Archive for October, 2010

Swapping One Stage For Another

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Tom Has 'Em Rocking

Tom Bennett didn't abandon the limelight altogether with the end of his playing days - a lengthy stint on stage with a band has seen to that. And it was misfortune in his 'day job' that led to a new door opening behind the microphone.

Cook Back On Brink Of Europe

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Midfielder Now Making Waves In Management

If Paul Cook isn't already in line for the freedom of the sleepy borough of Sligo, he might be after this evening. The popular former Wolves midfielder will be hailed a hero all over again in a corner of Ireland if his side qualify for Europe under his management for the second time in three seasons.

Bob Wilson OBE And His Molineux Years

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

How Legendary Keeper Cut His Teeth At Wolves

He may be best known at Molineux for having to pick the ball out of his net five times in 45 minutes on a wondrous afternoon nearly 40 years ago. But there's another story linking Bob Wilson with Wolverhampton Wanderers that is very much worth telling. And it's one that has Stan Cullis at its core.

A Double Tribute To Sir Jack

Monday, October 25th, 2010

DVD Launch Sparks A Stirring Piece Of Poetry

The release of a new dvd chronicling the life and times of Sir Jack Hayward has been marked by a touching poem sent to us by Wolves fan Mick Beech. It isn't the first time Wolverhampton-based Mick has felt compelled to write in prose about his Molineux heroes and we are delighted to publish his latest efforts to coincide with ILC Media's launch of 'Sir Jack, Wolves.'

Air-Lift To Ireland

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Snow Escape Leads To Sky Blues Double Header

It was less a tour and more two short hops but rarely have Wolverhampton Wanderers been more relieved to board a plane and find some match practice. With Britain shivering in the grip of one of its bitterest winters of the 20th century, the vision of Stan Cullis came to the fore once more as he took his squad off on their travels in the second half of 1962-63.

Harry’s Humorous Train Of Thought

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Wolves Stay Fuelled A Writing Career

Brian Roberts established himself as a man apart by writing a book, rather than reading one, on his way into training as a Wolves player. And it was not unusual for him to then have his team-mates in stitches as he read carefully constructed passages of text to them in Molineux's old foyer.

Heroes Turn Out In Force

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Talent Parade Marks Special Occasion

An all-star 'squad' of Molineux heroes, past and present, attended the Daventry Wolves Supporters Club's 35th anniversary dinner at the weekend. Organisers had no problem in naming a formidable Wanderers line-up, with substitutes, from the 200-plus turn-out, which was supplemented by representatives from the club's corridors of power.

Witty Work Of Lifelong Supporter

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Welcome Addition To Gold (And Black) CV

Stories about Geoff Boycott and Henry Blofield commentating together on a Wolves game and Sir Edward Elgar being interviewed in the Molineux match programme are among the tales contained in a new book about the club. 'The Boys From The Black Country' is a Wolverhampton Wanderers history penned by Mark Gold, a fan since being entranced as a seven-year-old by the television coverage of the 1960 FA Cup final against Blackburn.

Jimmy Mac Back On Radar

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Catching Up With Wandering Star

No sooner, it seems, had Jim McCalliog reappeared in the lives of Wolves fans than he slipped out of sight again. The popular inside-forward was welcomed on to the pitch by visiting fans at the home of his local club Kilmarnock when Mick McCarthy's side were on tour in Scotland two and a bit years ago.

No Passport Required

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Michael's Cross Border Jaunts

To some, the thought of living in one country and travelling to another to work might be an exciting one. For Michael Oakes, the reality is something less than exotic as such a schedule merely takes him from leafy Cheshire into North Wales two or three times a week.

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