Archive for September, 2008

Jimmy Murray: 1935 – 2008

Monday, September 29th, 2008

A Record To Stand Comparison With The Best

Had Jimmy Murray now been in his prime, Wolverhampton Wanderers would not have been standing three points clear at the top of the Championship. They would not have hit 23 goals in eight League matches to set their sights once more on winning promotion and they would not have been clutching an eight-point advantage over third-placed Reading.

Oh Danny Boy!

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Enigmatic Midfielder Traced

Danny Hegan has agreed to give his first interview in many years - after being tracked down by www.wolvesheroes.com to his home in Birmingham. Ever since the launch of this site two months ago, we have been chasing the former Wolves midfielder, who has been a notable absentee from Molineux reunions for decades.

Death of Jimmy Murray

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Another Great Passes Away

Wolves have learned of the sad passing of another of their 1950s and early 1960s stars, Jimmy Murray. The 72-year-old died over the weekend following an illness.

The Winners of ’88

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Still The Best Of Mates, 20 Years On

From Wisbech and Essex, Southport, Leicestershire and various points in between, they re-assembled last night to hear themselves hailed as 'the players who saved the Wolves.'

To Absent Friends

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Floyd's Moving Message

Floyd Streete has sent his old Wolves pals a heart-felt message from afar and asked them to raise a glass to absent friends when they meet this week. The defender, one of the powerful cornerstones of the side who won back-to-back lower-division titles as well as the Sherpa Van Trophy, misses tomorrow's reunion bash for Graham Turner's players at Molineux as he is currently working in the Cayman Islands.

A Jack Of All Trades

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Gallagher Hits The Road

All strikers rely on quality delivery - but Jackie Gallagher is now dedicated to providing one rather than being on the receiving end. The late 1980s Wolves forward, relishing the chance to catch up with old friends at tomorrow's Molineux reunion of the club's 1988 Sherpa Van Trophy heroes, has branched away from the team ethic in his chosen new career.

Back Together Again

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

SVT Nostalgia In The Air

Well over 200 fans will be present to celebrate this week's 20th anniversary reunion of Wolves' team of Sherpa Van Trophy winners. The side who followed up their emphatic Fourth Division title success in the spring of 1988 by lifting the SVT at Wembley three weeks later will be back together in Molineux's Hayward Suite on Thursday night (September 25) for a dinner at which places are still available.

Wolves Stars Pay Their Respects

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

A Fond Send-Off For Bill

Fifteen former Wolves players were present at this afternoon's funeral service to Molineux great Bill Shorthouse. Around 200 mourners attended St Bartholomew's Church in Penn, including not only one-time team-mates of the powerful defender but others who had either been coached by him in later years or known to him through the Wolves Former Players Association.

Emblen’s Japanese Curtain Call

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Last Hurrah For 'Gribbers'

Neil Emblen is determined to drag his ageing limbs around football pitches for a final few months - in order to go on a second trip to the FIFA Club World Cup in December. The 37-year-old utility man plans to hang his boots up next year but is thrilled in the meantime to be heading to Japan for the second successive winter with Waitakere United, the New Zealand club for whom he now plays.

‘An Overwhelmingly Positive Impact’

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

The Football Life And Times Of Les Wilson

For what he did in taking a small football country to the World Cup finals, there's a bit of Jack Charlton or even Mick McCarthy. For the way he later used his coaching talents when adopting a measured and highly respected overview, he is seen as a sort of Stateside Trevor Brooking. And when offered the job as CONCACAF deputy secretary in 1999, he did what Roy Keane would no doubt love to do again and told the federation's outspoken president Jack Warner to sling his hook.

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