Striker Heading Down Under
Former Wolves striker Darren Roberts is to emigrate to Australia at the end of this summer. But he and his family have delayed their departure a few weeks so he can have a last hurrah at the grand final of the Masters tournament.
Heroes Site Is One This Weekend!
Wolves Heroes is a year old this Saturday – and is welcoming ideas from readers for ideas for our second year in cyberspace. The site was launched on August 1, 2008, with news items on the likes of Dave Wagstaffe, Paul Blades, Phil Parkes and Michael Gilkes, as well as a long interview with Hugh McIlmoyle, an obituary of Mark Kendall and a focus on the club’s pre-season tour of Denmark and Sweden under Graham Taylor in 1994.
Ainscow’s Memories Of Sad Drop
Alan Ainscow realised just how low Wolves had sunk when they arrived on the south coast for their vital clash with Brighton a week before the end of their 1984-85 Second Division season. Despite a 4-0 cave-in against Fulham the week before, the club still had a chance of avoiding the drop – but the players might not have guessed it as they checked in at their overnight accommodation at the start of May Bank Holiday weekend.
Ronaldo, Torres And Co Come Up Short
Ted Farmer is clinging to the belief that he holds a near-50-year record that even the likes of Torres, Ronaldo and Owen haven’t been able to take from him. The early 1960s Molineux sensation is convinced this particular claim to fame is unmatched at Premier League level – but possibly also throughout the four English divisions.
New Book On Molineux Legends
A book celebrating the life and times of two of Wolves’ biggest-ever icons is being brought out late this autumn. ‘Billy and Bully’ is an affectionate look at the careers (and beyond) of Billy Wright and Steve Bull and is due to go on sale in November.
Now It’s Governor Wilson
Les Wilson has bolstered his already sky-high reputation in football on the other side of the Atlantic by being appointed as a governor to the Canadian FA’s Hall of Fame. The former Wolves utility man was inducted into the organisation last year and has this summer had the additional honour of the squad he helped to the 1986 World Cup finals in Mexico being given Team of Distinction status with the organisation.
Heartbreak Memories Of ‘Middle’ Clarke Boy
Derek Clarke has described his brief Wolves first-team career as a tale of two managers and revealed that he broke down in tears when discarded by Bill McGarry. The 59-year-old third eldest of the famous five footballing brothers from Short Heath in Willenhall can’t speak highly enough of Ronnie Allen, the man who bought him for £25,000 from Walsall in 1968.
Dismantled Molineux Staff A Tribute To Taylor
Those who doubt the substance of the building blocks Graham Taylor put in place at Wolves need only look, in search of an endorsement, at some of the staff he left behind. In addition to being the driving force behind the club’s magnificent training ground and doing much to improve their youth policy, the ex-England boss made several staff appointments which appear to be as sound now as they did during his Molineux tenure a decade and a half ago.
Charity Clash At Telford Looms
Former Wolves players go up against several ex-Albion men at Telford on Sunday in a game in aid of The Prince’s Trust. League Cup winner Mel Eves leads his Wolves All Stars side into action in opposition to a West Midlands Legends X1 at AFC Telford United’s New Buck’s Head home.
Keeping Wolves Woes In Perspective
Dave Galvin needs only to contemplate the alternative to temper the disappointment he has sometimes felt about his unfulfilled career at Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Yorkshire-born defender made only five first-team appearances for the club – all of them in away games and all of them defeats.