Archive for August, 2015

Dear Diary Entry 47

Monday, August 31st, 2015

'Tis The Season For Golf As Well

Monday, August 3: Two more golf dates have, hopefully, made it into our diary. Former Wolves players have their annual visit to the Wrottesley Park par-three course at Perton on Sunday, September 13, and a representation from the club are due to tee off alongside their counterparts from Albion, Villa and Blues in the Midland Golf Challenge at the impressive Forest of Arden on Friday, September 11.

Succeeding In The States

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Ex-Wolves Men Hit The Heights

Following on from Charles Bamforth's excellent piece on the life and times of America-based John Teasdale, we thought we would dip into the knowledge of another of our friends over there to update Wolves Heroes readers on the fortunes across the Atlantic of three former Molineux favourites. Daniel Gaichas is a reporter and regular watcher of Chicago Fire but keeps a close ear to the ground on events at other clubs, as well as at the English team of his dreams, Wolves.

A ‘Tease’ In LA

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Schmoozing With Rod And The Other Stars

If Wolves had not been in desperate financial straits in the early 1980s, things might have turned out very differently for John Teasdale. Instead, he has had to suck it up in later life by jogging at Newport Beach, shooting the breeze with Rod Stewart and dating a movie star. “Life is good” he tells me. One can see why – but one can also see that the Teasdale football career has been one of so near, and yet…

Big Names On Wergs Leader-Board

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Super Turn-Out For Golf Day

From as far afield as Blackpool, Leicestershire and rural Gloucestershire, they gathered once more yesterday - for some competition, some teamwork in the name of charity and, above all, some more fun in each others' company. The washing-out of the annual Wolves Former Players' Golf Day a week earlier had a silver lining, even if it wasn't immediately obvious to the supporter who drove from Torquay and was coming through Wednesbury when he received the 'no play today' call.

Barron Years In America

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

The Kids Are All Right - Jim

Jim Barron was in the shadow of Malcolm Finlayson and Fred Davies when Wolves went on their long 1963 tour of the United States and Canada a few months before the club handed him his Football League debut. He had then moved on to Chelsea and Oxford when they went back to win two lengthy tournaments in America towards the end of the decade and narrowly missed out on crossing the Atlantic with them when recruited by John Barnwell to Molineux just after the club played a one-off friendly in Jacksonville.

New Dates For The Diary

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

An Addition And A Change

Rain prevented any play at yesterday's annual Wolves Former Players Golf Day - but there is only a short wait until the lads try again. For the second time in recent years, the summer competition was washed out without a ball being struck, so a rearrangement for this coming Friday (August 21) has already been made.

Action! How The Camera Rolled On 1967 Run-In

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Resurfacing Of Obscure Away Days Film

An insight into the travelling habits of Wolves supporters almost half a century ago has come to light with the discovery of old footage buried away in the club's store-rooms. Our eye was caught among a mountain of stand-by Molineux Museum items by a film called 'Wolves: The Road To Promotion 1967'.

Danny Hegan: 1943 – 2015

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

A Wayward Talent With A Mischievous Side

Danny Hegan was sometimes praised and sometimes cursed. He was rarely ignored. Well over 40 years on from a Molineux stay containing much promise and no little controversy, stories about him still do the rounds whenever his old colleagues meet.

Death Of Danny Hegan

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Midfielder Passes Away After Illness

Our condolences go to the family and friends of Dany Hegan after we heard today that he had died at the age of 72. The Northern Ireland international had been suffering from bowel cancer and passed away in a hospice in Birmingham.

Away We Go – With Memories Aplenty

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Hitting The Road And The Right Standard

It is three years ago this week since the passing-away of Jim Heath, a big friend and contributor to us at Wolves Heroes. In tribute to his successful 2011 Wolves In 20/20 Vision book, we adopt the same theme here by spotlighting 20 memorable first-day away days as a way of boosting confidence levels before Saturday's Championship kick-off against Blackburn

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