Graham Hawkins Tribute Posted

Please see the Obituaries section below right for Wolves Heroes' lengthy offering in memory of Graham Hawkins, the Wanderers favourite whose passing-away was announced this week. Graham was a keen follower of this site and we have had several meetings with him in recent years.


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Huge Turn-Out To Hear Of ‘A Life Well Lived’

October 19th, 2016

Full House - And Then Some - At Emotional Service

More than anything else, the size of the turn-out told the story. "It's very rare that we get what you might call a capacity crowd," said the Reverend David Wright. "It's a real tribute to Graham Hawkins that we have one here today." 'Standing room only' barely starts to explain what a tight squeeze it was in Bushbury Crematorium's west chapel. There were at least twice as many stood at the sides as there were seated and we learned later that around 30 others, including Mike Bailey, John Richards, John McAlle and Phil Parkes, had been shoe-horned into the foyer, following proceedings as best they could on a TV screen. Maybe this should have been one of those all-ticket funerals!

Sad Week Begins With A Warm Tribute

October 17th, 2016

'Real Gent, Great Guy'

We kick off the week of Graham Hawkins' funeral with a personal appreciation from a fan well known to Express & Star readers. John Lalley, the paper's chief terrace voice over the last decade, did not know the former Wolves fan, player, manager and scout well and regrets the fact that he couldn't have become better acquainted with him.

Life With Big Sam……And Onwards Out East

October 15th, 2016

Full-Back Who Wolves Didn't See The Best Of

Ask pretty much anyone in the world to name a football club and I am pretty confident you would hear the words Manchester United before long. Their reach seems to be endless, so perhaps it should come as no surprise that they have a presence on the ground in the most outlying of places. Locations like Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan and the largest city on the Caspian Sea.

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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Lofty……..loyal, local and loved

July 13th, 2016

Nostalgic Thoughts Of Top-Guy Keeper

Meeting up with Phil Parkes is always a pleasure. His views never fail to be forthright, heartfelt and entertaining. John Richards was not disappointed when he posed the questions put forward by our readers.....

United States, 1969

October 27th, 2015

Goal Glut Made Wolves Champions Again

There was no swimming in the ocean, no brushes with pop star 'royalty' and no epic extra-time golden goal winner when Wolves returned to the land of their famous 1967 conquest. Two years on from lapping it up on Los Angeles' fashionable Wilshire Boulevard, meeting The Monkees and finally overcoming Aberdeen in a final that is still regularly talked about on both sides of Hadrian's Wall, they had to make do with somewhat less plush and desirable surrounds.

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.

Graham Hawkins: 1946 – 2016

September 30th, 2016

Loyal Servant Chalked Up The Full Set Of Roles

And so another one leaves us ahead of his time. Graham Hawkins - tall, bronzed and with a physique to be seriously envied - has gone at the age of 70. It's bad enough when we bid our farewells to Wolves favourites in their 80s and 90s. This seems way too young to be saying goodbye.

Roy Swinbourne: 1929 – 2015

December 28th, 2015

Fabulous Career That Was Robbed Of Its England Glory

To the long list of 1950s Wolverhampton Wanderers greats, we are also thankfully able to come up with a second roll of honour. Bert Williams would definitely be on there, so too Malcolm Finlayson, Bill Slater and Dennis Wilshaw, and you would find places for Eddie Stuart, Jimmy Mullen, Ron Flowers and Peter Broadbent - grouped together as proprietors of town centre businesses.

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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