Tribute Biography In 2009
A publication detailing Peter Knowles’ colourful football career and subsequent switch to religion is to be brought out next year. Steve Gordos, author of Old Gold Glory, Peter Broadbent: A Biography and co-author of The Doog and Memories of Molineux, is penning the incredible story of a man who quit the game in 1969, at a time when he was strongly in contention for England’s 1970 World Cup squad.
Tribute In Print To Wolves’ Greatest Manager
A two-page feature on Wolves’ finest ever manager is included in the latest issue of the fast-growing Backpass football nostalgia magazine. The piece, headlined ‘Cullis, A True Giant’ is accompanied by tributes from Matt Busby, Stanley Matthews, Dennis Wilshaw and Johnny Giles, and by two little-seen photographs of the man himself.
‘I Saw Him In Corridor’ – Ross
Ian Ross has recalled the biggest shock of his caretaker management stint at Wolves in 1982 – a face-to-face with Alex Ferguson at a near-deserted Molineux. Ross, formerly a player coach at the club with special responsibility over the reserves, was in charge for a handful of first-team games following the departure of John Barnwell in the second half of 1981-82.
Players Report For Duty
As a footballer, Lawrie Madden was always a rarity as the holder of a degree in economics and social studies. Now, in his full-time work in the media, he is helping some of today’s players gain the qualifications that will open up career options for them once they have hung up their boots.
Kenny’s Heroics Available On Line
Kenny Hibbitt’s feats as a Wolverhampton Wanderers player are well documented. His 574 competitive games for the club put him the second in Molineux’s all-time list of appearance makers behind Derek Parkin while his tally of 114 goals is bettered only by a select few.
Trio Booked In At Molineux
Three Wolves legends will be on book-signing duty in the main club shop before tomorrow’s home game against Blackpool. Frank Munro, Phil Parkes and Dave Wagstaffe will be present at the stadium from 12 noon until 1.30 to autograph copies of ‘Wolverhampton Wanderers, The Complete Record.’
Torrid Start For Andy
Andy Mutch remains confident he can turn round the fortunes of Blue Square North side Burscough despite kicking off his reign there with five straight league defeats. The former Wolves striker was handed his sought-after return to management when appointed at the Lancashire club last month in succession to Joey Dunn.
David’s Development Master Class
David Burnside, a talented goal-scoring Wolves inside-forward in his prime, is still turning heads in the game more than 40 years on. The Bristolian did much to groom the likes of Beckham, Scholes, Owen, Adams, Fowler, McManaman, Ferdinand, Butt, Sol Campbell, Andy Cole and the Neville brothers when in charge of the England youth team during more than a decade and a half with the FA.
I’ve No Regrets – Danny
He walked in 20 minutes late, which was no surprise. I had been warned that there was British Summer Time, Greenwich Mean Time and Hegan Time. “Sorry, Dave, I’ve had the plumbers round. Can I get you a drink?”
A View From Within
Hand in hand with the new extended feature below about Danny Hegan, John Richards writes his second www.wolvesheroes.com article. And, in having his say, JR expresses a note of regret about the career of the colourful former Molineux midfielder.