Archive for January, 2019

Coincidences On Cup Trail

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Memories Of Dramatic Yesteryear Salvage Operation

Our thanks once more go to regular Wolves Heroes contributor Charles Bamforth, this time for providing some insight on an FA Cup journey of the past. Saturday's late rescue act at Shrewsbury had the lifelong California-based fan making comparisons with a tie more than 50 years ago - and the similarities don't end there.

Johnny Walker RIP

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

More Sad News Of Yesteryear Stars

We at Wolves Heroes have been saddened to hear about the death of post-war Molineux favourite Johnny Walker at the age of 90. The Scottish-born forward had a relatively short stay in the West Midlands on what was only his second excursion south over the border - but established an enviable record nonetheless.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

In Via The Post - A Cherished Keepsake

For once, we are posting more as a blog than a news update of any kind, but how's this for a throwback to past decades, when schoolboys routinely filled autograph books with the signatures of their football heroes? Players wrote in a much more legible way in those days and many of our readers will be able to identify the stars who have left their mark here.

Rejection Heartbreak

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

But Jim Prospered Despite Wolves Release

There is an American mass media company called Condé Nast. I mention it simply to draw attention to the first word, pronounced (note the acute accent) Con-day. It means Count in Iberia, which is relevant in every sense of the word when it comes to the subject of this article. That is whether it refers to goal-scoring nobility in non-League circles, accountability in terms of loyalty and devotion or his total of senior appearances for Wolverhampton Wanderers (a count of zero).

Tears, Laughter, Applause

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Emotional Farewell To A Legend, With Anecdotes Aplenty

Funeral day underlined what we already knew....that there will never, ever, be another Bill Slater. In a leafy corner of West London yesterday, though, we learned that there was much more to the story beyond the glorious statistics represented by his winning of three League Championships, one FA Cup, 12 England caps, 21 amateur international caps, the Footballer of the Year Trophy, a CBE and an OBE.

Crawford Enjoying Wolves Connection

Monday, January 14th, 2019

Pompey Chimes Getting Louder Again

Ray Crawford is relishing the continued impact of the Wolves old boys network at Portsmouth - but resigned to the fact he will have to wait some time yet to savour a gold and black outing to his home city. From the depths of their spectacular plunge from the top flight to the Football League basement, Pompey took the first step on the climb back by winning promotion to League One under Paul Cook.

Regrets Of Star Keeper Wolves Missed Out On

Friday, January 11th, 2019

Tony's Two Chances - But Still No Deal At Molineux

To the far from brittle bones of a story we posted on here about Wolves’ search for a goalkeeper more than 20 years ago, we can now add another layer of flesh. Back in the summer of 2016, we homed in on Mark McGhee’s efforts to shore up his last line of defence through a big-name signing, with Neville Southall, Erik Thorsvedt, Tony Coton, Petr Kouba and Zeljko Kalac among those targeted.

The Cup That Cheers – And Attracts

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Memories Of Another Epic Molineux Evening

First Chelsea, then Tottenham and now Liverpool. This is proving to be quite a winter for Wolves. An ultimately famous Molineux Monday night also contained enough coincidences to satisfy those of us who monitor such matters.

Memory Match: Wolves 0 Arsenal 2

Saturday, January 5th, 2019

Unlucky In The Extreme But The Tide Soon Turned

For obvious reasons, we don't often spotlight Wolves defeats in this particular feature but can perhaps point to this one as a catalyst on the way to the club winning the League Championship for the first time. The game was played 65 years ago this month and was therefore not far past the mid-point of the epic title battle with Albion.

Dear Diary Entry 87

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

All Eyes On The Meadow

Monday, December 3: Quite a coincidence today to be told by a former Shrewsbury chairman, Ray Bailey, that his old club had appointed ex-Wolves skipper Sam Ricketts as their new manager. Many of us at Molineux will wish him only well.

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