Archive for December, 2015

Dear Diary Entry 51

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Helping Steve Assist An Old Pal

Friday, December 4: Enjoyed calling at the lovely house of Steve Daley in Codsall, although the man of the household was out. The purpose of the visit was to seek permission for Midlands-based author Simon Goodyear to call him for help with the Peter Withe autobiography he is helping write.

Roy Swinbourne: 1929 – 2015

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Fabulous Career That Was Robbed Of Its England Glory

To the long list of 1950s Wolverhampton Wanderers greats, we are also thankfully able to come up with a second roll of honour. Bert Williams would definitely be on there, so too Malcolm Finlayson, Bill Slater and Dennis Wilshaw, and you would find places for Eddie Stuart, Jimmy Mullen, Ron Flowers and Peter Broadbent - grouped together as proprietors of town centre businesses.

Eleven Boxing Day Blockbusters

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

Festive Thrillers From Yesteryear

What better way to look ahead to the teatime Wolves v Reading clash than to indulge ourselves with memories of notable matches from Christmases past? Here are ten of the best from Molineux Boxing Day folklore of the last 60 years, although several relate to away games....

Memories Of Cliff

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

A Family Take On South African Winger

Much more has come to light about the career and life of late former Wolves winger Cliff Durandt - thanks to two of his main inspirations. We at Wolves Heroes were delighted to hear several weeks ago from Johannesburg-based Jenny Beddie, even though the circumstances that brought us into contact were sad ones.

A Taylor Insight

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

TV Appearance For Ex-Wolves Boss

Graham Taylor is the subject of a ground-breaking TV programme to be shown early in the New Year. The full half-hour slot on Premier League World is being devoted to the career of the former Wolves and England manager after he was interviewed by them at length.

Memory Match: Wolves 2 Leeds 1

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Emlyn's Signing-Off Gift

Wolves found one unlikely scoring hero and overcame the expertise of another when they recorded a precious victory against tonight's opponents more than 35 years ago. Terry Connor, destined to become a Molineux coach many seasons later, used the visit of his beloved Leeds to the West Midlands on October 18, 1980, to plunder a headed goal after only 55 seconds.

Some Hate It Hot

Monday, December 14th, 2015

How Kindo Cracked 'Em Up And Got A Desert Island Mention

Talk of Steve Kindon's summer engagement in Azerbaijan has led to recollections of an even more obscure trip back in his playing days. The powerful former Molineux forward made an after-dinner speaking trip to Baku several months ago and further indulged his passion for travelling to 'these far-flung places' by dipping his toe in the Caspian Sea while he was there.

The Varied Life Of Brian

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Wolves-Mad Youngster Had To Go Elsewhere For His Big Chance

We wrote late last month about the extraordinary lengths to which Charles Bamforth will go in order to track down interviewees for this website. The story of his chase of Brian Thompson, which we posted on November 26, was a substantial read itself. Here, now, are the fruits of that pursuit, based on an interview with the late 1960s Molineux reserve.

Those Never To Be Forgotten Nights…..

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

OGG Places Spotlight On Euro Conquests

Issue four of Old Gold Glory is now out - and will be on sale at Molineux for Friday's Wolves v Nottingham Forest clash. The publication packs a heavyweight punch, well stocked as it is with columns by Wolves players and professional writers.

On Wards And Up Wards For Barry

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

A Change At Last - After 47 Years

Barry Powell is relishing a new working life outside the sport that has been his professiona for almost half a century. The former Wolves player and coach has been employed for the last few months as a clinical support worker not far from his home at Warwick Hospital.

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