Archive for February, 2010
Get Your Questions Rolling InWorld-renowned Molineux keeper Bert Williams is to be the second interviewee in our new 2010 Q and A feature. Wolves Heroes partner John Richards, who answered a host of fans' questions last month, is to collate supporters' emails this time and take them to Bert for answering.
Hinton Still At Home Out WestWe at Wolves Heroes were frustrated in our attempts to set up a rendezvous with Alan Hinton when the winger with the white boots was back in the Midlands almost three months ago. With time differences and phone call costs, what better way then by way of compensation to invite the former Wolves, Derby and England star to tell the story of his Molineux life (and beyond) than in an open letter to this website?
Elite XI From Half A Century's ViewingExpress & Star columnist John Lalley, who is approaching the 50th anniversary of his first visit to Molineux, has become Wolves Heroes' latest 'signing' and kicks off his contributions here by coming up with his favourite Wolves side from the different golden generations he has watched and savoured.
Fred Remains On Job MarketFred Davies insists he has not called time on his long football career - despite turning 70 and being otherwise occupied throughout 2009-10. The former keeper's last calling in the game was as a scout for League One promotion chasers Swindon but opportunity hasn't knocked for him this season.
One In The Eye For Former DefenderIn more than two years as a Wolves player in the 1990s, Darren Simkin never missed a day's training because of injury. Just over a month before his 40th birthday, though, he has revealed how a recent mishap cost him a possible appearance in the National Fire Service Championships. And the misfortune was nothing to do with the obvious perils of his job in the emergency services.
Sunday Date For Mel's LadsWolves All Stars are back in action this Sunday - in a game being staged in aid of the Haiti Earthquake Appeal. Player-manager Mel Eves and his side head for Cradley Town's ground in Beeches View Avenue, Cradley, for a 12 noon kick-off against the People Plus/Minivator United team.
Post-Molineux Heroics From GlenFor making you feel old, there's nothing like the realisation that a player you recall as a raw teenager is now approaching veteran status. Remember the red-haired Glen Crowe at Molineux in the mid-1990s? Well, he's now 32 and has just joined League of Ireland premier division club Sporting Fingal.
Showell Stacked Up Air MilesIn his own quiet way, George Showell helped Wolves win two League Championships and an FA Cup and take several of Europe's leading scalps. But anyone running away with the idea that his football career petered out from the day he left Molineux would be wrong. He still managed to plant some sizeable imprints on the game.
A Very English Affair The pre-season of 1995/96 saw Wolves eschew the glamour (and presumably expense) of an overseas trip as they embarked on one of the most low-profile preparations the club had undertaken in the modern era. As a marked change from the norm in that decade, Graham Taylor chose nothing more exotic than a visit to two non-League clubs in the Home Counties of Buckinghamshire and Kent.