Archive for July, 2010

A Kirkham Alert!

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Search On For Wednesbury Lad

Wolves Heroes are busy trying to track down another former Molineux man with South African connections. Black Country boy Johnny Kirkham is known to have joined Durban Spurs following his career in England and to have stayed in the republic after his playing career ended.

Wilson And Robson – Much More Than Managerial Rivals

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

World Cup Meeting Triggered A Firm Friendship

Managing Canada to their only appearance in a World Cup finals was only part of the story for Les Wilson as far as Mexico 1986 was concerned. Even before he set foot in Central America, the former Wolves utility man was bursting with pride thanks to a memorable meeting back in Europe several months earlier.

Bailey: My England Letdown

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Two Caps A Poor Reward For Awesome Leader

By John Richards This latest Q & A has been particularly enjoyable for me because it involves my former captain and team-mate, Mike Bailey. Mike was the man who led us to the final of the UEFA Cup in 1972 and then succeeded in lifting the League Cup two years later. He was a natural leader and an inspirational player. He was without doubt the best captain I ever played under and I firmly believe Wolves have not had a captain of his calibre since he left in 1976.

Mike A Big Hit In South Africa

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

Goals Galore For Forward Who Fell Short At Wolves

For every Eddie Stuart and Des Horne, there is likely to be a lad from foreign climes who doesn't make the grade - and Mike Collins falls into that category. Forty years ago, Wolves' new-look Molinews programme was hailing the South African youngster as another potential star in the making, dedicating more than one piece in its columns to his emergence after he was hauled in through the club's coaching and scouting network.

The Skipper Speaks

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Coming Very Soon - Mike Bailey Answers Your Questions

Part one of our promised Q & A with Mike Bailey will be posted on Wolves Heroes in the next few days. John Richards, co-owner of this website, emerged with half a notebook full of material from the long interview he conducted with his former captain and will be publishing the results of their chat imminently.

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