How Wolves Waved Withe FarewellHow easy it would now be to criticise Bill McGarry for failing to make the best of Peter Withe's considerable talents for Wolves. Here is a man who, for clubs elsewhere in the Midlands, picked up two League Championship winners' medals, scored a European Cup final winner and got his hands on plenty of other pieces of silverware. He was a serial champion.
Curran Dealt Brilliantly In Hard Currency Of GoalsAs the eyes of the Championship remain firmly on Wolves and who they might add to their pace-setting squad in the January window, we reflect on the dynamic impact of a mid-season arrival almost half a century ago. This one didn't come from Iberia or anywhere else abroad but from these very islands - and the payback was considerable.
Opportunity Knocked For Record-Breaking IconLong before Michael Oakes arrived at Molineux as the man who would eventually end Mike Stowell's lengthy monopoly of the goalkeeper jersey, Wolves fans might have come to know another man of the same surname. On the very day recently that 44-year-old Michael made plans to take his partner into hospital in preparation to give birth to their second child, I found myself at the Cheshire home of his father, Alan, and learning that he, too, could well have signed here.
A Club On The UpFriday, November 3: Good to see Kevin Foley and Steve Froggatt on radio summarising duty at Wolves' win over Fulham tonight. Froggy is still working for BBC London - as well as in the financial advice sector in his day job - while the right-back whose career came a bit later is now playing for Billericay in the seventh tier.
Managerial Master Is Now A Mastermind SubjectI've started, so I will finish.......the story, that is, of the lifelong Wolves fan who succeeded in being given permission to have questions about Stan Cullis as his specialist subject on Mastermind. First things first. David Love is no stranger to the long-running BBC programme which had Magnus Magnusson as its host for the first 25 years.
Wolves Star Knew Showbiz Legend In A Totally Different RoleEven among what might be called the surprise disclosures Wolves Heroes has come up with over the years, this one might appear a little ‘left-field’. Ken Dodd used to be John McAlle’s coalman. We have to confess that this isn’t an exclusive story but fans might need a long memory to realise how and when we were scooped on this tale.
Crucial Easter Strikes From Man Who Found Wolves Goals Elusive We at Wolves Heroes are always happy to assist in football's reconnection game - and to pick up some of the pieces that might come our way as a result. Earlier this season, we responded to the Brighton Argus after they asked for help in reaching Bertie Lutton and have since learned that he is due back in this country on a visit next summer.
An Anniversary And Bold Plans For The FutureBackpass, the wonderful football nostalgia magazine we are always happy to promote, has reached its tenth birthday. We consider that any enthusiastic reader of this site would also find much to devour in the pages of a publication that has gained a new lease of life following some uncertainty and is now looking forward to the next couple of years.
Passing-Away Of Post-War Wolves First-Teamer Eddie Russell, a late 1940s Wolves wing-half partner and occasional stand-in for Billy Wright, has died in a care home in Cornwall. We have been contacted with the sad news by one of the sons of the 89-year-old, who also played for Middlesbrough, Leicester and Notts County.