Archive for August, 2011

Grateful For a Taste Of The Big Time

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Pride Of Youth Cup Campaigner

John Southall didn’t play for Wolves’ first team. He didn’t even quite make the reserves. But, as a local lad from a family who had the old gold and black coursing through them, he remains immensely proud of the years he spent toiling away in the club’s junior teams. There were highlights along the way, too, like his appearance at Old Trafford in the quarter-final of the 1963-64 FA Youth Cup and being handed the chance to face Jimmy Mullen in a charity game.

Friends Reunited

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Keeper And Captain Reconnected

It's not only through funerals and official reunions that Wolves players from bygone decades are finding themselves back in contact with each other. We at Wolves Heroes are proud to be playing a part in the reconnection process as well and can report another couple of successes in recent months.

A Super Send-Off

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Farewell To Frank A Moving Occasion

From London, the Lancashire coastline and even Ayrshire, they converged once more on Wolverhampton today to toast the team-mate they loved and lost. The funeral of Frank Munro, barely a couple of miles from the stage he graced for ten years, was marked by the sort of turn-out that is reserved for the special ones.

Molinews: Part 11

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Milestone For 'Legend' Karl

Karl Henry has taken his place in the Legends area of this website after making his 200th competitive Wolves appearance in Sunday's victory over Fulham. The midfielder and former captain becomes the 77th player to reach the landmark - a fitting figure as the club were founded in 1877.

Jimmy Mac Hurrying Back

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Fellow Scot Keen To Honour Old Mate

Jimmy McCalliog is planning the long trip from Ayrshire to be present at the funeral of his old pal Frank Munro on Wednesday. The popular former inside-forward caught up on the sad news in the Scottish press this week and has every intention of paying his respects.

Frank Munro: 1947 – 2011

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

A Player And Story Teller Supreme

What do Phil Parkes, Geoff Palmer, Derek Parkin, Mike Bailey, Frank Munro, John McAlle, Kenny Hibbitt, John Richards, Derek Dougan and Dave Wagstaffe have in common? Answer: They all played upwards - in many cases a long way upwards - of 320 first-team matches for Wolverhampton Wanderers. Now what else links Parkes, Palmer, Parkin, Bailey, McAlle, Hibbitt, Richards, Dougan and Wagstaffe? Answer: They all had testimonials. Please note that Munro's name is not on the second list.

Sad Passing Of Frank Munro

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Death Announced Of Star Defender

Frank Munro, one of the popular cornerstones of Wolves' team for all but ten years, has died at the age of 63. Acute breathing problems led to the inside forward turned central defender being rushed yesterday to New Cross Hospital, where he passed away at 8.40 tonight.

Match Of A Lifetime

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Kirkham's Gift To Son He Doesn't See

Three days ago, we detailed our long and eventful search to track down Johnny Kirkham. Now we can tell the quite astonishing story that our efforts have thrown up. We listened, transfixed, as the former Wolves wing-half's son Darrell relayed the chain of events to us recently in a Wolverhampton coffee shop. But it is one that has taken over a dozen years to unfold.

Kirkhams Located At Last

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Long Chase Ends - And What A Tale!

When we made it our business nearly three years ago to track down Johnny Kirkham, we had no idea it would end like this. We knew he lived in South Africa and were led to believe he had flown back here on a mercy mission several years ago.

First-day Facts Which Were Stranger Than Fiction

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Oddities From Season Openings Past

It should be a time for unbridled excitement, anticipation at fever pitch and just counting off the days......But, as the appalling riots cast a dark shadow over the start of the Premier League season - and all other forms of civilised English life for that matter - we look at ten other opening days to a Wolves campaign that have been marked by highly unusual circumstances.

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