Archive for March, 2012

Back! For One Issue Only

Friday, March 30th, 2012

'Allo Again To ALOB

Wolves fans have the chance to properly sign off a proud chapter in their support of the club when A Load Of Bull returns this weekend for a farewell edition. Almost 17 months on from when it was last seen on the streets, the popular fanzine is making a final curtain call and then being discontinued after 23 years and 158 issues.

Come Dine With Us – Hawkins

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Grahams United In Best Of Causes

Graham Hawkins is organising fund-raising charity dinners at Molineux and Shrewsbury's Greenhous Meadow Stadium after revealing that he has been fighting cancer for the last two and a half years. The former Wolves defender and manager, also a boyhood fan of the club, was diagnosed in August, 2009, with low-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma but is only now going public on the matter.

Emblen’s Olympic Dream Alive And Well

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Head Coach Sees Kiwis London-Bound

Neil Emblen has been inundated with 'see you back in London' messages after overseeing New Zealand's qualification for this summer's Olympic football tournament. The Kiwis became the 13th side to book their place when they emerged as Oceania representatives by beating Fiji 1-0 in their regional final yesterday.

Dear Diary, Entry Seven

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Ssssshhhh! We're Having A Get-Together

Even by our standards, the last month has been a highly eventful time, with acquaintances renewed on the High Street and at Molineux, events to arrange and promote, even some clandestine meetings. More of which - much more, in fact - in the coming weeks. Here, in the meantime, is a round-up of some of the behind-the-scenes dealings at Wolves Heroes. Mon, Feb 27: Bumped into not one but two sporting legends of Wolverhampton this afternoon. Was in deep conversation with the cycling great Hugh Porter at the foot of the escalator in Marks and Spencer when who should pop along but Peter Knowles?

A New Book To Stir The Old Gold Senses

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

208 Quality Pages Just Oozing Nostalgia

We at Wolves Heroes are delighted to have our fingerprints all over a dramatic new book chronicling the club's long and thrilling history. David Instone is the proud author of 'When Football Was Football: Wolves' - subtitled 'a nostalgic look at a century of the club' - with John Richards as writer of the foreword. The publication is part of a growing library produced on behalf of the Daily Mirror, whose magnificent photo archive in Watford forms the backbone of our efforts.

The Toast Is…..Wembley

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

League Cup Heroes Reunited

Three Wembley goalscorers, four men who played in two Wolves' League Cup final victories, several team-mates.....and 150 contented guests. Eleven former Wolves players last night attended a reunion of the club's finest two afternoons of the last 40 years when they dined and reminisced with supporters at the Copthorne Hotel, Brierley Hill.

Still Going! Owen Delighted To Stay On Treadmill

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Half A Century And Counting For Coach Who Had To Play

It was on the cards from the early 1960s that Brian Owen would one day link up again with Bill McGarry and Sammy Chung. As a prominent member of their Watford side, he developed a good enough relationship with the duo to suggest their paths might cross once more. So it proved. McGarry and Chung subsequently prospered together at Ipswich before the reunion came at Molineux eight years or so further on into Owen's extraordinarily long career in the game.

Keeping That Winning Feeling

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

'Skills' Success Brought More Silverware

Only the truly committed fan will remember but the League Cup wasn't the only trophy Wolverhampton Wanderers won in 1974. Almost five months later, Mike Bailey was being presented with another trophy in front of the TV cameras after coach Sammy Chung had taken a squad of six players to the West Country.

Wolves Youngster Is Becoming A Maine Man

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Wanderlust Of Promising Winger Who Broke Through After Molineux

“They said at Wolves that if two out of every 100 young players made it the first team, the club were happy,” says Vic Povey. Unfortunately, Vic didn’t quite make that select 2%. But he presumably wasn’t far away because he had a Football League career and then did well in overseas football.

Far East & New Zealand, 1978

Monday, March 5th, 2012

England Trip With A Molineux Flavour

England's B team tour under Bobby Robson at the end of 1977-78 wasn't only one of the longest and furthest-reaching of football trips undertaken from these shores. It was also one containing a heavy Wolves presence. But the inclusion of John Richards, Steve Daley and Mel Eves for an arduous series of games and flights around the Far East and New Zealand was only part of it.

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