Archive for June, 2011

A Very Happy Eastoe!

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Forward Nominated In Dream Team

Peter Eastoe has been named in a best all-time X1 - but not for his contribution at Wolves. The young early 1970s Wanderers forward is one of three former Molineux men selected in the star line-up, which covers well over 30 years of football. The other two are Ernie Hunt and Glenn Hoddle - a disclosure that will lead the more enlightened to work out that we're talking of a Swindon Town dream team from across the decades.

A Trophy For The Molineux Cabinet

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Texaco Cup Heroics: Part Two

In what was described as a 'wistful' glance back at the Texaco Cup, Wolves fanatic Jim Heath referred to the competition in a When Saturday Comes article a decade ago as 'a kind of British Isles Cup for also-rans.' He also said it heralded the game’s modernisation, with corporate sponsorship being cautiously welcomed in the form of the £100,000 the oil giant sunk into the venture.

The Time Of Mr Chic Brodie

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Jinxed Keeper Whose Career Was Ended By A Dog

Is Chic Brodie the unluckiest goalkeeper ever to have lived? Having had the good fortune to once play in a 1961 Aldershot v Stoke FA Cup second replay at Molineux - and so have the chance to impress Stan Cullis - he went on to be blighted by several bizarre happenings that appear to prove fact is indeed stranger than fiction.

Some Essential Summer Reading

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

Backpass Hitting The Spot

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.

Nixon Happy To Turn Back Clock

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Eric Well Used To The Big Arena

Don't expect Eric Nixon to be struck down by nerves when he pulls on Wolves' colours again this weekend. The man who made history around his 1986-87 Molineux loan stay by becoming the first footballer to play in all four divisions of the Football League in the same season is as near to match-sharp as a 48-year-old can be!

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