Archive for September, 2014

In Further Memory Of Bert

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Banks Of England Aids Alzheimers Effort

Gordon Banks is to further honour his long-time friend Bert Williams by appearing for free at a fund-raising night in the West Midlands a week tomorrow (Wednesday, October 8. The close relationship between the two was cemented in recent years by a BBC Midlands Today feature showing them together at the Shifnal home of Wolves' most famous ever goalkeeper.

A Good Turn From Steve

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Daley Joins Tribute To Old Pal

Steve Daley has made an unpaid appearance at a sad reunion of Derby greats to honour the memory of one of his former Seattle Sounders team-mates. Jeff Bourne, a somewhat junior partner in the Rams squad who twice won the League Championship in the first half of the 1970s, passed away from motor neurone disease in the summer at the age of 66.

Frank Talk In Backpass

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Quality Magazine Still Hitting The Mark

A 1,000-word article on Frank Munro highlights the considerable Wolves content in the latest issue of the outstanding football retro publication Backpass. The magazine features the much missed former Molineux central defender both in its 'regular' pages and in its book review section, courtesy of the biography by Dave Wagstaffe that went on sale just over a month ago.

Back On Course – And For A Great Cause

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

A Team 'Score' To Be Proud Of

Steve Daley, as he so often is on these occasions, was at the mic. "Gents," he says, as bacon baps, coffee and even the odd pint are being consumed in the Oxley Park clubhouse, 'welcome to the third staging of the Wolves Legends Golf Day. Mind you, looking round this room, I don't see many *&%£*& legends!"

Why McGarry Soon Wanted To Leave Wolves

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Book Claims That Manager 'Begged' To Return To Ipswich

Charles Bamforth, having just made another working trip to the UK from his home in California, uses a revealing book as his inspiration for writing of the entertaining connections between Wolves and a club who, among others, extracted much out of Crawford, Hegan, Jefferson, Chung......and a certain hard-line manager.

Dear Diary Entry 36

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Molineux An Ever Increasing Magnet

Monday, August 18: Spoke to Don Goodman by phone and was surprised to learn of the range of his co-commentating assignments. His expertise on the Championship is well acknowledged but he pointed out much more.

Fondly Remembered: Angus McLean

Friday, September 12th, 2014

A Varied Career Of Ups And Downs

What a tale full-back Angus McLean would have had to tell had he still been with us......He grew up at Molineux with Billy Wright, Roy Pritchard and others - during the War years, no less - and made his League debut for the club in a 6-1 home victory over Arsenal that also marked the First Division introductions of Bert Williams, Johnny Hancocks, hat-trick man Jesse Pye, Fred Ramscar and Billy himself.

When Terry Hit Rock Bottom

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Paying The Penalty With The 'Other' Parkes

From the same 'stable' as the remarkable rise-and-rise story about Evan Williams a month and a half ago, we now offer you another tale with goalkeepers as its central theme. Again, we acknowledge Wirral-based Rob Gandy, still a Molineux season ticket holder despite leaving these parts three and a half decades ago, for both his excellent power of recall and for the unusual access that enabled him to witness the event we are about to describe.

An Encore For Bertie

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Another Trip Back For Northern Ireland Forward

Bertie Lutton arrived back home in Melbourne this week after squeezing time in Wolverhampton into his latest hectic return to the British Isles. The former Molineux and Northern Ireland forward was in Europe for four and a half weeks, during which he participated in his daughter Lisa's 40th birthday celebrations in Portugal, resided with son Lee in the Dunstall Park area of Wolverhampton and stayed among family near Belfast.

Landmark Date Shrouded In Sadness

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

A Day Etched Forever In Our Minds

Twenty years ago today, Wolves fans and the wider football world woke up to the news that Billy Wright had died. In the hours leading up to a Saturday afternoon League game at Sunderland during the early weeks of Graham Taylor's only full season in charge at Molineux, we heard of the passing of the man Sir Jack Hayward called 'England's finest footballer and gentleman.'

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