Family's Pride As The Final Whistle SoundsTo mark the fact that tomorrow is the day on which Johnny Walker's funeral takes place in Reading, we are happy to offer a little further insight here about the post-war Wolves goal-getter. Soon after we heard the 90-year-old had passed away, we posted a full tribute on January 26, since when a few extra morsels of information have come our way from friends and contacts around the country.
Pender - Skipper, Winner, Driver!And now, as Monty Python used to tell us, for something completely different. We've mentioned all manner of professions when revealing what former Wolves players are up to these days. Now we can introduce one of them as a bus driver.
FA Cup Week……Time To Face FactsStand by for more overkill - from the broadcast media, in particular - about the magic of the FA Cup. Fifth-round weekend is approaching, so prepare yourselves for all the clichés you can stomach about the joy and glory of the giant-killer, the chase to be in the draw for the quarter-finals and everything else that goes with what's supposed to be one of the most romantic competitions in British sport.
Ted's Gesture As Tribute To Stricken PalsTed Farmer is planning to honour the memory of some of his Wolves team-mates and predecessors by raising money for dementia charities. With depressing regularity, the Molineux family have learned over the last few years of ex-Wolves players being inflicted by memory problems.
Good Things Come In Threes.....The Written ProofFew authors go to print and then hope their work is out of date in no time. But Steve Gordos and Clive Corbett are different. They recognise that any ageing of their recently-published text is a signal that there have been personal match-day heroics to savour – and that is something they welcome as lifelong Wolves fans.
Familiar Port Of Call For The Gold And Black ArmyIt has been well known for decades that Wolves had to reach out to Merseyside to sign the outstanding player who went on to become an even better manager. But links between Ellesmere Port and Molineux and the surrounding area run much deeper than one Stanley Cullis. Much deeper.
Wednesday, January 2: Hope Jamie Smith found something interesting to tell the corporate customers at tonight’s Wolves game against another of his former clubs, Crystal Palace. It was disappointing stuff on the field - not the best night for John Richards to take in a match for the first time this season.