Congratulations, JR...Many Of Them!

We're sure all of our readers would join us in wishing John Richards a happy, peaceful and safe day on the occasion of his milestone birthday. Amazingly, Wolves Heroes' ever-young co-owner turns 70 today and we send him all the very, very best.



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How Cullis Tackled Keeper Crisis

November 26th, 2020

Injury Pile-Up In Warm-Up Prompted Rapid Action

The annual pre-season Colours v Whites game on August 6, 1960 did not go exactly as Stan Cullis would have liked. Testimony to the fact that it was not a fixture in which the players pussy-footed around, the Iron Manager was unhappy to see three players receive bad knocks and leave the field.

Shock Among His Contemporaries

November 23rd, 2020

Rest In Peace, Kevin Charlton

Wolves players from the early 1970s have been reacting with shock to the news that their former colleague Kevin Charlton has died at the age of only 66. The long-time back-up keeper did not make the first team at Molineux despite substantial Central League experience but became a legend at Telford, where he went to three Wembley finals in the FA Trophy, featured in various giant-killings and was rewarded with a place in their hall of fame.

Sad Passing Of Title-Winning Defender

November 20th, 2020

Another Precious Link With The Glory Years Broken

We at Wolves Heroes wish to add our condolences to the many already expressed following the death of former Molineux full-back Gwyn Jones in North Wales. The defender, who played a small part in the winning of successive League titles in the late 1950s before captaining Bristol Rovers during a substantial career in the West Country, had the very Welsh-sounding full first name of Gwynfor and was interviewed by us more than once in our earlier years.

An Impressive Roll Call

Welcome to one of the newer areas of the Wolves Heroes website.
Here, we not only list every player who has appeared in a League match for the club but also the order in which they did so.
For example, this is the place to learn that a few well-known and not-so-well-known men, such as Gerry O'Hara and Robert Kelly, have special niches in Wolves history that they presumably knew nothing about.
In 1976, O'Hara became the 600th man to be given a League debut by the club while Kelly clocked in as the 700th more than a decade later.
Please take a slow trawl through to see the entire order but bear in mind that, if you are revisiting this area, we may have made alterations since you last looked owing to a recount and the eagle eye of our checker, Donald Noble in Coventry!
We stress that the list refers to League games only, not any of the cups, and stretches back 125 years to when Wolves were one of 12 proud founder members of the competition.

A Trophy For The Molineux Cabinet

June 8th, 2011

Texaco Cup Heroics: Part Two

In what was described as a 'wistful' glance back at the Texaco Cup, Wolves fanatic Jim Heath referred to the competition in a When Saturday Comes article a decade ago as 'a kind of British Isles Cup for also-rans.' He also said it heralded the game’s modernisation, with corporate sponsorship being cautiously welcomed in the form of the £100,000 the oil giant sunk into the venture.

‘Home’ Win That Was Perfect Preparation

May 14th, 2011

Texaco Cup Heroics: Part One

It didn't have the glamour of the following season's campaign - and certainly not the same reach - but Wolves' winning crusade in one of football's long-neglected competitions might just have been a leg-up to UEFA Cup success. By popping up to Scotland and over to Northern Ireland, their players became more familiar not only with travelling and living together, but also with the two-leg combat that was largely alien to them.

A Man For All Seasons

March 1st, 2011

FA Youth Cup Winner Who Piled Up The Runs

Phil Parkes bowled mean and quick and Ron Flowers brought as much Yorkshire grit to the cricket pitch as he did to the old gold, approached as he was to play at county level. But, whereas Lofty and Flowers became Wolves legends, Ian Hall achieved far more in white flannels than ever he did at Molineux. And yet, as a youngster, he seemed destined to reach the very top in the winter game.

NEWS FEED

We are grateful to the following organisations and individuals for the supply of photographs: David Bagnall, Jim Heath, Steve Gordos, John Lalley, Peter Harrington, Hednesford Town, Mark Tompkins and Reading 107fm, Liverpool Post & Echo, Birmingham Post & Mail, Yorkshire Evening Post, Grimsby Evening Telegraph, Hull Daily Mail, Hull City FC, Pete’s Picture Palace, Gwilym Machin, Nigel Bond, ‘Mutchy,’ Derby Telegraph, Edmunds & Co solicitors in Walsall (www.edmunds-co.com), Preston North End, Action Images, Keith Williams, Tony Thomas, Swindon Town, Keith Slater and Gillingham Football Club, Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, Shirley Ireland-Jones, Mark Leesdad, Simon O’Connor and Leyton Orient, Phil McCheyne Photography in Nailsea, London Wolves, Hagiology Publishing in Southampton, Paul Walsh Photography (www.photography.paul-walsh.net), www.words-and-pix.com Guernsey Press and Star, Diane and Charlie Bamforth, Archant Suffolk, Aston Villa, Ken Simpson, Martin Plumb, Rob Clayton (www.robclayton.co.uk), Helen Randle Photography (www.helenrandlephotography.co.uk), Roger Parker and Fotosports International (www.fotosports.com), Fleetwood Town FC, mirrorpix, Tom Bunce at the Red Lion in Bobbington, Jonathan Russell and www.sportsprints.co.uk

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Lofty……..loyal, local and loved

July 13th, 2016

Nostalgic Thoughts Of Top-Guy Keeper

Meeting up with Phil Parkes is always a pleasure. His views never fail to be forthright, heartfelt and entertaining. John Richards was not disappointed when he posed the questions put forward by our readers.....

United States, 1969

October 27th, 2015

Goal Glut Made Wolves Champions Again

There was no swimming in the ocean, no brushes with pop star 'royalty' and no epic extra-time golden goal winner when Wolves returned to the land of their famous 1967 conquest. Two years on from lapping it up on Los Angeles' fashionable Wilshire Boulevard, meeting The Monkees and finally overcoming Aberdeen in a final that is still regularly talked about on both sides of Hadrian's Wall, they had to make do with somewhat less plush and desirable surrounds.

Wolves In 20/20 Vision

November 6th, 2011

New Book By A Fan For The Fans

It's the dream of many a supporter.....being invited to go into print and trawl the memory bank for 20 great Wolves goals, 20 of the club's best signings and 20 memorable Black Country derbies. Lifelong Molineux fanatic Jim Heath was handed just such a task by our sister company Thomas Publications and has made a brilliant job of his first book, Wolves In 20/20 Vision.

Fred Davies: 1939 – 2020

September 5th, 2020

With A Teacher Like Bert, How Could He Fail?

Taking over from Malcolm Finlayson was one thing; being called 'The Young Cat' around Molineux ramped up the pressure even more. But there was enough in the friendship and working relationship between Fred Davies and Bert Williams to encourage comparisons - and for a virtual guarantee of career progression.

Gerry Harris: 1935 – 2020

July 30th, 2020

Remarkable Rise Of Lad Born To Farm

Among the best full-backs never to have won a senior international cap' is one tribute that has been paid. The most decorated Wolves left-back of all time' is another to be going along with.
 

Do you need a reminder as to which player has played the most Wolves games in their long and proud history? Or who follows Steve Bull in the goalscorers' section?

Visit the Legends section of this site to find out and to pore over our tribute to the top 75 Molineux appearance-makers.

We are dedicated to promoting Wolverhampton Wanderers nostalgia and reminiscences. Our business is tracking down former Wolves players, legends and otherwise, and talking through both their Molineux careers and what they have done in the years since. It is the ultimate in Where Are They Now pursuits. We trust you will become at least a little misty-eyed as a result of our endeavours.



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