Archive for September, 2013

Backpass A Must Once More

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Magazine That's High On Wolves Interest

We make no apologies for once more publicising the many virtues of Backpass as issue 31 hits the shelves. Wolves fans always seem to be well served by this high-quality nostalgia magazine and the latest offering is no exception. On a sad note, Ivan Ponting - football's top obituary writer - has written moving lengthy tributes to Dave Wagstaffe and Barry Stobart while, much earlier in the 64-page publication, there are Molineux twists amid the recognition of landmarks concerning George Best and Bill Shankly.

Kindo’s Brush With The Best

Friday, September 27th, 2013

A Hat-Trick Served Up On A Plate By George

It is 50 years this month since George Best made his League debut for Manchester United in a 1-0 home victory over Albion. This momentous occasion and a multitude of other stories and events are covered in the latest issue of Backpass, about which more will be written on this site next week. For now, though, by way of a tribute to the magnificent Ulsterman - a boyhood Wolves fan, don't forget - we leave the stage clear for Steve Kindon.

Dear Diary, Entry 25

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

More Reflections On Mass Tribute

Thursday, August 22: A day to feel both sad and proud; Dave Wagstaffe's funeral. What a turn-out! Sat in church behind Kenny Hibbitt and John Richards and their wives. John did one of the readings. My own 'speaking' part was much more low-key - an interview by phone with Paul Franks at BBC WM during the refreshments back at Molineux afterwards.

On Course For A New Record

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Golfers Have A Real Ball

Yesterday's second staging of the Ex Wolves Players Golf Day is being hailed as an even bigger success than last year - with bookings already pouring in for 2014 as well. The event was graced by the appearance of a full 11-strong line-up of former Molineux men - Phil Parkes, Geoff Palmer, Steve Daley, Steve Kindon, John Richards, Terry Wharton, Kenny Hibbitt, Mel Eves, Barry Powell, Robbie Dennison and Dale Rudge.

When Holsy Met Eric

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Dressing Room Laughs For Veteran Wolves Defender

John Holsgrove has let us in on his dalliances with the showbiz world after a photo of him with one of the 20th century's great entertainers came to our attention. Wolves supporters of a certain age will know that the lanky defender was a Shadows fan who enjoyed an occasional strum on the guitar.

A Son’s Tribute

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Moving Words In Memory Of Barry

On Thursday, John Richards and David Instone attended Barry Stobart's funeral and saw to it that we could post a detailed first-hand account of proceedings. We now present the moving tribute penned by his Antigua-based youngest son Loy and read out in church in his absence by his brother Sean.

A Star That Shone Bright Over Two Towns

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Friendships Reaffirmed In Honour Of Wolves And Willenhall Favourite

When talk turns to what is occasionally referred to on this site as the Wolverhampton Wanderers family, the term is not always aimed only at the players, officials and supporters. It can be used to embrace the loyal womenfolk as well. And rarely has the deep-rooted female network around Molineux been more in evidence than at the funeral of Barry Stobart in Wolverhampton today.

Crocked Froggy Now Finished For Good

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Unlucky Winger Regrets Latest Comeback

Steve Froggatt has declared what was left of his playing career to be well and truly over after misfortune in a charity match left him struggling in his 'day job'. The mid-1990s Wolves winger or wing-back was persuaded to pull on his boots once more for a game at the currently under-used Ricoh Arena, only to sustain a serious injury that has left him on crutches.

From Yorkshire With Hope

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Youngster Beat A Familiar Path South

Time was when there were plenty of footballers who switched into white flannels come the summer to play cricket at the highest level. There surely haven’t been many, though, who have had to decide between our main winter sport and rugby. One such was Ian Arkwright, from that fine crop of youngsters that rose to prominence at Molineux in the late 1970s.

Fondly Remembered: John Oldfield

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

In-And-Out Stay For Keeper

It was said that John Oldfield made Wolves history by saving penalties in successive games against Arsenal and Liverpool more than 40 years ago. What is surely beyond any doubt is that he is unique in performing such unlikely heroics and then being dropped for the next match.

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