Fearless Keeper Shone As Bert’s Successor
It seems strange to reflect that the only goalkeeper to win two League Championship medals with Wolves once doubted his right to become a first-team regular. It’s even more peculiar when you consider that his uncertainty was based on the events of a game in which the goals were flying past Bert Williams.
Death Of Malcolm Finlayson Announced
We at Wolves Heroes would like to add our condolences to those that have been pouring in since the death of Malcolm Finlayson, one of the club’s greatest-ever goalkeepers. The 84-year-old died at Dudley’s Russells Hall Hospital yesterday after suddenly being taken ill.
Assisting With The Switch-On, Again And Again
Alongside several of the away friendlies and testimonials listed in the Wolves record books are games marked ‘OL’. The fact that five of these matches were in 1953 casts some light – if you will pardon the pun – on what the abbreviation stands for. That was the year the original famous Molineux floodlights were installed.
Sky Blue Sharp-Shooters Who Came To Molineux
Sunday, October 19: Read an article about the youngest goalscorers in Coventry’s history and was surprised to see three former Wolves players in the top ten. Willie Carr was fifth after netting against Charlton in the 1967-68 FA Cup at the age of 18 years 21 days, Bobby Gould ninth (v Mansfield, League Cup, 1964-65, 18 years 124 days) and Steve Sedgley tenth (v Oldham, League Cup, 1986-87, 18 years 155 days).
Eagerly-Awaited Follow-Up Has Much To Offer
Issue two of Old Gold Glory goes on sale this weekend, with the accent on celebrating the fact that it’s now 60 years since Wolves won the League Championship for the first time. Several of the club’s title triumphs are being celebrated in the retro magazine, which was successfully launched earlier this autumn.
Wolves Fan Geoff On Living The Dream
Q: Geoff, many thanks for your loyal service at Molineux. Fans who saw you play still talk fondly about you today. It must have been an amazing experience to play for Wolves, the team you supported while at school in Cannock. Who was your favourite player or players? (From Berlin Wolf)
Funeral Of Well-Decorated Defender Who Lived The Dream
Eddie Stuart wasn’t alone in landing on these shores from South Africa and arriving at Molineux in pursuit of his football dreams. What sets him apart from the likes of Des Horne, Cliff Durandt and the lesser seen Tommy McMullan, though, was that his was a story of enduring success and contentment.
Hinton Helps Honour Midfielder Who Shone At Home And Away
Les Wilson has praised his good friend Alan Hinton for welcoming Alan Hudson back to America’s West Coast and helping the stricken Chelsea star in his time of need. The former England midfielder, who was revealed by us early last year to have once briefly been a target for Wolves, has recently paid a return visit to Seattle Sounders for the first time in 31 years.
It wasn’t just the renowed 1950s Wolverhampton Wanderers half-back line that opposition forwards had to get past to catch a glimpse of Bert Williams or Malcolm Finlayson. Usually, among the powerhouses still blocking the way to goal was Eddie Stuart.
Selfless New-Book Gesture By Lifelong Fan
A supporter’s perspective on a happy 12 months.A lifelong Wolves fan is making a huge charitable gesture by donating the entire proceeds of his new book about the club. Martyn Pritchard is self-publishing a diary covering Wolves’ runaway, record-breaking title triumph in League One last season and their impressive early weeks back in the Championship.