Archive for March, 2014

Mark Of Dedication

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Fit Fiftysomething Still Going Strong

Some players find it nigh on impossible to hang up their boots. Exhibit one: Mark Duncombe. It is 40 years since he played in the first XI at The Royal School, Wolverhampton, yet he still turns out for Mel Eves’ Wolves All Stars team. “I was a big Wolves fan as a kid, born near Chapel Ash and raised in Stowheath Lane (near the speedway stadium)," he said. "It was a dream come true when I signed for them.

A Welcome Moving Of The Goalposts

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Molineux Family Set For Substantial Additions

A much-needed shot-in-the-arm has been administered to the Former Wolves Players Association with a relaxing of the rules for joining and an infusion of new blood at decision-making level. A condition for membership from formation day in 1988 was that players had to have at least 200 Wolves first-team appearances to their name.

How Hinton Has Become Big Front-Page News

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Winger Lifts Lid On His Relationship With Legendary Boss

Even by the high standards Backpass has consistently maintained over its six and a half years on the shelves, issue 35 has gone the extra yard - particularly for those of us with a special interest in Wolves content. From the very first page, there is much for the Molineux faithful to pore over with this latest offering in the form of a two-page feature on Alan Hinton that is written by the Express & Star's former Wolves correspondent David Harrison.

Goals, Goals, Goals!

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

New Area Puts Scoring Heroics Into Clearer Perspective

A little later than planned, we are delighted to take the wraps off the promised new area of Wolves Heroes. Several weeks of preparation and behind-the-scenes research have resulted in what we believe is the definitive, best ever guide to the greatest goalscorers in the club's history.

Jimmy Mac And The Fall-Out That Prompted His Sale

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Shock Omission Led To Silent Stand-Off

Jim McCalliog has offered a further insight into the breakdown in his relationship with Bill McGarry that led to his departure from Wolves 40 years ago this month. The Scottish international was used to being one of the first names on the team sheet in a stay of almost five years at Molineux but traces the deterioration in the manager-player dynamic to a 2-1 home defeat against Derby in December, 1972.

Wolf Cubs Who Made Up An Odd Pack

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

'Unlikely' Run To Youth Cup Final

“We didn’t do very well, did we?” That was Bob Hazell's reply when asked if I could interview him about the successful 1976 FA Youth Cup final side he had been part of at Molineux. Wolves actually did very well but the big centre-half became used to success. And so to finish second to traditional rivals Albion was more than he could tolerate.

A Possible Case Of Extra Keen!

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Rangers Legend Was In Molineux Sights

It is well known that Kevin Keen's impact on Molineux life stretched to more than just the 54 first-team games he played for them in a 16-month stay from the summer of 1993. Much more under the radar than the scoring of some significant goals AGAINST them, though, is the fact that he may conceivably have become the second player from his close family to sign for the club.

On Neutral Territory

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Blurring The Lines Between Home And Away

Football is traditionally split into two; two teams, two halves to a pitch, two halves of a match. Fixture lists, likewise, are divided into two equal portions comprising games played on your ground and those staged on your opponents' patch. But not always. We decided to delve into the archives to share some memories of when Wolves have played League fixtures at the home of a third party.

A Star Signing – Maybe Two

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Jody Returns To Action For Good Causes

Wolves All Stars are hoping to be boosted by the presence of a couple of new names as they prepare to return to action with two dates in the vicinity of the city over the next few weeks. The side head for Pattingham Sports Field a week on Sunday (March 16) to play a side from The Fox in Shipley in aid of Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Out Of Africa – Some Fond Recollections

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Charity Shield Classic With Albion Was Memorable Debut

We at Wolves Heroes never cease to be amazed at how far our words travel, nor by the response they sometimes generate. To underline the point, we were delighted to receive an email recently from Cape Town from the 19-year-old grandson of 1950s Wolves centre-half Peter Russell.

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