Archive for August, 2012

Posthumous Tales Of Brave POW

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Star At Sixteen Who Went On The Run

It has to be a career like no other......a scorer on his League debut against Manchester United at 16, shot down and captured during the Second World War and never again seen in Wolves' senior team in First Division or cup football. Alan Steen, who has died at the age of 90, has an indelible place in Molineux history.

Dear Diary, Entry 12

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Striking Gold!

Monday, July 23: Bumped into Peter Knowles in Marks & Spencer and found him full of enthusiasm for discussing the sports news, as usual. Only this time it was cycling that was uppermost in his thoughts. He said he'd just seen Hugh Porter in the store's cafe and been told Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins would win Olympic golds.

Onward And Upward

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Utility Man Now In 200 Club

Wolves' first midweek goalscorer Stephen Ward has become the latest addition to the Legends area of this website. The popular Irishman, who is now more than five and a half years into his Molineux career, has taken his tally of appearances for the club past an important landmark in the opening days of the season.

Familiar Names From When The Prem Kicked Off

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Twenty Years On....Some Surprise Revelations

The Premier League is now 20 years old. And if you think Wolves had no say in it until much, much later than its 1992 inception, read on. Look back at the write-ups of the opening weekend's skirmishes in August, 1992, and there are familiar Molineux names dotted all over them.

Phil Kelly: 1939-2012

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

Sad Passing Of Young Molineux Recruit

Former Wolves defender Phil Kelly has died aged 73 at his home near Norwich following a long illness. The five-times-capped Republic of Ireland international is reported to have started his career as an amateur with Birmingham, also playing in the area for Sheldon Town and Brockhill after moving to the West Midlands with his parents when he was eight.

Coming Soon – Some New Bits!

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Numbers Game Idea Close To Fruition

As is our way, we are marking August by adding another new area to Wolves Heroes. This is the time of year - our birthday month as it happens and we are now just over four years old - that we tend to build on to the site. In addition to continuing to post news stories every three days or so, we will soon be introducing an unfamiliar heading at the top of the home page.

Our Tribute To Jim

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Sad News Of Wolves Heroes Contributor

We at Wolves Heroes wish to express our deepest condolences to the family of Jim Heath, one of our keenest supporters. Jim passed away yesterday morning, the first day of a new season as it happens, and leaves a wife Christine and teenage children Nicholl and Jack. They will know what a brilliant ally he was to this website, not only in supplying occasional articles but also in offering us suggestions on content and proving an ever-willing sounding board for our own ideas.

Dramatic Trials And Tribulations Of Wolf Cub

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Gordon On An Even Keel At Last

Football is just part of the Gordon Roberts story. And not necessarily the most interesting part. A teenage sensation who was described as 'a schoolboy Trevor Ford' before being signed by Wolves in the early 1960s, he ultimately fell short of expectations in his varied playing career. He then found wealth in business and has suffered major health problems in the aftermath of losing it. Now, at 65, it's retirement, contentment and contemplation at the marital home in Kidderminster.

How Knowles Was Almost Talked Back

Monday, August 6th, 2012

'I Begun To Think Of Myself As A Player Again'

Further evidence has come to our attention in the astonishing Peter Knowles story - and it suggests the star forward once went very close to reversing his decision to quit the game. We at Wolves Heroes have stumbled across a Daily Mirror cutting from the late autumn of 1969 in which the player is quoted at length as saying he was sorely tempted to resume his Molineux career.

Spotlight On Palmer

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Full-back's Views Now On The Shelves

An interview with Geoff Palmer on Wolves’ prospects for the 2012-13 Championship campaign appears in the latest issue of the excellent nostalgia magazine Backpass. The retro publication is now into its 24th issue and has taken on a more contemporary edge in recent months.

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