Archive for September, 2010

Funeral Of Youth Cup Winner

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Homesick Kid Grew To Love Wolverhampton

Wolves Heroes are sad to record that the funeral of former Molineux reserve keeper John Cullen takes place at Bushbury Crematorium tomorrow. John, the club's keeper in the glorious FA Youth Cup triumph of 1957-58, passed away earlier this month at the age of 70 at his home just off the Tettenhall road in Wolverhampton.

Wolves In Europe: Part Two

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Golden Nights That Deserved A Happier Ending

Competitive European football returned to Molineux in 1971-72 after a traumatic ten-year absence. During the barren decade, the fortunes of the club had sharply declined, including two seasons spent playing second-tier football after relegation in 1965.

All Stars Helping Heroes

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

A Poignant Sunday Date

Wolves All Stars make the trip into East Staffordshire next Sunday to fulfill a fixture in honour of someone they would view as a true hero. Mel Eves' side will be at the Oldfields Sports Ground in Uttoxeter to face a Uttoxeter Town select XI (kick-off 3pm).

Fondly Remembered: Roy Pritchard

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Fan's Recollections Of Tough Defender

Our current 'Big Picture' prompted Wolves fanatic Kevin Jones to email us in praise of Roy Pritchard, the former Molineux left-back who is photographed one in from the right. The one-time Bevin Boy was born in the town we now know as Telford and was such a distinguised performer for the club across his 223 League and Cup games that his name became attached in the 1990s to their Young Player of the Year award.

Going For Gould!

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Busy Book Launch Looming For Bobby

Bobby Gould is finding himself at the centre of a welcome stampede for his time as he prepares for the launch of his autobiography in a fortnight. The former Wolves striker will be back in the city on Friday thrashing out further details of the promotional campaign surrounding the publication of 24 Carat Gould.

Billy For Him!

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Rafferty's Long-Distance Look-Out

When Billy Rafferty checks the results to see how his former clubs have got on, it's no easy task. There are eight in all to follow and the fact that they stretch from Carlisle to Bournemouth and Newcastle to Plymouth underline how well travelled he was in his playing days.

Way Back When

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

How Opponents Fell Like Autumn Leaves

There is something about this time of year that Wolves clearly liked in seasons gone by. A look through the record books reveals that September is the month in which they handed out some of the biggest thrashings in their history.

Flowers’ VIP Invite

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

World Cup Mates Together Again

Wolves' visit to Tottenham on Saturday is due to be marked by a mini reunion of England World Cup colleagues. A golf weekend staged by the country's 1966 heroes this summer led to an invitation from Martin Peters for Ron Flowers to be his guest at Wolves' next visit to White Hart Lane.

No Regrets For Globe-Trotter Dale

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Wolves Were Right Pick For Proud Fan

This interview had to be shelved in mid-summer when I turned up on spec at Dale Rudge's school and discovered he was on a day out at Wimbledon. It was, by all accounts, an accurate indicator of his lifestyle. Two days later, he was off to the Pyrenees and has also taken groups of pupils on trips to St Lucia, the South of France, even Chile and Argentina.

Thommo Next On JR List

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Readers Questions Welcomed Once More

Wolves Heroes are speeding through the generations and making Andy Thompson the next subject in John Richards' q & a series. The popular former full-back has agreed to step in as our next interviewee, so we are once more looking for questions from readers to supplement those JR will draw up himself.

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