kelly, have special niches in Wolves history that they presumably knew nothing about.
In 1976, O'Hara became the 600th man to be given a League debut by the club while Kelly clocked in as the 700th more than a decade later.
Please take a slow trawl through to see the entire order but bear in mind that, if you are revisiting this area, we may have made alterations since you last looked owing to a recount and the eagle eye of our checker, Donald Noble in Coventry!
We stress that the list refers to League games only, not any of the cups, and stretches back 125 years to when Wolves were one of 12 proud founder members of the competition.

A Trophy For The Molineux Cabinet

June 8th, 2011

Texaco Cup Heroics: Part Two

In what was described as a 'wistful' glance back at the Texaco Cup, Wolves fanatic Jim Heath referred to the competition in a When Saturday Comes article a decade ago as 'a kind of British Isles Cup for also-rans.' He also said it heralded the game’s modernisation, with corporate sponsorship being cautiously welcomed in the form of the £100,000 the oil giant sunk into the venture.

‘Home’ Win That Was Perfect Preparation

May 14th, 2011

Texaco Cup Heroics: Part One

It didn't have the glamour of the following season's campaign - and certainly not the same reach - but Wolves' winning crusade in one of football's long-neglected competitions might just have been a leg-up to UEFA Cup success. By popping up to Scotland and over to Northern Ireland, their players became more familiar not only with travelling and living together, but also with the two-leg combat that was largely alien to them.

A Man For All Seasons

March 1st, 2011

FA Youth Cup Winner Who Piled Up The Runs

Phil Parkes bowled mean and quick and Ron Flowers brought as much Yorkshire grit to the cricket pitch as he did to the old gold, approached as he was to play at county level. But, whereas Lofty and Flowers became Wolves legends, Ian Hall achieved far more in white flannels than ever he did at Molineux. And yet, as a youngster, he seemed destined to reach the very top in the winter game.

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Top Managers, Under-Achievement And ‘Brides’ With Hairy Legs

February 14th, 2014

And A Surprise Choice As Keeper's Top Defender

Q: Mike, it's easy to ask attacking players to elaborate on their favourite games or certainly guess what those could have been but it's not so obvious with goalkeepers, so what was your favourite game in the Wolves shirt? (From Alex Rae The Substitute) A: Alex, it's so difficult to pick any one game from the 447 I played. All I will say is I loved every minute of my time at Wolves - well, except for one Boxing Day away to Sheffield Wednesday when we drew 2-2 after being 2-0 down at half-time. It must have been the coldest I have ever been.

Anglesey, 1989

October 27th, 2013

A Prize Catch - And No Passport Required

Not once but twice in the Graham Turner years, Wolves travelled to the holiday island off the north-west coast of Wales to prepare for Second Division campaigns - their first two back up, in fact, following their 1980s slide to the Football League basement. Because of a combination of their own impoverished state and the fact they were hardly seen as a big draw, overseas trips were off the agenda for much of that decade, so much so that even a few days around the British coastline when they came along.

Wolves In 20/20 Vision

November 6th, 2011

New Book By A Fan For The Fans

It's the dream of many a supporter.....being invited to go into print and trawl the memory bank for 20 great Wolves goals, 20 of the club's best signings and 20 memorable Black Country derbies. Lifelong Molineux fanatic Jim Heath was handed just such a task by our sister company Thomas Publications and has made a brilliant job of his first book, Wolves In 20/20 Vision.

Bert Williams: 1920 – 2014

January 20th, 2014

Peerless Keeper Who Remained Hands-On

He spent a lifetime striving for perfection and utter fulfillment and, as near as makes no difference, it was mission accomplished. An FA Cup winner's medal from 1949 and the honour of being Wolves' regular goalkeeper when they lifted the League Championship for the first time stand as the most acknowledged of the many achievements in a fabulous club career. There were also 24 England caps and various other representative honours from the war years as well as peacetime. But these accolades tell only part of Bert Williams MBE's rich story.

Peter Broadbent: 1933 – 2013

October 3rd, 2013

Artist Who Was A True Legend Among Greats

It would have been impressive enough for Peter Broadbent to play 497 League and cup matches for a Wolverhampton Wanderers side pottering along in mid-table. Class act that he was, though, he just happened to do his work while they were cutting edge; not only winning and chasing trophies but also stocked with any number of other top players who were after his shirt. Put simply, he was imperious among a team of true greats.
 

Do you need a reminder as to which player has played the most Wolves games in their long and proud history? Or who follows Steve Bull in the goalscorers' section?

Visit the Legends section of this site to find out and to pore over our tribute to the top 75 Molineux appearance-makers.

We are dedicated to promoting Wolverhampton Wanderers nostalgia and reminiscences. Our business is tracking down former Wolves players, legends and otherwise, and talking through both their Molineux careers and what they have done in the years since. It is the ultimate in Where Are They Now pursuits. We trust you will become at least a little misty-eyed as a result of our endeavours.



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