Some Essential Summer Reading

Backpass Hitting The Spot

Sixty four pages of quality reading.

If you love your football nostalgia, may we at Wolves Heroes again strongly recommend that you take a look at the outstanding Backpass retro magazine.

The publication is now over three and a half years old and has this season upgraded from a quarterly to coming out every other month.

Wolves Heroes’ David Instone is among the team of contributors and has in the past compiled lengthy articles on Jim McCalliog, Dave Wagstaffe, Derek Dougan, Bobby Gould, Steve Bull, Billy Rafferty, Alun Evans and Wolverhampton-born World Cup final referee Jack Taylor.

Many of the past issues are still on sale and have numerous other Wolves links – please click on the icon in our ads area to learn much more.

The recently published issue 17 contains a colour picture of Willie Carr in action for Wolves at Leicester, a mention and small photo of Bill Slater and a two-page feature on a former Molineux reserve. Oh, okay, it’s Gazza!

In addition, journeyman striker David Cross explains the debt of gratitude he has to his lifelong friend Bobby Downes, the 1990s Wolves assistant manager who he got to know as a young midfielder at Rochdale.

John Barnwell, Eric Steele and Paul Walker are pictured in Peterborough colours with the Fourth Division trophy on a 1973-74 team photo and, likewise, Jim Barron and Ron Atkinson are seen on an Oxford team group from 1967-68.

Danny Hegan - lined up for Backpass readers soon.

Danny Hegan, Hugh Curran and John Richards are among those Backpass intend to spotlight soon, so do please join their growing army of readers.

The magazine is available at virtually all branches of WH Smith’s and at selected other retail outlets, such as railway stations and McColl’s newsagents.

It costs £3.80 per issue, with subscription rates available from the publishers on 01544-230317 or