Archive for April, 2012

A Substantial Benchmark

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Wolves' First Used League Substitute Was 'Consummate Professional'

Freddie Goodwin appeared for Wolves in an FA Youth Cup final, made his first-team debut against Albion in the FA Cup and was blooded in the League away to Arsenal. But it was his final senior appearance for the club that was probably his most significant; at least historically.

Located At Last! Face-To-Face With Freddie

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Good News On Goodwin

By any stretch of the imagination, tracking down Freddie Goodwin is a prize ‘catch’ for this website. For more than three years, we had been seeking information as to his whereabouts and had pursued him, through various forms of communication, literally across the world.

Dear Diary, Entry Eight

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

The twain shall meet....and often

Over and above the work that fills the pages of this website, we have much to do, on a regular basis, with the extended Wolves family. A round-up of our various meetings, communications and dealings with them continues here....... Sat, Mar 24: Wow, what a cross-over of players there has been over the years between Coventry and Wolves! Check out these names from the Sky Blues' Former Players Association annual dinner today.....Billy Rafferty, Willie Carr, Ernie Hunt, Brian Roberts, Andy Blair, Barry Powell and Graham Newton.

1877 – A Very Good Year

Friday, April 20th, 2012

More Memorable Musings From Maclaren

1877. In Wolverhampton, football greatness was spawned in the shape of a certain football team who would become renowned for their old gold shirts. Across the globe, in the same year, two brothers by the name of Fitzgerald founded a brewery in Brisbane that would become famous for a beer by the name of Castlemaine XXXX, sold in a golden can.

A Magazine With A Gold And Black Tint

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Generous Wolves Mentions Again In Backpass

Wolves references are again well to the fore in the recently-published issue 22 of the thriving football retro magazine Backpass. A feature on ex-Molineux man John Farrington by Wolves Heroes' David Instone includes a cut-out heading from a 1969 copy of Goal which carries the question: 'Farrington - the fastest winger in England?'

Budgie’s Mad, Mad World

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Priceless Memories Of Much-Loved Keeper

For those who had any doubts at all about the wacky, weird world of John Burridge, a read of his autobiography will do the trick. The life story brought out by the former Wolves Player of the Year is laugh-out-loud stuff.....hugely entertaining and candid.

Busy Spring For Wolves All Stars

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

A Trio Of Money-Raising Dates

Wolves All Stars are back in action with three spring fixtures in quick succession, the first of them this weekend. They play Alma Vets, from the Central Warwickshire Veterans League, at Willenhall Town's Noose Lane ground this Sunday (April 15) to raise funds for both the 442 Charity and Help For Heroes.

Joe: Tough Guy Defender With A Rugby Background

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Cumbrian Kid Was Groomed By Big-Name Managers

You would think Joe Wilson had never left Workington, so rich is his Cumbrian accent. And that cheery grin is just the same as when he was that stocky, take-no-prisoners right-back in the side who took Wolves back to premier billing in 1967. As Joe and I spoke in his garden in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, he admitted that it's a bit of a struggle these days to remember all the wonderful things happening at Molineux at the time. His memory is not what it was but he has no doubts about the latter-day game in a country that he has now lived in for nigh on 40 years.

Strewth! Charlie Finds His Man In Oz

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

'There's A Guy At The Door.....Says He's From Wolves Heroes'

We at Wolves Heroes have always prided ourselves on being able to track down former Molineux favourites wherever they may now reside. And, in the last few weeks, we think we have excelled ourselves. At Molineux on Saturday, we had a meeting with an early 1960s player who has lived abroad for much of the last few decades. And only the previous day, we finally shook hands with a man we had been chasing since our launch three and a half years ago.

Way Back When

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Search On For Information About Cup Winner

We have been contacted by the great nephew of Ted Collins, the FA Cup-winning full-back who played more than 300 games for Wolves early in the 20th century. Cheshire-based Ray Bradley is compiling a family tree and hopes readers of Wolves Heroes might help him fill in one or two blanks around the life of the man who appears at no 32 in the Legends area of this website.

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