And The Toast Is……..Wembley 74
Fewer in number but still high on spirit, the Boys of 74 have gone their separate ways again after fondly marking the 40th anniversary of their famous League Cup final heroics against Manchester City. Four of the 12 who defied the odds with that pulsating Wembley victory were joined by four others of a similar vintage, plus two from a few years later, at a charity golf day at Shifnal yesterday.
Prolific Marksman Recalls The Knack That Brought Him To Wolves
We were delighted to help connect our counterparts on Merseyside with the former Everton and Wolves man Frank Wignall recently – and are now indebted to them for providing us with several little-known new snippets from the one-time England forward’s career. The 74-year-old started his professional football life at Goodison Park, although the article on www.bluekipper.com reminds us that he actually played for Horwich RMI in the Lancashire Combination prior to that at a time when his ‘proper job’ was as an apprentice aircraft engineer at de Havilland.
Happy Story That Stretches To Oregon And Back
With the possible exception of another 1970s figure, Gerry O’Hara, the term ‘local lad’ probably applies to Martin Loftus more than anyone who has ever donned the gold and black. He was born on Waterloo Road. If you chat to him these days, though, you would never imagine it, speaking as he does with a rich Irish accent.
Booked In For A GP Appointment
Geoff Palmer has agreed to step in as the next Wolves legend to be interviewed at length on here by his former Molineux team-mate John Richards. Our popular Q & A section already contains lengthy pieces on Bert Williams, Mike Bailey, Andy Thompson, Kenny Hibbitt, Matt Murray, Derek Parkin, Don Goodman, Dave Wagstaffe, Neil Emblen, John McAlle, Mike Stowell and JR himself.
Normal Service To Be Resumed Very Soon
May we please just say sorry for the lull in the usual level of stories and news on Wolves Heroes. This break from routine is due to circumstances beyond our control but we can promise that it will be business as usual in the very near future.
Favourites Crowned, Now For The Home Town Club!
Martin Patching is hoping for a home win when the play-off circus roll into town tonight – as a way of ensuring he gets another close-up of his beloved Wolves in 2014-15. The former Molineux midfielder was back at the club of his dreams for the 6-4 Good Friday spectacular against Rotherham after also witnessing the 3-3 draw between the sides in South Yorkshire in December.
Bobby Gets A Job Where It All Began
Bobby Saxton was content enough with the less-than-taxing role in the dug-out he was handed at the game that brought the curtain down on this triumphant Molineux season. He would have been happier still had he been thrown the task of showing what he could do on the other side of that white line five and a half decades ago.
Your Chance To Tee Off With The Stars
Just when we thought the 40th anniversary of Wolves’ first League Cup triumph was passing by uncelebrated, along comes an opportunity to re-assemble at least a few of Bill McGarry’s Wembley winners in happy circumstances. The Boys of 74 have become reasonably far-spread and even sadly depleted in recent years but a good smattering of them, with one or two reinforcements, are due to be back together at the end of this month.
Internet Ensures We Inhabit An Ever-Shrinking World
Tuesday, April 8: Was surprised to receive a phone call out of the blue from Dick Le Flem in Guernsey. The mid-1960s Molineux winger had read on Wolves Heroes that Alan Hinton, the man who was sold to Nottingham Forest by Stan Cullis in part-exchange for him, was planning to write his autobiography, so he asked us to put Alan in touch with him if he wanted.
No Cards, But A Quality Double Booking
Steve Daley has voiced his approval of Kenny Jackett’s Wolves revolution after both replacing him and meeting him in the public spotlight this week. British football’s one-time costliest player stood in for the head coach on Monday night in addressing a meeting of Wolverhampton Referees’ Association at The Clarendon in Chapel Ash.