Archive for May, 2015

Villa Favourite On His Wolves Connections

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Cup Final Day Cue To Profile Favourite From Across The Patch

Every so often, we ask a former player without any direct Wolves links to open up on how matches against the club, or dealings with Molineux favourites, have impacted on his life and career. When we put that question to Neil Rioch recently, on the occasion of our interview with him for the Backpass nostalgia magazine, we got more than we bargained for.

Andy King Passes Away

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Tribute To 1980s Midfielder

We at Wolves Heroes were saddened to hear today of the death of 1980s Molineux midfielder Andy King at the age of only 58. The Luton-born player had still been working in the game as a scout at newly-promoted Milton Keynes Dons.

Jase The Ace…..But Wolves Rejected Him

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Striking Discovery That Turned To Nothing

By common consent, Wolves in the Mark McGhee reign were too keen to buy too many players who were too old. Keith Curle, Iwan Roberts, Steve Sedgley, Fernando Gomez, Steve Claridge, Paul Simpson.....decent performers all but men on whom the re-sale value was minimal or, more often, zero. They largely added up to quick, costly fixes.

Don’t Worry, Ref……I’ll Book Myself

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

A Name-Taking With A Difference

If you thought Kenny Hibbitt might be embarrassed these days about the most famous of his many altercations with football officials, forget it. In the assessor's role he has filled for more than a decade, the Molineux legend is a constant match-day companion to Premier League referees and their assistants.

When Molineux Rocked – Over And Over And Over

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Home Was At Its Sweetest In Sensational Run

When managers and players talk about the need for making their home ground a fortress, what level of impregnability are they seeking? In Wolves' colourful and illustrious history, it is doubtful whether Molineux has ever had the same aura as it did across eight truly golden months in 1957.

Not Such A Black Outlook

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

John's Praise For His Care South Of The Border

As a proud Scotsman, John Black must have found the Molineux dressing room a fun place to be in the 1970s. His country tended to qualify for World Cup finals and England didn't......imagine the potential banter for he, Frank Munro, Willie Carr and Billy Rafferty in that! Some four decades on, though, the former winger has nothing but praise for the rehab department at the new home of English football after spending several weeks there following an operation over the winter to fit him with a replacement knee.

The Zaniest Four Rounds Around!

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Don Switches From FL72 to 72 Holes

Two summers ago, we told the story of how Don Goodman trekked up and down the Grand Canyon among a group of former footballers to raise money for the Children Today charity. Now, we are happy to report on how he plans to boost the coffers of a cause much closer to home by playing a round of golf in each of four countries on one day in the second half of next month.

The Standards To Aim For

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

Food For Thought For Modern-Day Duo

In adding our own congratulations to Johnny Hancocks (posthumously) and John McAlle on their induction into Molineux's Hall of Fame, we have been surveying the present-day Wolves squad in search of others who might one day follow in their footsteps. By common consent, Kenny Jackett, like Mick McCarthy a few years ago, has developed a hungry squad; one full of decent lads with a determination to improve and some awareness of the club's rich history.

To The Manor Born

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

The Lure Of The City Of Spires

This time last year, we posted a piece detailing several lesser-known playing links between Leicester and Wolves. Now, as a belated follow-up, we look at the high number of players who headed south from Molineux to Oxford more than half a century ago and etched their names into football history there.

Dear Diary Entry 43

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Exiled Midlander Drops In On Derby Meeting

Saturday, April 11: Seeing former Wolves and Blues defender Joe Gallagher in the press room at today's West Midlands derby clash at St Andrew's was no big surprise. His duties with the Press Association mean he is often there. More surprising was the sight of Leon Clarke appearing in the guests' seats alongside us some 20 minutes into the game.

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