Archive for August, 2008

Vince Steps Up

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Cherries In Safe Keeping

Vince Bartram has been installed as goalkeeper coach to Bournemouth, the League Two club who gave him his first major break in the game. The long-time former Molineux reserve has been living and coaching in the Dorset area but was upgraded by Cherries manager Kevin Bond for a 2008-09 season in which his side have been hit with a 17-point penalty following problems over their emergence from administration.

Win Waggy’s Tales

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Competition Time

Two copies of Dave Wagstaffe's terrific life story, Waggy's Tales, are up for grabs thanks to and the publication's publishers, Breedon Books. All you have to do to go into the hat is to correctly answer these four questions, all of which relate to facts or statistics contained on this website:

Wolves And The Monkees Part Two

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

From Davy Jones' Locker

More than 40 years on from the well-publicised meeting of Wolverhampton Wanderers and The Monkees in Los Angeles, a reunion has taken place between members of two of the entertainment business's world-famous outfits. In 1967, it was Dave Wagstaffe's boyhood friendship with Davy Jones on the back streets of Manchester that brought about a coming together in Hollywood when Wolves were on their way to winning the North American Soccer League.

Friends Reunited

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

Paul Cook - Memory Man!

Paul Cook proved he had lost none of his love for Wolves when greeted by a familiar sight during his promising spell in charge of Eircom League club Sligo Rovers. The popular former Molineux midfielder looked up from pitch-side before a recent game to catch a glimpse of a gold and black mid-1990s shirt being worn on the front row of the stand by Wolves fanatic Gwilym Machin.

Robbo Gets A Card

Friday, August 8th, 2008

And Not A Red Or Yellow

Phil Robinson has revealed what he does when he gets his cards in the hazardous world of football coaching and management – he gets his cards from the missus as well! The red-haired Staffordian, a boyhood Wolves fan well before he played 90 matches in Graham Turner’s midfield from 1987 to 1989, is now back in the game, acting as no 2 to his former Molineux team-mate Keith Downing at Cheltenham Town.

Knowles Stays Tight-Lipped

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Knowles Not For Telling

Peter Knowles, whose retirement broke the hearts of a generation of Wolves fans almost 40 years ago, continues to fight shy of writing his autobiography. The former England under-23 international, who was tipped for a place in England’s defence of the World Cup in Mexico in 1970 had he not quit early that season, has been approached about committing his thoughts to print.

The BIG Breakthrough

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Jackpot In The Search For Alun

We have now published our long-pursued interview with Alun Evans, who we finally located in Kidderminster following various feelers put out in Australia. Evans now lives in Melbourne but further detective work took us to his mother's door and Wolves Heroes fans are able to see the fruits of that chase.

Finders Keepers

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Surprise Reunion For Lofty

Phil Parkes had a reunion with a colourful team-mate of three decades ago when he attended a sporting dinner at Molineux. But the long-lost pal wasn’t anyone he had lined up with in any of his 382 senior games for Wolves – it was the Liverpool legend Bruce Grobbelaar, who was here for a guest-speaking assignment before flying home to South Africa.The two were colleagues at Vancouver Whitecaps – ‘home’ for ‘Lofty’ during the first two of the five seasons he enjoyed on the other side of the Atlantic towards the end of his playing career.

Cementing A Bright Future

Friday, August 1st, 2008

A Whole New Ball Game

A hard hat may be more suitable work-day attire than football colours these days for Paul Blades. The defender, who played 127 Wolves games from 1992 to 1995, is now working as a health and safety officer at The Cube, the final £100m phase of Birmingham’s stylish Mailbox complex.

Mark Kendall: 1958 – 2008

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Sad Passing Of A Born Joker

January 24, 1987 wasn’t just significant as the date on which Wayne Hennessey took his first gulp of air outside the womb. On the very same day, another Welshman was making his sizeable mark in Wolverhampton Wanderers’ goal. By a further quirk, Wolves were playing in Wales that afternoon – and Mark Kendall used the 2-0 victory over Cardiff City to convince manager Graham Turner and the club’s directors that he was the real deal.

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