Archive for March, 2015

Search For An Old Pal Comes To A Big Finnish

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Time For Some Catching Up

David Wintersgill has been reconnected with an overseas football friend from his distant past - thanks to Wolves Heroes and the wonders of the Internet. The early-1980s Molineux reserve still fondly recalls the three seasons he had in the Finnish League and is delighted to have been put back in touch with a welcoming face from his time there.

50 Today – Wolves’ Ultimate Goal King

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Birthday Greetings To Bully

Time was when 50 equated to the number of goals Steve Bull banged in during a season. The figure now has a slightly different interpretation to him! To celebrate the Molineux hero's milestone day, we thought we would retrace some of the quirky happenings in his career - and perhaps reveal one or two new ones.

When Wolves Were Promotion Party Bystanders

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Champagne Was All Boro's During Distressing Weekend

Few teams turned Wolves as green with envy in the 1990s as Middlesbrough, who achieved promotion no fewer than three times in the decade while the wait for Premier League football at Molineux dragged frustratingly on. And the first of that hat-trick of Teessiders triumphs was secured during an extraordinary weekend of arson attacks that painted a surreal backcloth to the decisive last-afternoon clash of the two clubs.

Filling In Some More Gaps

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Extra Insight Into Keeper Who Briefly Dislodged Lofty

We at Wolves Heroes are delighted to have been contacted by a second member of late former Molineux keeper John Oldfield's family. More than 18 months ago, our emailed enquiry to the Huddersfield Examiner in search of information about John's post-football life brought a good response from their readers.

Back With A Bang

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Enduring Publication With Lots For Wolves Lovers

Issue 43 of the successful football retro magazine Backpass contains the usual substantial content as far as Wolves supporters are concerned. A two-page feature on Steve Kindon, complete with photo of his most famous Molineux goal, is an obvious highlight - especially as it is written by Mike Young, the Blackpool-based son of former Wolves historian and author Percy Young.

An Anniversary Week Like Few Other

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Every Day A Milestone

This, over the years and decades, has been some week for Wolverhampton Wanderers. John Hendley's 2009 book Wolves On This Day is a constant companion to us here and we are indebted to the publication for reminding us of some major anniversaries that deserve acknowledging in the middle of this month.

Wolves: A Worldwide Institution

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Collectors-Item Book Charts Epic Travels Across The Globe

Wolves Heroes' sister company are to this year publish a quality hard-back book dedicated solely to the club's far-reaching and at times ground-breaking travels across the world. The coffee-table publication, by David Instone, will be out in the autumn at the latest and will contain only photos and text relating to games played overseas.

Les Longing For Emotional Trip Home

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Dinner Date Brings A Special Visit From Vancouver

Les Wilson is to mark his newly-gained status as a member of the Wolves Former Players Association by flying from Vancouver next month to the organisation's first dinner for several years. The popular Molineux utility man from the 1960s and early 1970s was last at the club when he made a special journey in for the funeral of Derek Dougan in the summer of 2007.

Turner On His Recipe For Success

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Manager Reveals Flaws In The Style He Changed

So how did Wolves come by the ways that saw them clean up so spectacularly in the lower divisions more than a quarter of a century ago? Were they playing to a specific style devised by Graham Turner? Did he have clear methods in mind and then go and sign the players to implement his ways? Answers are now at hand.....

How Jimmy Mac Broke Underdogs’ Hearts

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Free-kick Special Opened Up Wembley Way

Talk in the 1970s about questionable set-pieces that were conjured up by players who had either served Wolves or were destined to do so wasn't confined to Willie Carr, Ernie Hunt and that infamous routine for Coventry against Everton. Some five and a half years after that astonishing goal at Highfield Road, Jim McCalliog was at the centre of another combination that some would say was brilliantly innovative and others, especially those in the rival camp, would claim as borderline illegal.

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