Archive for January, 2019
More Sad News Of Yesteryear StarsWe 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.
In Via The Post - A Cherished KeepsakeFor 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.
But Jim Prospered Despite Wolves ReleaseThere 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).
Emotional Farewell To A Legend, With Anecdotes AplentyFuneral 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.
Pompey Chimes Getting Louder AgainRay 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.
Tony's Two Chances - But Still No Deal At MolineuxTo 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.
Memories Of Another Epic Molineux EveningFirst 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.
Unlucky In The Extreme But The Tide Soon TurnedFor 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.
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.