But All For A Good Cause
We have today updated the Welcome area of this site in order to further publicise the Jim Heath tribute day at St Georges Cricket Club in Telford tomorrow. As we will be using this same area to provide an outline of the day’s events as soon as possible afterwards, we are not posting a regular item in the News area today – and don’t plan to do so again until Tuesday. We trust, given the circumstances, that you will understand the change of arrangements.
Molineux The Final Resting Place For Legend
Frank Munro is to be granted his dying wish by having his ashes scattered at Molineux. A blessing for the much-loved former Wolves defender is to be held on Friday, August 16, when members of his far-flung family descend again on the stadium at which he was a major crowd favourite for a decade.
Striker’s Grand Canyon Trek A Vital Money Spinner
Don Goodman is home and cherishing some memories of a lifetime after boosting a successful money-raising effort with a hike up and down the Grand Canyon. The former Wolves striker was one of six former footballers in a group of over 30 who descended on Arizona for a series of challenges in support of the Children Today charity.
Author’s Insight Into Cullis’s Successor
We are grateful to long-time East Midlands radio reporter Colin Slater for using his memoirs to provide an interesting slant on one of the lesser-known Wolves managers of the last half a century. The octogenarian Radio Nottingham correspondent has covered well over 2,000 Notts County matches and reveals in his book how he played a part in tempting Andy Beattie to the world’s oldest football club soon after the Scot’s short stay at Molineux in the mid-1960s.
ELO: Extra Lively Occasion!
Sunday, May 19: Saw quite a healthy sprinkling of former Wolves men at the first 5-5 draw I’ve ever witnessed – between Albion and Manchester United. In fact, it’s the first game I’ve attended that has contained ten or more goals. Met the midfielder Paul Jones coming out of the ground and, from afar, also saw Keith Downing, Kevin Keen and Eric Steele on the touchline. Maybe Darren Ferguson was also there as it was his dad’s 1,500th and final game as United manager.
Greetings From All To Sir Jack On His Big Day
In adding our own warm wishes to Sir Jack Hayward on the occasion of his 90th birthday today, we considered it appropriate to remind ourselves of a few highlights and momentous happenings from his time at Wolves. As he was at the helm at the club for 17 years, how about these 17 things to remember him by – some of them stretching back to before his £2.1m purchase of the shares in 1990?
Viking Wolves Remind Us Of JR’s Norwegian Visit
It took our friends in Norway to remind us of the fact but there was a time when England’s under-21s actually won when they travelled to take on their counterparts from the land of fjords and glaciers. Far from the gloom of the 3-1 weekend defeat and today’s follow-up loss to hosts Israel, plus the accompanying rant in between from Stuart Pearce about the non-availability of fringe senior players, we used to hold sway over such opponents with plenty to spare – and with healthy West Midlands representation in the line-up.
Big Turn-Out A Tribute To Jim
A cricket match in memory of late Wolves Heroes contributor Jim Heath at the end of this month is set to carry a strong Molineux flavour. The game is being staged on Sunday, June 30 at Telford-based St Georges, where Jim was both fixture secretary and a junior coach, and where his son Jack is a promising batsman.
Expanding Magazine Makes Its Usual Generous Nod To Molineux
Wolves have their usual generous mentions in the latest issue of the expanding football retro magazine Backpass. The first two features in the glossy 64-page publication are about former Molineux strikers, in fact – albeit ones who achieved most of their fame elsewhere.
Peter Withe is interviewed at length by Stafford-based writer Phil Shaw and outlines the influence of Derek Dougan, Bill McGarry and others on his early career in the Football League.
Answer At Last In Family Puzzle
We at Wolves Heroes have helped clear up a long-standing mystery in the life of Les Wilson – but the outcome has left our close friend a little disappointed. For several years, the Vancouver-based former Molineux utility player had dared to believe there was a link between his playing career here and the current Manchester United team he follows so avidly from afar.