Archive for August, 2009

Search Is Launched For Yarns From Distant Past

Monday, August 31st, 2009

A Historical Twist For Wolves Heroes

Wolves Heroes are to launch a new feature in September aimed at discovering what playing for the club was like in Molineux's early decades. In our first year in cyberspace, we have tended to concentrate on players from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, with occasional items thrown in about the halcyon days of the 1950s.

Family Line Spurs Roy

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

A Milestone And A Match For 1950s Star

Roy Swinbourne has pencilled in an important Premier League date that he plans to share with family members who are this weekend toasting his 80th birthday. The 1950s goal machine reached the landmark on Tuesday and has December 12 ringed in his diary at the request of his 11-year-old grandson Thomas.

Knowles Brightens A Sad Day

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

PK Present As Old Pal Is Laid To Rest

Peter Knowles was among the mourners at the funeral of former Wolves and England defender Bobby Thomson today. The much-loved 1960s inside-forward is rarely seen these days among his contemporaries but turned up for the late-morning service at Sedgley's All Saints Church and immediately mixed freely.

A Friend Hugh’s Well Worth Having!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Special Anfield Moment Safely Stored

Hugh Atkinson isn't just grateful to Mick Matthews for a cross that set up the diving header he scored in front of Anfield's Kop 27 years ago. He is also thankful to his former Wolves team-mate for digging out a valuable souvenir of his big moment.

Ireland: A Myth Laid To Rest!

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Picture Evidence On Way

John Ireland's eye for a photo opportunity has been a subject of amusement among Wolves players for decades. Rarely a get-together goes by without one of them recalling how the late and popular former Wolves chairman would turn up on trips with a camera around his neck and click away until his heart was content.

Bobby Thomson: 1943 – 2009

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Tea Set Man An Outstanding Pro

There's a numbness today among Wolves fans and players of a certain generation. In Bobby Thomson, they saw a man who looked like he would live to be 100 but who has been taken away at the age of 65.

Another Great Mourned

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Death Of Star Molineux Full-Back

Wolves Heroes are saddened to report the passing of former Wolves and England full-back Bobby Thomson. The Smethwick-born 65-year-old died in Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley last night after a battle against prostate cancer.

‘Shirty’ Relishing Molineux Return

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Draw Of Danny Was Too Strong

Peter Shirtliff, having helped Barnsley beat Wolves to a top-flight place in 1997, now hopes Molineux fans will forgive him plotting more possible disappointment for them. The composed former central defender has this season turned up at Swindon and will be back on familiar ground on Tuesday for the Carling Cup visit to Mick McCarthy's team.

Hawkins – Loyal Servant Of Molineux

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

Graham's Claim To Piece Of History

There have been much longer managerial spells at Wolves than his and other players in the famous gold and black have made hundreds more appearances. But, even besides his feat in helping Wolves win promotion both from the pitch and from the dug-out, Graham Hawkins believes he has his own small slice of Molineux history.

Book Now For Dinner With Bully And Ron

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Launch Night Is One With The Stars

Wolves legends Steve Bull and Billy Wright are being celebrated at a dinner at Molineux this autumn to mark the launch of a new book about their fantastic deeds. 'Billy & Bully' is the evocative story of two of the club's greatest ever icons and is being compiled by journalist and author David Instone with a view to publication shortly before the function on the evening of Wednesday, November 18.

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