Archive for May, 2016

Great Course, Great Cause

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Molineux Favourites Aid Start Of Big Push

A sell-out golf day featuring five former Wolves players has given a spectacular kick-start to a charity-driven forthcoming book about the club's iconic colours. Kenny Hibbitt, Steve Daley, Mel Eves, Phil Parkes and Phil Nicholls were among the 70 players at sun-kissed Enville for a tournament that has raised £3,300 for Birmingham Children's Hospital's cancer unit.

Match Of Our Millennium!

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Magical Memories Of Day It All Came Right

We tend not to be so hot on Wolves' more recent anniversaries on this website - particularly those from the 21st century - but thought we would make an exception as it is 13 years today since the club's only triumph in the play-offs. May 26, 2003, was the day Wolves finally got it right both in reaching the Premier League and mastering the end-of-season overtime that will occupy our TV screens this coming weekend.

Boys Of 66 On Well-Trodden Wolves Territory

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Another Hush-Hush 'Invasion' By Alf's Heroes

Small and exclusive though it is, the village of Brocton always seems to resonate with Wolves players from past decades. Ask them where the annual pre-season slog for fitness was often based under Stan Cullis, Bill McGarry and others - and the name of this well-to-do dot on the Staffordshire map is likely to trip off the tongue when they mention the punishing Cannock Chase hills.

50 Up!

Friday, May 20th, 2016

A High-Class Half Century

We have pleasure in sending warm congratulations to our good friends at Backpass on the notable occasion of them bringing out their 50th issue. This is a nostalgia magazine of the highest calibre and, served as it is by a host of Midlands-based writers, has always been rich in Wolves content.

Wolves In Different Clothing

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

You Couldn't Make It Up!

Tom Bennett played, Andy Mutch was on the substitutes' bench and Paul Cook was not only in the starting line-up - he scored the winner. There was a place for Eric Nixon in goal and Sean Connelly and Tony Dinning were others on view.

Mouth-Watering Outlook For Stowell And Friends

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

Big Time Is Here For Wolves Favourite

It would probably be just as well for Mike Stowell and all those other King Power Stadium heroes if there is no Leicester win/Tottenham defeat combination of results on the final day of the Premier League season tomorrow. What already seems scarcely believable would surely further enter the realms of fantasy if the champions' lead stretches as far as 13 points and makes theirs the biggest winning margin in the top flight since Manchester United in 1999.

Player Turnover Going Up And Up

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Debut Day With Wolves An Increasingly Regular Thing

Kenny Jackett has more than a promotion and a near miss on his Molineux CV. He is also very much 'top end' in handing debuts to Wolves players. Having just overseen his 150th match in charge of the club, the head coach can look back on three years of high turnover in terms of permanent signings, loan captures and the blooding of youngsters developed on his adopted patch.

Missed It!

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

Continental Jaunt That Evaded Our Researchers

Wolves Heroes' sister company Thomas Publications are grateful to super-fan Peter Abbott for delving into his massive memory bank and recalling a little-known trip the club made approaching 40 years ago. Soon after the well-read Wolves All Over The World book hit the shelves in the autumn, Peter - one of the faithful first purchasers - let it be known that he thought a brief hop across the Channel had been overlooked in the text.

A Phew From Hugh…….Leicester Have Turned The Tables!

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Foxes Cup Finalist Who Tasted Heartbreak At Hands Of Spurs

It would be stretching a point to say Hugh McIlmoyle has just emerged from 55 years of hurt through Leicester's successful, unbelievable sealing of the Premier League crown. But the centre-forward, who had a prolific Wolves spell in the mid-1960s, is nevertheless thrilled at the title race outcome as he nurses vivid memories of the day he and his fellow Foxes went head-to-head against Tottenham with another of the game's major honours at stake.

Aussie-Based Keeper Who Missed Out At Wolves

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Return Call Put Paid To Hopes Of A Molineux Career

Several weeks ago, we were asked by supporter and keen Wolves Heroes follower Kevin Jones whether we could shed any light as to why a Ron Tilsed happened to be in goal in a Central League derby against Albion at Molineux in 1971-72. We entrusted Charles Bamforth, who has 'form' for tracking down individuals on our behalf, to see if he could locate our man....

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