Goal Machine – Alas Not For Wolves
Serial Poacher With A Love Of Molineux
Which striker had trials with Wolves, never played in their first team and went on to score hundreds of goals almost on their doorstep?
Okay, he didn’t score them at anything like the level Wolves were playing at but he had a second dart with them in the late 1970s and he’s a lifelong fan of the club.
The answer is contained in the latest edition of the nostalgia football magazine Backpass, of which Wolves Heroes are proud to remain fervent supporters.
A two-page feature on the individual, written by David Instone, appears in the autumn issue, which is printed in Telford and comes in at a bumper 68 pages.
That represents an eight-page increase and underlines the strides Backpass is making in the magazine world as it continues into its third year, still growing.
The issue also includes some boyhood reminiscences by former Wolves manager and lifelong Scunthorpe fan Graham Taylor, an interview with ex-Molineux amateur Bob Wilson and thoughts from the likes of Malcolm Macdonald, Gordon Lee, Ian Wallace, Terry Paine and Martin Dobson.
There is also a piece about Bill Shankly and an obituary of another managerial great, Sir Bobby Robson.
Past copies, most of which are still available, contain numerous articles on or by men with Wolves connections – among them Jim McCalliog, Mick Kearns, John Barnwell, Martin Patching, Peter Knowles, Billy Rafferty, Stan Cullis, Ian Ross, John Rudge, Derek Dougan and Alun Evans.
Backpass is on sale at many WH Smith, Borders and McColls branches as well as other newsagents and at selected airports and railway stations.
Further information is available by ringing 01544-230317 or through www.backpassmagazine.co.uk