Archive for April, 2013

A Meet-Up Down Under With Rock Legend

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

JR On The Stadium That Robert Rocked

John Richards has revealed how he has had a fond recent reunion on the other side of the world with a man who is no doubt sharing Wolves' current pain. Wolves Heroes' co-owner and his wife Pam have not long returned from their latest visit to Australia, where they spent four weeks with eldest daughter Kim and her family in Melbourne.

Hail The Champions!

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Arsenal's Sporting Gesture Is A Familiar One To Wolves

Guards of honour, such as the one planned as a tribute to Manchester United's title-winning squad at Arsenal tomorrow, may be comparatively rare in today's cut-throat game. But there was a time when they were more plentiful and Wolves. as with several of football's other innovations, were at the vanguard of the movement more than half a century ago.

Kindon Leads Night Of Nostalgia

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Seventies Legends Head For Cannock

Steve Kindon is to mark the crucial forthcoming Wolves v Burnley weekend by compering a dinner get-together of several of his former Molineux team-mates in Cannock. The award-winning speaker will be at the microphone in the Premier Suite of the town's Bar Sport on Sunday evening.

Dear Diary, Entry 20

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

A Charity Double - And A Hint Of Sadness

Monday, March 24: Enjoyed interviewing Mark Burke, as ever, in this case for the forthcoming Wolves v Middlesbrough programme. He now scouts for Boro, often in Holland, and had fascinating tales to tell about his time as a player at Ayresome Park. Tony Mowbray's side are having a shocking time of it but you can imagine the manager's fluid style appealing to him.

A Rare Take On The Present

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Wolves' Survival Battle: Some Musings

Our regular readers well know that we are not given on this site to voicing our opinions too often on present-day events. We may react to happenings or dates by making a link with something that has occured in the past but there are many other places where supporters can go for up-to-date news. Such is the tension at the foot of the npower Championship now, though, that we couldn't let the unfolding of the survival scrap go without a few random thoughts harking back to seasons of yesteryear.

Strike Aces Made It No Bed Of Roses For Cup Specialist

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Loyal 'Scouse' On The Wonder Goal That Never Was!

Q: As a lad growing up on Merseyside, which club did you follow? Who were your boyhood heroes? (From Berlin Wolf). A: Everton were my team; I used to watch some great players like Alex Young, Roy Vernon and Dave Hickson, who played for Liverpool as well. He was a really hard player. Then there was Brian Labone and the one that really stood out to me was Bobby Collins. He was great at Everton and went on to Leeds but he reminded me of Dave Mackay; a great tackler. He was hard, he could play, he was a great captain - very similar to Mike Bailey. He was that sort of player.

Backpass A Winner Again

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Make Sure Of Your Copy

May we take this opportunity to put in a further strong word of recommendation for the outstanding football nostalgia magazine Backpass. Issue 28, with a photo of former Scotland boss Ally MacLeod on the front cover, is now on sale and contains many references to former Wolves players, if not necessarily as the major part of articles.

Another Sad Passing

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Bill Guttridge 1931-2013

Another of Wolves' links with the start of their glory years has been severed with the death of Bill Guttridge at the age of 82. The defender passed away at the weekend, having spent seven years at Molineux, where he signed as an amateur in 1947 and as a professional the following year.

Admired By The Doog – But Unfulfilled At Molineux

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Irish International Who Didn't Make It With Wolves

“It was July 13, 1965. I remember it well,” says Ray Gaston. Perhaps it was an unlucky day for him to travel to Wolverhampton, for his time at Molineux was short. But as a formative experience in a prolific goalscoring career, surely his brief time in old gold served its function..…indeed, there might have been a reprise had Derek Dougan’s hopes come to fruition.

Good Man! Goodwin Back For Good

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Fred Home At Last

Freddie Goodwin has declared the 'emigration years' over and moved back permanently to his Greater Manchester roots. The former Wolves wing-half has spent a decade and a half of his post-playing life in New Zealand and also been resident in central France for seven years since last living in England.

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