Wolves In 20/20 Vision
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.
The 144-page publication, complete with more than 50 photographs – most of them in colour – has just gone on sale, with copies available through the club’s normal retail outlets.
It kicks off, appropriately, with Twenty Stunning Entrances – a chapter covering not only outstanding debuts by the likes of Derek Dougan, Willie Carr and Robbie Keane but also the stadium’s showpiece approach past the Billy Wright statue and even the emergence of a posturing Wolfie to the Rocky theme tune for the first home game after he had set about three Bristol City piggies in 1998.
Sections are also given to revered home-grown lads and promising youngsters who flattered while the one entitled Twenty Acts Of Fanaticism includes an entry about a fan who lost his trousers after hitch-hiking to Aberdeen to watch Frank Munro play for Scotland under-23s.
Less happy recollections come in Twenty Transfer Market Blunders and Twenty Controversies but the author said: “It’s very much a book celebrating a lifetime of supporting the club.
“I’m sure there will be something in there for supporters of all ages. I’ve tried to reach into all corners of my mind to come up with memories – most of them very, very happy.
“I feel we’ve covered a lot of the big stories in Wolves’ history, particularly from the 40 and a bit years I’ve been watching them. Hopefully, other supporters will open the book and be reminded of some of the famous events they have lived through and perhaps forgotten.
“There are no long chunks of text. There are 20 chapters, each with 20 sub-sections, and it’s very much a pick-up-and-put-down book that has been great fun to put together over the last couple of years.
“I’m naturally very proud of it and think the last chapter, Twenty Reasons To Love The Wolves, says everything. ”
Wolves In 20/20 Vision costs £9.99 and is also available through a host of high street outlets and through Thomas Publications (07734-440095).
Telford-based Jim Heath worked for many years as a contributor to and a seller of A Load Of Bull and has also written for The Independent, When Saturday Comes and this website.