Keeper’s Role In Wolves Agony
Last week’s feature on the winter freeze that took the 1946-47 Football League season to a June climax led us to look closer at the part played by one of the central figures in that thrilling title race. Cyril Sidlow played extensively for Wolves during the war after costing them a princely £100 when signed in 1937 following spells in his native North Wales with Abergele, Flint Town and Llandudno Town.
Molineux Events Took Title To Derby
Alan Hinton has used his latest trip back to the West Midlands to express his continued gratitude to Wolves for helping win him a League champions medal. The early 1960s Molineux winger flies back to Seattle tomorrow but has included a match-day visit to the stadium, a walk on the pitch and a thanksgiving dinner at Marcus Hahnemann’s house during his stay.
Ex-Chairman Passes Away
Dick Homden, the forgotten director in Wolves’ rise from near oblivion, has died at the age of 78. The Shropshire businessman was the club chairman who oversaw both the appointment of Graham Turner as manager in October, 1986, and the signing of Steve Bull a few weeks later.
Memories Of A Title Race Resolved In Mid-June
Long before under-soil heating and local radio and Internet appeals for snow shifters, football had a major problem when the winter weather did its worst. Unburdened by the demands of health and safety, though, clubs generally sought out an orange ball, expected spectators to arrive with an extra tot of whisky and carried on regardless – without a snood or a pair of gloves (goalkeepers apart) in sight.
One Final Run-Out Planned
Wolves All Stars have squeezed another fixture into their successful 2010 schedule. Weather permitting, they will play this Sunday against Vic Old Boys at Wednesfield FC, Amos Lane, Wednesfield (kick-off 2pm).