Archive for September, 2016

Graham Hawkins: 1946 – 2016

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Loyal Servant Chalked Up The Full Set Of Roles

And so another one leaves us ahead of his time. Graham Hawkins - tall, bronzed and with a physique to be seriously envied - has gone at the age of 70. It's bad enough when we bid our farewells to Wolves favourites in their 80s and 90s. This seems way too young to be saying goodbye.

Thanks, Lads……We Will Always Be Grateful

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

McFarland Recalls Last-Night Molineux Tension

Roy McFarland has spoken of the enormous debt of gratitude he and his Derby team-mates have to Wolves - almost four and a half decades on from their counterparts in the West Midlands giving them the ultimate helping hand. McFarland, Roger Davies and Henry Newton, as well as the much younger Michael Johnson, were the Rams' representatives at the charity golf day featuring a number of ex-Wolves players at Astbury Hall last week.

A Victim Of Molineux Circumstance

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Brief Wolves Stay Was Followed By Fulfilling Life As A Saint

Terry Paine, the legendary Southampton winger who was part of the 1966 World Cup winning squad, did not hesitate over his nomination for a central midfielder in his best Saints XI. “Ken Wimshurst......a great passer of the ball, with good vision," he said. "He always gave me good service and, at the end of the day, that was what was needed.”

Hibby’s Latest Long Drive

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Ken On Course With Old Pals

Bridgnorth was today added to Kenny Hibbitt's list of early-season destinations when he checked in for a sizeable reunion of the much-loved 1970s Wolves. The legendary Molineux midfielder has already included Bournemouth, Southampton and Swansea in his 2016-17 Premier League travels and was at Sunday's Watford v Manchester United game while several of his long-time team-mates were playing in their golf day at Wrottersley Park.

Fore! McAlle In The Firing Line

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Surprise Handicap For Popular Defender

"As tough a player as I ever saw," said Steve Daley of John McAlle on the pretty fairways of Wrottersley Park Golf Club today. So why did he make the pronouncement in that setting? What was the trigger?

Eves And Robson……Their Happy Returns!

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Birthday Boy Found Boss A Breath Of Fresh Air

Mel Eves has used the week of his 60th birthday to let us in on a fond 'reconnection' with the international manager he relished working with. We have written on here at length in the past about the lifelong Wolves fan's successful late call-up to a 1978 England B tour of Australasia and the Far East that was undertaken with Bobby Robson at the helm and former Molineux player-coach Brian Owen at his side.

Passing Away of Proud Youth Cup Winner

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Sadness At News Of Cullis Cubs' Skipper

We at Wolves Heroes would like to add our own condolences to those received by the family of Granville Palin, the former Wolves youngster who has died at the age of 76. No-one is ever going to displace Ted Farmer as the star turn in the 1958 FA Youth Cup final against Chelsea - the most famous match in which Wolves have ever been involved at anything other than first-team level.

It’s Out…….Well, Nearly!

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Publisher's Pride At Superb End Product

Advance copies of the unique They Wore The Shirt book have arrived in the West Midlands - and project mastermind Steve Plant has declared himself thrilled at what he has seen. The book is still more than three weeks away from publication early in October but will be off the presses very soon and heading for Molineux and beyond.

Big Sam And His European Cup Influence

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

How New National Boss Fired Up Chung's Wolves

Sam Allardyce may not have won any of football's major honours but we consider it appropriate and opportune to mark the passing of his ultimately successful first England game by recalling how he helped Nottingham Forest become European champions. The chain of events is somewhat contrived and the story has been told before but his arrival as an international manager at the age of 61 makes this as good a time as any for another airing.

Dear Diary Entry 59

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

Daley Back On Familiar Territory

Saturday, August 6: Was surprised to bump into Steve Daley in the press room before Wolves' historic game at Rotherham this afternoon. New owners, new head coach, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson revealed as the 1,000th man to play League football for the club - but there was also a nod to the past

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