Archive for June, 2011

Taylor-Made Solution To Revolving-Door Issue

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Gerry Bedded In After Early Misfortune

Insecurity comes in different forms. For the young Gerry Taylor at mid-1960s Wolves, it might well have sprung from the fact that the right-back position had become something of a hot potato. Considering the club were promotion-bound in his debut season and stabilising again following the departure of Stan Cullis, they rung the changes in the no 2 role with great frequency.

Mark Of Respect

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Step-up From The Ranks For Midfielder

Mark Burke takes over the role vacated by Mick Gooding by leading a new-look Wolves into Selco Midland Masters action this weekend. The former Molineux midfielder has been a regular in the team who have successfully carried the club's colours in the event in the last few years.

Frank Revelations

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Chelsea Came Calling A Second Time

One stint with Chelsea in the early 1960s might not have been the end of it for Frank Munro. Distinctly under the radar, he was in with a chance of a return visit to Stamford Bridge a decade and a half or so later. Having spent time in West London as a junior and amateur at the very start of his career, he found opportunity knocking there once more following his 371-game stay at Wolves.

A Sad Fourth Anniversary

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Doog - Photographer's Friend

Derek Dougan would have been 73 today. It's over 36 years since he last kicked or headed a ball for the club but Wolves fans of a certain age are still stirred by pictures of his angular frame. And, fortunately, there have been lots of them. He was one of the most photographed players of his generation and the prints that were hung out to dry in Midlands dark rooms four decades or so ago must have borne more images of him than any other player on the patch.

Steve Still Top Of Table

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Daley Thrilled By 'Away Win'

Steve Daley is celebrating a successful first visit to Scotland after being named Soccer Speaker of the Year for the third time in a row. The one-time British record signing beat Alan Kennedy and local favourite Frank McAvennie to take the Jim Baxter Memorial Trophy and establish himself as the king of the after-dinner circuit.

Teeing Off For Barry

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Charity Drive Well On Course

A golf day is to be staged later this year in support of stricken former Wolves forward Barry Stobart. Friends and one-time team-mates are rallying to help the 73-year-old Yorkshireman, who is in a home suffering from Alzheimer's Disease.

Hatton On Why He Left Wolves

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

Bob - A Star Raconteur

We thought we'd had the best memories of Bob Hatton the Wolves forward when we visited him soon after our launch in 2008 and pulled out a story we were delighted with. We were back with him yesterday, though, and secured some more quality Molineux memories on a day when we were primarily working on an extended feature about him for issue 18 of the Backpass retro magazine.

Molineux Family Rush To The Cause

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Steve Lifted By Charity Match Boost

Former Wolves players are rallying in support of a Molineux season ticket holder who was badly injured in a road accident. Don Goodman, Steve Daley, Robbie Dennison, Mel Eves, John Richards and Matt Murray are among those who have come forward to join the charity football match at Steve Green’s Fund Raising day at Tipton Town on Saturday, July 23.

Warm Tributes To Departed Friend

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Funeral Of Bill Crook

Home-grown players could scarcely come any more local than Bill Crook. He was born a couple of beefy goal-kicks from Molineux in Bushbury, married his first wife there and would have been touched that a scattering of Wolves players from various generations congregated at the same church this lunchtime for his funeral.

An Entertaining Audience With Lofty

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Souvenir From Afar Leads To Reminiscences

Phil Parkes was given a tour of an old haunt and an insight into a new world as he took delivery of a special keepsake from almost 5,000 miles away. Let's be frank: Lofty is no slave to computer technology and had not previously clicked on to Wolves Heroes - a website on which he has featured several times. But his eyes lit up at the articles and photographs featuring so many of his former team-mates and the questions came thick and fast: Is that really Danny Hegan? Does Bertie Lutton still live in Australia? And what happened to Barry Powell's hair?

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