Archive for August, 2014

Pierce Coup Helps Make For A Successful Debut

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Keeper Retraced As Part Of League Cup Winners Tribute

A new Wolves magazine has pulled off an opening-issue scoop by tracking down Gary Pierce after the keeper's latest few years off the radar. We at Wolves Heroes were delighted to track the surprise 1974 League Cup final hero when we knocked on his door in Bury in April, 2009, but he subsequently disappeared out of reach again until social media came to the rescue.

In Memory Of Waggy

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Family Bowled Over By Turn-Out

Dave Wagstaffe's passing has been marked a year on by friends of his in the corner of England that he came to regard as his second home. The first staging of a memorial bowls competition bearing the winger's name has been held on the green at the Old Glasson Caravan Park, near Lancaster, where he liked to escape at every opportunity.

Holmes The Amateur

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Another Bill Lined Up Alongside Slater For His Country

Kenneth Hunt stands alone as the most famous amateur footballer in Wolves' proud history. The Reverend, as he was also known, played for the club in an FA Cup final victory, won amateur and full caps and even picked up an Olympic gold medal as part of Great Britain's victorious team of 1908.

Molineux Man’s Maracana Memories

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Winger On His Trip To World Cup Final Venue

Okay, we'll be honest.......we messed up a bit with this story. We would have been better served using it a couple of months ago, when we were looking for posts of a World Cup or Brazilian blend. But the tale of a former Wolves man setting foot in the Maracana Stadium has to be worth an airing at any time. John Black, a Molineux fringe man of the late 1970s, clearly doesn't only do what might be called ordinary holidays and watched last month's Germany v Argentina final with an extra relish.

Not A Patch On The Old Man – Or Is He?

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Emerging Cauley A Threat To Wolves

Martin Patching watched from the sidelines as Wolves did battle with Rotherham on Saturday. He was back at the New York Stadium for the clash with another of his former clubs, Watford, tonight. Tomorrow, though, he will be a distant follower of the action as his son takes his expected place in the Fulham squad for the visit of Kenny Jackett's men to Craven Cottage.

Dear Diary Entry 35

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Got It! A Job For Rob

Monday, July 21: Delighted to read that Rob Edwards - always an approachable and dependable character during his years as a Wolves player - had got the under-18 coaching position at the club. I had recently bumped into him, when he was suited and booted and sitting in the foyer at Molineux, while he was awaiting his job interview.

A Lorry Load Of Stobart Stories

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

The Boy Loy On Family Pride

An excellent new publication bearing Barry Stobart's name on the front cover has followed the return to these shores of the 1960 FA Cup finalist's youngest son, Loy. Barry's death 12 months ago came while Loy was living in Antigua with his family but they are now resident in Bournemouth and relishing a recent entry to the book shelves.

Wolves And The Charity Shield

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Moderate Success In Showpiece Game

To coincide with today's Community Shield clash at Wembley, we look back to Wolves' five appearances in the fixture - all of them played when it was known as the Charity Shield. Note the date......the Charity Shield hasn't always been a curtain-raiser to a season. Sixty-five years ago, FA Cup holders Wolves travelled to North London for a Wednesday afternoon autumn meeting with League champions Pompey.

Up One! JR Climbs The Top Ten

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Recount Increases Richards Appearance Tally

More than 30 years on from the end of his phenomenal Molineux playing career, John Richards has had an extra game added to his statistics. The figure most ingrained in the mind from the striker's legendary service to the club is 194 - the number of first-team goals he scored.

Life After Wolves Proves A Shoe-In

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Steve's Lengthy Post-Molineux Trawl

“If you cut me, I bleed football. I eat and breathe it.” Small wonder, then, that Steve Crompton is still actively involved in the game almost 40 years after he functioned as top gun with six goals in Wolves' run to the 1975-76 FA Youth Cup final. The bustling Crompton was good enough to front the line for the Wales Under-15 Schoolboy side, a team who also included Eddie Niedzwiecki, Terry Boyle and Ian Walsh.

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